Posted by: Riley Gisseman on February 23rd, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
This is Part 1 of a 3 part series which I will write likely over 3 days.
The trade deadline has passed, but yet people still keep on talking about wanting a new PG. Why? Because over the the last month and a half or so, we have forgotten about how good Mo Williams was before his injury.
Mo’s stats are likely better, but, stats don’t always tell the whole story. On the other hand we could get someone who is younger, and has more potential to grow with the team. Lets look at some players who I think we should go after, vs Mo’s stats all together.
First we need to assess who everyone likes. Obviously we have enough room for three max contracts when this season ends. So we can try to go for anybody hard.
I really would like the Jazz to go hard after: 1.Brandon Jennings 2.Tyreke Evans 3. Jeff Teague
Brandon Jennings vs Mo Williams
As you can see, Brandon scores more points in a season typically, but makes a lower percent of his shots. He also doesn’t pass the ball as well, but who does he have to pass to? Monta Ellis is one, but who else? Ersan Illyasova? Sam Dalembert? Drew Gooden? Mike Dunleavy? While Mo can pass to Millsap, Jefferson, Hayward, Burks, Foye, and even Kanter, or Favors. If Jennings had these options he would be getting at least 2 more assists per game. Jennings is also young enough to grow with the team.The downside is mainly that we would likely have to give him a Max Contract, and even then it would be hard to bring him to Utah.
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