Here's one of Deron's quotes from yesterday's interview with Rome (from Jody Gennesy):
He went on the radio and said he wanted to play elsewhere. If he feels that way, that's fine. But he opted in, so he's a member of this team... Regardless if you like somebody on or off the court, as far as I'm concerned I'm going to play with him regardless because I want to win.
He goes on to say how much chemistry is a big part of winning. I don't see how Boozer smooths things over. I don't think his ego will allow for it.
December could be the most brutal of the season. Of the 15 games, 9 are on the road. Of those 6 home games, 3 are against the Spurs, Lakers, and Magic - not exactly gimmees. The road trip includes the annual 5-game east coast swing as well as two visits to Minnesota and one to LA (not the Clippers). Let's say we go 5-1 at home. Can the Jazz then go at least 3-6 on the road? That would give them an 8-7 record for the month which would have to be considered some kind of win given the last two Decembers.