I'm just curious what the front office feels. This issue is so difficult you have to imagine there are some intense differing opinions behind the scenes.
Now that Sloan is gone, and doesn't have that pull it all comes down to Greg, Lindsey, and KOC. I would love to know how they feel.
If I had to guess they all love Millsap, and his game. 1 or two of them like Big Al as well. Greg is probably worried Sap will cost too much to
resign. He's still talking himself into going with Big Al. Lindsey sees that Big Al is offensively talented but too flawed to build around. KOC
is the wild card.
"les grandes défaites forgent les grands hommes" - Rudy Gobert
and think of all the soft cushyness.
sometimes skinny girls get you bruises from al the exposing bones if you catch my drift
If that happens, those extensions contracts will look like a big mistake to the youngsters.
Oh and there will be a mass suicide on the JF.
I don't get how KOC can talk about Jazz getting assets and then he just let's guys walk. The Jazz shouldn't have never extended Memo. He was breaking down before his injury. The Jazz need to think three years ahead instead of just staying the course until guys contracts are up. I always thought the Jazz should have traded Boozer a year before they let him walk. Once the Jazz made a decision to draft Kanter they should have started the process of getting rid of AL. THey could have played Favors and Millsap together and allow Kanter to get backup minutes.
Sorry, jimmy, I already predicted KOC wouldn't make a trade in another thread and provided the mock newspaper article. Millsap and Jefferson will be kept in order to provide leverage against each other during contract negotiations. And it will be Jefferson who is re-signed, along with Mo and Foye. Jazz will continue to be content to just make the playoffs. This organization continues to have ZERO vision. I'll never be a Laker's fan, but I find myself really admiring what GS, the Clippers and a few other teams have done.
I don't hate GS for tanking. San Antonio did it. Utah could have played the rookies last season and gotten a lottery pick. Instead, they fought for the right to be swept in the 1st round, give up their pick and continue to put out a disappointing product. But unless/until the majority of fans stop buying merchandise and going to games. the Millers and KOC will think that's what the communtity wants.
Jefferson is not an asset. We traded garbage for him. Nobody wants to trade anything for him.
Millsap is an asset, but we have waited a long time to move him. I don't see a team in the 4-6 range in a playoff hunt that could use Millsap to put them over the top. He is a nice player, but VASTLY over-rated by this franchise and fans. He is a small PF, whose scoring and rebounding have consistently dropped since taking over the starting job. AND he wants to "get paid." Do you want to shell out 40 over 4 AND players and picks for a guy who is declining? Especially when he won't put you over the top (ie, Pierce). Plus, teams know the Jazz are dumber than dumb for having 4 bigs worthy of starters minutes and so nobody is going to over pay for Millsap or Jefferson. They aren't worth it.
So, what guy did KOC let "walk" that would have brought back significant assets?
Trade Al for crap, fall to the lottery, get the 10-12th pick, lose millions
Keep Al, then let him walk for nothing, get the 11-14th pick, and make millions off a potential 4 game sweep in the playoffs?
I hate it, but I get it.