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  • Matty.G
    July 13, 2009 1:29 a.m.

    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??

  • todd to above
    July 13, 2009 1:52 a.m.

    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 say


    Another false alarm. I will not be fooled this time

  • Season Ticket Holder
    July 13, 2009 5:14 a.m.

    I just shelled out $5,000 on my season tickets for next season. I hope its worth it.

  • Apollo Sun
    July 13, 2009 5:40 a.m.

    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!!!!!!!

  • Rumors and more rumors
    July 13, 2009 6:29 a.m.

    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.

  • Diggity Dave
    July 13, 2009 6:34 a.m.

    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.

  • lucas
    July 13, 2009 6:53 a.m.

    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.

  • What?
    July 13, 2009 6:53 a.m.

    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.

  • Anonymous
    July 13, 2009 6:59 a.m.

    Rumors, rumors and more rumors. Just go with the flow, folks.

  • realist
    July 13, 2009 7:15 a.m.

    Boozer to Miami

    Bealey and Blount to Utah.....

    By the time the rumor starts floating/reported.....its already a failed negotiation!

  • Boozer to Miami
    July 13, 2009 8:16 a.m.

    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 pot.

  • Boozer for Deng!!!
    July 13, 2009 8:23 a.m.

    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 lineup:
    DWill
    Brewer
    Deng
    Millsap
    Okur

    What a solid group that would be!

  • Miles
    July 13, 2009 9:05 a.m.

    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.

  • Blauch
    July 13, 2009 9:50 a.m.


    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

  • Anonymous
    July 13, 2009 10:09 a.m.

    trade boozer for bosh! trade ak for tmac!
    starting line up
    dwill
    brewer
    tmac
    bosh
    okur
    that line up has 5 potentil allstars

  • Dustin
    July 13, 2009 10:17 a.m.

    I would love to see the Boozer/Rip Hamilton trade go through. He would be an excellent fit for Utah.

  • the trade
    July 13, 2009 10:45 a.m.

    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?
    July 13, 2009 11:11 a.m.

    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.

  • Re The Trade
    July 13, 2009 11:19 a.m.

    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.

  • Regarding Boozer
    July 13, 2009 11:22 a.m.

    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 bullet Jazz.

  • Miles Confessions
    July 13, 2009 11:28 a.m.

    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.

  • I vote
    July 13, 2009 11:47 a.m.

    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.

  • Be Patient
    July 13, 2009 12:12 p.m.

    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.

  • Can we get
    July 13, 2009 12:30 p.m.

    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.

  • Hoops Hype is reporting
    July 13, 2009 12:50 p.m.

    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.

  • Justin
    July 13, 2009 12:54 p.m.

    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 an option.

  • tmac
    July 13, 2009 1:06 p.m.

    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 possibly O'Neal

  • WaspFan
    July 13, 2009 1:21 p.m.

    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)

  • TrueBlue
    July 13, 2009 2:08 p.m.

    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!!!

  • Ghost
    July 13, 2009 2:21 p.m.

    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.

  • drose future MVP
    July 13, 2009 2:25 p.m.

    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!!!

  • reply:drose future MVP
    July 13, 2009 3:01 p.m.

    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

  • Whats This Social Life Thing?
    July 13, 2009 3:07 p.m.

    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.

  • D-UNIT
    July 13, 2009 3:39 p.m.

    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!!!

  • To the 307 pm comment
    July 13, 2009 4:22 p.m.

    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

  • mercyfulf8
    July 13, 2009 5:55 p.m.

    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.

  • thank Boozer
    July 13, 2009 6:26 p.m.

    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

  • CJ3
    July 13, 2009 6:33 p.m.

    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 place.

  • heat fan
    July 13, 2009 6:41 p.m.

    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.

  • CJ3
    July 13, 2009 7:37 p.m.

    Boozer trade talk is fiction, and the "D" News won't publish my comment.

  • Shaybo
    July 13, 2009 8:10 p.m.

    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 once.

  • nick
    July 13, 2009 9:48 p.m.

    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!!!!!

  • JAZZ IT 2 DA LIMIT
    July 13, 2009 10:24 p.m.

    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!

  • jazz it 2 the limit
    July 13, 2009 10:34 p.m.

    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.

  • Anonymous
    July 13, 2009 11:26 p.m.

    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 stone

  • jazzfan11
    July 14, 2009 12:24 a.m.

    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 good :)

  • Apollo Sun
    July 14, 2009 4:39 a.m.

    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!

  • Yanni c
    July 14, 2009 10:39 a.m.

    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 this happen.

  • Potential vs Production
    July 14, 2009 12:34 p.m.

    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?