Boozer and Okur extension talkPosted by Inside Hoops
The Deseret News (Tim Buckley) reports: The Jazz have discussed contract extensions with the camps of both starting power forward Carlos Boozer and starting center Mehmet Okur, general manager Kevin O’Connor said during the team’s opening session of training camp here Tuesday morning. But Boozer doesn’t plan to decide anything until next offseason, including whether to extend or pursue opportunities in the free-agency market, he said before the Jazz’s evening workout. “We’re going to enjoy this season and play basketball,” Boozer said. “I look forward to having an opportunity to win, and hopefully win a championship… Boozer, an All-Star the past two seasons, currently is in the fifth year of a six-year, $68 million deal.
InsideHoops.com editor says: Boozer is obviously more important to keep than Okur, but both guys are key to the team’s success. Okur is the third most important Jazz player, behind Boozer and Deron Williams, with Andrei Kirilenko 4th. Boozer and Deron are the two building-block stars and they’re both safe to commit to long-term.