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  1. dong2ha

    dong2ha Premium Jazz Fan Contributor

    May 18, 2011
    I think bender could be a good stretch 4 for us. pretty sure we can use him better than the suns. don't think we will get him tho
  2. Jazz4ever

    Jazz4ever Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2010
    Never know. Booker is an incredible scorer for his age (same as Mitchell). They are asking him to do a little too much right now, and might be developing some bad habits because of it.
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  3. orangello

    orangello Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2011
    I would love that.

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  4. Scat

    Scat Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2010
    My favorite... "**** me with a cactus"
  5. idiot

    idiot Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    I doubt it, but say there's something to it. What trade could you make? I've thought of:

    1) Favs for Bender & Dudley
    2) Favs for Bender & Len
    3) Favs for Bender & A. Williams
    4) Favs & Neto for Bender & Chandler
    5) Sefalosha/Jerebko/or Udoh for Bender

    But I'm not sure that any of these are really attractive to Phoenix.
  6. Xthren

    Xthren Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2010
    There are a couple of options I think might entice the Suns to make a trade

    1st taking on the contract of Brandon Knight 2 more years of about 30 million. (huge risk because of knee injury)
    2nd Draft picks. Jazz would have to gamble that in the future they are a strong play off team and offer a potential protected pick
    3rd Young talent

    Looking at their depth chart you have

    PG - Ulis, Knight, Canaan (pretty week unless knight becomes good over night)
    SG - Booker, Daniel, Reed (other then booker this spot falls flat also)
    SF - TJ Warren, Josh Jackson (this spot is actually decently solid)
    PF - Chris, Bender, Dudley, Peters (This spot has A LOT of youth but Chriss and Bender have seriously Under performed)
    C - Chandler, Len, Williams (Age is not chandlers friend and Len is way under performing)

    * I don't see them being interested in Hood because you don't want to get him just to back up Booker and there aren't any minutes at the SF
    * Favors actually makes a lot of sense to their franchise and would be a great addition next to Chriss but does his age fit with their youth movement
    * I could see them have some interest in Rubio because he would be a great transitional player
    * Dante Exum might be the player they would covet the most.

    So it would depend on what the Suns are looking for and would the Jazz be willing to take Knights Salary to get Bender that is probably the solution that makes most sense

    Something along the lines of Favor, Rubio and Bradley for Knight, Bender and Dudley. (a third team might make it easier) I personally think the Jazz are giving up to much. for 2 longer contracts and an under performing prospect.
  7. idiot

    idiot Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    I think you're right that any possibilities are dependent on Suns wanting Favors long term and being confident that they can sign him (iffy). Your trade is probably giving up too much on the Jazz's end, as you say, for one player we don't want (esp. on that contract), a one-year perhaps semi-useful player, and a thus-far unaggressive, talented underachiever. It's hard to see how the pegs and the holes match up with these two teams to make things work.

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