Return to Utah unlikely, but he insists there's no hard feelings if he does
Read the Nike advertisements my man. "Do it," don't just talk about it.
" Boozer said. "I'm just working my butt off ready for a monster season. And I'm
just looking forward to dominating in the NBA again."I will
believe it when I see it...
I love that about the Jazz management, that they don't just fold on a bluff.You're right, Wyoming. He will have to bust butt to get a decent deal in
2010. Seems like most are a bit wary at the moment.
Ditch this loser. Get what you can and part ways. He's a cancer to the team.
I don't think they should get J. O'Neal. After looking at the Miami roster he
was the only one that looked half way decent as far as stats are concerned. I
really think Miami will try but they have nothing to offer is what I was really
trying to tell all you Jazz fans that want to trade Loozer right now. If you
follow the analysts like Aldridge of TNT you will realize UT will not make a
move right now or be bullied into a rotten deal just to unload LOOZER. Like so
many have attempted to point out that given this is a big contract year for
LOOZER he will have to play excellent ball to get a decent contract next year
and if the Jazz find someone who wants him he will have to come out and PLAY his
Boozer is a man who would rather wear an Armani suit than a basketball suit. He
likes getting paid for sitting on the bench. This man is not about winning or
team basketball. After his my team let me down, but I had a really good series
comments,I don't ever want to pay to see this man in either suit. What a reject.
a trade will happen this coming August between Miami and Utah, just wait and
see!... Boozer is gone for sure!... yeeepeeh!
Geez, Wyoming. Those are some pretty harsh admonitions from someone who thinks
the Jazz should try and get the most overpaid man in the game today.
Just read on the Miami paper website that Odom deciding to stay with the Lakers
will impact Boozer. They do NOT want Boozer now that Odom is not coming. They
will wait for big moves in 2010. I have been thinking all along
that Miami was waiting to see what Odom was going to do before making a deal for
But Miami doesn't have anyone worth getting. So who do you propose we get in
trade. O'Neal Jermaine type. Cause nobody else is worth it. The best idea is to
wait until you can get some really good deal later in the season. Why is it that
you all think you know so much about basketball. Cause if you did you would be
employed as a GM which you aren't.
now that Odom decides to stay with Lakers, there's a big chance that Miami's
next target will be getting Boozer, it looks like the Miami is favoring Wade in
requesting either Odom or Boozer to be with Miami in order for Wade to sign an
extension for them, so it looks like the Boozer trade negotiation will resume in
Miami now that Odom stays with the Lakers.. this is good news, hope for the
If I was Boozer I wouldn't want to play here at all. Any team in the East has a
chance for a shot at the Finals. Utah has NO chance.
Karl Malone would've garnered 3 times the comments and 6 top local stories,
instead of 3, with his mouth.You have a long way to go to say as
many inflammatory things as the Mailman did every offseason, Booz. Best step it
up a notch if you want to keep getting attention.
I remember the first game Carlos played back in Cleveland. The Boo's lasted
about half way thru the second quarter. The closer to 20/10 he got, the quieter
it became. By games end they didn't bother any longer. It'll be the same in ESA.
I Hope Boozer can Play up to what he is getting paid. Because w/ Todays crunch
on money some G.M.might not chew him up But he might get Chewed out Nite after
Lets Keep Him....... It will be worth it to KEEP HIM AND promptly BENCH HIM. It
is worth the money to see him on the bench ticked off. LOL.... What a jerk!!!
Shut up already....... Dwill is getting ready to help promote Tour of Utah and
Loser is Talking about everything but Jazz basketball when he opted in and is a
member of jazz basketball. I can't stand this jerk!!
Boozer would make a good addition to any team But with the limited cap space
this makes his Quest a lot slower . Iwish you well I am a Bulls fan
How about Okafor traded for BoYzer about 80 percentile match? we can throw in
some eggs and flour to solidify
to hang on to Boozer. Some genius in their organization will eventually realize
Jazz fans will pay ticket money money for a chance to let Boozer know what they
think of his defense and his leadership qualities.B.R.
to understand that to trade players you have to be within 75% on the salary
match? Johnson & Thomas from Chicago only total 6mil to Boozers 12.7mil.Get it?
Thats not 75% of Boozers salary!
