I'm really glad the jazz resigned him. First and foremost b/c he is one of the, if not the only, leaders the Jazz have. His on court game really doesn't comand an enourmous amount of respect, but on and off the court all the players listen to him. Secondly, he plays harder than most players in the NBA and is a perfect example of what Solan likes in his players. This is big for the Jazz for those two main reasons. I do agree though that I would have liked to see, and still do, a real outside threat. No doubt Matt can shoot, especially when he's 100%, but he has been a lot streakier in the last two years. I'm hoping that was just his health and, praise Allah, he can be healthy the for an entire season. So here is my BOLD prediction. Not only will the Harpring stay healthly all season, but the Jazz wil make the playoffs and then..........get killed. But hey...one step at a time. This is also tied to the hope that they don't trade Boozer for far below his worth which is all they can get for him right now. But I can still see them doing it.
Harp's the man. I remember watching a game and during time out, it showed Stockton and Harp sitting next to each other on the bench. Stockton was clearly clowning on Harpring, who clearly didn't like it, which made Stockton crack up laughing. I've never seen Stock like that. Harp actually makes Stockton look like a goofball. And if that doesn't embody Sloan, I don't know what does. Kudos to the Jazz for recognizing he's a keeper. I also think Harp's gonna have a much healthier season and get closer to his 17 point average he had a couple years back. 17 points!! He's worth the money.
I think thats too long and way too much for Harpring. I don't think his knees have another 4 years left in them. He is worth the MLE, not much more. Would have been nice to have the Jazz go after some other guys before signing him so quick.