Well.... that was an informative article!Any chance of elaborating on who
the Miami Heat are supposed to be trading in order to get Boozer??
to matt, minor detail. As i tried to explain last night before being edited,
NBA Tv felt that the Jazz would keep Boozie and match Millsaps offer. Insiders
reported that O COnnor will meet with the MIller family this week and get
approval, as basically felt the Jazz could go with the tax for this year.AS I predicted all along it would mean basically the same great formula
that led us to a title in 2009 being the same roster for 2010.This article, of course does not point who the Heat player would be so I
sayAnother false alarm. I will not be fooled this time
I just shelled out $5,000 on my season tickets for next season. I hope its worth
Exactly Matty G! What a pointless, speculative article. The Heat trade rumor is
purely based on DWade saying that he would like to play with Boozer (when asked
if he would like to play with Boozer). Wow what a groundbreaking revelation! So
to make up for the lack of concrete information to report, the rest of the
article tells us of the by now well-documented trade rumors earlier in the
summer (Detroit and Bulls). I mean i'm no journalist, but surely as a local
newspaper with press access you'd be able to actually find out stuff we don't
know. Reveal WHO the Jazz are still thinking of trading for. Give potential
ideas of WHO the Jazz could still trade for within the salary-cap. Question the
Jazz management on a daily basis like ESPN and others seem to do!STEP IT UP!!!!!!!
How many times do the rumored trades actually happen? Not that often. More often
than not, real trade deals are put together that no one hears about.Sounds like the Jazz are starting to get really desperate. Hopefully that
doesn't cause them to do something really dumb.
Miami has a trade exception for $4.2 million dollars. They can't pair that with
another player, but they can do two seperate trades.Let's say the
$4.2 million TPE for C.J. Miles, then Mark Blount/Dorell Wright for Carlos
Boozer. At this point, everyone knows Utah is desperately trying to dump Boozer
and match Millsap's offer sheet. No way they get anything resembling fair
value.If the Heat can add Iverson and Boozer, it'll make Wade happy
and absolutely allow them to compete this year.
That comment by C.J. left me flabbergasted. A professional basketball player,
fresh off a fairly substantial offer (and pay raise!) from Oklahoma City that
the Jazz matched-with months notice that he had a chance to start- only trained
to play 15 minutes a game?!? Wow. C.J.'s mentality in letting something like
that come out of his mouth speaks volume. He doesn't have what it takes and
should be shipped out with Boozer. In 20+ years of closely following the NBA,
and playing team sports my whole life, I can not think of another example where
I have ever heard anybody with maturity and pride take on that philosophy.
Diggity Dave,The Jazz would have to be stupid to make that deal. That is
not even remotely close to fair value. The Jazz essentially get nothing but a
tiny bit of tax relief. The last time the Jazz did something purely motivated
by money they ended up passing on Tony Parker. Hopefully they learned from
that.Plus, if it is still possible to turn Boozer into Tyrus Thomas,
they need to do it. It is not a fair trade to be sure, but at least Thomas has
some upside and plays defense. I say keep working with Chicago and see what you
can come up with.
Rumors, rumors and more rumors. Just go with the flow, folks.
Boozer to MiamiBealey and Blount to Utah.....By the time
the rumor starts floating/reported.....its already a failed negotiation!
Thats a real stretch out of what DWade said. Somebody is really reaching trying
to find a way to justify his job...........Just another media freak stiring the
Let's offer Carlos Boozer for Luol Deng straight up. The salaries match up and
the Jazz would get a couple of million in relief. The Bulls have John Salmons
now playing the 3 spot so Deng becomes expendable. Move Kirilenko to the 4
behind Millsap and play Deng at the 3 with CJ off the bench.Starting
a solid group that would be!
Lucas Learn to read. CJ did not say he trained to play 15 minutes. He like
all players in their first full year of playing, hit a wall. Now he realizes
that he has to get stronger (no revelation there) and push himself to the next
level. That is a positive thing unlike your bad spin on the matter.
THE JAZZ ARE GOING TO TRADE BOOZER AND TAKE BACK 5 TO 6 MILLION IN SALARY.
