Posted by: Generalyummy on June 29th, 2010The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The Brewer left in the middle of last season. As July 1st approaches, will the Boozer be gone too and Utah be back to the “prohibition” team with no Brewer or Booze? Is that a bad thing? Let me start with a simple fact: I love Millsap. Nobody hustles or fights for the ball on every possession quite like he does. Time and time again we have heard he has a “nose for finding the ball.” But, can he be a 20/10 guy like Carlos Boozer has done for the Utah Jazz. Some would say that Millsap’s problem is consistency. Some nights he is amazing. Others he quite simply disappears. He will sometimes get into early foul trouble, and others he will be the best defender we have. His jumpshot needs work, and I swear he decides whether he is going to shoot it or pass it before he even starts to dribble the ball. He reminds me of a young Karl Malone. I believe in him, and I believe he can develop. He always plays big in big games, like the playoffs. He does his best when he knows the team is counting on him to get it done. Boozer is a consistent 20/10 guy. Millsap is not, at least yet. But, Millsap has more heart. He might not scream as he rips down a board, and he might not laugh with the refs. But, I know that if he were in the same position that Boozer was in the end of the season, there is no way he would have sat out in the game against Phoenix. He would have gone in. That game summed up our entire season: close. And I feel like that every season. Boozer wants to stay here. He also wants six years on a contract. Do we sign Boozer? If we can. Do we keep him? No. Sign him, and know that there will be some losers in this huge free agency this summer. I don’t like the idea of a sign and trade, because there are so many free agents out there that you just don’t know what the options will be. But, that is the position we are in. We know that we will be over the salary cap this year, so spend, and try to make a trade now. There needs to be change in this organization. Besides, this state has never handled its Booze very well; there comes a point when you have to realize that if you have one more drink, you are going to be sick.
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