I'm not expecting any of the first-tier guys to actually move
Does this mean that you don't expect Bosh to move or that you don't consider Bosh a first-tier guy?
I knew somebody would post something like that. It only took me about 15-20 minutes, I wasn't doing it all night. But thanks for your concern.
So what if I'm a nerd, aren't we all for regularly posting/moderating on a message board?
Chicago-I cannot see him in Utah unless AK is traded
I agree, but in an opposite way. If Utah gets what they feel is a future great big man, they need to do everything they can to keep Boozer to protect him. Let the rookie come in behind Boozer, play 10-15 mins, get his feet wet then expand his role. As the years go by, rookie big guy peaks while Boozer is good, and then as Boozer fades, rookie big guy takes over and becomes a superstar and we win multiple titles.
If the Jazz take a guard, let Boozer walk, become Phoenix light, run a ton, and hope Deron likes it enough to stick around when his contract is up, because without better big guys, Utah isn't going anywhere but the 3-7 seed, with or without Boozer.
I can see how you think that's what should happen, (this was more of a discussion regarding what will happen, rather than what should) but I don't there's a realistic chance of those scenarios playing out. If the Jazz were to take a big, considering the investment they made in Millsap last offseason, it's just unrealistic to think they wouldn't free up time for their top 10 pick and Millsap to play by letting Boozer walk. And as far as becoming Phoenix light, that may be fun to watch, that kind of unstructured system will never be run under Sloan. He will always value half-court execution and making the extra pass over a run-and-gun kind of style. That's why I think they'll either draft a big or re-sign Boozer.