Posted by: Kory Woodland on January 31st, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
As much as Jazz fans wish we were the ones getting Calderon, I question what they are thinking in Detroit. Obviously they do not plan to make Knight their lead PG going forward. They are going to need more pieces than Calderon, Drummond and Monroe (both Centers). They don’t have a SG, Maggette is their SF, and they are weak at PF. Here is a 3 way trade proposal that will help them improve in those 3 positions
I am REALLY big on getting Jrue Holiday to Utah. Our glaring weakness right now is a star PG and lack of developmental playing time for our future “core 4″. Philadelphia won’t let him go without gaining some key pieces in return. (Keep in mind, we will have to give up a few things as well and even take on a bad contract if we want to land a couple of stars)
UTAH trades – Burks, Bell, Millsap, Jefferson
DETROIT trades – B Knight, Maggette, Jerebko, Monroe
PHILLY trades – Holiday, Wright, Richardson
UTAH Roster – get our PG for the future and replace Al with a stud
Holiday / Mo Williams
Foye / Murphy
Hayward / Carroll / Maggette (bad contract to make the deal work)
Favors / Jerebko / Evans
Monroe / Kanter
DETROIT Roster – Add 2 shooting threats and as well as a scoring Center to compliment defensive minded Drummond
Calderon / Stuckey
J Richardson / Singler
D Wright / Middleton
Villanueva / Drummond
Jefferson / Kravstov
PHILLY Roster – Replace PG and SG with 2 young stars as well as upgrade at PF
B Knight / Mack
N Young / Burks
T Young / E Turner
Millsap / Allen
Bynum / Hawes
Analysis – we would have to hope that Burks is going to be a bust to throw him into the mix while loosing Millsap and Jefferson. I love Holiday and Monroe, but the other 2 are fillers to make the deal happen. I would like to get Evan Turner in the deal to develop behind Hayward, but I’m not sure Tinsley, Evans and Millsap is enough in exchange for Holiday and Turner. Philly would want a better PG in order to let Holiday slide away.
Notice our depth here (or lack of). I can’t imagine Mo being okay playing behind Jrue, although he did play behind CP3 in LA? I don’t think a supporting cast of Murphy, Carroll, Maggette, Evans and Kanter is good enough. Burks wasn’t needed to make the deal happen but I think that’s the only way it would actually be considered. Maybe include a pick instead so we can keep Burks to develop?
As I mentioned earlier in the post, Detroit looked terrible but I think this trade helps them improve. I really like Philliy’s roster of Knight / N Young / T Young / Millsap / Bynum with
Mack / Burks / Turner and Hawes off the bench
Any realistic suggestions on how we can move Millsap and Jefferson to acquire a young star PG while landing solid backups to Favors and Kanter?
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