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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 10, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 2:32 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

I'm pretty sure Varajoke wouldn't be traded to the Jazz because they are trying to clear cap space and take on Anderson's new contract wouldn't be helping much. Please get rid of Boozer and DEFINATELY do NOT bring us Varajoke.

Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 2:18 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

I think the pistons are undercover in a deal for boozer. We need to use him as our center and we just cleared more cap space. I hope we explore this avenue for Boozer.!!!!!!!!!!!!Cool

Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2009 1:06 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

Why would the cavs want a back stabbing, money hungry player who is always injured?  Can you say Karma and what he got is what he wanted-a big contract.  They would be better off using JJ Hickson.  That Benidict Arnold!

Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2009 1:02 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

How far he has fallen since he went back on that deal with the Cav's.  The injury factor and his huge contract is what's holding up any deal that might be had for him.  It is a shame because he is a double double machine when he is healthy and any team that gets him will definately be better.     

Since: Jul 8, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 1:01 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

Taking on Boozer is a mistake for whom ever chooses to do so. In the past all he ever does is cry about contract issues, play about 60 games and lies to the team he is playing for (Clevland, Utah). Boozer has the potential to be great but for him its all about Boozer. Imagine if he would of stayed in Clevland?

Since: Jan 17, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:17 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

I hope you get him.
We dont want him anymore.
No one wants a guy who play 18 months out 48 months.
go Jazz

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:09 pm

Boozer trade talks heat up

The Jazz dont want to take back salary,so that kills the purposed trade to Cleveland....sorry bud.

Since: Jun 21, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:38 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

I think boozer would only hurt the heat.. OR he would be unhappy with his touches..

When you have D-Wade, Jermaine O'neal, and Michael Beasley you don't have too much space for another 20 shots a game unless you plan on leaving every other player on the bench. The Heat wont waste time with Boozer.

It looks like the Jazz want Millsap over Boozer, which i feel is smart. If nothing else they will look to portland, or Detroit to dish out Boozer for a young guy, or a draft pick w/ cash. Giving them the capability to sign Millsap.

Since: Jul 13, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:25 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

Would the Jazz be interested in a deal for Cuttino Mobley's contract?  The Cat's contract is for roughly 10 million and insurance is covering 80%, sign Mouhamed Sene to a non guaranteed contract to cover the difference between Mobley and Boozer's contracts. Plus the Knicks could throw in 3 million in cash (most allowed in a dead).

 Utah then could take the savings and match Milsap's contract from Portland.  The Knicks could then in turn sign and trade Lee to Portland, thoughts?

Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:18 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

Boozer to the Heat could show DeWayne Wade they are serious about contending, & make it easier for them to keep him as well, so that would be a smart move on their behalf.  As to Cleveland, didn't Boozer leave them at the altar in free agency a few years back?  Are the ill feelings about that sufficiently healed to allow the Cavs to embrace him?  Gotta admit, a frontcourt of Shaq, Boozer & King James would be pretty damn tough!

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