"Dumping Burks"

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by elan_prodigy, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. elan_prodigy

    elan_prodigy Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    Why do people think we need to add an asset in order to move Burks? I mean, there are some bad (some really bad) contracts in the NBA but I dont agree that Burks is one of them.

    IMO these are the contracts where assets are needed for the player to be moved:
    Chandler Parsons MEM $23,112,004 $24,107,258
    Nicolas Batum CHO $22,434,783 $24,000,000 $25,565,217 $27,130,434
    Danilo Gallinari LAC $20,559,599 $21,587,579 $22,615,559
    Joakim Noah NYK $17,765,000 $18,530,000 $19,295,000
    Luol Deng LAL $17,190,000 $18,000,000 $18,810,000
    Ian Mahinmi WAS $16,661,641 $15,944,154 $15,450,051
    Reggie Jackson DET $16,000,000 $17,043,478 $18,086,956
    Timofey Mozgov BRK $15,280,000 $16,000,000 $16,720,000
    Andre Iguodala GSW $14,814,815 $16,000,000 $17,185,185
    Gorgui Dieng MIN $14,112,360 $15,170,787 $16,229,213 $17,287,640
    Brandon Knight PHO $13,618,750 $14,631,250 $15,643,750

    Now, lets see what teams are paying up for a wing player these day. Mind you, some of these guys cant do everything Burks can do (score, pass, get to the rim, draw fouls, creates his own shot, handle the ball, initiate offense, play in transition, rebound) - Ive left out defense for the haters, although he isn't worse than many on this list.

    Allen Crabbe BRK $19,332,500 $18,500,000 $18,500,000
    Evan Turner POR $17,131,148 $17,868,852 $18,606,557
    Evan Fournier ORL $17,000,000 $17,000,000 $17,000,000
    Kent Bazemore ATL $16,910,113 $18,089,887 $19,269,662
    J.R. Smith CLE $13,760,000 $14,720,000 $15,680,000
    Solomon Hill NOP $12,236,535 $12,752,928 $13,258,781
    Austin Rivers LAC $11,825,000 $12,650,000
    Courtney Lee NYK $11,747,890 $12,253,780 $12,759,670
    Jordan Clarkson LAL $11,562,500 $12,500,000 $13,437,500
    Alec Burks UTA $10,845,506 $11,536,515
    Terrence Ross ORL $10,500,000 $10,500,000
    Iman Shumpert CLE $10,337,079 $11,011,234
    Tony Snell MIL $9,821,429 $10,607,143 $11,392,857 $12,178,571

    Would the Clippers need to add an asset to move Rivers?

    For a team to gain someone with the versatility that Burks can provide at the very worst it is a net neutral situation. Also, the FA market this year is pretty average and his money will be off the books by the time the big 2019 FA market opens.

    Maybe Im a "homer" but I cant see why Burks isn't worth a mid-late 2nd round pick straight up. Sure, he doesn't work in Quin's "system" for whatever reason but the dude can ball.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2018
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  2. Ellis269

    Ellis269 Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2013
    I don’t think you have to add an asset, but it’s clear that he’s not in the team’s plans for the future. Best for both sides to find a suitable deal and start moving forward.
  3. gomretat

    gomretat Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    I think the odds are low that we move both Hood and Burks. He may be back in the regular rotation after the trade deadline depending upon what goes down.

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