If Milsap wants to test free agency, then Favors is a no-brainer to get the
minutes. If Milsap wants to commit to being a real part of this team, then it
is a much harder decision. As it is, Favors is the future, and the present. We
need to give him a lot of minutes this year.
I guess we are still inquiring and waiting for a new article.
Dwight has now added he will become a free agent no matter what..
@Doug10first of all...Dwight will never come to Utah...haven't
you heard that he will only sign an extension to LA or NJ...and i will disagree
with you on Hayward burks and kanter getting garbage minutes...if you placed
either of them on the Lakers...without the Lakers' new additions...Hayward
would probably start...burks would probably get majority backup minutes on the
wing...and kanter...would be backing up bynum....if you take the 3 to
miami...Kanter might start...and Hayward and Burk would receive the minutes for
Battier and Miller...place the trio on OKC...either hayward or burks would start
(because they would still bring the same defensive intensity that sefolosha
brings but with more firepower) and the other would get the a decent pt off the
bench...Kanter would share backup duties with Collison...so i really dont see
where you get this garbage minutes on contender teams for the trio...If Hayward
becomes aggressive scoring the ball and starts to demand his share and get
mean...he is someone to look out for...
Predicting the starting lineup is difficult since I would not be surprised to
see either Jefferson or Millsap will be traded by opening night. But assuming
all the present players are on the team -- here is my choice for starting
lineup. Not this is my choice, not my prediction:PG = Mo
WilliamsSG = GordonSF = Paul MillsapPF = Al JeffersonC
= Derrick FavorsBackup TeamPG = Randy FoyeSG =
Alec BurksSF = Marvin WilliamsPF = Jeremy EvansC = Enis
my starters:PG- Mo WilliamsSG- Randy FoyeSF- Marvin
WilliamsPF- Paul MillsapC- Al Jeffersonsixth man -
Haywardsecond team:PG- BurksSG- HaywardSF-
CarrollPF- FavorsC- KanterNice dept for Jazz this
season, this is a second round playoff team I think. there are injuries to
consider, to get to west finals is possible with some luck.
Hey Jody what is the status of Bell?? Seen articles as to him being bought out
or released but never did see the final results..Also getting rid of Bell, CJ,
and Howard were the best moves of the off season. Jazz second unit will be able
to hold their own..
I think Favors should start at center with Jefferson at PF, at least until Al
learns how to play defense. Favors and Kantor both need to learn footwork from
big al- the one thing Al excels at.
Most of us don't care who starts. Care about wins and getting better.
Starters- Mo, Foye, Williams, Millsap, FavorsBench- Tinsley/Watson, Burks,
Hayward, Jefferson, KanterStill wish.. Get rid of Jefferson for a
true center to back up Kanter. Pick up Michael Stockton and get rid of Watson.
This is almost a teaser article, since I don't think KOC is done changing
the team yet before the upcoming season. I am in sync with much of the article,
but there was little mention of the value of developing Burks as a backup point
guard so that he can see more minutes on the floor and give opposing teams
something more to worry about. It was important to mention Hayward's need
to be more aggressive; he has said this off season that he now understands that
this will make him a better and more complete player. Most other posters
apparently don't see Favors as the future Jazz center like I do (with
Kanter as his very capable PF). Most important move for Corbin IMO is that he
starts Favors at either PF or C on day one this year.
I agree with the starters... But as KOC said... It's who finishes that
matters. I don't think you are going to be able to keep Millsap and Foye
off the court long. Pass the ball out Jefferson... We have guys that can make
the shot now... It's going to be an exciting year!
Though I do like the team as it is currently comprised; I still think we will
see the Jazz make one more move. They have a lot of expiring contracts and
assets which can be traded. Someone is going to make the Jazz an offer they
simply can't refuse.Who is the most likely to be traded? Much
as I hate to say it ... Paul Millsap.Favors and the addition of
Marvin Williams makes Paul expendable.
Start Dwight Howard, Orlando is trying to punish him for wanting out and they
should go for Jefferson for a straight up trade. Imagine Howard in a Jazz
uniform.Jazz brought back the wrong Williams and they will have to
pay for it for the foreseeable future.The Lakers are trying to move
their center and the Jazz should pick him up if Dwight won't come.
Jefferson will not pass so why bother with the new wings? Trade him for all he
is worth and get a super star for a season.Kanter, Hayward, and
Burke are great guys but on a real contender team they would get only garbage
I'd like to see Foye starting at the two with Hayward at the three but
honestly I like any combination of Foye, Burks, Hayward or Williams at the two
and three spots. They should all get a significant amount of pt no matter who
starts. What a huge improvement at these positions over a year ago.I
also think it is time for Favors to start. I think playing him with Big Al helps
make up for Big Al's lack of defense. Millsap would be a great sixth man
and can play with Favors too. It will be interesting to see if Kanter improves.
I agree that this team is very deep. They should be a lot of fun to
watch and I'm looking forward to the season!
I agree with you Captain L...and noting that we have a lot of expiring contracts
after the season...who knows what will happen....
I like what KOC has done to the team so far and I agree with the starting lineup
Jody has , Favors needs to start, his defense is too important , Marvin should
be a major upgrade at the 3 , I like Mo better than Harris and I'm hoping
he'll prove he is better. The bench should be good and better than last yr.
The young players should all improve and that combined with the new additions
to the team should make the jazz a better team. Time will tell but it should be
fun and interesting.