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It was obvious on Thursday, though, that the 27-year-old Booker would like to stay in Utah next season. "Of course I want to be back. I got the sense that they want me back, so I feel it's mutual," he said. "But, you know, at the end of the day, it's still always a business, so we'll see. "… We had great (team) chemistry. Definitely, the chemistry was great, just to play with the guys, the way we competed. You know, I'm a big competitor, so I want to be out there with guys who compete. And those guys definitely competed and gave it their all every game, and I would love to play with them again. Deseret News

"The Jazz organization, they do a good job. It's very family oriented, they do a lot of stuff for the fans. I mean, it's just great," Booker said. "Washington was a great experience, but I definitely enjoyed my time here in Utah a little more (than his previous four years in Washington with the Wizards)." Deseret News

April 17, 2015 Updates

Trevor Booker who took issue with Kanter’s comments on the organization’s lack of professionalism and made a sarcastic tweet concerning him the night before, didn’t pile on when asked about the change after he left. “The locker room was fine when he was here and it was great after he left,’’ he said. Deseret News

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Trevor Booker led the way, as the Jazz forward hit 12 of 15 shots and scored a career-high 36 points. Booker, whose previous season high was 17 points, had that beat by the end of the first quarter, in which he scored 19. "Trevor Booker was just amazing. He scored a lot, but he got them in the flow of the game," Utah coach Quin Snyder said. Booker's previous career high was 26 points while playing for Denver in 2011. "Definitely, the win made it feel a lot better. Just one of those nights where I had it going. My teammates did a good job of finding me," Booker said. Deseret News

April 10, 2015 Updates

As he mentioned, part of the issue was the group’s adjustment to Snyder’s new scheme. Where former Jazz coach Ty Corbin had Utah’s bigs leap out and “hedge” opposing ball-handlers (often leaving the Jazz in a four-on-three against if the handler was able to thread a pass through the trap), Snyder saw a different fit for his personnel – one that depended in part on each player’s individual attributes. “We do both now – it depends a little bit game to game, it depends on personnel,” he said. “Rudy Gobert is different than Trevor Booker, where Rudy is back more, Trevor’s up because he’s more aggressive. He’s 6’6 and athletic, Rudy’s long and athletic. I think just adjusting to what we have. Dante [Exum] is different in pick-and-roll than Trey [Burke]. So trying to take advantage of some of those various strengths and weaknesses.” Basketball Insiders

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Utah holds a team option on the second year of the contract he signed last summer. Booker thought at the time that it might wind up being a one-season proposition, but he's now holding out hope for a longer stay. "I definitely want to be back," Booker said. "I love this place. I have great teammates, and I see big things for the team. I want to be a part of that." Salt Lake Tribune

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