Talking Trade Possibilities and Dan’s Goodbye – Salt City Hoops Saturday Show

January 14th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen

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On this episode, Andy Larsen, Austin Horton and Dan Clayton talk about the current state of the Utah Jazz. We begin by talking about Gordon Hayward’s injury: is it real, or a convenient injury so the Jazz lose more games? We evaluate what a hip flexor strain means. We then look at the trade talk around the Jazz. How likely is it that Richard Jefferson, Brandon Rush, or even Gordon Hayward are traded? We significantly disagree. Finally, we say goodbye to Dan Clayton. Dan will still be a part of Salt City Hoops, but he’s moving to New York City, so his radio appearances will be short in supply. We give him a little tribute. All that and more on this week’s Saturday Show!

 

Note: we accidentally cut off the first minute of the show. Sorry!

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

2 Comments

  1. Clint Johnson says:

    I really like Marvin Williams as a stretch four and always have. I thought that was his best use since the Jazz procured him. But I do not see a way to keep him past the trade deadline so long as Kanter is coming off the bench. There is not a single overriding purpose to this season, not even get a high draft pick. Management is also trying to assess the young pieces they have. That assessment is likely a failure as long as the question about the Favors/Kanter pairing is as opaque as it is now. Trading Williams improves the probability of getting a high pick plus forces Corbin to try to solve the Favors + Kanter problems by starting both, so I find it hard to believe it won’t happen.

    • Ken McKnight says:

      I think the Jazz need to improve through the draft. I think they have some good pieces, but not enough. I do not think any player in this years draft will help immediately. We need to go after a top free agent that the Jazz think that will help strengthen their team. I think Kanter might be in trade discussions. I think him and Favors playing at the same time makes this team too slow. I do not know who they would trade for, but I believe that shooting and team speed need to be addressed. I do not care what position as long as the player is long, athletic and skilled.

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