Jazz acquire Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson, Brandon Rush, draft picks from Golden State

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 10, 2013 4:09 a.m.


    let me revise your entries...

    Lakers traded for Kobe...there even rumors that he won't play for any team but the lakers...

    Bulls traded for Pippen....

    Spurs getting duncan was luck...but it paved way for their rebuilding project

    you have a point that 2014 free agency class is not that deep...especially if the guys won't use their eto...but there are a few names...mostly guys from Hayward and Favors' draft class...like monroe...cousins...paul george...besides them...im not really sure who the targets would be...

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    July 6, 2013 11:56 p.m.

    In other words, there is nothing to back up the claim.

    The reason I said to convince me is because I don't believe it. Just because Brad Rock says it doesn't make it so. The 8-figure guys from next year aren't going to be Jazz recruits any more than the 8-figure guys from this year. The rest of the field is about the same as this year.

    If there is arrogance, it is with someone who butts into a conversation between two others with nothing more than a smart aleck remark. Please grow up before you join a conversation between adults.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    July 6, 2013 5:32 p.m.


    I have three words for you: Google. Try it.

    Because you are in GREAT need of an NBA education. Asking others to "convince [you]" is either lazy, ignorant, egotistical, or all three.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    July 6, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    SG: So tell me what players are coming up next year that are significantly better than this year's crop of guys like Mayo, Redick, Corey Brewer, Hickson, Landry, Pekovic, Calderon, Martin et al. I haven't even mentioned the $10M+ guys like Smith, Iguodala, West, and West. And, of course, that doesn't include the big two: CPE and Howard.

    So convince me that next year's crop of free agents is significantly more talented than this year's crop.

  • SG in SLC Salt Lake City, UT
    July 6, 2013 1:43 p.m.

    * "aren't coming" should be "are coming" . . . my bad.

  • SG in SLC Salt Lake City, UT
    July 6, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    @ joe5

    No, of course none of those players aren't coming to Utah, just like neither Dwight Howard nor CP3 came to Utah.

    The thing is, the 2014 free agent class is very deep in terms of talent, much deeper than this year's free agent class. Rather than locking in mediocrity for the medium to long term, the Jazz have surrounded their young core with bench scrubs (with the possible exception of Brandon Rush, if he has fully recovered from his ACL injury), guaranteeing their young core significant playing time (one or more of them is very likely to have a breakout season), while simultaneously positioning themselves for "Tankapalooza 2014"

    Is this a gamble? Absolutely! But sometimes the two birds in the bush (the chance to become contenders, coupled with risk) are preferable to the one bird in the hand (no significant decline, coupled with mediocrity). I say, let's roll the dice . . . hopefully we get a franchise (or at least all-star caliber) player in the draft, some solid journeyman depth through free agency, and we are back in the hunt in 3-4 years.

  • sky2k1 Provo, UT
    July 6, 2013 12:37 p.m.


    Like you said, we won't get those guys, so what do you want the jazz to do? Sign some worse end draft picks and magically make it to the 6th seed (and that would take a lot of magic) just to lose in the first round? I'd rather blow up a team and rebuild than stuck in mediocrity.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    July 6, 2013 11:25 a.m.

    Let me say this again. If any of you believe that next year's premium free agents (LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Melo) are coming to Utah, you should re-think it with a dose of reality. In truth, the Jazz will be fighting for the second tier of free agents exactly like they were supposed to do this year. So why is the summer of 2014 going to be any different that the summer of 2013?

  • haubrick4 St. Louis, MO
    July 6, 2013 11:01 a.m.

    I think this is the best deal Utah could have done too. I would have liked to have seen the Jazz get Bogut in this deal too, or in place of Rush or Biedrins, as Bogut would probably have resigned with the Jazz once his contract was up and would be great to play with Hayword and the other "core 4". This is still a great deal for Utah as now when the better FA's come off the books of other teams next off season, Utah can go out and get that impact player or two to go with the "core 4" that will finally get this team back to the playoffs and not just an early 1st round exit either.

