Posted by: Ryan Martinez on July 5th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
This offseason, I feel, has centered mostly around the eastern conference, here’s some hopes I have, now that certain moves have been made…
Magic: Trade Howard to the Nets! Howard will not resign with the Magic, unless they get a superstar, and that’s not likely, so send him up to team with Williams, Johnson, and Wallace, this will put an additional challenge in the way of the Heat.
Pacers: Match Roy Hibbert’s offer from the Blazers! Partly, I want this to happen, because I feel like they also pose a threat to the Heat, but partly, This is for selfish reasons, I personally don’t feel like Alec Burks can play the point, and Mo Williams is a temporary placeholder, and I think that the Jazz can get the Pacers to agree to give us Darren Collison, now that they’ve agreed to resign George Hill.
If these moves are made, and the Knicks can start to figure out their situation, then the Heat have 3 legitimate threats to their spot as the Eastern Conference Champions.
In the West, things haven’t been as newsworthy, but there are some things that I’d like to see.
Lakers: Keep the team you have now. Sure, Nash, Bryant, Gasol, and Bynum will make them a contender now, but in the near future, Gasol becomes old, and Nash and Bryant become futile.
Hornets: Match Eric Gordon’s offer from the Suns! I know it doesn’t make sense that I want New Orleans to have 3 young players that can make an impact, but I hate Phoenix enough to want them to suffer a few years of being at the bottom of the lottery.
Suprises of the Draft/Offseason:
5. Nash goes to Lakers. It honestly doesn’t make sense when he had the opportunity to go to the heat, L.A. is not the right place for him to win a title.
4. Thomas Robinson falls. The Kings got a steal. Plain and simple. Robinson and Cousins equal dangerous frontline in 2 years.
3. Atlanta re-shapes team. Obviously a money-move, but it puts Josh Smith and Al Horford in the spotlight, overall, I think it was good for Atlanta.
2. Olympic pains? What started as a potential free-for all between 20 incredible players for just 21 spots, is now, possibly down to just 15, the only question is who stays?
1. Perry Jones III! How this guy fell to 28, and landed in the laps of the Thunder, is a complete shock to me. They got the steal of the draft, and they know it.
And now for the Jazz.
KOC has said that he hopes the Harris-Williams deal wasn’t the last, I hope so too, I want to see more activity out of the Jazz, we need to shed Raja (amnesty) Watson, and at least one big (My vote is Al). and we could use a little more help on the wing, a lot of people like Danny Green, which makes sense to me, but a lot of people are also high on Andrei Kirilenko for some odd reason. I think we are about a piece or 2 away from contention, but AK is not one of those pieces, he is deadweight that everyone would be complaining about half-way through the season.
So here’s to hoping that KOC will make some moves to put us in title contention in the next few years.
and sorry if you guys didn’t like my rant about the rest of the NBA.
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