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    https://fansided.com/2020/09/23/devi...power-ranking/

    Mitchell, famously, scored a bazillion points in the first-round for Utah, single-handedly carrying a short-handed offense and doing it on a true shooting percentage that scraped 70. It was another gear (or two?) for a talented young player who had already shown that he could be the primary offensive creator for a team pushing deep into the playoffs.

    Conley over 20 a game and two others over 15 a game!

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    Adrian Wojnarowski: The Jazz are also hiring former NBA guard Keyon Dooling in a player development role, sources tell ESPN. Dooling played parts of 13 years in the NBA, and collegiately for Quin Snyder at the University of Missouri.
    – via Twitter Money23Green


    maybe be able to help Mitchell play the one?

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    Adrian Wojnarowski: Former New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps has agreed to join the Utah Jazz as an assistant coach, reuniting with Quin Snyder, sources tell ESPN.
    – via Twitter wojespn

    Adrian Wojnarowski: After leaving New Orleans in 2019, Demps decided he wanted to transition to coaching and spent time in Utah attending practices and meetings with Snyder and his Jazz staff. They were together with G-League Austin 2007-2010 and built a strong working and personal relationship.
    – via Twitter wojespn



    they have to have by far the most former GM's in the league

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    Grant is due $9.3 million next season if he decides to opt into his current contract, according to *********.com’s salary database. A league source suggested Grant could command anywhere from $14 million to $16 million annually over several years.
    – via Mike Singer @ Denver Post


    He'd be great. Not sure how they could get him though

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    https://www.slcdunk.com/nba-offseaso...on-free-agency

    Whatever trade the Jazz end up doing, it should be with the focus on amplifying Donovan Mitchell’s game

    it should be to get better

    Not only did Mitchell show the playmaking ability necessary, it also showed the benefits of having bigger, longer, athletic players surrounding him on the defensive end. A lot of Utah’s defensive issues came from a lack of size on the perimeter as well as a minus defender in Bojan Bogdanovic and an aging Joe Ingles playing major minutes.

    you forgot the most glaring thing. No PF!!!

    The more you look at the Jazz roster, the more it’s clear they need to consider adjusting things.

    all you have to do is look at the roster and have watched them play all year

    Utah is also going to give Donovan Mitchell a max contract. It’s time to also give him their trust with the team.
    when he shows he can carry it at both ends sure

    Getting Harris from the Sixers gives the Jazz a big wing that can fit into the 4-spot more comfortably than Bogdanovic did last season. Swapping out Conley for Harris also provides the size the Jazz need to fill lanes on the defensive end.

    O'Neale was the 4 if you can call him or any of them that

    The most obvious problem for Utah in this scenario is Griffin’s health. Griffin hasn’t been able to stay on the floor the last few seasons. Could Utah figure out how to keep him healthy?

    no thanks. Looks like a great fit offensively if he'd be on the floor enough

    Trade 3. Mike Conley for Chris Paul
    need to get bigger not smaller

    he was also hurt. Harris if they think they can pay 3 max guys for years to come and put a team around them. If not Portis or someone else.

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    When the ball isn’t in his hands, he is an elite catch-and-shoot guy. During the season, he averaged 42 percent on catch-and-shoot threes and in the playoffs he upped it to 58 percent. Conley can play with or without the ball in his hands and affect the game in a big way. The only concern left on Conley is if a backcourt with two small guards (Conley and Donovan Mitchell) can defend at a high level. Expect to see Conley back in a Jazz uniform.
    they can't. He needs to be shopped along with Bojan and Ed. Need a starting 4. Need more size, D and depth

    With Bogdanovic out, the Jazz got really small, really fast. They started Royce O’Neale at power forward who is just 6-foot-4. What we learned is the Jazz need to add more defensive to the wing position. Dennis Lindsey confirmed this during his end of the year press conference: “Anyone with defensive integrity who is an active and athletic defender will be someone who is of interest to us,” Tony Jones tweeted out. The Jazz going small wasn’t the issue, it was having a lack of defensive minded players at the wing position. Lindsey got a clear answer on this and look for him to address it this offseason.
    O'Neale has been the starting 4 all year. They needed the bubble to see that they needed more? It was obvious before the year started and became more evident