    One would have to think that Jerry Sloan, Ty Corbin and others like Malone were brought in for their thoughts on this trade too as they will be the 3 leading this team via coaching and advisory positions.

    We have to be patient as Jazz fans now, let the younger players develop now, and know that the Jazz will be back to a great team once again in a year or two at most.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    July 6, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    Every legit NBA fan knows the 2014 draft is a once-in-a-decade draft.

    Teams that have built through the draft:

    OKC. If you don't know that, move on.
    Chicago drafted one Michael Jordan #3 and Scotty Pippen.
    Miami drafted Wade, traded for Shaq. Second time around, signed Lebron, but no Wade, no Lebron. That simple.
    Houston draft Hakeem, then drafted, traded and acquired free agents around him.
    Celtics drafted McHale, then Bird, then surround with trades (Chief, DJ) and other drafts (Ainge).
    Celtics drafted Pierce, Rondo, acquired around them.
    Lakers drafted Magic, and Worthy. Acquired the Magic pick from the Jazz years before.
    San Antonio drafted Robinson, waited, drafted Duncan then Parker and Ginobli.
    Lakers drafted Kobe, acquired Shaq, traded for Gasol.
    The Jazz drafted Stockton and Malone.

    Aiming for the 2014 Tankapalooza draft is a good move.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    July 6, 2013 9:09 a.m.


    If simply making the playoffs is good enough for you then I don't know what to tell you. Jefferson, Rush, Biedrins, Favors, Kanter, Hayward - these guys will never bring a championship here. They may make the playoffs though, if that is what you are after.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 6, 2013 9:00 a.m.


    i understand your frustration...even if we do sign...we won't win em all anyway...so why not take it as it is...a clear slate with 5 young guys to work with...if this pans out...well then we are screwed...but till that day happens...im willing to give it a shot...heck we almost made playoffs with washed up guys like Danny Manning...Tom Gugliota...Donyell Marshall...and Jon Starks...so i guess having 5-6 young guys...and some washed up players will do better...this coming year and the next...will test the young core's heart...we will know who these kids are...Kevin Durant and OKC failed the first two years...2007-2008 and 2008 - 2009 seasons...they got westbrook during 08 and harden on 09...i understand that you pay hard earned money to watch them play...but sometimes...to break the cycle of medicority...you need to blow up and reinvent yourself...i just hope they could pull this off...just remember...this will take a while...

  • first2third Elmo, UT
    July 6, 2013 7:29 a.m.

    So Jazz are taking a year off then going to do something...OK got it.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    July 5, 2013 11:59 p.m.

    Good job Jazz, playing their cards very smart.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    July 5, 2013 10:45 p.m.

    For all you Demarre Carrol fans, he's gone signing with the Hawks along with Milsap.

  • idaho cougar fan Twin Falls, ID
    July 5, 2013 10:42 p.m.

    Like this move a lot! Play the young guys and see if they sink or swim. They will get the experience they need and be that much better for next year. They then will have two 1st round picks next year in a loaded draft and probably a high lottery pick as one of those. Future looking great for the Jazz.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    July 5, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    This was the year the Jazz promised to use their cap flexibility to really help the team. Instead of keeping faith with the fans, they postponed it a year. What exactly makes next year any different?

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    July 5, 2013 9:47 p.m.

    Brandon Rush could pan out to be someone the Jazz may want to keep.

    41.5% from 3 point range and a decent perimeter defender. His contract expires after next season and if things are looking up with our core he may want to stay and be part of it.

    This is a sweet deal for the Jazz. The young guys will be playing and Biedrins and Jefferson are filler to get all those draft picks.

    Lindsey and O'Conner are proving to be a decent team.

    Get to work Favors, Kanter, Burkes, Hayward, and Burke.

    Your time to prove yourselves begins in a few short months!

    This is a new approach by the Jazz, that is to truly rebuild vs limping along and winning 40-50 games every year.

    You have to go down to get top talent in the draft and next years draft is deep unlike this years. We got the best there was this year though.

