Posted by: Shane on December 2nd, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
We talk a lot about a logjam with our big men….Jefferson, Milsap, Favors, Okur, Kanter, Evans. How are they all going to get time? I would argue that is not a huge concern for the Jazz at this point, that will play itself out as the season progresses. The bigger concern could be at the 2 spot. Under contract now (or soon to be) we have Bell, Miles, Hayward, and Burks. Something has to give.
Some say that Hayward is really a 3, I would argue he would be tremendous at the 2 spot. I think his outside shot is good enough for it, and it would be nice to have that kind of length on the perimeter on defense. However, given the number of guys we have at this spot, I think Gordon will continue to play more 3 this year. And what about Bell and Miles? Are these the two guys on the roster that are most at risk of being traded? I like both guys, but personally I wouldn’t mind seeing either one shipped out, maybe to bring in another guy at the 3 or a solid backup PG. There’s a lot of positive talk about Burks, but at this point, its going to be a struggle for playing time with the others still in the mix. I’m interested to see if the Jazz try out Burks at the point…..time will tell.
If it were up to me, I’d be actively shopping Bell. I’m sure his market value is low, but I think he needs to be moved. If his perceived value is too low, maybe Miles is the guy we shop more heavily.
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