Originally Posted by Summit42
There has been so much talk about trading Boozer away. Does anyone have any proof as to why Larry Miller wants him gone so bad? I would think that if Boozer goes this would be Kevin O'Conners "last straw".
It seems to me the front line of Kirlinko, Okur, and Boozer played very well together durning the last 1/4 of the season. I am 100% sure that they would of made the playoffs if all three were healthy. Its just hard for me to understand why the jazz are so willing to abandon this front line.
Now maybe is missing something, like Boozer saying he wants out publicly. Its a known fact that players dont want to be in utah. But Carlos is from Alaska, so he knows all about cold weather. Seems we should try and keeps him here just based on the fact that there are no other PF's in the league that we could get an equal trade for.... that would be willing to play here.
I hope you all agree the last thing the Jazz needs is another streaky shooter like Wally Szerbiak.
I don't know that the Jazz are willing to let him go unless they get something comparable in return. Boozer's a difficult read, but the way he played the last 25 games or so in 2006 hopefully tell that he's willing to work. With Okur, AK, Deron Williams, Boozer and a few decent additions (which I think the Jazz have made through the draft and recent trades), I think this is a competitive team.
I'd like to see the current team 'gel' (or at least attempt to) and see what happens. There's no HUGE superstars, but there are a lot of good players. If they play team basketball, they'll be pretty dangerous in the playoffs.
It's hard to know where the trade rumors are coming from. It could be someone trying to move Iverson, thinking that the Jazz would make a move on an 'unhappy' Boozer. IMHO, the Jazz overpaid for Boozer (at least what he's been able to play). If Boozer wants out, he's going to have to play good enough that the Jazz can get the value out of him that they need to get through a trade. If he does that, the Jazz are a pretty good team and I wonder if the winning would cure any dislikes about whatever. Even if he hates it here, he doesn't live here and he's got a job like a lot of people that require him to travel quite a bit. He's compensated WELL to travel that much.