    It will be a long season next year but at least we will get to see whether we have any real prospects that can consistently carry the load every night. If not lots of cash to spend on freeagents.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    July 5, 2013 9:17 p.m.

    I fall on the side of those that like this deal. I've been belly-aching all the time that Corbin needed to develop the young guns but he kept holding them back to try and win with the veterans that already proved they couldn't take us anywhere. Now Corbin will be forced to go young. Sure, we won't be real contenders for awhile but the Jazz will have a chance over the next several years to change their makeup. You have to agree it will be interesting to see how the core 5 will do and at the very least these young players will have a real chance now to see how good they can become.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    July 5, 2013 9:12 p.m.

    The Jazz still need a quality pass first point guard, even if they are stocking up picks and space. I doubt a rookie will help the Jazz youth develop. I'd like to see another deal before their done.

  • hamaca Baton Rouge, LA
    July 5, 2013 8:35 p.m.

    "I know we need to play the young guys but couldn't we at least add some GOOD players? these guys are awful."

    It depends on what you want to accomplish this season and next. You wanted to add "GOOD" players? Ok. How good? Good enough to start? Good enough to demand 30 minutes a game at the expense of developing the young guys? Good enough to demand a longer-term contract so we can't afford to sign our young guys next year to longer-term contracts?

  • JazzMan Centerville, UT
    July 5, 2013 8:19 p.m.

    Wow, we lose 32 points 16 rebounds and get 3 points 4 rebounds and pay a ton.

    What a deal.

    I know we need to play the young guys but couldn't we at least add some GOOD players? these guys are awful.

  • JParkerfan St. George, UT
    July 5, 2013 8:18 p.m.

    This is an awesome move!!!!! Any good basketball person can see this, and those who can't need to wake up. The Jazz would have had to sign players they didn't want just to get to the league minimum salary. This way they get all the cap flexibility next year, and Curry is an inevitable injury waiting to happen. As long as the pick isn't protected, there's a good chance the Jazz may have 2 lottery picks. Play the young guys, win 25 games, and then add J Parker in the draft. (Fingers crossed)

  • sky2k1 Provo, UT
    July 5, 2013 8:13 p.m.

    Go ahead and look at San Antonio, who has been their biggest free agent acquisition in the tim duncan dynasty/era...horry, kerr, jefferson. All role players, not stars. They have built amazingly well through the draft.

    Another example is OKC. In seattle, they were awful, and scored durant(2nd overall). Still awful, drafted westbrook(4th overall), still awful, drafted harden(3rd overall) and then traded and signed role players along the way. And that got them all the way to the finals (we'll ignore the dumb harden trade for now).

    And now we have dennis lindsey, who is trying to get young, get good picks, and surround them with veteran role players. It's a great move for a small market team, lets just hope we draft and develop as well as OKC and SA.

    One last nugget of knowledge. Sam Presti (OKC GM) and Dennis Lindsey (UTA GM) both learned under RC Buford...the GM for the Spurs. We are in good hands, so have some faith.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    July 5, 2013 8:10 p.m.

    How many times has Utah looked toward a strong draft only to get burned. I don't care for this deal, it defiantly sends Millsap packing, and I think he is a much better player than anyone of these three. Rush is soft and inconsistent, Jefferson can shoot but he too is soft also. Biedrins is so slow that he looks like he is running in mud. Everyone's been talking about this being the big year for free agents, now their taking GS bench players for anther look into the crystal ball of the draft. Hey Americanvet, all bets are off on Corbin doing anything with this bunch, maybe it's the Millers way to can Corbin to get Jerry back.

  • sky2k1 Provo, UT
    July 5, 2013 8:04 p.m.

    It amazes me how few some people know about basketball on here. Please go read up on some other sites (not sure I can post them on desnews, so I'll let you figure out where to read about the nba, maybe their own site, or the site of a world wide leader in sports).

    @There you go again:
    Like rjhman said, there is a league minimum, and the jazz needed to meet it. The smart thing they did was meet it only for this year, and not take on 2-4 year contracts of aging veterans.

