The Trade involves Big Al for Martin. I plugged it in on the ESPN trade machine and it worked, but the main reason for my trade was to see if Royce White can be involved as well, but the machine wouldnt let me select him (probably because he isnt signed yet?
This trade can give Favors the minutes he DESERVES + minutes at the Center position where I think he is better suited for. Paul can still start at the 4 with Kanter, and White off the bench to spell the starting bigs.
Martin will cause a log jam at the wings positions, but to have somebody with his scoring ability off the bench kind of like what Detroit had in the "Microwave" can do nothing but help in an area last season where teams where Zoning the 2nd unit, because nobody can hit an outside shot.
The main reason for this trade was so the Jazz can land Royce White. I dont know if the Rockets would be willing to give up on him since he was one of their high draft picks, but McHale could use his old protege on the low block paired with Motijunes in the front court.
Royce White is one of those players who are multi tooled in their offensive game especially for a big man. Great ball handler, Great Passer with GREAT vision who knows how to set up his team mates to score. Im really, really high on this guy, and wished the Jazz were able to move up and snag him in the draft with a trade involving Big Al, or Sap. I see his ceiling in the Carlos Boozer range with better handles, and better passing ability. With White in Corbins inside out game It's the perfect match for his skill set.
Here are some vids of Royce White from the Summer League games...I know its Summer League ball, but it still doesnt take away what his talents show
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Check out the ball handling skills!
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