With Anthony and Billups going to NY even I enjoyed the all star weekend. I think Denver now drops as their team is gutted to some extent and
takes time to regroup with less talent at PG and SF. DEN gets
Gallinari, Felton, Chandler and Corey Brewer. They lose Billups,
Anthony, Balkman, Sheldon Williams and Anthony Carter. Anthony and Billups are
the top 2 scorers, Williams rebounds. Balkman and Carter are bit players. Felton Chandler and Gallinari are the 2,3 and 4 scorers for the Knicks.
Brewer scores 8.6 a game but with a low shooting percentage. Chandler seems to be the best player of the bunch. Maybe the Jazz
can get it together in time to make a move ahead of DEN.
Bugoff you sound like you are becoming a clone of Miller and O Connor,you feel
the Jazz will get better by subtraction? Read my other post tonight. And this
is the true answer let Denver get worse and not be proactive to make a deal?Spare us
A deal at this point has to make long term sense. I do not see a deal that
makes long term sense from a player or money angle. The new CBA is
going to rewrite the rules. Until that is final it is wise to not make any moves
that lock in long term money.The Jazz have 27 mill in expiring
contracts in AK and Okur over this year and next. Once the dust
settles on the CBA the Jazz are in great position to improve. Don't fire the
money now. Wait for the right players. It is a timing issue for me.
I see no player the Jazz CAN add this year who will actually make them a
contender this year. Wait for the right move.
The Jazz should look at trading Okur and or Fes for a big man. There are a few
looking to get out of their existing situations and who have good scoring and
blocking numbers...something the Jazz big men are without.
This is the same old scenario in Utah. More than likely no trades, unlike
"every" single contending team right now in the NBA have done to stay
competitive. Get used to it fans it just doesn't happen in good old conservative
Utah. I'm glad I live several hundred miles from SLC and will not be tempted to
be a season ticket or nightly buyer. My life will go on and the sun will
continue to rise without the Jazz team being here or winning a championship. How
sad it must be to rely upon pro sports for your very existence!
I'm sure D-Will enjoyed his experience! All of his overpaid cronies sitting
around for a weekend trying to figure out which players will team up with them
to create the next superteam. Sounds like lots of fun to me.Unless
the NBA creates a hard salary cap (a la NFL)and makes a few other changes, the
small market teams like Utah will be forever forgotten and never have a chance
to compete (a la MLB). The Jazz's competitiveness hinges LARGELY on this new
CBA. The Jazz can't continue to compete with the Lakers (I guess they really
haven't competed) when the Lakers payroll is roughly $19 million more than the
Jazz. That is enough that the Jazz could add a Pau Gasol and the payroll's
would be even. That is a HUGE difference, and will only get worse if the CBA
doesn't do something to even the score.
Glad to hear the Melo deal went through.That means the rumor about
Deron going to the knicks is now officially impossible/irrelevant.With Melo and Amare there they will already have OVER 40 million per year tied
up in just two players....and we thought AK's salary was alot!!After
the new CBA passes there is no way the Knicks will take on yet another 20
million dollar player which is what Deron will likely get. That would put them
over the cap (but likely just under lux tax) with 3 players. Not likely to
happen.That being said it does not mean Deron will not be going
somewhere else unless they can put some prospect of a team together around here
that can win some games.Losing is getting systemic around here now.
And don't think Deron won't be thinking about distancing himself from the
millstone rumor around his neck about being responsible for Sloan's
departure.That alone may drive him out of this town so he won't
perpetually be asked about it by our media geniuses we have around here.
D-Will is throwing all of you a curve ball, because the destination he really
wants dearly is Dallas Texas, and just remember when and where you heard it!
Here's your trade Kevin. D-Will, A.K. and C.J. to New Jersey for Devon Harris,
Troy Murphy, Sasha Vujack, and a #1 draft pick. The salaries match for the NBA
trading requirements and it's a position for position trade. Get er done.
@Vince--what in the heck is going on here? That trade is garbage buddy. That is
by no means an upgrade nor will it help the Jazz long-term. FYI, the salaries
don't match (Nets $26,424,366) (Jazz $36,463,153). That's over a 10 mill
difference....please enlighten me. Vince let's wait and see what the CBA brings.
I agree and have though all along DWill would love to go back home (Texas) but
let's try and stay positive for now. DWill is a Jazz and let's keep cheering him
and the Jazz on. I for one hope and pray they can keep him on the
roster.....they cannot replace him right now. Devon Harris is not DWill and
never will be. When Deron get's healthy he is an animal. He's not perfect but I
love the guys game...unbelievable.