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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: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 7:59 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

Has anybody heard the rumor of Andersen Varejao and booby gibson for booz??? here in cleveland we keep hearing it but i havent heard anything concrete!! man that would be huge for us!! please danny figure that deal out!!!!!!

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 6:03 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

he would be a solid pickup.  just make sure you have the bench depth to replace him 25-40 times a year. 

Since: Mar 31, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 3:54 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

if boozer were invloved in a heat trade, haslem would almost certainly be involved because they're not giving away chalmers, wade, beasleyor jermaine o'neal. haslem is the odd man out but worth it if boozer is on the other end...

Since: Jul 14, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 2:33 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

Suckers!  Please take him off of our hands, PLEASE!

Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:25 am

Boozer trade talks heat up

Boozer would be a solid pick-up for the Heat. He's been a consistent 20/10 guy for a number of years. Bringing Boozer would mean that Haslem would go to the bench, thereby improving that part of the team. The Heat need continued improvement from  their young core of Cook, Chalmers and Beasley to become more competitive in  the East.

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