View Poll Results: Keep Big Al or not?

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  • Yes, I would like to retain him, paying him his current salary

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  • No way!

    35 48.61%
  • Yes, but for less money

    33 45.83%
  • Foye is fools gold!

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    I chose yes to keeping him but at alot less money..... but after reading all the comments, i dont know what the hell i was thinking and would like to change my vote to "no way"

    Lately i have been hating Al less and less cause it seems like he isn't dominating the ball as much and he seems to be trying to rebound and play defense better..... But for me to be happy with him on this team he would need to be making like 6 million a year and playing maybe 20 minutes off the bench (since i love kanter and favors) and that will never happen so i dont want to re-sign him.

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    I could live with Al, Favs and Kanter each averaging 32 mins/game in a 3-man PF/C rotation, if we can sign Al to a reasonable deal. Then I might trade Al in a year or so depending on whether Kanter makes him redundant. Although Al has his shortcomings, I think the Jazz are really being held back by not having a real PG and consistent play on the wings. If we upgrade the backcourt with a real PG and get consistency out of Hayward/Burks and the SF spot, I think Al could fit right in.

    Al could be a Lamar Odom-like 6th man on a championship team, or even a starting PF on a championship team. He needs a defensive big playing behind him to help when he gets beat on the pick-and-roll, but we have one in Favors.

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    Mmmmm.....I think I'd rather trade out Al, play the young players, and get a difference-maker like Anthony Bennett in the lottery this year.

    There are two questions here from my perspective: a) Not if, but when should we trade Al? b) How are we going to get another potential All Star on this team?

    I like trading Al, giving Kanter and Favors more minutes, taking losses and getting one of the elite bigs or the top PG in the upcoming draft.

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    Sap will probably cost more but who knows maybe Big Al's stock is rising.

    I see advanatages, and disadvantages to both. We really won't know how it plays out until one is gone.
    I say we just base it on whoever is cheaper, and go forward
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolution 9 View Post
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    Sap will probably cost more but who knows maybe Big Al's stock is rising.

    I see advanatages, and disadvantages to both. We really won't know how it plays out until one is gone.
    I say we just base it on whoever is cheaper, and go forward
    Agreed..... we keep whoever is cheaper, or whoever fetches less return in a trade.

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    Didn't expect to see this thread until March.

    BN Backseat GM would try to trade Sap for Calderon or Sessions and extend Al as cheap and frontloaded as possible with the mutual understanding that he is not guaranteed to start.
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    I think everyone in the league, outside of Jazzfanz, thinks Al is more valuable than Millsap.

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    We need to find a team that's desperate to compete and make their star player happy. That's the kind of team we'd trade Al Jefferson to. Kind of like Portland sending Gerald Wallace to Brooklyn for the lotto pick that became Damian Lillard.

    Find a team in the lottery who has a big-name player about to become a free agent who might leave if that team doesn't improve--Dallas, Lakers, etc.

    Also find a team that could lose a big-name free agent--Philadelphia (Bynum), Atlanta (Josh Smith), etc.

    Or, send Al Jefferson to Toronto for a bad contract (Bargnani) and their lottery pick this year. I'd trade Al Jefferson and the GSW pick for Calderon and a Toronto's lotto pick.

    Maybe we do a 3-way trade that sends Al to Boston, sends Rondo somewhere, and gives the Jazz a lotto pick and a player from that third team.
    Last edited by Catchall; 01-16-2013 at 03:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catchall View Post
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    I think everyone in the league, outside of Jazzfanz, thinks Al is more valuable than Millsap.
    jazzfanz are in the league?

    If you mean fans, that's almost definitely not true. Past threads on realgm come out easily in favor of Millsap fwiw.
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    Jefferson's our best player by a mile. How anyone wouldn't want to retain him is beyond me.
    Last edited by Gyp Rosetti; 01-16-2013 at 04:19 PM.

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