    Also, I believe cottagecheese really knows his/her stuff.

    @Joe5: The jazz haven't been rebuilding for a while, they'be been stuck in limbo. Not good enough to win it all, not bad enough to get any good picks. And yes, most teams win by rebuilding.

    I know the NBA has recently been about building superteams, but that only works in big markets or guys that already have great picks. Like you said, we can't get the lebron's, melo's etc. of the world. If you are a small market team, you have to build through the draft.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    July 5, 2013 8:03 p.m.

    So where do the Jazz fit in the West now? The young guys will be playing no doubt and they will have room to sign those players over the next couple years if they pan out this year. Denver is falling apart. Golden State got better. The Lakers are not any better and will likely fall apart if they do not make moves now. Houston is better as are I believe the T wolves.

    In their own division they have a very real shot at finishing 2nd behind OKC and ahead of Denver, Portland, and T-wolves. San Antonio, Memphis, Houston, Clippers, GS, OKC all finish ahead of the Jazz this year but the last 2 playoffs spots will be up for grabs with the Jazz in the mix with Dallas and the Lakers. Other teams have to many holes and to much building to do while the Jazz have been building for 3 years will playing mid-level veterans.

    Kanter and Favors will avg 30/20 between them and be better defenders.

    We improved at PG and Hayward is a year better.

    SG is still a potetnial hole but with draft picks we can fill it next year.

  • rjhman Provo, UT
    July 5, 2013 7:28 p.m.

    Great trade for Jazz. The NBA has a minimum amount that teams must spend - this trade gets them closer to the amount without forcing them into overpaying for a bunch of mid-tier veterans (aka Millsap, Jefferson, Mo Williams) that will bring us to the 8th seed in the playoffs or the lower lottery picks.

    This allows them to develop the young guys, get draft picks, and tank for Wiggins/Jabari Parker/About 3 other guys in the best in 10 years 2014 draft.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    July 5, 2013 7:22 p.m.

    "...the Jazz have sacrificed their financial flexibility (approximately a combined $24 million) in three players who saw their minutes decline...".

    Approx. $24,000,000 for one year for three players who saw their minutes decline...


    There IS a BELIEVABLE/COHERENT plan behind this madness?

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 5, 2013 7:16 p.m.


    this is officially a rebuild...after failing to perform the past two years with sub-par good players like Jefferson and Mo Williams...clearly...this is the start...we made the playoffs but a first round exit...2 years ago...and this is what? second time the Jazz actually been rebuilt...the last time we got Deron Boozer Memo and AK...went to western conference finals...this year...we get Burke Burks Hayward Kanter Favors and a possible lottery next season...who may turn out to be as good...i may be blind...and people can call me foolish...but i will believe in Lindsey's plan...and i will give it at least 5 years...and i am well prepared for a rough 5 years ahead...at least i know that somewhere within that 5 years..we will get back into the thick of things in the playoffs...i am sure of it...unlike the perennial bottom feeder teams....i trust this franchise's track record for the past few decades...

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    July 5, 2013 7:10 p.m.

    On mature reflection I see what they're doing now. They are letting all the other teams spend like drunken sailors this year while putting themselves in a position to clean up on Free Agency and the Draft next year. Meanwhile, the coming doesn't have to be dreadful if the three new guys stay healthy and fill some holes. No question, the young guys will be playing just like everybody wanted. You said you wanted to start Trey. Get ready kid, here it comes.

  • doc33 Las Vegas, NV
    July 5, 2013 6:37 p.m.

    Jefferson and Biedrins are a couple of lumps. Brandon Rush is the only legit player in the group, but who knows how he's going to perform after major knew surgery. I guess the Jazz had to spend their cap money on someone. I'm not impressed!

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    July 5, 2013 6:09 p.m.

    Rebuilding teams don't win championships.

    First we were rebuilding with Kirilenko and we surrounded him with Boozer and Memo.

    Then we were rebuilding with Deron and Millsap.

