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ESPN: Utah Jazz to sign G Randy Foye to 1-year contract

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  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    July 23, 2012 10:03 p.m.

    I like this signing. Especially if it means CJ is gone for good. I think Foye, Hayward, and Burks makes us pretty deep at the 2 spot. I expect this will mean Hayward spends significant time splitting the 3 spot with Marvin Williams.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    July 23, 2012 11:42 p.m.

    Not sure I like this pick up. Sure he is a solid player but what about Burks? Foye started last year and likely wants to continue starting. Just not sure what the Jazz rotation looks like. Of course this does add depth and potentially makes the Jazz 2nd unit much better. I'd like to see some young talent developed and given more playing time though. So here are my 2 deep chart. Guess it looks pretty good especially after our early exit last year.

    PG-Mo Williams/Watson
    SG-Burks/Foye
    SF-Williams/Hayward
    PF-Favors/Milsap
    C-Jefferson/Kanter

    With Foye, Milsap, and Hayward being the anchors for the 2nd team we should be improved. With Burks and Favors getting the startinf nod we develop the young future of the Jazz and add height and quickness to the team. Should be a fun season!

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 24, 2012 6:19 a.m.

    @AFCoug

    i doubt Burks starting...knowing that Corbin favors the older vets more...and i hate to admit it...but yeah...i guess Hayward would be coming off the bench...but who knows...he did get an invite to the US Select team...and i am sure there are a lot of takers if he is a free agent...let's just hope we could be competitive...knowing the fact that golden state's lineup right now is pretty good...

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 24, 2012 7:57 a.m.

    This is great news! Did I hear someone say "championship?"

  • Meadow Lark Mark IDAHO FALLS, ID
    July 24, 2012 8:18 a.m.

    I hope this helps. It would be nice to see the Jazz higher than 8th seed in the playoffs.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    July 24, 2012 8:35 a.m.

    DARN! I was hoping we'd trade Favors for the jimmer. Until the jimmer returns to the chosen land the Jazz will never win a NC.

  • Winglish Lehi, UT
    July 24, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    This is a solid signing for the Jazz. I got a peek at Gordon Hayward yesterday and all I can say is that Jazz fans are in for a sweet surprise. G-Man has put on 15-20 lbs. of pure muscle. He has been hitting the weights like he's hungry to take it to the next level!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    July 24, 2012 10:21 a.m.

    @Penguin Inc.

    "This is great news! Did I hear someone say "championship?"

    Yeah...someone in Miami.

    If you think Randy Foye turns the Jazz into a championship contender then you are truly delusional. Jazz are a playoff 7-seed at best.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    July 24, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    re: winglish

    Uh, I don't think so. I heard a sports radio with Hayward maybe 30 days ago and at that point he had said he was taking a break and not even working out.

    So he put on 15-20 lbs in a month? We all wish for that but very unlikely and physiolocically probably impossible. Hopefully he did hit the weights hard though prior to Select camp and toned/bulked up some. He would likely need roids to put on that much muscle in that short of time.

    He better be hitting the weights though because the Jazz did not sign Foye for that much money to ride the bench.

    Burkes playing time just took a hit.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    July 24, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    re:AFCCoug

    What? Burkes starting? This is not the summer league.

    Burkes for certain won't have a chance to start now with Foye coming.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    July 24, 2012 11:12 a.m.

    What a joke. The Jazz have taken all players that no one wants and paying good money for them. Instead of building a future, the Jazz are now the home for all the geriatrics in the NBA. Maybe the Millers should build a rest home next to the Energy Solutions Arena to house the players they are acquiring. I am sure the Clippers are excited to send their bad contracts to Utah.

  • one day... South Jordan, UT
    July 24, 2012 11:19 a.m.

    to hedgehog...
    Favors for the Jimmer? What? r u crazy? Jimmer...local hero, but not for the NBA

  • byufan1993 Provo, , UT
    July 24, 2012 2:13 p.m.

    Hedgehog was being sarcastic. He's a known BYU hater, oh well. No one has even mentioned Jimmer here but he feels the need to bash.

  • King Black Paso Robles, CA
    July 24, 2012 2:25 p.m.

    @coleman51 so who did you want them to get such cry babies

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    July 24, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    To King Black: I have no idea what you are talking about. I wanted to see the Jazz build a future with young, athletic players primarily through the draft. At least, get good young athletic players through trades. That's precisely what Oklahoma City did even though they were bad for a few seasons. The players we are acquiring are old players no one in the NBA wants and are not competitive with the younger players coming up. The Jazz have essentially purchased mediocrity during this off-season.

  • Jac0m Provo, UT
    July 24, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    Just watch guys. This acquirement means KOC is brewing something big. I know we can't trade Foye for a while. We still have awkwardness in what the future with our bigs. So this means we're going to trade 2-3 guys aways, which may include the GSW pick and get something we'll all be grateful for.

  • King Black Paso Robles, CA
    July 24, 2012 3:39 p.m.

