The Utah Jazz don’t need even more players just like Terry Rozier.
It boggles the mind sometimes to look at these trade packages that people come up with. They think just because a player plays the same position that a team needs, they think that’s a good fit. They often don’t factor in things that the team needs, beyond positional fit. This means that a team may need more than just a point guard, they may need a specific type of point guard. So you’ll forgive us if we don’t think this Utah Jazz trade suggestion for Terry Rozier has us overly excited.
Yet, Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley is suggesting just that. Rozier is a nearly 30-year-old point guard, who takes a lot of shots and doesn’t hit as many as he should. A career 42% shooter from the floor, Rozier isn’t a reliable scorer. He’s going to take a lot of shots, but that doesn’t mean he should. He’s an inconsistent three-point shooter as well, having seasons where he shoots close to 41% from the line, and other seasons where he’s lucky to be over 30%.
He’s a decent passer, averaging over four assists per game since arriving in Charlotte in 2019, but he’s not such a good passer the Jazz need to go get him. They’d be just as well off trying to land Chris Paul at that point then going after Rozier who does a little bit of everything, but not enough of anything that the Jazz need.
The trade suggestion that Buckley has for the Jazz getting Rozier isn’t offensive, but it’s ill-advised. The trade has Rozier going to Utah in exchange for two second-round picks and Collin Sexton. Personally, Sexton is better than Rozierr today, is five years younger, and is a far more efficient scorer.
Rozier isn’t the player the Jazz need.