sounds like he is going to play for a new contract. I hope he does so well that
he actually earns his salary.at least let him have a few good games
before we trade him.
Good choice AK. Be 100% healthy for Pre Season.
Ak shows he is a good guy. I hope he signs a five year deal with the Jazz for a
reasonable price and finishes his career here.
I agree I'd love to see AK stay with the Jazz at a reasonable $5-6 million.
Being a contract year I think he will have a great year.
$5-$6M? You're dreaming. AK is easily a $10M a year player. At least by NBA
standards. I say keep him all year, pay the tax, resign at a home towm discount
for $8M and let him do what he does.
Glad to here AK is not jeapordizing his future with the Jazz by risking injury
as far as playing for Russia this year. To be honest,I really don't think AK
will ever flourish to his full potential playing in the Jazz halfcourt postem-up
offense like Al Jefferson will. Al is now on a team that he should be on;a team
that will utilize him to the utmost,and make an allstar out of him. If the Jazz
can't sign AK for half or less then what he is making now, I feel they should
try to trade him to a team that would make better use of him.Yes,I'm like most
of you in that I like AK as a person,but those feelings do not correlate to
getting a championship.
Kirilenko will have to prove he has a future with the Jazz THIS YEAR. The last
two or three years have been subpar for sure. I don't understand why NBA
players don't have the motivation to improve their stamina and physical fitness
to tolerate this grueling marathon of a season, and why teams don't use the
strategy to make sure minutes are reduced to have players available to play a
peak condition at the end of the season. AGAIN, AS I HAVE EMPHASIZED IN THE
PAST, THE NBA SEASON SHOULD BE REDUCED TO 60 GAMES AND THEN "every team" SHOULD
BE IN THE PLAYOFFS (A PC APPROACH); FORGET ABOUT THE LOTTERY, AND HAVE A TEN
YEAR WINDOW BEFORE PLAYERS CAN RESIGN WITH ANOTHER TEAM AS A FREE AGENT. THIS
HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL MODE WE ARE SEEING IS A JOKE. ALL THE PLAYERS WILL
CONTINUE TO MOVE AROUND THE WAY IT IS AND THE LEAGUE WILL CONTINUE TO ME
Good news, hope he has a big contract year.
The selfish crybaby isn't playing because this is his contract year !!! He
doesn't want to possibly get hurt & miss a long term contract deal SOMEWHERES
else....He doesn't give a hoot about Utah or the fans..This malcontent marches
to his own band.Lets see if funky-hair cut dude hit the weight room this off
season, maybe put on 1 lb. of muscle !!! This guy is more lazy than double zero
(00) was & that's almost impossible to beat; yet ak does........ak will be
traded before the trade deadline,I'm positive.........
I want to believe AK likes playing for JS and that at the end of the season he
and Jazz mgt will work out a fair price for a 4-5 year deal. Realistically, he's gone. He more than likely wont play for another NBA team,
which means he'll be headed back to Russia. I do love AK. He does so much on the
court to change the game. I just hope he will want to stay with the Jazz now
that his big contract is over (next summer).