Interesting that they were willing to part with Millsap.
Report: Jazz targeted Ryan Anderson
PM ETUtah Jazz Recommend0 Comments1Email According to Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune, the Utah Jazz were in trade talks with Orlando last month for Ryan Anderson before the Magic dealt him to New Orleans.
Smith speculates that the Jazz would have likely given up Paul Millsap in any deal for Anderson, and ultimately backed out of the talks.
It's difficult to know what to make of this. With Millsap now set on playing out his contract and becoming an unrestricted free agent after next season, we have to wonder if Utah may wish they would have pulled the trigger on the deal. Had they done so, they'd still have a deep frontcourt with Al Jefferson, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, but would also have the game's premier stretch 4. With Anderson is no longer an option, there really aren't any other players quite like him in the league today.
If the Jazz still want to add a big man who can stretch the floor, as they reportedly did this summer, the closest thing out there could be someone like Phoenix's Channing Frye. That may be something to keep an eye on in the future.
I would rather have Anderson.
Emeka Okafor - Joe Smith - Carmelo Anthony - Manu Ginobili - Jason Williams
Al Jefferson - James Posey - Aaron McKie - Shaun Livingston
Demps is a genius. That's the only explanation for all of this.
http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...medium=twitterThey wanted him. But the price was too steep — Paul Millsap.
That according to a new report from Brian Smith at the Salt Lake Tribune.
To acquire Anderson, Utah likely would have been forced to give up power forward Paul Millsap. While the Jazz were interested in Anderson and considered making the deal, Utah ultimately backed off.
Passing up Anderson just to keep Millsap is pretty dump.
YOU CAN'T HAVE ANDERSON JUST LIKE WE CAN'T HAVE YOUR AWESOME NAME!
The writer never confirmed that Milsap was the reason the deal fell through. All Smith confirm was that Utah was interested, considered it, and ultimately pulled out. Whatever the reason, I'm happy we landed him.
8 million for Anderson isn't much at all.
But I think they also want Favors as the PF long-term so in their mind, why pay for 4 years of Anderson.
Last edited by RaisingTheBar; 08-14-2012 at 01:12 PM.
I'm one of the biggest grammar nazis I know, but I don't police message boards. That's like pissing in the wind.
Especially when it's from someone that has been here 2 months.
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