What if you had Boozer start as a small forward, it is my understanding that on
the offensive end of the court that Okur likes to play outside, giving room for
Milsap and Booze inside and on the defensive end of the court you have Milsap
down low which works out better anyway.
I remember playing athletics in high school and every season each of the
starting positions were wide open for anyone freshmen-senior. If you wanted a
starting position all you had to do was go out there and prove that you truly
deserved that position. How would it be if professional athletes actually
played for the love of the game instead of money. (hopefully there are still a
lot of professional athletes who play for the love of the game!!!)
someone's inflated ego is showing. Who starts when you won't play at less than
100%? Do you want to know why we all love Williams and resent you?
Lets just hope he will show up and play like he did the first season with the
jazz. or at least until we trade him for bosh man that would be nice.
When you are playing and the team is winning, people ARE happy you dufous!!
Bozzzzer is like that bad sunflower seed you get in the bag.....Leaves a bad
taste in your mouth....
get real booz. You sound like Allen Iverson. you two should play together in
Memphis after Sloan hopefully makes you ride the bench and you have no value.
Yeah RIGHT.....BOOZER!!I hope Milsap beats Boozer out.....Booz like
sitting on the bench anyway..he has spent half his time in Utah there.........
I HATE EVERYTHING about Boozer EXCEPT his offensive talent.There is
not even a discussion who is better offensively between he and Millsap.Millsap was nearly disabled after he covered for Boozer just part of last
season. He could hardly walk. What is he going to do taking that beating all
season long? He is too small and can't bang down there for 82 games. His stats
will dwindle if he becomes the starter.As far as I am concerned
Millsap can put a sock in it too. He was prepared to come off the bench in
Portland (with that big fat contract he got himself) behind LaMarcus Aldridge so
why should he have a problem with it here? Hypocrisy.You all will
see--on the offensive end there is nobody that has been better than Boozer in
go-to moments and I see no new talent to change that.D-Will to Booz
in the pick n roll is the best offensive weapon this team has and it is not even
close.I still hate Boozer as a person though. You people better
learn to get past it though if you want to win any games.
Boozer: Try playing some defense if you want the starter position. Big numbers,
double doubles is all good but you don't play one iota of defense. You're
just full of youself when you make noise you're going to shop another team in
the off season and your going to do this and do that....I can understand now
what happened in Cleveland. You lied to them and misrepresented yourself just so
you could get a spot with the Jazz. And I think that was only because Karl
Malone was your idol. You want to know something Boozer, you'll never be like
him, he had more class.
Millsap deserves to start, he works harder than boozer, and everybody knows it.
Maybe Boozer remembers things differently but our biggest win streak of the
season was when he was out. So when he says we would have got a higher seed in
the playoffs if he didn't have to miss games, I'm not buying it. Thanks
though.Hope that somehow paying more for the same team will result
in more wins, but i'm doubting it.
When exactly did Boozer "earn the starting job?"? Two years ago when he said he
would shop the free agent market because he was "definitely getting a raise"?
This year when he said he couldn't wait to play for Chicago/Miami? Or did he
earn it by missing more than a third of the Jazz's total games over the past few
years?The only thing he's earned is Utah (and Cleveland's) eternal
disdain. And maybe a movie role as a Sasquatch.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Boozer is clueless.
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.
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.
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?
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)
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!!!
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.
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.
The only people who bring up Milsap starting is the media.
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".
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.
I agree, Booze is the starter...when he's not injured!!!!!!!!!!!!! That means he
might start about 5 games?
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
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.
This season is already a disappointment. I'll start following the Jazz again
when Loozer is gone. I've said it before, 80% of the players in this
league could score 20 each night if they are selfish or the coach call plays for
them. In Loozer case he is selfish and the coach calls plays for him. Crap, CJ
could score 25 each night if they called plays for him. We get too caught up in
numbers. Loozer is terrible for team basketball. BENCH HIM
"But mom, he started it""It's mine, I saw it first""No
fair! I want the green cup""I was starter first. I don't want to
share. It's mine""If you don't give it to me, I'm leaving"GET BOOZER THE HECK OUT OF HERE!!!2 days in and he's already
destroying the chemistry. What did we expect anyway? Is there no limit to the
distance down his throat this Loozer can stick his own foot?
"oh... did I say that out loud?"On the plus side, at least he
acknowledged that there might actually be a competition for the position. Maybe
a degree of progress afterall?
Boozer got to play some D in order for him to be as starter, that's the
competition he has to face against Millsap
This goes to show that Boozer never knows when to shut up.
It's not just about ability and seniority. It's also about attitude and
leadership. I for one, hope you have the qualities you need to start, but you
need to show it.
I am fairly confident that the majority of Jazz fans out there would support me
in saying that we would rather have someone starting who actually cares about
winning and who isn't going to miss 50% of the games this season. I can't
believe that boozer said that "he thinks he earned it". Unreal! Explain to me
Carlos, how did you earn it? Do you leave it all out on the court every night?
Do you play defense? How often do you miss games? Also, when you finally do come
back from injury (after missing 30 games) you totally screw up the team's
chemistry. You have been nothing but negative for the Jazz and the fans DON'T
Boozer says "I've earned it?" Which part of last season did I miss? I know how
much of it Boozer missed, and any objective observer would conclude that Millsap
earned it, not Boozer. What a chronic idiot this guy is. Absolutely no sense
And thus it begins....
a bit ironic to see the booze religated to the bench in favor of Milsap. Not
saying Milsap should get it but I do think he has the edge in the "who deserves
it" battle. And one thing is for sure, he will continue to earn it evey minute
he is on the floor. He gets my vote.
Boozer should have to work up like the rest of them and defend the millions he
makes. I'd love to see Millsap take the lead. He didn't make off season comments
that he wanted to be traded like Boozer did. Millsap deserves the start. Maybe
Boozer could learn something about playing for a "Team" vs. "I'm the starter."
I am sick of Boozer. He really probably should be the starter, but he doesn't
need to be a jerk about it.
Wow! After everything that has happened, he has the arrogance to make that
comment?! Wow! I hope he doesn't start, just to show him that he does not call
Sorry Booze, but until you show some effort on defense, you will be backing up
If booz starts, then the jazz have no chance at the playoffs at all! boo to
I'm sorry Mr. Boozer, but starter is not the only role you have known during
your career. I think you have been a great cheerleader from behind the bench for
much of your time in Utah. I do agree that you should start though, at least
until you get injured 10 games into the season. Then the players that want to be
on this team can take over.
continue to bash on Boozer, but that's the attitude you want from him - "I'm the
starter!" If Milsap, or anyone else, wants it, they're going to have to earn it;
just the way it should be.
I have always been a starter so I deserve to still be a starter? Hows about you
play like a starter???
Boozer may want to look around the league at all the players who could be
starters but who are coming off the bench. Just because your the best offensive
player at a position on the team doesn't always translate into that person being
Agreed. Millsap did a good job filling in, but lets remember a
healthy Boozer is so much better than Millsap. Millsap was just
barely getting the pick and roll down when Boozer came back in to the picture.
And the Jazz can't run the offense out of the post with Millsap.I
love Millsap and I kind of resent Boozer, but Boozer is better.