    The Jazz’s season ended in heartbreak but with stars Mitchell and Gobert in place, they are set up for long playoff runs for the foreseeable future. A few tweaks around them is all that is needed.
    An NBA caliber starting 4 is more than a tweak

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    September 28, 2020 at 4:35 pm
    Thanks for the post.I would go the extra and get Favors back. Would be the key. In this market I would think Conley would opt in. Start he and Mitchell but make sure one of them is on the court at all times. Lock Mitchell in and do the best possible for Gobert. Keep Clarkston unless he wants more money. I would hope they can find a place for Davis without sending extras with him. Bradley, Niang, Goss, could be used as trade. Oneal showed some weak spots in the playoffs. If they could get someone very good they could throw him in as trade also. Morgan, Tucker, Brantley,oni, look like keepers. Foreman is borderline. How about getting Alec Burks back? Looks like he could be a pretty good scorer. And from what he was getting paid affordable too. I like the Sterling Brown idea also. Bucks will want to get a player to break the bank.
    I'd look to trade Ingles before O'Neale! Snyder didn't like Burks. Why bring him back? He didn't have the freedom Clarkson did and he's a better player

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    https://saltcityhoops.com/drawing-an...le-experience/

    Before Clarkson was traded to the Jazz, he had only ever played in the playoffs once, with the Cavs in 2018. His playoff appearance left much to be desired and he didn’t play often during the NBA Finals. Clarkson played well in his second playoff appearance, averaging 28 minutes and scoring 16.7 points a game during the series. The Jazz needed Clarkson and he delivered. Expect the Jazz to try to bring him back on a long-term deal.
    let's hope we've seen the last of him

    Mudiay’s playoff appearance didn’t go as well as Clarkson’s. More than anyone else on the team, Mudiay had the most to prove during the bubble. In my bubble preview I wrote that Mudiay had perhaps the best chance to “improve his stock the most for this upcoming free agency period.” By the end of the season, Mudiay was out of the rotation despite playing well while the team was without Conley in the regular season. Mudiay was going to get first crack at Bogdanovic’s remaining minutes in the postseason, but he didn’t meet the challenge, averaging just 11 minutes a game and was -1.3 on the court. This might not have been the best scenario for Mudiay to succeed since he is better with the ball in his hands than as a spot up shooter. Don’t expect to see him return to the Jazz’s roster next season.
    rather have him than Clarkson. He played well earlier in the year. More upside and cheaper

    Another question we explored pre-bubble was about the Jazz’s future depth up front. During the extended break in action, rumors came out that former Jazz big man Derrick Favors was interested in returning to Utah next season. This set up an interesting situation for Tony Bradley. During the bubble run, he could make the Jazz’s decision an easy one and show he was capable of being Rudy Gobert’s backup. The results were just so-so. The Jazz bled points during the time Gobert was on the bench. Comparing Gobert, who is a world class defender, and Bradley isn’t fair. Another thing to consider is that the Jazz perimeter defenders aren’t world class and if Bradley had more help from them he wouldn’t have looked as bad. Having Favors back would be a much better option but the Jazz will have to consider Favors’ asking price and whether it makes sense financially. (Bradley is already under contract for next season at just over $3.5 million.)
    have to consider rather you're giving up on your youngest player which is what they'd be doing

    Bradley is a good rim roller and has nice touch around the basket. Throughout the entire season he did show growth as he looked to make the case that he can become the long term answer at backup center. If the Jazz do sign Favors back, look for the Jazz to trade Bradley, maybe packaging him with Ed Davis to help unload his contract.
    let's hope we're done with Favors. He'll end up starting at the 4 and they'll be back where they were

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    https://www.deseret.com/sports/2020/...ryland-arizona

    If the Jazz are looking to fill the role of backup center through the draft, Smith would be a really good pick to fit into the Jazz system. He sets good screens, is a lob threat, and also offers a pick-and-pop option from the frontcourt.

