Utah Jazz: Boozer out at least one more month

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  • Screaming eagle
    Jan. 16, 2009 3:39 p.m.

    What makes anyone think that Boozer would have been loyal to the Jazz like John and Karl? After all look at the way he departed in Clevland. So quite your whinning.

  • RE: the article title
    Jan. 12, 2009 12:47 p.m.

    I didn't know the season ends in a month. Does anyone else remember when Boozer was miraculously healed the day the season ended after his hammy? Booz when you played we loved you. If you worked the way Millsap does we would have name a street after you and put up a statue of you. Plus with Dwill you would have had a parade. I hope the 5 million a year extra is worth more than that, oh and having a bad reputation as your legacy. Miami will not win another ring you can count on it. That doesn't seem worth 5 million to me but I guess it is for you. Good luck.

  • RP
    Jan. 12, 2009 10:24 a.m.

    As of now, i'm opinioned that rp is the better fit at the two guard. Not to take anything away from RP, but Miles, what do we need to do with you? Did the money go to his head? Well, he's an improved player, so the money can't be every reason. It doesn't matter, it's clear miles is raw; with dedication his path will straighten up. Regardless of whether miles is healthy or not, he needs some time out on the bench; it doesn't mean he's a bad player, the youngster needs to process what's happened so far this season; as he's blessed with talent, he also has that large melon, which it seems to be his problem.
    RP's been stoking his fires, he's got some fuel to burn. He's a better fit for the time, he's a valued member of the roster, and he has contributed positively.
    Booz, just needs to get healthy; the jazz need him this year, and this year he's still a member of the blue.

    Jan. 12, 2009 5:00 a.m.

    Me thinketh thou protesteth to much. Sir Boozer is gone and shall not return. We must thinketh to replace him with a worthy suiter. Go for Sir Conner, with haste and diligence and bring me forth such as one as I ask. Now be gone and do not return until my request is completed.
    (Not bad for a Appalachian mountain boy huh??)

  • AK Fan did you forget?
    Jan. 11, 2009 11:23 p.m.

    Remember when the Jazz won Game 7 of a playoff game IN Houston? I do. Do you remember who led all scorers and carried the Jazz? I do. In case you don't, it was Carlos Boozer who won the game and the series. And this season the Jazz record WITH Carlos is better than the Jazz record WITHOUT Carlos.

    Yes, I love Paul M. too, but he isn't Boozer.

    And he just had SURGERY! He was on a table with his body being cut! Fans are mad about that?

    And yes, there is a BIG difference than Boozer and the average Joe out there. Carlos is 6'9'' and can play basketball better than all but a few players in the world. He gets things we don't. He won the gene contest. Life isn't fair for us Mark. He probably doesn't come to comment on articles about other people either.

    I hope none of us get hurt at work though.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 11, 2009 7:57 p.m.

    I agree, let the whole issue go & get on w/ winning w/ what we got!!!

  • mark
    Jan. 11, 2009 7:36 p.m.

    If I get hurt on the job, I get less than my full pay, plus my employer can give me other types of work to do that I am physically able to do, up to and including cleaning the bathrooms.

    I have not seen any athlete do much of anything but show up at the game and 'cheer' on their team. Plus I don't enough in a single week to live on for ten years.

    There is a difference between Boozer and the average joe out there.

  • Re Fossil
    Jan. 11, 2009 7:20 p.m.

    So you don't want an athlete to get paid for an injury sustained while doing his job, a job more dangerous and with much more risk to injury than say your desk job??

    So if you were injured on the job and couldn't work you think the owners shouldn't have to compensate you.

    Why the double standard?

  • fossil
    Jan. 11, 2009 12:59 p.m.

    on the next nba contract the owners have to set some rules to not pay full payment for games missed from these injured players. the owners have to stick up for them selfs and change some rules to protect them also.

  • PurplePeopleEater
    Jan. 11, 2009 12:53 p.m.

