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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 23 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Williams is a great player but isn't the leader Utah needs. He's shown that this season; great numbers but no leadership.

Now to convince Sloan to return...this trade is 3 weeks too late...

Ogden, UT

Is the Concord jet still flying? Let's get him on it so he is out of here as fast as possible.

D Williams is a joke and a marginal player at best...

Spanish Fork, UT

This has to be the most ill-advised trade in Jazz history. Williams is a premier, young guard. Devin Harris has already peaked and will not put up numbers as Williams did. O'Connor, you should be the one that resigns now, before you are run out of Utah for good.

Doctor J
Manti, UT

Good Ridence!

DeRon is a problem!

Garrett R
Henefer, UT

Dumb dumb dumb if you ask me.. Oh and fradette is a great guy, that everyone likes in Utah, but as a pro, he might struggle.. Get rid of Kevin o Conner!!!!!!!!!

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

This has huge upside. Watson is playing well, adding Favors and Harris is huge. Will Kirilenko stay? Doesn't matter much now that we're better positioned with picks and players.

Hopefully O'Connor got humbled and can convince Sloan to come back.

American Fork, UT

I was kind of shocked to hear williams leaving so soon but nonetheless it seemed like he wanted to go. I think that Devin Harris and Derrick Favors will come in and be good additions to the team. Hopefully we can start winning again and make the playoffs. That would be nice.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I love this! I never would've wanted this to happen pre-Sloan retirement, but with DWills attitude and blantant disregard for what Sloan wanted him to do, I love this move. No better way to let the players know it won't be tolerated here.

Salt Lake City, UT

This is Awesome, I'm actually excited about basketball again. DWill had too much control, he was unhappy and it's been showing in his game lately. He has been schooled by Westbrook, Rose, and Nash twice in the last few weeks. Nash is like 48 years old, and he took DWill to the woopin shed 2 games in a row.
Favors is what makes this deal good, now Milsap can come off the bench, where he's best. They'll get 2 good first round picks in the draft, good move Jazz.

We the People
Sandy, UT

Worst trade in Jazz history. I no longer support the franchise nor anything that it does. Kevin OConnor is horrible.

Logan, UT

Honestly, all I care about is the fact that I'm a Mom of a 7 year old boy who LOVES the Jazz because of D-Will. Now I have to comfort a 7 year old who is going to be crushed. Yes I understand the Jazz's reasoning. And yes I understand that this is the way the business works. And I get that the Jazz are okay with killing the team this year for the future. But, I'm still going to have to explain it all to a very sad 7 year old. And that, I'm not happy about!

Doctor J
Manti, UT

This Is Wonderful News....DeRon is Gone!

DeRon Is Gone!


WestValleyCity, Utah

ahh really?
Jazz are doing not too great As it is,wish Deronwillams and his family well and more Success :)

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

Nobody wins a championship with their best player as point guard.

Deron has lead this team exactly no-where with his mutiny and "my way" before the coaches attitude.

I guess now we know what the organization thought about how it went down with Deron and Sloan.

Evidently they did not believe his attitude was taking them anywhere.

Salt Lake City, Utah

It makes me wonder if Sloan would have stuck around if he knew this was coming down.

Orem, UT

Big mistake, Williams is the Jazz. Without him this Team goes nowhere for many years to come. The Jazz will never keep star players,if they don't find away to surround Williams with talented players. Good luck Derron, what ever happens. If the Jazz let you get away they have let the best point guard in the NBA go. Larry is turning over in his grave!!

Sandy, UT

interesting - just like Boozer wanting to move on - goodbye Mr. Will if that is what you want after final year 2011-12. Go ahead and do the trade.

Something to think about
Ogden, UT

I'm just glad they are getting "some" value for DWill. Otherwise he'd leave soon and the Jazz would get nothing in exchange. The players are not a big deal to me, but he picks could be! I hope the Jazz do their homework and make the most of them.

I also believe the Jazz fans will feel better about what's on the court. I'd rather have several "50 watt bulbs" burning at 50 watts, than a "100 watt bulb" burning at 50 watts! DWill was not giving the organization his best. I'm okay with the Jazz coming up short as long as they play hard and give their best! Lately, they've been loosing because of a lack of effort!

Time will tell!

Hugh G. Hater

Jazz- Dumping talent since 1979.

Ogden, UT

Is there any way we can throw in CJ as well? If we are going to blow up the team lets also get ride of all the people with a "go it alone" attitude.

We may as well throw AK in as well just to get ride of the bad contract. He will not resign for the 5 - 6 million that he is worth.

Lets really start over and do this right.

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