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My argument would be that you could say this exact same thing, word for word, with Gordon Hayward (except he's 24, but only 5 months older than Stephenson). He's a better offensive player and has no off-court concerns as well. I would pay more for Hayward than I would for Stephenson.

 

The difference is Utah is going to match any offer to Hayward (a restricted FA). I would like him too but realistically I cant us getting him

 

Stephenson is very much available

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The difference is Utah is going to match any offer to Hayward (a restricted FA). I would like him too but realistically I cant us getting him

 

Stephenson is very much available

 

pay him max. fug it

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I dont think either Lance or Hayward is really going to be an option. 

 

Talked with my friend in Indiana about Lance and they love him. He said they really want him back and trading Danny Granger was really a move motivated by resigning Lance. Turner will be set free after the season.... Just his opinion on the team. 

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The one position that an be easily upgraded is the backup PG.  LR is really bad and Kemba has some shitacular nights and also gets dinged up some.  

 

Hendo's game has dropped off since he got that contract.  I think you can have one of Hendo and MKG on the team, but not both.  

 

I'm cautiously hoping that Zeller continues to improve and replaces McBob.  McBob is needed for ball movement, but he isn't a great rebounder and occasionally disappears for games.

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Hendo holds back the offense bc you dont know what you will get from him.

He has the skills to be a solid shooting guard but he is content to pass the ball and still has not progressed as a good outside threat but has the range.

It just seems like a work ethic thing and he is still too lefty strong which makes him super guardable.

Its sad bc he has elite athletic ability but just seems not to have the Bball IQ you want from a guard. More just a good athlete off the bench...i hate that his second half of last season is his outlier and not what he seemingly was becoming.

Fool us once...

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Didn't McRoberts take less money when he signed the contract bc he felt we was actually wanted here. I don't see him leaving bc of this.

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We need more than just a "solid" 3rd option.

I don't care how much you hate Lance or if you can't seem to warm up to him, the guy can play ball. If you want to win, you better pray we grab him for the long run before anyone else.

On another note, I hate mkg as our 3. However, We could deal with a defense only guy at the 3 if we got a potential allstar at 2. It all makes sense, you just have to put aside personal opinion.

As far as money goes, we have plenty. We could sign a max plus more next year. Even if we overpay a great player, we are in position to secure what we have and add better role players.

I believe we find out how much our front office wants to win this offseason. Very important for us.

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I disagree with bringing in melo entirely because of age.

I don't just want to win once and go back to below .500 2-3 years later. I want to build a team that forms a reputation of winning so that we are able to be a solid team year in year out.

Players want to win.(most of them)

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I think Blatche would be a nice big off the bench for Al. Will probably need a backup pg and while I respect Sessions, My first option would be Devin Harris and then Patty Mills. While those guys are unrestricted, the one restricted that jumps out at me is Chandler Parsons. Chandler would be a fantastic number 3 option for us behind Al and Kemba.

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