Posted by: Patrick on June 9th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Below are listed the players of our team. Most will agree that we need perimeter help. Most have ideas of who the want off the team and who they want on. The first 4 players listed are the supposed core to build around. Try to factor in salaries, position, needs, and some realism. What would you do to make the team better? Who do you keep? Who do you send away and for what to whom?
50 million tied up in the 2012 salary for players currently under contract:
You have to have 13 players on the team:
Watch the salary cap: http://www.sportscity.com/NBA/Salary-Cap
Players/Salaries/2012 nba ranking
Derrick Favors 4.7 mil, 6 mil, 7.8 mil, Top 30
Enes Kanter 4.4 mil, 4.7 mil, 6 mil, 7.8 mil top 35 rookie
Alec Burks 2.1 mil, 2.3 mil, 3.2 mil, 4.4 mil not yet ranked Rookie
Gordon Hayward 2.7 mil, 3.4 mil, 4.6 mil top 15
Al Jefferson 15 mil top 5 Center
Devin Harris 8.5 mil top 25 PG
Paul Millsap 7.2 mil top 10 PF
Raja Bell 3.4 mil Not ranked in top 50.
Earl Watson 2.3 mil not top 50
Jamaal Tinsley 1.3 mil team option not top 50
Josh Howard top 50 vet
Jeremy Evans Not ranked, always contributes.
DeMarre Carroll not ranked.
Blake Ahearn not ranked.
List of Free agents who may be good to look at.
Nash, Brooks, Miller, Nelson, Lin, Dragic, Gordon (although as a PG?), Batum, Evans, Beasly, Ersan, Hibbert, B Lopez, AK (4 mil), Novak, Green, Fields, Sessions, IAN MAHINM.
Iggy, Granger, Draft picks.
Draft picks of note:
Davis, MKG, Barnes, Lillard, Ross, Jones, Marshall, Waiters
Keep the core, let Miles go. Trade Bell for a draft pick or maybe swap a mid lvl pick for bells and our second round pick. Harris, Al, and Sap are all going to be hard to keep when the cores contracts come due. May be best to use them and their expiring contracts. I would love to keep both Al and Sap but I dont see it happening. We have two players who can play Center in the core so it would seem that Al’s big contract would bet the one to let go. Harris is not the PG of the future, but he could make a wonderful SG for some team. We a chock full of SG’s so keeping his 8.5 mil doesn’t make sense. The only way I do trade Paul, is for an offer you cannot refuse.
We should resign Evans, he always works hard, always gives us something, plus it would help keep Hayward happy. Wish the boy would work on Ball handling skills and shooting, he could easily play the SF then.
Your turn. What do you do, if you had the power?
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