I think Jefferson or Millsap would be great gets but I wouldn't give either one a max deal
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
I'd rather have Millsap than Jefferson but IDK if Millsap is worth the money he will ask for.
It seems like in this day and age that teams are handing out max deals like its nothing....as a fan i am always hesitant to give any1 a max deal..its such a risky thing to do...but in order to get Jefferson or Millsap we would have to offer a max deal....there will definately be a team or teams who offer both of these guys max deals...so if we want 1 of them we would have to pay the $$$...im usually really worried about guys getting their $$ and then getting fat / happy and lazy and then we are stuck with them and their horrible contract ..ala Tyrus Thomas....but on the bright side...Millsap has been getting around 7-8 million a year over the past cpl season and his production hasnt dropped off at all...Jefferson i think already got 1 max deal bc he is makking 15 million this year..and his production hasnt really dropped off either...so i think paying either 1 of these guys big $$$ would be a smart move and either guy would really help this team..
a starting 5 of Kemba / Henderson / MKG / Jefferson or Millsap / Haywood would be really nice...and moving Mullens or Haywood to the bench would make our bench even better as well..Sessions / Gordon / Taylor / Mullens / Biz would be 1 hell of a bench
Jefferson will definately be getting a max deal....but maybe we could get Millsap for around 11-12 million a year
This is his 7th yr. If you offer him a 5yr $55mil to $60mil contact, that's not a max deal?
actually no...a max deal for a guy like Jefferson or Milsap would be a 4 year 58 million dollar deal...thats an annual salary of roughly 14.7 million a year ....i was thinking that Milsap would be worth more along the lines of a 4 year deal worth about 46 million...thats an annual salary of roughly 11.5 million....thats 3 million less each season and 12 million less over the entire length of the deal
Gotcha. Just asking the question. Happy Thanksgiving by the way! To everyone as well!
same to you my friend...Go Bobcats !!!
i wouldn't want either. neither is the "missing piece" as we still need a franchise player/main guy. they will be way too expensive. i would pay either around 7 mil per year but they will likely get near max deals as others have already mentioned. i would rather have al horford or roy hibbert if we are talking that kind of money.