Brad?Did you watch the same playoffs I did(and most other fans)?You
think Booze had a "Karl Malone type" showing?Karl played defense. Karl
didn't wave at Lakers as they went in for dunks.Karl layed them out.No easy
ones.Whiskey was more akin to Hornacek. score 20 give up 40 a game.Boozer should be returning 30% percent of his pay to the Jazz.Whiskey is
like a government worker, calling in sick all the time but still getting paid
with taxpayers hard earned dollars( except you Brad).Drop the dead beat
and spend money on Millsap and others who want to play TEAM ball.
Boozer or Milsap? Milsap or Boozer? One who works, fights, scraps, hustles,
and one who spends most of his time convalescing, talking, getting burned on
defense, or daydreaming about "a raise".Based on their effort and
performance, of the two candidates in question, only one is deserving of a
raise. He is the same one I'd give the starting job to.If Boozer
opts out, do a sign and trade for a big man and a serviceable backup to
Milsap.If Boozer doesn't opt out, trade him for a big man and a
serviceable backup to Milsap.
When you need a player the most....Boozer goes AWOL. Is this the kind of player
we want? This story is crazy....sure let's pay him another gazillion dollars
and see if we can get another half season or less out of him with a so-so
playoff run....Sounds like a great idea!
. . . guilty as charged -- Boozer is a fraud. This is a guy who talks big, but
will never be a champion in the NBA. He's injury prone -- a proven fact. He's
in it for the money -- a proven fact. When called upon to perform melts down --
a proven fact. The judge and jury throw the book at him -- he goes somewhere,
anywhere but Utah. Best thing that could happen is Detroit offers him more, the
Jazz don't match and he's gone in the opt out year of his contract. Nightmare
waiting to happen: The phone doesn't ring with a better offer and Utah is stuck
with this loser.
Boozer needs a realty check. His stock went down, Milsaps went up. Go ahead and
opt out and when you show the Jazz your pay "decrease" maybe then and only then
will you "decide" to come back, albeit for less money.You agent, aka
Lawyer, is a faceless jerk.
He is too undersized. He has had a great time as a back-up, but I don't see him
beeing a legitimate starting PF on a team whose offense focuses on the PF.
Whenever teams actually focus on him in their defensive strategy, Paul has a
rough time. At the same time, Boozer doesn't have enough passion
for the game. I want to keep Millsap, but not as a starter.
A guy named Carlos?orA guy named Karl?
What about the stellar performances Milsap put forth when he was starting? In my
opinion, that is when the Jazz were playing their best basketball of the season.
His heart and desire make up for his size. He is a franchise player, and fits
perfectly into the organization as a person and a player.Go away
Boozer, far, far, away!!
Boozer gone to free agency. Okur plays the four with SAP and sign shack to a
one year deal= Championship
If you read between the lines Boozer holds the cards whether Milsap resigns or
not. If Boozer does not opt out as well as Memo and Korver then they are right
at the luxury tax. With Milsap demanding from his play around four to six
Million a year do you think the Jazz will pay a luxury tax of four to six Mill
to keep Milsap? The new installed son/owner has said like his father they will
not pay any luxury tax so this could get real interesting. Utah might have to
pull a Cleveland and behind closed doors tell Milsap they will sign him for one
year at a low price until all the money comes off the books next year and then
they will reward him. Should be interesting to say the least.
I find it completely incomprehensible that you can be paid millions of dollars
to play a game and not be motivated to win. I hate to lose for free! You can get
offense almost anywhere, it's time to lose this Albatross. Boozer just brings
this team down.
If that freaking Loozer is back on the Jazz next year I am cashing out my season
tickets. I will not pay to see that selfish mercinary one more game. I am
serious - if Boozer the freaking Loozer is back I am done attending games.
Even if Boozer leaves we still need another BIG Man!Millsap is a great
player, but he cannot take the place of a big man! The Jazz just do not match
up with the best teams without a front line big guy!Milsap should
stay with the Jazz hopefully, but he can't take Boozer's place consistently !
As much as I love Milsap, and have since his rookie year, unless you all are
happy with heart and hustle from your undersized PF and no chance at
championship and fighting just to get the 8th seed in the playoffs than Milsap
is your guy. He's a great 3rd big coming off the bench but he is
not ready to carry the load as a starting low post presense. I wouldn't build
my team around him any more than David Lee. I would love to keep him coming off
the bench and adding energy and hustle. And at mid level money I think he is a
keeper. Also did anyone else notice how Milsap wore down playing
starter minutes. We need Boozer or another low post presense to go along with
Milsap. Be careful what you wish for!
