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  1. #1
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    One guy's speculation: Carlos Boozer to Charlotte???

    There have been a couple of bizarre rumors floating around about Carlos Boozer lately. One, now a couple of weeks old, had him going to Miami. Today's rumor has him going to Charlotte.

    You can understand the logic. Charlotte lets Emeka Okafor go to the Clippers and works a deal to bring in a replacement. Boozer would certainly be a major upgrade to Okafor, and would make the Bobcats a force to be reckoned with. What you can't understand is why on earth anyone would actually think the Jazz want to trade Carlos Boozer . . .anywhere . . .for anyone.

    Jazz GM Kevin O'Connor recently told HOOPSWORLD he has no intention of making a big trade this summer. He's happy to re-sign Deron Williams and move forward with the core group he currently has in place. That may even mean Andrei Kirilenko stays, though that's certainly up in the air.

    But let's step back from that for a moment. Let's say the Stockton-to-Malone combination of Williams and Boozer is not the long-term plan in Utah and that Jerry Sloan isn't completely thrilled with their development (which he is). Today's rumor has the Bobcats sending Sean May (yes, the Sean May who missed all of last season) and Gerald Wallace to Utah for Boozer. There's a weird tie in the story, which is that a member of Bobcats was in Utah to see a medical specialist, but that was Adam Morrison, who had absolutely no contact with the Jazz while he was there.

    It does seem Gerald Wallace may be available for the right deal, as we've seen several rumors about him changing teams. That in itself seems weird, since the Bobcats just locked him up long-term last summer. But where there's smoke there's usually fire and the Bobcats played very well during a couple of stretches when Wallace was injured. There's certainly more to a story about Wallace being traded than there is about Boozer going anywhere. As the title suggests, that ain't gonna happen.

    The reason we're hearing discussion at all is that Boozer has an opt-out next summer and there's speculation that he might decide to use it. Fans in Utah are understandably lery of Boozer, who literally robbed a blind man in Cleveland. That said, all indications are that Boozer will re-up with Utah and play with Deron Williams for years to come.
    http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=9442

    could this happen?

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    I think the only way this would happen is if it was a Sign and Trade for Okafor. The Jazz are a contender in the west and already have 15 players on the roster so they won't be doing a trade for 2 players that are average.

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    Okafor for Boozer would work.

    But if the Jazz lose Boozer they are officially out of the playoff hunt.
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    I don't think so I think Okafor could fill his spot. If they could pull off a sign and trade for Okafor I would be all for it they are going to lose boozer anyways after this season when he opts out so I would rather get something for him now. Plus it would be better for Boozer because his Kid can't even live in utah because of his Disease so Boozer could be closer to home.

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    Last edited by superkegger; 02-18-2010 at 10:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JordansBulls View Post
    Okafor for Boozer would work.

    But if the Jazz lose Boozer they are officially out of the playoff hunt.
    I think it will cost the 'cats more than that.

    Agreed.

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    Don't trust hoopsworld unless it is in the reality bin thread they are deceiving and rarely correct.

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    nahhhh brahhhh.

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    Hoopsworld fails dont trust them
    Leave me alone

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    No. Just no.

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    Good deal for the Bobcats lol

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    What you can't understand is why on earth anyone would actually think the Jazz want to trade Carlos Boozer . . .anywhere . . .for anyone.
    Bingo. Boozer has raised his game and value up to Dirk Nowitzki/Kevin Garnett/Amare Stoudamire type levels. No way the Jazz would want to trade him unless he deceides to demand a trade, and of course he isnt going to do that. The Jazz are a very good team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JordansBulls View Post
    Okafor for Boozer would work.

    But if the Jazz lose Boozer they are officially out of the playoff hunt.
    I agree. The whole 'Stockton-Malone' comparison won't live on.
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    Why would the jazz take a chance on a injury prone guy to replace a chemistry that is working there a defensive center away to make it!!! That why I thought they should of gone after Jermaine oneal, although he is injury prone as well but he is an upgrade and could of helped them???
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    Boozer will go where there's more cash involved, I think that's pretty clear by now. I don't think however that if Utah play this the right way they will have a problem resigning him since Booz enjoyed success in Utah so far.

    Btw, what is it with Duke big men and their back stabbing ways lately? Sorry, had to say it...

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