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  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Feb. 21, 2011 10:36 p.m.

    It is beyond sickening and disgusting. Now that Melo has been traded, the Jazz will feel even more no need to make a move at improving this team. That is because Denver now just has a bunch of bodies and will likely miss the playoffs altogether.

    The Jazz will likely make it by default giving credence to the "stand pat philosophy".

    Many of the players in recent weeks talked about on here and on blogs that I have mentioned tonight are all being rumored for trades within hours of the Melo Deal.

    Battier, Prince, Joel P. Rip etc.....

    All are rumored headed elsewhere while O Connor feels like Corbin said just to wait for the 3 injured to come back and the Jazz will be "cured".

    Anyone fall for this I feel sorry for.

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 10:43 p.m.

    Memo might need to retire or something...although I was surprised at his conditioning after he came back from that ankle...he looked like he'd worked hard at it.

    Can't believe so many thought DWill was actually going to the Knicks....pshhh

    People will believe anything the news will tell them

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 21, 2011 11:01 p.m.

    DWill is not going to NY with Billups there.

    If the Jazz make a move it would have to be with AK or Millsap. An AK trade could help if they got back a better player for less money and some salary relief (not likely).

    Trading Millsap makes little sense at this point. Try to get both Millsap and AJ to play well at the same time for at least another year.

    Okur is an expiring then and AK no longer soaks up 17 mill.

    It makes sense to not rock things much at this point with the new CBA/lock out coming up next year.

    Gather the cash and get ready to build around the key players you want to keep in 2011-12.

    Steal a shooter with a TE if you are bold enough to do it! You don't need a big expensive name. You just need a solid outside shooter like Korver/Mathews.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Feb. 21, 2011 11:10 p.m.

    everyone essentially got better except denver...and we arent doing anything with the TPEs that we have...just an upgrade on the 2 spot...and a 7 footer to man the C...why not trade with 76ers...for Hawes and their shooting guard...meeks...

  • josemb navotas, philippines
    Feb. 22, 2011 12:15 a.m.

    nobody out there worth trading for. the jazz should just tank the season. rest Deron, AK, Memo and Bell. Give tons of playing time to Hayward, Evans, Fesenko and Watson and CJ. see where they are at in terms of skills and work attitude. give Jefferson tons of looks to get better attuned to the jazz plays. this season is lost. prepare for next year. maybe we can even get a top 10 draft choice if we lose enough games. everything's better than what we have now.

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 1:04 a.m.

    They really paid A.K. 17 plus mil a year?.. I still have trouble believing this.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 22, 2011 6:26 a.m.

    Let's just leave it up to Coach "I'll Decide" Williams to make the rest of the season come out clean and go from there with the results. He needs to prove his leadership abilities as team captain supposedly haven't changed throughout all of this. So let's see how it goes.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 8:07 a.m.

    sad to hear Corbin thought better of the games after a film review...they should have let him look at the scoreboard..made me ill. Three games that should be gimme's and they went away.

    Bugoff your skills must be evident as a babysitter because you mentioned getting Korver back as a shooter. Do you remember when he played for the Jazz and he lost the ball both times he tried to dribble?

    When the Jazz got to the playoffs he went 0 for 122. He became a glorified passer and would not shoot if there was the least bit of pressure. One good move the Jazz made was waving at him when he left.

    If Jerry were here the Jazz would make some move so they could possibly compete this season. With feel good Corbin they may just leave him with this band so he can get comfortable...too bad for the fans.

    two months ago the Jazz should have traded Ronnie Price and AK for Melo. If only for one season the Jazz would have outscored nearly all of their opponents.

    If the JAzz were going to keep a high salary I wish it were Melo's.

  • duke5 vancouver, wa
    Feb. 22, 2011 8:57 a.m.

    Message to KOC: Trade, trade, trade!

  • KK Cedar Hills, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    I love how in the all the pictures no one even looks the happy to be making millions of dollars to play basketball. At least my man Hornaceck looks happy.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 22, 2011 10:31 a.m.

