I love the headline to this story. Boozer, Brewer both miss practice. On first
glance, it makes me laugh thinking maybe the two went out for a night on the
Millsap was no match for Dirk defensively. In the 3rd quarter Dirk shot and
scored over Millsap at will.Boozer is too short and Millsap is even
shorter.Not until the longer AK was put on Dirk in the 4th did we
put the wraps on Dirk.That all works out nicely when you are playing
softies like Dallas but when you get TALLER/BIGGER and PHYSICAL players who bang
then AK nor Millsap will be able to adequately guard them. Millsap too short and
AK too light.You all know the teams I am talking about. AT the end
of the day those are the teams we have to beat in the playoffs in order to
accomplish something that matters.The Jazz are playing great right
now so I am interested to see how they fare against Denver this Saturday.Denver has beat us to a pulp so far this season and we get dominated
inside.Honestly though? Although I am a Boozer fan I hope he does
not come back against Denver. Take a look at his stats against Denver...it like
Okurs stats on the road.Lets stick with this group and see how they
You`d better get back soon Carlos or Millsap`s gonna yo job
Instead of trading gimpy Boozer why don't we trade Okur and Miles to San Antonio
for Richard Jefferson. Experts are saying that Jefferson is not fitting in
there and San Antonio would love to add a stretch big like Okur to clear space
for Parker and Ginolibli to work their magic. This would create some
flexability in the Jazz front court. They could either sign and trade boozer or
trade milsap in the off season for another big or use the Knicks pick to draft
the quality defensive big that we have been missing. Jazz need to make a move
because this team will not beet LA or Denver in the playoffs. If Jefferson
doesn't work out he and Kirilenko will be big expiring contacts for the coming
season to move if necessary. What do you think?
When Boozer decides his sore leg is better - Saturday or two months from now -
he should just "swag" over to the bench and admire Millsap's game from there.
Do not like it. What makes you think Popovich would ever go for that. Okur is
not a Spur Type Player. If the jazz acquired someone like Haywood that would
help greatly. Nene has improved but he is still soft. The Jazz score enough
points, it is all what the defense and protecting the paint are the differences
Boozer has been great this year but I would still LOVE to see some form of a
Boozer/Amare Stoudemire swap. D-Will and Stoudemire teaming up is an exciting
thought, and it would put a legit post defender on the Jazz. Not to mention the
powerful force on the offensive end he would bring.
Boozer doesn't have a "sore" leg. Its not like he is tired or something. Have
you ever had a pulled or strained muscle??? They take time to heel, its not like
you just go out and play and hope for the best.We need Boozer;
players get hurt, he has only missed 2 games.
Not really a big Jefferson fan. That trade would leave the Jazz even smaller
then they already are. We have plenty of wings, and not enough size or length.
Also, why help out the Spurs? Bad trade all around. Who are you going to start
at center? Fesenko?
Boozer always just takes his time when hurt. After watching Carl Malone over
the years work through injury after injury it is just hard to take the
Boo-hoo-zer work ethic without feeling he is in it for just himself. No wonder
no one wants a trade for him!
you seem to think you are pretty smart for saying that Millsap can't guard Dirk.
Here is a little newsflash for you, NO ONE can guard Dirk. He's 7
feet tall and can move and shoot like a guard. AK's hand in his face isn't
going to do anything. --------I don't want Booze coming back
against the Nuggets cause I doubt he'll be 100%. While I believe Booze at 100%
is better than Millsap 100%, Booze at 75% isn't as good as Millsap (as evidenced
by the end of last years season...even though at that point Millsap wasn't 100%,
he admitted he was tired and worn down) If Booze gets 15-20 minutes he'll help
out, but I'm afraid he'll get 30+ minutes while Millsap could have done more.But what do I know? Sloan knows best, he'll handle the situation.
Its Karl and Carl!
for the next two games....we do better with it for some reason...and that reason
is Boooooozer. He does better on the bench. Until trade time, the present squad
will prevail as they have done. AK is back in true form for sure. Watched Fez
for a minute as he missed a dunk and make a turnover all within it seemed, one
minute! He probably is losing his skills sitting on the pine for so long, or he
will not develop. I wonder which is ture.?????
You`d better get back soon Carlos or CJ's gonna yo job
this isn'tone of those 100% things with boozer!
you said:"Boozer has been great this year but I would still LOVE to
see some form of a Boozer/Amare Stoudemire swap. D-Will and Stoudemire teaming
up is an exciting thought, and it would put a legit post defender on the Jazz.
