We got our young guns in the draft. Who do we go after in the offseason? Do we make any trades (maybe a sign and trade with Harpring if he plans on leaving anyway)?? Here is a list of free agents according to USA Today :
I love Jason Terry to death. I wish we had gotten him when he signed our contract offer. But i think his asking price is too high and he may eat up too much of Deron's minutes. Which is where Mike James comes in. The dude can score. And he would be an upgrade over both Palacio or McLeod. As for the shooting guards listed, Bonzi Wells definitely has game, but he's no Jazz man. I like Flip, but he may be too selfish for Sloan's liking. And for the big men, we should go after Chris Wilcox. He doesn't seem like Jazz material either, but neither did Donyell Marshall and he had one of his best years in a jazz uniform.
As for trades, I wouldn't mind seeing the Jazz go after Magloire. I think he would fit in very nicely. But we would probably have to give up Boozer to get him. What moves should we make this summer?
What intrigues me is that the Bulls are shopping Tyson Chandler and the Hornets are willing to trade PJ Brown. The Bulls just lost Eric Piatowski to the Suns and are rumored to be getting rid of Ben Gordon, so they will probably look for another 2 guard. I would love to see the Jazz go for a Giricek/Collins/draft picks for Tyson Chandler trade. Think of it - Okur or D-Will could rain 3 point attempts while Chandler and Boozer would snag the misses and feed it back out until they went in! Sure, our 3 point percentage may still hover around 30% but if we get 70 tries a game, the Jazz win. Ha. And PJ Brown is a workhorse every team would love. Especially Sloan.
Tyson Chandler is a pretty good player. Not great, and certainly not up to his potential considering where he was drafted. He's been sort of a goat in Chicago his whole career and that's why i think he needs a fresh start somewhere else. He's been accused of not putting his all into each game, which wouldn't go over well with Sloan, but he gets by on his talent alone. He hasn't developed much offensively but the Jazz have plenty of offensive-minded big guys. We need reliable defense, shot-blocking, and offensive rebounding. He can do those things. It's just a matter of whether he can mesh in Sloan's system. But i just found out the guy comes with a price... 10 mill a year! Giricek makes 4 a year which means we'd have to sign Collins for around 5 or 6 a year. The Bulls would laugh at that. He's not worth 10 Mill.