Right now the only headline news I want to see is that Odom signed with Miami
because it makes the Lakers worse and makes Miami more likely to want Boozer for
Where's the story about Boozer saying he "can't talk about it" anymore?Yesterday's news, now...
when is the last time "win scores" won a championship? What a waste of
mathmatical energy. Championships are won by EVERY member of the team doing his
job and working with the other members of his team.Houdini, I mean
Comma Man. Good to see you back online.Trading Boozer would be a
waste of time right now. Kevin is not moving him til the season starts.
Boohoozer can guard all right..... he can guard the water cooler in that Armani
Suit of his. As far as his so called 'wonderful playoff run' he showed up for 1
game. The rest of the time he was watching ODom and Ariza blow by him. At least
Memo came back and tried to play on his bad hammy...and Price had more heart in
one game than Boohoozer.Boohoozer should quit the NBA and he can do
his own one man show of the 'Wizard of Oz' because he 1.Has no heart- he
showed that during the playoffd2.Has no brain- he showed that in Dec with
his comments3.Has no courage-he's showing it now by talking to other
media(Miami/Chicago) not the Salt Lake mediaKOC-what do you do when
you have and find a tumor you cut it out. i suggest you cut out the cancer if
you do not want to be with New Yuck in the Draft Lottery.
Here it is all this talk about loosing Boozer, a few years ago it was get rid of
Mailman his big mouth is not worth it. Almost all of you Jazz fans do is gripe
and complain about how bad you have it. You are not the Clippers or some other
looser team that has been on thebottom of the stack for years on end. If you
really want to know what is happening stop listening to the D-News or SLC Trib
reporters. Start reading David Aldridge from TNT. He has the in's and out's of
what is happening. Jazz management have all the facts they need and the
direction from the Miller familiy. I am not supporting one decision for another.
But, when it comes to getting players they have to look at the personality to
see if they will fit. Look at how many have come and gone because they don't fit
into the team personality. Wake up and get a clue.
Is that you David Locke @ 5:27 p.m.? ...this player is worth
3.777786543 wins per season if he is on the floor more than 23.86453921 minutes
during Thursday games on the road played east of the Mississippi, but north of
cont.BOOZER IN NOT IN THE LONG TERM PLANS OF THE UTAH JAZZ.The Jazz are trying to trade Boozer for young players who salary is in the
range of 5 to 7 million a year. Boozer knows this — The Jazz may not have
said we have mutually agreed to trade Boozer, but they are trying to trade
Boozer IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT BOOZER SAYS - He could be saying I
look forward playing for Utah next season. I don't mind coming off the bench
and backing up Millsap. I am willing to do anything to help the Jazz win. That
is why I opted in. The fact remains the Jazz are trying to trade
him for a young talented player. Had the Chicago Trade gone through the Jazz
would have been thrilled to have gotten Thomas and saved 12 million. The Jazz
have told Boozer the more he talks to teams about being traded — he makes
the offers worse for the Jazz and makes it harder for them to trade him. Boozer to Chicago for Johnson and Thomas - would work, but only save the
Jazz about 4 million. It still might happen
1. Boozer opted in to make more money.2.The Jazz did not offer him
an extension3.The Jazz resigned Millsap4.The Jazz will
not trade him for an expiring contract - since he is an expiring contract and is
better than any of the other expiring contract being offered. The Haslem/Boozer
deal (Wright would have gone to Memphis)would have saved the Jazz 10 million.
OConner said multiple time we are trying to make our team better.5.
The Jazz are not trying to get a player for a long contract at 10 million a
year. The Boozer for Hamelton was turned down by Utah. The Jazz did not go
after Okafor who was on the trading block (Charlotte would have saved even more
money for him over 2 years). Yes the Jazz wants to get better, but they still
need to be financially viable) 6. The Jazz attempted to trade
Boozer for Tryus Thomas this makes the Jazz Better and saves them money. It was
not Utah who stopped the Utah/Chicago/Portland trade — It was Portland who
did not want to give up Bayless in the trade that nixed the trade.
Please, put this to bed! I'm tired of the drama.
