After two years of flirting with Boozer, Chicago radio tells us why

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Last week, the Utah Jazz lost a couple of huge pieces from their team: Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver. Both players are both joining the Chicago Bulls.

For more on those moves to the Windy City, Tom Kirkland checked in with Marc Silverman, host of the popular "Waddle and Silvy" sports talk radio show on ESPN 1000 in Chicago. A transcription of their conversation is below:

Tom Kirkland:"You started the courtship of Carlos last summer. Remember that? I mean, we played a lot of your stuff last summer, and you kind of got this ball rolling in the wrong direction."

Marc Silverman:"For whatever reason, he's liked coming on our show; and I guess, you know, you've told us before that he's never really been, you know, the greatest media guy. But we have been courting him for a long time now, and this is the first time that they've (Bulls) signed a legitimate All-Star player; so we're glad to have Carlos Boozer in Chicago."

Kirkland: "You guys are like the ‘Utah Jazz Midwest' now, with the addition of Korver as well. You're taking pieces from a roster that can ill afford to lose ‘em."

Silverman: "Well, you know, I think there's some interesting connections between both teams. I mean, Jerry Sloan, obviously was the first guy to have his number retired as a Chicago Bull -- the old No. 4. Deron Williams played at Illinois and, you know, what's fair is fair; so you got two of ours, so we're taking two of yours in Boozer and Korver."

Kirkland: "So what do the Bulls fan think of the signing Boozer? I mean, it's a double-edged sword a little bit."

Silverman: "It totally is, because it was such a letdown, and there's no doubt that we're finally getting a guy who can play with his back to the basket, a guy who can play ‘pick and pop.' Because he did so well with Deron Williams, he'll fit in perfectly with Derek Rose. But the thing that everyone in Chicago is expecting for the last year and a half, and with them clearing out cap room the last two years, is everyone wanted it to be ‘must watch' TV again, or going to the United Center and seeing something special -- getting Dwyane Wade here, maybe getting LeBron James here. And while they're signing real good players and a two-time All-Star in Boozer, it's just not going to be the show that a lot of people thought, so truly a let-down."

Kirkland:"Kyle Korver is another interesting piece, coming off an NBA record shooting season from 53, close to 54 percent. You're going to get a guy who can spot up, spread the defense and, you know, it's another piece."

Silverman: "To get Korver here, he's kind of like the opposite of Kirk Hinrich, where he could actually make a jumper. That was Hinrich's problem: a gritty guy who could play defense but couldn't really put the ball in the hoop. Now they finally got a guy who could spread the floor a little bit for Derek Rose."

Kirkland: "Alright, I know I speak for all Jazz fans when I say please don't interview any more of our guys. Don't be takin' any more of our guys. We're trying to build a team here."

Silverman: "We are not a hater of Utah. We hate Miami right now. I think we're all united on that front, and we've dubbed them the ‘Miami Hate.'"

Kirkland: "Alright, Marc Silverman of "Silvy and Waddle," thanks so much for joining us and, uh, good luck with Boozer and Korver there."

Silverman: "Great to talk to you again."


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