Jazz to make contract proposal as soon as negotiating is allowed
Let Boozer go and give the money to Millsap. He is a great player who will suit
the Jazz well for years to come. Let's do this right and keep him around.
The Jazz have made that mistake over and over. This is a horrible FA market.
Please learn from your past mistakes. Worst case you lose one of the
4. Each and everyone of them can be replaced with a better player for less
money. Take your time and the right trades or options will open up. Be ready to
make some changes. The fans have your back. We want a championship
team and we all know that Boozer, Okur, Millsap and Korver all have weaknesses.
This current roster CAN'T beat LA or SA (even healthy).There has to
be a major change this year. This is the best opportunity the Jazz have of
creating a championship before Sloan retires. KOC would be very wise
to drop the mantra "we want to see what this team can do healthy." We know they
can't beat LA. We know that SA is now better than LA. Get real and
stop the PR. If you pull the same stunt you did last year and trot out
defenseless fakers, the fans are going to turn on you. You have a
playoff team and nothing more. Persisting at losing is not a virtue.
Providing Bozer, Millsap, Okur, Korver stays, I agree Jazz, at first glance,
doesn't appear to have a championship roster (even healthy). Yet, I'd expect
brass to give it a try with Fesenko, Koufos actually playing rotation minutes
this season; I'd like to see Korver starting a little bunch of games at season
start; and I expect Harpring to be healthier. If we can get a little bit
of a spark from them, and if Maynor can contribute something by regular season's
end, the Jazz can be a tad better and give West contendersa better fight. If things don't go as expected, we still can manage midseason trades to
address needs, ot just to cut payroll an gain flexibility.
I agree, don't overpay any of them. Milsap is a nice player but he's a piece of
the puzzle and not a star you can't pay him $10 mil., that would be insane. He
is an opportunity scorer, a good rebounder and an average defender, but not at
all intimidating which is what they need. If him and Boozer leave, work out a
deal for Chandler or Camby who would be the perfect compliment to Okur. I also
expect Kuofus to be a much better player next year. The perfect solution would
be to free up the money and get Bosh but that would be wishful thinking.
Millsap should think: at 6 mill per year, everyone will always love you and
think you are a great player value. At 10, (even if you could get it, which you
probably can't) you will spend your time in the contract being constantly
scrutinized, subjected to trade rumors, and occasionally demonized for being a
bad contract. Of course, that extra 4 mill per year can get you a good
Carlos Boozer has been a 20 and 10 guy and an All Star and he's making $13
million this year. Yes, I know about him being injured nearly 1/3 of the time.
But I don't see us as a small market team paying that kind of money for Milsap.
I would start the bidding at $6 million like the last comment suggested. We are
not the New York Nicks with unlimited cap room. I don't care if their center
with similar numbers is overpaid at $10 million a year. The cost of living
adjustment is much less here. j/k If we're going to pay $10 million for him we
may as well keep Boozer, who needs to keep his injuries down so we can have home
court advantage next year and who I think is worth $11 - 13 million per year.
No one is giving millsap ten million a year, not the jazz or anyone. his uncle
has been hitting the bong or something. lee and booz don't have the hustle that
millsap has, but they also have a bunch of more offensive moves that millsap
doesn't have. i'm a huge millsap fan, i'm sure some team will offer him the mid
level exception, i'd be shocked if he gets more than that. at ten mill a year,
i don't know if i'd rather have lee or booz, maybe, i don't know, people don't
pay ten mill a year for pure hustle, though they should, i don't think millsap
has the offensive moves to get ten mill a year.
Amare Stoudamire. Nuff said.
Milssap go to michigan,we have money
Of course I hope we can keep Millsap without overpaying. But those of you who
are hoping Boozer opts out, and GM & KOC agree that it's best for him to move
on, consider this... Boozer would probably play harder and with more passion
during his final year of this contract, knowing he was auditioning for a new one
from the Jazz or whoever. Even if/when he gets dinged-up here and there during
the season as commonly happens in the NBA, he would probably be more willing to
play through it (provided it was not another serious injury requiring surgery
like this past season). If he goes to another team, it would not surprise me if
he has the best year of his career next season. Considering these things, would
it really be so bad if he does NOT opt out of his last year? Especially if
Detroit or another team offers Millsap more than the Jazz can or should match? A
healthy-ankled D-Will entering his prime, and a motivated Boozer might make for
a solid "core" afterall... at least for now. What do you think?
