Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  15 responses

Can the Jazz Afford to Keep Boozer?

The math is more than a little tricky: “With Kyle Korver opting in for the upcoming season Monday, the Jazz are in danger of seeing their payroll skyrocket should Boozer opt in as well Tuesday, citing the slim possibilities out there as a free agent looking for an eight-figure annual deal. The Jazz have approximately $51.9 million in salary committed to nine players for next season after Korver’s decision. There’s no official number, by the way, since we don’t yet know what salary will be set for the first year of Deron Williams’ max contract. Should Boozer opt in at $12.7 million, the Jazz’s payroll would climb to $64.6 million. That’s for just 10 players, not counting Mehmet Okur and Paul Millsap. Remember you have to carry at least 13 players according to NBA rules.”

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  • larrylegend

    boozer is one of the most overrated players and one of the biggest a$$-holes in the L.

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  • Dagga

    who cares if a guy is friendly this is a competitive sport do marines seem nice to you as far as game when healthy the man is consistent and productive paul millsap is good but as a backup pay boozer and let him do his thing

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Do they want to keep Boozer should be the first question they ask themselves.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Welcome to Detroit, Paul Millsap.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mansonovic Mansonovic

    I think they have to keep Boozer. Millsap did a fine job for those 18-20 games, but there’s no proof that he could do it for 82. Say what you want about Boozer, but he’s a legit 20-10 guy over a season.

  • Jonathan

    The guy only cares about money which was proven when he quit on his team in game 5 against the Lakers

  • Sparker

    carlos has always been a character guy

  • swift from compton

    the one thing about carlos that i liked was before he left the cavs he was lookin pretty good. i always think of what he could’ve been if he would’ve stayed….

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    This should be interesting….

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Mansonovic, he’s done it a lot longer than 18-20 games…he’s definitely the real deal

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    and boozer decided today he’s opting in, which was the smart thing to do, not sure why so many thought he would opt out…

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    You Booze, You lose.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mansonovic Mansonovic

    RV, I mean as a starter. I’m not denying Millsap’s ability as a 6th man.

  • scott

    I am from utah and I have one thing to say… (BOOOOOOOOO)ZER.