A move really does need to happen, this log jam cannot go on anymore. Favors needs more mintues, 21.8 MFG is just not enough for him, and would only help his devlopment if he got that starting spot. He is a 2 year pro now, so he is not being thrust into the starting spot. Also this frees up time for Kanter who is only getting 14 MPG.
The question is who wil go. They are both 28 (Milsap about to turn 28 in a few days).
I have heard a few rumors/reports that they are in favor of trading Milsap over Jefferson, but you cannot put to much stock into those rumors.
Al is netting almost 17/10 on the season and Milsap is putting up almost 15/8, both averging a couple of dimes each.
Who do you think is the player to go here? Or do you think they will stay put for the moment? If so, what are some possible trades.
I was thinking about this. Maybe make a few calls regarding both players and see which one has more trade value. Id personally trade Al Jefferson because Kanter and Favors are clearly lowpost players where as Millsap can play a more stretch type of 4. Millsap and Favors just males more sense to me.
Only ting about trying to trade Jefferson is his massive contract, which is 15 Mil but it is expiring.
Another thing to consider... is that Jefferson is a good low post scorer, while neither Kanter nor Favors are just yet. Millsap's mid range scoring could be substituted by someone else now. In a possible future scenario in which the starting frontcourt features both Kanter and Favors, I'd imagine that Kanter would be the one stepping out from the post for the midrange shot. Not necessarily the way to go.
In the meantime, if Jefferson leaves, this season is over for the Jazz IMO...
Honestly this has been said every year for the past 3 years, you make a move this year perfect timing, Plan and simple. The thing that concerns me is that Big Al has never really a part of a contending team, great player but I believe Milsap has move willingness to win. Favors alongside of Milsap makes more sense, Big AL and Favors would clog up the middle, Milsap can hit the mid range. This team has a dire need for a pure point gaurd to fully expose Favors game. 3 big man rotation can work with Favors/Milsap/Kanter. Need a more improved guards to be a contending team
Both are on expiring contracts, to me it should be the cheaper one, both are going to get paid quite a bit, but I think Al is going to be getting at least 13 mil a year from someone, whereas with Millsap I can see anywhere from 10-12 mil a year. Honestly, I think they should trade whoever nets them the most value back in a deal. If I were Utah I'd try to see if I can pry Eric Bledsoe away from the Clips, although I doubt they'd take on another high salary guy who'll probably leave this summer.
idk but it would be neat if somehow okc amnesty perkins and went after one of them next season.
Like King said, if they make a move now, it should be Milsap. I think more teams will rather him, and the Jazz can expect more for him. Also, as the team is currently, the entire offense revolves around Jefferson. Any chance of continuing their pace into the playoffs, then making some nose once there, is dependent on them keeping Jefferson. Unless of course they brought in a play making pg. even more than pt, Favors and Kanter needs more playoff experience.
trade jefferson, he will be making more. Milsap fits good with kanter and favors. They need to find a good young point guard. I think MCW would be a good fit if they could find a way to get him, they will probably have to trade up in the draft. But if there was any way they could trade jefferson and/or their pick to get him it would be worth it.