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Utah "could emerge as possible suitor" for Dampier

Sep 15, 2010, 6:54 PM EDT

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According to Michael Wallace of the Miami Herald, the Utah Jazz may be
interested in offering free agent center Erick Dampier a contract

Dampier would make a lot of sense for the Jazz — starting center Mehmet Okur is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, and new acquisition Al Jefferson has generally been considered a defensive liability.

Dampier is a very good defender and shot-blocker who doesn’t need the ball on offense, and both of those qualities would make him a very good frontcourt partner for Jefferson. (Or, for that matter, Chris Bosh.)

Chicago, Miami, and Denver are thought to be the other teams with a serious interest in signing Dampier.

  1. Valjean - Sep 15, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    A very good defender? Erika?
    I don’t think so

  2. Ted - Sep 15, 2010 at 7:25 PM

    Not sure Miami can sign him even if they want to. It looks like they already have 15 guaranteed contracts.

  3. Devon - Sep 16, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    I would love to have him in Utah! We just signed Elson and having dampier would just make us deeper and contend with LA. Hopefully this gets done.

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