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Published: Monday, Sept. 28 2009 12:09 a.m. MDT

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Re: Bryce

Don't presume to speak for the "fans" dude, let alone me!! I value what Boozer brings to the floor and I'm guessing I'm not alone.

An Asian Perspective

Boozer might pile up better stats than Paul. But that's about it. Boozer cannot make other players better. And Paul is a far better defender. I prefer Paul starting along with Okur and AK. They seem to click pretty well on the offensive end.

Go Boozer!

I agree, Booze is the starter...when he's not injured!!!!!!!!!!!!! That means he might start about 5 games?

delusional

People thinking Millsap should start over Boozer they don't understand the NBA. I love 'Sap but Boozer is legit, Paul works hard and does fine.

Starting or Finishing

Let Boozer start. Let him feel like he is the "main man". I like the idea of who will be on the court the last 10 minutes of the game, when 90% of NBA games are determined. You can tell by the 4th quarter who wants to play, and who wants to be introduced as the starting PF. D-Will, AK, Brewer, Korver and Okur are usually on the court at the end. No stats, just a "W".

Milsap: Never an allstar

The only people who bring up Milsap starting is the media.

Honest Truth

The Jazz were doing much better last year before Boozer started playing starter minutes. Booze is better on offense, but Millsap is better at rebounding and defense. Probably about sixes, but Millsap is still getting better and plays harder so he has the more upside except for the fact we need to showcase Booze so we can trade him before the deadline.

Want to be the starter?

Booze,

If you want to be the starter than start acting like a leader of this team. Act like it is more than a paycheck. Stop talking about how you would rather be somewhere else. You are the one who decided to stay when you could have left. There was never a doubt of if Karl Malone would start because you knew he was the best and would give you his best in a game. When I and most fans see you play there isn't that same thought. I don't know which boozer will show up.

You are a power that is amazing when you want it enough.

dave

i can't believe boozer would even have the guts to start claiming he deserves to be the starter and acting like it's owed to him or something. after flapping his mouth all summer long, he should be glad to have a job at all. the guy can play offense adequately, when he isn't hurt, and basically nothing else. i seriously am starthing to think a screw is loose in his head! how can anyone in his position be dictating what should happen with the Jazz? i say trade the guy, and good riddence. seriously, can you believe this guy?!? boozer fans out there, i pity you, cause he's got you hoodwinked! the only team boozer cares about is team boozer! i say trade boozer!!!

what a nice guy

i can't believe what a nice guy boozer is. i mean, how many guys in the nba who spent their summer saying how happy they'd be to be anywhere but utah would be so nice to come back, claim the starter's spot without any evidence for deserving it, and give up a whole TWO MINUTES to help the team win? wow, boozer, you're my hero (note the EXTREME sarcasm)

TwoEndsOfTheCourt

How about giving more minutes to the players who cause the most favorable point differential from their combined efforts on both offense AND defense--just like it should be?

Anonymous

Jerry Sloan will decide who plays based on what is best for the team. J Slo won't play politics - he wants to win. That said, Booz does play the role of being naive very well when he wants to.

PurplePeopleEater

A lot of things are news to Boozer, but he doesn't read the news, so he is generally clueless.

Still, he's the best overall power forward the Jazz have right now.

Tom C

Boozer is clueless.

Andrew Zaelit

Boozer on his role as a starter,

"I think I've earned that. That's the only role I've been in my whole career."

Boozer on sharing time,

“he'd be open to yielding some of his minutes to Millsap”

And Boozer on sacrifice,

“I think I can make that sacrifice for the betterment of the group."

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

This is clearly a player who is in denial and is deluded. Mr. Boozer you will play the role the Mr. Sloan says that you will play. I might also humbly remind you that you are in a contract year. The best advice you can get is going to be this fine quote from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,

“Know your role and shut your mouth.”

The best way to earn a starting roster spot is to show up in shape and be ready to play. Stay healthy for an entire season. Finally be the 25 point, 10 rebound player that you were paid to be and stop telling anyone who will listen how great you think you are. Winning erases many stupid decisions and many stupid statements.


IDjazz12

We all know that Jerry is just side stepping the questions until opening day when he announces who the starters are and we are guaranteed that it will be guys who do not deserve it or have earned it.

We seen this with CJ starting all of last year and had no impact. We seen Boozer inserted back into the starting lineup and we watched us plummet to the eight seed. We seen Knight(cant hit the side of the barn) in front of Price.

Does not matter who is the better player in Utah because Sloan will start a snail if he likes him.

Loozer Boozer

Well looks like we have another cry-baby Boozer. What a pain. In my experience in coaching this sort of attitude is exactly what you look to get rid of. GO AWAY BOOZER!

Jazz Cop

Please, someone take boozers foot out of his mouth. I'm glad he's on the roster, he's going to help us, but let's look at his record of predictions, he says the jazz are going to make a run for the championship last year, of course, after he got healthy, ok? Not to mention his payraise, his trades, not that it matters much, but he might be getting less than one or two minutes a game, and in that case, for his own sake, let's hope he's practicing how to put a sock in it. He could be in all star form too, which is good for him and the jazz, but that's no garuantee, and boozers garuantees are empty speculations. My advice for Boozer, make no garuantees no predicitions, no talking about the future period.

Nicolo Q.

Just trade Carlos. The man is full of himself. I would love to see Millsap starting than Boozer. He would disrupt the Jazz's team chemistry.

Dallas

Haha... Boozer... the problem isn't just you being "Hurt" if that is what you want to call it. I think the problem is that you are lazy on both offense and defense. Your defense has to be the absolute WORST in the NBA for a big man. You prefer to take more outside shots instead of doing your job of going hard to the basket.

Boozer can't be traded soon enough. The guy is about the worst team player anyone could have.

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