Jordan Clarkson Extension

Rubashov

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I think some of those are doable at the MLE... some definitely will be below that number.

Here are some others to consider...

Jerami Grant
Christian Wood - This is the guy I'd love but his market may get frothy if he continues his strong play.
Juan Hernangomez
Dario Saric
Moe Harkless
Mason Plumlee - Just puked in my mouth a little, but he's better than what we got.
Marc Gasol - for @infection I'm not convinced, but one year MLE to be a backup 5... that ain't bad.

There are a bunch of wings I'd have interest in that are cheaper... I think we need a 4/5 or a big wing... I think Brantley or Morgan could be the answer at the four or the five. There should be something that works well for us out there.
Hasn't Grant signed an extension at Denver?
 

jom2003

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I hope we'd get a younger guy that has potential to be a bargain and lock them up for 4 years instead of a vet on his last leg, but I'm fairly sure the front office will go the vet route... its much safer.
Yep, safe like Ed Davis and Jeff Green... FO gotta have learnt their lessons at this point
 

infection

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Here's my take:

Even if we assume we'd have to overpay (whatever that may mean) on Clarkson, how does that really jive with the entire context? If we tanked for an entire year to get Exum and waited through many injuries, ended up not wanting to let go of the hope, then significantly overpaid him, how does it look if we were actually start to get some pretty legitimate returns on that investment but then refused to invest more and let him walk? It would be asinine.
 

Handlogten's Heros

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Here's my take:

Even if we assume we'd have to overpay (whatever that may mean) on Clarkson, how does that really jive with the entire context? If we tanked for an entire year to get Exum and waited through many injuries, ended up not wanting to let go of the hope, then significantly overpaid him, how does it look if we were actually start to get some pretty legitimate returns on that investment but then refused to invest more and let him walk? It would be asinine.
So max contract coming from DL right?
 

UtahJazz32

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Here's my take:

Even if we assume we'd have to overpay (whatever that may mean) on Clarkson, how does that really jive with the entire context? If we tanked for an entire year to get Exum and waited through many injuries, ended up not wanting to let go of the hope, then significantly overpaid him, how does it look if we were actually start to get some pretty legitimate returns on that investment but then refused to invest more and let him walk? It would be asinine.
you are over analyzing things ...
 

LoPo

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That would be the perfect scenario. If we got him for around $11 per year....

Bojan around $17.9, $18.7, $19.6
Ingles $10.9, $13
Clarkson $11, $11, $11, $11
Royce $8.5, $8.8, $9.2, $9.5
TOTAL: Roughly $50 million a year for what should be 4 of our main rotation of 7 or 8 guys.

Salary cap next year is $118 with a luxury limit of $143. Considering Chris Paul and John Wall cost over $40 million by themselves, $50 million for those 4 is good business.
Back to this breakdown. Let's just say we sign Clarkson to $14 (a little much, but so be it). For summer 2020, we would have the following:

Conley $34.5
Gobert $26.5
Bojan $17.9
Clarkson $14
Jingles $10.9
Royce $8.5
Davis $5
Donovan $5.2
Bradley $3.5
Niang $1.8
TOTAL with Conley - $130 if you include necessary salary fillers
TOTAL without Conley - $98 ish
TOTAL without Conley and Davis - $94 ish
Salary cap is $118

Just imagine with me for a minute. Let's just say we can pull off some sort of Rockets or Clippers type player movement where we open up some cap space. For example, let's just say we trade Conley and a protected 1st to NY for nothing. They are gearing up for summer 2021 to target Giannis, so what do they have to lose? Last summer proved that they aren't a big level free agent destination anyway. And trade Davis to some team like Charlotte or Atlanta who aren't really free agent destinations.

Since there are only 5 teams in the entire league with cap space with only one of them being any good (Miami), maybe we could do some really good work with that cap space. If we become attractive enough for guys like Bojan, maybe we could lure some free agent this summer. I'm dreaming of guys like Jerami Grant, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Joe Harris, Ibaka. Guys that are above the MLE. When summer 2021 comes, we have no money. We're out. Gobert and Donovan will be paid while everybody else is on a contract.

If we could dump Conley for little money in return, we could have somewhere around $20 million or more in cap space. We could be poised for one maybe two more key rotation players with that amount especially since hardly any team has money to spend. We could get good players at a bargain.
 
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