Well, I can see Rudy Gobert being traded away very, very soon. Why? Because of
the possibility of a supermax contract and the Utah Jazz inability to open up
the purse strings just a smidge.The Utah Jazz will never, ever
become championship caliber team they once were when Malone and Stockton ruled
the court. And it all boils down to the purse strings and the Jazz inability to
loosen them a smidge.
I like what Grandpa Zucc said about how every team could eventually have two or
at least one supermax player. It really will level out competition when that
incentive to stay with the team is in place. That being said, give it to Rudy.
He is That valuable to the Jazz. This is the summer for swinging on the big guys
and then making adjustments where necessary. I'm positive the front office
can do it. Go Jazz! In Dennis Lindsey We Trust!
We give 10 's of millions of dollars in taxes payer money to the JAZZ,
so just enjoy it!!
Okay ed. I agree with you about players being entertainers in a free market.
We pay big bucks to see top notch musicians perform. Same goes for athletes. I
don't have an opinion about the supermax formula, but you can be sure the
free market will eventually take care of any inconsistencies.
Eventually, all teams will have one or two supermax players. This might help
level the competition. The question will be whether the Jazz want to have Rudy
as their supermax guy and prevent them from putting some future player into that
position. Pay him $50 million a year? I don't care. Nobody is forcing
us to go to games or watch them on TV. This is just the free market in action.
Good for all the athletes. They are finally getting their fair share of the
entertainment that they are providing. Whatever they get paid, I will continue
to enjoy watching them and rooting for them. They are the best in the world as
what they do. It is simply supply and demand. Anyone who resents it should
just go try out for a team.
Thanks for the up front financial information. To get past the playoff first
round, a team must have at least two superstars. Players leave the Jazz because
the market is better elsewhere which makes the Jazz a good training team. None
the less, we fans love the entertainment they give us while here. Go Jazz!
I hope he gives some dollars to our education system. Our sports salaries are a
joke, athletes getting that kind of money for maybe tens year's of work is
It would have been better for Jazz fans of Gobert to have had him just have been
selected as an all-star instead of the 'All NBA' paper team.These things are corrupt and bizarre anyway. The whole 'All NBA'
stuff seems motivated by those behind a relative curtain to effect salaries. Did
Klay Thompson miss out on All NBA honors so as to aid in the Bay Area likely
retaining his services and preserving a Warrior dynasty? I assume
Kemba Walker being added to this list of supermax guys makes him all the more
unavailable for the Jazz. Or maybe nobody will pay him that much anyway.
As much as I like Gobert, I don't believe it is in the best interests of
ANY team to commit 35% of their entire salary to just one player. I simply
don't think it is fair to the rest of the team, and it certainly takes away
any incentive for the other players to bust their tails off without the
possibility to get big pay raises. Also, a supermax player should be able to
carry a team in crunch time, (like LaBron James), and I don't think Rudy
can do that. Is Rudy valuable to the team? Sure he is, but he is not the
entire team, and there is no "I" in team.
Gobert is an impact player. But I don't see why you would give anyone fifty
million dollars a year whose only offensive shot is a dunk. The salaries in the
nba are really out of control.