Another great column...thanks for the entertainment Doug! I laughed my butt
off over here in the islands!
I loved this article!! It was so RIGHT ON!If Boozer has another injury
season that means Milsap, if he's signed by the Jazz, will have another season
to show what he can do. BUT, I'm hoping they trade Boozer just because
he's loyal only to himself and more money. I don't like a man like that wearing
a Jazz uniform. AND if it will free up some money to give to Milsap so he'll
feel like staying, trade Boozer to free up 12 million. Boozer is a
loozer, we all know that. His agenda is his own and no one elses, not even the
team he plays for. That's not good.
Which photo are you referring to? I don't see any photo of Boozer standing next
Notice standing next to Boozer, in the photo here how much shorter Paul is?6 foot 6 guys....That is the real height. You cannot tell me he can
start 82 games? He will be like Earl Campbell was and be out of the league in 5
years. this is not the days of AD...If he was amidst a rotation
with strong guys like maybe Camby., magette and some of the guys Cowboy talks
about maybe it would work.As it is now, no.
You know what would be poetic justice? Jazz convince Boozer not to excercise his
option (too late though) telling him they would make him some kind of offer if
he opts out. Once he opts out just cut him lose. Then life would have come one
full circle for Boozer.
I don't know why this is so horrible for the Jazz... we're gonna be able to get
22 and 12 from our PF during the season... if the Jazz stay healthy we're top 3
in the West thus don't have to play LA until the WCF. Then we might have
confidence enough to push it to 7 games... where Kobe will be Kobe - but a game
7 in the WCF will be a fun season for Jazz fans with a chance to get to the
finals (an injury, some luck, or wonderful team chemistry now that we know
everyone is here)We should be glad as Jazz fans to get our team back
to see what we can do when healthy (if we can stay that way). I don't think
Boozer has said the right things all the time - but he is the right player for
this system and will help us back to the division crown, push D-Will in the
All-Star game, and give us a shot at taking out LA. Otherwise we would be
rebuilding until we found a starter at PF - not the 6th man of the year
This is good news for the Jazz. Boozer is better than any other PF on the
market, including Milsap. It's not his defense that's a problem, because his
scoring balances out any other PF he faces. It's the defense from the SG
position. We can't stop any of the league's top shooters including Wade, Kobe,
etc. Boozer may not play defense, but the Jazz would be toast
without him this year. Plus, we can let him go next year and find his
replacement in the draft after NY tanks its season or in free agency. We need
Boozer this year and he needs us.
i wonder if you could get odds from vegas and how many games he will play next
Serves Jazz right. Back in the day Cleveland Cavaliers got "Boozerized" and Jazz
was a player in that con game. Now, it's time to pay for it.
One more thing, playing backup minutes this year just might save Boozer's body.
Who knows, maybe he'll be able to play in all 82 games for once. Then he'll be
able to add 'durable' to his resume. Cleveland got burned by him and so did the
What a sad day in Jazz Land. Boozer wanted to opt out and the Jazz wanted that
also. No divorce yet, just trying to get by living with each other. The real
problem was Miller signing AK to a max contract. You can forget a trade of AK
because if there are no takers for Booz, there's nil for AK. Most things that
Miller touched turned to gold, except this deal. As he said of Boozer, this was
the most stupidest think he ever did as the owner of the Jazz. If the Jazz
don't trade Booz then it will be a very long and ugly season, even with his
expiring contract.What I would like to see happen, if the Jazz make
good on their offer to sign Milsap and pay the luxury tax. Sign Milsap, start
him and let him play starter minutes and bring Booz off the bench. Don't yell
about the money we're paying him to not start, look at AK. Doing this will not
make him very attractive in 2010 with the superstars available. Don't think
he'll get his raise he says he richly deserves and will get.
Another year of mediocrity on the way for the Jazz and their matador defensive
leader Snoozer...And paying the luxury tax to boot. Father Larry is probably
turning over in his grave.I'll bet Deron is regretting his long term
committment about now.Oh, and to the first poster about Loozer
having 70 mil in the bank. Ha, that's a good one. You think he's got that much
left after paying for a divorce and alimony? You are out of touch aren't you?!
