The case for D’Angelo Russell....

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Bodhi, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Bodhi

    Bodhi Well-Known Member

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    ....someone help me make it.


    I legit have no idea what kind of money he will be looking for, or if after LA/BK he would want to be here. But, I feel he’s the type of free agent that is sorta in our wheelhouse (thinking Boozer/Memo style of picking them up at the right time on a true breakout season right at as their free agency hits).

    I know he never gets to the line and that’s a problem but the flexibility of his size, another ball handler to go with DM/Jingles/Exum and his ability to get buckets is tantalizing.

    He seems to feed Allen really well in the post so I think he could run P&R with Rudy.....

    Anyway, I’ll defer to those that have seen him more than me (please use facts and not what someone on Twitter told you if you’ve never actually watched him play...). Is he a guy you go and take a gamble on with our cap space, who’s age and trajectory, along with our coaching staff, help make this kid a great piece long term?

    We would still have some space and MLE to nab a stretch 4?

    (This is a bad thread but I’m already this far in. Sue me.)
     
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  2. SCS

    SCS Well-Known Member

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    Why would the Nets let him walk? Why would he want to walk? I don't see him going anywhere.
     
  3. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    I think you got it backwards.
    A case means you look for ways to make it work.
     
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  4. David Stern

    David Stern Well-Known Member

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    The Nets are in the middle of a massive rebuild and they found an all-star caliber player. He's not going anywhere.
     
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  5. Bodhi

    Bodhi Well-Known Member

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  6. zyzz

    zyzz Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if the Nets would match a max offer, not that I'd offer it. He's technically an all-star, but he's an injury replacement in the East... but nevertheless he has All-Star attached to his name and he's only 22 (almost 23). Wonder if he just re-signs for 20-ish million a year without testing the market.
     
  7. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Someone is going to max him and really regret it.
     
  8. Bodhi

    Bodhi Well-Known Member

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    I think a lot depends on what the Nets try and do in free agency. As noted in the article, they can’t get a max guy with his cap hold.

    Do they think with Dinwiddie in that spot and cheap that they let Russell walk and look to sign a marquee free agent?
     
  9. Bodhi

    Bodhi Well-Known Member

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    I have to pretend I’m engaged in this Netflix show so I can’t google it.....what’s his max number? Sub $30m?
     
  10. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    I think it's like 25-ish.
     
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  11. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    I have exactly zero interest in that bum!!
     
  12. Bodhi

    Bodhi Well-Known Member

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    Understood.
     
  13. zyzz

    zyzz Well-Known Member

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    Poor Igor
     
  14. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    27M to start. He ain’t worth that... I’m really not sure he’s worth 15m... all star but in the JV league. East is such trash outside of 5 teams.
     
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  15. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    They don’t have any space... especially after taking Tyler Johnson’s deal.
     
  16. Bawse Dawg

    Bawse Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Why do you say so?

    Nets actually seem legit, and he’s a big part of that; see Suns for opposite example. But I won’t pretend I’ve watched him much.
     
  17. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Is he really a starting caliber point guard, or more of a Lou Williams combo guard?
     
  18. zyzz

    zyzz Well-Known Member

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    I didn't dig too deep, but it looks like they have almost 81mil on the books for next season and the salary cap is 109mil. Also holy **** like half of their salary right now is in dead money. Spotrac says they have 28mil in practical cap space, but I dunno if it depends on their draft pick and if they re-sign Oubre or whoever.
     
  19. Sandman822

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    I'm not sure how true that is, they were just as good at the start of the season when LeVert was fully healthy and basically shouldering the load DLo is now. Dimwiddie has put up big games in the DLo role.

    I think it's more of a credit to Kenny Atkinson and the Nets organisation that they're able to plug and play all these guys and still be really good.
     
  20. Pastramiking

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    He is getting a Max or near Max deal from Brooklyn.
     

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