Utah Jazz may let Al Jefferson walk in free agency

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  • scalman Temecula, CA
    June 25, 2013 7:44 p.m.

    So many comments over the past year speak to Jefferson's ability to consistently put up good offensive numbers and wonder "where o where" will the Jazz pick up those missing points if Jefferson leaves. I say they don't have to replace most of them because their plus/minus will improve immediately with Favors playing major minutes as a C/PF. The Jazz are going to be a much stronger defensive team with the core 4 playing major minutes. Besides, neither Jefferson nor Millsap will accept demotions to the second team. I wouldn't expect them to either...they both deserve to start somewhere. Good luck to Al. I recognize that he showed consistent, great effort on offense.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    June 25, 2013 1:29 p.m.

    I like Al, but his price tag is going to be way too high for the Jazz.

    I'm hoping the Jazz can work out a sign-and-trade deal with someone for him and also for Paul Millsap. It would be a nice "tip of the hat" to the Jazz and a way of saying thanks for helping them both reach their potential.

    It's now time for Kanter, Favors, Hayward, Burks, and Evans to step up and take over the team. Here's hoping the Jazz bring in others who can help move the team forward.

  • dhsalum Saint George, UT
    June 25, 2013 11:05 a.m.

    I was hoping the Jazz could work a sign and trade for one year of Paul Pierce and a 1st rounder for Big Al. Get something back for him and a little leadership to help the transition without a long term financial commitment.

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    June 25, 2013 10:41 a.m.

    Good luck to Big Al, wherever he ends up. I hope he does well and has a successful career. I'll miss him and Paul (my favorite player) but look forward to the youngsters and their development. Things change, whether I like it or not.

    Go Jazzboys! I'm in total basketball withdrawals about now.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    June 25, 2013 10:36 a.m.

    That is so unlike the Jazz to let proven talent walk and keep the rookies..... hard to fathom