You're the GM this offseason. What do you do?


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Caruso is interesting, but he only played in 25 games this year. He played in 37 last year. For the most part, he has been able to play freely while his team is destined for the lottery. He intrigues me, but to say he is anything proven is pretty hasty.

I love the Dinwiddie idea. If Brooklyn would trade him for our late first, we gotta consider it. I don't think they will, but I would.

Before Dinwiddie was proven he was unproven...

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I remember watching Caruso in summer league... his energy (even in that setting) was awesome and he was highly entertaining. Bring him in for the price of a budget backup pg and watch as he grows into the MVP. My only worry is if DM want to share the limelight.
 
I don't know if it's been discussed I wouldn't be shocked if it had but Meyers Leonard I could see the Jazz getting. He hasn't lived up to his potential yet but he been balling out on Warriors and he a stretch tower look along with Gobert
 

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While Caruso played only really got in the rotation for March and April he played really well... and he helped that ****** team win...

In the 18 games he played at the end of the season as a rotation player he had a positive or even plus/minus in 15 games. The three games he was negative in were @Toronto, @GS, and OKC
 

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Well everybody was unproven before they proved themselves. Dinwiddie has had a 5 year career and even as the 6th man, he has started more games than Caruso has even played.

That's the joke my man... It's like investing in Amazon... you wanna buy stock now or would you have rather bought in when they first went public. The time to invest in Dinwiddie was 3 years ago... now you pay full price.

Give Alex 4/$16M... it will look ridiculous when Woj reports it... then it will end up being an incredibly valuable deal... even if all he becomes is a solid backup.

I'd give up a pick for Dinwiddie in a second... I really don't think he's going to be available. Not saying Alex is better... just saying having Spencer now is good... finding the next Spencer and getting him cheap is better.
 

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That's the joke my man... It's like investing in Amazon... you wanna buy stock now or would you have rather bought in when they first went public. The time to invest in Dinwiddie was 3 years ago... now you pay full price.

Give Alex 4/$16M... it will look ridiculous when Woj reports it... then it will end up being an incredibly valuable deal... even if all he becomes is a solid backup.

I'd give up a pick for Dinwiddie in a second... I really don't think he's going to be available. Not saying Alex is better... just saying having Spencer now is good... finding the next Spencer and getting him cheap is better.

I agree with everything you're saying. And I like Alex. I think he would be a solid get if we miss out on the bigger guys.
 

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So you're asking what is the least we expect to call our offseason a success?
Yep.... I'm asking what is the absolute minimum you would require for the Jazz to do in order for you personally to call the off-season success.

For example, signing KD and trading for Conley is obviously on the upper tier of outcomes and almost everybody would call that a success... but we are not talking about dream scenarios here... I'm talking about the absolute worst case scenario that you would still call a success...
 

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What's the lower limit on what you would consider a successful off season, guys and gals?

It's pass or fail... did we get Caruso? Yes... pass. No... fail.

Honestly... I'd like to see us get a better stretch or playmaking big... so lower limit we miss on Tobias, but get Gay (10-12M) or Green ($7-9M) or Niko ($12-15M).

We also address wing or pg with the additional $15-20M through trade or FA, but after like Bogdanovic and Lamb it gets kinda dicey... Delon Wright? Ross? JJ Reddick (not a fan)? Might accept a trade for Bazemore if they gave an asset to do it... not sure they would though.

Use room exception on a quality backup center... Dedmon, Vonleh, O Quinn, Theis, Koufus, Lopez, Ed Davis

Also... we should get Caruso.

So if you end up with:

DM
Ingles
Bogdonovic
Green
Rudy

or

DM
Ingles
Royce
Gay
Rudy

I think the starting lineup is better... something like that might seem pretty meh, but I think it would push us forward enough to get a pass from me. Part of it is really trying to get in on Harris etc... and pivoting with something different and more modern.
 

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