Okur is a good guy. I feel bad for him. We could use his outside threat in a
big way.He used to be the iron-man for the Jazz but now he is
undoing that in a big way.$10 million for this season and the team
got nothing for it in terms of on the court results. While Okur and
Boozer were never going to win it for us, at least they kept us in the top 5 in
rebounding for the NBA.Guess where we are now with Millsap and
Jefferson as replacements?28th out of 30 teams!Now you
know why we have gone into a tailspin. If you can't rebound the ball it means
teams get 2-3 chances to score and your offense starts by taking the ball out
under the basket.So much for early offense and easy baskets on the
fast-break.The domino effect of rebounding has taken its toll.Game after game Millsap and Jefferson don't box out. They have had a
few games where they have made more effort recently but as a body of work they
both stink and our results (wins) prove it.
Wonder if the best idea is for Millsap to be the talented 6th man that he is?
Memo could only help this current team. His outside shooting is sorely missed.
However, I do not think he will lace them up the rest of the season.Millsap needs to be traded or go to a reserve role. Jefferson and he together
on the floor has been a huge disaster. I think we let the wrong player go to
To Jazz Source:Great comments! If we were to add the
rebound totals of AK to thouse of AJ & PM I think we would be even worse?
Time for a buy out? I loved Memo in his good years, but those good years seem to
be long gone. I think paying Okur 10 million would be a huge mistake next year,
but that is what he is contracted to rake in. I know the Jazz get insurance
money when a player misses games, so that helps this year, but can the Jazz
afford to keep him on the roster? Time will tell. I actually am rooting for the
big guy, I think he adds length and rebounding and scoring to this team, which I
think we all can agree that this team is in desperate need of scoring from the
perimeter, but for 10 million, I would rather have a guy like Igudala from the
sixers, or a higher caliber shooting guard. Any thoughts?
Nation: I wish he would retire but no one in their right mind is walking away
from 10 million next year. The only thing the Jazz have going from them is he
is good trade bait due to his expiring contract next year. But that won't happen
until the trade deadline next season.Back problems are things that
don't go away. Surgery doesn't fix it. Plus he just came off major surgery on
his leg. Doesn't look good for a complete return.So all the Jazz
can hope for is that there is an unhappy shooting guard out there with a longer
term contract that the Jazz can take on through a trade. Or perhaps they can
package him with Millsap and send him on his way sooner rather than later.
What's this I hear about KOC watching Entes Kanter work out???? I think Okur may
be officially done.
Okur will be fine if he can just get into game shape. He has always been an okay
rebounder. He does have some post moves. His outside shooting is his biggest
asset and that should come back faster than rebounding.
Oh, grand. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
Thought it was a bad idea to resign Okur (Kevin mistake). Not sure how he fits
in with the Jazz now. We need Favors to get some playing time and Millsap and
Jefferson are legit starters. I think the Jazz will have to trade Millsap
eventually and they should get a good return for him (hopefully we trade for
Matthews (Kevin mistake). Love you Money Man!
I say make Okur the captain...the Jazz trade them away
We should have shopped Millsap to sacramento...for their first round pick and
Omri Casspi or Francisco Garcia...
We should have traded Okur when we could have.. throw Ak in there and get a guy
that can make a layup at the end of a game... Who knows maybe we could get a
good number 2 in exchange for Okur and his lil suit he wears every night and his
shined shoes. Come on man, if your back hurts retire and free up our salary