Well it looks like Utah is going to match Portlands' offer to Milsap. This just means that Utah absolutely has to trade Boozer soon. Boozer has already told Utah that he wants to be traded now. There will be a lot of teams interested in Boozer.
Detroit would be foolish not to get Boozer IMO. They say him & Villanueva won't play well together...that just isn't true. If they could trade Rip for Boozer then they need to that ASAP. They don't lose much with Rip leaving considering they just signed Gordon. Also Boozer would help them out more than Hamilton no doubt in my mind about that. If it doesn't workout with Boozer in Detroit then they can just let him leave after the season. Detroit is saying that Prince & Villanueva is a better combo then Boozer & Vill...I just don't see it. Boozer is better than Prince. We will se what happens..maybe Detroit comes to their senses. If Detroit wants to make a deep playoff run then they better get some more help in the post. I'm not sure Utah would want Rip though because that doesn't save them enough money. A 3rd team would have to be involved here.
Other teams that are apparently interested in Boozer include: Miami Heat & New York Knicks....I am not sure what type of players would be involved in a trade. As long as Utah gets some cap relief and I don't think they really care who they get in return for Boozer as long as they get descent players that can contribute. I don't see a trade with Miami happening though because the Heat aren't giving up Beasely. Besides him Miami doesn't have any other players that the Jazz would want or any other team for that matter. Poor Wade he needs some help. The same goes for the Knicks too. A trade involving Boozer to New York is unlikely because the salaries just don't match.
Like I said there will certainly be more teams interested...they are just staying quiet now. The problem is their aren't many teams with cap space that is why a 3rd team may have to be involved. This is why the Blazers keep popping up.
A team like the Kings could use Boozer. Would the Jazz be wiling to dump Boozer for the simple fact of avoiding the luxury tax by resigning Milsap?
Kings get: Boozer
Jazz get: Garcia & a future 2nd round pick
Bobcats get: Boozer
Jazz get: Diop & a 2nd round pick
Blazers get: Gerald Wallace
I think the Nets would be intersted too but I was having a hard time coming up with a trade involving them.
In my opinion Carlos boozer is one of the most overrated players in the NBA, and neither of these deals really makes any sense for the Bobcats or Kings. While he is one of the more offensively versatile 4-men in the NBA, he provides no defensive presence (7 blocks last year in 37 games!). Wherever he goes he'll be a solid 20-10 guy, maybe get the Kings a few more wins, maybe even sneak the bobcats into the useless 8-seed in the east....but he's not going to help anyone contend for anything more than a first round playoff exit. Not to mention he's ALL about the money, a me-first guy who you just cannot build around.
You have the blazers getting Gerald Wallace while giving up nothing on the second option? I dont see the kings getting boozer. he would just leave after the season anyway. id like him in miami but who knows with boozer
Actually the trade makes a lot of sense for the Kings. Boozer helps them out quite a bit. After next season they can decide who they wish to resign out of Thompson, Hawes, & Boozer. Not to mention the Kings are only giving up Garcia which doesn't hurt them much if at all. They have Casspi & Greene to fill the SF spot. The Kings have the cap space to do this trade. They have been searching for another post player. Why not take a chance on Boozer when you can just let him go after the season if it doesn't work. I would rather have Boozer then spending money on free agent post players like Ike Diogu.
As for the Bobcats once again this makes a lot of sense. For one it actually clears some cap space for Charlotte which they have been wanting to do. Also losing Diop means nothing when they already have Okafor, Ajinca, & Mohammad at the Center position. The Bobcats are weak at PF (they let Sean May go). Boozer would help out a ton. He is certainly an upgrade over Diaw. Charlotte still has Radmonivc & Derrick Brown to fill in for Wallace. Granted they aren't as good now at the SF position but they now would have a little more cap space to sign a good free agent (maybe somebody like Josh Childress). The Blazers get the legit SF they have been looking for. They have the cap space to take on his big contract. Portland could just throw in some scrubs or draft picks in the deal.
How does Boozer for Garcia and the 2nd round picks work cap wise, since both teams are over the cap you can't make this trade the salaries don't work. The Jazz would be stupid to get back another spare part in Garcia for Boozer at least try and get a power forward in Tyrus Thomas and an expiring contract. Even if Jazz trade Boozer for Rip they will be screwed financially if they match Millsap's contract. Is he a 9 mill a year player and def. not worth 14 mill this year in luxury taxes.
According to ESPN...Sacramento is under the cap.
The two trades suggested aren't going to happen. The Kings aren't contenders and would lose Boozer next year. They are better off giving that time to their young guys to develop. The Bobcats wouldn't get that much better since they have to give up Gerald Wallace. Brown would probably hate Boozer too. Also in that trade the Blazers don't give up anyone and they don't have a trade exception to cover it.
Boozer is going to a team that needs him for a deep run in the playoffs and that has a shot at signing him long term.
Is it just me or is Boozer the most over rated star in the league. He's certainly one of them. He completely jerked the Cavs around which speaks for his character. He can not block shots, and most importantly misses half of his teams games. As much as I think he can do some good, I was getting cold feet about his coming to the Bulls. I think we will have to wait a while, but I'd so much rather have Bosh or Stoudemire at that price.
Get him the hell out of utah. PLEASE! I would trade boozer for a pile of horse &$#%#&@!!
I could see the kings making that trade. They are under the cap limit right now, so they can make the trade. Worst that comes out of it is they have a 12 million dollar contract that will expire. Who knows, at the trade dead-line a contender could come calling for boozer and the kings get more in return.
maybe martin and sheldin williams for boozer.
Kings would be making a huge mistake trading Martin for Boozer. They don't need a power forward and can leave after one season. He has shown no loyalty in the past.
First of all Sheldin Williams is no longer on the kings and second of all there is no way they would trade Martin. Utah is looking to trade boozer for financial reasons, they aren't looking for equal value and at this point they can't get equal value, portland has forced them to make a move soon if they want to keep millsap
where has the big draft bust ended up now! nowhere!
are not just going to dump boozer for nothing they will get equal trade value in return.
there is no team that would give them equal value now, everyone knows they are desprate so no one will give them equal value. Thats how it works
but the jazz are not just going to give him away for a scrub and a second round pick. COME ON.
the kings would have to sweeten the pot a little bit, but not much really
Garcia 1st round pick top 10 protected until 2012
I could see that happening
The Jazz aren't going to get close to equal value for Boozer. The thing is they don't care about getting equal value. As long as Utah gets somebody descent that can contribute, maybe a draft pick, and some cap relief they will be happy.
for boozer next team. He is a horrible person, good basketball player but horrible person.
haha I don't really know much about Boozer as a person. I think he is a quality player that could help just about any team out a lot.
j1232e..I will take your word for it. U are a Jazz fan so u know a whole lot more about him than I do.
I am kinda confused really about what the Jazz should do about Milsap. I almost think they should let the Blazers have him. That is a big contract. I think Utah can get a solid big man in the 2010 draft (they obviously own the Knicks 1st pick). Plus resigning Okur after the season should be a priority. Not signing Milsap would give them a chance to get some better free agents in 2010 IMO. I'm not a huge Milsap fan. j1232..once again though u have porbably seen Milsap play way more than me..How do u feel?
Jazz has already signed him to a 2 year contract extention that pay him roughly 10.5 mill a year.
Oh...nice..yep they needed to keep him
I want the jazz to keep him but 9 mill a year is overpriced for a quality banger. I am puzzeled also to see what the jazz will do. I cant believe portland is paying him that much to backup Aldridge.