Last thoughts on Al Jefferson trade and a welcome and goodbye
Well…I still don’t see how this gets us past the Lakers, especially if AJ plays the 5. We’d be starting a 6’10″ C alongside a 6’6/7″ PF? It seems to me we are right back where we started.
To steal Yucca Man‘s words:
And [Boozer]‘s gone so we can get Al Jefferson. Boozer 2.0 — a couple minor “improvements” but no major flaws addressed, and a couple nice things about version 1.0 no longer available.
You know, I just 3 days last week celebrating Boozer’s departure…And now he’s back. Sure the packaging’s different, but still. 3 days of jubilation all for naught.
I was looking forward to Deron and a bunch of blue-collar tough guys show the world that it can be done.
The last part is exactly how I feel. I wanted to see Deron running with a scrappy pack of guys with chips on their shoulders that take it strong to the hole rather than resorting to a fadeaway jumper if someone happens to be in the way, who dive for loose balls, who get the ball instead of yelling at their teammates to get the ball. Anyway…
I am now done with the ranting and raving. From this point on, Al Jefferson is a Jazzman, and I welcome him with open arms. Al, please show good faith effort on defense, and I will cheer for you all season long.
P.S. This makes me sad: