I think what Quin has in mind is to develop the players the Jazz already have.
That means free agency won't be centered on bringing in starters but those
who are at a time in the career where being a mentor and closer. Ray Allen would
be great for a year or two.
I like that Lindsey is aggressive and wanting to at least try for free agents. I
think a guy like Monroe would be awesome or a Patrick Patterson type
Jimmer may indeed be a defensive liability but he can hel p as an offensive
punch on occasion and insurance policy during injuries. We are like ly to get
FAs that are mediocre on bothe thr Def and off ends. At least with Jimmer we
have a SERIOUS scoring threat when the game is on the line and we have one
posession. You don't want a mediocre scorer on the floor. Imagine... Finally, Jimmer is an insanely gifted scorer who could help young developing
players with the offensive skill set. He is a bargain. And who knows, with
some good coaching, hard work and training, maybe he could improve to become a
Go get Nash's contract from the Lakers and some additional pieces/assets.
He can mentor Burke and Exum for a year. We get the Laker's #1 next year.
One thing is for certain, we'll know soon enough exactly what Lindsey is
trying to explain. We'll soon be able to see his free-agent philosophy in
action.As to Jimmer... I see no reason not to have a specialty role
player who could come in to spread a defense or to maintain smaller leads toward
the ends of games when opponents are forced to foul. There aren't a lot of
90% free throw shooters like Jimmer in the NBA... and especially for the low
price it would cost the Jazz.
Rock: "Now [Boozer is] in Chicago, where he remains a rebounding/scoring
machine who couldn’t guard a parking meter."It's
funny how Jazz fans think no big man between Karl Malone and Derrick Favors
could ever guard anyone. None of them ever wonders if it doesn't have
something to do with coaching, rather than the players. Boozer, who was
allegedly such a horrible defender, went to Chicago and had three seasons in the
top 10 in defensive rating, and two seasons in the top 10 in defensive win
shares. Al Jefferson, the other guy who was always made to apologize for his
defense in Utah, was 7th in defensive win shares in his first year away from
Utah. Now that the team has a coach who has declared himself a
defensive specialist, Jazz fans will have to find a new player to blame if the
team "can't guard a parking meter" next year.
I just hope we don't offer Hayward a max contract. If someone else wants
to do that let's just let him go because he hasn't proved he is worth
the big money. Nice guy, good player, but if you can't make an all star
team you shouldn't get paid the max money.
Another free agent might be Mo Williams, but I think Trevor Ariza might be the
I'd like to see the Jazz go after the "over-the-hill" gang--players
who were all once all-stars, but are now at the end of their careers--who could
teach the Jazz young players how to win games and championships (and who could
still give the Jazz some quality minutes on occasion, and help the Jazz win
games). Here is my dream team of free agents for this young Jazz team:PG: Chauncey BillipsSG: Ray AllenSF: Paul Pierce and Marvin
WilliamsPF: Kenyon MartinC: Jermaine O'NealThat
would give the Jazz the following line-up:PG: Burke, Exum,
BillipsSG: Burks, Allen, HoodSF: Hayward, Pierce, WilliamsPF:
Kanter, Martin, EvansC: Favors, O'Neal, Gobert
Patti Mills is worth a look. The rest are just recycled leftovers.
I like the Ariza idea. I also think that they should see if Omri Casspi is
available on the cheap since Houston is trying to dump salary.
I like the Ariza idea. I also think they should explore the availability of Omri
Casspi of Houston since they are trying to dump salary. Maybe a cheap option and
value pick up·
Free Agents to Target for Development and Glue- Bring Hayward back-
Earl Watson / Kirk Hinrick - Development of Burke and Exume- Josh
McRoberts - GLUE and GUTS- PJ Tucker - GLUE and GUTS1st
Five- Burke- Hayward- Hood- McRoberts- Favors2nd Five- Exume- Burks- PJ Tucker- Kanter-
GolbertFinal Five (Those who play at the end of the game)-
Burke- Burks- Hayward- McRoberts- Favors
With what may be a log jam at guard the Jazz should consider playing a 3 guard
line up as Phoenix did last year. You could play Burke, Exum, Burks, and
Hayward in 3 spots. When you need a true SF you have Hood available. That is 5
talented guys at 3 spots. I like the possibilities. Jazz do need another big
though as Favors, Kanter, and Gobert need some backups. Maybe bring back
Williams as a stretch 4 and guy who likes playing in Utah.
Do not even think about approaching LeBron...I would never watch the Jazz
again...I would rather enjoy a good bout of the Swine flu.
Lindsey is still probably in asset accumulation mode. I expect the Jazz to trade
for an overpriced vet in return for a draft pick and also pick up a few role
players on the cheap. If Alex or Ennis have a great seasons the Jazz want to be
in a situation to be able to sign them, otherwise they just spent 4 years
developing somebody else's players.Expect Hayward to get a
ridiculous offer as well, the Jazz have tons of cash and are in a position where
they can't afford to lose their best player for nothing and everyone knows
it. If you want to win in pro sports management needs to overpay every once in a
while. It's worth it to overpay Hayward by 2 or 3 million a year to stay
competitive. Even if Hayward gets a max offer the Jazz are still about $16
million under the cap and $30 million away from paying the luxury tax.
Stop with the comments of bringing in guys who are 5 years past their retirement
time. Veterans who can't help the team win are not worth the time on the
court. Paying Hayward anything near max money would be a huge mistake. Hayward
had his chance to prove his worth last season and failed. I think Hood will be
a better player in 3 years.
I think they are planning to continue with this core for at least a decade...i
am willing to trade trey burke though...as for Hayward...i think we all know
that he wasnt a go to guy when we drafted him...i honestly think he is more of a
glue guy fringe all-star at best...the guy that even though shots aren't
falling would contribute to other facets of the game...i hope that they could
find a way to trade for Monroe and/or Ed Davis...i'm willing to give Enes
Kanter and Trey Burke...i'd promote alec Burks to SG and Dante Exum at
PG...a line up of FavorsMonroeHaywardBurksExumseems good...rodney hood would get a lot of time...switching
between the 2 and 3...we can plug in ian clark for more minutes...gobert, evans
and Ed davis would share the backup role for PF/C...if Neto comes in...he could
be the second string PG...if not...we still have the PGs we have last year...
Jpoll"Jimmer may indeed be a defensive liability but he can hel
p as an offensive punch on occasion and insurance policy during injuries. We are
like ly to get FAs that are mediocre on bothe thr Def and off ends. At least
with Jimmer we have a SERIOUS scoring threat when the game is on the line and we
have one posession. You don't want a mediocre scorer on the floor.
Imagine... Finally, Jimmer is an insanely gifted scorer who could help
young developing players with the offensive skill set. He is a bargain. And who
knows, with some good coaching, hard work and training, maybe he could improve
to become a passable defender."Seriously, Enough with the Jimmer
Garbage. He failed in Sacramento and he failed in Chicago. They can hire him to
be Exum's towel guy.
Just say NO to Jimmer.....,Pease!