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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 23 2011 2:39 p.m. MST

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Anonymous Infinity
American Fork, UT

Great to see Williams move on, but yes, it will be interesting to see what will happen to Harris and Favors when they learned they were going to fly over country, no bright lights or nonstop partying with their brothers and sisters. That is the big drawback for players coming to Utah. A BIG BIG BIG PROBLEM going forward. That is why I am constantly saying we are looking at 14 D League teams every year (as in the lottery teams who don't make the playoffs). I am afraid that Utah will be joing that group as we move into the post Sloan era, where the team is now being coached by inexperienced people at the top of the coaching staff, and probably a constantly changing roster which adds to the lack of continuity from year to year. The team lacks a true center and a feisty power forward of the Malone veriety to go against the elite teams. Lack of players to counter the Kobe type guards is also a problem. AK is finished and so is Okur in my estimation. So what we have left is a "nice" team that will be lurking around 8th place. JAZZ.

MJB
Tooele, UT

What a liar! It was all DWill that got Sloan to leave. I will never have any respect for that type of player. We'll be better off without him. Good riddance!

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

New Jersey lost out on Labron James and Carmello Anthony. Having been spurned twice are now on the rebound. If you think Williams was unhappy in Utah, imagine how much he is he going to like New Jersey that has a record of 17/40 and just lost two of their best players to the Jazz? I'll bet he won't be signing any long term deal with the 'Nets unless they can bring in a lot more talent in a hurry.

Utes21
Salt Lake City, ut

Still people living in 98, get over it you either support the Jazz or not. We could easily lose our franchise in a couple years. Then you would have nothing to compalin about and the world would be a happier place.

moodyblue77
Provo, UT

This was a last-second deal that came only after at least three other New Jersey deals did not happen.

New Jersey is overwhelmingly excited about their good fortune. Deron will now be able to get to Dallas to replace Jason Kidd. As soon as he opts out.

Favors was the bust of this year's draft.

Devin Harris cannot carry a team.

The Jazz pulled the trigger very quickly, indicating panic in the front office.

Everybody in Utah has done a great job of making Boozer and Williams out to be villains.

It will be a very long time before we see a team that makes it to the conference finals--as they did just a couple of years ago.

The odds are better that the franchise will be sold and moved.

Al Bundy
murray, ut

good call utes21 and moodyblue77

People around the NBA are saying wht a great move this is fir the NETS! It is getting harder to support the Jazz!

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

This was ineviatable given DBaby forcing Sloan out....

He refused to run the plays Coach Sloan called and he cost us the games as a result.....when he got yelled at at half time against Chicago, he folded and cost us that game too......

Who wants an insubordinate on your team...Dballbaby is a cancer......

If Greg wants to earn points and prove he is a chip off the old block he better say:

DWill was a problem for the organization and when we lost the greatest coach the NBA has ever known because of his attitude, we had no choice but to part ways....we are excited to have Favors and Harris and we ask the community to embrace them....

CocoNutzz
Salt Lake City, UT

D-Will will be pimped out by the Russian owner and Jay Z. Dont be surprised to D-Will on alot of comercials here in the future.

Good Luck D-Will you were my favorite NBA player but I love the Jazz more. Jazz made the right choice for there future

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

I think the Jazz just sent a couple of messages to all their current and future players. No player is bigger than the franchise and the coach is in charge, no matter how important you think you are to the team. Good job Jazz!

3for5spotshooter
St George, Utah

JAZZ in 8th place in the standings...

Looks like a franchise in disarray...

If I were Williams I'd take the $$$ and run too..

3for5spotshooter
St George, Utah

Bad wrist and all...

WIlliams ALWAYS played hard...

I liked where the JAzz were with Williams, Jefferson, Milsap and Miles...

To me the problem was always small market money and a few players who were inconsistent around these guys.

SJ Mom
Draper, UT

Since when is it "news" to care about what the media thinks?