    We've been rebuilding for 3 years with this core of players (starting with Hayward).

    Now you want 3-4 more years of rebuilding but in 3-4 years, Hayward will be playing for his college coach in Boston and Favors will be playing for the Lakers.

    So then it will be 3-4 more years of rebuilding. By then Kanter and Burke will be leaving.

    When exactly do we stop re-building and have a competitive team again.

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    July 5, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    Now sign Aaron Brooks or make a move for Jeremy Linn.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 5, 2013 5:15 p.m.


    clearly...we really cant win this season...you should have known that...the team would be rebuilding...and i think it would take 2-3 years...have faith...we won't be able to be competitive in the long run by just signing just good players...you need a franchise player...maybe we win the lottery next year...even if we dont...that draft class is supposed to be stacked...and we can get Dario Saric with the golden state pick...

  • Brent S Sandy, UT
    July 5, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    Brandon Rush can be a solid player who can either play for the future or be a good trade asset. I think they were thinking this all along. Jefferson & Beidrins are on their way out, but Rush was a steal for Kevin Murphy. Way to go.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 5, 2013 5:12 p.m.


    you have no idea...how great this trade is...first of all...you get three players that has expiring contracts next year...second you get 2 first round picks...1 for 2014 the other on 2017...the key here is Brandon Rush...which i think...would be a good young backup...if he recovers from injury...they can let go of Jefferson and Biedrins next year...this means...the Jazz can get young...and is in rebuilding mode...why would you get an aging Andre Igoudala when you core players are under the age of 23?...doesn't make sense...i think this is a complete rebuilding project...but got the pieces when KOC grabbed Hayward and traded deron for Favors and got Kanter and Burks out of the draft...continued by Lindsey grabbing Trey Burke...this forces Corbin to go young with his team

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    July 5, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. Is the big plan to be as bad as humanly possible because next year's draft is supposed to be so good? Yes we need a shot blocker, but I can shoot BLINDFOLDED better than Biedrins does with both eyes allegedly wide open.

    This may be a genius move, but I don't quite see it yet.

  • Spider Rico Greeley, CO
    July 5, 2013 4:51 p.m.

    Next year the Jazz signe LeBron and Kobe

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    July 5, 2013 3:59 p.m.

    Don't know much about the three players. Rush is from Kansas and was injured. They will all be gone at the end of the year. It would appear that they are being brought in for mentoring. Let's see what happens.

  • CottageCheese SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 5, 2013 3:58 p.m.


    Excuse me? The Jazz have made it to the playoffs, including a Western Conference Finals appearance, the majority of the seasons since Stockton and Malone.

    There aren't a lot of other teams that have experienced consistent winning and playoff appearances in the past 25 years. The Jazz are one of those teams.

    Look at all of our accomplishments over the past 25 years and stack it up to the rest of the league. We'll be top 10 EASY.

  • milner Centerfield Sanpete, UT
    July 5, 2013 3:57 p.m.

    I can`t make any sense out of this trade! Why not use the 24 million to try to get a pretty good player? I don`t see how any of these players are going to help the Jazz!

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    July 5, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    CottageCheese: Do you really think LeBron, Wade, Melo, or Bosh will come to Utah? Seriously, you need to re-think that argument. We're going to end up next summer like this summer. All the top free agents will go somewhere else and the Jazz will be left with the dregs to choose from. This year, there are some pretty decent dregs with Calderon, Corey Brewer, Landry, and JJ Hickson. We could have offered a toxic front-loaded offer to Pekovic which would have forced Minn to make a very tough decision. Lots of options that are still fairly young, would not threaten the playing time of the young guys and could provide enough talented depth to really compete.

    No team will ever be champions is they only build through the draft. No matter how talented a player is, he still needs seasoning. How many years was it before Jordan won a championship? How about LeBron? The only rookies that win championships are those that come onto teams that are already contenders. The Jazz have lots of youth. Draft choices are a waste for this team if they ever want to get out of the rebuilding mode.

  • CottageCheese SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 5, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    Keep in mind that the Jazz will need money next summer to re-sign Hayward and Favors...

