I'm not completly convinced that trading Boozer is a good idea. One one hand he's missed an insane amount of games the last two seasons, especially last season, but on the other side when he's healthy he's been really solid. Really solid, but not great. More importantly, it has yet to be seen what this current squad can do together for a whole healthy season. The potential Chicago trade is extremely tempting if that has any truth, but I don't see where trading with Memphis can go because I don't see them giving up Gasol in any case. But at the same time, I could see the Jazz mess it all up and trade Boozer to Memphis for far below his worth just because they're afraid he'll get hurt again and that he doesn't like Utah. Here's my prediction. If the Jazz trade Boozer, it won't be worth it for them and not only will Boozer be completly healthy for whatever team he plays for next season, he'll put up better numbers than anytime he spent on the floor for the Jazz.
I am quite afraid of what the Jazz might do in a desperation trade--I don't see the likelyhood that a Boozer trade would be a win situation for the Jazz. What Boozer's attitude is towards staying in Utah is a complete mystery to me. But if he wants, or is at least willing, to stay with the team, then I hope he does. He offers an inside scoring and rebounding presence that few other players can offer, and I think the team can make up for his weaknesses, specifically defense.
Plus, he will continue to get better. And since the Clippers are probably not going to offer Elton Brand in a trade, I hope Boozer stays. The management needs to give this team a chance to gel. It could become a very solid team.
I agree... it's way too soon to trade Boozer. I wouldn't want anyone less than Pau Gasol from Memphis for him. As for Shawn Marion, that would KICK A if we got him (could u imagine AK47 and Marion together? Deron could close his eyes on a fastbreak and toss it up in any random direction and one of the 2 would slam it down. plus, no one would score against the 2 gumby's) but i think Phoenix would ask for too much more than booze. The chicago trade sounds cool only if we get aldridge and ben gordon out of it. If Aldridge turned into another Jermaine O'neal, we'd forget Boozer in a heartbeat.
Bucks fan here. Been hearing a lot more talk about a trade brewing between our teams, mostly centering around Boozer and Magloire. Some a little more complicated than others. Seems like a split jury on both sides. Just wondering what you all had heard and your thoughts.