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Boozer the Loser

Posted on: June 20, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Boozer has been a thorn in my side ever sense there was talk of the Bulls being interested in him a couple of years ago. I protested as much as a fan could last offseason when it became clear that Boozer was again on the radar. I tossed my hands in the air in disgust on my drive home from work when I heard of the actual signing. I screamed at the radio when I heard he “tripped” over a duffle bag and broke his wrist. Sure, there were a handful of games during the regular season that he looked like a nice fit, but they were few and far between. During the playoffs his game was horrid, only overshadowed by Derrick Rose’s inability to hit a shot. Now the offseason is here again breathing down my neck. Again, the Bulls are “one player away from contending”. What now?

Trade Boozer!

I know, I know, no team is going to take on that kind of money for 4 more seasons, right? I can think of but one trade option and I want to get some feedback on it.

The Orlando Magic are in a pickle right now. They have made big trades in order to keep Dwight Howard happy, but it has backfired in that the Magic went from serious contender the last couple of seasons to a 4-5 seed with no real hopes of getting back to the finals. The writing is on the wall. Again, the Magic are going to have to have to try to pull a rabbit out of the hat. Keeping Howard happy at this point is just as import as winning for the Orlando front office. Oddly, winning is about the only thing that will keep Howard happy. It is the new paradox in today’s NBA. Build a winner around your superstar in a handful of seasons or lose them in free agency. Dwight Howard has to be on the fence right now in his mind, much like LeBron was a couple of years ago and Melo was last year. Heading into the final year of his deal Howard has a lot to toil over.

It is common knowledge that Boozer and Howard are best friends. They hang out in the offseason and are very close. So would the Magic consider a deal that would bring Carlos Boozer down to Florida? What deal would work out for them? Would adding Boozer to the roster be enough to ensure that Howard sticks around? These are the big questions. Here is one proposal.

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Comments

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:53 pm
 

Boozer the Loser

Just tell him to stop #!?*in taking those 10 foot fadeaway jumpers and we can start to be friends. It kills me to watch 6'9 bricked out players with a marginal shooting acumen notably setting up to take the dirk fadeaway.  It's not like he gets forced into the shot that often....he literally sets up shop planning to take this shot, which he can't be more than 35% from the field with.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Boozer the Loser

Trade Boozer, Asik, J.Butler, 1st and 2 2nd Round 2012 draft picks for Al Hortford and Jamal Crawford. This would help the Hawks add some height to their center spot, give them a valuable replacement with Boozer, and build for the future.

The Bulls would get the SG and PF they've been looking for to win a championship.
Bulls Depth Chart:
PG: Derrick Rose, C.J. Watson, Jannero Pargo
SG: Jamal Crawford, Keith Bogans, Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer
SF: Luol Deng, Ronnie Brewer, Rasual Butler
PF: Al Hortford, Taj Gibson, Kurt Thomas, Joakim Noah
C: Joakim Noah, Kurt Thomas, Al Hortord

Hawks Depth Chart
PG: Kirk Hinrich, Jeff Teague
SG: Joe Johnson, Jimmy Butler, Kirk Hinrich
SF: Josh Smith, Marvin Williams, Jimmy Butler
PF: Carlos Boozer, Zaza Pachulia, Josh Smith
C: Omer Asik, Jason Collins, Josh Smith





Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2011 6:21 am
 

Boozer the Loser

I dunno... some people blamerd the lack of SG, or Rose breaking down, but I blame Boozer for the playoff exit to Miami, he was brought in to be a number 2 scorer, a robin to Rose's Batman... Rose fed him and he had wide open looks and beads to the basket but could not convert. His defense is just offensive, not sure how he fits in the Bull's system, but considering his lofty contract and the fact no one would want him Bulls might just have to see him another season.... he better improve or else Bulls will miss the finals again.



Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Boozer the Loser

You can't give up on Boozer after just one injury-plauged season.  Yes, he faded toward the end of the season, but it was one injury after another for Boozer this season.  Without him, you lose that post presence.  I GUARANTEE the Bulls don't finish with the league's best record without Boozer.


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