4-3, Jazz in the Staples Arena beat the Clippers, head of the promotion. General manager Dennis – Lindsay was happy to drink a drink and stuffed a popcorn in his mouth. Compared with the Clippers’ “militarism”, the Jazz promotion, to prove the success of the team business.
As the helmsman of the team, Lindsay’s success model is clear: do the draft job, hire a good, young and development space coach, and then patiently waiting for the growth of young players, and gradually add experience in the lineup, and Have a successful experience of the veteran. This idea, so that the Jazz in the season finally harvested the fruit, seven years, they first entered the semi-final division.
In contrast, the Clippers model is simply a disaster, if the team renewal team in every free team, the Clippers pay table will instantly explode, count huge luxury tax, may be more than 300 million US dollars. Even if only the top renewal of Griffin and Paul, so that Reddick and Bamot to leave, the total amount of wages may also reach 250 million US dollars. Obviously, the disintegration of the Clippers this summer, it seems difficult to avoid. This model is also unsustainable.
Correspondingly, Jazz this season, the total wages of only 80,138,000, the lowest in the league.
In that year, Lindsay was the assistant general of the Spurs general, after he was hired, he recalled the situation at that time. “When I first became the general manager of the team, Greg Miller pulled me aside, and he told me that ‘we need to be business-oriented, and never try the crazy trade, so the ball “At the time, the team ‘s former general manager, O’Connor, was sitting on my side, which gave me a sense of calm.
In 2012, Lindsay took office as a jazz general manager, when Miller told him, “spend some time, a little patience, to do the right thing.” At the time, the Jazz will be the All-Star striker Millsap, But Lindsay left him, because the presence of Millsap would hinder the growth of young players. O’Connor in 2010 to select the first round of the 9th overall after the cornerstone of the team Hayward, Lindsay were the first round of the 27th overall pick Gobel, and the first round of the 23rd overall pick Hood, and then hired Quinn – Snyder served as coach.
After two consecutive failed seasons, the Jazz did not lose patience with Snyder, but the team extended the contract with the coach. It turns out that the Jazz have succeeded. This summer Hayward will become an unrestricted free agent, theoretically can join any team. But the Jazz into the Western Conference semifinals should be enough to persuade him to stay in the team. In jazz, he is the absolute core of the team and enjoys all the rights. With the Clippers grabbed seven, Hayward contributed 26 points and eight rebounds and three assists.
“I think he has become a star, and sometimes you need to prove their own value in the playoffs, and sometimes you need to participate in the All-Star to prove their strength and popularity, and sometimes you need to eliminate a good ball It is clear that, as a flank player, he has a very balanced performance at both ends of the offense and defense, affecting every detail of the game, “Lin said about Hayward.
In last year’s offseason, Lindsay introduced Hill through the deal and signed two veterans Johnson and Dior, talking about a few strokes, Lin said with a smile, these contracts and transactions, are accidental.
“If I say that these contracts and transactions are planned, it is certainly lying.If the team last year into the playoffs, ranked seventh or eighth in the west, I’m not sure we will not get through the transaction Hill. Likewise, if we got into the playoffs last year and won 47 games, I was not sure if the team would go to Dior or Joe Johnson – after all, the veterans did off some young players time.”
But many times, occasionally mixed with the inevitable. It is a solid foundation, veterans to join, only to bring the jazz success.