and throw in both firsts?
Out of nowhere, the Utah Jazz are both frightening and fascinating and there is suddenly no limit to their potential. -SBNation 8 march, 2015. ***My Draft wish List: Bobby Portis, Alpha Kabba, George Lucas.
NO does this because they get what Austin Rivers was supposed to be (Burks)
They get Milsap and get rid of that crummy Eric Gordon contract.
Jazz do this to get a star. The 2 first round picks suck anyways, so it's a good deal. Maybe a bit much considering Eric Gordon's contract situation and his injury status.
Good trade! Not sure about Eric's injury history or long term effects but if healthy, he's an all star.
When Eric Gordon plays a full season or at least close to it, I would consider that trade.
Utah Jazz Would Be Wise to Trade Al Jefferson or Paul Millsap, Give More Minutes to Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter
By Jared Bray | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 9 hours ago.. .
COMMENTARY | There's a lot to like about the Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap.
For one thing, they can put up solid numbers. Big Al, for instance, is averaging 17.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game while connecting on 83.0 percent of his freebies. Likewise, P-Milly is shooting 48.0 percent from the floor and collecting 1.4 steals per contest. Plus, he can heat up fast, like 11-points-in-28-seconds fast.
Here's the problem: This isn't fantasy basketball. In reality, Al and Paul can only take the Jazz so far, and as long as they're at the helm, it looks as if the Notes will always be good but not great.
Accordingly, it's time for team officials to shake things up. It's time for at least one of these bigs to compete in a new uniform. And it's time to see what Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, Utah's two No. 3 picks, can become.
Favors, who currently averages 9.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in just 21.8 minutes per game, has the potential to be a superstar. His size and athleticism are reminiscent of a young Amar'e Stoudemire (the Amar'e who in his sophomore season with the Phoenix Suns recorded a 10-block game against the Jazz, not the one who settles for mid-range jumpers with the New York Knicks). He knows how to disrupt opposing offenses, and he's exceptional at throwing the air-filled sphere through the nylon cords. In fact, No. 15 is one of the NBA's dunk leaders this year with 44 flushes.
Similarly, Kanter, who's per-36 minute averages are nothing short of impressive for a guy who didn't pick up a basketball until five years ago, could turn into a very special player for the Jazz. Check out his line from Feb. 6 against the Milwaukee Bucks: 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 blocks, 7-of-9 shooting from the field. Impressive, right? What if I told you he only played 17 minutes that night. Yes, it's true.
Let's recap: If the Jazz stand pat at the trade deadline, they'll continue to play well. They'll even make the playoffs. But, like last year, they'll probably get eliminated in the first round.
On the other hand, if they trade one (or both) of their veteran bigs, who have expiring contracts, by the way, Favors and Kanter will get the time they need to grow, and, with the help of fellow youngsters Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks, eventually turn this group of players into more than just a middle-of-the-pack team.
Ante Tomic RIP
Other radio guys on 1280thezone (an LHM company) have questioned all season long which one of the two to trade. They started out way more ambiguous and waited until I gave the green light before talking openly about trading Jefferson.
Any trade with Minnesota where we don't get Rubio is a waste for me.