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Boozer trade talks heat up

Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:04 am
LAS VEGAS -- Working under the assumption that the Utah Jazz will match Portland's $32 million offer sheet for Paul Millsap, the wheels are in motion to find trade possibilities for Carlos Boozer.

According to a person involved in the process, Boozer's camp has explored trade possibilities with Miami, the Knicks, Golden State, and Detroit, among others. The scenario is complicated by the fact that Utah would want to bring back as little salary as possible to avoid luxury-tax ramifications, meaning a third team would have to be recruited as a salary dumping ground.

Oklahoma City, with $11.5 million in cap room, is the most logical choice. But the Thunder don't appear to be willing to disrupt their financial horizon. Memphis has room and will get $5.2 million more on Friday from the Jerry Stackhouse buyout. The Pistons cleared $1.8 million more by trading Arron Affalo and Walter Sharpe to Denver for a second-round pick and cash. The Pistons now have more than $5 million in cap space and could emerge as a factor in the Boozer talks, the person familiar with the situation said.

The Jazz likely will make the Blazers wait the full seven days before matching, which could slow progress on the Boozer front. If the Jazz follow through on their intentions and match the offer sheet, they would be close to $12 million into the luxury tax and would need to trade Boozer before the February trade deadline to ease that penalty.


Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2009 5:27 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

I wish Ty Thomas wasn't such a primadonna.  He's still a young guy but I think the Bulls want to do something now.   After Celts, magic, and cavs, the east is pretty weak.  Toronto might be a solid4 seed.    Still on the fence if Bulls trade Thomas for Boozer.

Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2009 5:22 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

I've been hearing a ton about trades sending Boozer to Miami. Me being a Pistons fan. I'd like him to be traded to the Pistons, but I'm not so sure it's going to happen now. I also see the Knicks being a legitimate possiblity to aquire Boozer. He's got one year left on his contract, so the Knicks could still have money for 2010 free agency. I'd still like to see a Richard Hamilton for Carlos Boozer trade.

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2009 5:18 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up


Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2009 12:55 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

I would not want him unless I was in OK city. he is a bum.

Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2009 11:03 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

"Beasley, or Tyrus Thomas-----would be good."

Good for the Jazz, not for the respective teams getting Boozer.  You know what else would be good, Kobe or maybe LeBron or Wade!  COME ON!!

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2009 10:56 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

I would've agree with u on Bosh before free agency, but with what the Raps have done so far this yr do u REALLY think Bosh is going anywhere now?  Especailly with the CBA up in the air?  Your choice, but rolling the dice on a guy who might stay put after his team upgraded so quick is a BIG time gamble for the Heat.  Especially considering u still have to lock up the other part of that '03 draft, who's already stated it's no guarantee he'll even be back.  And to sign to 2 players to MAXIMUM contracts in terms of money and length, is VERY RISKY in cap system because what other quality players are u going to get to play for your team for less money then what they'd get anywhere else?  Not to mention play 3rd fiddle or less to the 2 headed monster of Bosh and Wade.  I just can't see that happening, especially when u consider both players DESIRE to play for a championship caliber team.  Not just playing with each other.

Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2009 10:16 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

Bringing in Boozer would likely SCREW up what Riley has worked so hard to get ready for 2010!!  Boozer would most likely want his contract extended in any kind of sign and trade deal, which would blw up the GREAT position the HEat are in for next year.  I owuld much rather have Chris Bosh next year or later this year than Carlos Boozer.  While boozer is a good player he benefits from the Jazz's system and having one of the top three point gaurds in the league in Deron Williams, Miami Has a good point gaurd, but no one campared to Williams as of right now.  Please do not pick up Boozer, wait on BOSH!!

Since: Jun 28, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2009 9:22 am

Boozer trade talks heat up


Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2009 7:06 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

Bringing Boozer would mean that Haslem would go to the bench, thereby improving that part of the team. The Heat bringing Boozer in would likely mean Haslem would go to Utah.

Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2009 1:24 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

Utah SUCKS!! You need Boozer

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