HoopsHype Trevor Booker rumors

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As the Wizards exited the court, the Utah Jazz took center stage and did so hours after their organization agreed to terms with the free agent forward. Booker spent his first four NBA seasons in Washington. He’ll spend at least the next two in Utah after agreeing to a reported two-year, $10 million offer. “They wanted me,” Booker said about the Jazz during an exclusive interview with CSN. “We had a meeting Sunday. It went well. I liked them, they like me. “Washington, I don’t know what happened with that, but I’m definitely happy with my new team.” CSNWashington.com

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Also Saturday, the Wizards declined to make a qualifying offer to forward Trevor Booker, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, meaning he will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Washington Post

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Booker is now going through free agency for the first time and is an unrestricted free agent. He is excited about the process and looking forward to seeing what happens next. “It's the first time so my agent is talking me through it, letting me know every step. A lot of teams are calling right now that are interested,” he said. “We're in negotiations with a few different teams, so I guess we'll just see how the summer pans out.” GroupState

January 1, 2014 Updates

Trevor Booker was able to enter the new year in decent spirits after his infant son, Jaxson, was released on Monday from the hospital. Booker’s family received a scare last week when Jaxson developed an infection in his lymph node and had to have surgery to remove the swelling behind his left ear. The surgical procedure was performed roughly 10 hours before Booker had 10 points and nine rebounds to help the Wizards defeat the Detroit Pistons, 106-82, on Saturday at the Verizon Center. Booker came to the arena directly from the hospital and was torn about leaving his family at the hospital. But he decided to play on about two hours sleep after the surgery went well and three-month-old Jaxson’s health began to improve. After the game, Booker drove back to the hospital. Washington Post

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The Wizards could have nearly $16 million in salary cap space next summer if they decline to make the qualifying offers required to make Booker ($3.4 million) and Kevin Seraphin ($3.8 million) restricted free agents. A source close to Booker said recently that if the Wizards let him become an unrestricted free agent, he would look elsewhere for employment based on how the season has gone. Washington Post

“I’m going to stay positive and keep working hard, keep doing my maintenance work. Try to stay healthy. I’ve been healthy the whole season, so I’m just going to continue to try to stay healthy and stay ready because my opportunity is going to come – whether it’s here or with another team,” Booker said. “My friends and family are telling me to stay focused, telling me to stay into it. That’s all you can do.” Washington Post

October 6, 2013 Updates

Trevor Booker remains doubtful for the Wizards’ preseason opener on Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets, but he is still eager to get back in a competitive situation. Flashing a smile and covered in a lather of sweat after Saturday’s practice, Booker admitted that he got in a little more work on his sore right knee before actually receiving permission. “I wasn’t supposed to today, but I snuck in one drill while the trainers wasn’t watching,” Booker said with a grin. “I’m sure they’re going to read this…But I snuck in one drill and I feel pretty good.” Washington Post

September 25, 2013 Updates

Booker will be a restricted free agent next summer, but said he wouldn’t allow his contract situation to have a negative influence on him. “Just try to block it out and play my game,” he said. “Just go out there and do what they want me to do. My jumper is looking a lot better. My confidence is high right now.” Washington Post

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