Posted by: Jazzdependency on January 25th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
There is a lot of buzz coming from the Brooklyn side about trading for Millsap, they like him, whats not to like? The trades suggested by BKN fans in their various team blogs is Millsap for some combination of Mirza Teletovic, Marshon Brooks, and Tyshawn Taylor. I found a couple Jazz blogs that question if the Nets have any pieces we want, I say take a look at what Nets fans believe they have to offer.
Taylor is a rookie PG from Kansas, he was one of the surprises of Summer League and could be a decent player, he is obviously stuck behind D-Will so he hasn’t played much this season, averaging 4.3 MPG and only one game with more than 9 minutes… he scored 7 points on 3/6. The word is that he is an ultra quick, ball handler/facilitator type and tough defender…at least in the preseason…has to be an upgrade over Watson.
Marshon Brooks is a second year shooting guard, 6-5, 200lbs …He was awesome as a rookie last year, he averaged 12.6 PPG, 2.3 ast, and 3.9 reb! in 29 minutes … this season he is only seeing 11 mpg behind Joe Johnson and it looks like Nets fans feel the same way we all feel about Burks… Stackhouse is the Nets Raja Bell. He has a ton of promise based on his rookie season last year … his FG% is up to 49% from 43% last season.
Teletovic may be the most interesting of the three, he is also a rookie …1985, Bosnia, played in Spain before NBA… The European Ryan Anderson? I love the idea of a player like Teletovic for the Jazz, he is 6-9, 255, plays the 3 or the 4, above average ball handler, oh and he’s a 3 point shooter. He is only playing 7.8 minutes this season, again, stuck behind Wallace and Humphries…but in January he finally saw a stretch of 21, 14, and 22 minutes … he managed shoot 7/14 from three and average 10.6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, 1.8 assists and .7 steals … I know, three games isn’t much, but thats all there is. His numbers from Caja Laboral in Spain last season were stellar, 21 points, 6 rebounds, 43% from downtown, but again that was only ten games …in europe.
Overall, I do think the Nets do have the pieces to trade back for Millsap. The Jazz would get back two or three players on rookie contracts with at least as much potential as this years 10-20 projected picks … If we like them we can keep them for many years before they become unrestricted free agents, and if we don’t, we can package them as part of another trade.
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