Trade idea for UTA/HOU
Al Jefferson for Kevin Martin staight swap.
Utah has a load of PF and Centres and could do with a SG as Alec Burks may not be ready to start yet. Also Houston is lacking a starting Centre.
This is a very good trade idea. The Jazz lack in the frontcourt and need a scorer, which is exactly what Kevin Martin can bring. The Rockets are a center away from contending in the West, and you can't go wrong with a guy like Al Jefferson. He is a big that can score and play solid defense, and he's an upgrade over every center on that roster.
I don't know if the salaries match, but if they did this would be a good trade on both sides in my personal opinion.
Al Jefferson has never won on any team at any level. Hw is a stat player period ./.. you certainly do not trade your best player in Kevin Martin for him.
Then what would be have on the perimeter? All this trade does is erase one weakness but makes another.
Really don't see Scola and Jefferson working out together. They have a pretty similar skill set. Both are under the basket bigs with huge array of offensive post moves, both show decent rebounding and post defense, neither are great help defenders. I guess Scola probably has a slightly better mid range game so a high low thing might work but don't know if it would be a hand in glove fit.
Pretty fair deal talent wise, but positionally it helps Utah more than Houston. They could throw in CJ Miles to make Houston's wing loss a little less painful.
I'm a Rockets fan, and although this would make sense on a few levels, and a solid value deal, I'd rather put a defensive big beside Scola (if we keep him).
Either way, we need a C badly.