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Published: Thursday, July 1 2010 11:40 p.m. MDT

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Portland Trail Blazers

Okay... Maybe this will work..
We'll see if Utah gets owned again by POR...

Portland is trying to get Chris Paul and they say Rudy Fernandez is one of the pieces that would have to work out to trade, so maybe having Wesley Matthews backing up B-Roy would work, it would make sense, but other wise, Matthews will just be riding the bench if he comes to POR and Rudy stays. POR needs a strong Back up to LA, the Oden Camby situation looks good know.

Imagine... Chris Paul, Roy, LA, Camny, Batum, Oden, Matthews all on the same team... sweet!

MJB

I think the top priority for the Jazz would be to sign Matthews to a long contract. We were able to see how well he fits in with the team and the passion and love of the game he has. He's not afraid to hustle and play defense. He was one of the bright spots on the team last year.

Big_Ben

1280 reporting that Kyle Korver has not been contacted by the Jazz in any way. Hes gone.

Jazz Source

These agents and their propaganda. I understand though, it is their job to literally create a market for their player so that they get the most money.

The reality is what did the Blazers get from wasting their time on Millsap? Nothing.

The Jazz have already said they want Matthews back and plan to match any reasonable offer.

Let a team waste their time with their money tied up while the Jazz wait until the last possible minute to let them know they wasted their time again.

Of course teams are interested but "interested" is alot different than actually making an offer. Basically it is teams covering their bases as contingencies. Does anyone really believe 3 teams besides the Jazz are going to make Matthews offers?

He is a nice player but lets be realistic. Millsap got one offer and that team wasted their time. If other teams want to waste their time I guess they are entitled.

The Jazz will only match if its a reasonable salary as tweeners are a dime a dozen. Never overpay for a role player.

Ask New Orleans--they overpayed for Mo Pete--many here whined we should have. Jazz right you were wrong.

Portland Trail Blazers

bring him to Portland!!!

Bugoff

Tony Allen can replace Mathews if he gets unreasonable. He does a better job of guarding Kobe. He shoots 3s.

I hope Wes stays.

POR does not have enough cap space to get CP. It would have to be a trade and CP would have to demand it to POR. If they did get CP they would only have the MLE to work with.

If I were Wes I would be more worried about signing with POR and then getting traded to some junk team for a player POR actually needed.

SG is a minor position for the Jazz. In spite of their continuity bias they can and will trade unreasonable players at SG. Look at Brewer now.

POR does not even have a GM. Who is doing the deal making? It sounds like smoke and maybe a little poker in hopes of harassing the Jazz into overpaying.

H2OSKI

re: Portland Trail Blazers

"We'll see if Utah gets owned again by POR..."

Uh, in case you did not get the memo Portland did not get Millsap. All they did was essentially wasted their time and effort. The price the Jazz paid for Millsap, over the life of the contract, was about market value.

I am not sure how Portland losing/not getting a guy they wanted means the Jazz got owned.

I just read Portland lost out on another deal trying to get CP3 last week. THAT IS NOW FAILED/DEAD!

One strike, two strikes,......

Portland already had tweeners more athletic than Matthews anyways. He is a nice player but a player his size and skill set is replaceable...lets not forget he was not even drafted. He flourishes in large part because of the system he is in here in Utah. History has proven that.

An Asian Perspective

Please let go of Boozer. That's the top priority.

Bring back Ronnie Brewer if possible. Now that Memphis is not holding him back, he may come much cheaper than it would have cost should the Jazz extended his contract last year. He may even come cheaper than Wes right now.

As long as Jazz starts Memo at center who cannot score around the rim but a good long range shooter, Ronnie's ability to move so well off the ball and score in the paint fits very well to the current system. Also, he was the best perimeter defender when he was traded (after which Wes stepped up). He's been very durable until when he was traded (immediately after which he injured).

That being said, I hope Jazz can retain Wes. He's in the best system he can ask for to play up to his potential.

Big_Ben

@ Bugoff

Are you saying Tony Allen shoots threes? Tony Allen is a terrible shooter and would be essentially a smaller, more injury-prone Ronnie Brewer in our system.

Portland Trail Blazers

POR can use Matthews if POR loses Rudy , Przy, Miller, bayless to get CP3.

If it want for POR, Utah wouldnt have such serious financial situations, Maynor would still be in Utah same as Brewer. Oh good ol' Portland, owns Utah's lazy GM.

THere are currently 2 guys acting as GM in portland as of now.

If i were a Jazz fans I would want POR's old GM Prichard, to replace lazy KOC.

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland's system is best for Wesley. And the fans in Portland would appreciated him more in Portland than they do down in SLC.

Actually Portland's system with McMillan, along with Miller, Roy would be better for him. Wesley could become a true 6th man and not have to have a team, like Utah will, that will expect him to be a starter and put points up.

With Portland he can come off the bench and be part of a 2nd unit with Oden, Bayless,Babbitt that would be very strong.

Bugoff

@Ben Thanks for the correction. You are right. I got the wrong stat line.

BBSmith

@ Portland Trail Blazers

Didn't the Blazers get swept by the Jazz?

Nuff' Said!!!

Old Timer

@Portland Trail Beezer. You talk about Oden, just what has he done for your team and what will the future hold? Probaly not much! Just like the year you passed on MJ, what did you get that year besides a chronic injury plagued piece of junk. I guarantee if you play the same game as last year and want to over pay Mathews you "JUST" might get your wish and get him. We will be fine without an overpaid player, because unlike PORTLAND we will find another "diamond in the rough to replace Mathews, it's just the Jazz MO to do this year after year. What finds has your loser management found?

jazzbball

Oh my goodness....Tony Allen???? He's a horrible, HORRIBLE shooter!!!
Stupid Portland. Their goal is to stick it to the Jazz, plain and simple, just like with Millsap.
Hope we can keep him and maybe get Morrow or Watson from GS to replace Korver.

dhsalum

Please keep Matthews. I really think this team is headed in the right direction with some really good young talent.Re sign AK next for about 6-8 mil/yr. And hopefully Gortat from the Boozer deal and I think Hayward will really turn into a great pick. Not like Wall Cousins Monroe or Henry from this draft but still a really good pick. As long as D-Will stays and continues to improve like he has been, the Jazz will continue to be a playoff team. I really have no idea how they can get up to a championship level but I gave up on that a long time ago...

The Great Houdini

I would`nt doubt it one bit if 3 teams called about Matthews ,I bet before this is all done there will be a bunch more interested in him.He`s a real ballplayer,hope we keep him,but some moron team like the jailblazers might overpay

md

re: Portland Trail Blazers

You seem delusional. Babbitt? Bayless? Oden? Yeah, what a special second unit. The Jazz will still own them. Roy, yes. Miller, yes. The rest of your team, yuck. BTW, why do you waste our time as Jazz fans with your Blazer yacking. We really don't care.

T-spoon

@ Portland Trail Blazers

Thanks for the laugh! You really need to get a life. A Blazer fan that stalks the Jazz articles all day long? LOL!

"If it want for POR, Utah wouldnt have such serious financial situations"

You may want to learn proper grammar too. You really think the Millsap contract put us in "serious financial situations"? We were going to sign him for 8 million a year despite what Portland did. LOL! His contract sure isn't a problem.

You're quite delirious if you think Portland even has a chance at Chris Paul. Why would the Hornets take a bunch of nobodies to give away their best player?

Have fun obsessing over the Jazz day-after-day! See you later!

Richie

Back end load a good contract for Matthews and forget Portland. Matthews doesn't want to sit on the bech while Brandon Roy is the star.

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