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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: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2009 9:58 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

Only if the Jazz Brass can work out a deal like what the Lakers did to get Pau Gasol for nothing. But that probably wont happen cause the Lakers ruined it for the rest of our teams trading some cash, some future draft-picks, and a kid brother for a franchise player. And other teams are now realizing that, thanks LA.

No Boozer for Kobe, Boozer for Wade, Boozer for LeBron, or Boozer for Dwight.Wink

Since: Aug 19, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2009 9:21 pm


I cant believe the crap these people are saying..Cuttino Mobley? I would rather have Adam Keefe thank you.

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

Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2009 1:10 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

they have to take on salary!! they cant trade for someone that only makes 1 mill. a year.. i believe that nba trades have to be within  15% of each other salaries....

Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2009 8:01 pm

Boozer trade talks Heat up

Would anyone agree that the kind of players who walk away from a good situation for a few more dollars don't seem to pan out in the long run?  Recent free agent champs like Rasheed and Billups, Garnett and Allen, Shaq and Walker, all put their time in and showed heart within the program.  I won't criticize Boozers game, but money talked and ......

Since: Jul 14, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 7:38 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

Here are a few players that I can see the Jazz trading Boozer for. Keep in mind that these might be part of 3 way deals and definitely will have some add-ins to make the numbers work.

Michael Beasley
Andris Biedrins
Richard Hamilton
Tayshaun Prince
Luol Deng
Chris Kaman

Again, they are going to insist on getting a player of great value back. If they just want salary cap relief then they will keep him and let him play out the final year of the contract.

Since: Jul 14, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 7:28 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

Be real for a minute. Yes Boozer is on the trading block but he is a 20/10 guy. To hear all the Cleveland, Miami and Detroit fans talk it sound like they expect to get him for free. The Jazz are not going to give him away. They want cap space which means they want a lesser contract in return. Boozer already is an expiring contract so why in the hell would they trade him for Cutino Mobley?

Miami would have to give up Beasley for him and the Knicks simply don't have anybody good enough. The Jazz will want a young talent in return. The salary cap space is created by taking back a younger player like Beasley who only makes about $4M. Boozer is a valuable commodity as an expiring contract and a quality player. So again, why would the Jazz trade a good player with an expiring contract for a bad player with a lesser expiring contract?

Since: Jul 13, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 7:27 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

According to reports, Carlos Boozer officially expects the jazz to trade him. As a result, Millsap's offer sheet from the Portland Trail blazers will be matched. If he goes to the New york knicks, it would be ok because Boozer is a post player but he can play run and gun offense. If he goes to Golden state, that will be good as well because he can run with them. However, if he is to go to the Warriors, then they may have to give up Andris Biedrins or will they be able to keep him? I think the most logical team for Boozer to go to is Detroit because they are in re-building mode due to the free agents they signed in Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva. Boozer will just add to their roster because now that they have a perimeter player in Ben Gordon and Villanueva, they have a post up player in Boozer. There may even be a potential chance it will be a trade of Carlos Boozer for Richard Hamilton, which benefits both teams. The Pistons need a post player and all star and the Utah Jazz need a good shooting guard that can actually shoot, in Richard Hamilton. Ronnie Brewer is a decent two guard that can defend, but is a liability shooter.

Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 4:54 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

After the way Carlos Boozer turned his back on the Cavs a few years back to sign with the Jazz..... do you honestly think that they would bring him back. I remember that there were a lot of hurt feelings when he left and since he hasn't been able to cement himself as a top 5-10 player in the league then I doubt that the Cavs would just forgive and forget. What they should of done was gone after Paul Millsap or David Lee...both of which are going to be just as good or better than Boozer.
But all in all the Cavs need to get somebody else who can show up consistently

Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 4:44 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

Boozer is a overrated, 20/10 with no defense and all selfish team honors.  Suck it hard whichever team makes that deal.  Mormons have been sacrificing each other daily hoping to get rid of this douche.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 2:48 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

If the Jazz do decide to make Millsap their main man, he needs to work on his free-throw shooting. That is the glaring difference between him and Boozer. I've soured on Boozer big time, but at least the guy could knock down a decent percentage of freebies. I, for one, would love seeing David Lee in a Jazz uniform, except with Millsap getting offered that much money to be a reserve in Portland, Lee will likely be even more expensive since he is a starter. Either way, Boozer's gotta go!

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