The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network is reporting that the Jazz and Grizzlies talked about trading Boozer, but the Grizzlies backed away in favor of acquiring Zach Randolph. You read that correctly. The Grizzlies valued Z-Bo (who's contract is much, much worse than Boozer's) over Carlos.
OK, one more time: the Memphis Grizzlies chose to acquire the most clutch, heady, and gifted strip club connoisseur in NBA history.
If the Jazz were trying to gauge Boozer's market value, they now know that it's less than a guy who:
- Was busted for Driving Under the Influence. Twice.
- Was suspended for punching a teammate (who is a convicted sex offender) in the face.
- Went to a strip club while on "bereavement leave" from his NBA team.
If it's any consolation to Booze, whose ego has undoubtedly taken a hit from this latest revelation, it's that the team that values him so little is also the team that traded Pau Gasol for Kwame Brown.