    @KK You're absolutely right...must be the reality that Sloan is really gone...and isn't ever going to come back. Sort of that... too late now afterthought...but wishing it were all just a bad dream.

    And as for a good friend like Hornacek...somebody's gotta try and find a way to put a positive spin on this shipwreck just to try and keep things afloat. KOC actually made a smart move to bring him on board

    It is what it is...so it's up to them to pull it together.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Feb. 22, 2011 10:49 a.m.

    The Jazz will not be trading anyone unless some crazy team wants Memo.

    AK's expiring contract is worth too much to Utah next year.

    Other than that, no one on this team makes over 5 million except Dwill, AJ and Millsap. They are not going anywhere any time soon.......

    The Jazz need to grow up, start playing basketball and earn their keep. The starting lineup should be:

    Fes
    AJ
    Evans
    CJ
    Dwill

    Bench should be:

    AK
    Watson
    Millsap
    Bell
    Hayward
    Price
    Elson

    Millsap starting with AJ is the biggest blunder in NBA history. Millsap is not a starter unless he has a 7' 2" guy in the middle. Millsap and AJ together is bad, really bad.

    Bell needs to be limited to 20 minutes and Evans needs to see 12 minutes a game with the starters. 6 minutes in first and third quarters, then bring in AK or Millsap.

    Corbin needs to use his bench unlike Jerry.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    Battier is a guy I have always thought would be a great fit for the Jazz. Solid shooter, outstanding defender, hustler, makes players around him better.

  • Jesse Tooele, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 11:10 a.m.

    The Jazz will somewhat turn it around after the break, but they luck out with the Nuggets trading Melo for the lower bid. Plus with Gay out for 4 weeks in Memphis, they might start to fall off.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Feb. 22, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    The next four games should tell a lot. They are looking at 0-4. If that be so, then the season would be dead and gone. They are not going to beat either Dallas or Boston. Indiana and Detroit on the road are iffy. The team is at a crossroads. The only very good player is D Will and unfortunately he knows it. AK and Memo are through even though I love them both. Fez needs a good coach and now that "ship has sailed". There is only mediocrity left and now no "little engine that could" mentality. Just cold, dark reality.

  • moodyblue77 Provo, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    Looks like all we can hope for is losses by other teams. Sadly, the Jazz are not one of the eight best teams in the Western Conference.

    (Please prove me wrong!!!)

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    Feb. 22, 2011 12:19 p.m.

    I think they need to pick out a good fishing spot. Williams will be packing for New York. With Sloan and Williams gone we are close to an NBA development league team. How can the NBA continue to allow the stars leave the small markets and expect the fans in those markets to remain loyal?

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 22, 2011 12:35 p.m.

    Dear Doug I don't baby sit.

    Perhaps I did not make it clear enough.

    I said a shooter LIKE Korver/Mathews, NOT trade for Korver/Mathews. Korver is solid at CHI and not going anywhere. I am also well aware of Korver's defensive liabilities.

    The Jazz need someone who can bust a zone/paint pack. At the moment all they have is CJ. AK, Bell and DWILL are dinged. Bell does not replace Korver/Mathews.

    Further, Melo was NEVER available for trade to the Jazz. AK was mentioned in a convoluted trade that would have sent him to DEN and Diaw not Melo to the Jazz.

    On other matters Battier is pretty much over the hill.

    This team is capable of about a 4th seed IF they get healthy and play well.

    There are 3 principles that must happen.

    1. Efficiency-Higher shooting percentage and low TOs.
    2. Decent Defense/Rebounding
    3. Pace/game management/energy

    The lack of outside shooting/packed paint affects all 3.

    The short bench and lack of health affect all 3.

    Adding a shooter makes sense especially if Memo is out and AK/Bell are injury prone.

    Money is a problem.

