How about this for a trade? (including Sanders & Burke is optional)
Utah: Want to clear their logjam up front, getting back a very, very good SG (perfect next to Mo in my opinion).
Milwaukee: they get rid of their small backcourt (Burke is 6'6), and get in return on of the best low post scorers in the game (perfect next to a shot-blocker like Udoh or Sanders)
This isnt that bad of a trade.
i just dont see the bucks giving away monta ellis AND larry sanders for jefferson.. burks would basically be an afterthought. maybe if there was a 3rd team.. definately not the worst trade to come up on here tho
I wouldn't call Burks an afterthought at all. He's only 21 and was one of the best players in the summer league. Has great size for a 1-2 guard.
Yeah i agree with shewlton but the question is will Jefferson resigns for the Bucks ?? no promise no trade
As a Jazz fan I honestly don't want Ellis. It was talked about a lot before the Warriors traded him to the Bucks. It's not that the trade isn't fair. I would rather the Jazz save money to sign Favors and Kanter. So I would rather them trade for expiring contracts and young players.
Jazz was playing Foye at the two spot for a while. that may have changed but Ellis is a huge upgrade over Foye. Bucks need to free minutes of Udoh and Henson. they could also move Gooden for young pieces and picks. Nets want Ilysova so maybe Bucks can get Brooks in that deal.
Sanders is nice though so moving him to a deal with a lot of bigs may give them more of a logjam unless they plan on moving Milsap and Jefferson.
The Buck are in a position to make the playoffs and they are starting to great great production out of Udoh and Sanders. Also, trading Ellis would be admiting that they screwed up the Bogut trade.. They are going to give it another year or 2. Another thing to think about is the fact that Brandon Jennings is likely to sign with another team in the offseason. .He has been public about it too.. He recently was quoted saying something about this year being a tryout for other teams.. If that happens, you would be left without any guards that are starting type players. BJ leaves and Monta takes over the scoring load.
I dont think it helps the Bucks that much. Skiles like Ellis because he doent care to get down and really defend while he is scoring 20 points a night.. And Jefferson is a decent defender but he would stay in the dog house with Skiles.. If they needed a PF/C that shot all the time and didnt defend much, they would be playing Gooden.
The Bucks are going to have to give Brandon Jennings 44 to 58 this summer. He feels he is better if not as good as any of the guys that just got extended like Curry, Lawson, DeRozan, etc. Him and Monte as a 25 million dollar back court may not be in their plans. Not that Doran Lamb and Alex Burks are the answer but they are 10 million dollars cheaper. Jefferson is a really good player but I do question how well he would pla in the up and down style Jennings prefers. Jefferson is best in the half court which fits Scott Skiles style but they have relentless gunners like Ellis and on some nights Jennings. They are a weirdly constructed team now and would still be if they made this move.
Giving up Larry Sanders is tough though, he plays the games hard and is a lot of cheap energy, rebounds and blocks to give up. They could send Udoh instead but if Jefferson doesn't resign they need him as a 5. They can control Udoh and Sanders for another season and beyond.
The reason this deal could work is that neither team is a preferred free agent destination so getting the inside track on controllable players for Utah is important. The Bucks need to get good or just be bad because they are not even doing what the Hawks did for years were you operate as a 4-5 seed that can't get over the hump. They can't get over the hump of being a 8-9-10 seed in the East. Personally I would prefer to give up Henson to giving Udoh or Sanders even though that won't be a popular idea here.
The main parts were Jefferson and Ellis indeed, Sanders has high value now but will he produce in the future? Better trade a player like him now, instead of resigning him for big bucks he ain't worth (like Ilyasova).