Due to KOC's incompetence, the Jazz in less than a year have lost their 3 best
players: D-Will, Boozer, and Wesley Matthews. And, next year they will lose
their next best player, AK-47. This has all emanated from the horribly bad
signings of Millsap and Okur.Now, Jazz fans are seeing another bad
KOC decision, the permanent promotion of Ty Corbin to head coach. Corbin so far
is 1-5 which shouldn't surprise anyone since Corbin has zero experience in the
#1 chair.Regarding the coach, Jazz management should travel 90 miles
to the north and offer the job to one of the best coaches in the country, Stu
Morrill, a coach who consistently wins with low level talent and transfers.The old Utah Stars made this trip to the north when Bill Sharman left
the team to coach the Lakers and was replaced by Aggie's LaDell Anderson who led
the Stars to two consecutive Western divison title games.
I'd rather get excited in the future...rather than being disappointed by the
past...so here's to the Jazz...hoping that they'll have a great future with the
trade...i for one is excited about the possibilities...Harrison Barnes or Perry
Jones might end up with us..
To Doc33,Great logic and comments....
Doc, we'll have to watch this play out over the next 3 years. D Will is
terrific. He's probably going to the hall of fame someday. He's in his prime.
But, regardless of how great he is, he wasn't going to re-sign with the Jazz.
If KOC hadn't pulled the trigger, Utah would have lost him for nothing. Now,
the Jazz get FOUR potential lottery picks, including a proven point guard in
Devin Harris. Give KOC and the Millers credit for making this bold move.
Doc, how easy it is for you to look back in the rear view mirror and second
guess his picks. If you are so smart and he is so dumb why don't you call out
some picks for next year. Or will we be waiting tell the end of next season for
your draft pick report card? What a joke !! Some advice , stop watching
sportscenter and actually watch a jazz game.
Jazz fans shouldn't be optimistic with the trade of D-Will. The team will be
the worst for it, and it all can be traced to the awful moves of KOC. First, he
signs Okur to 2/year 20 million dollar extension when no one else would, and now
it appears that Okur is washed up. Then, O'Connor signs Millsap to another
ridiculous contract when he could have drafted DeJuan Blair who is as good as
Millsap and makes less than a million dollars a year.So, last year
the Jazz were 10 million over the cap, and to address that, they traded their #1
pick of 2009 Eric Maynor getting nothing else in return. Later in the year, the
Jazz found that they couldn't resign Carlos Boozer because of their cap
situation, losing him to the Bulls and finally, after finding their best 2 guard
since Hornacek retired, the team couldn't afford to pay Wesley Matthews 3 to 4
million in salary letting him go to Portland where Matthews is averaging 17 a
game.Kevin O'Connor is way overrated as a GM and frankly, should be
fired for allowing this all to happen.
CJ needs to get his head examined. Imagine saying the team needs Korver. It is
beyond comprehension.Korver is making $5m this season and Jimmer
ferdette has longer range, shoot faster AND can dribble a basketball and he is
in college. I am not saying Jazz would be better off with ferdette, but they
are better off without Kyle.Korver evaporated each time the team
would drag him into the playoffs. He was utterly worthless as a player, a very
nice guy but as a player no matter how many players the Jazz fielded they cannot
make up for his glaring deficiencies.welcome new guys.
@ Agg13 | 3:55 p.m. Feb. 28, 2011 Actually the big mistake with
Wesley Matthews was that the Jazz didn't sign him to a reasonable contract
BEFORE Portland made an offer. The jazz couldn't afford to match.The Jazz
knew they wanted him and he would have signed a multi-year contract with the
jazz for much less ... but they had to go send him shopping.
Somewhat like Phoenix, good team that alyays finds a way to lose. However when your life is somewhaat limited by the no no's, and being a Fan is
one of the things you can do. Then why Not be a Jazz Fan.
I love D Will, but I want nothing more than for his New Jersey Nets to lose a
bunch so that the Jazz get a top lottery pick this year.
Fans, traded players are like divorces, and death. Sooner or later you have to
get over losing someone and the quicker you adjust to the fact they are not
coming back the easier your life will be. That doesn't mean that you should
forget them but move on O.K.?
