27 February 2009
The one thing the Jazz have is a six year option which potentially would give him more money but require a five year contract with a team/player option for the sixth. While Detroit could give him more over a four year contract with a fifth year option. This is all due to the trade earlier this year for Iverson, his 21 million along with Rasheed's 13.8 million come of the books setting them up for a huge off-season this year or next.
Detroit has been open about the possibility of going after Boozer.
With the amount of money coming off the Pistons books they could potentially land two huge names from the 2010 free agency. However if Boozer opts out they could sign him this year and make themselves more appealing to another big name next year.
Boozer already left Lebron and could potentially leave D-Will he has and could possible leave two hall of famers for the money. Interesting.
Having said all of this the Jazz are playing their best basketball of the season and the Pistons the worst.
PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AS OF CURRENT
In my opinion There are only six, maybe seven teams that can win a championship this year, they are as follows.
Boston- They won it last year, they have one of the best starting rotations in the league, and they play in a three team conference.
Cavs- Mo Williams guaranteed (Audio Clip) that they would be in the finals. I would believe this guarantee if Lebron had said it. I think the Cavs can win the Finals but don't think they will. It would require them to get through a seven game series with at this minute Detroit, Orlando, Boston, and the Western Conference winner.
Orlando- If they shoot 50% or better they are amazing and Dwight Howard is a beast, but at times he doesn't play with 100% effort. I think the injury to Jameer Nelson will keep them out of the EC Finals for at least one more year.
As of two weeks ago I thought their were only 3 teams that could come out of the west but recently I personally think a fourth is emerging.
LA- The favorites with the best player in the world on their team. They are getting tired it seems to me, not on the offensive end but on the defensive end over the past few weeks it seems as if they are coasting on defense. They have been to the doorstep and want to go to the party that is a
SA- They are SA that is all that needs to be said.
UT- I feel that the Utah Jazz can beat the above two teams in a seven game series. It would take our best basketball and a few breaks and Kobe would have to die. The Jazz team is built for the playoffs and can go ten deep easy.
Houston- They look good, really good, they have a decent bench and are better without Mcgrady than with him. However, I think they are in Cavs boat, could they get through a seven games series with, Portland, LA, and Utah/SA and then Boston or Cleveland. I just don't see it happening
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