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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.”
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.
With Zydrunas Ilgauskas reaching agreement on a contract buyout with
Washington, Ilgauskas’ agent, Herb Rudoy , said Thursday that the Jazz
have expressed interest in signing the veteran center.
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.
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.
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.
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?
"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."
KUTV.com is reporting that Kyle Korver plans to opt out of his contract
with the Utah Jazz and will become an unrestricted free agent.