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Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Twin Towers, Jul 1, 2014.
I guess someone has to keep the bench warm.
What would his role be here? We don't exactly have a ton of creators here.
Also, Burks is already a better player than Ariza is. Burks is 7 years younger... 7! Look at Ariza's numbers 7 years ago and compare them to Alec's last season. It's not close. I wouldn't pay more than mid-level for Ariza and some people are talking double that.
Whoever overpays Ariza will regret it by the all-star break.
Exum - starting SG
Hood - starting SF
Burkd - sixth man
So no Hayward and no Burks?
@ESPNSteinLine: RT @DJJazzyJody: Jazz RFA Gordon Hayward has been contacted by Celtics' Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens, according to Boston Globe
S&T for Rondo. Start 3 PGs!
He was also contacted by the Lakers and Rockets I believe.
Kobe loves him some G-time.
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The most exciting aspect of the heavy Spurs influence on this coaching staff and FO is the prospect of playing multiple starting line ups and many different combinations.
An important thing to remember is that this is the last summer the Jazz will have significant room under the cap.
Plug in Exum, Hood, a contract for Hayward and roster fill, and the Jazz are somewhere in the $44-48M range (depending on what Hayward gets). So no problem adding 1-2 FA's instead of keeping guys like Clark, Thomas and Murphy.
Next year, though, add in salary for a likely pick in the 10-12 range, plus cap holds for Kanter and Burks and we suddenly don't have very much room under the cap. Probably need to strike now if there's a player the Jazz want to sign for 4 years.
What is the love for Booker? He is about the same size as the second round pick we shipped to Memphis and is a power forward. Why do the Jazz need him?
Anyone who thinks Burks > Ariza is blind. He is a better 1-on-1 player, but that is it.
Bit of an overstatement regarding the blind part... dribbling and creating offense are kind of important in basketball. Also Burks at 22 scores more per minute and gets more assists per minute and gets to the line twice as much as Ariza.
What were Ariza's numbers when he was 22...
9 pts 4 rebs and 2 assists in 25 minutes per game. Shooting 46% 32% and 71%.
Compare to Burks...
14 pts., 3 rebs, and 3 assists in 28 minutes per game. Shooting 46%, 35%, and 75%
I'm sure he'll tear the league up next year when he doesn't have Wall to spoon feed him. Ariza had a career year in a contract year and will likely decline when he is not paired with someone that can get him his corner 3s.
At very least they are similar in production with Burks having waaaaaay more upside.
Hes an energy guy who plays nasty, Hes really not all that similar to Jarnell Stokes whos 263bs. Booker can jump and hes much better defensively he gets steals, blocks and can hedge screens, Stokes is much more anchored to the ground.
To steal a phrase, his stats have been pretty vanilla for 4 years. Not a particularly good rebounder (5 in 22 mins/per). Steals and blocks were 0.6/per; so not really a factor. He is terrible from the FT line, though, so good news for all those who feel bad we missed out on Aaron Gordon.
stats dont show a bunch of the things i just listed, his defense, energy, tenacity. Thats why there's a list of at least 7 teams interested on the first day of free agency. 55% from the field was not a fluke.
Agree. If he's a high energy, nasty attitude player, that would be a bonus. On the other hand, with Favors and Gobert at the 5, don't we need players who can shoot from outside? Booker has zero range (a career 1-10 from 3PT range).
lol you are so naive. Why do you think Favors has been so quiet lately?
Think I'd rather try Ryan Kelly... although he's not a vet. His real plus minus is insane for a role player on a horrible team.
Burks is a better offensive player than Hayward. Hayward does more things but Burks is the only guy on the Jazz who can break down guys. I bet if you look at Burks shooting it has improved since he has gotten in the league.