@ Brave Sir Robin, Doug10 and CJ Miles...There are some people who
were born pessimists. Thanks for the reminders. Novak was quite
recently the #1 three-point shooter (percentage-wise) in the entire NBA.
That's rarified air. He might play defense in the same general
category as Jimmer, but he's 8 inches taller... something difficult to
teach. Besides, coach Snyder is a defensive specialist who will undoubtedly
improve Novak's defensive presence. CJ Miles... PPG is only
meaningful if you are a starter who plays most of the game. Otherwise PPM
(points per minute) is more meaningful. Based on a 36 minute game (the average
time a starter plays), Novak's numbers are actually quite impressive. When
he gets more minutes, his PPG will undoubtedly also go up. Take time to look at
the entire picture instead of one small corner of it. This is
genuinely a very good find and get for the Jazz. They have been toward the
bottom of the league in field goal shooting and especially the long-ball. This
guy helps fill that need greatly. I commend Jazz management for doing their
homework and working out a favorable trade.
"“It was the Fourth of July. I didn’t have any idea that you
could get traded on a national holiday,” Novak said"Well
in fairness one of the two teams involved is Canadian.
This trade is a salary dump for Toronto but it gives the Jazz three things: 1.
Puts them a little closer to the minimum salary floor. 2. Gives them a back up
big man that can score. 3. Be a good example for the young players.He can also give a few minutes at the three, four and five.Barring
injury the Jazz won't bring Diante back. he would command playing time and
they don't have any to give.The only piece now missing is
Hayward. When/if he resigns, barring injury the playing team for 2014/2015 is
set, however, if Houston lands a maz player ie Bosh then Parsons and Lin will be
up for grabs. A team with Hayward and Parsons on the wings would be exciting to
watch and very good.
This is a signal that the Jazz are tanking for yet another year. Novak averages
5 points a game. That means he can not average more than one 3 a game. My
guess is he gives up way more than 5 points a game with his average/poor
defense. It is clear that Jazz do not plan on landing any better than average
players this off-season. To take on Novak's 7 million a year for 2 years
means that they don't need cap space for the next couple of years to pursue
the elite players. At least Kevin would bring in players such as Boozer and AJ
who had some upside. Not impressed with new managements way of drafting
financially cheap players and acting like they are building for the future.
Novak proves this isn't a youth movement.
He's going to do and fill a shooting gap we have from the outside. We will
have alot to cheer about this year! Great young talent that wants to get out and
run and score. =Fun to watch!! Happy to see we want to break away from the past
way of doing things, and ADJUST to the talent, and skills we've GOT! Let
them release that talent-B patient, cheer 4them. And give them signs we're
with them and their journey for glory!(Championship) It will take a little more
time but the pieces are rounding into place now !! Hear that GH= stay 4-9 or 10
a yr please!!!!!!!!!!!!
If we can get Diante back, that would be great. He was a very good off the bench
player and he added a lot of energy. It bums me out that the Jazz got rid of
him, but it makes sense if we can sweep him back up after he is waived.
Good job Jazz management?Where do they find these guys?Shoots the three but worse at defense than Jimmer and struggles like Korver to
guard a cheerleader.I am guessing that the 6 other teams he has been
on in the past 7 years are sad to have him leave.Watch out OKC and
Spurs, the Jazz are on a roll now.
@Brave Sir Robin,Apparently he has 7.2 million reasons to show up.
A no-show? LOL! He's under contract, and it's a rare NBA player who
doesn't understand who's buttering their bread. Based on the quotes in
this article, he figured out really quickly why he'd better decide to like
Utah and make Utah like him...
Contrary to what's being reported here, social media sites are showing a
screen capture of a string of text messages, supposedly between Novak and his
brother, that show he is anything but excited to be here. Don't be
surprised if he is a no-show.
The previous article about this trade said the Jazz would not be able to re-sign
Garrett until 2015-16.
The thing that stands out about Novak is definitely his 3-point shooting. Every
time I've seen him play, whether it has been against the Jazz or in the
playoffs, the guy never misses a 3! This is honestly an outstanding pickup.
From reading the article, he's obviously a class act as well.Well done, Jazz management!
I think Navak will be a good pickup/fit, hopefully he helps Kanter ajust to
shooting outside, an offense that spreads the floor and is high tempo should be
fun and interesting. Go Jazz, welcome Steve.
So is there a chance we could resign Garret ??