Utah Jazz: New acquisition Randy Foye speaks on why he chose Utah

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  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    July 26, 2012 9:13 p.m.

    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.

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    July 26, 2012 7:48 p.m.

    @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.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 26, 2012 6:18 p.m.


    i 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

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    July 26, 2012 4:35 p.m.

    Great acquisition. My guess is that the next big move will be to do a contract extension for Paul Millsap.

  • The Final Word Alpine, UT
    July 26, 2012 3:22 p.m.

    re: Haines

    Uh, 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.

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    July 26, 2012 3:05 p.m.

    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.

  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    July 26, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    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 (not much).

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    I'll feel better about the Jazz when I see Favors averaging 35+ minutes per night...

  • Mike W Syracuse, UT
    July 26, 2012 11:38 a.m.

    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.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    July 26, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    Brave Sir Robin, have you ever made a positive comment on these bogs? I would like to know.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    July 26, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    re:brave sir robin

    Well, 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!!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    July 26, 2012 9:51 a.m.

    Translation: They offered me the most money.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    July 26, 2012 9:48 a.m.

    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 O'Conner.

  • Snark Provo, UT
    July 26, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    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!