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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 8 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

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THEeyepatch

...and still Boozer will get no love from the Jazz faithfull. Good for Boozer, I don't think this will be his last POW for the season.

Cowboy Joe

As much as I hate to say it, but the Jazz need to trade Boozer now. He is on a tare and is stock will never be higher. When the Jazz gave Okur that ridiculous extension they officially closed the door with Boozer.
How about a Boozer for Caron Butler?

Anonymous

What? From our Boozer? This is awesome!

I have been skeptical I admit, but if he is willing to show some heart, than I am more than willing to give some love.

Good job Boozer, here's to many more this year.

Trade HIm

Trade Him. Millsap and his foul prone defense and his 6'6" frame are way better than boozer.

Duke Days

About time Booz, just reminds me of the days you played for Duke All-American team and NCAA Title Team. Lets just keep it up for your current team and Help them get to atleast the Western Conf. or Finials

Sokol

Without Boozer, we would be the Utah Nets of the West.

Keep Up The Good Work

That way your trade value will be worth something come next month. If he stays until the end of the season we get nothing fans. Trade him anytime between now and the deadline Kevin.

The Truth

I am officially on the Booz bandwagon again, good job Booz! However, I'll bet that if any other Jazz player was named WC player of the week, you'd see a lot more supportive posts. Goodluck Jazz you are going to need it. I haven't looked at the teams they play on their pre-xmas road trip but they may be lucky to still be above .500 when that's all said and done.

Despite the AK haters on this site, you see what kind of defense this team plays when he's not in the line up, terrible defense!!

Idaho Fan

Time to bury the feelings. Boozer's comments are water under the bridge. The Jazz need Boozer. Unless they can trade him for another low post guy, we need him. Millsap is not the answer, although I love him on the team. He fits his role perfectly. Yes Booz has a big ego, they all do. Who cares. We need talent. I have been just as mad as the next guy at Booz, but let's be realistic, he's good. He fits our system and we need a guy like that. The Jazz are crazy to think they will be better without him unless they replace his position with equal talent. Millsap is a great hustler, rebounder, etc, but he is not equivalent to Boozer as a player. As a person, yes. Far better. But not as a player. How can anyone think letting a 20-10 guy go will make our team better? I know he is an egotistical punk, but he can flat play.

Miles

Did you all forget we are way over the cap. Trading Boozer would mean taking on just as much salary for a longer period. We would have to receive a proven allstar to make it worth it in a trade. Boozer is more valuable by walking at the end of the year. Trading Memo would make more sense.

Booze Fan

Good job Booze. Now maybe you could try for some defensive player honors. Go Booze.

Mark

Thank you! People need to realize that Milsap isn't a starting PF. He can't put up numbers like Boozer can. Honestly, we need a center. a true center that can play down low. If we had someone like Tyson Chandler, D-Will could throw lobs to him all day like Chris Paul did. That's what we're lacking.

IVAN

CONGRATS CARLOS
Its great to see your legs under you. and playing the way you are.Playing d the way you know you should and are capable of.
Keep holding your teamates accountable.
It is easy to be for fans to be criticle when the majority havent ever played competively or coached at a competive level Like high school state championships, collage or pros.


Anonymous

I agree with mark we need a true center. this memo experiment went 3 years to long ass far as im concerned. basicaly he plays where the guards are and ofers no offense rebound help when he on the 3 point line and no interior defense.Coach sloan preaches defense but do any thing to the players who dont play it,so they nothing going to happened

Jazz Cop

I'm not sure if the jazz should trade boozer, i am sure that when he plays good the jazz play good. He was playing good last week. Minnesota was a different story, he didn't have an answer for their triple teaming. I think he deserves the award though.

wait a minute here...

ha ha KG putting up a .706 fg% mvp in one weeks worth of work.

Vince54

AK is going to continue to have back trouble because of his forced weight gain. Extra pounds, even if it is muscle, puts stress on the lower back. AK developed his body for quickness. His bones and joints have adapted to his lighter, quicker body. Now the Jazz management forces him to bulk up for strength and AK's joints, ligaments, and cartilage will suffer.

Not everyone is Karl Malone. Good coaching optimizes the player talents. Bad coaching expects players to be something they are not.

gdog3

Vince54 is right on with his criticism of the jazz on forced weight gain for AK. Body types vary and players skills vary. The Jazz need better wisdom on physical performance assessment. They have had more injuries than any team in the league in recent years. The training should be gone (fired). Is it still Mark Mckown?

Not only the injuries are in question (training wise). How about looking at how the Jazz, despite being a young squad, are gassed in the fourth quarter each night.

Steve

I would hate it if the Jazz end up having a record that warrants only one All-Star and the coaches vote Boozer in instead of Deron Williams.

Bob2

I have to say that the Des News has much more savvy fans than the 14year old Gordon Monsonites over on the Trib web site. They've mostly moved away from Booz and are putting their shoulders behind hating Sloan instead. Most of them feel that Fez is the answer to all of the Jazz ills. While it's true that Salt Lake could use much better sports writers, we could also try to grow up a little as fans.

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