Was thinking about a plan to create as much money for free agency as possible this offseason.
Utah trades: Ed Davis, 2023 UTA 2nd, 2024 UTA 2nd, cash
Team X trades: nada
Someone will take us up on this. They pay part of Ed Davis' contract and get two seconds that - while in the future - still hold some value.
Jazz trade: Mike Conley Jr., 2020 UTA 1st (23), 2021 GSW 2nd, 2024 CLE 2nd, cash
Jazz receive: nada
Great guy, bad fit. Mitchell is our point guard.
Bulls trade: Otto Porter Jr.
Bulls receive: Mike Conley Jr.
Chicago gets a veteran point guard to steady the ship and mentor their young guys. Conley probably helps them make the playoffs next season.
Knicks trade: Bobby Portis, 2020 CHA 2nd (38)
Knicks receive: Otto Porter Jr., 2020 UTA 1st (23), 2024 CLE 2nd
Knicks add a first, and takes the chance that Otto Porter Jr. might be moveable at the deadline for value, esp. considering the 2021 free agency class.
Charlotte trades: nada
Charlotte receives: Bobby Portis, 2020 CHA 2nd (38), 2021 GSW 2nd, cash
MJ is cheap, so I don't think the Knicks can be cut out. But in this case they get another 4/5 that can shoot, and they also get their second round pick back, plus another late 2nd in the future (for whatever that's worth), and cash.
This opens up about $37 million in cap space (if we were to renounce Jordan Clarkson - which I doubt we do). I assume we resign Clarkson. I think $8 million a year is fair, and I wouldn't go much over that ($10 million max, but I don't see him as worth more than Royce). So, $27 million to play with (assuming the $10 million). We'd basically be competing with only Minnesota to sign free agents that want to play for a potentially good team.
I'd imagine the goal would be a power forward and shooting guard, and that we'd prioritize defense at the power forward position. I also assume that Evan Fournier would be our top target, and an easy get w/Rudy. Don't hate it, basically becomes another JJ Reddick type for us. I'd imagine he'd sign for $15-18 million (let's say $15), leaving plenty of room for a good power forward. I'd want to target Jerami Grant (say $10/yr), just seems perfect for what we do. Use the remainder to bring back Mudiay ($2/yr). We could fill out the roster by using the room MLE on a defensive stopper (Craig?). In this way we'd basically have 'moved' Favors for Bojan, and Rubio + 3 1sts for Fournier/Grant. Not the greatest, but not horrific, and I think the roster is balanced after. Then we just go bargain hunting for a center (Ante Zizic?).
I think that team is pretty nasty, and the bench would be nuts. Tons of scoring, and playing with the capulator, I think we'd be hovering under the luxury tax once Mitchell and Rudy are resigned.
JazzMatt13 wrote:just because I think aliens probably have to do with JFK, doesn't mean my theory that Jazz will never get Wiggins, isn't true.