To the San Diegan "Houdini"Ah always such nice sweet thoughts from
you what greatness.No Houdini, tell you what-let us keep doing the
same thing year after year, Houdini let me beat you to it GO SLC, GO JAZZ, GO
SLOAN.....YEAHHHHHHTell you what you talk about image so much, why
would you want BoozerIt is a fiction for many of you that these
trade proposals bring in "people you would not want"I ask what
"would you want" There is no Kobe, Lebron or Howard available.There are so many things more important than 20-10, let see it is giving up
30.You guys would be great mindset in Adult Leagues, Piggyback rest
on D and outscore by 1.How many titles does that bring?No one wanted Okafor (el Stupido still would have saved 2-3 million each of
nxt 2 years for SNOOZ)No one wanted Haslem (oh he stinks right) he
is a champion and plays d which is "threat to the sloanaholics" Thomas/Hinrich/Salmons "stink"?Cant schmooze worthless "Nellie" to
get MaggetteKaman and Camby-still availableANything else?No one wanted Marion (more good D), no one
Four reasons I think we should let Boozer go:1- We will have a 60%
chance of getting to the second round of the playoffs, without him it remains
60%2 - he is a 20/10 guy, his defence gives at least 30pts to opponent3 - We won't get an allstar in return. Millsap will be an allstar4 - He
opted in, he afraid he cant earn so much in other team
How does that song go? "can you feel the love tonight" there isn't much for
Carlos. Ten reasons I think we should keep Boozer:1- We
will have a 60% chance of getting to the second round of the playoffs, without
him it goes down to 30%,2 - he is a 20/10 guy, there are only a few in the
league.3 - We won't get an allstar in return.4 - It will be a
pleasure to see the local press try to interview him after mocking him all
summer. 5 - He is on a contract year, if he plays like he did last year he
is only going to get 4-5 million next year. 6 - He is a known commodity,
it is better to have the devils you know rather than the devils you don't
know.7 - It would be a great pleasure to annoy all the whinners out
there.8 - Good carma that comes from working out problems rather than
abanding ship. 9 - Who is everyone going to blame when he is gone. AK?10 - He opted in, he really wants to be here:)
Boozer and miles for Kaman and Magetti...takes care of both of our
problems,actually I wouldn`t mind keeping Boozer and giving this team one more
crack at it,all healthy of course,I`m sure "todd",I mean "the know it all" will
Quantifying a player's "wins" is an inaccurate metric because there are four
other players on the court at the same time as them, which results in
interacting variables. That's also why the +/- metric is mostly hogwash.Core individual player stats can be a predictor of future output, but in
no way can you correlate a player's individual presence to overall team wins,
+/- points, etc. If basketball were an individual sport, then it might be
another story. If only sports were that simple.That being said, Lee
is not a SF. He is a definate 4. He doesn't have any sort of outside range.
His play duplicates Millsap's. Besides, Lee wants a five year deal, and for $10
million a year, that's a bad deal. Unloading Boozer's contract to take on $50
million is poor business sense.
It is not in Jazz' interest to make Boozer's life miserable by keeping him and
not playing him or having him come of bench, or trading him just to "stick it to
him." Why? Because it is a deterrent for another quality player to come over and
play in Utah. What the Jazz did with Fisher helped their reputation - they
shouldn't want to erase all that outright.Besides, it is in Jazz'
interest not to bring him back and make a quality trade for the luxury tax
purposes, probably for a draft pick somewhere in there (but then again, what
good is a draft pick if you never give him a chance?).So, the Jazz
are probably looking for the right trade opportunity to come along; it is not a
good position because most teams know Jazz are a little too close to being
desperate. That's probably partially why they asked him to shut up.
koufus and fes both did good last year so you cant put the blame on them. also
if cj can return to his form in his rookie year against golden state when he had
23 points, then he will be good but that is a big if
Carlos, Carlos, Carlos ...Check out Oracle for my full lament.Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!
give me kris humphreys for boozer
has one of the best win scores of all of the players mentioned as possible
Boozer replacements. Lee is good for 8.4 wins (about the same as Millsap). If he joined the Jazz they could start him at SF or rotate him at PF and
start AK at SF.Of course if the Jazz could get the right SG they
could move Brewer to SF. I think the Jazz will be okay without
Boozer as long as they get a good player to replace him. Last year
Boozer's win contribution was way down due to injury. The Jazz did okay without
him. They dropped their two worst players and if they get a good player to
replace Boozer they will be as good if not better. However, NO, POR,
and SA are now better than last year. They need a really good player or two
added to contend. Or they need major improvement from Koufos, Fez and CJ.I am assuming that Millsap and AK do as well as they did last year. It really looks like another low playoff seed year. The same old
Jazz. Will the Jazz ever take the steps needed to contend?
Jazz win scores without Boozer on the team, the Jazz should win about 50 games.
