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Sportando: Utah Jazz eyeing Nemanja Bjelica

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by stitches, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. stitches

    stitches Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts?

    https://sportando.basketball/en/usa/nba/276695/utah-jazz-phoenix-suns-eyeing-nemanja-bjelica.html
     
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  2. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but dont we need cap space to make an offer? If Favors leaves and the Jazz dont pick up thd rights to the non-guaranteed guys, then it's worth an offer. I'd try to keep Udoh, though.

    Jazz are really vulnerable at the 5 without Favors. Who starts when Gobert misses games?
     
  3. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    mle
     
  4. Bawse Dawg

    Bawse Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Yesssssss
     
  5. Xthren

    Xthren Well-Known Member

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    Bi-annual exception?
     
  6. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    Can the MLE be used to make an offer to a RFA? Capologists?
     
  7. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    ofc it can
     
  8. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I thought maybe you had to clear cap space to make an offer. So I wonder if Minnesota would match an offer at the MLE. Would Utah go that high?
     
  9. TheStormofWar

    TheStormofWar Well-Known Member

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    If memory serves, they're about to go into cap hell. I think they're about 110 committed already. A full MLE might be too much to do.

    Edit: That doesn't take into account any extension for KAT. Yeah, they'd probably have to let him walk.
     
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  10. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    Sign Bjelika. If Favors returns, then release Jerebko. If Favors leaves, target Harris or another 4 at the deadline.

    Draft Huerter as the eventual replacement for Ingles.
     
  11. LoPo

    LoPo Well-Known Member

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    Yep. $110 for sure. Minnesota has 5 guys making at least $14 million this year and like you said, KAT hasn't even gotten his extension yet. http://www.basketballinsiders.com/minnesota-timberwolves-team-salary/
     
  12. bigmike

    bigmike Well-Known Member

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    I think Bjelica would be a really nice fit. I also think his playing time and production would go up in our lineup that lacks a real stretch big (unlike Minny).

    However, losing Favors and bringing in Bjelica as his "replacement" would scare me. I'd be much more comfortable retaining Favors as the starter, and playing all 3 bigs in 26-32 minutes a night range (including Crowder). Rudy seems to miss 10-12 games a year with minor injuries, and it's huge to have D Favs as a "backup C" in those scenarios.
     
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  13. LoPo

    LoPo Well-Known Member

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    I like what you are thinking. I would just add:
    Sign Bjelica
    If Favors returns, then release Jerekbo AND Udoh since Favors becomes our primary backup C.
    If Favors leaves, keep Jerekbo and Udoh and target Harris or another 4 in the offseason.
    Draft BPA
     
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  14. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    3/20?

    Is he really worth more than that? That much? It’s a crazy tight market.
     
  15. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    Tax is around $120, right? KAT extension doesnt kick in for a couple more years. So not a concern. After next year some salaries come off the books for Minnesota. But I agree, years 3 and 4 of an MLE deal could hurt.

    In many ways this is like Memo. KOC had to pay a role player enough so that Detroit wouldnt match. And, of course, Portland offered Matthews a deal that would have put Utah in the tax. I think it takes the MLE for Minnesota not to match. And i think it's worth it.
     
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  16. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Not terrible ideas but none of these guys are true playmakers.

    Okobo should be our first target imo. After that, I’d say Huerter or
    Brown I think.
     
  17. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    By the way, my gut tells me he’s definitely signing here. It makes so much sense. Team need. Our MO. The Rubio connection. Mitchell seeing him a couple weeks ago.
     
  18. Medianz

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    Let's do it!
     
  19. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    Not really a question for a capologist, but yes.
     
  20. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    Case-in-point: Portland used their full MLE to sign Matthews to an offer sheet.
     

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