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Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Shad, Apr 18, 2019.
Booker>Thabo. He'd bring some oomph to the character of the team and could play spot minutes.
I really wasn’t very interested in going after any small-ish PG because it would often force the Jazz into the wrong side of a mismatch and also limit the Jazz’s options in defensive schemes (switchability -> hiding/preserving certain players if needed).
I know Mike Conley improves the team a lot, but this is gonna be an issue at the upper levels of competition.
This is why we have Dante.
Right. Good thing there is no way he’ll be a part of our best-lineup.
We should have a poll Dante haters vs Dante believers ...who wins ? Who gets injured filling it out ?
Dante gets injured as a result of the poll.
His eyes would get injured from reading the results
Here's the situation with the roster spots and salary cap right now... so, if I'm not missing something those are the players we have under contract right now(well Mudiay, Davis and Green are not finalized, but lets assume they will be)
PG: Mike Conley, Emanuel Mudiay
SG: Donovan Mitchell, Dante Exum
SF: Joe Ingles, Royce O'Neale
PF: Bojan Bogdanovic, Jeff Green, Georges Niang
C: Rudy Gobert, Ed Davis, Tony Bradley
We have 3 roster spots left and about $1,531,732.00 of cap left before we sign the FAs with the exceptions(Mudiay, Green, Davis). We can use the 1.53M to offer a player with 0 or 1 year of experience more than other teams using min-exceptions would be able to. The exception for 0-years experience minimum contract is $898,310 and the exception for 1 year experience minimum contract is $1,445,697. This seems to be one possible reason we are waiting on signing the last 3 guys. Of course that 1.53M can also go to one of our rookies(this would be money we can spend that go about 0.6M over the minimum we can give a rookie).
The other option is - you know how they invite players to pre-season camp? And some of them have partially guaranteed money for that camp invite. IMO this is the more likely scenario - we are saving part or all of that money to give as bonuses to players we invite to camp.
If we sign another vet free agent to guaranteed contract the above consideration is eliminated.
But yeah... as it stands right now we still have 3 more roster spots and 2 more 2-way contracts to fill. To me it looks likely that at least one of the rookies will make the 15 man roster... and more likely 2 of them actually. And if we don't sign another free agent, maybe even all 3 make it. This is kind of wild.
I think Oni and Brantley make the roster... I think JWF is a two-way guy that will get the full 45 days of call ups. I think George King could make the roster. Tony Jones seemed to indicate a signing would be a younger guy if it happened. I think it will either be Thabo or an intriguing younger guy. I think I prefer the young guy route... either someone at summer league like George King or someone that gets cut when rosters go to 15 early in the season. You can put them on a multi year deal with some NG money and potentially have a good asset if it works. Normally you don't make 3 of those types of deal (oni, Brantley, player X), but we have done so well on them that why the hell not... most of those guys have been hits for us.
If you believe in #LockeWatch, he's been throwing Isaiah Cousins' name a lot out there. it's possible he makes the roster.
Here's a live look at Jarrell Brantley working out in preparation for the season....
That’s an interesting comparison. Johnson is more explosive but they have a lot of similarities.
Lol I’m dead
If Locke is throwing around Cousins name don't be surprised if Cousins, King and Willie Reed make the final roster given the nice writeup in the DN today about Reed.
This is Tyler Dorsey. Still on the market, I think. He'd be a backup guard off the bench similar to an Austin Rivers.
I’ve been thinking about a strategy about the Jazz signing the most-tenured, borderline NBA players so that their vet-minimum is substantial, and then down the road, they could be salary for a mid-season trade. I’ll do a deeper dive on this later, but a player like Jose Calderon might be an example.
As part of that plan, if you can trade Exum and whatever other salary for Marvin Williams, you could later trade Marvin Williams and whatever salary for, say Gallinari.
Kyle Korver makes the most sense to me if that’s the plan. It’s interesting for sure
I wonder if Korver will come back. I think he feels a bit betrayed.