Hopefully both continue to have success in Utah.
GO Jazz,this is a great deal,lets start fresh and move forward,those draft picks
could provide a diamond in the rough,GO Jazz
Great...butWhat about a center or a shooting guard. That is where
the Jazz are short handed.Lopez should have been part of the deal.
What's on the resume means little if the employee doesn't like his job. You can
see that in any organization.Deep down, do you really think either
of these guys wants to play (and live) in Utah? I'm guessing that's an emphatic
no. Both players probably cried a little bit when they found out about this
trade.My point is, don't expect improved numbers from these guys.
To: Jim987Are you kidding me? Lopez as well. How good do think Williams
is? Come on. KOC got all he could get in the deal. If favors can develop, he
is a better NBA player than Williams by far. The ongoing question about players
coming to the Jazz is longevity and willingness to do the work it takes to
become a better player, as in the work Malone and Stockton put in over the
course of their careers. Shooting guards are in short supply in the league as
to existance or availability. You tell me how the Jazz are going to get one of
proven ability. Good seven footers are also in short supply. All of this is
relates to what a team has to offer for one of them and teams wanting to pull
the trigger on a given trade. The Jazz have limited assets to pull of
blockbuster trades; face it. They are trying to bring in players who could play
in this environment and team concept. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
KOC did all he could do, given the Jazz small market status. He has set the
Jazz up for the 2011 draft very well. The Jazz might even have the possibility
of drafting Jimmer Fredette. I think that he would be a very good acquisition.
We'll see what happens. Frank Layden thinks Jimmer is the real deal, & he
knows talent. I fell all in all the Jazz did good. Deron already had his mind
on going east, so no way would the Jazz get 100% from him. I am excited with
this change. Change can be good and in this case I feel it is the best thing
for the team.
Bad deal for both teams. Williams won't stay in new jersey after opts out. And
Harris is a washed up whiner and Favors came out of school before he knew how to
It's business, folks. That's all we can agree on. And all the players, no matter
what their names are or where they play, are overpaid entertainers, whether they
whine or not.
Favors should become a great PF in the Utah system. Harris has underperformed in
NJ but did well in DAL. The Jazz do best with really high draft
picks. I am not sure Jimmer is the "real deal" but he can shoot and
the Jazz should buy an extra pick to get him with a 10-20 pick. DWill was the best player on the Jazz. Favors/Harris do not replace him.
Favors may eventually in a couple of years be as good. The Jazz are
far weaker right now because of this trade. They may be stronger in the long
i was jealous when i thought denver would get the new jersey trade players and
picks. wow we get them. great trade.thanks keven.
It is much like right after a divorce and hard for me to look forward with a
positive attitude although it is good it is over.All the Jimmer
remarks make me think fans are not that bright. Not sure how a ball hog can
help the Jazz when he has been shooting 6 for 17 in his last 3 games and is now
injured, and has no proven NBA experience. I am not that excited as even Dwill
out of college stunk up the league.
The Jazz still have the kid in Italy, Tuni or whatever and he'll be good. They
cut their losses with DWill and it was a good move, but in the next two years
they should be able to use what they have now and in draft picks to fill out a
Everything in Utah is beautiful again. Now bring on Ante Tomic and get him
physically ready for this league and we are on our way!
i wanted this trade to happen...and it did...never thought KOC would do it...its
time to rebuild...it will take us a few years...but i think its time...
I love BYU and Jimmer but he's not what the Jazz need, especially with a lottery
pick. Jimmer is 6'2 at best and will have to be a combo guard in the NBA. I'm
not sure I see him being a starter. He can score though and scorers are always
welcome.If the Jazz don't make the playoffs this season they will have 2
lottery picks, their own and NJ's.
Devin Harris isn't a "washed up whiner". You'd be a whiner too if your
team only won 11 games last season.We traded a #3 pick for another #3 pick
and a starting point guard. I think Harris will do just fine, when Deron was out
hurt Watson was almost getting tripple doubles every night. That right there
shows you Deron can be replaced.I highly doubt they're done, they have so
many trading pieces now (AK expiring contract + lotto picks), you have to think
they're going to do one more trade before the end of tomorrow. My guess is AK is
the next one on the chopping block. There's no way they'd trade Al or Paul, plus
moving AK makes rotation room for Favors, and we desperately need a shooting
guard bad. I say another trade is goin down!
The "new" Jazz get blown out by the Mavs. Ha ha ha.Get used to
it. I will celebrate every loss. What a stupid move to trade the face of the
franchise, and for people to applaud that dumb decision is even more inane. The
Jazz have always been, and will continue to be, losers.
I checked out some videos of Devin Harris and I'm warming up to this trade.Harris was the go-to guy (aside from Nowitzki) in the Mavs in 08-09He's seems more athletic than Williams....somewhere between Rose and
Williams. (He even got a Guinness Record for going from baseline to baseline the
fastest)Three unkowns:His basketball IQ (Williams was high)His shot (is it to where it was back in Dallas?)Hist attitudeBut I dunno...I'm not a scout or anything...
Good trade, just hope Corbin has it in him to let his rook's develop. How can
you say that jimmer can't make it in the NBA when you can see guys that have
provin themselves (Durrant,Wade,Rose, just to name a few) are sayin he could do
pretty well. I'm just saying I trust their judgement. I agree with Infinity, 2
guard are hard to come by now days and Jimmer will be the closest thing we can
Forget the Jimmer garbage right now dreamers. We just made the biggest and best
trade in Jazz history. D-Will was a malcontent that was going to leave next year
but the wonderful thing about this whole issue is that he will not get to chose
where he plays. as for Oh please whoever you are, enjoy Illinois and leave Utah
to us residents. We have been winers and the record shows it, maybe not
championship but I'll bet tons that your franchise will be a looooong time
winning another. By the way good luck with the "loozer"!
How about the Jazz trade Paul Millsap for another lottery pick....think about
it...they will have 2 lottery picks...if both of them landed on the top 5...we
could get....Kyrie Irving and Perry Jones...or Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes
or...Kyrie Irving and Jonas Valanciunas...plus we would get Ante Tomic next
year...that would move Al Jeff to his natural position at PF...if we miss out on
Kyrie Irving...there's Kemba Walker...which i think...would be a solid
pick...though Kemba is only 6 feet...wonder if he could handle today's NBA
Good 2 guards are hard to come by?We had a good 2 guard and let him go to
Portland.One stupid move after another.
I watched last nights game with no hope, nobody on the court could get his own
shot, or even hit anything with any consistancy. The defense stunk but has for
sometime so... With that said I can only hope that this trade has the same
effect as the Dallas Cowboys when they traded Hershell Walker to Minnesota for a
pile of unproven talent and draft picks to later go on to win 3 Super Bowls with
the players and picks they recieved. Heres to hoping!!
Re: Jim987Need a center? If you look at NBA Centers over the last 25
games, Al Jefferson is in the top 10 in performance/production. You add Derick
Favors (6'10 and 250) to that front line and Al's game just gets better. Both
are long and offensively athletic. This helps the Jazz compete with some of the
larger front lines in the West. It also gives depth to the bench depending on
how Ty sets his rotation. So I have to respectfully disagree with your point.
I wonder if the Jazz would consider bringing in somebody like Karl Malone
specifically to help Favors progress? Karl recently stated that he'd love to
coach with the Jazz. Even if it turns out to be a train wreck, it would only be
until the end of the season and at least Favors would see that the Jazz are
serious about his progression.They brought in Hornececk to teach AK
how to shoot.