Monday, February 23, 2009

Boozer's Back

Word on the street is that Boozer will be suiting up tonight. What's more, he'll be starting. And it couldn't come at a better time. His defensive skills will be put to the test against the rugged Zaza Pachulia.

The Jazz brass claims that Carlos will play around five minutes per quarter as he nurses himself back to health. I, personally, will wait to see him suited up and playing at a high level before I put too much hope in the Jazz' return to glory. But, it will certainly be nice to have a legitimate-sized power forward back on the squad. I'll miss Collins, though.

It does seem odd that Boozer became healthy right after (1) the Heat traded away any hope of signing Carlos over the summer and (2) rumors started to swirl that no team has enough money this summer to offer him real $$$. But regardless of the nobleness of his motivation, it seems that Carlos now has incentives to stick around at home games past halftime.

So, let's pour one out for the return of the man they call "the Booze." It's about damn time.

5 comments:

Booner said...

i am not holding my breath

00Tag - License to Thrill said...

Boozer has a lot to play for in the remaining games of the regular season and the playoffs and I, for one, think we are going to see him at his best. If we bring Millsap off the bench, he and AK will be the best duo of bench players in the league. With everyone healthy, I think we're primed to make a deep playoff run.

The Crotty Kid said...

I completely agree with 00Tag. You will see the best out of Boozer over these next few months. That's a great thing for Jazz fans.

Pasty Gangsta said...

But a terrible thing for him if he plays as hard as he can in the playoffs and still averages 8 and 5 like he has the past couple of years.

dwillfan said...

no, the terrible thing would be if he has a great playoff showing and the jazz throw money at him to keep him...

...while ignoring the fact that he might only be able to play well in the playoffs if he sits out half the season.