Friday, July 24th, 2009 at 10:23 am  |  14 responses

The Boozer Trade Will Be Slow and Painful

Hell, it might not even happen. At least, not anytime soon: “This just in: Utah is not going to be goosed into doing a Carlos Boozer deal…There’s a good chance Carlos Boozer is the starting power forward for Utah in November, with a slighly overpriced backup in Paul Milsap. Let me say this one more time: Utah is not going to be bullied, rushed or otherwise forced into trading Boozer anywhere. The Jazz is not going to do a deal for a deal’s sake, and certainly isn’t going to do a bad deal. That doesn’t mean Utah isn’t listening to offers (it is) or won’t ultimately get a deal done for Boozer (though Miami will have to do better than combinations featuring Udonis Haslem and Dorell Wright; if the first words out of Riles’s mouth aren’t ‘Michael Beasley,’ forget it).”

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  • rav

    who’s going to give utah anything decent for a guy who’d bolt on a team for an extra few million?

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Memphis also said they wouldn’t be bullied into not drafting Rubio. Look how that turned out. And don’t Beasley and Milsap play the same position?

  • nicko

    i really hope the heat dont already give up on beasley….when they let him play last year he definitely produced. If they gave him more minutes I think he could’ve been up there for rookie of the year….except they didnt give him minutes….

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

    If LO would have chosen to come to Miami (which I just read on a local writers blog that he choose LA) Carlos would have definitley made the Heat a solid contender in the East. With LO out of the mix…..Boozer will pull back on the whole “Miami would be great” talks and have more interest in Chicago again because the market is bigger and the Bulls can contend a little bit more solidly than the Heat can.

  • http://www.curtin.edu.au Declan

    I just really don’t like Carlos Boozer.

  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    Betrayal Skull Dude.

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    what Eboy said (message at 10:53 am).

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty aka Free Lester Hudson

    Eboy, i doubt Utah cares were Carlos would like to play.

  • Josh D

    Beasley is more of a SF than a PF in my opinion, niQ

  • Bart

    I’d take Boozer over Beasley at least Carlos will pass when getting heavily defended not just chuck up a brick

  • Quail

    I know it’s just a video game, but the Grizzlies signed him after he was a free agent on my 2K9. and he did DAMN good. Maybe a Marc Gasol and Darrell Arthur for Boozer trade?

  • http://leogau.com Leo

    Boozer’s a solid player and all, but he’s getting less and less likeable. An unhappy Boozer in Utah is going to make things interesting.


    Boozer is not a good d man


    Josh D hes a PF