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Utah Sports Ruckus: Go ahead Jazz, go get your palace

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  • meworkingman PLEASANT GROVE, UT
    June 24, 2014 5:29 p.m.

    Since this rumor came out of Cleveland, I'm betting that this trade is just a smokescreen from the Cavs to pump up the value of their number one pick. I'm absolutely hoping that is the case because trading Favors, Burks, and Aaron Gordon (probably who the Jazz would draft at #5) is WAY WAY WAY too much for some unproven draft pick that is more than likely overhyped. Does Wiggins have real talent? Undoubtedly yes. Is he the next Lebron James? Almost undoubtedly no. There are big questions about Wiggin's shot and about his penchant for sometimes disappearing during his college games.

    The Jazz FO would be stupid to trade two foundation pieces and a very good rookie (possibly even better than Wiggins himself) for an unproven rookie. Please Jazz, don't pull the trigger on that trade.

  • BioPowertrain Detroit, MI
    June 24, 2014 9:33 p.m.

    @DN article author: In 2005 we hit a home run by doing this exact same thing -- we traded away the farm to move up two spots and select Deron Williams over Chris Paul. That worked out well . . .

  • King Black Paso Robles, CA
    June 25, 2014 5:21 a.m.

    @BioPowertrain

    ummm ya how did that turn out for New Orleans or Utah for that matter, at least the Jazz made it to the Western Conference Finals and were a challenge for almost every year.

  • pm2215 Clearfield, UT
    June 25, 2014 9:57 a.m.

    @BioPowertrain

    We didn't "trade away the farm" for D-will. We traded the picks that became Martell Webster, Linas Kleiza, and Joel Freeland. The D-Will trade was an absolute robbery of Portland. D-will later netted us Favors and Kanter, so ultimately I think trading those picks to Portland worked out pretty well. I hope the Jazz can find a way to pick another pocket tomorrow.

  • Edogg Washington Washington, UT
    June 25, 2014 10:43 a.m.

    This is a great article. I'd ship off the whole bunch to get an elite player. The team who lands the all-star wins every time. Can anybody out there really say the Jazz were on the winning end of the D-will trade. I was on board at the time, but now I wish they'd rolled the dice and tried to bring in some good role players to play buy his side and see if he would stick around.