  • SnipeHookyoFace Farmington, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    The best thing for the NBA is to enforce the Franchise Tag so fans can pay to watch basketball and not drama. I feel for Nuggets fans and yes "Sokol" I am with you, you wont find me watching the NBA anymore if all the superstars go to NY, LA, Dallas, and Boston. They'll lose a lot of fans...

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Feb. 22, 2011 1:00 p.m.

    Bugoff that is why I pressed to get Troy Murphy, believe it or not the guy can shoot he is lifetime 15 ppg throw out this year so far.

    They cannot finish higher than 5th. You really think they can make up 5 games on Oklahoma City?

    No way

  • 1tobeamup Murray, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 1:04 p.m.

    Come on KOC - trade AK to Cleavand for Jamison and Parker!!!

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 1:09 p.m.

    Will the break get the Jazz back on track? The short answer is no. All the baloney with interviews with Carmelo Anthony where he and Coby were joking on the sidelines during the AllStar game with the interviewer is just a joke. He claimed he had no conversations with other teams. Then yesterday we learn is is going to the New York Knickerbockers with his buddy Chauncey Billups and whatever the other players are involved. This is another in a long list of "Have Gun Will Travel" transactions over the years from smaller to larger markets. Unless the owners can get control back from the players union (players get 57% of the backetball revenues) this league will collapse. Salary caps....pure baloney, along with a lot of other provisions in the current agreement. The commissioner denied that contraction of the league is not a topic of discussion. I don't believe that for one minute. There are too many teams and not enough money in the universe to satisfy these prima donas.

    In the case of Deron Williams, his clock is ticking and he will be out of here, either to Dallas or New York after next year. Trust me.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Feb. 22, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    Dwill is not going anywhere. Players want the money in their prime.

    But let's say he wants to go. Name a team who has won an NBA championship with the star of their team being a point guard? NONE....

    Point guards don't win championships in the NBA...Shooting guards/Small Forwards win championships in the NBA when surrounded with good players. The Jazz could win a championship with Watson at point guard is they had LeBron and Kobe on the wings.......Just saying....Point guards don't win championships. Scorers do..........

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 1:24 p.m.

    Kevin O'Connor is not in a good position for any trading. What are his assets? AK, Okur? And if the Jazz pull the plug on Williams? This franchise is going south. Check all the seats masquerading as fans lately. Honestly, are there that many people who have puchased season tickets and just choose to not show up? Who knows? The local media won't be telling us about the true financial condition of the team. Oklahoma City will have the same problem going forward with their stars leaving when their contracts expire. Why don't we just call teams like Sacramento who is exploring moving the Anaheim, projected to call the franchise the Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim. We can then call all the teams in the west as Chicago Jazz at Utah, or the Los Angeles Blazers at Portland, or Miami Cavaliers at Cleveland, or the Denver Nuggets/Phoenix Suns at New York, etc., etc.

    Players moving around is destroying the leagues small markets. They are just farm teams for the large markets.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Feb. 22, 2011 1:24 p.m.

    Jerry was the only coach in the NBA that built his team around the point guard and PF.

    San Antonio does it with Manu and Duncan
    Lakers with Kobe and Gasol

    Teams that are successful in the playoffs are doing it with defense and scorers.

    In High School and somewhat in College, teams need ball handlers to win due to full court pressure. In the NBA, you can't press a team or they will be dunking on every possession. Thus the need for a good ball handler/passer is not as important. The NBA is built for one-on-one play, not assists.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    @ CJ Miles
    I like your suggestion for the starting five. I agree also that AJ and Milsap are not a good combo to have at power forward and center. It puts us undersized at two positions, the power positions. These experiments of playing guys out of position have always failed. Big Al is a power forward and he needs to be teamed up with an actual center. Milsap is too short for a starting power forward and seemed to bring ALOT more energy when he was coming off the bench. I hope Corbin will give Evans and Fesenko a ligitimate shot at some playing time. We need them. Go Corbin! Go Jazz!

  • templarreborn Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 1:53 p.m.

