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Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Release the Kraken, Feb 10, 2020.
So you’re saying Exum was necessary?
The counter argument would be that Exum’s salary was necessary. However, Exum’s salary over the offseason came directly out of the Jazz’s cap. Without that salary, the Jazz could have theoretically signed Malcolm Brogdon AND Bojan (while keeping Crowder and all or most of the pieces sent out for Conley).
Here it is.
His salary was a millstone over the offseason.
Image if Dante was 7'. He's like that but worse.
I’m trying for the very opposite of hair-splitting. I understood why they offered the contract when they did. It went bad. They turned that bad situation into a player that looks like he could be a key part of the core.
When I step back and see that, it’s pretty easy to end my moaning about Exum.
Or worse. We probably only needed one second rounder to get JC. But had to give away one more to dump Ex's horrendous contract
Time for the Jazz to pull another Jordan Clarkson.
Milwaukee plays a system similar to the one that the Jazz run. Bender was touted as the next Porzingis by many scouts before the draft, Utah is now known for helping players develop into their potential when other teams could not. He was drafted by the Phoenix Suns when Jeff Hornacek was the head coach. He plays for the Croation national team alongside of Bojan Bogdanovic. Utah has a place called Bender Mountain. The Utah connections are practically endless.
That article was difficult to read. How did the guy get a job being a sportswriter?
Bender blows. No. There's a reason he couldn't even make it on a Suns squad..... because he blows
I once saw him hit a corner three against us on a fast break. Add that to the long list of Utah connections.
He definitely seems like a low risk, high reward kind of prospect. What else is there out there that fills that stretch four/five slot we've all earmarked as deficit #1? I just don't think anything else is going to fall into our laps. And I know for a fact that the Millers for all their virtues as far as loyalty and sometimes doe-eyed optimism in the case of Exum, are also penny pinchers. We're definitely not going over that tax threshold and I can't see them committing big money on a rental either.
The same reason they got rid of him is the same reason they picked him up originally. They realized he's not a "bona fide NBA player" like they originally thought.
He was drafted high in a weak draft based on an ability that the media and NBA scouts assumed he had. The Suns took the bait and NBA competition exposed him of his shortcomings. He was then traded to another team that took the bait and then cut. So the Jazz should role the dice on a player the NBA knows nothing about? All we can do is look at the past. AND the past says, Bender is trash and doesn't belong in the NBA. Jazz should pick him up as if he's low hanging fruit though? History repeating.