Charles Barkley had the best comment about this after game 5. He said he
wouldn't pay that kind of money to any player unless they can put the team over
the top and get a championship. Boozer has not proved that. I don't hate him
and I would love to keep him for a cheaper price - but that is not going to
happen. My guess is that he will opt out and sign with Detroit. This will save
the Jazz some money for an actual difference maker.My opinion
changed about Memo Okur - he needs to be the one that we really can't lose -
I agree. I have seen this Jazz team have their chance at it and I do not want to
see money wasted on another long term deal for Boozer. He was injured for half
of his contract, seems to lack integrity, and most importantly he cannot get the
Jazz to a championship level. Time for change. I will also cancel my season
tickets if Boozer is back on the team next year.
I hate Carlos Boozer. Yes, I know hate is a strong word, but I really do hate
that man. Don't let the door injure those delicate hamstrings on the way out. WE
DON'T WANT YOU IN UTAH!
IF you remember when the Jazz signed Boozer, it was very controversial because
he'd promised the Cavs that, if they released him from his last year, he'd
resigned with them long term. He obviously lied and didn't follow through.My point is that Boozer is a deceitful, expedient, self-serving person.
He doesn't care about his team, teammates, the city, or anyone except himself.
Why pay a guy like that to be on your team? I find that kind of behavior to be
Lose Boozer, start Memo at PF, Millsap at SM, continue to bring AK off the bench
and either get a big man with the money you get by divesting Boozer, or give
Koufous a chance. I thought he showed promise in the middle at the start of the
year and has touch around the basket if need be, in addition to being another
Robinson would make a great PR man for Boozer. Both are alike: condescending,
aloof, self-serving, money hungry elitists. All Robinson needs is the
diamond-studded ear rings and the shaved top. WHO-RAW, grunt grunt. You go
Carlos Boozer can help the Jazz win a championship. As much as I love Paul
Milsap, he is not capable of making that happen. To me, the real trick to show
whether Carlos wants a championship team, is for him to play for less money. If
he won't do that, we need to find someone else. Sap is just not big enough and
talented enough. I agree with the comment about having "Shaq" come here. We
could let Boozer go then and let Memo shoot 3's all day. Don't go wishing for
big changes this summer. We are only a player away from having a very
Boozer is done and AK is a head case that deserves a significant pay cut I am
hoping someone is stupid enough to trade for him.Millsap is to small
he is not a starting NBA PF; maybe start him at the 3.Salon needs to
retire, after 21 years of ZERO championships its time to move on.
I read a comment that Boozer can win the Jazz a championship, just like Malone
did! WAIT! That didn't happen! And if Stockton and Malone couldn't do it with
their passion for the game I do not see Boozer being a part of that equation
(with D-Will) with his double-speak and grave disinterest for the game. He'a
about the green and not the gold (see Cavaliers, Cleveland).
When Loozer lied his way out of Cleveland, he said he wanted to be "the man" -
don't hear that reference very often anymore :) Until Loozer leaves, your
franchise is cursed. The Jazz fans deserve better.
Sign AK-47 to a max contract, make him the "future" of the Jazz. Then when that
doesn't work out, bring in "Boozer" and make him the "cornerstone" of the
franchise. When that doesn't work out (and by now it should be obvious the
Millers have two strikes against them), make sure you save your best swing at
the next fast ball for the home run that will put the franchise back on the map.
Who will it be? Don't know yet, but stay tuned because we all know what the
Millers don't know yet -- it isn't AK-47, and it isn't Boozer.
Carlos Boozer, if you are reading this GET OUT OF OUR STATE! We do not like you,
we do not trust you, and we do not want you here any longer. You are not welcome
on the Jazz anymore. Count me as another who will not attend any more games that
Carlos Loozer plays in a Jazz uniform.
You people that are saying you won't buy another ticket until Boozer leaves
probably don't even buy tickets now. Who cares if you don't buy a ticket?
Someone else is always there to replace you. We would rather have true Jazz
fans at the game anyway.Go be Laker fans. It is people like you who don't
have a clue about the NBA and this team.
Look, I don't like Boozer anymore than anyone else, and I yell at him constantly
during games. BUT, he demands a double team and can knock down jumpers from the
post position much better than Milsap can. The result is the opening up of
cutting lanes for Brewer, AK, etc. which we all know is paramount for the Jazz
to win. The flip-side is that Paul will play defense every possesion. What we
need is a center post player who could demand a double team, or can stretch the
defense (Okur), which will compensate for what Boozer does on offense, thusly
making Milsap an effective starter. The likely scenario is Boozer doesn't
opt-out, the Jazz trade him, sign Milsap, Okur gets an extension, and the Jazz
can at least have a team who will put forth effort. Okur, when healthy, is not
as bad a defender as we think. He played Yao very effectively in the playoffs
two years in a row and rebounds pretty well.
