October 1, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) during media day at the Zions Bank Basketball Center. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Utah Jazz 2012 Trade Series: Player Evaluation (Part 2)


October 1, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Randy Foye (8) poses for a portrait during media day at the Zions Bank Basketball Center. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Point/Shooting Guard Randy Foye 6ft 4in – Foye was one of the guys brought in to improve both the perimeter shooting and defense. The Jazz were fortunate to pick up the player who had made the most three pointers in the league last season. His 1 year $2,575,000.00 salary would normally make him more of a trade asset, but considering why the Jazz brought him in, it is doubtful he would be traded. His trade value – C, value as a player for the Jazz – A, likely hood of being traded – D


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October 1, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) poses for a portrait during media day at the Zions Bank Basketball Center. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Small Forward Gordon Hayward 6ft 8in – Haywards tremendous upside makes him perfect as a long term solution for the Jazz. In my opinion he is the best all around player on the team. This season he is showing a great deal of confidence and continued growth at the NBA level. His 2 year $2,709,720.00 salary it small compared to what he is going to get when the Jazz resign him. His trade value – A, value as a player for the Jazz – A, likely hood of being traded – F


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October 1, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz power forward Darnell Jackson (33) poses for a portrait during media day at the Zions Bank Basketball Center. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Power Forward Darnell Jackson 6ft 9in – Jackson is a low risk, medium reward player. He has upside, but his growth has been lacking in past seasons. His 1 year $854,389.00 salary is low risk. His trade value – D, value as a player for the Jazz – C, likely hood of being traded – C


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October 1, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) poses for a portrait during media day at the Zions Bank Basketball Center. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Center Al Jefferson 6ft 10in – It is clear that “Big” Al Jefferson is one of the top scoring forwards in the NBA. The Jazz are very deep in the front court and this creates an environment for great players to be traded away. His 1 year $15,000,000.00 salary is well deserved giving his tremendous talent, however makes him a possible target when looking for improvements in other areas of the team. His trade value A, value as a player for the Jazz – A, likely hood of being traded – B


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October 1, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz forward Enes Kanter (0) poses for a portrait during media day at the Zions Bank Basketball Center. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Center Enes Kanter 6ft 11in – Big Turkey’s new slimmed down look, and physically stronger presence, combined with his improvement over last year has made him the perfect player for the Jazz as a long term answer for center. His 3 year $4,319,280.00 salary makes him ideal for other teams to try and take from the Jazz. His trade value A, value as a player for the Jazz – A, likely hood of being traded –F


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Power Forward Paul Millsap 6ft 8in – Millsap is one of the most explosive players in the league, and anyone who underestimated him in the past has learned to respect him. It is clear that Millsap is the Utah Jazz greatest weapon. It is worth noting that he turned down a maximum contact extension, and is a part of a very loaded front court. His 1 year $8,603,633.00 salary reminds Jazz fans that he has defiantly given his money’s worth to the Jazz, but can the Jazz afford to keep him? His trade value A, value as a player for the Jazz – A, likely hood of being traded – A


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