ariza will be a very bad signing.. pure visionManagement 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.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.
Or Burke.We should only be signing Ariza if we don't plan on keeping Hayward.
This was our wish last season.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.
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.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
There is probably little chance of signing either Burks or Kanter to a new contract. What do you offer them? Based on what?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.
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: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.
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.Doesn't Ariza only play in contract years?