KSL - Jazz must add a point guard — and fast

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  1. Utah Jazz Newsfeed

    Utah Jazz Newsfeed Active Member

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    The Jazz have the worst starting point guard in the NBA as well as the assets to fix the problem. They may be wise to do it while they have a lead in the West.

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  2. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    agreed. Been saying the same thing.
     
  3. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    I think there are very few who haven't.
    When Exum got hurt damn near everyone wanted a new point guard
     
  4. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    he says more than that. His opinions about Burke in his current role, for example, are exactly how I feel/what I've been saying.

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  5. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Do we trade Exum?

    If we are going to splash max dollars this offseason, do we wanna do it on a PG, or maybe a 3/4 who can defend and hit threes?

    Burke is playing like a top-5 backup in the NBA right now. You don't trade him, not on the contract he's on.
     
  6. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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    I say 10 games is still early. Let's hang around until the all-star break. If Memphis is imploding, lets snipe Conley (which is what I've said all along)
     
  7. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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    This year is still the year to develop, IMO. That is our main priority. If the opportunity comes to improve this team of course we should jump at it-- but we shouldn't place ourselves in the mindset of preparing for a BIG run this year specifically. Let's set this team up for the biggest run in the near future. 2017 season seems like the perfect time IMO. Hayward's contract year. We go all the **** in. Hayward has improved his SF defense, and now gets help on offense. We sign a good backup-4 if Lyles is still slow to develop. Sign a PG if Exum & Burke aren't cutting it. Sign a backup-5 that's better than Withey and Pleiss, or just pray that Pleiss learns NBA basketball.

    There's your recipe for next year.
     
  8. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    We don't trade Exum. I still see a very high ceiling that's nowhere near realized.

    I'd still take George Hill. He could play alongside Exum. A bench of Hood, Burke, and Burks would destroy.

    When Larry Bird realizes he's rushed his team into mediocrity, I'd be there with the right package for George.
     
  9. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Wait, did people say PG or triple wing?

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  10. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Most said triple wing IIRC. Neal, Middleton, Carroll, Harris were names that came up.

    I said Burks should only play 10 minutes at PG a night on average which seems to be whats been happening.
     
  11. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    "Tripple Wing" sounds like something new on the KFC menu.
     
  12. zman1527

    zman1527 Well-Known Member

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    Must? Really? I disagree 100%. We have a PG, unfortunately he is injured. This team is still in the development phase, not the "go for it all" phase. "Must" would only come in if this team was in its prime.

    Calm down, relax, this is a multi-year process, not something that has to happen tomorrow. Think long term.
     
  13. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty of reasons to think that by missing this year Exum has put himself on a developmental trajectory that isn't optimal for the rest of the pieces on this team. With that in mind, since Exum can play both guard spots, we can acquire a PG and that won't signal the end of our commitment to Exum or his dreamed-of role. It simply gives us flexibility and a better chance of winning now + in the future.
     

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