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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 23 2011 11:00 a.m. MST

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Highland, UT

The NBA needs to get salaries and contracts under control. That means no guaranteed contracts. The league must have the ability to fire unmotivated players.

Until then, I could care less. The NBA is no longer a league or product that I care about. This from someone who used to attend the games in a suite.

Payson, UT

Just a thought: It will be interesting to see if this is a ploy by the Jazz to try to land Jimmer Fedette in th up coming draft this summer, as several Jazz brass has seen him several times this season and love what they see.

Idaho Falls, ID

I wonder if anyone will answer the phone from DWill to help him move. Give me a call D and I will.

Farmington, UT

My heck. So many posters here have the same "all or nothing" attitude you accuse D-Will of having... ironic, isn't it?

What happened between D-Will and Sloan are between those two. Let it rest, already, and move on. They have!

Until we have an "ESPN Utah," of course we can expect the media to kiss New York money and look at trades from their perspective. Same thing happened with the Carmelo trade--read national media stuff and you wouldn't even know the Nuggets were involved in trading Carmelo.

Personally, I like to believe Greg Miller is right on this one--he didn't see that D-Will was going to re-sign here in Utah, so while we were making a major transition, we might as well transition at PG as well.

Ty "the Milkman" Corbin is a great man. He's a guy to cheer for as a coach. We essentially got 3 solid lottery picks, cash, and Devin Harris for D-Will--I really like this trade going forward. If Favors reaches his potential....holy cow.

Now about that defense....Mavs might finish this game shooting 60%, yet.

St.George, Utah

I've been waiting for someone to post a comment about Jimmer. I think it would be absolutely plausible for the Jazz to pick up Jimmer, and I think he'd make a great shooting guard. I agree.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Now that the dust is settling I think this was a smart move on the part of the Jazz.

Not only do they get mileage by sending the message that no player is safe. Which should motivate all the players to play their best all the time.

They also get the most value possible for Williams. They've watched other teams wait only to have the player decide not to re-sign at any price and move on.

Yes, fans will have to be patient as the team rebuilds now, but players need to understand that loyalty goes both ways.

Al Bundy
murray, ut

Dixie Aggie

Jimmer would be a good fan draw, I don't think he can replace D-Will?

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

He's a great talent and a tough competitor (even though his heart wasn't totally in Utah the past few weeks)... I'll miss him. But he was obviously going to leave us soon anyway... so why not get something to help us rebuild out of it?

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