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Old 04-21-2016, 08:49 PM   #16
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the Jazz need to extend the contract of head coach Quin Snyder. Snyder will be entering the last season of his contract, and the job he has done certainly warrants a long extension. There is absolutely no reason to let things play out next season where Snyder could be pried away by another team when his contract is up. Lindsey wanted to build a culture centered on player development, and Snyder is the key piece in this. Players from Gordon Hayward to Derrick Favors have grown leaps and bounds since Snyder’s arrival.

This season includes the development of rookie Trey Lyles under Snyder and staff, who looks like a completely different player than the one that started the season. Keeping Snyder should be priority No. 1 for the Jazz.
He's got a lot to prove. Hard for me to get past Withey not playing. Was obvious in pre-season he should have been playing.

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Lindsey can also begin talking with Derrick Favors on restructuring and extending his contract. Next season, Favors is scheduled to be paid $11 million, and the year after about $12 million. The Jazz could restructure Favors’ contract now and extend the years.


He might be able to get an extension but you can't restructure it. It's not the NFL.


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The first reason the Jazz should do this is Favors is clearly underpaid (Enes Kanter is making $17 million next year!) and with the NBA salary cap increasing over the next couple of seasons, the Jazz have money to spend.
The other reason is to get Favors more money now so hopefully he will take a little less than his market value on the end of his contract. For example, they could restructure his contract to pay him $20 million a season for four years, giving him an extra 16 million over the first two years. In the third and fourth years, the Jazz could have the contract increase a little but hopefully less than market value. The Jazz would like to save any money they can with all the players coming up for contract extensions.

If they could give him a signing bonus with all the money they have this year and have him take less money later that would be ideal. Don't think they can though.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:50 PM   #17
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The Jazz can also begin negotiating Rudy Gobert’s next contract. Keeping the defensive force is an absolute must. Gobert will require a huge offer, and deservingly so, but the Jazz do have the leverage as Gobert would only become a restricted free agent in 2017. This would give the Jazz the option to match any offer, similar to how they handled Gordon Hayward’s contract a couple years ago. But teams will be lining up to try to steal Gobert away, and the Jazz will get a huge offer they would have to match anyway.


If the Jazz can get a deal done before Gobert hits free agency (like Favors), they can lock him up longer and have more control on how the contract is written, unlike the Hayward deal where his agent negotiated a chance to opt out a year early. Gobert might also like to avoid a year's worth of questions regarding his contract status.

He needs to be given the 5 year max deal rather that is this year or next. You don't want him to sign an offer sheet. He's the cornerstone of the team rather anyone else sees it or not.

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What is Burke worth on the market? If Burke did request a trade and wasn’t traded at the deadline, the market for him must be bare. The Jazz probably could get a second-round pick for him, but they already have a few of those in their pocket. The Jazz may want to consider trading their draft bust for another draft bust. An example is swapping Burke for Sacramento’s Ben McLemore. Depending on what happens with Rajon Rondo, Sacramento may be be needing another point guard. McLemore would add some shooting to the roster, and it was rumored that he requested a trade also.

Might have to eat his last year. He can score from mid range. That's about it. Not a lot of desire for that these days.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:51 PM   #18
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Adding a player to be their fourth wing either through a trade, draft or free agency is something the Jazz will need to consider. Getting a veteran and a tough nose defender would be ideal, but how many quality wings will want to sign up to play the role of the fourth wing off the bench?

If Ingles could play like he did at the end of the past two seasons all year he could be the guy but ideally Exum will be taking those minutes. I see the rotation right now as Gobert, Favors, Hayward, Hood, Burks, Mack, Neto, Lyles and Exum. The rest of team could change.
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If Booker comes back, he is most likely the fourth big and sometimes fifth, depending if the Jazz add another big or if the Jazz keep Withey, whose rim protection is key to have on court when Favors and Gobert are on the bench. Booker might not want this role and could choose to leave himself.
Withey was so key he didn't play. I think ideally Booker is a 5th or 6th big on a good team. He didn't complain when Gobert emerged and he wasn't playing before Enes was traded so I'm hoping a front loaded contract where they severely over pay him next year will keep him around. Any free agent they go after I would think they would want to front load it.

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They could always opt to sign another center instead, but with Favors’ ability to play both the power forward and center position and with Withey, who played well in limited minutes, plus Tibor Pleiss, the need for another five isn’t high.

Withey needs to go where he'll be appreciated. I'd guess him or Pleiss will be gone probably both.

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Next season the Jazz have 11 fully guaranteed contracts: Exum, Neto, and Burke at point guard, Hood and Burks at shooting guard, small forward Hayward and Ingles, Favors and Lyles as power forward and lastly down low Gobert and Pleiss. But the odds of Burke being on the roster are thin. Mack, Johnson and Withey are partially guaranteed but Mack looks like a lock to take Burke’s spot on the roster. That leaves only four positions for Lindsey to play with. The competition for these spots are the first-round draft pick, a second-round draft pick or two, Withey, Johnson or any free agent that is signed.