I watched some interviews of Boozer, Milsap and Deron. Boozer is gone already.
His comments were so weak when asked if he wanted to be here next year. Deron is
basically saying I am staying out of the discussion, so that means he would mind
seeing Boozer gone, and Milsap is saying I love the Jazz organization and I want
to be here. I hope they keep him. I agree with How to Rebuild NOT. They have two
stikes since is trying to find a new team identity in the post Stockon Malone
era. Deron has worked out great, they haven't found that other piece yet. I
would like to see them keep Milsap, but just moving him into the starting lineup
is not going to make the Jazz better. In my opinion, they should go after
defensive beast of a center, then rotate Okur and with the new center and
Milsap. Give Fez and Koufous some minutes. I don't think they need to go after
another power forward, just let Milsap and Okur hold it down. Okur is a better
shooter than Boozer, they can extend the range of the pick and roll. Get some
The only consultant boozer-looser needs is a relocation specialist. Get out of
town you lazy bum.
That phrase will be the epitaph on the Jazz headstone.
Boozer is a robot. Every interview is the same. "We'll throw the ball up and
see what happens." "We just gotta execute our offense." Man I remember Malone,
Stockton, B Russ saying what was on their mind. It was not trash talk (Malone
and Russ did some in their interviews) but at least they showed fire. I do not
expect Boozer to be Malone but the guy is not very likeable. Get a friggin'
personality Boozer. That is my biggest problem with him.
Boozer is listed at 6-9 and Millsap 6-8. People keep saying how small of a power
forward Millsap is, but Boozer isn't any bigger. I'm with everyone who says we
keep the combo of Millsap and Memo as the power forwards and get a defensive
Why do people always put Karl Malone on a pedastal?I quit watching the
Jazz when Karl "threw" the playoffs way back when. Yes he was good, but he
didn't come through in playoffs all the time either! As for Boozer, I just wish
he cared. Bring in some guys with passion.
people would complain even if we won the championship. You always have
something to complain about. Such Whiners. I'm glad I'm not married to any of
you. I would be miserable non-stop. You guys are rediculous and you all seem to
know how to fix everything. Whine, whine, whine, blah, blah, blah. I'm more
sick of listening to you than worrying about the 3 million mistakes you think
the Jazz have made. Pathetic. I guess that's why they have boards like this.
So you can voice your worthless opinions about things you know absolutely
we'll loose with boozer or milsap...neither are championship calibre
players...milsap is a very very nice 6th man...thats about it....he to often
times shows up with a 4 point performance..so don't kid yourself...
You ask him to be more honest then go crazy when he is honest, what do you
expect? Also, he looks a lot happier on the court than most Jazz players do. At
least booze yells and stuff, most of the other players have had their
personality stomped out by drill sergeant Sloan. Would you be smiling playing
for Sloan?Lastly, as bad a human being as Booze may be, he is more
of a man than Karl Malone will ever be. Malone, the guy who won't even
acknowledge his own son. Look what booze did for his kid. And everyone loves
good ol' mailman.
No need to spend money on a "beast of a center" -- Fes already is one.Hire Ostertag and/or Eaton to spend the summer with Fes, teaching him how to
block shots, move his feet, and intimidate. Result: next season, Fes = 15/15, 3
blocked shots/game, bodies of many lane-drivers writhing on floor in pain after
he has crushed them . . . .
all this talk about boozer needs to take a pay cut is just funny. hes goin to
get paid be it in utah os elsewhere. hes a 20 and 10 guy and teams have to
double up on him. if you want a 20 and 10 guy you are going to have to pay top
dollar for him. boozer is a good player and if he didnt have the problems this
year, the jazz would have been sitting nice up on top of the west.with all that said.... i LOVE sap, and would hate to see him go. hes a great
back up player, best in the nba i think. but he can not carry a team on his
back. we all seen this as he got beat up as the season whent on, and teams just
dont respect him enough to double down on him. i think we can
keep both of them and pay the tax a few yearsmatt only has a year
left then his numbers will be off the books. then you have collins,knight,almond
all coming off the books too. thay can make it work
I definitely get an inkling of what you're saying here Doug. When
D-Will steps to the free-throw line you can hear the crowd chant - MVP - MVP -
MVPWhen Boozer steps to the free-throw line you can hear the crowd
chant _ OPT OUT - GET LOSTMaybe all that talk about getting a raise
when you aren't earning the money you're being paid had something to do with
Boozer has bad series against the lakere last year the jazz lose in 6,Boozer has big numbers against the laker this year, the jazz lose in 5,For a 12 million dollar man what difference is he making?