Actually Boozer did get a raise. He got $11 mil last season, and will get $12
mil this season.There are two scenarios for this season. 1) Boozer
has another injury and is never able to get into the rhythm of the season and is
traded at the deadline to a team looking to get cap space for the summer of
'10.2) Boozer has a career year and leads the team to a division title and
top 3 seed in the West. I would give a 30% chance for the first
option, and a 70% chance for the second option. People have already
forgotten that Boozer and Williams were the only two players who actually played
well against LA. If it weren't for Boozer we wouldn't have won the game we did.
There's no way we can make a trade unless the another team agrees.
AK's salary makes him untradable for AT LEAST one more year, if ever. Just
because you can make the salaries match in ESPNs trade machine doesn't mean the
opposing team would agree to it.
Boooooooozzzzer's back! Eighth seed here we come.
At least expiring contracts (one year left) are somewhat valuable, as whatever
team might trade for him could also unload one or more players that THEY don't
want or need, to us (might actually be a good fit) while they get a former
all-star and olympian, knowing his salary will be off their books after this
coming season, if they decide he's not going to fit there any longer. Boozer
will likely put forth more effort since he is auditioning for a new contract. My
guess is Booz will play through any minor injuries (as most players get
dinged-up) unless it's a more serious injury like the one that required surgery
this past season, knowing his next contract will be significantly influenced by
how he plays in 2009-10. So, if traded before or during season, at least we get
something (compared to if he would have opted-out and walked... although the
salary clearing would have been great... more likely able to keep Millsap) or if
Booz plays all or part of season for us, it wouldn't surprise me if he puts up
the best numbers of his career so far.
Come on trashing Boozer who at least has the potential yet saying nothing about
the overpayed and very lame AK "the stockman" who makes $4.5 million more than
Boozer interesting. Why not trade AK-lame for two long in the tooth vets off
let's say the Knicks, Detriot, or Miami, waive them then resign Milsap. I can't
take anymore whinning and bawling from #47, you can't find a baby bottle big
enough to shut igor up.
That he is either going to play hard at both ends of the floor and when he needs
a breather he will get it or he might as well stay in the lockeroom! If he wants
to try the Marbury, Tinsley, Iverson diet let him show up out of shape or not
play at both ends. There is no reason other than laziness that a player doesn't
put out on defense. Why do you think we have 12-15 players on the roster? That
same scenario should apply to all of these primma-donnas. Work or go home!
This is a great article - I agree with every word. Boozer continues to add yet
another reason for us fans to absolutely hate him as he's making it near
impossible to keep Milsap and free up 12mill to get in another player that has a
heart, shows up in playoff games, and doesnt sit out w/ injuries every season -
- Boozer is really a heartless, spineless coward especially when he says hes
gettin a pay raise and opting out, then resigns w/ Jazz - Boozer, know this- we
all cant stand u as a person and player and hope ur lame ass is traded this
summer as management is surely not dumb enough to keep u and continue to bring
this team down
I'm always amazed at drob's ability to know exactly what people are thinking.
He knows just what Boozer is thinking, just what the front office is thinking,
and just what the fan are thinking. Like a mind reader. Amazing.
Boozer may play his best every game next season whether the team wins or not,
his gameplan is to put up impressive numbers whether the Jazz make the playoffs
or not, in other words he will play his best just for his own sake, the Jazz are
so pathetic right now.. trade him immediately or suffer the whole season with
ah yes a fine marriage, Like Lizzie Taylor and Dick Burton.That
should be part of ancedotes used by the "rock Monsta"
The Jazz need to trade him this summer because the young team probably can't
handle the distraction of Boozer on the trade block till the trade deadline.
Maybe Orlando will sign-and-trade Turkoglu!
I hear alot of people saying he'll bring his A game because he will be looking
for a new contract next year...don't be so sure..he's lazy and he's got 70
million in the bank...its not like he'll need the work...