That number should go up if the Jazz get a decent player(s) to replace Boozer.
Price is the worst player left on the Jazz. He is a 0 win player.DWill was hurt last year and had a sub par year. Brewer was also down.
AK improved. Koufos will be improved and Fez improved a lot last year (based on
win scores) and will improve more this year. CJ was down last year.
He may or may not improve this year. The Jazz lose about 6.4 wins by
losing Boozer, Knight and Harp. They gain 1.2 games by dumping Almond and
Collins. They gain 1.5 wins with a healthy DWill and 3 wins if
Brewer returns to form. Koufos and Fez should improve for another 2+ wins. A lot rides on Brewer, CJ, Koufos and Fez improving their win scores and
taking the time of Almond and Collins.The Jazz will be about the
same as last year unless they get a good player or two who add 5-10 wins.They need more talent to contend.
In an unrelated story, Andrei Kirilenko apparently had a cancerous tumor
removed. After the operation, he said his depression had subsided so he
reportedly flushed his prozac and zoloft down the toilet. Interestingly enough, when the surgeon was asked the appropriate manner to
dispose of a malignant tumor, his response was the same.
does any one know can the jazz send boozer to the flash if they realy wanted
to?? than would be so cooool..
I support KOC. Like the moves he has made. We are a couple of players away and
one will come in the draft. By waiting this out he may get a future super star
like BEASLEY. Beasley, Lee, or Thomas would all be great for the Jazz. If we
line up enough bigs, he can go for a super star shooter or a super strong
center. The glass is mostly full people!
I would take that trade, although I doubt it is even an option...
To Advise His Agent should give.Boozer is not being at all
disrespectful to the Jazz fans or team. Saying he is working on the trade is
incorrect and saying his first choice is this or the other place is really out
of his control. What he was told to say and what he said in the latest
interview was the correct thing for him to say. I am willing to go to any team
the Jazz trade me too and I will have a monster season for them. The goal for
him and the Jazz is to trick some team to believe that he won't get injured and
he is going to be great for 5 years and that he will play great defense. That
means we need him to talk
were never going to trade boozer, koc is reluctant to DEAL. we turned down a
tmac for ak!!!!!!! and lamar for boozer two years ago, the list goes on and on.
we only make moves by vastly overpayin gour players- harp, cj, okur, korver, ak.
he also doesnt have the greatest draft choices besides milsap and williams and
i lov u booz,mamma thinks u cute,trade williams,fire slaon,keep my mamma happy
Every one is 'nuts'! Booze is just what the Cav's need!Tar/Heel
Why the rush to get Boozer out of town? The Jazz have accepted the
repercussions of absorbing his contract since they signed Millsap. Clearly
anything they get in return will be about the same amount of money against the
cap because of trade restrictions.Boozer will play well this season
because it is a contract year. He has everything to lose by not cooperating and
being the best player he knows how. I say keep him, in spite of his thirst to
pad his numbers, and bring him off the bench. Even if his motives are
questionable, he'll at least contribute and be better than we would probably get
in return, especially with his tarnished image and appearance as damaged goods.
I wouldn't trade for him!The real crime here would be to take on
multiyear deals for players we don't want, and have that count against the cap
not only this year, but in subsequent years. You can say goodbye to Brewer if
we trade for players with lucrative deals that span past this year. Something
to think about.
Lets trade with G.S. & Sacramento. This is it. A.K. & Boozer to G.S. for
Beidrens, Maggette, & Turiaf, salaries match the trade requirements, then C.J. &
Brewer to Sacramento for Nocioni, those salaries also match. Do it Kevin, Sloan,
& Greg. These trades would toughen up our interior and wings defensively and
offensively and give those teams what they are no doubt looking for. Remember
Nellie likes A.K. and would probaly take the Booze also, he's had misbehaving
head cases most of his career on various teams. The Bay area is a good place for
Carlos,QUIT TALKING, and begin IMMEDIATELY! Other teams or fans
don't care about where YOU "want" to go. The more you talk, the more you hurt
your public image, lower your trade value, and delay the trade you desperately
want and somehow think you deserve. Also, I hate to break it to you, you are not
NEARLY as good as you claim - get a dose of reality.You won't be
traded until the Jazz have a decent offer, despite your inflated claims about
your playoff success, your healthy body, your upcoming "monster season," and how
much you would "love" playing with so and so or in some other wonderful city.