CJ , Miles was getting 20 because buddy Dwill was passing him the ball. It seems
everyone else is playing better now that they are actually involved. Now don't
get all excited I am not calling for him to be thrown out of town or anything. I
for one would love to see a more limited role for him. Like coming off the
bench. I just really don't think he is the long term solution. I might be wrong
though. I am just going off of the last 5 seasons..
Yes this will turn into the best Jazz trade in history (there really hasn't been
that many to compete with). When DWill leaves NJ high and dry in 2012 every one
will see that we got a future, possibly 4 lottery picks for nothing.
@Old TimerI'm with you. I am looking forward to watching these guys
mesh and grow and it is going to be so much fun. There are obviously going to be
growing pains, but the future is bright and the ride will be so much fun!@duke5As far as trades go, I think it is one of the best if
not the best trade decisions they have made. Can you think of a better trade
than this one that helped the franchise more and was a smarter move?
To Gazelle... "The best move in Jazz history"? Get real!
@CJ Miles- I think we are missing Korver and Matthews a ton. We need a good wing
and someone who is a threat to come in and knock down threes consistently.
Korver could change the momentum of a game instantly. Matthews is going to be a
good player in the league for a long time, not matching Portland on him was a
Fans please, let's not have this crazy "instant gratification"
mentality now and in the future. It may take awhile for these guys and others on
the team to mesh and be a solid team like we want. The fact is that we are in a
deep hole, and might miss the playoffs. To get in the playoffs this year is
going to be awful tough and might be that we don't make it. With that a
possibility I say so what? You are going to go up against a number 1 or 2 team
and more than likely wouldn't get past them, so really is this year that
important or would you want more to build for next year? I know, I know winning
is the goal, but lets be fair this year and support this group whatever happens
and hopefully correct the direction of our ship and sail straight and true in
the future. O.K.? Go Jazz!
I hope these guys are treated with the utmost respect. I hope it means
something, maybe more than money, to have the total support of not just Utah,
but the Jazz are loved in New Mexico too. Favors has the basketball IQ and
Harris is pure talent...WELCOME
JazzyMan......Maybe you are being sarcastic? But there is a lot of truth in
your statement. CJ is upset that Dwill was traded away and has been playing bad
the past two games. Before that, he was scoring 20 a night with Dwill here and
Jerry gone.Not too sure what to expect from him tonight or whether
Corbin will play him....I like the Favors kid. He understands the
game on both sides of the ball. He is very young. I like him over Millsap in
the long run. Harris is a proven guard who will fit in nicely in Utah. I just can't understand why the Jazz can not win with this current team?
They have all the pieces minus Memo's outside shooting. Maybe Korver and
Matthews meant more to this team than I realized?
Where is Saxton when you need him. Good luck guys. Remember No All
Time is picked where john or Carl have to sit down. Carl some maybe
but never John. He could come out of the grave and help the Jazz.
Miles is the guy that could elevate this team out of the slump. He might be
ticked off at the organization because of the William's trade. Come on Miles,get
over it and help your tem,buddy. Need your three point shooting and athletic
drives to the basket.
Does anyone remember how Karl Malone looked his first year in the league? Favors
has that same look about him. I can't help but think that this guy is going to
be very special. Harris can flat out play the game too! I could see both of
these guys in a Jazz jersey for many years to come.Welcome home, Go
Welcome to the Jazz,Guys. Hope the community and fans treat you well and with
respect. Big Derrick is hopefully going to help us in rebounding and scoring in
the paint. Harris will push the ball and make some things happen. I still think
we can get that 8 or 7 seed.We desperately need someone to start knocking down
open threes. Our weak rebounding and three point shooting/defending is costing
us alot of games. Kirilenko ,although playing better needs to get us more
rebounds as Harpring has said on tv. Go Jazz! I still love this team more than
ever, and their future looks more promising with the draft picks acquired.It has
only been two games ,but Favors is averaging more points per game with the Jazz
already,and he's new to the team and system. You would think that would bode
well for the future.
Welcome, Devin and Derrick, and good luck against a great team tonight!Go
Kevin does not get enough credit for this and for many other things. This will
go down as one of the best moves in Jazz history. I am excited and look forward
to what is to come. Good job Jazz !!