Their goal is to get to around 76 million salary. The team that is going to
get Boozer is going to have 2 contracts of valuable players. Boozer will go to
that team. One of the salaries will go to Utah the other will go to a team that
is under the cap. This is how the Utah Portland and Chicago trade
went down: Boozer goes to Chicago - Tyrus Thomas goes to the Jazz and Heinrich
goes to Portland. Right now they do not have Millsap so any trade
would be like trading Boozer for what ever cheap (under 5 million piece) and
Millsap for Boozer. Tyrus Thomas and Millap for Boozer is a smoking deal Salary
goes from 12.5 million to 15 million - +2.5 million in salary. Now
Deng and Millsap - is great on value but it adds nine million in salary
trade boozer for bosh! trade ak for tmac!starting line updwill brewertmacboshokur that line up has 5 potentil
I would love to see the Boozer/Rip Hamilton trade go through. He would be an
excellent fit for Utah.
The trade would be Michael Beasley for Carlos Boozer! a potential all star for
a 2 time all star. I love the trade and i hope the jazz get it done!!!
Trade Boozer for Beasley & cash.DONT resign Milsap...Save money &
Start AK at 4, use Beasly to back-up AK, and than pick up solid 4 next
free-agency with saved money from this year...such as AMare Stodamire, West,
Bosh or any other great player in the 2010 class.And than with one
year remaining, trade AK for a solid player.
How many times do you people need to be told that to consumate a trade today by
the NBA & Players union you have to take back at least 75% of the value of your
man? Beasley is in a rookie contract staus therfore there is approx 8 mil
difference, now what are ou going to do? Let Jazz management figure out what to
do they are the ones that did the digging.
Tell him to stay in Miami until something is worked out regarding a trade or
whatever. He is dissention, and cancer that is not needed in SLC. Just bite your
CJ did not have to tell us what we all could readily see last year.Last season CJ's/48 minutes statistics DROPPED in every major category except
fouling. This happened with increased minutes\opportunity that he has been
asking for!!Translation?The more time he gets the worse
he has performed...so far.Lets hope he finally has figured out that
he MUST be more physical and consistent to even be an NBA player. Right now we are all still living on CJ "potential" because he has done
essentially nothing except burn up payroll for the 4 years he has been here.
Boozer be traded for Orrin Hatch and a senator to be named. Call it a stimulus
bill line item and the Jazz can get some extra cash to sweeten the deal.Who read the bill anyway? The trade could be in there.
and get real value for Boozer. There will be some great deals at the 1/2. Overpaying Millsap is the wrong move. He can be replaced with a better
player for cheaper. Stop destoying the future of the Jazz with
idiotic same as always mediocre mentality. We should have a ring for
by being in the lux tax. Instead we get leftovers from last year.
Off of the AK for T-Mac trade? Sure let's trade an over-paid (16 mil),
under-performing Russian with a good attitude for an even more over-paid
(20+mil), injury prone, whiney, selfish jerk. Did anyone notice that with T-mac
sitting, the rockets actually got past the 1st round of the playoffs this
decade? Having T-mac would be like cloning boozer and starting them both.
that the only money the Jazz owe is a little on the Center. The lux tax hit is
not a problem. If the Jazz are going to pay the tax (and I respect
Greg for his willingness to try to get a championship) please get a better team
for that amount of money. This team cannot beat SA, LA and probably
not POR. Neither Boozer nor Millsap are good enough. Please do not squander this
chance to get the talent to win a ring.Millsap is not worth 2 years
of lux tax. Spend that money on getting better players. The Jazz will have a
chance at a championship then. They simply can't win with this team.
Stop listening to Sloan. He has not been able to produce for 22 years. He is not
going to start now. Even I could get the Jazz into the playoffs this
year. PHO/HOU/NO are busted.Continuity will not win championships.
Continuity is something you do after you win one.Stop drinking the
Sloan snake oil. It won't fix the problems. Poor Defense, Road Wins, Back to
Backs. How does continuity fix those? Fix the problems and you win.
