Wow. Trading Rubio must mean that they are looking to sign another point guard in free agency, as the Utah Jazz acquire the 26 year old for a top-14 protected draft pick. I’m not sure what year that draft pick is in though. In one of my previous posts I told you that the Wolves were looking to sign a point guard in free agency. Having a list of Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, George Hill, and Jeff Teague. Looking at this trade I’m assuming George Hill is going to be leaving the Jazz and signing with another team, maybe even the Wolves. Though really if he would go to the Wolves the Jazz should’ve offered to trade him and put him in the trade. Because now you are just really letting him go. Maybe the Wolves knew they were going to get him in free agency and decided not to trade to get him. Because I guess both teams could work out a George Hill for Ricky Rubio trade. Both teams would kind of lose, and win, because the Jazz will get a young player entering his prime, maybe to coax Gordon Hayward to stay, but a horrible shooter and a bigger salary. The Wolves will get a nice shooter in George Hill and could sign him for less, because he is 31, which is also a bad thing. He doesn’t really fit the age group of the team, which is supposed to be young, and supposed to be taking over the league in a few years. I guess the Wolves were looking to take off some cap space before free agency starts at 12 tonight. I’m almost certain by this move the Wolves are going to be looking to sign a point guard to fill in for Rubio. A good ball handler and passer and shooter to play along side KAT, Andrew Wiggins, and Jimmy Butler. That’s it for now. Hope you enjoyed. 🙂 PEACE
I know I didn’t post yesterday and it was because I had no time, and to be honest nothing much happened at all. Sorry.
If you don’t know who Milos Teodosic is, he is a Serbian basketball player who plays for the CSKA Moscow for the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. And he also plays for the Serbian national basketball team. The Serbian star in reportedly trying to head into the NBA and considering many teams to go to, most recently the Jazz. The Jazz are looking for a backup point guard for George Hill, and Milos Teodosic is a great one. By many, he is considered one of the greatest and creative passers in the whole world. If you don’t believe me, I’ll put down some of his highlights in the sources down below. Though this wasn’t the first time Milos Teodosic was doing any sort of stuff in the NBA. In the 2009 draft, the EuroLeague veteran went undrafted. Since he had nowhere else to go, he moved back to Europe to play basketball, where his entire career has been spent. Though this will add to the confusion of who will be the backup point guard for George. Dante Exum, Shelvin Mack, and Raul Neto have shown solid performances this year when George Hill was out injured. But I’m guessing the Jazz will see Milos as a sure-fire backup, and they might need to find two of the other three guards, or if not all of the guards a different home. Milos’ stats are sure to be one of the advantages over the other players. This season in the EuroLeague he averaged 16.1 points, 6.8 assists, 2.1 rebounds, and shooting 44 percent from the field, and a nice 38 percent from 3-point range. I’m pretty surprised he only gets 2 rebounds a game, considering he gets 28 minutes of playing time, and that too, he is 6’5″. Even Stephen Curry averages more rebounds than him! Though I do admit that Steph plays more time. But that shouldn’t be an excuse. But overall, his stat line is NBA standard. If he does sign with the Jazz I’m sure that he’ll do fine, but he probably won’t get as much attention because he is in the NBA, with better competition. But I’m excited to see him play next year if he does sign with an NBA team. That’s it for now. Hope you enjoyed. 🙂 PEACE