Jazz roster rundown: See the contract status, summer plans for players

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  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 18, 2014 1:59 p.m.

    How about trading Hayward to Boston for their pick?

    It was suggested by JBQ and would allow the Jazz to draft Julius Randle and Dante Exum. Now I now what you're thinking. "We already have a point guard." True, but Trey Burke has a hard time matching up with some of the bigger points in the league. Exum is 6'6" tall, a capable ball handler, great passer/facilitator and has a decent outside shot. The only knock against him is that he plays in the Australian league.

    Julius Randle (power forward) is a beast inside and would be a great sidekick for Favors. Teaming up the two would take a lot pressure off of Derrick and make him more effective.

    Imagine this lineup: Favors, Randle, Evans, Burks and Burke. A defensive nightmare for other teams. Add Rudy Gobert and Swat Lake City becomes a reality.

    You can forget about Jabari Parker, the Jazz have no chance of getting him unless they move into the top three spots. He won't drop below 3rd in the draft.

    As for Marvin Williams, I'm fine with keeping him as long as his agent doesn't ask a ridiculous amount for his services.

  • PortlandJazzFan Hillsboro, OR
    April 18, 2014 12:26 p.m.

    I'd like to see Marvin back as a backup and veteran presence. I don't think there are any free agents that would realistically come to Utah that would take them to the next level. I think a new coach and good draft picks will do wonders for the team. RJ has been solid but it sounds like he wants to move on to a legit contender next season and it's best for both parties. I say bring back Hayward but only if it's a fair deal, we don't want another Kirilenko type contract holding us back.

    I would lose my mind (in a good way) if the Jazz got Jabari Parker with their top pick and Cleanthony Early at #23. Raul Neto was impressive in last year's summer league and I'm excited for what he can add to the team.