For a guy who hates whining and complaining so much, you sure do a lot of it.
Hire Ostertag or Eaton to teach him to move his feet? I'm not thoroughly
convinced they ever did. And the other comment about intimidation? LOL!!! Man, I
must have been drinking wayyy too much during those years because I'm not sure I
ever caught them intimidating anyone. Eaton wasn't an intimidator... he was a
tall freak who you couldn't shoot over. You can't teach height.
Alot of you know absolutely know nothing about what you are posting."If Boozer opts out then do a sign and trade".Duh if he opts out
then we have no contract with him to do a trade--he is an unrestricted free
agent."..Detroit offers him more, the Jazz don't match and he's gone
in the opt out year of his contract."We can't really "match" and
keep Bozo. He is not a restricted free agent like Millsap where we can "match".
Boozer wants out of here and if all we did was match he would probably choose a
different address.If the Jazz want him back then they likely will
negotiate an extension prior to him opting out. The market is not going to be
loaded with options for Boozer. There is maybe a team or two who has big money
available--Detroit may not be able to spend the money given the economy and
their team revenue outlook. How many fans in Detroit will be buying season
tickets after they just got swept by the Cavs?Boozer should play
here for less than he is making--payback for being injured and not playing.
Maybe the jazz problem is the coach. He has had his chance. Any other coach
would have been packing. Yes he has done well. It is time for another approach.
Maybe the john deere needs to be warmed up in Iowa or Nebraska. Here is
to a new coach.
Jazz fans need a real basketball player!
Boozer's done in Utah.His weak-kneed response to staying is all I
needed to hear. The guy desperately wants to leave but will only do it if some
other team is dumb enough to sign him for more money.To the Jazz
Brass:If he does opt to stay ... trade the doofus away. If he opts
out at least you have his salary available and can resign Millsap.In
my opinion, the Jazz play better without him.*****The
Jazz need to hire someone to work with Fesenko and Koufos this summer. Koufos
already plays well and Fesenko just needs a better understanding of the game and
his foot movement.One idea? Send them both to a month long "Boot
Camp" with Malone. Imagine Koufos adding 10 pounds of muscle and Fesenko
defending and slapping the ball away like Malone used to.We don't
need to blow up the team to get better. Dump Boozer, Collins, Knight and add
another power forward/center.One last comment: Let Sloan retire and
hire Hornacek as the Jazz coach. My prediction, the team wins 50 games next
season with this lineup.
I hope Boozer will leave the jazz team not because he sucks but just to show you
this team is certainly not better.Hey guys, bozzer is a ALL Star and he is
on of a short list 20-10 players and concentrate double team defense.He
has often problem with its health, that's right but stoudemire or McGraddy have
also.You are mentionning Malone but Malone has never won anything !!!!And please I know very well Okur because I saw him played in Europe He sucks
he only know how to shoot 3pts. And what about Millsap ok he get enrgy but it is
not enough to be a champion.I hope Boozer will leave this team to played
with a team where there is true fan not fans who think they know everything
Boozer is very talented when he is motivated to play. However, his defense is
weak and he is injury prone. He is not worth more to the Jazz than he is now
getting. He may be worth more to another team but a sign and trade
is dicey. If you sign Boozer for to much you are stuck with him and no role
players. A Jazz tendency. The Jazz learned to play without Boozer.
If they had gotten a good back up C/PF they would have won their division.
Instead they ran Okur and Millsap into the ground and needlessly lost 5 games.
If Boozer had been out the last 10 games the Jazz would have had a
higher seed and still be playing. Boozer makes the team to one
dimensional. The Jazz system works better when plays are not forced thru the PF.
The Jazz are better off with an average PF who plays defense (with Millsap as
back up) than with Boozer in the line up. The Jazz are more
versatile and harder to stop without Boozer. However, there has to be a strong
C/PF to replace Boozer.
let go of Boozer, period..as a Jazz fan it would be disappointing to see him
again in Jazz roster,it would also be better not only for the Jazz but for
himself too,.I think he will be better fitted to teams with dominating centers
like Yao Ming,Tim Duncan..Millsap is I think ready to replace him, need to beef
up some muscles I think and Millsap will dominate the game!