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Resign Conley... do or don’t


campaignist

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And let’s be clear. Mike’s been a great teammate with a great attitude this entire year and has played great when he has played. He got his first all-star appearance here. It was great for Mike, and he represented the organization well.

In the end, was it worth it in hindsight? **** no, unless he comes back in game 6 and leads us to wins in games 6 and 7.
Exactly this. I have zero animosity towards him, but the gamble did not pay off.
 


Ineptimusprime

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He should only come back for a substantial discount. If you bring him back, you absolutely need a reliable backup.

The problem is, who do you replace him with if he walks?
We won’t replace him with a player of similar quality. I haven’t looked closely at the cap situation, but we are a little ****ed it would seem. There will need to be some wizardry by new management.

I think the choice this offseason will be between: (1) trying to run it back and hope for health next year; or (2) consciously taking a short term step backwards to re-tool to hopefully be younger and better when Mitchell hits his prime.

I know DL will choose (1). I hope the hypothetical new GM chooses (2). I don’t believe the current core can win a title. Option (1) just leads us to a few more good years with no championships and the retirement of the aging core for nothing in return. We then lose Mitchell to a coastal city and start a full rebuild. I think we build for Mitchell’s prime and bide our time.

The curveball will be if we are dealing with an “Unsalvageable” situation, which I am sort of expecting.
 
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Agent#00

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He's a fantastic fit to what we do it's just sad we are not able to witness the full potential of this team. He could probably get 20mil out there.
 

cowhide

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We need to re-tool and get on Don’s timeline. I’d like to see all the old guys gone.
You have to have a few veterans willing to come off the bench. Ingles and Royce should be coming off the bench and not starting. Jazz need to get rid of regular season guys like Niang, Oni and the aging Favors. Keep Hughes and Udoka. Tell Forrest he needs to work on his jump shot and if he comes back next year with a jump shot then keep him if not then he goes. All the others Brantley, Morgan, Big E, Thomas, Niang, Oni can go.
 

Ineptimusprime

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He should only come back for a substantial discount. If you bring him back, you absolutely need a reliable backup.

The problem is, who do you replace him with if he walks?
You make a trade with someone else to replace Mike, and of course it doesn’t make the team better next year. But I’m not sure next year is what we should be planning for.
 

NUMBERICA

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Ummmm he was load managed... I’m not saying we should let him walk but build the roster with the understanding there is a 40% chance he sits some playoff games and will miss 25 games a year... pay him accordingly.
I’m sure it’s been mentioned elsewhere, but Mike has missed ~ONE-THIRD of his regular season AND playoff games with the Jazz because of hamstring issues.

Betting that you’re gonna get more out of him at this stage of his career is straight up ****ing stupid.
 

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