One-year rental of Big Al

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Eenie-Meenie, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    Would San Antonio bite on a one-year rental of Big Al for Paddy Mills and Blair or Splitter? I looked at the salaries and they don't even come close to matching, and being totally ignorant of the rules about the cap, I figure it's an impossibility.

    But can a team make such a trade that would put them over the cap if it solidifies their chance for a title? The big three's window is closing and an offensive force down low could put the Spurs over the top.

    If anyone could get Big Al to pass out of the double team and to rotate on the P n R, it would be Pop. You know if Al didn't, Pop would put him on the bench until he did. Plus Al would have Duncan there as a second coach and his presence would help him on defense as well. Of course, Al's minutes would diminish in such a situation and he might not even start for them. But he could be a huge weapon for them, especially in the fourth quarter, and you know Pop would be subbing in for defense, as he always does if you watch the Spurs.

    The Spurs don't need Mills or Blair, not sure they'd give up Splitter but that would ease the salary discrepancy because he makes $4 million and Blair only $1 million and change. And we could make Mills our starting point. Having watched him in the Olympics, I believe he is good enough to be a starting NBA PG and would definitely be better than anyone we have. Mo could then be a combo-guard sixth man and play back-up point, and we could trade Foy for a draft pick.

    I realize this is an unlikely scenario but one can dream.
     
  2. HeavenHarris

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    no, i dont think so.... they are too smart to do a trade like this.
    nice effort though, maybe we can brainstorm and come up with something better, friend.
    sticking in texas, what about dallas or houston? they could use a guy like Big Al.
     
  3. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    Well, then, maybe bring in a third team. I think Mills might be the most attainable PG to fit our needs. And we could get rid of Foy in the process too. At least I hope so. He's almost as bad as Raja last year, except that he can shoot better.
     
  4. Dr. Jones

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    We should bring DHarris Back. Ya' know?
     
  5. HeavenHarris

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    is the whole goal of this to get mills for you? if so, i gotta ask, why do you want mills so bad?
    he kinda sucka. woulda rather have Mo to be honest. and i am not a big Mo fan.
     
  6. HeavenHarris

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    nah, he is not a good fit here.
    unless of course we also fire TyCo and implement a pick and roll offense.
     
  7. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    How much have you seen Mills play? He's a pretty good point guard; Mo is not a PG, he's a shooting guard in PG body.
     
  8. TheSilencer1313

    TheSilencer1313 Well-Known Member

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    Lol! *Shakes head*
    This just reminds me of fast food lingo for some reason.
     
  9. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    If we also could get Splitter and shed salary, then a good deal for the Jazz -- getting rid of Al and his salary is addition by subtraction, but getting something of value in addition would be a huge bonus. If we do the same with Foye related to this deal, that would even be better.
     
  10. TheSilencer1313

    TheSilencer1313 Well-Known Member

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    Funny how I brought up a Splitter and Al type trade last season after the playoffs, and nobody cared.
    Now all of a sudden.....
     
  11. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    This thread is a fail.

    First what is Eenie-Meenie's infactuation with a scrub pg?

    Second HH has posted three times in nine posts, scary.

    Nothing good can come of this thread.
     
  12. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    I don't care.
     
  13. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    What's the ad hominem have anything to do with what's good or bad -- an ad hominem is in itself a negative we should avoid.
     
  14. HipHopAnonymous

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    Pop has see Al play basketball. No chance SA wants Al Jefferson, unless they Jazz give him away or add something to it to sweeten the deal.
     
  15. TheSilencer1313

    TheSilencer1313 Well-Known Member

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    Oh..... now I'm insanely butthurt.
     
  16. carolinajazz

    carolinajazz Well-Known Member

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    Blair is a spitting image of Big Al, without the forced shots, turnovers and pathetic defense.
     
  17. TheSilencer1313

    TheSilencer1313 Well-Known Member

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    You're kidding right?
    For one thing Blair is 6'7 compared to Big Al's 6'10. And oh yeah, Blair can't shoot a basketball into a hockey net.
     
  18. Brown Notes

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    To KKKarolinajazz they all look alike.
     
  19. JGolds

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    Ill trade them big al for a box of twinkies.... those are getting rare so dont doubt their value...
     
  20. Twin Towers

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    Its funny seeing the contrast between our takes on the trade idea and the national forum on this site.

    Everyone on this site is saying if it doesn't include K.Leonard no way Jazz will trade a guy in his prime.............. HA HA lets hope the Spurs think highly of Jefferson the way all of these fans do.

    https://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?t=780834

    I mean there is no way the Spurs trade Leonard and there is no way Jazz trade Jefferson for just Patty Mills and Splitter. We won't take Blair. We already have a short PF in Millsap.

    Only option I see is.

    Jazz get (No matter what we have to be getting Danny Green if we do this trade. Our new GM found this guy)
    Danny Green
    Splitter
    Patty Mills

    Spurs get
    Jefferson
    Earl Watson or Tinsley
    Raja Bell (only to make salaries work) or include Foye instead to make it fair.

    I still don't think the Spurs will do it because they are winning right now. But this is the only way it could happen.
    Danny Green, Patty Mills & Foye cannot be traded until December 15th anyways.
     

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