Greg Miller talks Millsap, Boozer, off-season

Back in November, Jazz chief executive Greg Miller opted to wear a No. 5
Carlos Boozer jersey to an interview for KSL 5’s SportsBeat Sunday, a
show of support to the embattled power forward.

Miller made no such fashion statement Sunday when he sat down for
another SportsBeat interview. Not to suggest that Boozer is leaving as a
free agent this summer and Paul Millsap is staying, but Miller did
endorse Millsap in one respect.

“In my opinion, Paul played his best basketball when he was the guy,
when Carlos was out,” Miller said. “And so it’s exciting for me to think
about what we’d get out of Millsap if he knew he was going to play that
key role for us. We’ll just have to wait and see if that happens.” Continue reading “Greg Miller talks Millsap, Boozer, off-season” »

Utah Jazz notebook: Jazz brass planning to talk to Carlos Boozer's agent

Tim Buckley

It’s not as if any sort of agreement will be reached any time soon.

But sometime before their starting power forward becomes an
unrestricted free agent this offseason, the Jazz do plan on talking
with the Carlos Boozer camp about the possibility of his remaining in
Utah, general manager Kevin O’Connor said Monday night. Continue reading “Utah Jazz notebook: Jazz brass planning to talk to Carlos Boozer's agent” »

Utah Jazz notebook: Carlos Boozer says he may stay with team

Tim Buckley

Five and roughly two-thirds seasons after he arrived, Carlos Boozer —
the subject of more trade rumors over the years than the New York Stock
Exchange — remains in Utah.

Now, again, he’s talking about sticking around even longer — and he even sounds serious about it.

"I think it’s a great possibility," Boozer said after scoring 30 points
and grabbing 16 rebounds — his 34th double-double this season — in
Friday’s win at Golden State. Continue reading “Utah Jazz notebook: Carlos Boozer says he may stay with team” »

Kirilenko wants to stay with Jazz

By Mark J. Miller

“AndreiUtah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko becomes a free agent in the
summer of 2010 and it isn’t likely that he’ll match his previous
contract. He’s due $17.8 million next year, the last in a deal that
will end up making him $86 million richer. Not bad for a guy who is
averaging 10.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

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Utah to add another point guard

Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor and coach Jerry Sloan met
Saturday afternoon to discuss filling the roster spot left vacant by
last week’s trade.

The Jazz sent Eric Maynor and the contract of retiring Matt Harpring to
Oklahoma City on Tuesday for Peter Fehse , a German League player who
is not an NBA prospect.

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Barkley says Boozer is big problem

Jody Genessy

If you ask Charles Barkley — and his buddies on the TNT set did late Thursday night — the Utah Jazz have a big problem.

And the Round Mound wasn’t talking about Saturday’s home game against
the Los Angeles Lakers, who walloped the Jazz 101-77 at the Staples
Center on Wednesday night.

So how big is this other problem?

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Utah Jazz: Millsap el conquistador helps Jazz conquer

Tim Buckley

"I haven’t made a definite decision," he added. "I have to see how some of these other guys come along. I thought they played a little bit harder tonight on the defensive end. But we can’t survive with guys just trying to get by on defense, and using their offense to try to stay out there. I probably did that a little bit too much last year."

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