    Now is the time to trade D-Will, AK and Memo. D-Will will do good on any team, but we need ball control under the basket if we are to survive. AJ is doing good. Hayward will do better. Bring back Sundiata we need energy. There's got to be a center available and Jefferson would be a better power foreward. CJ is a coin toss. He's been much too inconsistant.Price is needing confidence.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    Feb. 22, 2011 2:06 p.m.

    The NFL is a classic example of how small markets could thrive, but the NBA puts far too much emphasis on New York, Los Angelas, Chicago and Boston. It ruins the game, but look at the NFL with the Steelers playing the Packers. It was one of their highest rated Super Bowls. I wonder if the NBA sees how big of a problem they have got. When they let Jordan steal a couple of championships from the Jazz, as a result of definite no calls. I kept think I wonder how many Refs in the NBA like the Tim Donaghe (spelling?)

  • Jesse Tooele, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    CJ: Whats that crazy offense those Lakers run, the triangle or something? It's nice they have Kobe to bail them out when plays go wrong but that system (along with great players)got Phil 2 hands full of rings. What about those Celtics, they play as a team, with the leading assist man in the league. Tell me the Spurs don't play like a team and just run a bunch of isolations. No the Spurs run a very good team system built around very good players. I think Popovich even said they modeled the way they run their team and organization after what Jerry was doing here.

    Isolations do not bring championships. Team play and strong D do.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    Feb. 22, 2011 2:32 p.m.

    I just wonder sometimes if someone did not do some kind of Voodoo curse on Big Al. When he arrived here everyone was so excited, but that has changed somewhat. I think that Smallsap and Jefferson are uncomfortable together. The main point I want to bring up...is that Jefferson does not 'square up' when he shoots. His shot is fundamentally flawed...I wonder if Hornac(h)ek could work with him. Jefferson is a little more afraid of contact than I thought he would be. Smallsap aka Millsap seems to not be as fired up this year as others; even though he is suppose to be the man.

  • Fuzzbrain Pleasant Grove, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 2:58 p.m.

    The Jazz have to play perfectly to win. Their entire system is flawed right now & CJ Miles just isn't a good enough player to win games. I sure hope they find a way to get out of this mess but it's probably going to take them a year or two to get the right players.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 4:17 p.m.

    To CJ Miles:
    The NY Knicks won a champion with star guard Clyde Frazier. He was just as popular as Willis Reed, the center. There are others if you want to go back in history.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Feb. 22, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    Anonymous: That was 40 years ago. Not the same NBA as of today.

    Jesse: I will not argue that you need a good system to win a championship. Jerry's system was not a championship type system using a the point guard as your best player.

    If Dwill moved to the shooting guard and Watson to the point, the Jazz would be a better team. Dwill needs to be more of a scorer and less of a distributor in a new system. Do you see Chris Paul winning in the playoffs? Derrick Rose is doing well as a scorer, not as a passer. Point guards do not win championships...........

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Feb. 22, 2011 5:11 p.m.

    If point guards win championships, how many rings does John Stockton have? Best point guard to play the game and he has ZERO rings. Maybe there is a reason why!!

  • Jesse Tooele, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 6:02 p.m.

    How about Isiah and Magic?

  • ankleBreaker Sandy, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 6:16 p.m.

    Yeah the reason why Stockton has no rings is Michael Jordan. I would say the teams with the best players win the championships. The Celtics are just stacked, they have four all stars?? plus big baby and perkins two underrated big men. The Spurs got lucky drafting Tim Duncan who was an unstoppable center. Lakers as well spend twice as much money as the Jazz for their team which is why they have mo better players. With such limited talent you have to play pretty much perfect which is what Stockton and Malone did, and you have to play tough and extra physical which our current Jazz are not doing. The Spurs really were an anomaly and the Jazz will have to win big (as in Tim Duncan awesome 7 footer big) in the lottery to ever have a chance.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Feb. 22, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    Again.....Twenty years ago. The NBA is not the same as when Larry Bird was playing. Even when Magic won, he played all five positions.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Feb. 22, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    @CJ Miles

    Detroit won with Isiah Thomas manning the point...lol...so you still think a point guard cant do it?...but in today's NBA...players are crybabies...trying to group and pair up with each other...to "easily" win one...i'd rather watch college basketball...from now on...

