Okur remains in Utah
Old 06-30-2009, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okur remains in Utah

Utah Jazz center Mehmet Okur announced today he has elected to remain with the franchise for the 2009-10 season, and is declining to exercise his early termination option. “We are looking forward to Memo’s return,” said Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor. “He has clearly been an integral part of our success since his arrival and we are hopeful that he will continue to perform at such a high level in the future.”
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So him and Boozer stay back.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Boozer, Okur to stay with Jazz

The Utah Jazz are keeping much of their frontcourt together.

After looking at their options, forward Carlos Boozer and center Mehmet Okur decided to exercise the options on their contracts and stay with Utah.

Boozer will earn $12.7 million and will join the star-studded free-agent class of 2010. The decision was first reported by the Salt Lake Tribune. Okur is due $9 million next season.

"We are excited that Carlos has decided to remain with the Jazz," general manager Kevin O'Connor said in a release. "We are hopeful he can continue to play at an All-Star level and will have an injury-free season."

Boozer averaged 16.2 points and 10.4 rebounds last season but played in only 37 games due to injuries. He has scored 16.8 points and pulled down 10.0 rebounds per game for his career.

Boozer's decision affects the rest of the Jazz's offseason decisions. Up-and-coming forward Paul Millsap is a restricted free agent.
Carlos Boozer, Mehmet Okur stay with Jazz, reject free agency - ESPN
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Smart move
Too many bargain centers available in FA, too good money they receive from Utah
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I wouldn't be surprised to see Boozer traded by Utah. They can't afford to keep both Millsap and Boozer.
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