And to those who think Humphries' expiring can easily be dealt, just look to this season: Millsap and Jefferson are both productive and you don't hear of any great deals. Splitter and Mills? Just ok. Bledsoe for Millsap? That one's better, IMO. But nothing to knock our socks off. What do you think the offer would be for Humphries next year?
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The Nets don't have that luxury - Brooklyn is NOT Manhattan. The sale of The Nets to Prokhorov was approved because they knew he'd spend whatever it takes to win. With a mad Russian as the owner and Jay Z as the face of the franchise they will always be competitive.
I'm not saying trading Millsap is definitely the way to go. The Jefferson for Splitter deal, if it has legs, is probably the best deal I've heard. Then, Millsap for Bledsoe (plus filler) but I'd want a 1st in that deal too. But if those are off the table, Millsap for KH + two 1sts needs to be seriously considered.
Oh, you accidentally included Kris Humphries in all those trades.
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#1 there was rumor that the Nets and the Jazz COULD make a trade (mostly the Nets were interested)
#2 the rumor said the Jazz would probably be willing to take a flier on Humprhies for a 1 and 1/2. I read that to mean they weren't interested in Brooks.
#3 I'm assuming Brooklyn was dangling a 1st rounder or 2 but since their picks are probably a bit too high I decided to find a a 3rd team that would take Marshon Brooks for a pick that was a bit better. Not that you're going to get a lottery pick for Brooks.
So the question is. Would you guys think that Humprhies (competent backup for 1 1/2) and a Brooklyn pick in the 20's and a Milwaukee pick lottery protected or the Minn pick (lottery protected) that Phoenix has would be enough to trade Millsap. I have doubts about it cause those 2 picks could be pretty enticing in future trades but talent wise the Jazz lose out. So I decided to get your opinions.
If the Jazz desire to piss off fans and lose a ton of viewers/money then by all means trade Millsap for the Nets' crap.
Any trade that doesn't involve Dwill or Lopez needs to be immediately junked and not even considered at all. That team has 2 somewhat attractive pieces. The rest is crap.