Not to mention the powerful force on the offensive end he would bring. I just don't even know how to respond to this....other than state the fact
that Amare currently does not DEFEND ANYTHING and is not any better than Booz.
Offensively he only produces 1.8 ppg more than Booz but you lose a couple of
rebounds over what Boozer delivers.I guess we could pick up Amares
more expensive contract though and pay an additional $4 million more than Boozer
for......well......nothing in return.Genius.Great ideas
just flow around here don't they.
you said:"He's 7 feet tall and can move and shoot like a guard. AK's
hand in his face isn't going to do anything."Except for the fact
that Dirk himself said AK made it very difficult for him to even get the
ball.Oh yes and how many points did Dirk score in the 4th when JERRY
SWITCHED MILLAP OFF AND AK GUARDED HIM INSTEAD?From espn:"Kirilenko shadowed Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki in the fourth quarter, holding
him without a field-goal attempt and limiting him to just two points after he
scored 14 of his 28 points in the third.""They just stepped up their
pressure in the fourth. I couldn't get any looks," Nowitzki said. "I barely had
the ball in my hands."Clearly nobody can stop or slow down
Dirk.....right?Thanks for that insight....even though it clearly was
proven to be wrong in last nights game.Dirk went off over
Millsap...NOT OVER AK.
Miles are you messing with Houdini today?? or is it more of the same lame
Houdini posts? Hopefully Brewer is back for Wed. game, as he has been a steady
influence lately. Who of the three amigos is going to step up the next game? I'm
thinking it's Korvers turn...
Did you ever stop to think why they are trying to get rid of Amare?He is clearly not producing commensurate with his salary. He is discontent
and stirring things up in the locker room.Boozer?He has
been near a model citizen this season I think. Due to his big mouth in the past
he put himself in a tough situation but he has been a consumate professional
this season and done nothing but perform...and even his defense has improved.Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.I 'll
stick with Boozer thankyou very much.
Booz is SOFT pedals dump his big fat...............CONTRACT!
Fakin' the hammy agane!
Trade Boozer!!!!!! Millsap plays better when he starts!!! Dont know who to trade
for maybe a big and a shooter?
Booze, I am from Juneau and I think you are doing great! I used to cheer-on my
wrestling sons at JD High,now I gladly pay to watch you! Keep up the good work,
What do you Amare fans thinking. Boozer is a better ALL around player then
Amare. Amare is aweful at defense. But on the other hand i wouldnt mind having
him and booz along side of each other.
Todd seems to have it right today.Most teams are struggling
financially. In seasons past players that are available such as Bosh, LeBron,
Amare, Boozer, DWade would have been snapped up and been members of franchises
like the Knicks or Lakers as historically they are used to buying championships.
This year all bets are off. the salary cap has teams perplexed and
so you have players like TMac very much available but owners are counting their
shekels and wondering how competitive they really have to be.The
Jazz are very fortunate to have 2 all stars on their team plus a great
supporting cast. Only teams like the Lakers have 3-4 very high quality players.
Were the Jazz to trade they need to find someone of the higer caliber and
beyond the names already mentioned here the pool of great players gets really
shallow in a hurry.The Jazz have proven they can score with anyone
in the league, and they have been sucessful lately in defending as well but they
still would love to have help inside on defense. There are few players that
could help the Jazz and fewer yet that would consider playing for them.
would help but what can you give to get him?
Doug, I will admit something. I admit I was pretty upset in the off season
watching all these players change to other teams and we did not make a move.The more I am watching the majority of these players that have been
moved either through the stats, info on these pages or watching games on the
computer with League Pass, the LESS I AM IMPRESSED WITH THESE GUYS and find no
BIG DIFFERENCE the majority of the time I check it out.I would
agreee a good selective trade would be good. You at least have admitted the
same along with Jesse and some others.Example: Richard
Jeffersonwhat has he done littleTyson Chandler?Injured or LittleAndre Miller?One lucky game of 52
points, 7 out of 10 games bad or indifferentso littleGorcatHo HumOkafor?After slow
start and looking out of place in New Orleans he has come on. Maybe he is the
one I regret not getting. i think with him we would be 2nd behind the LakersBosh?He is good-how much better than Booz though?Stoudamire?You can have him
I'd like to see them trade Okur for a big defense-oriented center and resign
Boozer. Against most teams, play Boozer at center, Millsap at PF, Kirilenko at
SF. Against teams that are too big for that line-up, play the defense minded
center and rotate the other three. Won't happen, but I think it would be a
Miles is the best player in the world,better than kobe,better than lebron,
Write it down people... I get this feeling the Jazz are going to trade for
someone before the deadline! I just have a gut feeling.