Yeah, they were trying to get rid of him for a late lottery pick, I thought. It's weird to pay a guy $24M per year if you think he's only worth a #10 pick (and nobody was buying him at that price). I know salaries are crazy now, but the cap is reversing.
The Jazz cut Joel Bolomboy after his rookie year. He got 52 minutes, had 22 points, 17 rebounds, and 2 blocks shooting 56%. He also averaged 17 and 13 in the NBDL. What more do you have to do to get playing time? Honestly, what more could you ask from a PF in his first 52 minutes in the league?
We are paying almost 3x more for Udoh who already flunked out of the NBA and has proven for the last 8 years that he doesn't belong. Makes no sense.