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Value of Jared Jeffries?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by monster, May 22, 2010.

  1. monster

    monster Member

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    I know that Jeffries contract is less than attractive, but I think he played well in the limited minutes he got this season. If he can be used to help make a good trade, then I think we're all for it. My question.....does anyone feel that Jeffries is a nice fit for the Rockets and we should be in no rush to deal him?
     
  2. Htown's2kFinest

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    I don't mind JJ. I think he is making to too much on his contract but he does give us a 6'11 player that can defend multiple spots which makes him pretty versatile. He is an underrated player. Only thing I wish he would do more was block more shots and grab a few more D rebounds.

    But I don't mind seeing him go too if it lands us a better player with his contract, which will probably be the case.
     
  3. NerdJames

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    he won us that game in NY.

    but i still wouldn't keep him :D
     
  4. foo82

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    His less than attractive contract is actually very valuable since he's now gonna be an expiring.
     
  5. thumbs

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    There's nothing that can be done about Jeffries' current contract. If the Rockets retain his services for a more modest amount next year, I will be happy. He is a far better bench player than Chuck Hayes. Hayes contributed mightily and he should be respectfully remembered for his service. Unfortunately, he will never be 6-11 like Jeffries. Although I'll be flamed for this opinion, his roster spot is needed for a more player with more talent and hopefully as much heart.
     
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    Like the Chuckwagon, he's more of a defense specialist. I'd like to keep him, if the price is right... We don't need a $6 million bench player...
     
  7. VBG

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    Yeah, it's an excellent trade chip for this season
     
  8. monster

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    Everything I've heard about Jeffries the past couple of years has been negative, and I know his salary is "inflated", but I guess I've just assumed that he wasn't very good. He has been impressive as a Rocket. Did he play well for the Knicks?
     
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    His only problem is that he is overpaid for what he brings. He was very good for us, specially defensively. I wouldn't mind having him if we could resign him for half of what we paid him. Off the bench he is worth 2.5 to 3mil tops.
     
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    He was hurt for a goodly while, but, all in all, he played well for the Knicks. He didn't get much attention because of the general principle, "No points, no press."
     
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  12. meh

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    The only reason people talk bad about Jeffries is because Isiah gave him that huge ass contract. If he was making $2 mil a year, he'd be considered a great asset.

    As has been mentioned, Jeffries as a player is similar to Hayes. Not as good a player in general IMO, but more versatile as he can competently play multiple positions. His ideal position on a team is that of a 9th or 10th man. One that can step in if someone gets injured, but generally do not get off the bench.

    That said, for us his probable value is simply that of a salary filler. One that we'll need if in order to match the salaries of Bosh, Brand, or whichever other potential trade arises. If Morey has his way, Jeffries will not be on the team in training camp.
     
  13. Yetti

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    Trade Filler! :p
     
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    He's also as injury prone as Stromile Swift. Can't count on him to stay healthy to be cover on the bench.
     
  15. Mr. Clutch

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    Let's be real. The dude sucks. Yes, he can do a decent job guarding several positions but he is not a great defender at any position. He is absolutely horrid on offense.

    It is not fair to compare him to Battier. Battier is an elite wing defender and a very good passer and 3 point shooter.
     
  16. foo82

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    Knicks brought him in as a defensive specialist that can cover four positions. He's pretty versatile on the defensive end and more mobile then chuck. He can guard perimeter players fairly well for his size, but lacks the strength to guard stronger players/centers inside.
     
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    How is he going to get injured if he's on the bench? Yao's injury prone. But if he sat around as the 10th man on this Rockets team, playing 5mpg, you think he can't last through all those seasons?
     
  18. TheShooter

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    It was true back in '07, now, not so much.
     
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    JJ led the lead league in charges drawn last year right? That's gotta count for something especially since that means he can draw them while providing post D.
     
  20. larsv8

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    Ignorant

    JJ has value as an expiring contract, but his kicker still sucks. I am almost certain he gets moved this year.
     

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