Posted by: Adam on March 5th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Center, 7 ft., 250 lbs.
25 Years Old, 4 Year Pro.
2010-11 Season Stats:
A. Bargnani would be a great fit for the Jazz. He doesn’t have an outrageous contract, he is low key (not a crazy player like J.R. Smith), he’s a big man who drives the lane, muscles his way in the paint, and can shoot the three consistently. He’s a x10 better version of Okur. Raptors are in a rebuilding stage and a trade for him in exchange for Okur, Miles, one of our later draft pick would be worth it.
Think of it. A front line of Jefferson and Bargnani (6-10 and 7-0), a back up of Millsap and Favors (6-8 and 6-10), and Elson (7-0) as an extra player would be killer! Resigning AK for 5-8 million per year would be fantastic and keeping Hayward on the bench to grow and learn would be sweet! Jeremy Evans and maybe a pickup PG or SG from the D-League would give us some extra depth. Our Top 10 draft pick player from New Jersey will help us our at any position we needed. And if we let go one or two of our other players (Fesenko and Price) and pick up a SG via Free Agency and put Raja on the bench, we’ve got a serious basketball team on our hands with Harris and Watson at the point.
We’ve got the speed (Harris, Favors, Watson, Evans). We’ve got the height (Jefferson, Favors, Bargnani). We’ve got the inside threat (Harris, Favors, Jefferson, Evans, Bargnani). We’ve got the outside threat (Hayward, Harris, Bargnani, Raja, [hopefully another shooting SG]). We’ve got the youth (Hayward, Favors, Evans, our future draft pick). We’ve got the prime (Millsap, Jefferson, Harris, Bargnani, [hopeful SG]). We’ve got the veterans (Raja, Elson, AK).
This team could really contend next year if we get it done. I say work out the kinks, get a solid deal, and pull the trigger KOC!
What say ye?
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