Dante Exum’s Injury and PG Options – Salt City Hoops Show

August 6th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
(Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Oh no. On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, we talk about Dante Exum’s torn ACL injury and the consequences thereof. What does it mean for Dante Exum’s career? What do we think of the point guard options on the roster: Trey Burke, Bryce Cotton, and Raul Neto? If the Jazz do try to sign an outside point guard, what are their options, and who should they go for? All of these questions are discussed at length on this week’s show. Hardwood Paroxysm editor Ian Levy joins us to discuss his Exum article and his new-found promotion to full-time basketball writing. All that and more on this week’s Salt City Hoops Show!

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen is the Managing Editor of Salt City Hoops, the ESPN TrueHoop affiliate for the Utah Jazz. He also hosts a radio show and podcast every week on ESPN700 AM in Salt Lake City.
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One Comment

  1. Wu Hao says:

    Love the show as usual. Great stuff about the very unfortunate injury to Exum.

    With regards to extensions for players, my understanding of the current CBA is that you can extend any non rookie scale contracts of 4 or more years during the summer after year 3. I believe only Favors (unless Hayward opts in early) is eligible and not until summer of 2017 (is that the CBA opt out year?) based on those criteria.

    To get around the 7.5% max raises, teams like okc (with collison) and Denver (with Chandler and Gallo) renegotiated the final year of the players’ contracts up to a higher salary and in return got the extension years without having to deal with free agency.

    So if Favors makes approximately 12 million in 2018 the jazz could renegotiate that up to 25 million (or something similar just under his max) for 2018 and then have him sign a 3 year extension (2019-22) at 7.5% raises starting at 25 million (his new 2018 salary), rather than 12 million (his old salary).

    Unfortunately, I don’t see a way for the Jazz to extend Hayward before he hits free agency because he would have to opt in to his fourth year before the summer of 2017 when the Jazz can officially begin extension negotiations. Maybe they get a wink-wink deal done, but it’s probably not legal cba-wise.

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