Does the Utah Jazz’s Quick Playoff Exit Mean Carlos Boozer Is Gone?

May 11th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
For the third straight year the Utah Jazz's postseason fate has been decided by the Los Angeles Lakers, and even though the pain from this defeat will linger, thoughts immediately shift to forward Carlos Boozer's future with the team.

Or maybe it's better to say Boozer's lack of a future in Utah, because after Boozer's courageous but desperate performance against the Lakers, it's all but certain he will don the colors of another team next season.

Boozer has been a great player for the Jazz and he has fit well within the boundaries of Jerry Sloan's system, but it has become evident he is not the post player best suited to complement point guard Deron Williams' game.

The Jazz have remained stuck in neutral during Boozer's tenure in Utah, and although they have been a sure bet to qualify for the postseason, recent history says the Jazz has reached their ceiling as a team.

This was exposed in the series with the Lakers by the dominance of the taller, more versatile Pau Gasol, who dominated Boozer and rendered him virtually ineffective for much of the series.

Boozer's inability to hold his ground against Gasol may be the root r ...

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