You may or may not know who Tom Ziller is (@TeamZiller). If you do know him you know he knows a whole lot about basketball. If you do not know him, know this: he knows a whole lot about basketball. If anything, he watches more basketball per week than any of us do. Anyway, a few days ago he ranked the top free agents for this year -- and divided them into groups: Superstar, Maxed Out, Living Legends, and then Everyone Else. I thought it would be interested to see where the Utah Jazz ' free agents ranked. For a point of comparison I've also included a bunch of other FAs as a frame of reference.
|Superstar||1||Deron Williams||New Jersey Nets||He's really good, but moving forward, Favors and Kanter = more wins|
|Maxed Out||2||Roy Hibbert||Indiana Pacers||Ziller states that if Indy doesn't give him a max deal someone else will.|
|Living Legends||5||Ray Allen||Boston Celtics||If three point shooters are so easy to get why do we have none?|
|Everyone Else||6||Ersan Ilyasova||Milwaukee Bucks||"ability to rebound like a monster and score efficiently." - T.Ziller|
|7||Gordan Dragic||Houston Rockets||Kinda wary about throwing money at a dude who was traded for Aaron Brooks|
|8||Nicolas Batum||Portland Trail Blazers||Could have been ours, but we drafted The Koof instead|
|14||George Hill||Indiana Pacers||I think he played for the pacers, right?|
|32||Kris Humphries||New Jersey Nets||"A rebounder who is otherwise completely non-notable." -T.Ziller|
|37||Gerald Green||New Jersey Nets||Was out of the league, and made some good strides last season|
|38||Daniel Green||San Antonio Spurs||Threes. Lots of Threes are made when he's open|
|45||Marco Belinelli||New Orleans Hornets||"The original Summer League Hall-of-Famer. Accept no substitutes." - T.Ziller|
|54||C.J. Miles||Utah Jazz||Highest ranked Utah Jazz free agent . . . Says a lot . . .|
|68||Josh Howard||Utah Jazz||There are only 7 guys lower on Ziller's list, and J-Ho started for us in playoffs|
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