Booker is a great defender. I'm not sure why Washington didn't make
him a qualifying offer. He'll be a good backup. He won't draw a lot of
double teams on offense but you don't want to leave him alone either. He
should be a good addition to the team.
PG - Burks, ExumSG - Hayward, BurksSF - Hood, HaywardPF -
Novak, Kanter, Booker, EvansC- Favors, RudyLove to trade
Kanter for a Stud SF and keep Gordon at the SG. I like Tony Snell from the
Bulls. Chicago could use Kanter and we could swap Snell and Hood at SF depending
on the match ups.PG - Burks, ExumSG - Hayward, BurksSF -
Hood, SnellPF - Booker, Novak, EvansC- Favors, Rudy
Why? We don't need another big. We need someone who can shoot the ball
from outside. And if you have been watching the summer league, Burks
and Exum play well together and create match-up nighmares for opposing teams.
Hood is a much better shooter than Hayward will ever be. Better defender too. I
would rather have Burks at the point, Exum and Hood on the wings, than see
Hayward on the court.
BucksJazzFan, Kanter is still young and a gifted scorer, the best scorer down
low in fact, not sure if getting rid of him would be a good idea. Plus Novak is
more of a small forward then power forward and Jeremy Evans is definitely a
small forward. Just because Snell has had a pretty good summer league
doesn't make him a great deal for Kanter, Kanter has shown his skill during
the regular season, Snell has not! We do need another point guard, unless we
can get the dude from europe over here which would be great, he was really good.
But Burkes and Exum will be playing together a lot, so Exum will be a 2 guard
more than a point this year. But we do have many interchangeable parts which is
going to be a good thing for us!
Relax folks, I don't think the Jazz are done wheeling and dealing.
Is Danny Schayes still available?
Answer to CJ Miles question why. So that well healed Jazz fans will be able to
see those fantastic arms. Whether he can play basketball is irrelevant, those
arms are not.
I've never seen him play, but he should make a solid backup to Kanter at
PF. Those who ask why should realize by now that Favors will be playing mostly
center now for the Jazz, unless he is on the court at the same time as Gobert.
It's possible, too, that Kanter might be involved in an upcoming trade.
Booker is very strong and very athletic, a good defender who has some problems
with taller guys (he's only 6'7" or so) but has long arms which
helps some. One outstanding stat...he received a "10" in athleticism
from draft.net coming out of Clemson. One sees very few of those.
Just listened to a Washington TV station sports analyst who said he was glad
that the Wizards picked up Kris Humphries as a PF free agent because of
Humphries' size, but was not happy to see Trevor Booker leave. He said that
Booker proved himself as a capable starter when filling in for the injured Nene
last year, had an emerging offensive game and played solidly for the Wizards in
the playoffs. He also mentioned that he liked the way Booker hustled.
He is certainly the answer to the critics who wondered why the Jazz did not keep
their second round draft pick. I'll bet the Jazz FO gets a big laugh out
of these comments. As if any of us have any real knowledge of the business side
of all of this.
Booker, better than Mottum? Strengths of Booker include 4 yrs. experience,
motor, working hard to improve...players always do better with the Jazz, and
he's another lefty...who plays left handed at San Antonio? Is it Genobly
the Argentine? Exum, Hood, now Booker, all lefties, is that an advantage not
exploited enough previously?
The Jazz needed another veteran. That is why they didn't keep their 2nd
round draft pick, which would give them too many rookies on the team. Did you
all notice that 7'3" Greg Somogyi finally showed up in Vegas the 2nd
game? He is a player the Jazz are looking at as an additional center, which we
need, especially if Kanter plays some PF. Don't know if he will work out,
but we'll see. I'm wondering if the Jazz will trade Jeremy Evens.
He's not strong enough to be a PF but he is not a SF either. Maybe OK when
& if they play some small ball. At least he would make a good bench guy,
which he has mostly done all along. I'm excited with the direction this
team is going and with our exciting new coach. The future looks great!
The Jazz signing Booker negates the question as to why they didn't draft
Julius Randle with the #5 pick, when they had a definite need for a tough
PF......The more I see of Lindsey's moves, the better I like him.I
also see this move as making a few people start sweating their jobs...Murphy is
probably gone, along with Thomas (who I really like), and I'm thinking
Kanter and Evans have to be getting a little uneasy.I'm thinking the
two deep will probably be:PG...Burke/ExxumSG...Hayward/BurksC....Favors/GobertSF...Evans/HoodPF...Kanter/BookerFinally,
it should be interesting to watch these teams scrimmage. The bench should be
I might just add that Lance Stephenson just signed a 3-year, 27 million dollar
contract with Charlotte. We could have had him rather than match that stupid,
ungodly, 67 million dollar contract with Gordon Hayward. He is not only a better
shooter and better defender, but his stats are better in every way plus he
played on a much better team (Indiana Pacers) when doing that. The fraudulent
line that we had no choice but to sign Gordon Hayward doesn't hold water.
Signing Booker will have little if any impact on the Jazz squad. Stephenson
would have had an immediate impact. Just to make the signing of Gordon Hayward
more stupid, Lance Stephenson is also younger than Hayward. I see more promise
in Rodney Hood than I see in Gordon Hayward. What an incredibly stupid decision.
Just in from the East Coast. I am hearing Jazz will send Kanter to NO for Eric
Gordon the Jazz also will be getting Austin Rivers. JLIII will also be sent to
NO but the team says he will be waived.New Line UpPG - Burke,
Exum, RiversSG - E.Gordon, Burks. I.ClarkSF - Hayward, Hood,
EvansPF - Booker, Novak, M. ThomasC- Favors, Rudy, TBD
Just in from the West Coast. Carlos Boozer to sign Max contract with the Jazz.
No one will be traded and half the team will be waived.New Line
Up:PG - BoozerSG - BoozerSF - BoozerPF - BoozerC -
BoozerNo back-ups needed as Boozer can do it all!! Just bench
players to cheer him on!!
i'd like to see the Jazz move Trey Burke...to be honest...i think Exum as a
PG will be better....than Trey Burke...sometimes the ball rotation stops when
Trey Burke gets the ball...
Burke is better than Exum right now. If you move Burke, the Jazz will be awful
next year. Also, not too sure that Exum isn't more of a Kobe, Ginobli type
player. Better at the 2 and penetrating off the wing. Having watched them play
together, I don't see the Jazz trading Burke. They make each other better.
Not sure why so many want get rid of Kanter. He was the most improved player
over the last two months plus he still has a lot of upside! If the Jazz need
more vets, why did the let Marvin Williams go? Already has 2 years with the Jazz
and can step up to calm guys down an area Hayward didn't look comfortable
I am hearing Jazz are going to put a waiver claim in on Boozer for 3 Million.
They they will look to gain an asset by trading him to a team with a needs,
before the season begins or during the season. They think he can help Kanter
with is Pick and Role Offense. Smart Mr Lindsey