    Failed to include that in my post.

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    July 5, 2013 3:48 p.m.

    To those who don't understand whats going on this will look like a bad move but to me it's great news since now it's for sure they are going with the youth movement and not trying to fill in with a bunch of re-treads that might help you win a few extra games.

    Basically they picked up a 7' backup center who can rebound, a veteran small forward who is older but solid for a backup and the key to this deal Branden Rush, one of the best 3 point shooters in the NBA if he recovers from his knee injury and a 1st round pick in 2014 and 2017 and they get all of this for taking on their $24 million in salaries which expire next year along with Williams $7.5 million when they will seriously need the money to re-sign Favors and Hayward and have some money to compete in a much better free agent market and put together a much better team than they could have this year. They also now have 2 1st round draft picks in the best draft in years. I love this move.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    July 5, 2013 3:43 p.m.

    Yea ever since Malone and Stockton it is always next year... Well a decade has passed and still... nothing. Next year, next year, next year.

  • CottageCheese SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 5, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    This was the perfect option for the Jazz. Three expiring contracts?

    There are NO other FA's out there that would make sense for the Jazz. So they are able to sign some back ups and let their young guns play (something that everyone has been begging for).

    Not only that, they pick up a draft pick for 2014 - a draft slated to be as strong as the 2003 draft with Lebron/Wade/Bosh/Melo etc. So they get the Warriors 2014 first rounder that will go along with their own 2014 first rounder WHICH may be a lottery pick.

    They get expiring contracts - big money expiring contracts - which puts them in an excellent position next off season when some more big name FA's come on the board.

    If you think about it, this is a brilliant move.

    Trust Dennis Lindsey. He is smart and he is steering this ship in a good course. It will just take a year or two to develop.

  • DCJ Washington, DC
    July 5, 2013 3:31 p.m.

    This is a move for the future. They're not trying to pay a lot of money to get semi-good players in the free agency market for 2013-14. Grow the young ones this year, get a lottery pick in the loaded draft for next year plus an additional pick from GS, and wipe the three GS players' contracts off of the books at the end of the season.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    July 5, 2013 3:19 p.m.

    hey, it's 2013. Jazz are looking at the 2014 off-season. Next year, they'll again show a lack of commitment to winning and look forward to the 2015 off-season. By the time they figure it out, Hayward and Favors will be nearing retirement. Worse, they are smart enough to see the Jazz don't intend to "play to win" so they'll be gone in a couple of years.

    I just hope the Jazz FO has some other things in mind. Maybe they plan future moves with one or more of these players. But this can't be the bill of goods they think will get them in the game.

  • SD_UtahUter San Diego, CA
    July 5, 2013 3:16 p.m.

    OK, did something at least. Got 3 scrubs and 2 draft picks for nothing. Not bad, at least their contracts are done next year. They will be playing the Fab 5 looks like and maybe will be in the draft lottery sweepstakes. DeMarre is still waiting.......SIGN HIM before he bolts

  • ImABeliever Provo, UT
    July 5, 2013 3:15 p.m.

    As a Golden State Warriors fan for many years as I am a native of Northern California living in Utah; I love this trade to dump these players and their contracts to the Jazz.
    I can't quite root for the Jazz until they get a new Coach and Center.
    Was never a Jazz fan even with Sloan but at least I could respect him.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    July 5, 2013 3:09 p.m.

    Nice move. This team is so in rebuilding mode now. So many fans wanted the younger players to start and now when they have a chance they want the Jazz to go get veterans. This sets the Jazz up for several years. They get to see the young core start with some veterans on expiring contracts. If the core (favors, kantor, burks, hayward, Burke) come through this year and show promise the expiring contracts fall off the books and they can sign the core to long term contracts next year. If they do not pan out then they gain some draft picks and have a ton of cap space next year. This move sets them up for the next 6-8 years though if the younger core forms into a solid base though. Good move Jazz and I'm looking forward to seeing the new Jazz look next year.

