Bummer. Going to miss his offensive rebounding for sure. But his contract was terrible. I hope he does well in OKC.
I'm surprised that some people are surprised, a Favors salary dump has been the talk for a while now. A salary dump means you give up an asset to get rid of a bad contract - this is pretty standard. We weren't getting anything of value back for him. It really sucks it had to be done, but that's why DL is out.
Someone posted this on Twitter, there are at least half a dozen guys I'd be happy to have at the minimum or slightly more. I'd be on the phone with the agents for Lopez, Theis, and Noel specifically (click on the image to expand):
So it was 3/4 of a first. We got a second in the deal. Look at it like the plumlee deal... they had to drop 20 spots to get off that money. We may have given up the 20th or 25th pick for a pick in the 40s... its a little more of a premium than Detroit... but not much.I cannot believe we had to give up a first round pick to dump his salary. I really thought we'd be able to do it using 2nd rounders. What a horrible contract DL signed him to last season.
What happens if Favors is on the roster and Gobert gets injured is that the Jazz lose a lot of games. The dude could barely handle 15 ****ing minutes, he wasn't saving anything.Why did we have to make this decision right now? Couldn't we have waited? What happens if Rudy gets a month long injury? Or comes back exhausted from the Olympics?
We save money but we might hurt our "title chances" by not being deep enough.
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hence why I added "or more." I don't think Theis or Noel will get full MLE, Lopez might-honestly I'm wondering if it would be a better idea to split up the MLE for a backup C and a backup wing that are better than minimum dudes. I'm not sure what the market will be. I'm really saying it's not a doomsday scenario, there are options.yeah... none of those guys you mention are getting the minimum. There are some minimum dudes on the list.
He also wasn't reliable in the playoffs during the clips series. It sucks... it was an overpay... but we got out of it okay depending on pick protections.What happens if Favors is on the roster and Gobert gets injured is that the Jazz lose a lot of games. The dude could barely handle 15 ****ing minutes, he wasn't saving anything.