Posted by: S.F. on June 20th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
So this is my second attempt at my first post. The first attempt didn’t go so smoothly as I saved my draft and all my content disappeared. I am not going to go into the depth I did, but my buddy and I came up with two possible moves we believe could make us contenders. Some of this will depend on luck (or Kahn pulling a Kahn and doing something stupid).
First, trade Memo and the 3rd pick for Bogut and the 10th pick. Bucks are rumored to be shopping Bogut to MN for the second pick. Darko would have to be included for salary reasons, as is Memo here. Obviously, the Bucks are infatuated with someone at the top of the draft (probably Williams). Thus, as long as Kahn doesn’t pull the trigger or pick the guy the Bucks want, we are in a perfect position to make a trade with the Bucks. This gives us an all-star center that would fit into the Jazz offense better than Jefferson and in my opinion plays way better D. He is one of the few legitimate centers in the league. The Bucks would get whoever they are after and an expiring contract they can keep or trade for other pieces.
Second, trade Jefferson for Iggi and a future pick or something. This fills our SG need and gives us a lock-down defender. Right now the best offer the Sixers have for Iggi is Kaman and they would likely jump at this opportunity.
Third, take Jimmer and Bismack or big Montejuas (sp?) as a back up for Bogut with the 10 and 12. I am not a Jimmer fan, nor am I a hater, but he could be a great addition to our second unit. The guy can flat out score and give us a much needed boost with our second unit. Also, it would be nice to have another shooter at the end of games. If we trade Okur and Jefferson we need another big hence the other pick. Plus, Bogut can help bring the newbie along.
Why? We can only build around so many young stars. KOC has made it clear that he plans on building around Hayward and Favors. Making this moves fills some much needed gaps, let’s the Jazz play their offense (not the modified version we run for Jefferson), gives us a solid core of young players combined with some great vets, and gives us depth.
Starters: Harris, Iggi, Hayward (could put Iggi or Hayward at either position, I don’t care), Favors, Bogut.
Second Unit: Jimmer, Bell, Miles, Millsap, and the other big we take in the draft. You also have Evans and if he has been improving this summer maybe you put him in as the 3. Also if we resign AK or someone else in free agency they would be added in.
I know this is probably wishful thinking but if the cards fall just right, it is actually possible.
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