  • Spider Rico Greeley, CO
    July 5, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    Great move by the Jazz as it shows they are serious about the young guys. Rather than spending money on some vets for multiple years they take on these three for one year and pick up some draft picks as well. We can now play the core young guys all year, lose a bunch of games, and hit the great draft and free agents next year. This is much better than patchworking to try and just make the playoffs which is what has gone on for years. Rebuilding is what this is!

  • T-Roy Summerville, SC
    July 5, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    of Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to the Utah Jazz, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Yahoo! Sports reported multiple draft picks, including Golden State's 2014 first-rounder, are also included in the deal

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    July 5, 2013 2:31 p.m.

    Bahahahahaha. Nice move jazz. Instead of going after a quality player like Iguadala themselves they make it possible for the Warriors to get him by taking on two terrible salaries of 2 average players? Great move front office, great move.

  • SD_UtahUter San Diego, CA
    July 5, 2013 12:44 p.m.

    Now look what's happening.. scramble mode just to get to min salary level. Should have worked with Al to shop him around to get something like this (sign and trade)..too late. Teams will target one of the core memebers now in a trade. In the draft, I think they just got lucky to get Burke. Otherwise, Jazz management is dropping the ball. Corbin is still here, Horny got away, got a '0' in return for Al. Don't let DeMarre get away or trade away a Kanter/Burks or the fans will really be on you..sign the guy TODAY PLEASE.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    July 5, 2013 12:39 p.m.

    Why the jazz would want to pay an always injured center 14million dollars is beyond me. Go sign Monta Ellis or Andre Iguadala.

  • dhsalum Saint George, UT
    July 5, 2013 12:00 p.m.

    @AFCoug Yes GS can just give Bogut to the Jazz without getting a player back because the Jazz are so far under the cap.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    July 5, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    It is GS in the need here.So Jazz should not have to give up any picks and especially not Kanter. NO ! NO ! Make them take Marvin Williams contract Murph for Bogut Barnes. TPE might work here also..

  • UTforreal Riverton, UT
    July 5, 2013 10:38 a.m.

    Would not mind Bogut on the Jazz at all; However, if the Jazz trade anyone of their young players it would be plain stupid. With GS desperately needing to unload salary to try and sign Dwight Howard the Jazz should be able to land him cheap. The Jazz need to eat up that 24 million in cap space without jeopardizing their future with stupid contracts that wont allow them to keep these young guys as they come into their own and demand larger salaries. Makes sense to me.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    July 5, 2013 10:37 a.m.

    Do it and throw in one of our young bigs but only if we can get Curry or Thompson. Not sure how the money works out but it would likely have to include some other players or picks. GS can't simply give the Jazz Bogut in order to get under the cap.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 5, 2013 10:25 a.m.


    This would be incredible. Bogus is a class act and top 5 big guy in the league when he can stay healthy. If we're comfortable with his health issues, make this deal happen!

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    July 5, 2013 10:19 a.m.

    Hmmmm, interesting...

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    July 5, 2013 10:18 a.m.

    Please, please do not trade Kanter or Favors for Bogut. Please do not trade away the future of the Jazz for an injury prone center regardless of his Utah heritage. Bogut is a great guy and rates among the Ute's greatest players. But, his NBA record is marred with injury, especially the last 2 years.

    Try to get him, yes! absolutely! But not at the expense of one of tej young Jazz bigs!!

  • dhsalum Saint George, UT
    July 5, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    The Warriors are not getting anything back in this or any other Bogut deal. Not sure the author really followed through on this... The Warriors are going to have to give up Bogut and either a pick or a young player to get cap space. No way the Jazz are stupid enough to give up Kanter for Bogut.

    However, this trade would be good for the Jazz if they could get a future pick (even 2nd round) and have a 1 year cap filler before the 'core 4' get their extensions.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    July 5, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    GS is in a position where they are more desperate than the Jazz. They must clear the cap space to have any chance for Dwight Howard. So a good negotiator will make them pay for their desperation. Hold out for Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes to be included in the deal.