Could Utah's Missing Puzzle Piece Be Allen Iverson?

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Could Utah's Missing Puzzle Piece Be Allen Iverson?

Of the three main veterans this off-season, Allen Iverson is the only one yet to find a home. Many have suggested that he reunite with Coach Brown in Charlotte. Others feel like he could contribute to New York. Even more think retirement is his best option. I personally feel that joining with Utah would be the most beneficiary to both player and organization.

This off-season, the Utah Jazz have lost Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver, but they have in return gained Al Jefferson and Raja Bell. As of right now this is what their depth chart is looking like:

PG- Deron Williams....Ronnie Price..................Sundiata Gaines

SG- Raja Bell...........C.J. Miles/Gordon Hayward.....Otheyus Jeffers

SF- C.J. Miles..........Gordon Hayward/AK47......Otheyus Jeffers

PF- Paul Millsap........Andrei Kirilenko................Jeremy Evans

C-  Al Jefferson........Mehment Okur................Kyrylo Fesenko

So Basically Gordon Hayward will back up C.J. and Raja, and all three players will play plenty of minutes. Andrei Kirilenko will primarily be a post player, but will still play some time at the SF position. Now I love really like Ronnie Price, but he seems to have his best games when he is playing along side Deron Williams rather than replacing him. This would be where Allen Iverson comes in:

PG- Deron Williams......Allen Iverson............Sundiata Gaines

SG- Raja Bell..............Ronnie Price............Allen Iverson

SF- C.J. Miles.............Gordon Hayward......Otheyus Jeffers

PF- Paul Millsap...........Andrei Kirilenko........Jeremy Evans

C-  Al Jefferson...........Mehmet Okur...........Kyrylo Fesenko

Ronnie Price would become Raja Bell's primary back up at shooting guard, and Allen Iverson would take the spot Price had last years as Deron's sub. I personally could see this working because Deron Williams is more of a scoring point guard, just like Iverson. So when Deron needs to rest, the Jazz would still have that scoring punch at the point.

The only flaw I see with this is Allen Iverson's ego VS Jerry Sloan. Iverson would really have to change his attitude and become more humble if he is going to fit in with Jerry Sloan's system. Other wise he will end up just like Carlos Arroyo did. If Iverson can bring about that change the Jazz potentially could be looking at the two seed in the west, and if they really played well together, Iverson could get his title. Although this likely won't happen, I find it very interesting to think about how this would work out. Could Allen Iverson be Utah's missing puzzle piece?

 

 

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