Doesn't do much good now, but looking back... there's a strong possibility we
could've used Boozer as the primary trading chip to get the Heat's pick that
ended up being Beasley. Heat were pretty high on Booz at the time.Looking at today ... the Jazz will trade him. But as much as it pains me, I
doubt it will be until closer to the trade deadline when teams have figured out
what they have & either want to use him for the future or add him as a piece of
what they believe is a championship run. I also think teams will be more
willing to give up more at that point. Right now all the NBA knows the Jazz are
desperatly trying to move him. For this team to be successful,
Millsap needs to be a solid player, the Knicks pick needs to be top 5 & we need
to get someone who will help us long term for Boozer. The big free agents don't
come here typically, so trading for expiring contracts may not be that great of
There is no way you trade for T-Macs outragous contract, he will be the highest
paid player next year. The trade btwn us and Miami, will send Beasley here and
Boozer can go anywhere and for anyone as long as my Bulls are not involved. As a
Bulls fan in Utah, I do not want any part of Carlos Boozer. He is always hurt,
is a cancer in the locker room and when he is on the court, he is a huge
defensive liability. It does not matter who he matches up against, whoever it is
will most certainly have a career night. The Jazz need to cut ties with this
under-achiever....(Just not to my Bulls please)
Here's a thought for a trade with Miami... We give them Boozer and we take
Haslem avg.10.6pts. and 8.2 rebounds per game and Beasley 13.9 pts. and 5.4
rebounds, both with one year left on their contracts... Let Milsap go and be
under the cap!!!Beasley has been a bit of a disappointment in Miami but
would thrive in the Jazz system. Just as I think Milsap will see how good a
system it was for him... He'll still do fine in Portland because he works hard
but the numbers won't be much more than what he sees here off the bench. Here
he's a possible All Star their just a role player. I will miss his hustle!!!
The rumors I am reading about have Boozer to Miami for Beasley and Haslem, or
Boozer for Haslem and Cook. Of course Miami would like to see Hsslem and Cook
and Jazz want Beasley and Haslem.
okay u utah fans are stupid there is no way raptors would trade bosh for boozer
and AK for T-Mac i mean who in their right minds would want to play in UTAH a
town full of mormons and a terrible nightlife scene...and utah future is going
down the drain and i feel bad for dwill kuz he is a phenomonal player stuck in a
horrible city and playing for a horrible team enough said!!!
Your a joke dude, by the way houston wanted to trade T-Mac hear and Utah denied
it, and SLC doesn't really have taht many mormons anymore, and the nightlife is
actually pretty good these days, you must be a Laker utah transplant, one day
you will jump off that bandwagon won't ya
Re:the 2:25 comment, are you saying that night life is a determing item or
requirement as to where a player is going to play? You hop heads and your
mindset and trashy priorities are a sick mess. Is there anything in life for you
that resembles reality? How far do you expect to get in life with your fantasy,
dreamland night life? We don't want party animals here in the first place and in
the second people with integrity and goals in their life ARE accepted with open
arms. You can live in the ghetto and slum yards if that is what floats your
boat, but we prefer a different lifestyle.
The Jazz would be very stupid to trade Boozer for Cook and Haslem. Also, Miami
is not going to trade Beasley!! He still has to much of an upside. This means
the Jazz are either going to make a stupid trade, or Face it Jazz Fans WE ARE
STUCK WITH CARLOS BOOZER!!!
I understand your point,what drose wrote was ignorant,..but your response is
just as bad,..Of course nightlife will determine a YOUNG prospect, maybe not as
much a veteran,..but a younger dude of course..SLC isnt really a bangin
spot.,and you talking about the Ghetto? Do you really Believe the VAST majority
of NBA players are from neihgborhoods like the AVENUES? In reading your response
, your just as ignorant
Trade Boozer to Sacramento for Nocioni. This would bring in a quality player
and put Utah's payroll at 66 million before matching for Milsap.
we've got to trade Boozer by all means, I think Boozer opted in so the Jazz can
trade him and have the Jazz something in return, rather than Boozer opting out
then we got nothing in return, we've got to thank Boozer for that... but still
we have to move Boozer because that is the reason why he opted in, sooner or
later before the regular season starts a trade will happen, and that will
benefits all the parties involved
It has been reported, as I have been saying all along, that the trade rumors are
exactly that...rumors. The Millers DID NOT tell Boozer that he is not in the
plans for the future, and Boozer's supposed trade-talk response is also fiction,
according to reports.Of course that doesn't make for much of a
story, unless you start trying to find out who dropped the lies in the first
as a heat fan in utah and d wade being my favorite player. please keep boozer. i
have seen what he has done to the team . no good.
Boozer trade talk is fiction, and the "D" News won't publish my comment.
