29 November 2011
The NBA Free Agent period is going to be fast/furious and bring a lot of changes to the NBA Landscape.
Here are a few of the early rumors... these are rumors mind you...
Ak is the # 11 free agent according to Chad Forde. From the Insider Pages.
Memo is staying in Turkey at least for now. Jody Genessy.@DJJazzyJody
"Memo has to wait until the lockout is over," his agent, Marc Fleisher, said. "And his contract (with Telekom Turkey Ankara) says once it ends, he can give them notice to leave."
Paul Millsap is rumored to be going everywhere....no really. @slcdunk and @tribjazz There are also some fun trade ideas from Purple and Blues via ESPN.
Andrei is a good pick up for a 14-20 minutes a night and 3-4 Million a year for 3-4 years with an option. He comes with some emotional baggage and has already made his big money, so money is not the biggest goal now. I think his biggest goal is validation, validation that he belongs in the NBA and can contribute to a team on a nightly basis. He does have injury issues that we know quite a bit about. However, when he is playing well he can fill up a stat sheet like @JimboRudding getting re-tweets.
I like this move by Memo. Stay were you are until you are needed. I don't think the Jazz amnesty Memo but his name is in the top three players if we do use the clause. I love Memo, I think he has done a lot of great things for the Jazz. I also think that he will get less than 10 minutes per night this year. I don't think paying ten million dollars for ten minutes a night is a good deal. I don't like paying the 10 million either. I asked Spencer from @Saltcityhoops about the clause and his thoughts were that the Jazz would avoid it at all costs because of money...
Millsap-- He is like Rudy...I wish I could put his skills, desire, work ethic, and ability into a player 6 inches taller and 40 pounds heavier. We know we have a log jam at the 3/4/5 position. I say use Millsap to get a two like Ben Gordon, Jamal Crawford, Brandon Roy, or Arron Afflalo.
Then there is a part of me that says, "Hey if we are going to go young, let's go all the way and get rid of everyone over 27."