He vanished in game 5?...gee I think he vanished during the entire regular
season. Was he EVER here? Here's hoping he vanishes from the Jazz organization
Boozer is not worth the money - no where near . His inconsistant soft play
doesn't cut it.
BOOZED VANISHES IN GAME 5.Only in game 5?Not during the
last 10 games of the season?Not during his time in SLC?Really.
agreed should have left the same 5 on the floor why call a time out and stop the
momentum? soon as dwill came in missed a lay up milsap wide opean underneath
dident pass then all of them missed lay ups. price awsome. what everybody been
saying all year play price
IT like have been saing all year,he gets payed like big star,but doesn't make a difference like one.He was healthy last
season and was hurt this season,and the jazz have about the same
record.also same outcome in the playoffs.Boozer
does NOT make a difference,your money is better spent elsewhere,and he is not a true big man, atleast not the type that can help you win
I'm pleasantly surprised at the number of fans who ignore Boozer's offensive
output while being critical of his defensive liabilities. The former pros who
are commentators on TV have that ability, but few of the talking heads with no
background in coaching or playing basketball do. Most of those guys, including
newspaper reporters, have a difficult time talking about anything other than
points, rebounds and assists. And yet you cannot win without good defense.
When you have a huge hole in your defense, everybody else has to try to fill in,
and that leaves outside shooters open. Poor old Korver had to leave his man
constantly to try to help out poor Boozer. And what's even more maddening is
when somebody needs help from Boozer, and he refuses to leave his man. A good
friend and I replayed many of the Jazz defensive plays in slow motion, and it
was disgusting how often Boozer was the chief reason the Lakers scored. Boozer
played good defense in maybe 1 1/2 games out of the five Laker matchups.
Regardless of his points, he was atrocious. Can he learn? I have my doubts.
You're putting Bosh and Wade in the same category? Bosh isn't a superstar, he's
the same caliber as boozer, minus the lack of defense. Rumors are Bosh is
getting old of the same old song and dance in toronto. Plus if Bosh is a bust,
his contract expires next season, just in time to save an extension and try to
get something else in the big free agency off season. Only catch is, we can't
get Bosh, or anyone else in that pay range, unless Boozer doesn't opt out
because we have to trade for people like him. I say if boozer stays, trade him
and almond, maybe a draft pick, for bosh. If he opts out, throw some money at
odom and see if he bites.
Barkley was quite explicit last night when he said "you don't pay $100 million
to someone unless they can take you over the mountain". He doesn't think Boozer
can do that.
Boozer would love to get max money. He and his agent know that will not be the
case due to his play and new economic realities. The Jazz are not even really
able to afford his option year ($12 million+) if as O'Connor says they will sign
Millsap.REALITY: Boozer will opt out and he will get at least $10
million a year for 5 years from a team. The current CBA means it will be
guaranteed and that means $50 million which is more than $12 million. QUESTION: Will the Jazz be dumb enough to try and match that kind of a
deal?ANSWER: They will look at the durability factor and decide that
additional injuries are most likely in Boozer's future and then decide invest
their limited salary cap space in some new players.SPECULATION:
Boozer will be wearing a Detroit Pistons uniform next season.
Is the only one that will put a body on someone? The guy is like four feet tall,
and won't take any crap from anyone. Even the Hallowed Kobe Bryant and Derek
Fisher. I would take ronnie price, Deron Williams, Paul Milsap, and Brewer and
start a new team. Price plays like the jazz should play. Any arguements, ask
Boozer will generally get his double double, but he does not help the other guys
do their best as well. The only way his contribution will mean something is if
he can mesh with the other guys and influence them to perform as a well oiled
machine when he is on the floor (including defense). It is just the opposite.
They seem to just stand around and wait for Booz and Dwill to do it all
offensively, and take Boozer's cues for just standing there defensively. We
need to do a sigh and trade on him, and get someone who can contribute to team
chemistry and be a good defender.
The only reason he came here to utah in the first place is because of all the
money he was offered. Now he could likely get at least that much from anybody
else in the league. But that's okay, I never really liked him much anyway. It
seems like he's always the first one to hang his head when things get tough and
he rarely ever shows any heart when it counts the most, especially on the road.
This is why the majority of Jazz fans prefer milsap over him. He doesn't have as
much natural talent, but he plays his heart out every minute on the floor.All I an say for you now Carlos is enjoy the Palm beaches in Miami. We
all know that's where you're going to end up.
