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Jazz believed to have traded for Al Jefferson

As a Jazz fan, I can only say that I'm incredibly excited. Went into this off-season feeling that really the best-case scenario might have been re-signing Korver and Wesley Matthews. Now this! Jefferson is just entering his prime. He will force with Millsap and Okur one of the most dangerous, powerful and dynamic front courts in the league. Here's a snippet of how he compares to Boozer:

Over the last 3 seasons:

PPG:
Jefferson: 20.1
Boozer: 19.5

Rebounds:
Boozer: 10.7
Jefferson: 10.4

Blocks:
Jefferson: 1.4
Boozer: 0.4 (lol)

Games played
Jefferson: 208
Boozer: 196

Age:
Jefferson: 25
Boozer: 29

Salary:
Jefferson: 3 years/$42 million
Boozer: 5 years/$76 million

The Jazz have some very talented wings in Hayward, Miles (14.4 ppg in playoffs, 5 seasons still just 23) and Kirilenko (who is also a juicy $17.8 million expiring contract). If they can add another wing, maybe an explosive one (Shannon Brown????) I say they're a contender.


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Who

are they trading for Jefferson? They have to be giving up something

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Do you have a link, good sir?

Do you have a link, good sir?

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i just saw on twitter some

i just saw on twitter some source from utah said a move was made that was very big and he couldnt wait to divulge it. At first i just thought they kept mathews but now that i think about it, that doesnt seem like very big news. So is it Jefferson?

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yeah he couldnt comment but

yeah he couldnt comment but its thought to be jefferson. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700047695/Jazz-trade-for-Al-Jefferson...

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Wow. NBA needs to do

Wow. NBA needs to do something about these salary dump trades.

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This would be beautiful. He's

This would be beautiful. He's a lot younger and a much better shot blocker than Boozer was.

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Another similarity

Injuries.

I still like Al Jeff more. This is good for Utah. A little younger, and a guy who put up those numbers while Kevin Love was taking points and rebounds away from him. Also, Boozer put those numbers up with Deron, and Al Jeff put those numbers up with a rookie point guard and Ramon Sessions. Give Boozer a scoring point guard and give Al Jeff a pg who can run the floor and consistently put up double digit assists, this is a flippin STEAL for Utah.

Love mah boy Gordon. He loves the game

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well this changes my stance

well this changes my stance on utah this coming season. Also glad to see KLove get the opportunity to battle beasley for the starting pf spot casue im pretty confident he'll win that battle. Anyone know what utah is giving up becasue i think minnesota would have to be insane to get rid of jefferson strictly for salary reasons.

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Don't plan any parades

Al Jefferson is a good pickup, and better than Boozer if he can stay healthy, but I don't think he puts the Jazz over the top... maybe one step closer.

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They're talking about it on

They're talking about it on MN's AM Radio station, KFAN, it will be their TPE from the Boozer sign and trade to Chicago, Gordon Hayward, and two first round picks.

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First good move for the jazz

First good move for the jazz and second i think if the twolves can get a 1st rounder this is a good trade to me for both teams. Because with all the young players the twovles have and with love and jefferson being so similar they needed to do something. This helps with cap and the growth of their young players. I will have to see the details tomarrow but i might actually approve of something kahn has done.

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I dont think they would trade

I dont think they would trade Hayward without letting him play first.

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I guess Hayward is a small

I guess Hayward is a small forward so Minny wants him.

they already have Brewer, Webster, Johnson, Beasley, why not add another?

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who's saying gordan hayward

who's saying gordan hayward is involved? ANyways, if this happens for scraps, then i have to scratch my head at the rest the league. Teams should be stepping up with offers to get jefferson left and right.

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Nooo

I do not like this. Not one bittzies.

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money, what do you not like

money, what do you not like about Jefferson?

Im not saying hes all-that-good, but seems like a more than solid replacement for Boozer

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love wont have to battle

love wont have to battle beasley..from what i read they are gonna play beasley at the 3

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The Mavericks have to step up

The Mavericks have to step up their offer and get Jefferson. If they get him they will be looking pretty good.

Same goes for the Jazz if they pull this off.

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im guessing ak and his

im guessing ak and his expiring contract is involved

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I wonder how much Sloan will

I wonder how much Sloan will like Jefferson, who's probably more of a pure talent than Boozer is, but not as hard-working on D. Sloan doesn't really like guys who play the type of D that Jefferson does. He's got the talent to be a more than adequate replacement for Boozer, but I question whether Sloan would like him. He's not a classic Sloan player.

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i doubt ak is involved, the

i doubt ak is involved, the jazz had a trade exception for 14 million and they could take back jefferson without giving up anyone. And im sure the wolves would rather take back no one then ak and his 17 mill.

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oh they got a trade

oh they got a trade exception...didnt know that

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Well

What does he fix for the Jazz?

Is he a good defender? No.

Is he a great shot-blocker? No.

On top of everything, he didn't crack 50% shooting from the field, he has a low basketball IQ and he isn't a good free throw shooter.

He doesn't fit the system, he doesn't solve any of our problems and he would only contribute to our payroll problems.

Why would we trade for him? He can score down low and rebound. What else? He's not a team player and he has never been a winner.

Boozer, Korver, Matthews/Hayward and draft picks for Jefferson does NOT make us a better team.

Stupid, stupid trade. Stupid. I hate this. The Jazz suck.

On the other hand, I love this for the Timberwolves. They finally lose Jefferson. Too bad I'm not a T'Wolves fan.

Stupid.

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I'm a Wolves fan. A great

I'm a Wolves fan. A great big one (go ahead and laugh). Life for me has been hard the past few years. :(

I won't believe any trade rumors until I see it finalized.

But seriously, Kahn is picking up SF's like they are a priceless commodity.

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I have no idea what runs

I have no idea what runs through David Khan's head. Last year he had to sign ever guard that he saw, now he's forward crazy. Logistically speaking, you guys will rack up on centers next.

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I think the only way Kahn can

I think the only way Kahn can save his job at this point is if somehow the Wolves manage to improve at least by ten games this year, or if somehow he puts together some massive crazy trade that magically fixes all the Wolves’ positional overloads and lands them someone very valuable.

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sloan

if this move happens....sloan will have him working hard and playing with ah top notch allstar caliber pg can only help his game .....

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That's

That's a nice, positive attitude. I'm much more pessimistic on the subject...

I just hope that the trade never materializes...

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