And what did AK ever really help the Jazz accomplish? Bear in mind he was a shell of himself when the Jazz were at their best during his tenure.
Also, there is a clear and distinct difference between AK and Boozer: AK was received well and Boozer's name will live in infamy. Even assuming that their net contributions were on equal-levels.
Also the fact that we drafted him and the amount of expectation placed on him added to that.
Ball moves better with him in the game.
As much as Al is pissing me off I'm almost longing for the days of Boozer.
Until I remember Boozer's "defense" which makes Al look like the reincarnation of Bill Russell.
It started with Earl [Watson], Randy [Foye] and Marvin [Williams]–the veteran guys. I thought the young guys did a good job of following their lead getting us off to a good start. - referring to the Jazz/Bobcats game on 3/1/13
Earl, Randy, and Marvin started the first quarter 0-3, scored a whopping zero points, and finished with a turnover in the first quarter.
Your head coach of the Jazz ladies and gentlemen.
Chicago, 2012: 19-13
Chicago with Boozer: 2011: 50-16
Jazz with Jefferson: 2011: 36-30
Chicago 2010: 62-20
Utah 2010 (with Jefferson and Williams, an elite pg): 39-43
Chicago (with Rose) - 41-41
Utah - 53-29
Um. Boozer is LIGHT YEARS ahead of Al. It's not even close. Boozer has won EVERYWHERE he has been, Al had NEVER won anything of any significance.
If you were a GM and chose AL of Boozer, you would be fired very quickly. If Boozer had a Favors or Ostertag playing next to him we would be pining for more statues for him and Deron and Sloan would still be drooling on our sideline.
Al is a terrible player, and a terrible on court teammate. He is Stephon Marbury.
When we changed Boozer for Jefferson we were -14 wins.
When Chicago picked up Boozer they picked up 21 wins.
Messina, Jabari and Monroe. The perfect summer.