If the NBA playoffs were to begin today, the Utah Jazz would be the seventh seed in the Western Conference and would be heading to play the Oklahoma City Thunder in a brutal first round series. In order for the Jazz to keep climbing the ladder, they will need continued excellence from Randy Foye.
Playing in his seventh NBA season and for his fourth NBA franchise, Foye has been reborn in the month of February here in 2013. Foye has hit the 20-point mark eight times this season and in his last two games, he has been red-hot, scoring 23 and 20 points.
While I know we’re only three games into the month, I still feel Foye will be a crucial part to the Jazz’ success moving forward. Jazz fans have to impressed with the team’s 27-22 record considering they are in the lower fourth of NBA payrolls with a little over $65M in 2013.
Foye has played in 49 games this season and started in all but 10, as the Jazz are much better with him in the lineup and getting to the basket to help out the team’s prized big men. Whether or not the Jazz make the playoffs in 2013, they will still have to make a decision regarding players as they only have just five players on the books for 2014–Al Jefferson‘s contract is up after this season, and he is already being shopped.
With the team having to either let go or re-sign more than half of it’s players a journeyman like Foye who understands the business of basketball is not a bad influence to have around. Furthermore, if the 29-year-old can continue the numbers he has been putting up so far this month, the Jazz would be hard-pressed not to bring him back.