Posted by: ST Spalding on March 7th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Investment strategy – Asset evaluation
Just like in financial planning (no I’m not one but will play one here), an investor needs a clearly defined investment strategy to be successful. Are you investing for the long term in products that are secure and predictable, or are you looking for a big/quick score with a high risk high reward option. Also, you must be able to monitor, evaluate and then react to your assets on hand and what options are otherwise available in the market.
Clearly, KOC has a plan. Look at the roster. Look at the payroll. Look at the assets. All of our big money contracts are gone after another two years. All of our “assets” will mature over this same two year period. We have low risk high reward options (2 lottery picks next year) to invest.
So sticking with the strategy to reap all our rewards in year three, what can we do now at the trade deadline? First, stick to the plan. Build additional options to grow your investment (additional draft picks). DO NOT take on any contracts beyond three years. Only add assets that are low risk high reward. Take advantage of the market, who is desperate and willing to compromise for short-term gain.
In my mind, we only have to two assets that should be used (CJ and Howard) – and only via trade with teams that must overreach. Boston and LA Clips are a good example. IF LA wants Ray Allen, they might not have enough to pull it off. In steps KOC. We send Boston CJ and get Bledsoe from LA and Pietrus from Boston.
If folks are still in a hurry to move Harris, then send him and Howard to Dallas for Marion and a second round pick.
These moves get us a young PG and two seasoned/versatile wings with contracts that are gone in three years.
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