Posted by: Kory Woodland on January 16th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
It is no secret that our main deficiency going into the trade deadline is our lack of depth at PG, especially with Mo out. I’m not sure anyone believed that Mo was our long term solution. In the offseason I was hoping to pick up either Lowry, Augustin, Calderon, Sessions, or Dragic. Mo wasn’t a huge disappointment to me, especially coming in with former teammate and friend Randy Foye. If we really believe that Burks, Hayward, Favors and Kanter (and hopefully Carroll) are our future, we will need the best PG we can get to help them develop and most importantly, win.
I created an excel spreadsheet that ranked the top 25 PG in several categories including overall efficiency / scoring / FG % / 3 PT % / assists / steals / double doubles etc. I then looked across the board to see which names repeatedly appeared in the top 10 or 15 of each category. It was no surprise to see CP3, Rondo, Westbrook, Parker, Wade and Curry, none of which are crossing their fingers they will one day play in Utah. Others I consider unattainable are Irving, D Will, Jennings, Lillard, Walker and Lawson amongst others. There were a few names however that did appear on my list midway down in each category that I feel would fit well in Utah. Vasquez, Calderon, Collison, and Holiday. At first, the only name in that group that really excites me is Holiday, maybe even Collison. Remember, they are not CP3 by any means, but they are better than Mo in most categories. I would personally prefer a quick athletic PG going forward.
In short, here is my list of my top PG prospects that I would target in an inevitable trade involving either Millsap or Jefferson…
Holiday, Bledsoe, Collison, Jack, Calderon, Vasquez, Flynn, Maynor
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