    If? It should be where they are looking especially if they're giving up on Bradley. Defense? Could he play some 4?


    Though Nnaji has shown up in some mocks as a late first round pick, he is more likely to go in the second round. He too is a big man who has good footwork in the post and has been working significantly on his body in the offseason to compete at the NBA level, but his defense is a little suspect and he doesn’t have a perimeter game, which are likely the reasons he’ll fall into the second round.

    unless he defends he doesn't sound like their guy

    I'd look at a 1 after center. After that best player

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    https://www.deseret.com/sports/2020/...cks-miami-heat

    If they don't make serious changes and not turn back the clock with Favors than I wouldn't expect much

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    https://saltcityhoops.com/conleys-un...in-the-bubble/

    The most welcomed surprise of the season was the free agent signing of Bogdanovic. The forward averaged a career high 20.2 PPG, 2.1 APG, and 4.1 RPG. He filled the secondary scoring void for the Jazz all season and led the NBA with two buzzer-beating go-ahead shots. Utah missed him desperately during the playoffs, but it provided an opportunity for Conley to get back on track and mesh with his new team.

    defense was the problem not offense so I'm not sure how they missed Bojan deperately

    If the Jazz can get the type of production they saw from Conley in the bubble in addition to the return of Bogdanovic and whoever they acquire this offseason, this is a team that has all the pieces they need to make a deep run in the playoffs.





    need a PF. Don't see a deep run with what they have

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    https://bustingbrackets.com/2020/09/...wer-forward/6/

    Unfortunately for the Jazz, they’re looking lean at power forward. These are the players that spent at least 70 percent of their minutes at the position, per Basketball-Reference: Royce O’Neale, Georges Niang, Jeff Green. None of those players are moving the needle much as being a primary option on a playoff team.

    where's Bojan? I keep hearing he's their PF?

    Vernon Carey got buckets during his one year at Duke, never scoring less than eight points in a single contest. He generally profiles better as a center, but he could create an imposing one-two punch in the middle with Rudy Gobert.

    need a center. Have Brantley and Morgan at the 4

    One of the draft’s more confounding prospects is Zeke Nnaji, who also profiles as more of a center. He impressed during his freshman year at Arizona, outplaying some of the more well-known names in Tucson. His three-point shot is projected to come along in the years, which could create a floor-spacing option at power forward when Gobert is on the court.


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    pg 19 from France. Not sure where he is ranked. Center should be ahead of pg especially if they are getting rid of Bradley as stupid as that is

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    Default Re: 2020/2021? off season

    https://www.deseret.com/sports/2020/...-fit-nba-draft

    The Jazz already have a lot of ball-handling players with Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Joe Ingles, Jordan Clarkson and Emmanuel Mudiay, but it’s very likely that Conley will be gone after next season, there’s no telling whether or not the Jazz will be able to keep Clarkson or how long Ingles will be a reliable option and Mudiay is not good enough for the sole backup point guard minutes if the Jazz want to make a deeper run in the playoffs.

    A 19 year old will be better than Mudiay? Hard to say he won't be good enough. Ideally everyone but their centers can handle the ball in Snyder's system

    But, the Jazz also could be better served in the draft by putting defense first. That’s not saying that Maledon is a bad defender or that he can’t develop into a very reliable defender, but the Jazz should be looking at more lengthy defensive players who can switch through multiple positions. At 6-foot-4 Maledon is a great size at his position but doesn’t have the length, strength, or skill set (yet) to move around on the perimeter, especially if he gets switched onto a larger player.

    a pg with size with Mitchell sounds good. You shouldn't be expecting him to contribute though. Should be with the Stars

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