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Published: Monday, July 8 2013 10:15 a.m. MDT

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RedUtes08
West Jordan, UT

Big mistake by Utah. Foye was the most consistent guard the jazz had last year. should have kept him and threw Mo out of the door. We needed Foyes range from the bench. It's too bad they traded him.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

I'm excited to watch the new Jazz play! Add some Sloan influence on these young guys and we should have a very entertaining year!

Iowa Jazz Fan 2
Cedar Rapids, IA

Reports say Jazz were brought in to this deal to make it work ("facilitate it") for G.S. and Denver. Apparently Jazz did not want to lock themselves into a multi-year deal to bring back Foye, despite what he did for them last season. Lindsey is seen by many so far (but not all -- e.g., Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo!) as doing a great job for the future of the Jazz. But is he doing an even better job for the present of the Warriors? They owe him big time . . . .

Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

I am glad that teams can help each other out. Nuggs helped Jazz get Gobert this year. If it is a win win for each team that is all that matters. Foye was good but he was burned out as a starter and Corbin kept using him way too much. Rush will take his place, is much younger, and has more years to play.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

The Jazz have now collected $24 million in cap space, 2 unprotected 1st round, , 3 second round draft picks (one of the three in this deal for Foye), and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Foye will probably hurt but they may have replaced him with an equally good 3 point shooter in Brandon Rush who is a better defender then Foye.

Once again, what are you going to do though? Sign him and bring him back with Burkes sits the bench?

We are at a point where we have to find out whether our young guys will pan out to decide whether the are worth keeping and signing to big extensions.

Everyone whining about the vets leaving really ought to realize that the vets we had missed the playoffs 2 out of the last 3 years and were roadkill the one year they did get in. Some good guys to be sure but lower tier in terms of results.

We will likely win 20-30 games max next season but we will find out if young guys are worth big money, we will likely be in good draft position, and have a boatload of cap space.

Bravo Lindsey. Bravo.

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

Foye seems like a good dude, but as a player I'm not particularly sad to see him go. He is the very definition of "one-trick pony." If he's not hitting his threes, he's useless. Best of luck to him, but he's not any kind of long-term solution except as a 7th or 8th man.

DodgerDoug
Salem, UT

@ Jazz Source

I liked most of what you had to say except I think the Jazz will definatly win more than 30 games!

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

"You are of so little value to this team that we will happily trade you for a second round pick 4 years from now." I understand that a variety of factors (including salary cap space) are included in these decisions, but that would be a tough pill to swallow for a team member who perceives himself as a significant contributor.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

Good job jazz management. You just got rid of the last player that could spread the floor and shoot 3's. This offseason has already been a complete waste of time. Good job to management for making other teams better though. Good call.

milner
Centerfield Sanpete, UT

I have one question are the Jazz planning on keeping Marvin Williams?If so why? I don`t think he will do anything to help the team!

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

As the roster stands the jazz will not win more than 20 games next year with the youngsters. All those that were begging to give them the bulk of the minutes - this is your time. When it doesn't pan out and the jazz can't score bacause they don't have big Al, Millsap, and Mo Williams don't whine. This is what you wanted. If you think the jazz will win more than 30 games without signing a signifigant free agent then you simply don't know basketball.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Brahmabull - remind me how many playoff wins Big Al, Millsap and Mo led the Jazz to? You enjoy taking 9th in the west, being perpetually the 14th pick and staying on the treadmill of mediocrity?

Big Al signed for over $14 million per year, dominates the ball and doesn't play defense.
Millsap signed for $9.5 million per year and wouldn't play for the Jazz unless he was starting.
Mo Williams hasn't signed yet, but has demanded that he be a starter and wants a longer term contract.

So Big Al and Millsap would make $25-26 million, if you have to sign Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward to large contracts next season - that leaves no room for Kanter, Burks or Burkes in the future -- not to mention any other roster spots that are needed.

Lindsey and the Jazz brass know what they are doing.

Confused
Sandy, UT

UU32 "remind me how many playoff wins Big Al, Millsap and Mo led the Jazz to? "

Your not serious are you? I mean to put what happened the last two years on these two?

You do realize that both guard production for the past two years have been dismal, right?

that last year there was no consistent outside shooting... thus they packed it in and neither Milsap, Big Al (although he was a consistent 18.0 points a game), Favor or Kanter could do inside...

Everyone want Favors... but when he had minutes what did he do with them... NOT MUCH...

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

UU32

I didn't say they need to resign ALL of them. They needed to retain some scoring, probably big Al would be the best. Now they are paying Biedrins almost as much as big Al would have made, and he is terrible. They let them both go, didn't sign Iguadala, Ellis, Hickson, or any decent free agent. So now instead of at least making the playoffs they will probably be near last in the west. Clearly they had to let either Millcrap or Jefferson go, but both? Now they have no low post scoring. And don't tell me they have Kanter and Favors - they are not a consistant offensive threat. And now with Foye gone we have no outside shooting besides Hayward (average) and Burks (average). I think they are tanking this season, but with the jazz for years it is always next year, next year, next year.

JazzMan
Centerville, UT

Wow, the tank job just keeps on rolling.
I think the Jazz could be over valuing those draft picks. The NBA as a whole usually does. They are such a crap shoot. And a second rounder? Hardly worth the effort.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Confused - re-read my post - I included Mo in there - if I'm not wrong - he is a guard.

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

UU32 > Brahmabull + Confused.

Saying that Al and 'Sap were the reasons the Jazz were mediocre over the past few years isn't the point at all. Fact is, they were core performers on those so-so teams. Both have already peaked as players and are not worth tying up tons of cap space and praying they can lure a couple of top guards to join them through free-agency. Offering big money to both of those guys would've killed them long-term. I was hoping they'd find a way to keep 'Sap, but clearly they're hoping to build through the draft. Their ceiling next year just dropped (but not as much as some are implying), but the ceiling for 3-6 years from just raised, at least theoretically.

What comes of those draft picks and cap room? I have no idea. That's up to good scouting and some luck.

Owen Nudds
Salt Lake City, UT

An asset is an asset, no matter how much value you see in Second Round Picks. But, Foye goes the way of the Youth Movement and I am fine with that. He did a great job for the Jazz last year. This is a business though and instead of losing Foye for nothing at least we're getting an asset that could lead to something else (ie-the Burke trade).

John Wicks
Salt Lake City, UT

2nd round picks are not even likely to make the team Lindsey. What's your next lame brain move. Lindsey and Corbin should have been traded to the Celtics for Doc Rivers.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

Jefferson and Millsap were good guys and good players. I think we all could agree with that. However, they were looking for long term deals and if they stayed here it means we can't find out as quickly what we really have in the core 4 (now core 5). Other posters have already said that resigning one or both those guys means more years of what we've seen over the last 3 years. Now we have a chance to see if these young guys can flourish and after this year have a ton of cap space to make adjustments. This might not work, but what were were doing before was definitely not working. The team needed a shakeup. Get on board, this will be fun. The starting 5 for the Jazz average age will probably be younger than some college teams (like BYU for example).

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