Millsap is a keeper. Let Carlos Boozer go and explore his options, and no doubt
he's a good player, but he stays hurt and often plays soft when we really need
him to man up.Why should we have to wait for Boozer to be motivated, Millsap
always plays harder then most players on the team, he's a definite keeper and it
would be mistake to let him go. And as a full tome starter he'll be that much
I have said from the start that I want Boozer to go & Millsap to stay. However,
Millsap getting 10 million per year is a joke. No way would I pay him that
much. Try 6-8 million.
I think that we should keep Milsap, no matter what he is asking. He, d-will,Eric
Maynor( aka EM3!), ronnie brewer, memo, all those guys are good, talented
players who fit in sloans system and will make a good core. Boozer is a talented
player, yet soft, unwilling or unable to play well on the defensive end
(considering the Jazz's offensive firepower, we won't lose much in letting a
split mid range shooting/ lefty low post scorer go) Milsap has blocked a shot,
something boozer seems incapable to do. Yes, paul milsap is the same hieght as
boozer, but he can be a mid range small forward if we need, so thats not a
problem. The thing we really need to worry about is getting a big athletic 4 and
a back up shot blocking center with height. Deron is only getting better, and
having possibly the best passer in the game will draw scorers. Hopefully we man
up and make a sign and trade, maybe rip hamilton sometime? Any way, the way i
look at it is get some better players up front, keep every body but Knight,
Korver, and Boozer, and get out running, = wins
I agree that Boozer has flaws in his game, but he and Williams were far and away
the best two players we had against LA. Booze's defense isn't great, but he
still manages to grab in rebound within six feet of him. He is also a much
better defender against a guy who plays with a back to the basket (Duncan) then
against a player who plays facing the basket (Odom). The problem is the league
is filled with PF's that insist on playing small. I've seen Booz do a
great job guarding Duncan.I agree with the above comment that Boozer
is probably going to have the greatest season of his career in 09-10.
After this surgery you will see his shots FALL if given the green light. Keep
him he's a flat out shooter. Even with issues this past year he did fine most
nights. Some of you act like he's a stiff, but the man gives 110% always--A
KEEPER. Same goes for Okur at the same salary. Out with Booze & AK & Miles.
Release Fess mid-season if he isn't cutting it or if he isn't in shape because
his salary is peanuts in this league and make a trade before the trade deadline
to fill his roster spot. All solved--That wasn't too hard was it? Ha ha
The current Jazz team and philosophy will not produce a championship season.
Don't rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic.
Millsap should get 7 million max. 6 would be better. Boozer needs to go. Wake up
O'Connor!!! Do you see the rest of the top teams making trades and getting
better!! What are we doing?? Keeping AK around!! Dump AK now for whatever. 16.5
million for 8 points and 4 rebounds off the bench is horrible. Go get some
defense like MARCUS CAMBY. He is only 7.5 million in last year of his contract.
Move Okur to PF. Dump AK and with that money go sign Ben Gordon. Now we have a
championship team...(If Millsap demands 10 million send him out the door with
Boozer. Pick up Drew Gooden if you have to.)
I was watching some Millsap clips on YouTube. I saw a lot of dunks but no Js.
Can the guy shoot a jump shot?
The Jazz need the Birdman from Denver. I would trade memo and AK for him and
them we'd have the size and energy down low to dominate the laker bigs.
Can't wait to see Korver's shooting wrist healed. Can't wait to see Korver
starting! Can't wait to see Korver get the green light and be the smooth
shooter the Jazz need! Can't wait to see Korver give his 110% every night!
Can't wait to see Korver in a Jazz uniform this coming season!
Guys amaze me. Birdman great but like Denver will not resign him. He has
become maybe the most popular Nugget player in the City with Chauncey.
if you would pay boz 13 mil for doing nothing you shouldnt have a problem paying
milsap 10. if boz worth 13 milsap worth 20. why you think boz wasent in the game
at the end of the game and milsap was. before boz was hurt.
Millsap will get several offers in the 5 year, $40 million range. The Jazz will
not match. Does anyone realize he played half the season with two
bad knees? Boozer doesnt play when he is hurt. Millsap did/will.Boozer will not opt out because he knows his value. He will probably never
earn more than the 12.6 he is due this year.