The Raptors like DeRozan. I think he's so-so, kind of a slightly poor man's Iguodala. His game is slashing though.
I would love Derozan. He can't shoot 3's, but his mid-range is good, he can post up, he is showing he can pass.
I have forgiven Dowsett
Hayward is a better defender and three-point shooter than Derozan. Also, Derozan signed a 4-year $40,000,000 contract extension.
If the Jazz didn't match Matthews' deal, then I hope they wouldn't take on Landry's. It is basically the same contract for a lesser player.
Burks has the potential to be better than DeRozan, so I would rather the Jazz give Burks minutes. I would add that it depends on what they are giving up for DeRozan. A Pick plus Bell? Done.
To compare their jumper's effFG%. .430 vs .310. It is not even close.
"I was originally a Jazz fan but since I am getting pooped on so hard on the Jazz forums it is really starting to make me wish Kanter develops into the Kevin McHale potential he has and make the Jazz look bad. Nothing would make me happier at this point." Unidentified Kanter homer on reddit.
I like DeRozan, but is he even available? I've only seen about 5 raptors games this year and he seems like a weaker version of Granger. Even if he was I'm not sure I'd want to give up the assets it would take to get him. And as others mentioned, Fields is good, but has a horrible contract.
Is there anything out there even indicating DeRozan is available at all?
Landry Fields is the kind of meh contract the Jazz could take in a trade along with a player and pick they actually do want.