AK's max contract may be a millstone on the salary cap, but the Jazz have no
defense without him. They can't and shouldn't offer Boozer max money but $12
million a year would be about what he's worth. When he's healthy. Paul
Millsap's too short to be the long-term PF solution. If only D-Will could
convince Bosh to come here...
When Boozer decides not to opt out (which I believe he will do) I predict this
will be his take on his decision to stay."I feel that I owe it to
the Jazz and Utah fans to make up for my injury plagued season. Things didn't
quite go the way I had hoped ... and for that I'm sorry."Translation:"As it turns out, I can't get the big bucks I want so
I might as stay and take the paltry millions the Jazz are paying me. I had
really hoped my play would have been significant enough for me to get the MEGA
contract I wanted. But you know ... life isn't always fair."Note to
the Jazz front office: If he does opt to stay, please make a trade
and send him elsewhere. He's poison on this team.
I highly doubt Bosh, D. Wade, or any superstars are coming to Utah as free
agents. Tell me the last time a true all-star signed to come to SLC (Boozer and
Okur were not stars at the time they signed).
With fans like these, Boozer should leave. It's amazing how some Jazz fans will
focus only on his sub-par game 5, forgeting that Boozer had four great games and
was easily the Jazz's best player this series. If not for his play in game 3,
the Jazz get swept. In fact, Boozer's only had one bad playoff
series for the Jazz ('08 against LA). He was awesome in '07 when the Jazz went
to the conf. finals. Anyone remember his 35 pts and 14 boards in game 7 at
Houston? His playoff stats have been good:'07 23.5 pts 12.2 rbs .536
fg%'08 16.0 pts 12.3 rbs .415 fg%'09 20.6 pts 13.2 rbs .528
fg%Sure his injuries have been frustrating and his defense weak,
but, when healthy, Boozer will average over 20 and 10. Few NBA players are
capable of that.I like Milsap, but if he becomes the Jazz's PF of
the future, people will be disappointed. Jazz fans should think twice before
driving an All-Star caliber player (Boozer) away. Don't forget that Utah isn't
exactly a desired destination for free agents.
AK kept the game close the first quarter. He plays hard. If Sloan would have put
him in instead of pulling him back for Williams, who did nothing but slow the
game down, the momentum would not have been lost.All of you Jazz fans that think
AK is not worth the money-wait until he goes to a team that will know how to use
We need to bring back Luther Wright and Delaney Rudd!
I say we resign Okur and Milsap! This I know is a stretch, but we need to get
athletic, and get a defensive minded, but also a guy who can still score. Amare
Stoudamire does not want to be a Sun, Boozer has stated and rescinded his "I'm
opting out" speech, and Chris Bosh isn't that happy in Toronto! I would say
"Let's make a deal" Let's send Boozer and his expiring contract to Phoenix, the
Suns then send Amare to the Raptors, and he re-unites with his old GM and Shawn
Marion, and the Jazz will get ("drum roll, please") Mr. Chris Bosh! Imagine the
starting lineup, Williams, Brewer, AK, Bosh and Okur, with Milsap, Miles,
Korver, Price and Fes or Koufas coming off the bench! We'd be a force people!
With Boozer's pending divorce, a home in Miami, his family there, why wouldn't
he be a member of the Heat in 09-10? You better get a sign and trade to get
something back, but as much as people like Milsap, he isn't playing all 48
minutes. The Jazz better get something in return for a potential Boozer
Boozer getting a raise? for what? sitting on the bench in street clothes for
half of his contract? I have a theory, the more tattoos these NBA
guys put on, the worse they play, their character declines, they become
arrogant, less team oriented, less productive. Can we just end all this stupid
Please, please, please opt out Carlos! Please! We do not want you here and you
don't want to be here. The feeling is mutual. Please stay true to your word and
opt out. Please! Go! Get out of here! Take your selfish,
oft-injured, no defense playing keyster to the highest bidder and infect them
with your cancer. Good riddance.