Fulfill your contract here, playing for the team that is PAYING you.Please realize you are being incredibly disrespectful to your current
teammates, a city that gave you a chance to shine, and other people who are
facing the harsh realities of life and cannot even dream of having the luxury of
the "economic" challenges you face. Simply put, you are expected to
shut up, play hard in Utah until the trade deadline, and come off the bench. Get
used to it...ENOUGH ALREADY!
I see no trade that could be good enough at this point to allow the jazz to
accept. I am afraid that we are stuck with boozer for another year. It will be
interesting to see how the fans in utah treat him during home games knowing he
is playing for a contract for a team other than Utah. We will have Boozer and
kornver off next year so anything could happen next summer.
I don't think Boozer fits in to the jazz style of play. He is not a good
flop-er. Bring in Manu...
Boozer said. "I'm just working my butt off ready for a monster season. And I'm
just looking forward to dominating in the NBA again."Wow Booz, those
humility workshops are really paying off, aren't they!?!
oh Boozer. I tried defending you and giving you the benefit of the doubt, really
I did. but once you start talking about no tax in Florida.......or "not my
number one destination" or whatever else you decide to yammer on about- really
dude. if you had kept your mouth closed from the start, everything would have
been much better for you.
What goes around comes around! Jazz were crazy to have ever signed Boozer under
those circumstances!Cavaliers are building a team to get to the
finals. Utah on the other hand is trying to figure out how to get rid of
Boozer!Not even Miami where he wants to go appears to have him as
top priority, they are working on trying to get Odom away from LA.
I never felt good in the first place when O'Connor 'swindled away' Boozer from
the Cavs. I lost my respect for both O'Connor and Boozer. This whole ordeal
just reinforces the truth that what goes around comes around. As a player
Boozer is a defensive liability. Remember, Ronnie Price dunked on him. Even
the soft Okur is a better defensive player. The Jazz will become a MUCH better
team without Boozer.
To RE: Ghost | 11:02 a.m. July 29, 20, I don't know if Beasley is a head case.
I know that he has been working hard in the off season to become a small
forward. Miami was thinking that they would move hi to small forward this year
if they couldn't get Odem or if the got Boozer. I know he is a great talent and
very young. He is only 20 years old and has some growing up to do. I think he
could fit in well with the Jazz if he is willing to work and it appears that he
Isn't he the agent who refused to represent Boozer on principle after the whole
Cleveland - Utah fiasco several years ago? I guess money matters more to
Pelinka than principle!
I think if he doesn't shape up, the Jazz should keep him around for another year
and force him to sit on the sidelines out of uniform. At the end of a year
with no playing time, will any of the other teams even remember his name?
Management should have thought about the repercussions of this cancer when they
took advantage of Cleveland and their poor blind owner years ago. Gund and the
Cleveland faithful had been languishing at the bottom for years and then they
get a couple building blocks(Booze and LeBron) when Booze tells them to release
him and he would resign a long term contract. Well the rest is history. Booze
punks them and signs with Utah and now we want someone to take him off from our
hands? Give me a break, nobody in this league wants anything to do with Booze or
"Dominating?" When did Boozer ever "dominate" in the NBA? He is a very good
basketball player, don't get me wrong, but a dominant NBA player? I don't think
so. Lebron, D-Wade, Kobe..., those guys are dominant.
Boozer is going to regret leaving Williams, Okur and the Jazz Offence. No were
else will he get as many touches, get as much room to work inside, or get a
point guard that can effectivly pass and wants to pass. He will not be happy
being D-Wade's designated rebounder and he won't like wade getting on him to
play D, and won't like being part of D-Wade's faceless sidekicks. Greener
pastures? I think not. Boozer's best move is to play nice with the Jazz have a
big year and work out a sign and trade
Even though most on here think Boozer is unwanted in the real world, he is still
considered one of the best PF's in the game on the offensive end. He may get a
big contract next year. There are plenty of headcases in the NBA with big
Carlos nobody cares what you say or what you think.In fact most people
would prefer to not hear anything from you at all. Period !!!! So do us all a
favor and bounce the ball and cash your ridiculous paychecks.
This guy is a duplicitous LIAR!!!Whatever audience is in front of
him he just makes up what he thinks they would like to hear. Truth has nothing
to do with it. Loyalty and integrity?Fuget-about-it!!