I'd guess after the core 9 anything could happen especially with Lindsey and the coaching staff finally thinking winning.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:56 PM   #19
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I certainly hope so, can't take much more of these BS seasons. What I want to see is if Hayward is a part of their longterm plans or not. He's going to get paid, we'll just see if it's the Jazz doing the paying or not.

Like the other quote said where Exum could play 1-3, that seems ideal with Exum back in case Burks gets injured or if he actually proves to be a better option than Mack and/or Neto

I think they'll pay Hayward. The question is will he take less money to go elsewhere? That's why they have to play to win this year.

I see Exum as another playmaking wing with his size. Hopefully he'll be able to run the offense eventually like Mack did but right now if he can defend and hit an open shot it would be huge.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:58 PM   #20
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:05 PM   #21
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I don’t plan on the Jazz being a contender. I just expect them to be good enough to be interesting and — dare I say it? — a little above average.

Seems the organization has always been fine with that as long as the money keeps rolling in.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:50 PM   #22
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There are some question marks about Gobert's game. The center missed 18 games with a knee injury this season and his offensive game is anything but refined at this point. More troubling, however, might be the number of times Gobert was off the court as Snyder matched up against another team's small lineups. Nevertheless, Gobert is among the league's best rim protectors and a key piece of Utah's seventh-ranked defense.

He can guard anyone so that's on Snyder.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:01 PM   #23
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Funny that the big argument for replacing Millsap with Favors was D.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:04 PM   #24
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http://saltcityhoops.com/2015-16-jazz-swot-analysis/

I knew Withey had to be better than Favors. Rudy-lite. Don't understand him not being the first or second big off the bench.

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Projection: Improvement if Withey receives more minutes, especially if that allows Favors to play more exclusively at power forward

I can't see next year being any different.

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Midrange Shooting (eight to 16 feet)
  • 41.3% (11th) on 13.1 FGA (7th)
  • Assets: Mack 46.6%, Lyles 44.6%, Hayward 44.1%
  • Liabilities: Gobert 33.3%, Burks 33.3%, Favors 39.7%
  • Projection: Improvement from Favors, who should concentrate on expanding his range after jumping 12 percentage points in FG% from 5-9 feet, and Hood, via greater consistency
Surprised Hood isn't better. He needs to play in there more when his 3 isn't falling.

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Neither Strength nor Weakness (9): Provides neither a significant advantage or disadvantage over average NBA competition.
Scoring at the Rim
  • 57.8% (17th) on 28 FGA within five feet
  • Assets: Favors 67% on 373 FGA
  • Liabilities: Burke 47.1% on 136 FGA
  • Projection: Improved efficiency with a Exum/Mack/Neto rotation at point guard
Npt sure how you can expect it to be better. Trey at least went to the rim. Exum rarely did.

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4) Improve the bench via free agency, especially by targeting a defensive specialist at the wing.

They already have that in Exum assuming he's able to rebound from his injury and Johnson.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:40 PM   #25
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Bobby Marks: Memphis now joins the 14 non playoff teams eligible to make trades. Only players under contract in 16-17 w/o a player option are eligible.
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Funny that the big argument for replacing Millsap with Favors was D.
Wait what? The article didn't talk about that, but I get what you're saying. I didn't really pay attention to Millsap's D back in the day, all I remember is people saying he was too small for the 4 and not fast enough for the 3.

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Improve the bench via free agency, especially by targeting a defensive specialist at the wing.
I honestly think the bench is fine. This team just under-achieved and got hurt throughout the year. Helping the bench couldn't hurt obviously, but Snyder just needs to play Withey more and guys need to play up to their competition.
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:56 PM   #27
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Wait what? The article didn't talk about that, but I get what you're saying. I didn't really pay attention to Millsap's D back in the day, all I remember is people saying he was too small for the 4 and not fast enough for the 3.


I honestly think the bench is fine. This team just under-achieved and got hurt throughout the year. Helping the bench couldn't hurt obviously, but Snyder just needs to play Withey more and guys need to play up to their competition.

Going to have to replace Withey with someone they like. I like the bench too but you can always get better. They'll be replacing Burke and Withey or Pleiss probably both I'd think and I imagine Booker. There is a rotation spot open.
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3-5 in games decided by 3 points or less and 5-5 in OT games. Inability to close out close games seems to be one of the other things that stopped them from making the playoffs.

Memphis were 6-2 in <3 games, Dallas were 5-4 in<3 and 8-4 in OT, Clippers were also 6-2 in <3 and 5-1 in OT and Rockets 4-2 in OT. Only oddity is the Blazers who were 0-6 in <3 games.
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3-5 in games decided by 3 points or less and 5-5 in OT games. Inability to close out close games seems to be one of the other things that stopped them from making the playoffs.

Memphis were 6-2 in <3 games, Dallas were 5-4 in<3 and 8-4 in OT, Clippers were also 6-2 in <3 and 5-1 in OT and Rockets 4-2 in OT. Only oddity is the Blazers who were 0-6 in <3 games.

The main reason I think they would have been in at least 5th place if Withey was playing. Lyles minutes hurt them early in the year especially.
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