Thursday , Dec , 18 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Carlos Boozer: I’m Definitely Opting out

It is time to stop guessing whether Carlos Boozer will opt out of the final season of his contract with the Utah Jazz.

For the first time, Boozer said unequivocally Wednesday night that he will indeed opt out of his contract at the end of the season, foregoing a guaranteed $12.66 million to become an unrestricted free agent.

"I’m opting out. No matter what, I’m going to get a raise regardless," Boozer told "I am going to opt out, I don’t see why I wouldn’t, I think it’s a very good business decision for me and my family, but I’d also like to see what happens with the Jazz and stay here."