    @coleman51
    And people like you still seem to ignore that Utah has how many young players on their team how many..... and you want more I mean you say you want them to have more minutes ok thats reasonable but then get mad when they get more veterans on the team because you complain that they will take minutes away from the young players well what will happen when you have a team full of young players the same thing when its mixed full of young and older players their will be younger guys still not getting time to play so wheres is the logic in that way to want to run a team.

  • King Black Paso Robles, CA
    July 24, 2012 3:39 p.m.

    @coleman51
    You act as if older players can still not play I mean Foye stats were pretty good last year, I mean besides OKC what other team has a bunch of high draft picks and made it far in the playoffs thats a pretty easy answer but yet you want the Jazz to follow a one trick pony trend that has only really worked for one team and ignore what seems to work for just about all other good teams.

  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    July 24, 2012 3:48 p.m.

    Why. Why! Why? Why:

  • King Black Paso Robles, CA
    July 24, 2012 3:50 p.m.

    @coleman51

    and you know dang very well what im talking about your crying like a baby because something didnt go your way. I mean what young athletic talent did you want them to get.. I mean as if the Williams from Atlanta isnt athletic and he isnt old either. But thats right you want specific demands young and athletic(YaA) so once again tell me what young athletic personnel was just sitting out there for Utah to trade for worth giving up somebody big for because if a trade is made it better be someone close to what we give up for. oo YaA does not equal instant goodness once the ball is in the air as evident in CJ miles or all those other teams that lived in the realms of high draft picks.

  • utduck Park City, UT
    July 24, 2012 4:08 p.m.

    @Coleman51

    I have no idea what you are talking about here. The last three free agents we just signed hit more 3 pointers than the entire Jazz team last year(Mo, Marvin, and Foye). Our outside shooting will be much improved next year. None of the new players is signed for more than two years so we have not picked up any "bad contracts" from the Clippers. We will also still be one of the younger teams in the NBA next year with room to deal in the summer of 2013 along with Golden States pick. We replaced CJ, Bell, and Harris with much better players. I like the moves we have made this off season and think we will be better next year.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 24, 2012 5:02 p.m.

    i have to partly agree with coleman51 but not entirely...the reason why i would agree is that the young guys on the team should get major minutes and get the most out of the plays to speed up their improvement and learning...D-League minutes wont help a lot due to the competition level...if this kids get to play a bulk of minutes...they would either crash and burn...or rise up and improve...but as we all know...its about continuity...being a playoff team...plus the difference between OKC and us...is Sam Presti and Luck...i won't agree on doing it entirely via draft...i think you should pick your spots...a mix of quality veteran players...is still better than going all young...

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    July 24, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    The people who think that the players we are acquiring this summer is taking us anywhere are delusional. If one looks at the pre-draft camps, the athleticism of these young players are dramatically superior to those even five years ago. That is why the teams who are going younger will be much better than we will be because we have a management team that is stuck in the past and will not build for our future. You homers who believe that the crop of players we have acquired this summer are making our team better are also stuck with the same mind-set. Rather than improve our team, we have make it much less competitive. Oklahoma City is not the only example, look at the young guards for Philadelphia who are quickly becoming the backbone of their franchise. Other teams have woke up to that reality and are going young. The Utah Jazz are going in the opposite direction.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    July 24, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    coleman51
    I read your first comment and am starting to wonder if you even follow the NBA or know anything about it. Stating that the jazz got only players that nobody else wanted is rediculous. Lets just compare the players they lost, and the players that they gained and if you still think the jazz didn't improve then you clearly don't know basketball.

    Lost: Cj Miles, Raja Bell, Josh Howard, Devin Harris

    Gained: Marvin Williams, Mo Williams, Randy Foye

    Now if you look at those 2 lists the first list of players lost is a list of players that no teams really wants. I wouldn't mind having Howard back, but the others should not even be in the nba. So yes, they have improved with decent players.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    July 25, 2012 10:47 a.m.

    Note that the three new acquisitions--Marvin Williams, Mo Williams, and Randy Foye--are relatively solid from the 3--but they're below average inside the arc.

    It just might be that this is the plan--if the offense needs a jumper from 15-20 feet out, AJ and Millsap should be shooting that; And now we're getting a few options who can hit from 22-25 feet out.

    Foye is a good kid and will be a great fit with the Jazz. He'll take some pressure from Burks, who simply isn't ready to start 82 games at SG, and will provide some solid perimeter defense, something we haven't had for a few years.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 25, 2012 6:09 p.m.

    coleman51 isnt really out of the point...but...sometimes you dont need athleticism...all you need is a very effective system...right now we dont have the system...the athletic guys we have...are the young ones...and they arent even starting..let's all just hope that we dont lose Favors, Kanter, Burks and Hayward through free agency...i think they should give them ample minutes next season...and more opportunities on offense...run plays for each position so that we wouldnt be too predictable...

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 25, 2012 6:57 p.m.

    So this just re-assures utah's 7th place in the division?

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    July 26, 2012 8:21 a.m.

    Johnson72 - your comment about the jazz being 7th in the division shows your lack of general and basic knowledge of basketball and the NBA. There aren't 7 teams in the division, there are only 5. You have to know what you are talking about before you bash a team.