Twan's Kin (03-12-2013)
Okafor is going to be a beast.
I hope we somehow land atleast 1 big in Free agency
Preferably renounce Mully and Hendo and sign 2 of those guys, Draft McLemore and we are solid.... or suck 1 more year and try to land Wiggins (I'm torn)
Twan's Kin (03-12-2013)
I know I've said it before, but I don't like Millsap. He's either plateaued or declined the last three years, depending on how you interpret his numbers, and as his quickness advantage diminishes as he approaches his thirties I think there's serious potential for him to age into Jeff Adrien with a better jumper.
Jefferson is just horrible on defense. That Grantland article (great read) just sums it up perfectly. The only way I'd be fine with him coming here is if Bismack makes serious Ben Wallace strides next year. Jefferson also never goes to the FT line.
Adding to BD's post:
Do we really want to invest 12+ million per year in that?We have almost a decade of evidence now that Jefferson's failings on defense outweigh his very real value on offense. His teams have generally been worse with him on the floor than with him on the bench, and that's been true on the defensive end in almost every season in which he's played meaningful minutes, per NBA.com and 82games.com. Let's be clear: He is a valuable offensive player, even though he shoots just 49 percent, rarely gets to the line, and does little out of the pick-and-roll. There's value in an automatic double-team who never turns it over, and Jefferson has been one of the league's best crunch-time scorers for years. This is one reason I suspect Utah has used the Jefferson-Favors pair much more in the last two seasons than Millsap-Favors: Could Jefferson be part of a good defensive team if the other big man is a real game-changer on that end?
The results are unclear. Utah was very stingy last season with Jefferson-Favors, but it has been a disaster with that duo this season, surrendering points at a rate that would rank dead last by a mile. Given the longer-term trend of Jefferson's teams playing sieve-like defense,4 I'd be in no rush to bring him back at a high cost.
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I don't think it's realistic, I believe Cho would rather bring in three $4 million centers instead of Jefferson (or Pekovic).
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As talented as he is offensively, if the bigs we have now drive you nuts with their bad defense, Big Al will push you right over the edge. At least the bigs we have are young and inexperienced. Al's old enough to know (and do) better. I want no part of max type money for him.
I really like to watch him play but I'd rather not see him do it in a Cats/Hornets uni.
I'm thinking he'd be akin to when we had cap space for the first time and used it for JRich back in '07; he'd put up big numbers, look great doing it at times, and add just enough wins to mess up our draft slot but not enough to be a legit playoff team. Factor in the money he would want and I'm passing.
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