Comparing Jazz Al Jefferson and Carlos Boozer in their 8th NBA seasons
SLC Dunk | Sep 13
During the last SLC Dunk podcast a really amazing, mind blowing topic came up. No, I'm not taking about trading for Rajon Rondo . . . . I'm talking about the whole Carlos Boozer / Al Jefferson trade. (Check out the podcast here, if you missed it!) At the time I think a lot of us were happy to be getting some sort of compensation for "losing" our Boozer. Others just were happy to move on. Let's not forget that while Boozer was a dependable rebounder and scorer -- he shriveled in the playoffs, never blocked shots, and his defense was apathetic. By a direct comparison, understudy Paul Millsap was the opposite of those three traits. Adding in Jefferson (and his bloated contract) was not supposed to hurt that much because overall the team was supposed to be much better with Paul starting.