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Published: Saturday, Sept. 26 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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AK said he "gained 20 lbs". He said he tried not to run much all summer because regular cardio just melts weight off him.

Other off-handed comments included "Koufus arms look huge"!!

"CJ Miles looks MUCH bigger and other 2 guards better come ready".

If all these overpaid weasels can put the petty stuff aside and play ball...admittedly a big IF...then we really do have a ton of talent.

Personally, I doubt we can beat the Lakers because they are too long/tall but I do think we are better than most other W. Conference teams despite their trading that I prefer to call "window dressing".

Year after year we beat most all these teams. The only reason we did not smoke them all last year was injuries.

These players and this system wins ALOT of games and beats most teams on most nights. If we could get a BIG like Koufus on the floor to play some valuable inside defensive minutes.....you never know!!!!

Game on!!!!

Unhappy

Im unhappy to see Booze in camp. Trouble is he'll come in and put up his double-doubles that he puts in every game and too many fans will be all about forgiving him. Not me. Not now. Not ever. I can't wait Booz is gone.

Remember fans, this is a man who stabbed the Jazz organazition and its fans in the back all summer long. I can't wait to hear Boozer sweet talk his way back into the hearts of Utah fans.

Chris

You know really - the media need to just drop it at this point. Of course it's slightly awkward, but the media questions just make it worse.....

Matt

Boozer is a liar and a fraud! I don't think the average Jazz fan will ever trust him again!

b r jazz fan

yea all is good but the first sign of booz not giving 100%, the fans will go up in arms?

Batman

I too don't want Booz here. He is disengenious and not a great team player, plus his defensive struggles are well documented. I am disappointed the team wasn't able to move him. Hopefully they will keep trying until there is a semi-good offer. I guess no-one else in the league wants to trade much for him either, which says a lot.

It is hard to root for the team with him there.

Mr. Elephant

I still sense an elephant in the room.

Scowls

I love the picture with Kerilinko, Williams, and Boozer where they are all slowling at the camera and looking very depressed and unhappy to be together. I think the intent was to look like they were a couple of bad boys but the attemp failed.

reply:Matt

That is why your an average jazz fan, as a die hard, I know that he is going to play well for us this year, and i don't care anymore if he said those things, he just better help us win.

Coach

And the mediocrity begins...

Richie

We all know Boozer is only here for one more year so lets hope for the best and let Jazz management take care of the problems.

MADRYBEG

As a fan I want the player on the floor as commited to playing as I am cheering for them. I absolutely refuse to go to a Jazz game this year as long as Boozer is in a Jazz uniform. I have aleady paid enough into this man's salary. No more from me.

MOM

Ah, yes. It would be one thing if Boozer were really an all star. He's not. He pulls up lame and pretends he's 15.

The inside word is that there are serious concerns surrounding him.

Re: Coach

Coach is right on! I can never tell if the Jazz is striving to be the best of the worst or the worst of the best???

Skip H

Utah's only chance at a title is if Booze is in the fold....major talent baby..that's where it's at

First season

This is the first season that I can remember that I am NOT excited about the Jazz season starting. We have basically the SAME team. I don't buy the "This year will be different argument". "We need to stay healthy" argument. I'm done. Boozer will play half hearted and then the excuses will begin to flow.

Anonymous

Jazz fans fear not.
Booze is healthy and is motivated right now by the only thing that motivates him MONEY.
He will play good for 20 games and we will get good value for him in a trade.
All said and done the jazz are 3rd in the west, and in position to get to the western finals.
Now all we need is a way to get past the lakers...

Be reasonable . . .

let the preseason happen before condemning the entire year. Boozer hating is largely hypocrisy--every basketball player wants big $, how about you? If Booze plays right on the court, I mostly don't care what team he'd rather be on.

First season is right

--this is his first season following the Jazz

re Unhappy

Karl Malone used to stab the Jazz in the back too.

For the most part the Jazz fans stabbed Boozer in the back. Tons of players get injured in the NBA, most fans are patient (look at Arenas and DWade) People have been on Boozer since his first injury.

Last year Boozer got injured and was told he could be back in 2 weeks. After a week Jazz fans were saying he had no heart. A month went by and Boozer wasn't back so Jazz fans really hated him. Then all of a sudden the doctors realized Boozer needed surgery.

When he finally came back from surgery it took him a month to get back to full strenght, but Jazz fans weren't patient enough to let him do that. They expected him to be on the top of his game from day 1.

Well, Boozer is healthy now (as he was against the lakers) And he is a beast when he is healthy.

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