<div class="quote_poster">Quoting #3 Marbury:</div><div class="quote_post">Tanks are a weapon of war, a tank from another team is an ENEMY!!! KILL DA TANK! I really hate Boozer for what I believe he did. However he is a friggen hard-worker and man he can punish people downlow! I remember seeing that Utah held its own against San Antonio and a couple other elite teams when they were healthy. I don't like Boozer, but I think it would be a huge mistake if you were to trade him. He is a hard-working defender and offensive guy. Utah could be a top 5 team next year, they always seem to have the hardest working guys. If Sloan gets back to his normal self, their defense could be the 5th best in the league. (San Antonio, Miami, Houston , Detroit as the top 4)</div> Well if you were Boozer and had the opportunity to play a bigger role and make more money what would you have done? Remember the NBA is a business, and Boozer's decision to leave was just as much a selfish decision as it was for the Cavs to try and lock him in for less than he's worth. I believe the figure they were offering was $5Million, but Boozer is making twice that in Utah. If someone offered you twice the money, wouldn't you have second thoughts about staying at your current position? Boozer took the best available situation for him and his family. In the NBA, as a young player, you have to take advantage of these opportunities because there are no guarantees and they don't come around too, often. If the Cavs really wanted to keep Boozer, they had options open to free up money and match the offer.