After Randy Foye Signing Are the Utah Jazz Ready for Postseason Run?
In order to build a legitimate contender, one often mistakes big name acquisitions as the only possible improvements. The fact of the matter is, landing the necessary role players is equally as important as signing a superstar to your team.
While you may disagree, the Utah Jazz are in full compliance with that theory. As a result, they've built their most playoff-ready unit in ages.
The Utah Jazz began the offseason by trading for a point guard, the one position they've needed since parting ways with Deron Williams. In the trade, the Jazz received Mo Williams, who consistently averages greater than five assists per game and is a former All-Star.
He's also a lights out three-point shooter, an area the Utah Jazz have been desperate to improve in.
The Jazz have further bolstered their perimeter by trading for Marvin Williams, drafting Kevin Murphy and, most recently, signing Randy Foye. The latter move was the necessary icing on the cake, thrusting the Utah Jazz into legitimacy.
I'm on vacation but you know I can't pass a chance to serve and honor Jazz fans: Randy Foye signs 1 yr deal. Solid pick-up.— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) July 24, 2012
With a frontcourt consisting of Al Jefferson, Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter and Paul Millsap, the Utah Jazz have the talent to dominate any opponent. Unfortunately, they simply could not execute as desired in 2012 with their powerful frontcourt. When no one is scoring on the perimeter, teams will close out on your interior scorers and limit their production.
As a result of the previously stated acquisitions, that is no longer an issue.
How good can the Utah Jazz go?
Many were hoping for a star to arrive in Utah. That, however, is far from necessary. Instead, the Jazz made the necessary moves, acquiring players who can score in transition and off of the dribble in the half-court. Most importantly, they've brought in multiple spot-up and catch-and-shoot specialists to spread the floor and bring a greater flow to their offense.
The Utah Jazz are now one of the most dangerous teams in the NBA.
The question worth asking, however, is how far they can take it in the postseason. Their point guard play may not be on par with that of Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and the other powerful players in the Western Conference, but their frontcourt certainly holds an advantage over any opponent they face.
No team has the depth or power of the Jazz in that area. No franchise can put forth two elite frontcourt players and a pair of elite prospects in one rotation.
Now, no team can target one area of the Jazz's attack. Tyrone Corbin's crew is ready for a major 2012 campaign.
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