Posted by: Stephen Loveless on October 22nd, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
So Harris is gone. That’s that. I’m still on the fence a little. He was really looking good towards the end of last season.
Mo is here. Again, that’s that. I’m sitting that fence as well. I’ll be honest. There is just a bitter aftertaste from his Cleveland days. No actual stat or reason for my hesitance with him. What I’ve seen has built my confidence in him. The Jazz always seem desperate for better shooting, which I think he can offer.
No we come to the meat of the issue. Alec Burks. Is he a shooting guard or a point guard? His size says shooting guard but I think I like him at the point. From comments on previous posts I gather that many Jazz fans feel the same way. I dare say that Williams deserves the starting position but I think Burks backs him up over Tinsley.
What would happen if we did start Burks? Several people, most notably Karl Malone, think that he would do extremely well under the pressure and should be given the opportunity to lead the team.
So let me throw something else out. It’s not an uncommon opinion that Millsap and/or Jefferson should be traded. So what do we trade for? I would love to see James Harden here but I’m not sure I could find a worse fit for Salt Lake City. Maybe Metta World Peace….
Kyrie Irving crossed my mind. Cleveland could use some help in the front court but there’s no way they are parting with that lightning-fast wad of talent.
We don’t need or want more bigs. I hate to take playing time away from Hayward or Burks. I think we bring in a good point guard with Burks as backup. Move Mo over to the two with Foye as backup. Then Hayward, Favors, and Kanter. I would rather trade Jefferson and put Millsap as sixth-man than vice-versa.
I have no concrete answers and I have no crystal ball. Are we all just wishing that Deron Williams had worked out?
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