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Horncats interested in Al Jefferson

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16 + is probably too much.

14-15mil, I'd sign him in a heart beat.

For how long? D:

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For how long? D:

4-5 years

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4-5 years

I'd be okay with that, I just hope MJ isn't anywhere near this deal...

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I like Jefferson, he's got a go to skill (post scoring) and his game isnt based on athleticism so I'm not worried about him declining with age.

 

What does worry me is that he has always played for bad teams.  Obviously his teammates play a big part in that, but the last time his team won a playoff game he was a rookie in Boston playing back-up center behind Raef Lafrentz

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What does worry me is that he has always played for bad teams. Obviously his teammates play a big part in that, but the last time his team won a playoff game he was a rookie in Boston playing back-up center behind Raef Lafrentz

How does that worry you? For example only, does it worry you if we want to go after a Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Monroe or Cousins in the future. I bet you wouldn't at all, and those are guys who hasn't even taste winning before. Big Al is the closet thing that will get us near the Playoffs.

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Even if we end up with zero draft picks in next years draft we still will have assets like future picks and young players that can get us back in next year's draft.

But even if we don't get in the draft we have a poo ton of money coming off the books again. Which means even if we miss the draft we will have the money to get actual proven high quality players.

Next years draft is still an unknown. What if some of them aren't as good as you think they are now or some of them do what Smart from OK State did and go back to possibly be the #1 pick instead of the #4 of #5 pick.

What happens if we don't sign Jefferson but our players continue to develop, Zeller proves he is a player, and we still win 30-35 games? We would be in the same boat only without one of the best offensive centers in the league.

All decent points but addressing the last on in particular. If we won that many games without Al that would be awesome and preferable in my opinion. I guess it boils down to the fact Im not a huge fan of Jefferson. Im not saying he is a bad player but I don't see him as someone worth building around. And giving him a huge contract says he is that kind of player. If he came here for around 4 years 44 million im all for it but 4 years 60+ million is a massive overpay in my admittedly biased opinion.

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I read where people expect something like 70 mill over 4 years.   Bynum at like 75-80 mill over 4.  I'd rather take Jefferson than Bynum's issues though.

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Yeah Jefferson is underrated.  Like I said, ive never been a fan, but I would GLADLY take Jefferson at 4/70.  Id almost bet if he signs here, he would be an all-star.  Not exactly thrilled about paying him on average 17.5 million(Id do 4 yr, 60 mil tops) but hes a big who can score and rebound the basketball.  This also takes the pressure off of Zeller to become the go to scorer down low, and allows Biyombo less pressure to develop quickly. 

 

 

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I read where people expect something like 70 mill over 4 years. Bynum at like 75-80 mill over 4. I'd rather take Jefferson than Bynum's issues though.

If they pay him that much it is an absolute horrible move.

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If they pay him that much it is an absolute horrible move.

 

Big men are expensive, especially 18ppg 9rpg 1bpg ones.  That's just the nature of the business.  We'll still have plenty of money left over when Gordon's deal ends and we can amnesty Tyrus.   Chris Bosh makes more than that and I think  Jefferson @ 70 would be a bit more fair. 

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I just can't wait for tomorrow. I'm almost sure that by tomorrow night, Big Al will be a Buzzcats. It may be just me, but I think he's a good guy to be the face of the franchise. I will def go watch more games if he signs here. FO have been preaching about making a big move in FA, and this clearly is. At least they know who they want, and doing it early. This move is pretty much a done deal already if the rumors are true.

I love what Rich Cho has done with this team in his short time here. He has a plan set up and is staying true to it. He's not hesitating and second guessing what he wants to do. He know exactly what to do. He took MKG. He didn't listen to the outsiders' point about Cody. He took him at no4 bc he done his work on the kid. No hesitation there. Now, he's going after Big Al, and this is the kind thing I look for from a good GM.

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How does that worry you? For example only, does it worry you if we want to go after a Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Monroe or Cousins in the future. I bet you wouldn't at all, and those are guys who hasn't even taste winning before. Big Al is the closet thing that will get us near the Playoffs.

 

The difference is those guys are young and have only played for one team, while Jefferson has been in the NBA for 9 seasons. 

 

It doesnt make him a bad player, its just something to watch out for.  Honestly I dont care about what happened in Boston and Minny because those were bad teams, but it seems weird that Utah would choose to blow up the team and trade Deron a few months after they traded for Jefferson.

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