He's worth it more than Jefferson, Harris and Raja are worth what they get paid. He would make them better.
The only guy that even has the potential to give them what AK did defensively is Evans and he hasn't shown the ball handling and unselfish passing skills of AK(which are really needed with Harris at the 1) or rather he can do it consistently in a real game.
We still have no idea what AK will actually take to come back. He's supposedly asking for 9. Think he makes 5 in Russia some of which he has already made. He says he wants to be in Utah and in the NBA. They said they wanted him back. 7 or 8 is about right I'd say. Might be able to get him for considerably less? His market is drying up by the day to. NJ. Sacremento signed Hayes and Outlaw. Do they have anymore interest? Anyone else?
Larry Coon, an NBA salary cap expert and ESPN.com contributor, said the exception Utah acquired via Okur’s trade will initially count toward the team’s 2011-12 cap level. The Tribune reported last week the Jazz are expected to enter the season with a team payroll of about $64 million to $66 million, placing the franchise above the $58 million cap but below the $70 million luxury tax. The Jazz recently used part of their mid-level exception to sign Howard, adding depth at small forward.
Anyone know what this means? Initially? When doesn't it count? They have 4 to 6 mill before they pay tax? I'm sure we won't ever see them paying tax again under the new rules.
Remember how the Thunder used their cap space to steal Eric Maynor when the Jazz were desperate to shed Matt
Ouch! Tried to forget about that one. He'd sure be nice to have around now. Actually the Thunder will probably have to get rid of him now that they are over the cap and still have Westbrook, Ibaka and Harden to take care of in the not too distant future. He could be someone to get too.
Devin Harris has been a member of the Jazz for 10 months.
He still hasn’t found his comfort zone.
Limited to just 17 regular season and two preseason contests due to everything from the NBA lockout to nagging injuries, the seven-year veteran continues to search for a groove in Salt Lake City.
The lack of rhythm isn’t intentional. Harris joined the Jazz on Feb. 23 with high expectations, saying “playoffs” immediately came to mind after being rescued from New Jersey via the Deron Williams trade.
Tinsley already more comfortable running the offense.