IT DOES NOT MATTE WHAT BOOZER SAYS - He could be saying I look forward playing
for Utah next season. I don't mind coming off the bench and backing up Millsap.
I am willing to do anything to help the Jazz win. That is why I opted in.The fact remains the Jazz are trying to trade him for a young talented
player. Had the Chicago Trade gone through the Jazz would have traded Boozer
If the Jazz can't trade him for something better before the beginning of the
season, they should thank him for opting in his final year by backing up Milsap.
They've already said that Milsap is their future and that Boozer
isn't in their future plans, so they shouldn't allow him to take playing time
away from Milsap.
I am just laughing !!!!!!!!The only thing that teams want from this
child is his expiring contract. You really think anyone in their right mind
would offer him a big deal after one good year and his history? You think he has
been loafing now? Just wait tell he signs his next multi year deal. He really thinks all this lip service erases everything he has not done on the
court. Which I find totally hilarious that some people are that naive. I remember last summer he was 100% healthy ,ready to dominate, and have a
monster year. This guy just plagiarizes himself. Its like a broken record. Him
and Wade would make a killer combo? Yeah he said the same thing about himself
and Deron. We all know how that worked out. I think you are a funny
guy. Keep it up Boozer. We are watching him destroy yourself. These teams are
not as stupid as you are. Karma is a !!!!! Enjoy yours
may be trade him to the team down south..
Enough already...and we all thought Karl taked to much!
RE your comment that Beasley for Boozer would be a "great trade". It might be,
because Beasley is young and has real talent -- but I've also read more than
once that he is a head case. What do you know about this? Is there any
substance to it? We wouldn't want to trade one cancer for another . . . .
What about after the season started and Boozer doesn't accept his role, doesn't
perform, disgruntled, and become malignant in the lockroom. Can the Jazz suspend
him without paY?
What about a package such as Boyzie for Camby throw in some rice or perhaps CJ
(sorry Cj Koustos or Fez maybe get back Thornton Dunleavy has an ego
maybe he is silly like "nellie" take somone off out hands or AK perhaps, Kaman
or CambyDO IT
Have fun tonight hope you are going to the game-i am sure you are referring to
Ronaldo. I agree it is out of control.Jazz Fans: It only gets
better (not)I have researched different media sites this am. Miami
media surfing net I have read reporting that Camby and Kaman are still
available.This is what O Connor will attempt to do about
Boozer has everything to prove this season about his desire, his health and his
ability to work with his teammates. I say keep him and see what
kind of "fabulous playoff performance" he does this season.
Carlos, Carlos, Carlos ....If you really want to "dominate" AGAIN
... go back to Juneau.You don't move your feet quick enough to
"dominate" in the NBA.Who have you been talkin' to, and where does
the water come from that you've been drinkin' ??It must be tainted
Carlos, and it's affected you.Do you believe your "new" friends are
as concerned about you, as your "old" friends ?How do you define
HAPPINESS Carlos ? Has your definition changed ?Do you really think
it can be bought with $$$ ?You need to go back and experience more
than 2 or 3 sunny days in the "wet town" you grew up in.Your values have
gone way "out of wack".You are still loved, but not many like you
@Rob....why would you trade CJ? He is cheap for a starter or role player. Look
at what we pay Harpring, Korver and AK. Are you going to tell me that AK per
minute based on pay is a better deal? Or Harpring or Korver. Stop complaining
that we signed CJ to under 4 million. That is cheap.
Hee hee.. Let him go diseases have to be cured as they spread, Beasley for
Boyzer great great idea!!!!!!i LOVE IT, THROW IN THE GREAT HASLEM WITH IT!!!!yEAH Can we get Jerry West in to help get this deal done?
There is actually someone who is worse at PR than Boozer. Here is a quote from
the man who is like KOC for Real Madrid:"For example, 12,000 euros (about
$17k)is a year's salary for people here in Spain but I could spend that on a
bottle of wine."he is talking about how spending 80 million Euros (about
$112 million) on 1 player was an investment. Spain is going through a worse
recession than the US I believe their unemployment is somewher in the 30-40%
range. I couldn't belive anyone could be worse than Boozer but I was
Boozer would not be in the situation that he is currently in if he would have
been "looking forward to a Monster season" about 3 or 4 years ago.Hmmmmmm,
he must be coming up on a contract year.Thanks for your pat efforts Carlos
'I am only concerned about my contract' Boozer.
