Posted by: Jazzaholic on January 25th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Per recent tradition, the Jazz again didn’t have any players make the All-Star team.
A bad thing, right?
Au contrare mes amis!
Any Jazz player hopeful of making the All-Star team, ie, Big Al and Paul, may feel snubbed and disheartened, but look at it from the Jazz management standpoint.
Having an “All-Star” gives you bragging rights to having a star on your team, but what else?
He probably doesn’t play any better, in fact, he may become a prima dona head case.
When it comes time to resign him July 1st, who do you have to fork out more money for?
Yep, that “All-Star” label costs your team plenty and probably screws up your cap and flexibility to sign complimentary players or make trades.
So, having a good player, playing near All-Star level, might just be better for the team, than an All-Star demanding a super long max contract.
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