27 comments, 27 votes for loozer to go, i mean boozer. i watched the jazz
rockets game from 1998 on espn classics and was reminded at how good malone and
stockton were. deron will get there, but carlos never will. since the
collective bargaining agreement will potentially shrink the salary cap, you can
bet all players with player options will opt out and try to get something in
place long term before that all changes. i'm a jazz fan since 1980 and will pay
to see effort, heart, and hustle. i wont pay to see potential anymore. go
I love how all you Boozer-haters quote the author "With Boozer on the bench for
the entire fourth quarter, the Jazz rallied to within six points late in the
fourth quarter with a group that included his mid-season replacement, Paul
Millsap."I hate to burst your see-what-you-want-to vision, but you
know who else was on the bench? DERON WILLIAMS. Sloan should have left the
same five on the floor to end the game--THEY EARNED THE RIGHT TO FINISH, cutting
the lead from 22 to 6. But instead, we called a timeout with 3 min. left to put
DWill back in. What happened? The lead went back up to 11. Probably the same
would have happened if Booz had returned to the lineup, but you can't deny that
the hustlers and scrappers got us back in the game. Price, Brewer, Korver,
Millsap. D-Will came in and we lost our momentum. Maybe his teammates expect
him to be Superman so they quit scrambling as hard when he is on the floor.
That's the problem having a PG who can score as well as he can.
Boooooozer the Looooooozer!
The perfect picture last night on the tv was late in the 4th quarter it showed
Boozer and AK sitting on the bench watching the game and the LA lead dwindiling.
Our two top money guys sitting on the bench in an elimination game. Shows what
value they really are. Good bye to both.
And this is news to who?????????
If keeping boozer means losing milsap then say good bye. defense is the real
problem when it showed up in this series (game 3) they won . offseason we need a
shotblocker most good defensive teams have shotblockers outside of AK47 there
is no one who can. got to keep Milsap , Price needs to be Williams back up!
I had to listen to the game on the radio in my truck and just about laughed
myself off the road when Hot Rod accidentally called Boozer, Carlos Loozer. A
first quarter Freudian slip perhaps? Get rid of this guy please. He is not
tough enough to wear a Jazz uniform.
If he doesn't opt out, his expiring contract will be extremely valuable. A lot
of teams are looking to dump salaries. Look at what Denver did with the AI for
Chauncey deal. Detroit took a flyer that maybe they'd be as good with Iverson,
but if not, it was a contract that came off the books at the end of the
season.Also, Boozer's agent can look into getting a sign and trade
deal done. That might be the most likely scenario.I think the FO is
pretty set on keeping Millsap. And Paul needs to be a starter. I'm not sure Jazz
can find a decent center, but perhaps Booz can be traded for a starting SF (or
SG with Brewer moving to SF) and a decent backup PF. Granted, the
competition was much easier when the Jazz had their winning streak, but the team
played better with Boozer out. When Carlos plays, he has to be the main focus on
offense in order to be effective. He might be one of the most gifted offensive
players in the game, but the same can be said of AI and T-MAc. All offense, no
Osta Lavesta Boozer! Please do not go back on your word AGAIN! Opt out of your
contract, and do us all a favor! You are a HUGE liability on defense, a HUGE
liability when it comes to injury, and (as of recently) not very good on the
offensive end either! Take your over-paid/under-producing hind end to another
team. You will soon find out that you are NOT worth what you are currently being
paid (let alone) the league minimum? Milsap has much more heart and will! This
team is far better with you and all your injuries on an opponents team. You
would pose NO threat to the Jazz in another uniform! Your only hope for a
future, is to go over seas, and hope that they don't know of your broken finger
nail absence? Has any Jazz player ever missed more games and been paid so much
for doing so???? Money vs. actual playing time...NO player in history has made
as much money as you have for doing/producing NOTHING!
I think it's ironic how upset all of us Jazz fans were when he made the comment
that he would opt out, now we're all hoping like crazy he does what he said he
would do.Even my young children could see how poor Boozer played defense,
I can't see how he could watch film of himself and not be mortified at how lame
he is. Boozer is a perfect example of what happens to a kid who is told his
entire life he's a superstar, and believes what they all tell him regardless of
how inaccurate it is.
Carlos Boozer, A.K.(weak sauce, 0 rebounds in 31 minutes in an elimination
game.), Jerry Sloan, Collins and Knight all need to be dealt or just let go.
It's a must!
I think Boozer needs to spend a summer with Karl Malone and learn how to play,
get in shape and kick some tail. Like DWill visits Stockton.A good dose of
Malone kicking his trash would help Boozer. He is a good player when he wants to
The only reason Booz regrets saying he's opting out is that by tipping his hand,
it hurts his negotiating position. Other than that, I don't think he cares where
he plays as long as he gets as much money as possible. But anyone who is willing
to pay this heartless money-grubber is a fool.
I bet he regrets his opt out comments!This guy will not honor his opt out
promise anymore than his promise to the Cavs cus he's all about Carlos and he
sees the writing on the wall.Prepare to lose Milsap and/or Okur when Carlos
decides to take his guaranteed $$.
