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.
"We’ll find out in July," he added. "I’m not going to think about that, worry about that.
We’ve still got 20-something games, playoffs and a whole lot of basketball left. I’ll worry about that when the time is right."
Looking back, Boozer blew off Thursday’s NBA trade deadline day as no big deal.
"This is my eighth year in the league, man," he said. "It’s not the first time I’ve been talked about with trades. So I wasn’t nervous at all."