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01 July 2009 @ 03:38 pm
Boozer and Okur decide to stay with Jazz  

(BOOZER, SEASON, GAMES, ASSISTS, LEVEL, PLAYED)


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Utah Jazz starters Carlos Boozer and Mehmet Okur have decided not to opt out of their contracts to remain with the team for next season, the Jazz said on Tuesday. Both players had early termination options and could have tested the NBA`s free-agency market, which opens on Wednesday. Boozer appeared in only 37 games last season after suffering numerous injuries, but averaged 16.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a starting forward. "We are excited that Carlos has decided to remain with the Jazz," Utah general manager Kevin O`Connor said in a statement on the team`s ... read more