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Which direction do you want the team to go the rest of the season?


Do you want the jazz to go for wins or loses the rest of the year?

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KqWIN

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I understand your point of view but have to diisagree. The fact that he is overpaid is an issue, clearly. But next year you add to this team a player Lauri level and let Mike conduct the team ( with JC and Colin) and i'm pretty sure we are a contender. I may be wrong. And it seems that Hardy and DA have high consideration for what Mike bring to this team. After you right if the goal is to be good in 3-5 years from now, then Mike has to be trade. But Lauri, Colin will be patient to wait 3- 5 years before beeing potentially good? I have my doubt.

Pls the fact that DA express several time that he is not here for a long term rebuild but wanna bounce fast.

I'm very skeptical that we're only a Lauri level player away from contention, but even if we are, how do we get a Lauri level player? They don't grow on trees haha.

I'm not confident in Mike's ability to contribute in the playoffs. He wasn't good enough last year, don't expect him to be this year, and certainly not next year either. If Conley were to help a basketball team in the playoffs, it would be as a backup PG in a small role. He can't survive on defense, so any plan to win with Mike Conley at the helm is failing IMO. If we had Mitchell, Gobert, and Lauri all on the same team I still would not want Mike Conley in the playoffs with those guys.

I think Mike is fine if the goal is to scrape into the playoffs, but he's not going to help us win much once we're there and his current value is still very questionable to me. If you swap out Mike for the 25th best starting PG are we that much worse? We weren't worse with Sexton. IMO, the best the thing to do is get off that contract if possible. Even if we take a hit this year, we will immediately be better positioned next year without that salary.
 
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FrenchJazzFa

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Who would have think that Lauri + Colin are a much better deal than having only Don?
Who would have think that Kessler, a rookie will be at this level today?

As you say, thing are not as simple at it seems. But at that stage DA have made a tremendous job and i'm not worry about the next step. With or without Mike.
 

YoungJefe

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Playoffs would be fun, but tanking is better for the future of this team. Just once I want to build proper. Not some half *** job that just makes us relevant, I am sick of relevant I want to be great for once.
Agreed. And a lot of our veteran guys like Conley, Beasley, Olynyk, etc. weren't valued very highly at the start of the season. Those three along with Clarkson/Vanderbilt can help contending teams win now.
 

YoungJefe

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Who would have think that Lauri + Colin are a much better deal than having only Don?
Who would have think that Kessler, a rookie will be at this level today?

As you say, thing are not as simple at it seems. But at that stage DA have made a tremendous job and i'm not worry about the next step. With or without Mike.

Danny truly is one of the best minds in the league and his decision to prioritize Lauri over Barrett changed the trajectory of the franchise moving forward.

I had almost no hope coming into this season but I'm very optimistic about the team going forward. We've found an All-Star level player in Lauri, a starting center in Kessler, and what looks to be a good 3&D wing in Agbaji. Not to mention Will Hardy seems to be one of the best young coaches in the league but I guess that's to be expected given Danny's track record.

We went from a team with no youth or draft assets to being one of the most asset rich teams in the league while identifying another 25 year old star to build around.
 


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