@Dustin1. Uh, Marvin Williams has a player option to come back and
after the horrific season he had he will be taking that deal and staying here.
We have no option/control.2. #1 free agent DeMarre Carrol? What
planet do you live on? He is a fringe role player. He is not a starter. He is
a bench energy guy. Even he knows that. If he was the #1 priority as a free
agent then the Jazz would never sniff the playoffs let alone win any playoff
games.The Jazz better have their sights set on some better free
agents than that or we are toast. Randy Foye is an obvious free agent priority
and there is no comparison between his contribution and Carrolls.
The best thing to do is let millsap, Jefferson, Mo, Tinsley, Watson go and get
involved in getting a premier shooting guard/small forward to play next to
Hayward. Draft a pass first point guard and then let Favors and kanter start and
watch them grow without being hindered by lack of minutes.
I agree Millsap would be a good sixth man, but he won't buy in and so it
won't happen. However, I can see a case for keeping Jefferson. He's a
good scorer but weak on defense. Favors is a strong defender but not yet a
dependable scorer, though the potential is there. It would be
interesting if the Jazz could get Jefferson to sign for a single year at $15
million to help bring Favors along - he has proven very willing and able to do
so. That tandem on the court at one time would offer a very imposing offensive
and defensive front line, and a three-man rotation including Kanter could be
even better. That way, management can focus on getting a high level
veteran point guard, a drafted point guard for future development, and a proven
shooter to pair with Foye. And by all means keep Demarre. He won't cost
much but his infectious attitude with the draftees will be invaluable. I would
keep Mo only if they can't find a better veteran point guard (Jose
logicalsportsanalyst, Nice analysis, but I think Mo should stay only as a
backup, (and a big pay cut). I think Sap plays his usual tough game if Jefferson
isn't in the lineup with him. (I wouldn't spend a bunch on him). Get
rid of Jefferson. I'm not sure how a beanpole like Evans will ever amount
to a NBA regular. Goodby Watson, Tinsley, Mo, Jefferson, and the guys they
picked up at the end of the year. Keep Hayward, Kanter, Favors, Burks. (I still
think Marvin played the toughest defense on some of the Jazz toughest opponents,
but his game isn't suited for spot up jump shots). So if they are stuck
with the same offense, Marvin's gone too. I'd give Corbin one more
year without the bad mix of talent.
It sounds great to go looking for FAs. HOwever, we are a small market team, and
don't have a lot to offer to the GOOD FAs. I do agree that Jefferson needs
to go. I think Millsap would be good as a 6th man-if he would take it. We have a
LOT of money tied up in GOOD players. Mo would be nice ONLY if he took a pay
Defense is where the Jazz need improvement! Jefferson was the worst defensive
player on the team! I don`t think Milsap played that hard this year! I think we
let both these players go! I think MO Williams should be resigned along with
Foye and see what players are avialable in free agentecy!
Please Jazz, just move on.And get a coach!
#1 free agent to ignore and never let back: Marvin Williams. Corbin is in love
with him, and nobody can figure out why.#1 free agent to keep next
season: DeMarre Carroll. There is no doubt he makes everyone better when he is
on the floor.I think we can keep Jefferson if we will change our
defensive scheme. If Jefferson is asked to defend the pick and roll, or chase
down perimeter shooters, we are in trouble. I am not a basketball coach, but
perhaps there is some type of zone defense that could be utilized.
Paul played lazy most of the season. Jefferson can score but plays so little
defense. Almost as bad as Boozer. Both Evans and Kanter can both score in double
figures and both play better defense than Paul and Jefferson. Must
keep Foye and Mo.