Foye chose Utah because he knew that there was no chance he could get on those
other teams and that Utah extended his career that he knew was ending with the
Clippers and the rest of the NBA. No one else in the NBA is crying over Foye
going to Utah, they could care less.
@thefinalword, Only time will tell but i'm thinking Hayward starts at the 2
spot. Williams & Williams will be at the 1 and 3 spots and they will want a
3 point shooter in with the 2nd team. Foye will still see a lot of minutes.
@Rationali agree witih you 100%...Favors Hayward Burks and
Kanter...should be the Core of the team...unfortunately Kanter still needs to
improve...i hope they build around those 4
Great acquisition. My guess is that the next big move will be to do a contract
extension for Paul Millsap.
re: HainesUh, Raja Bell has already been let go by the Jazz. they
bought him out of his deal. Burkes deomonstrates a nice skill...unfortunately
it involves driving down into the lane when we need him shooting threes and
spreading the floor.Foye will be starting. He is a better shooter
from deep than anyone we had chucking it up last season.As far as
what LA thinks of him...what are you talking about? He is an unrestricted free
agent. They have no rights to him at all and between Donald Sterling and Vinny
Del Negro that team will be hard pressed to find a correct decision between the
two of them. It will be even worse next season when CP3 walks is
my guess. DelNegro couldn't draw up or call a play to save his soul. The
run absolutely nothing but isolation plays and one-on-one basketball. A real
"players" coach.....in theory at least....until they realize they
can't win anything that matters.
Just listened to his interview on the radio, and I am totally impressed! He
sounds like a wonderful human being who will fit in beautifully in this
community. If his basketball skills match his apparent actions helping
underprivileged kids, we will be big winners in all ways.Welcome,
Randy! Jazz fans will love you! And we hope you will love us as well.
He is not going to be happy unless he starts. With a one year deal he is going
to be playing for a contract from somebody else next year rather than for the
Jazz this year. The only way this makes sense is the Jazz believe they are going
to be able to get rid of Bell and they have doubts about Burks and have punted
on the draft pick. On paper he helps but we know what Los Angeles thinks of him
I'll feel better about the Jazz when I see Favors averaging 35+ minutes per
Under the radar after the initial free agency flurry, this is a very good move
for the Jazz... I think they've had a great off-season overall and made
themselves better. Getting past OKC/Spurs and potentially Lakers will be rough,
but the Jazz should certainly be in the 4-8 seed range come playoff time and are
only getting better.
Brave Sir Robin, have you ever made a positive comment on these bogs? I would
like to know.
re:brave sir robinWell, that may be true but given the fact he is
only getting 2.5 million it would not surprise me if some of the other teams
offered at least as much/the same/very close and ultimately he chose to come
here instead of several other major markets. That is pretty cheap
for a player that can produce those stats.Kyle Korver career 3 pt %
is 41%. Foye shot 39% last season. AND Foye can actually move his feet and
defend....all for half the price of Korver.I'll take it!!
Translation: They offered me the most money.
And so it continues, no unrestricted free agents want or will come to Utah to
play here when they have other big market choices like New York, Dallas,
Chicago, Atlanta. (sarcasm)Foye is a nice addition. He shot 39%
from 3 point range last season which will dramatically help our chances of
spreading the floor. He and Mo already have some chemistry together which makes
a difference too.Based on his shooting %'s he should shoot
3's and layups because his 2pt % is insignificantly better than his 3pt %
so why bother?He has a strong durable body too which will make us
better defending the perimeter. Quite frankly every single acquisition this
offseason makes us slight better defensively which was a big need.With Mo, Marvin, and Randy people will have to guard the 3 point line alot
more than they did last season that is for sure.Mission accomplished
Welcome home Randy! We are very excited to see you in a Jazz uniform and watch
you mix it up in SLC. You are family to us here!