Posted by: Arnell on March 1st, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
With the way how Derrick Favors (PF/C) blended well with Al Jefferson (C/PF) defensively on Jazz win against the Houston Rockets last night, it is very obvious that Millsap becomes expendible. Therefore, I totally agree with @KCJones suggestion to trade Paul Millsap to allow Favors continued development. Enes Kanter will sub as Center and Jeremy Evans will sub as PF – for their continued development.
If so, in return, let us hope that KOC is able to get us either a known-effective SF & and PG, or a Trade Exception and a 2012 First round pick.
Secondly, I am also hoping that KOC is able to get us Wilson Chandler (SF, 6′8, 210 lbs, only 24 yrs old) who is currently a restricted Free Agent of the Denver Nuggets and wanting/shopping for a new NBA Team. See: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Wilson-Chandler-505/
So, to shore up the current line up, I would like to see the team to pick up the following players:
1) James Augustine (PF, 6′10 227 lbs, 28 yrs old) – currently playing and making his stamp in the Euro League. He played Quarterback in HS, was with Deron Williams in their Final 4 run as their Center. Was with the Utah Jazz Training camp. See: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/James-Augustine-160/ ; and,
2) Hamady N’Diaye (Center, 6′11 225 lbs, only 25 yrs old) – recently been released by his NBA Team and picked up by the D-League. The Team can leave him in the D-League to continue his development much like how Ian Mahinmi (now with Dallas) earned his development. He has the necessary skills, physique to build more muscles, and hopefully the drive-motivation that we’ve seen in the likes of Biyombo & Ibaka See: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Hamady-N-Diaye-1219/
Mr. KOC, these IMO, are 2 very inexpensive ways of acquiring assets. Don’t you guys agree?
Now, KOC can really make a splash between now and the 2012 Draft to acquire (replace current old pieces) new assets that can help elevate Utah Jazz to a Championship caliber (in the mold following Oklahoma Thunder). I am talking for KOC to use the 1) Okur Trade Exception; 2) GS 2012 First round pick (protected 1-7); 3) Jazz own First & Second round picks; 4) Jazz buying another Team’s pick(s) – seems like being done & possible); and, 5) Jazz other tradeable assets.
Players that are possible within Jazz reach during the 2012 Draft are:
1) Austin River (Duke) – 6′4″ 203 lbs 19 yrs old Freshman, a leader and a winner, will mold to become Jazz’s PG (in the likes of Stephen Curry). Projected #15, Round 1. See http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Austin-Rivers-5743/ ; and,
2) Darius Miller (KY) – 6′7″ 230 lbs 21 yrs old Senior, has proven to be the most reliable auto-clutch Small Forward shotmaker (better than the overrated Harrison Barnes). He is not in the Draft radar and Jazz can possibly use their 2nd round draft pick on him. See: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Darius-Miller-5260/
I know, I know. There are other choices but I am just pointing out our own real possibilities. But, what is yours?
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