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Feb. 22, 2011 8:09 p.m.

    @CJ Miles...

    hypocrisy again...you said...Point Guards dont win championships...anonymous pointed out one...and you told him...it was 40 years ago...then you bring up...John Stockton...having none...and John Stockton at his prime played against numerous Hall of Famers...so if you put John Stockton which is 20 years ago...then i'll say...how about Isiah Thomas...now...dont tell me its not the same as the NBA today...then you shouldnt have the right to mention or bring out the name of the arguably the best pure point guard in the game...no one can win alone...Jordan didn't win by himself...Magic didnt win by himself...basketball is a team sport...there is no team that have won a championship with just one player...

  • Scandrus Cedar Hills, Utah
    Feb. 22, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    @CJ MIles, The Los Angeles Lakers won 5 championships with Magic Johnson (a point guard) as their best player!

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 8:57 p.m.

    Magic, Nash, Zeke, Tiny, The Glove, Stock, Frazier, Kidd, Cousy, Oscar...these guys were all good enough to win a title...many of them did...some did not...the guys that won a title had other great players playing with them...the ones that did not should have had more help (better supporting cast, a couple of calls)...there are other things like having the ball bounce right for you at a critical moment...The guys I have listed here are winners, Champions, respected...do not list DeRon with these men...he has not earned that....however I will put Rhondo in the conversation before DeRon.

    To win a Title you need to score, you need to rebound, you need to dive on the floor for loose balls, and you need to have some/ or some kind of structure and you have to have stops on the defensive end, and you need to avoid injuries (conditioning, shape, luck, karma) there is no rule that says you have to have a great 2 gaurd.

    Above all, toughness...mental and physical toughness.

    Guys like Maurice Lucas, Kurt Rambis, Moses Malone, Kevin Mchale Dennis Rodman or Rick Mahorn can Bang Hard as well

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    One thing that CJ Miles is right about...the NBA is not the same as when Magic and Bird were playing...and that is very sad indeed!

    It is starting to remind me of Pro-Wrestling!

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 22, 2011 11:10 p.m.

    When DWill is healthy he can score at will. He may play PG very well but he can shoot and penetrate like a very good SG.

    The problem is not DWill. Teams that win championships have 3 things.

    Great Defense
    Enough Total Talent
    Few exploitable weaknesses and the ability to exploit weaknesses

    Give DWill a good shooting/defending SG and a true C and see what happens.

    Who was it that said size does not matter?

    As I recall that was Sloan. That is a good thing to say if you are stuck with an undersized team.

    It is not a good strategy if you are designing a team.

    The Jazz have size in Fes and Elson. You need size and talent.

    The team is undersized at C and PF. Sloan/KOC designed it that way. However, getting both size and talent is very hard.

    The team needs an upgrade at SG and C and has for a long time. The money tied up in AK and Memo is a problem but the Sloan philosophy of under utilizing the SG is a major problem.

    Years of bad 1st round picks eliminate cheap talent that the Jazz should have.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Feb. 22, 2011 11:23 p.m.

    @Doctor J

    yup...today's NBA is different...i agreed with CJ Miles about that...today's NBA is joining another star player on a quest to get a championship...before...it was...proving you can beat them and that you are the best when you hit the floor...nowadays...its if you cant beat them join them...its a matter of time...before there would be a lock out...the idea of having a franchise tag is good...for small market teams...in the NBA...its the team with the wealthiest market wins...

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 11:25 p.m.

    Please stop with he nonsense! Deron is a great Point guard and the Jazz should be happy to have this kind of talent on this team. Keep the fans happy and build around Deron, he cant do it alone, no single super-star can, not labron, Bryant, KG couldnt do it, D-Will needs help. The Jazz should do what ever it takes to win, and right now you have a solid peice odf the puzzle. As long as the Millers stay commited to winning, this team will get the right players in here, dont count Utah out just yet!

