Monday, January 4, 2010

Shuffle the Deck

We're approaching the mid-point of the season and it is abundantly clear that the Jazz is not a title contender. In fact, the way we're playing, I'm not even sure we're a playoff team. So I wasn't surprised when I read that Kevin O'Connor is actively exploring trades, and the Jazz could make a move as soon as tomorrow.

So here's my suggestion: The Jazz send Boozer and Kosta to the Warriors for Maggette and Randolph. The Warriors clear up some playing time for their young shooting guards, get two healthy post players, and create some cap space for next offseason. The Jazz get a shooting guard who can create his own shot and get to the free throw line, and a young power forward with star potential. Plus, the Jazz would save some serious cash.

I know that Maggette's contract is bigger and longer than it should be, and Randolph plays a lot like AK and can be a bit of a head case, but I think both could thrive playing in Sloan's system and alongside DWill.

If you still aren't convinced, watch some of these highlights Randolph put up against the Jazz.


Pasty Gangsta said...

If nothing else, the last week proves the Jazz need to blow this team up. Losses to Denver and NO at home. . . unacceptable with a healthy team. We are a .500 club at best. What's really frustrating is that we went to the Western Conference Finals with essentially the same team. Now we have more experience. We should be getting better every year, not worse.

We have to play Boozer to increase his trade value, even though those minutes should be going to Millsap. AK is having a terrible year. We won't be able to completely rebuild until we're out of some of those contracts, but it's time to start trying. said...

The chap is completely right, and there's no skepticism.