We are only fooling ourselves to think that the Jazz should now win for pride.
Our best strategy is to lose all the remaining games, 7 in all, and to secure a
good position for the draft. We should have at least a top 5 lottery pick if we
do so. We should not match another teams offer on Gordon Hayward as a restricted
free agent. His agent wants 60 million dollars for him and he is not playing
anywhere close to that type of elite status. The best we can do is a sign and
trade for him and try to get something for him. We should also find a new coach.
We let Jeff Hornacek get away from us who might end up being the coach of the
year. Perhaps we could get Fred Hoiberg of Iowa State who has NBA experience and
would work well with the Jazz organization. Our hope now is to build through the
draft and find good, young athletic talent through reasonable trades.
Yes, the Knicks are 1 game behind the Hawks but that is 2 losses behind. It
would seem that it is important who has the tie breaker. The Knicks have 8
games to play with the last five mostly on the road against tough opponents. It
would appear that they are toast and even if not, they would draw Miami and be
gone quickly like the last playoff version of the Jazz.
@coleman51I agree 110%. By the way, one of the top 5 blunders in
Utah Jazz history, in my humble opinion was not hiring Jeff Hornecek. The Jazz
hiring Ty Corbin over Jeff Hornecek, is about like hiring Sundiata Gaines over
John Stockton, if there was a "point guard coach" position available.