Travis Leslie:D-League Call up. WTH?

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Weezur, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. babe

    babe Well-Known Member

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    well, then, he at least didn't blow a fuse and quit over it.. ....

    oh wait. darn. we could've got someone in here already.
     
  2. midnight_hwy

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  3. Revolution 9

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  4. A-Train (old)

    A-Train (old) Well-Known Member

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    Leslie will wear #23 for the Jazz.
     
  5. babe

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    too sad to be true.

    say it ain't so, just say it ain't so.

    what could we possibly lose just letting him play ten minutes three times in a game?
     
  6. cctrackstar

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    Um, Why did the team do this? I don't get it, we already have 14 players on the team and right now nobody's injured except for Millsap which I am pretty sure is just a bruise/pointer. There are plenty of players who can play the guard and he isn't a point guard unless I missed something. All this talk about them getting him early to have him for next year is nice, but if he can't stay on someone else's team than what makes us think we are any different.

    Don't get me wrong, I like what I see in him, but the timing makes no sense. Is he going to help us get into the playoffs? And if he gets time, who's time is he going to take away? Um, Burks. Yeah, Burks. If I got my wish it would be Foye, he can't do anything but shoot.
     
  7. cctrackstar

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    Finally, this guy has been available the whole year, it's not like we had to wait for someone else to waive him, so why not cut Raja ages ago and get him for the whole season? Are you telling me that the Jazz just noticed him? Locke mentioned in an interview that Leslie's shooting has improved a lot in the recent months. Maybe that is what the Jazz were waiting for.
     
  8. vegas

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    It's not rocket science:
    1. Pot odds, low risk, high reward.
    2. Why limit your trade options by grabbing a d-leaguer over an actual NBA player?
    3. Why waive Roger and reward him, so that future players know they can bully you into paying their contract, then release them so they can double dip? (not to mention the fact that it may help another team)

    It looks like a guy they have been scouting, and want to see what he looks like in a Jazz uni. I would imagine its really a tryout for next year.

    Since we didn't get a trade, I guess this is a good consolation prize.
     
  9. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, you pay the guy a couple of 10 day contracts to practice with the team and see if you like him. You do, you sign him to another deal in the off-season. The Jazz are probably gearing up to trade for Porter and sign Jennings, so they are going to need cheap contracts.
     
  10. cctrackstar

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    So.... The Jazz are going to sign this guy so they have a tiny trade piece to use in a deal? Man, the NBA is heartless, isn't it. If you need a scrap to make a one sided trade work, all you have to do is swap second round draft picks.
     
  11. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    No, cheaper contracts to fill our roster out.
     
  12. The Thriller

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    I'm guessing this guy is an exact repeat of Santi Gaines...

    Good athlete, doesn't have PG skills (more of a SG), can create off the dribble, and ultimately will be a good 2nd or 3rd backup point guard. Much like Ronnie Price or Gaines, this guy will provide energy and toughness when our starters (which is like every game) decide to sleep throughout the 1st quarter. Unfortunately, he's probably not Jeremy Lin (someone who actually turned out to be a player).

    Ultimately, we need a PG in the worst way. We'll have to wait until the draft for a chance to find us one.
     
  13. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Nothing like Gaines at all.

    He is a wing all the way. Never was or has been marketed as a PG.
     
  14. The Thriller

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    He is wearing #23? What a *******! Doesn't he know our history? No one on this roster should ever wear the jersey of sir pushoff. Dude cost us 2 championships.
     
  15. A-Train (old)

    A-Train (old) Well-Known Member

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    Wes Matthews wore #23?
     
  16. babe

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    Well, it seems this move was planned months ago, and maybe we have some other ideas to try as well if this ten-day flops.
     
  17. JLT

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    They should have waived Corbin instead of Roger and let this kid coach if they wanted to improve the team even more.
     
  18. Thee jazz fan

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    Well, people were confused at the Carroll signing, and that has turned out well
    yes, and we know how that story ended.
     
  19. vegas

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    A bit more about him:
    6-4, 205, Played 10 games, 45 min for the Clippers. 5-14 fg, 4-9 ft, 9rb, 5 ast, 2blk, 14 pts.
    It looks like he gets to the line, rebounds, and wasn't a good shooter....but in the DL he was 51.5% & 36% 3pt, so hopefully its better now. He didn't seem to block and get to the line as much in the DL.

    ESPN does list him as a pg.

    Draft Express:
    From DraftExpress.com https://www.draftexpress.com#ixzz2NFdOEgeu
    https://www.draftexpress.com

    I think the bolded pgph is what we're taking a gamble on.

    He just a has to continue to work hard and get better :)
     
  20. NUMBERICA

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    Travis Leslie isn't a PG.
     

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