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Published: Saturday, Dec. 12 2009 12:33 a.m. MST

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todd from santa ana

Ideally-the players if I were the Jazz this offseason I would like to have dumped (assuming they exit early in the playoffs because mostly of Sloan and the "sloanaholics"), AK, Price and Okur-start there. If someone sees good value in CJ and Koustos look into that. The Jazz could have survived with Boozer as small PF with a true center which Fez could have backed up

When we did not get Okafor-we blew it. That is the one guy over anyone that could have helped out. Gorcat would have been good, or getting long defensive guy like A Pietrus or Bredrins.


If the Jazz when had a chance could have packaged CJ, AK, couple of others in any type of blockbuster for a combo of Turiaf/Biedrins/Maggette and Jackson I think the Jazz would be a huge threat to Denver and a #2 seed. Right now, Denver is clearly the best in the Northwest Division.

Charley

And it should count for something that Boozer is a decent guy, clearly a good person, a good team-mate, a great cheerleader when he's on the bench. He's obviously a good dad and a person who has tried hard to make his marriage work. And it has also impressed me that he always stays positive. Never seemed to get too bothered by all the criticism, much of it very unfair Yes, he has talked when he should have kept his mouth shut a few times, but never said anything mean-spirited or harmful to anyone other than himself. If he should someday become a TV commentator we can be sure his observations would be much wiser and more useful than the kind of dumb flights of fancy we so often hear from Charles Barley.

Monty Montana

What does Barkley know! Isn’t he the guy who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars gambling? NBA players are never guaranteed to be playing together year after year. The Jazz have the option of dealing him or keeping him. The other player will adjust. The Jazz inconsistent play has been around for years. The problem lies elsewhere.

todd from santa ana

Boozer is not acting more positive to please the Fans, he is being to him-himself enjoying life and his game..

Does not matter. He plays this way he can stay long as he likes to me. If the jazz had a very very good year (like getting to the Western Finals) which would be the only thing that tells me the Jazz played to the level of theyre talent losing then to LA, it is realistic...

Frantico

I'm so tired of people talking about Boozer's D. It's Memo that has to go! We need a TRUE center that guards the paint and is not afraid of contact!

Boozer will be resigned. Mark my words. Then we trade several players and/or draft pick, for a star SG or center. Believe it or not... This team is VERY close to being a championship contender...

Anonymous

Wow suddenly so many Boozer backers? Fair weather fans huh. He never showed up except stats. Personally he is just selfish bustard. Good playing stretch will last as long as he wants but this time is different contract TIME.

Gojazz

Barkley your awesome, but one problem Boozer has been on fire of late.

Paul????

And Milsap has done what this year with all that $$$$$????

I know the problem

Barkleys diet!!

That dude talked more about creme cakes than he did about basketball.

There is a reason he was called "the round mound of rebound".

Now he is a fat carcass on a stool.

Seriously though I think he just kept rambling on the point about boozer and it got blown out of proportion...although i do understand where he is coming from--there is some validity to his point.

adam utah

what happened at LA ? MAN O MAN THAT WAS SAME OF THE BEST D THAT I HAVE EVER SEE, INTILL THE 4TH. MEMO PLAYED REALLY GOOD SO DID BOZZER ! I HOPE THEY R - SING HIM. WE CAN NOT STAY HEATHLY THAT'S ARE PROBLEM. WES PLAYS SAME OF THE BEST D ! I LIKE HIM. WE NEED TOO HAVE SLONE PLAY AEW R MORE, IF THEY DONT GET PLAYING TIME THERE NOT GETTING BETTER ! I LIKE ARE BACK UP TOO D WILL WOW HE'S PLAYING GOOD, ITS SO NICE THAT D WILL CAN GET SAME TIME TOO REST. DWILL IS MVP IN MY MIND ! AND THEY PLAY LA TONGIHT AND THEY GOING TOO KICK SAME BUTT ! GO JAZZ. KORVER IS ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS ON ARE TEAM, AS MILLS AND WES. WE NEED 3 POINT SHOOTING AND D, SO KORVER GET BACK ON THE CORT MAN WE NEED YOU. JAZZ STEP UP ON D AND WE WILL WIN TONGHIT ALL THE FANS THAT ARE AT THAT GAME TONIGHT STAND UP GET LOUND FOR THE JAZZ. THANKS ADAM

@tex

"Doesn't play defense" eh? Huh?

How come he's out-scoring, out-rebounding, and out-stealing his counterpart then? Let's do a little scouting...

Best defenders at PF are Garnett & Duncan, right? We'll throw in "defensive" Bosh since folks are convinced he's "lock-down."

Defensive rebounds
Boozer 8.9 Tops in NBA
Bosh 8.3
Duncan 7.5
Garnett 5.9

Steals
Boozer 1.1 Top 5 among PFs
Bosh .50
Duncan .60
Garnett 1.1

Blocks
Boozer .50 We all know he's no shotblocker
Bosh 1.0
Duncan 2.0
Garnett .70

Add up each players defensive numbers
Boozer 10.5
Duncan 10.1
Bosh 9.8
Garnett 7.7 I know, I was surprised too

Ed

Seems to me that the Jazz need to trade Boozer... perhaps even eat part of the salary.. but not try to get value for value... If they were to get a non-scoring defensive center who they could afford to keep next year, it would be great. Then they would free up money to participate in the free agent market and get someone really good in a position where they need help... ie. C, SG

RE: @tex

Number do not tell the whole story.

Would you really want boozer over a garnett or duncan?

Jayson

It is amazing how quickly people have forgotten how over the last 4 years the fact that the Jazz have played better as a team when the rest of the team was healthy except for Boozer. The only reason they would have been worse off without him this year is because of a lack of healthy players, not because his presence does anything to improve team chemistry. Team chemistry is as important if not more important then one possible All-star

todd from santa ana

I would take re @ tex Boozer at age 28 over Duncan and Garnett both sloowing down and each 33 years old

mike

I can't believe the Deseret News would actually print ANY comments by big-mouth Barkley. He may or may not be right but fact is that most Jazz fans love Boozer and hopefully if he does leave he'll do it with some class and show some respect for the fans that cheered for him for the past many years that he was here in Utah.

@tex

At this point, yes. Both are on the backside of brilliant careers.

Booz played excellent D on Bynum tonight, after he was switched in the 2nd half, btw. Shut him down.

Also would've had a trip-dub if not for late foul trouble. 7 dimes! He's emerging as a premiere passing big very quickly!

oregon man fan

Carlos boozer is an elite power forward.

@Jayson

Your facts are dyslexic. Try checking the stats on that. We'll wait...




See, the Jazz win more WITH Boozer than without.

forgiving

You know I didn't like Boozer's early opt-out announcement and I didn't appreciate his last minute opt-in or trade attempts or summer comments....but you know he has been playing harder than ever before and that creates a pretty forgiving attitude on my part. Right now he is a total Jazz player, working hard, leading with a good attitude, and having fun doing it. The past is forgotten in my book. If he keeps playing like this, the Jazz would be crazy to get rid of him. Boozer if you are reading this, forget Barkley; he obviously doesn't have a clue!

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