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 22, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    DWill is averaging 21 points with 10 assists.
    AJ 17 points, 9 rebounds
    Millsap 17 points, 8 rebounds
    AK 12 points, 6 rebounds
    CJ 12 points, 3 rebounds
    Bell 8 points, 3 rebounds

    The rest are diffused. The bench is a major weakness. It takes more than 5 players to win most games.

    This team is poorly designed and has been for a long time.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Feb. 22, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    i'd rather watch the Jazz rebuild...get new people on management....better scouts...new players...rebuild...from the bottom up...we already have a new coach anyway...so why not have a new team and a new management...

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Feb. 23, 2011 12:51 a.m.

    Jazz Nation: Miller is committed to "winning"

    HEE HEE

    What is he winning? A few regular season games?

    How is he proving to win as everyone sits on the sofa or on the golf course at the trading deadline watching the league pass them by, and they have the nerve to say this team is good enough "to compete"

    Compete for what>

    A last playoff seed or a 7 spot and first round elimination?

    Fun and competitive=

    Joke

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Feb. 23, 2011 1:53 a.m.

    Bugoff: CJ's scoring and playing time are on the upswing with Corbin.

    The major problem I see with your numbers is most of the points come from the starters and not much from the bench. Great teams have a few scorers off the bench. The Jazz do not due to injuries (memo) and Korver and Matthews gone and replaced only by Bell. Price was a bad signing.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Feb. 23, 2011 2:27 a.m.

    what happened to deron's running mate at illinois...Brown...he was good when he was here...a bit small though...

  • bluedevil Greensboro, NC
    Feb. 23, 2011 6:51 a.m.

    You guys should understand that the only reason kirilenko's contract seems absurd now is that he earned a mere 10 million in his first year that gradually increased to the 17 million he's getting now. Was he a 14million/yr player then? You betcha! In fact, AK's plays in his early years helped the Jazz not go through a steep hole that usually happens during a transition after an end of a dynasty. If not for injuries and mismanagement/mistreatment he could have been worth every penny he's earning today. I mean what kind of a team isolates out a player from its offense after paying a max contract to him, only to see his true potential when he lead russia to eurobasket title over gasol led spain in spain.

  • JazzyMan Meadow, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 7:59 a.m.

    Bluedevil,you certainly have a point in your assumption that the Jazz has somewhat wasted AK's talents. I have always maintained that Sloan's offensive philosophy with the Jazz has not been the type that AK could truly reach his potential in or flourish in.Not that Sloan's offensive isn't an adequate offense.It is,for the right people,but AK,in my opinion, would be much better suited for a coach that had more of an up-tempo offense,and an offense that gave players more individual freedoms.I thought the little bit that Kirilenko played after Sloan's departure before he had the ankle sprain was an improvement on AK's part.It will be interesting to see if AK's play improves now that Sloan is gone.I think it will,and AK might be a player the Jazz would want to keep with the new coaching staff of Hornacek and Corbin.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 8:36 a.m.

    I have no problem with AK on the roster @ about 2 million per year! A Role player that gets hurt a lot...you can not depend on his body to hold up.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 8:48 a.m.

    Is anyone under the assumption the Jazz are playing together as a team? They are as disjointed as the ramblings in this article.

    DWill just witnessed Mello complaining for most of the season and then got traded. Why would it be different for DWill? He should be gone especially since he is surrounded by mediocre talent and his liklihood of winning is remote.

    It takes talent and teamwork to win in the NBA, and the Jazz are without either. When the Jazz had Boozer and DWill each of them had to be double teamed or they woul beat you. Sloan liked having both of them and that is because he had a chance to beat any team.

    With the current group that is not the case and KOC seems okay to leave things as they are, thus reason for Sloan to leave.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    Get rid of DeRon...get Maynor back!