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Published: Sunday, July 19 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Millsap fan

You go O'Connor! Tell that lazy butt, only in it for himself, stinker where to go!!!

Kevin O'Connor

doesn't need to tell Boozer where to go. He gets to CONTROL where Boozer will go (or not) - at least for the coming season.

All Boozer's talk does, whether intentional on his part or not, is manipulate the situation and put pressure on Utah to move him. Other teams aren't as likely to do a good deal for Utah if the other team feels the Jazz don't have much choice. It would serve Boozer right if Utah decided to keep him during his contract year after getting no good trade offers. Boozer would have to play at his best and be a team player and avoid injury even if he's a lame duck (metaphor intended), otherwise he won't get the raise he seems to think is so important.

An incredible joke

The player had to tell the agent to be calm? While it is great to be great to your family, give the uncle 2 percent of the contract and hire a real agent. This is making Millsap look like a simpleton who doesn't know enough to get the best representation, which he isn't.

Unfunny but definitely a joke.

We all...

love Milsap because of what he's come from (2nd round pick) and how hard he works. We're all looking forward to having him back. One bit of advice for Milsap though-settle with your agents and then fire them quickly. I followed this process all the way through and read all the quotes. I can truly says that Milsap's "representatives" are clowns. This is evident in the fact that Milsap had to distance himself from anything they said after this was all over with. I mean agents can be ridiculous anyway, but these guys were complete bafoons in their comments and tactics. Despite this, I am glad to say WELCOME BACK PAUL MILSAP!

todd from santa ana "yet again"

over and over the madness continues. Why committ Brewer when this remains the question #2 guard?

Boozer for Prince why cannot the 2 parties get this done? Dumars is in a trading mood make it happen..This would be a GREAT TRADE (forgot sloanaholics afraid of change)long, lean, excellent defender, clutch player, still young enough, world champion BILLUPS TYPE INFLUENCE>

louisiana jazz man

you can put up with a lot from your agent uncle when he took you off the football field and taught you to play basketball. dont know were he found the other agent must have been cheap. contract turned out preety sweet tho. dont know if they had anything to do with it. if they did alot more players may sign with them. tend to belive it was more portlands gm

fire your agents

Millsap needs to fire those low life agents - if I've ever seen a cheap hussler it is them. And I'm pretty sure they had nothing with the Jazz signing Millsap, they wanted him back and that's all.


The outcome would have been the same if Paul had agents or not. He is just a nice guy that wanted to "pack" his uncle on his shoulders for a few sweet paychecks, (you know, make him feel important).

Simmons and Vartanian

are bad agents. Their comments between the offer sheet and the match accomplished absolutely nothing but to irritate Jazz fans.

Vartanian says it was all business? If its all business, try acting like a professional.


probly would have liked to go to portland. thats why they said he would. young strong team he would have got paid the same probly come off the bench less min probly a better coach. utah going to have to work his butt off more of a chance to get hurt. no center to help underneath list goes on and on . no his agents had nothing to do with him signing to utah they probly dident try he wanted to go to portland. if i was paul and read all the blogs saying he wasent worth the money. then the portland blogs all excited for him to come. i know were i would have wanted to play. dosent take much to irritate the fans.

todd from santa ana

How dare O'Conner. He is also the reason you sloanaholics still have Sloan as a coach and John Amechi no longer is in a Jazz uniform. Oh how I wish Mayor Rock Anderson would have done somthing about this hate crime committed by the Jazz.

re todd what are you on?


RE: Todd from Santa ana

You've got to be kidding me about Amechi. He was the laziest player the Jazz ever had. Made Ostertag look like a workaholic. All he ever wanted was to get a paycheck and then when it was obvious that he was pulling a FRAUD on the Jazz, he pulls this stunt about discrimination. It's sad when people use that as an excuse when they cannot take responsibility for themselves and diminish those who have real claims. So based on your post, thank God for O'Conner and getting rid of Amechi, the WORST PLAYER in Jazz history (and that includes Luther Wright).

louisiana jazz man

amen pass the peas and corn bread


Todd, you are some serious comic relief!

Willing Agent

Millsap first off needs two agents? I can't remember someone having two agents. Nevermind that one of them is his Uncle who seems to be someone who needs to use his brain and think about things before he speaks and then has his client in public distance himself from it. Last time I checked, getting paid $800,000 to 8 million dollar's (whatever it is) is a good raise and should be happy about it not jabbing the "hand that feeds the mouth."
Let's be clear on one thing though, Millsap has worked hard and played most games and deserves credit, but he was dominated by taller men all year long especially in the playoffs.
Let's start a fund to buy Boozer a bus ticket to Alaska to get him out of here finally

gud news to Kobe

what's that? extention for Brewer? oh, Kobe and other guards facing Brewer should be happy! yeeepy! guarding Brewer is so easy, just let him take the outside shot, the result? boink!..Kobe will agree for sure! they would love to face Utah!.. extending a shooting guard that can't even attempt to shoot beyond the arc is so...I don't know... I just hope Brewer improves his shooting, he is supposing to shoot 3's, he is a shooting guard! right?

Iowa Jazz Fan 2

I predict Sloan will flip-flop Brewer and Miles this year. Brewer will be better at the 3, where he can slash and back dooor; Miles is more of a pure shooter so he will produce better at the 2.

And yes, Brewer should be extended. He's got a lot of upside.


Brewer won't be extended unless he proves he can be an outside scorer. He has a lot to prove this year to get a better contract.

The Jazz will

need a SG/SF that can shoot and defend.

If Boozer is gone, then AK could be at PF part of the time. Harp will also be gone.

That leave Korver who tries to defend and Brewer who tries to shoot and CJ who shoots sometimes and defends sometimes but who does not rebound nor attack the rim.

The Jazz need a complete SG/SF. They need to rotate the rest on a matchup basis.

Does everyone remember the really bad 1Qs? How does replacing Boozer with Millsap fix that?

The Jazz have 4 SF/SGs and they still have a problem at those positions. This is a perfect example of the Sloan philosophies of vet preference and continuity.

Go get the talent and then develop the talent and continuity will work better.

The Jazz start with a project who has very serious holes (Brewer and shooting) and then will take years to realize that the problem will never fix enough.

Work does not make up for a lack of talent. That is one of the myths that hold down the Jazz.

Talent without work is dead but work without enough talent will never be sufficient.

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