Re: Fierce want a shiny new PF, tell us HOW we get one!
posted at 11/15/2012 2:12 PM EST
Rame ... I welcome your input. I was hoping for more thought into actual trades scenerios than "trade for x"
I think you're right about Utah and needing a third team involved. But then again, with Millsap gone, they could use bass as a pure scorer off the bench. Hell, even though I'd hate to lose anything thats been so good to us so far, maybe a Bass & Barbosa for Millsap trade could work.
Millsap could be part of a solid future team of Rondo, Bradley, Green, Millsap and x. That may not sound like enough star power, but really Rondo is a super-star, bradley could develop into a star, Millsap is going to continue to improve into a star and J. Green could be that solid player one notch below.
Plus if we keep some lights-out 3point shooters on our bench, we could be a solid team without labouring through that rebuilding phase. Anyway, rondo's been shooting pretty well. Bradley will have to continue to develop his outside shooting, and Green and Millsap can both hit 3's. You throw Sullinger in there as a center against smaller teams, and thats all five players who can stretch the floor ... PLUS .... rebound.
Thanks R9R, I know you started a thread to get some real input on the PF situation and possible traded involving this roster, and that anyone was welcome to comment. It is sad the lengths some people will go to demean others and how desperately insecure they are, but I try to take the high road as often as possible.
Anyhow, GREAT POST, I highlighted the comments I agreed with in particular. I think at age 27, Millsap would be a very solid addition to the post PP/KG core. I still prefer Jefferson based on his ability to play C and the 1-2 more boards and 1 more block a game he will give, but his post D is concerning and his salary will demand more assets.
Bass may be valued by the Jazz, but only if they are losing both Big Al and Millsap. If They trade us one and keep the other there is still little room for the 16-20 mins a player of Bass skill deserves, Kanter and Favors will both keep getting better and be big min guys soon.
Barbosa is playing great right now, he could even be viewed as a player who will help the Jazz more this season than Lee, who is in a funk. But I was saying earlier that Utah is a place that has a hard time drawing in FA's and Barbosa is on a one year deal, he'd likely be gone next season. Lee is 3-4 years younger, should revery back to his career shooting %'s eventually and is signed at a fair 3/15 after this year. The Jazz would have to like that.