Why do people even pay the price they ask for tictets. Who are the real
The Jazz should fine him for conduct detrimental to the team!!This
guy opted IN and is under contract. Technically his status is NO different than
any other player on the team.What would happen if D-Will did a radio
show in New York and said he would like to play there now?Fine Bozo
12.7 million and contribute on the luxury tax the team will have to pay.A few points:1. The Jazz are a small market team. When players go
public and essentially try to force a trade the Jazz really have no choice but
to either keep the player or make what would be viewed publicly as a VALUE
trade. Otherwise every disgruntled Jazz player would just pout to the media and
be on the bus to another team.I really like the Jazz holding their
ground here.Bozo is really shooting himself in the foot. No matter
how much he tries to force a trade in the media the Jazz hold all the cards.
There is only downside for Boozer--bargain hunters only make offers and what
happens if the trade does not happen and he has to play here?Boozers
Boozer quote: "...by talking to different teams and seeing what will make their
team better."So he chooses to opt-in for a Jazz paycheck but the
Jazz are not his team?I can't believe what he let's come out of his
mouth. It's like he's five years old and hasn't developed any filters yet!
Miami Monday and Chicago Tuesday.
Its KOC fault , he doesnt know what the heck he is going to do with boozer? if i
was boozer I talk to anybody i want to talk to about, who cares if management
want me to zip my lips , force a trade, because Jazz are not making any trades?
hornets already made a huge trade and koc is sitting on his butts!!!
Comma man - Seriously?Miles and boozer can go, but the rest?!
The Chicago interview is a good listen - Boozer says at least twice "he can't"
and has "been asked not to speak about" trade scenarios. FINALLY! I hope it
was the league office that called him and said "shut up" - what your're doing
violates your contract which you CHOSE TO OPT IN TO. However, if
Odom signs with Miami, I think that increases our chances to trade Boozer for
Beasley and Haslem - which I wouldn't mind at all. Haslem may not be great but
he's an excellent role player and an upgrade from Collins.
my prediction: boozer on another team will be at best an average PF. Miami will
not run the offense through him, does he think wades #1 priority will be to get
him the ball? Does he think he will have a D-will caliber PG trying to get him
the ball 90% of the time? Utahs system and D-will have made boozer better than
he would be anywhere else in the NBA. If he stays I wonder how his team mates
will respond to him. Boozer has certainly burned his bridges with the fans, but
once he burns his bridges with his team mates, especially D-will, he will be
lucky to get midlevel pay next year.
So where was Boozer yesterday - Miami or Chicago? Sounds like he interviewed on
radio in both cities?
boozer is clueless,trade boozer,trade miles,trade williams,trade milsap,fire
I totally agree...I am an unemployed attorney living in NYC, along with the
other 8,000 lawyers who were layed-off during the first 3 months of this
year...and this guy is talking about feeling the pinch of the economy and living
and working in FL in order to have a little more in his bank account? Try 7
years of schooling and $110,000 in student loan debt....and in the midst of all
this pain and suffering, I couldn't even relax and the enjoy the simple pleasure
of watching my favorite NBA team have a good season, let alone make a decent
Payback is a son-of-a-gun. Boozer and the Jazz are getting what they deserve.
Boozer for the way he left the Cavaliers and signed with the Jazz, and the Jazz
for signing him under the conditions he left Cleveland. Boozer has continued to
show his classless me first attitude to us as fans here and now to the rest of
the league by his recent statements. The Utah Jazz are just getting a pay back
by other team owners and GM's for taking this decietful jerk under the
conditions at that time with Cleveland. It was a big mistake for the Utah Jazz
to have ever signed Booze then and they are now getting the cold shoulder by
other teams for doing that! What goes around comes around. Fitting!
He is under contract by his own choice. He is being unethical by talking about
playing for other teams. Keep it up and the Jazz should terminated his contract.
If he can still play 20-15 next season then he will be Wade's BIG ROBIN!!!cant
imagine Miami playing WADE, ONEAL and BOOZER at the same time... plus the
sensational rookie CHANDLER!!!!
re Jordon: I agree keep him hostage for this last year. Guaranteed he be animal
on the court cause that's the only way he'll get even close to the money he
Why have him play backup to Paul. Let him dominate in Orem! Loozer.
