Salt City Hoops Saturday Show – Analyzing the Biedrins/Jefferson/Rush Deal

July 9th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen

On this week’s show, Andy Larsen and Ben Gaines analyze the big trade with the Golden State Warriors, in which the Warriors sent Biedrins, Jefferson, Rush, two first rounders, and two second rounders to the Jazz in exchange for Kevin Murphy. There were significant financial costs to the deal, but was it worth it?

Then, we invited Nate Parham of Golden State of Mind onto the show to learn a little bit more about the players received in the deal. Can Biedrins and Jefferson help the Jazz at all this season, or are they a lost cause? How does Brandon Rush fit into the roster? How about the personalities of these guys, and in particular, Andris Biedrins. Can we learn anything about them? (Hint: Sidney Lowe is no longer the only Jazzman with an iffy history with the tax man!) All that, plus a Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson retrospective, on this week’s 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.
Andy Larsen


  1. Jeremy Bowers says:

    Thanx Andy, love the show. Any chance we can get it on iTunes?

  2. Jesse says:

    I don’t know exactly what the Jazz future plans are. But I do know that this move was very deliberate. They know what they want. They have the young starting lineup they wanted, a bunch of expiring contracts that will leave the Jazz with over 35 million to spend after this upcoming season and more draft picks than the New England Patriots.
    This has been a very smooth execution. This guy from San Antonio has a plan and it’s very well thought out.
    I like it so far and am excited to see what the future holds for Jazz basketball.

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