Boozer is a valuable trade comodity especially with the possibility of a 62
million luxury cap next year. If the Jazz trade him in a panic for next to
nothing just to re-sign his backup Kevin O should be fired. They should forget
Milsap and his over priced contract, keep Boozer for a year, trade AK and
Harpring for McGrady for his expiring contract and have more money than anyone
else to spend next year to go along with a couple of great draft picks, they
could re-build this team in a hurry and maybe even compete with the best for
i hope it will be dorell wright, mark blount, udonis haslem and michael beasley
for miles, harp and boozer. we would get a bunch of expiring contracts and a
little upside with wright and beasley. haslem would give us toughness and
blount, idk...... uh experience i guess or i see them doing harp, korver and
boozer for oneal and beasley. oneal w/huge contract that comes up at end of this
year, 23 mil! and 4 mil coming off from beasley w/ his contract up too. wade
gets his man boozer and also get expiring contracts to get a good player for
them next year. WHY NOT DO THIS, PLEASE COMMENT ON THIS POST!!!!!
what ever clown said that boozer wil not be traded must be brain dead let me
help you out sir. Boozer pretended to opt out then took it back when he could
not get big money so we wont pay him and his contract will be up and his play
has declined mix that with him being injurd 40% of his time in utah. Boozer will
not be traded? realy? how? from where im at i cant see how he wont be traded.
Everyone can score but carlos cant play defense or stay health. HEEEEEEEEEE's
out of here!
And for the person who says boozer just wanted us to get players for him rather
then him leave town and us get nothing. Are you for real man? let me help you
out you seem nice man. NOBODY IN THE NBA OPTS BACK IN 2 BE NICE! Boozer opted
out when the economy was better and so was his play then the economy hit the
skids and then boozer got hurt....again so the money he wanted was not offered.
Thanks booze thanks for crawling back to the jazz cuz no one wants to pay 100
mill for an under sized power forward with no defensive ability to be honest
judgeing by the fact he took the 12 million says that he was not even offered
that! Save your props for the good guys.
Boozer opted in because he has no choice, if he opted out no team will pay his
desired salary, so its better for him just to opt in, now that the Jazz has no
plans offering him extension, and Boozer knows that, everyone knows that Boozer
will be gone anyway after his contract plus trying to match Portland's offer to
Millsap, then its better to trade Boozer, it's like hitting two birds with one
In my opinion Boozer only oppted in because the heat had no more cap space.
Boozer wants to play for the heat, and has been dreaming about it since he was
sitting on the jazz bench injured (or atleast he says he was injured) so he
oppted so he could be traded to miami, becuase miami couldn't sign him as a free
agent. Wade and Booz are best friends, and wade wants booz on the team. So if
the heat get boozer, wade and booz will love it. Then wade will most likely if
not for sure sign the extension that was offered to him by miami. So the staff
of the heat would love that, so they will be more willing to trade some good
guys to the jazz in exchange for boozer. So D-Wade could be the jazz's best
friend in this whole thing, cuz the staff of miami will be trying to please wade
in any way they can. So the jazz may get some good guys from miami, like beasly,
or cook and they would have to through in haslem. So beasly and haslem sounds
I'm sick of all the Boozer/Millsap talk. Why don't the Jazz work on solving
another problem: THE DESPERATE NEED FOR A SHOOTING GUARD WHO CAN SHOOT! We
haven't had one since Jeff Hornacek!But where will we find one?Hmm??? Oh look!!!! Allen Iverson, the multiple NBA scoring champion and
future hall-of-famer is available as a free agent! And what's that??? He is only
asking for MLE salary. Unlike our selfish money-grabbing players like PAUL
MILLSAP (Yes the guy that wants 10 mill a year as a backup!).I don't
wanna hear any nonsense about being a poison. For MLE it is worth taking a
chance on AI. I mean a backcourt of DWill and AI would be unstoppable. He is
definitely worth the money and gives us another scoring threat (i.e. more
options if we do lose Boozer).SIGN ALLEN IVERSON!
Boozer in Miami would meen alot in terms of the teams dedication to build a
winner and keeping Wade happy. The Heat shouls do everything possible to make
miles vs Millsap,still waiting on miles to "develope" and become a
hard-working,productive member of the Jazz,don`t think it`ll ever happen,but
we`ll see,Millsap on the other hand came out of the gate his first year,ready to
contribute,miles will be in his 5th year??? still waiting for his
"potential".... how long must we all wait?