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Boozer irked by Thib's benching

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08:14 AM ET 01.06 | Carlos Boozer wasn't hard to find throughout much of the second half of Wednesday night's loss to the Nets -- Tom Thibodeau had him on the bench. The decision clearly rankled Boozer, who gave short answers throughout a brief session with reporters. "Yeah, absolutely," Boozer said when asked if it was frustrating to sit. "You have to talk to Thibs about that. That was his decision." Boozer didn't help his cause early, losing Kris Humphries along the baseline for two alley-oop dunks.

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January 6, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Well Booz maybe if you didnt give up 20 and 11 to a hustle guy then you wouldnt be benched...Its not like Humphires is Duncan, Dirk, or Griffin....

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January 6, 2011  08:28 AM ET

Coach T did the right thing......he wants defense and boozer wasnt playing it....maybe this will help him in the long run

January 6, 2011  08:33 AM ET
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Ddnt see the game, who did they put in instead?

Maybe Gibson? Im not sure...But I think we all knew of the defensive shortcoming of Boozer long ago...Hell if Sloan cant get you to play defense then no one can.

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January 6, 2011  08:48 AM ET

Not sure if Boozer needs to comment about the benching. Maybe he needs to play better so he can give his coach a reason to stay on the court. Then again, he should enjoy the night off and get back to work.

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January 6, 2011  08:56 AM ET
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At this point I must say that I'm so happy that my Knicks got Amare and not Boozer. And this is coming from a die hard Duke fan.

Amare has truly surprised I think just about everyone on how he is caring that team....Everyone thought he would drop off a little without Nash but he has gotten better in my opinion....

Now if I could just figure out why the Knicks are so dead set on getting rid of Chandler....

January 6, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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Ddnt see the game, who did they put in instead?

Nobody watches Nets games. I'm even surprised the media watched it to report on it.

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January 6, 2011  09:09 AM ET

gibson was putting in work in boozers absence. they should start him again. then booz will be the most expensive 6th man

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January 6, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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Coach T did the right thing......he wants defense and boozer wasnt playing it....maybe this will help him in the long run

Maybe coach k-rat will call Loozer to invigorate his defensive skills.

Go Heels!!!!

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January 6, 2011  09:49 AM ET
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Maybe Gibson? Im not sure...But I think we all knew of the defensive shortcoming of Boozer long ago...Hell if Sloan cant get you to play defense then no one can.

+1

Can't say we miss him in Utah, especially with the antics of this season.

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