Looking at the Jazz for our frontcourt help
I was looking over some different sports sites this morning to get some different opinions on the Bobcats win last night and i ran into an interesting article on SI.com...the article was about how the Jazz have assembled 1 of the best young frontcourts in the NBA...they were mentioning how deep they are with Al Jefferson / Paul Milsap / Enis Kanter and Derrick Favors. They also mentioned how tough it was going to be for the Jazz to keep such a talented and deep front court intact after this season
Al Jefferson and Paul Milsap are both free agents this summer and its going to be nearly impossible for the Jazz to sign both but it would also be a bad way for them to spend their $$...They really seem to love Derrick Favors game and his upside and i think its a given that he stays with the Jazz...they also have Kanter locked up for a couple more seasons , so he isnt going anywhere..That leaves them with a tough decision this summer...
The Jazz wont be able to keep both Jefferson and Milsap and who knows if they want to keep either guy with the emergence of Favors...but my guess is they will make an offer to 1 of those guys ..They have plenty of salary cap space and will be able to offer the Max to Jefferson ( but who knows if Jefferson wants to stay in Utah ) so that will leave Millsap out there for the taking ..
Now comes the Bobcats who also will have $$ to spend this offseason and could afford to offer the max to Jefferson..I think we all can agree that we need to improve our frontcourt this offseason and we need to find a guy who has a great post game and can score in bunches..Jefferson fits that mold to perfection and i think he would be the perfect addition to this team...both Jefferson and Millsap are 27 years old so both guys have 5-6 years left of high quality play...If we could get Jefferson i really think that would be the piece that would make us a contender in the East...but even if we cant get Jefferson i think we should take a serious look at Millsap..he is only 6'8 but if u have watched him play he plays much bigger then that and has a great game around the basket...since Millsap has been getting 30 + minutes over the last 3 seasons he has averaged around 16-17 points and around 9 rbds a game ...so in my opinion adding Milsap would be a major upgrade for us as well
I was wondering what every1 else thought about this?...would you guys be interested in adding 1 of these guys this offseason??..If you do want to add 1 of these guys how would you want to go about it?...we could wait until free agency and try to sign 1 of them outright but we would have to compete with alot of other teams ...and would Jefferson or Millsap want to come here?....Jefferson will be getting the max from whatever team he goes to...the Jazz will obviously be able to offer him the most $$ but aside from the Jazz every other team interested will be offering him the same contract..so it will come down to where he wants to play..and i doubt that will be Charlotte...Millsap will also have alot of interest and we could offer him a really good deal as well...
So would u guys want to wait until the offseason and pursure these guys....or would u maybe want to trade with the Jazz??...we could offer them our expiring contracts of Diop and Reggie Williams...or Henderson or some sort of package with both...In this scenerio we would just have to hope that 1 of them resigns with us or have a verbal agreement with Jefferson or Millsap that they will sign longterm..Or would u guys rather use our $$ / expiring deals for another player or players???...just wanted to get some thoughts from every1 bc i think adding 1 of these guys would be huge for us