I knew the Jazz weren't going to land Mo Pete the minute I read the paper this morning and saw that Kevin O'Connor basically said that Peterson wasn't worth the MLE. Maybe his opinion will change when the Jazz wake up in March and realize that they really could have used him.
Fisher leaves and gives us an opportunity to spend a little money and get that final piece that we need to be true contenders. Unfortunately, that opportunity will be squandered because Miller is a cheap ass who will never pay the luxury tax.
Sounds a lot like what people are saying all over local Jazz radio, and I don't agree. Giricek is as good as gone, Miles is probably gone (and even if he stays he will likely ride the bench for a LONG time for not playing in the RMR), Brewer can't shoot and Almond can't play D.
Typical Utah Jazz. Larry thinks he's spent enough money so the team decides to "see what they've got in the young guys." Fisher was a much bigger loss than a lot of people want to admit and I have very little faith that the Brewer/Almond combo is going to get us back to the WCF.
Well done, Jazz Front Office.
I hope that the jazz trade giri, cj, and/or collins for a decent back up PG. That's what i'm most worried about next season for the jazz. I don't think that dee brown is quite ready to be the second jazz pg option if deron either gets injured or gets in foul trouble. Last season it felt like the jazz had to "survive" while dee was on the floor until deron could come back into the game. That's what i'm going to miss most about fisher. I honestly do think that the jazz will be ok at the 2 position though. Just as long as giricek isn't starting, i think that brewer will help the jazz if he is given playing time. We don't need him to be a jump shooter. Just a cutting, slashing, type of player like harpring to get easy, open looks.
BTW. Wasn't it Mo Pete that was guarding kobe when he scored 81 points?
Free agent Morris Peterson of the Toronto Raptors, whom the Hornets' targeted as their top priority to sign in free agency, agreed to a four-year, $23 million contract with the Hornets on Friday.
AGREED, not SIGNED.
It's not a done deal until the paperwork is signed. I shouldn't be, but I'm shocked nobody else has even noticed this little oversight. But then, when your entire goal is just to be the first person to post it, who needs facts?