    Nice to see Sloan recognize the better matchup and go with Price to defend Iverson, which he did quite well. Kudos to Sloan for that!

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 11, 2009 12:39 p.m.

    please Jazz fans just drop it.
    Didn't your moms teach you
    If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all.

    Boozer is a great player. We are better with Boozer and Millsap than just Boozer.

    Just drop it.

  • cream o boozer
    Jan. 11, 2009 12:27 p.m.

    Milk Boozer like a holstien for what ever you can get out of him. Whether it be 15 minutes a night backing up Paul Milsap or mop up at the end of blow outs if Collins goes down.

  • Money Back Guarentee
    Jan. 11, 2009 11:50 a.m.

    Too bad their weren't contract clauses that made players make up for lost time when they return back healthy from injuries.

    Boozer is going to walk away from the Jazz not playing anymore this season. Really a sad way for a player to end his tenure with a team.

  • AK Fan
    Jan. 11, 2009 11:39 a.m.

    I agree with Just drop it. It's getting annoying. If he plays good for team if not what a big deal.Boozer good for regular season not in playoff.

  • Just Drop It
    Jan. 11, 2009 10:30 a.m.

    Enough is enough. Let the rehab begin and please don't bother us with every other day progress and lets not respond with comments fans, this either will or won't help us this year. Speculation is just that--let it go for a couple months, because it's nonsense to keep addressing the same old crap.

  • Dapper2k
    Jan. 11, 2009 9:52 a.m.

    Miles, take as much time as you need to get better. We may have found the 2 guard we've been looking for in RP. I think RP struggled at the point while DWill was out but he looked good at the 2 spot. Six Boards and he's only 6'2".

    I wonder if he can guard taller twos in the NBA, but then again can anyone guard Kobe, Tmack et al? I would love to see Price as the starting 2 for awhile. At least he does more then score. I don't remember the last time Miles dove for a ball, got a rebound that didn't fall right to him, let alone 6 in a game, got a nice steal or played tough in your face D. Price does much more then give you points which is all Miles does and even then only one of every 5 games.

  • Carlos who?
    Jan. 11, 2009 9:39 a.m.

    My prediction is this guy has worn the Jazz uniform the for the last time.

    And, I'm no medical person but seems awful odd to me that after 2 months we finally figure out that there are loose "particles" and bone pieces?

    With modern technology we can see clearly the sex of an unborn fetus in the womb at an early state of pregnancy but we can't see loose particles and bones in a lousy old knee?

    I'm with Oh Well, opt out Carlos and move on. We'll figure it out without you, just like we did when crybaby Karl left for greener pastures in LA.

  • Boozer Back
    Jan. 11, 2009 8:24 a.m.

    YES!!!! The Jazz have struggled without the big guy. Question: Aren't the doctors about a month or two late? Floating dibris in Carlos'knee. Those particles would have been in his knee days after the incident. Orthopedic surgeons are indeed practicing medicine just like all the rest of them. In the meantime the Jazz are mired at the bottom of the pack trying to position themselves for a 7 or 8 spot in the playoffs. This is just great. Unless they win the division, they will not have any chance whatsoever to make it to the second round. The way Paul Millsap is getting dinged up, he will be in the hospital before Boozer returns. There has got to be something that can be done to make ankles more stable in shoes. These ankle sprains are ridiculous. All this Nike, et al slippers these players are wearing is just crazy. Then when the season is over, we need to plan a going away part for the departing Jazz players.

    GO JAZZ!

  • Boozer Back from an Injury?
    Jan. 11, 2009 7:57 a.m.

    Not until Miami.

  • Oh well. . .
    Jan. 11, 2009 7:30 a.m.

    This is news? Boozer's out for (notice the operative phrase) "at least another month?" What a shocker! The trend in the NBA is for guaranteed contracts. If I'm Larry Miller, I offer a renewal that's performance based. If Boozer wants a guarantee regardless of injury let him find it elsewhere. Please Mr. Boozer -- opt out, opt out, opt out. . . we wish you well in your rehab.