Boozer has much more value if he doesn't opt out. Then the Jazz have an
expiring contract with which they can trade his sorry butt and get some value.
Or.... 2010 is supposed to be a big free agent year and they could pick up their
own free agent...perhaps Chris Bosh? If Boozer opts out, the Jazz end up with
nothing which is only slightly less than what Boozer left on the floor.
It's kinda sad the season is over. Oh well. If the NBA weren't fixed I'd think
the Nuggets might have a chance at the title. But we all know come what may it
is the Kobe vs LeBron finals. Please stop watching if you care about fixing the
game. If you enjoy this "sports entertainment" continue watching. BTW if the
Thuggets won the ring I'll be even more mad at Boozer. If he wouldn't have had
that hammy for so long we would be the #2 team and it would be us destroying the
Just vanish PLEASE! You are nothing more than a wanna-be, and someone who sucks
up to talented players hoping to be included in their circle. Wev'e seen enough
here in Utah just like Cleveland did there. Your over the top attitude and
mentality has worn me and others out! GOODBYE!
I personally would enjoy seeing Boozer opt out only to find that the market will
not even pay him what he is making now. In the current economic environment
where the NBA is literally borrowing money in order to stay afloat, does a team
pay mega bucks to a player who only played in half of his games the past 4 years
and who does not show up in big spots?
boozer didn't disappear in game 5....he appeared in game 3....that is the
story....when he does nothing that is normal...when he is productive that is
surprising....do us all a favor carlos and sign with the
pistons...go be a non factor there...and take your groans, lame fadeaways and
turnovers with you...
For the opt out decision to be finalized.
Boozer disappears in the clutch, again. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!See ya Carlos. Good luck with the next team you take to the cleaners with
your matador defense, habitual hangnails and complete lack of heart and guts.
I've been a super Jazz fan in 3 different states since they played their first
game in the old Salt Palace. I'm getting to old for this and bid fairwell to
all. tb enjoy your early vacation.signed,NCJAZZFAN ps. tb
enjoy your vacation,I'm goin'fishin.
Boozer claims he hasn't decided... well we all have...Don't come back!!! How
dare you blame the fact that you "didn't have many opportunites" to shoot the
ball. Your job is to create and make those opportunities...did you forget you
are a power forward???? I've yelling at you all season to go to the hole and
you don't listen!!! You are one of the best at finishing with the left hand,
that creates opportunity!!! Gezz man where is your heart??? Good luck job
hunting...you are going to need it!!!!
True competitors won't make excuses Boozer is no where near a true competitor!
So Boozer wants more opportunities to make an impact. How about trying to make
an impact on the defensive end? Show him the gate to the greener pasture. He
does not have the heart of a champion!
it is time for boozer to go. milsap is what the jazz need to focus on now.
letting milsap go would be alot worse then the loser boozer hitting the road.
time for sloan to hang it up. he was a great coach, but if you can't get the
most out of your players than it is time to go. sloan is to old school for all
the pansies playing in the nba now day. i hate to say it, but it is time coach.
players are to worried about contracts and money and status and not about
playing tough defense which is a cornerstone of sloans teams. maybe a new coach
would be worth a try.
Bye bye Boozer. We'll take our chances elsewhere.
Carlos, Memo & Kyle - please opt out so we can see what the market really
says!!!!!!All your market value has is gone south, maybe we can get some
good sign & trades here, there will be alot of movements this summer for the
Jazz, in players and hopefully management too..............................
I bet boozer is back next year, considering this year he was a disappointment.
He will come back for his guaranteed money. Nobody else will offer him too
dollar considering his injury and playoff choke history. The sad thing is if
booze comes back, the jazz will probably let millsap walk, and he will probably
come back to bite them. Can you say Mo Williams?
They cannot both coexist in this present structure. One or the other has to go.
If i had to choose between Boozer and Okur, i would keep Boozer. Likely
I will say it again. Carlos Boozer as a ball player is damaged goods and the
fans want him and his millions gone. Good luck on your move Carlos, we wish you
well. The story said it all..... With Boozer on the
bench for the entire fourth quarter, the Jazz rallied to within six points late
in the fourth quarter with a group that included his mid-season replacement,
"With Boozer on the bench ... the Jazz rallied to within six points ... with a
group that included his mid-season replacement, Paul Millsap."Say
goodbye to your Big Money contract Carlos!I guess the Jazz Brass
will have the off-season to think about what went wrong and how they can fix
it.First step ... get rid of Boozer.