Utah Jazz notebook: O'Connor quiet on Boozer's remarks


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  • What?
    July 21, 2009 1:11 p.m.

    Where in the world did you hear that rumor???

    July 20, 2009 3:13 p.m.

    I have found a VERY interesting rumor picking up MAJOR steam. The rumored deal is a follows:

    1. Lakers recieve Glen Davis/Jazz 1st round Pick (from Knicks next year)/Fesenko.
    2. Boston Receives: Boozer/Jazz 2010 2nd rd pick
    3. Jazz recieve: Lamar Odom/Boston 2011 2nd round pick, cash considerations

    This scenario leaves the Jazz with one 1st round pick in 2010 and it is not the pick of preference, but it is believed Kevin O'Connor has run out of options and risks keeping Boozer on the roster if he does not move Boozer in the next few days.

  • todd to 806
    July 20, 2009 12:04 p.m.

    that is the best post i have seen in some time, so factual also

  • Anonymous
    July 20, 2009 11:53 a.m.

    Brewer will be extended a qualifying offer and a offer next off season (just like Williams, Millsap and Miles), and if he is not happy about the offer the Jazz will let the market decide what he is worth (just like Miles and Millsap).

  • Headline Says It All
    July 20, 2009 8:06 a.m.

    Thats the Utah way. Scott Layden was exactly like that and now O'Connor. They don't want any feathers ruffled around them because we all know "John Deere Sloan" calls the shots around here, always has and always will until------? Why does ownership put up with it? Because you fans continue to buy season and game tickets! When the seats are no longer full we will see a change, and until that happens this team will struggle. End of story!

  • re: no surprise
    July 20, 2009 7:18 a.m.

    well put. thats what i was trying to say.

  • todd from santa ana(not imposter
    July 20, 2009 12:09 a.m.

    the imposters do not deserve an answer. My last post was on Brewer getting an extension and why? I did not report on Amechi that was not me....By the way, I do not hear anything about a Boozer trade. I doubt O connor is capable of making a trade, maybe never....You would more likely see Jared Collins back than Booze being dealt. If you acquired Rip lets say. Now Brewer can be used at#3 and you have improved 2 positions.

    July 20, 2009 12:00 a.m.


  • No Surprise
    July 19, 2009 11:49 p.m.

    Boozer opts in and then goes on the radio and says he wants to be a member of another team.

    This guys stupidity is only exceeded by his lack of defense.

    At the end of the day Millsaps agents did what he hired them to do--make him alot of money. They may not make you feel warm and fuzzy but at the end of the day the more he makes the more they make.

    Millsap got more money than most here thought he likely would.

    Guess that means mission accomplished. Now Millsap gets to come out and distance himself from the agents while they take the hit but at the end of the day he collects the money.

    Agents don't really care what you think of them--they are after one thing and it is not your love.

  • The Jazz will
    July 19, 2009 10:49 p.m.

    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.

  • Miles
    July 19, 2009 10:17 p.m.

    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.

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2
    July 19, 2009 8:58 p.m.

    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.

  • gud news to Kobe
    July 19, 2009 7:19 p.m.

    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?

  • Willing Agent
    July 19, 2009 6:15 p.m.

    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

  • CJ3
    July 19, 2009 6:13 p.m.

    Todd, you are some serious comic relief!

  • louisiana jazz man
    July 19, 2009 5:56 p.m.

    amen pass the peas and corn bread

  • RE: Todd from Santa ana
    July 19, 2009 5:49 p.m.

    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).

  • re todd what are you on?
    July 19, 2009 5:24 p.m.


  • todd from santa ana
    July 19, 2009 4:53 p.m.

    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.

  • millsap
    July 19, 2009 3:49 p.m.

    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.

  • Simmons and Vartanian
    July 19, 2009 3:04 p.m.

    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.

  • BoneHunter
    July 19, 2009 3:02 p.m.

    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).

  • fire your agents
    July 19, 2009 2:01 p.m.

    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.

  • louisiana jazz man
    July 19, 2009 1:00 p.m.

    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

  • todd from santa ana "yet again"
    July 19, 2009 10:59 a.m.

    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>

  • We all...
    July 19, 2009 10:35 a.m.

    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!

  • An incredible joke
    July 19, 2009 12:53 a.m.

    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.

  • Kevin O'Connor
    July 19, 2009 12:11 a.m.

    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.

  • Millsap fan
    July 18, 2009 11:34 p.m.

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