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!!!!
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.
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.....
Boozer is a liar and a fraud! I don't think the average Jazz fan will ever trust
yea all is good but the first sign of booz not giving 100%, the fans will go up
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
I still sense an elephant in the room.
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
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.
And the mediocrity begins...
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.
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.
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.
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???
Utah's only chance at a title is if Booze is in the fold....major talent
baby..that's where it's at
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.
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...
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.
--this is his first season following the Jazz
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
Hey I have heard enough about Boozer What is up with the others on the team? I
hear Koufos is got bigger. What does AK look like? Any weight gain? Tell me more
about the rest of the TEAM!!!!
I dont care about his money, I dont care about his comments. But I
DO CARE about his talent and work ethic. The dude needs to learn to
play defense. So he shut down Yao - other than that he can't cover anyone who
can actually move. Trade him for a superstar center or shooting
guard - milsap can fill in the 4 just fine.
Karl Malone stabbed Jazz in back like boozer? Are you crazy? When? Do you mean
because he:1. played 18 seasons missing less than 10 games?2.
forgave larry miller for storming on the court when he had a bad game (or
several other psycho "miller rant" moments?3. because he went to LA after
Stockton retired, at a time when the Jazz needed to rebuild anyway, for hardly
no money because he loves the game enough to want a stab at a ring?Yeah. Right. Just like Boozer. Get real.
Re: re Unhappy @6:53 p.mThere is a BIG difference between Karl
Malone and Boozer.After all the talk, tears and complaining ... when
the season began Malone showed up. I always felt he gave it his best, even when
his best wasn't enough for the Jazz to win.I do not feel that way
about Carlos.That being said, Carlos will more than likely play all
out this year. He knows he's playing for his next BIG contract.If he
has a mediocre year with Jazz, he will get a mediocre paycheck with his next
team.However, what will the Jazz do if come the February trading
deadline Carlos is playing like a beast? And they're winning 7 out of every 10
Boozer has made an about face for some unknown reason, then let it be to his
credit. Will it ever happen, we have our doubts. He is afraid to defend and that
is his mind set.
"The only reason Carlos plays is because of the money. He should play for
free and donate the money to charity" What a load! It is his job to get the
best deal possible and if he is not in a team's long term plans them he needs to
work on his next gig as soon as possible. He is only going to get one more big
contract. Last years problems involved alot more people than
Boozer. I always felt the Jazz were too quick to trade Dantley and got very
little value for him. If they had kept him they would have gotten acouple
championships. Just giving Boozer away will not help the team. Life is about
working problems out not running away from them. That said he can
start playing some more defence and his playing time should not just be a given
make him earn it.
all of this snoozie stuff is irrelevant. The bigger question is "where is team
defense"how bout "packing the paint" that packs nothing but allowing
3 ball after 3 ball go up.I am sure JR SMITH is rubbing his hands
together for opening night.I am sorry to report though but everyone
knows Paul is not Boozer or skill set and he is small/ Tries better on D but
Isn't J.R. Smith suspended for opening night? Probably not too excited then.The Boozer-Malone comparison is ridiculous. Malone ran his mouth but he
was just emotional. He still worked harder than any other player in the league
during the off season or during the season. That is your difference. That and
the fact that Malone probably played through all of the injuries that Booz has
missed time and had surgery on.Excited for the season, regardless if
the team changed or not, like a real Jazz fan should be. Go Jazz!
I think everyone can expect Boozer to be booo'd on opening night. How he plays
after that will determine his acceptance. Boozer better bring it.
Glad boozer is back.. everyone needs to be on his side in order to get the best
of him.. go booz, go jazz and lets go fans