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Smart money move Jazz! If you wait until next year Deron leaves without the Jazz getting anything out of the deal. Pull the triger today to get the most out of a tough situation.

Assuming Deron stays after next year, New Jersey ended up with a better deal than New York.

The days of players like Stockton and Malone being committed to one team for the long haul are long gone.

Go Jazz!!!

Observation-ist
Ogden, UT

I may be in the vast minority but my attitude is ... If you don't want to be here, move on. I want players on the Jazz who want to be here and are willing to work hard.

Give me Millsap, Matthews (I know he's not here but he fits my mold of wanting to be here and working hard) and others like them. I'll be happy with the result

Best of Luck Deron. I was mistaken in thinking you were different ... I hoped you were more like Stockton than Lebron. My bad.

Bugoff
Houston, TX

DWill FORCED SLOAN OUT!

Actually

'"No,'' Sloan said in a phone interview with FanHouse on Wednesday. "That didn't have anything to do with it. I left on my own terms.'''

However, so called Jazz fans may have forced DWill out. When Utah gets a super star he gets run off by the so called fans.

Quit whinning about no super stars want to come to Utah. You are the primary reason.

Millers save 3 mill plus 3 mill in lux tax and get an additional 3 mill in cash to pay the remaining lux tax for this year. That is 9 mill saved by this move.

They get Favors the PF of the future who they wanted badly. They get Harris who can be good when he wants to be. They get enough good draft picks they can get the PG of the future to replace DWill for cheap.

This is all about positioning for the CBA. Kiss this year off.

The Jazz are building around Favors, AJ and Hayward and maybe Millsap. They will add more talent as needed.

They are building a good affordable team.

"players (coaches) come and go but the franchise will go on (Gail).

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

the media thought that Jefferson was going to save the team. they have yet to be accurate on player or personel moves.

The Jazz will still end up moving a pf off the team as well. Where can they sign Nene?

In hindsight Deron was thrilled with the acquisition of Bell and Jefferson and said the team had got better but when he was running the team the season was not kind to him.

Without Boozer, Deron sputtered and crashed. He is not big enough by himself to win in the NBA. Had he been coachable his coach and many fans could have told him that.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

SJ Mom | 3:38 p.m. Feb. 23, 2011
Draper, UT
Since when is it "news" to care about what the media thinks?
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But they care about what posters think?

Thanks for the Memories Deron...

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Some of you are missing the boat here. Williams didn't ask for this trade. All the articles are saying it caught him off guard as much as it did the rest of the players. This is the organization flexing it's muscle and sending a message.

Captain L
Provo, UT

It is always hard to lose a star player, but I think this will be a good move.
Todd, I don't think your complaints about KOC and the front office have ever held any water, they just wanted to make the right moves. This proves they are willing to move anyone and make any trades necessary to try to make this team better.
Houdini: CJ could be moved in the next 24 hrs but I doubt it. KOC again mentioned CJ as one of the core players on this team. CJ isn't the player we need him to be but he can be and I think the FO think they can get him to play how they need him to.
Love getting Favors he is a stud and has great potential but potential is just that potential and it will take time. The Jazz do have some young talented players to go forward with though. I really like Hayward & Evans, add Favors & CJ and two probable lottery picks and the Jazz will have alot of talent that is young. At least now we can look at the draft with anticipation and hope.

OU812
Layton, UT

Actually Mormon Ute, the Jazz sent a message to their fans which is they are not in it to win it. You can't win without a superstar. DW is arguably the best PG and one of the top 10 players overall. You build a team around him. The Jazz couldn't provide the goods. Taking players like Heyward? in the draft instead of talented PF you can groom is not going to get you very far. The Jazz have let the game pass them by. DW complained to sign players to win a championship and he played like he wanted to win. Don't blame him for wanting more. In the end the Jazz will be nothing more then a over achieving 1st or 2nd round exit, if they make the playoffs.
I for one will cease to follow the Jazz any longer. Not much into the NBA, its nearly fixed anyways.

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