"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.
There's pretty much nothing different about this interview than any other interview I've seen O'Connor in.
I'm going to give KOC the benefit of the doubt. He'll have 30 million plus to use this off-season if he makes no moves. I'm sure teams are trying to offload 3-4 year contacts on him and he doesn't want them. I don't think everyone will hate Al as much if Milsap is gone. Favors starts, Kanter gets more time, and defense is better. I also don't have a problem bringing back Mo to start if it's for a smaller contract and they get a young pg in the draft.
The D Williams trade was awesome, we can all agree on that. And they have done great on the last few drafts. This off-season was great too, even if the Williams' haven't turned out like we hoped, it showed KOC it's willing to make good moves and try to improve the team. If Milsap was playing as well as last year, and Mo wasn't hurt, we would be doing much better.
Maybe KOC surprises us and lets everyone walk and signs a good FA pg and 3rd big. If no moves are made, I'll be a little disappointed, but I'll wait until summer to judge. KOC gas earned that in my mind
Flat out, it was and will be proven to be a huge mistake to let Al and Paul walk for nothing all the while not developing your lottery picks. Plain stupid by the Jazz.
If the Jazz can fill a need using superfluous talent that probably will be gone anyway, they need to do it. It's incredibly ****ing simple. And it's killing(at least) two birds with one stone.
BTW, 'member when Calderon was acquired for scraps? That's a perfect example of how this could work, and also a perfect example of a ship that's sailed.
"I will say, almost everything. And I didnít bring it every night. But I think most everything was a frustration."
Talking to KOC before the draft and trade deadline is a pure exercise in futility.