He will dominte the NBA like he did the Olympics. Even his own college coach
didn't see fit to use him much, even though most of the games wer absolute
blowouts. I used to bve supportive of him, but like most Jazz fans, I'd jut like
to see everyone move on. The trade can't come soon enough.
Since when did Boozer dominate in the NBA? He says he looks forward to
dominating again. It must have been before he came to the Jazz.
nice one Jordan. yeah it will be a great day when Booze plays back up to MSap ..
or gets traded to OKC, Memphis or Minny.
"Don't let the door hit you on..." said perfectly and to the point. Oh How I
wish the entire league would get cleaned up. And then we as fans would love the
game once again. It is in ruins now as I see it.
I say lets keep Boozer. he can play back up for Paul, and prove just what a
"Power" he is in the NBA if he can beat out Milsap for the starting position,
then it will help him as a free Agent, otherwise he can wine and sulk and have a
mediocre season, most likely injured, and then no one will draft him. If he
wants to get his huge contract he will have to step up and actually play
Basketball, and take us farther than the first round in the playoffs. And that
means playing harder than he did this year. but most likely he'll fizzel out and
go play in Europe.
If Boozer had an ounce of integrity he would have opted out of his contract and
faced the free agent market to gauge his "true" worth. Much of the business I
do is with a handshake, I wouldn't go near someone with the ethics of this guy.
Enough is enough of Boozer. Let him go and lets get on without him. The Jazz
will be 100% better without this phoney.
Boozer has issues. Poor guy.
To bad every year wasnt a contract year maybe Boozer could have played through
his "injuries". Makes me sick that he only can have a GREAT year during contract
time. Good riddens!!
"Dominating in the NBA AGAIN?" I must have missed the news release when he EVER
dominated the NBA. All I remember is him being injury-prone and riding the
I love that the Jazz told Boozer to shut up!
I read an article yesterday that says "sources close to Odem" say the Odem is
going sign with the Heat today. If he does sign, they would go after Boozer and
be willing to trade Beasley for Boozer. That would be a great trade, I hope it
happens. Can't wait to get rid of Boozer.
Bye bye Boozer! The sooner the better!
I'm surprised he hasn't been on New York radio claiming how much he wants to
play in New York and loves the town....etc...blah blah blah. I think it is the
only city in the USA that he hasn't claimed is "his" first choice. I hope he
ends up in Toronto.
Every time boozer gets interviewed he shows more what a jack --- he is!
Dominate!?! Please! He doesn't even dominate on offense alone. I was starting to
look forward to one more run of the current Jazz team but no wonder no body will
give up a decent player. Remember what Boston gave up for garnett....shows how
valuable Boozer really is!
He has menatally checked out. Trade him to the worst small market team in the
The Jazz are a 2nd tier team with or without Boozer. They don't matter in the
big picture anyway.
Money, Money, Money, Money, Money, Money, Money, Money, Money, Money, Money,
Money, Money, Money, Money,Money, Money, Money, Money, Money,Money, Money,
Money, Money, Money,Money, Money, Money, Money, Money. That's all
that's important to him.Bye Bye Boozer!
So Boozer is set to make $12.7 million next year.... And he has the nerve to
tell all of us how difficult this economy is. Give me a freakin' break. NBA
players are so out of touch with reality. I'm currently unemployed and paying my
water and electric bill with a credit card. I have a BA and 10 years of work
experience, but come next week I hope to work as a telemarketer.The
real kicker is that he things he deserves a raise. If I missed 134 work days out
of the last 267, I would be unemployed. Oh wait, I am unemployed even though I
hadn't taken vacation in two years and missed two days due to illness.Boozer...what a piece of work. Good riddance indeed.
Boozer supposedly fired Rob Pelinka as his agent after the debacle with
Cleveland. It looks like he has him back. Big surprise.
Boozer is an overpaid player, he doesn't deserve what he is currently receiving
right now, he has to prove himself this coming season that's he's worth it,
whether he plays for Utah or other team, otherwise no team will try to acquire
him with his high demands in terms of salary, unless he is willing to lower his
Boozie is a DoozieJazz now with Boozie and same exact roster for
2009-2010 try and hold off New Orleans, Cloppers, Phoenix and Houston for maybe
last 2 western conference playoff spots.
Good riddance. Can't wait til this guy is gone so we can stop talking about
him.He talks so big, but has done very little. Buyer beware.
Boozer is all about himself and not much else.
Boozer kept talking about his great playoff performance..... Really???