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Handlogten's Heros

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Management views Hayward as a SG. They are trying to find a legit SF. That is Ariza. Burks is a bench scorer. He isn't on their level, sorry. If we can get Hayward and Ariza, we are trading Burks if at all possible.
Burks is better than Ariza and 7 years younger. I would much rather keep Burks and play Hayward at the SF. Ideally he is a SG, but he is big enough to play SF. It's not like his height is a huge advantage at SG... we never post the guy up and he showed he can be an adequate rebounder last year.

I'm not sure where all this Ariza love comes from.... Hayward is so much better than he is.
 

Stifle Tower

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We should only be signing Ariza if we don't plan on keeping Hayward.
Or Burke.

This season:
PG: Burke (30); Exum (18)
SG; Hayward (16), Burks (32)
SF: Ariza (32); Hayward (16)

But we have Hood. I'd much rather have Hayward/Hood at SF than Ariza. As another poster noted, Ariza is 29. We don't need a starter who won't be around when the youngsters are ready to contend. If anything, sign Marvin. He backs up BOTH forward positions. Perfect guy to have off the bench, IMO.
 

Stifle Tower

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#WinNoMoreForOkafor
Like it.
But Philly is going to win like 6 games and Milwaukee may not be far ahead of that. I'm just waiting to hear news out of Milwaukee that Kidd gets all fired up and Sanders pulls one out of his locker and says, "relax man, have one of these." Meanwhile, a frightened Jabari runs off to one corner muttering something about a den of iniquity.
 

Stifle Tower

Punch Bowl Re-Filler
I think Jazz are just covering their bases in case they can't reach an agreement with Hayward. Or he tells them he hates Utah and wants to go elsewhere. Then you accommodate an unhappy player and arrange a S&T.
Anyone who takes minutes away from Exum, Hood, etc. is NOT a good signing.
 

Stifle Tower

Punch Bowl Re-Filler
I just want to see good team basketball and hustle on defense. And improvements from the young guys.

The wins and losses I don't really care about. Watching quality basketball is what makes it fun for me to watch.

Watching ball movement and the team run like its 1. Like its a single living breathing organism on the court makes basketball fun to watch.

Wins an losses come and go.
This was our wish last season.
 

Twin Towers

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This was our wish last season.
Exactly. Hopefully Snyder can get this working in the right direction. As long as we have improvements. All that matters this year. The last 3-4 years there were no improvements on that with Corbin.
 

Stifle Tower

Punch Bowl Re-Filler
Basically i just don't think we are winning anything next year no matter who we can recruit and we have players at every position already that i want to see getting the majority of minutes

PG: Burke/Exum
SG: Burks/Hayward/Exum
SF: Hayward/Hood/Evans?
PF: Favors/Kanter/Evans?
C: Favors/Gobert
Did someone get sent off with a red card? I agree. We may not even be able to win against Philly if we have to play 4-on-5.
 

Stifle Tower

Punch Bowl Re-Filler
The Jazz should first focus on re-signing Hayward or trying to sign Chandler Parsons if possible (I don't think they can afford to do both). They should then focus on extending Burks and Kanter, which will affect their numbers after the coming season. As I've said in a previous post, I think they both are on the verge of busting out, what with a new development-minded coach and all, and that their value is as low right now as it's going to be.

Once they know where they are salary-wise this year and next, they should THEN turn their attention to other free agents. Lock up the core, and then go from there. I have a feeling they won't do things in that order though.
There is probably little chance of signing either Burks or Kanter to a new contract. What do you offer them? Based on what?
Maybe Burks you could come up with a decent offer. But he likely takes the Hayward approach and believes his play will dictate a much higher contract next summer. And Kanter? Are you buying the HOPE he turns it around on defense? Or are you offering him a contract as a backup? Enes would be foolish to sign any kind of deal unless he were offered Favors-type money (which he won't be this summer).

And you can't wait on the other FA's. The better ones will all have deals in place within the next 3-7 days. Remember when Phoenix offered Raja a deal at 12:01 of Day 1?
 

Saint Cy of JFC

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Burks is better than Ariza and 7 years younger. I would much rather keep Burks and play Hayward at the SF. Ideally he is a SG, but he is big enough to play SF. It's not like his height is a huge advantage at SG... we never post the guy up and he showed he can be an adequate rebounder last year.

I'm not sure where all this Ariza love comes from.... Hayward is so much better than he is.
Burks is not better than Ariza. Ariza is a great player when given the correct role. I don't believe he is a "contract year" guy. I just think he was able to slide into the 3rd/4th option role with the Wizards when Beal really emerged, letting him hit his 3's and play his great defense. He would be able to do that with Utah. You could also get away with playing Ariza at the 4 in small ball lineups. Imagine playing lineups like:

Exum
Hayward
Hood
Ariza
Favors

Floor spacing and size.
 

Saint Cy of JFC

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Doesn't Ariza only play in contract years?
He played poorly in Houston and NOLA because his role was too big. Was injured his first year in Washington, and played his proper role his final year. Just don't put the ball in his hands too much, and let him spot-up and get out in transition and you have a great 3 and D role player with elite size.
 

Jeffrey32

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I like Ryan Kelly, a stretch 4 who had some good games for Lakers last year. Could grow into Ryan Anderson


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Stoked

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2018 Award Winner
This is how I feel about the Jazz and "Free agent rumors"

Michael Lee: Trevor Booker is an unrestricted free agent & has attracted interest from several teams (MIA, MIN, UTA, BKN, NYK, ORL & WAS), sources say

HA! You're wrong.
 
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