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« on: July 17, 2014, 12:16:08 am »
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Never before have I been so happy to see another player leave. Even Ben Wallace as horrible as he was at least was reliable on defense. With Boozer you just couldn't count on him for anything. In fact his defense was so terrible that we actually did other teams a favor just by having him on the floor. When players see Boozer on the floor they see an opening and adjust their offense by attacking Boozer for easy buckets.

Even the two things that he appeared to do well such as scoring and rebounding came at a cost. he steals rebounds from his own teammates, and if the offense isn't run through him he wouldn't score at all. And even if he does manage to get 15 points what good does that do when your opponent drops 20 on you? So you basically have a guy on the court that is causing more harm than good. On paper he seems like a good player putting up double doubles in games but when you actually watch the games and see how he got those numbers and at what cost to the team, it would have been best if he didn't get any minutes at all.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 02:04:41 am »
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I will be honest with you.

I don't think he was a bad character/personality but the issue with the dude was that he's physically handicapped. He concedes/leaks points on the other end when defending his opponent and gets stuffed and blocked like no tomorrow against legitimate bigs. It was very apparent from that very first playoff match-up against Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat that we made a dumb signing. We should have looked at the Utah Jazz for reference when Gasol + Bynum ate him up. The red flags were apparent way back then.

But I respect him more than Chris Bosh and Amare Staudamire. Two guys that are truly lazy shits and expect huge treatment. Chris Bosh will be exposed this 2015 season.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 03:12:26 am »
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Boozers shortcomings might have been easier to forgive if he wasn't on such a large contract. We basically paid this guy Allstar money and got MLE production. Character Wise I don't think he's a bad person at all, but then again you don't win games based on how good your personality is. The thing I hated most about Boozer is he brought absolutely nothing to the table. Even with Ben Wallace, you could always count on him on the defensive end, and even though he was a liability on offense he kind of made up for it on the offensive glass. When we had Wallace the Bulls got the more second chance opportunities than any other team in the NBA so at least Wallace did give us something. Boozer on the other hand was just dead weight taking up space and I can't think of a single good thing he did. Hell yes I would take Bosh over Boozer any day of the week but not for 118 million.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 10:31:35 am »
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I don't understand the extent to which people sh*t on Boozer. He is and always was a class act, a great teammate, and a willing (if not able) defender. It isn't his fault the Bulls overpaid for him and for a longer-than-necessary deal at that.

He gave the team 2 very good seasons (2011-2012 was the best of his career in terms of WS/48), and then the unstoppable force of aging caught up to him. He lost his ability to bang down low (the weight loss may have actually hurt him in this area) and was resigned to mid range 2s and his ability to hit them deteriorated over the last two years.

As far as "stealing rebounds" is concerned...it that really an issue? I mean as long as a Bulls player gets the rebound, does it matter who gets credit for it?

I wish him the best. Hopefully he lands in a good situation and is able to contribute in some manner.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 03:49:23 am »
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I don't understand the extent to which people sh*t on Boozer. He is and always was a class act, a great teammate, and a willing (if not able) defender. It isn't his fault the Bulls overpaid for him and for a longer-than-necessary deal at that.

He gave the team 2 very good seasons (2011-2012 was the best of his career in terms of WS/48), and then the unstoppable force of aging caught up to him. He lost his ability to bang down low (the weight loss may have actually hurt him in this area) and was resigned to mid range 2s and his ability to hit them deteriorated over the last two years.

As far as "stealing rebounds" is concerned...it that really an issue? I mean as long as a Bulls player gets the rebound, does it matter who gets credit for it?

I wish him the best. Hopefully he lands in a good situation and is able to contribute in some manner.

Boozer only played as well as he did those 1st two years because all the defense was focused on Rose. When Rose went down Boozer got exposed plain and simple. To be honest even those two years of production with Rose was lackluster and don't even try and play the age card. Again Ben Wallace was older than Boozer ( 34 when we signed him ) couldn't make a shot to save his life but still gave us something. I don't hate Boozer but i just think he's a garbage player and should be playing in the D league. However he's the lakers problem now and wouldn't be surprised if Kobe slapped him in the middle of a game.
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