Quick Analysis: While I love Anderson’s enthusiasm, only a few of these trades have any chance of success in regards to how much they will benefit the Jazz. Let’s not forget, NOBODY wants to play in Utah. So acquiring guys like Howard or Paul, and expecting to keep them long term is a huge reach. They don’t even want to be in the small markets they’re in, why would they want to be in Utah? At any rate, I like the Iguodala deal the most. I’ve dreamt of a guy like Iguodala playing for the Jazz since my long ago childhood–a high flying rim rocker in a Jazz uniform, unheard of. When was the last time you saw a Jazz player in the dunk contest?
Also with Iguodala you are acquiring a middle of the road guy. He’s a star, but not a superstar, which means he doesn’t have the liberty of holding everyone hostage and taking his talents wherever he wants to. Iguodala might wince at the notion of playing in Utah, but I don’t think he’d flat refuse. With what looks to be one of the best front lines in the NBA moving forward, the Jazz need a versatile wing scorer. Iguodala fits that bill, and he adds some much needed flavor to the ever-souring vanilla Utah has been for decades. BRING US ANDRE, OR BRING US THE LOTTERY ONCE AGAIN!
The trade on this list that will most definitely never happen is Josh Smith/Jamal Crawford for Milsap and Miles. While I like Jamal Crawford, and feel he is one of the most underrated guards in the league, Josh Smith in Utah is an absolute impossibility. If the guy’s disgruntled in Atlanta, he ain’t gonna be happy in the land of Zion. You can write that down.
Oh what should but will never be for our Utah Jazz, but it’s worth a look anyway. Enjoy