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Published: Sunday, March 6 2011 9:07 p.m. MST

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Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

welcome Devin

hope you enjoy your stay in Utah

Dick of the NW
Bainbridge Island, Washington

It sounds like if commitment is made to Devin he is the kind of person that would also make a commitment. There is no question Jazz Nation has had their heads spinning with the coaching change and trade. With Ty at the helm and with players under contract, hopefully we can get back to more wins and the playoffs especially with Devin Harris at point guard. The next big step will be the collective bargaining agreement. Hopefully both sides will come to the realization it is in their best interest's to find a solution. This time the health of the NBA is at stake. The fans at the games have been great. Let's keep it up to show support for the hustle and heart of this Jazz team. Go Jazz!

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

No Dwill but I think he is one of the better point guards in the league. Much cheaper than Dwill which allows the organization to sign another good player.

The Jazz need some defenders on the team who can score. Not easy to find.

AJ, Millsap and Favors.....One of them needs to go. Memo needs to go. AK needs to go.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@CJ Miles

i agree...a defensive C who is not a liability in the offense is needed...i see Millsap or Memo going...if the Jazz picks Kanter on the draft...i'd rather trade millsap for a wing...maybe to milwaukee for a first round draft pick and say...CDR or Delfino or Salmons?...AK i think they'll sign him back for cheap...Tomic is not a defensive C....im just hoping for a brighter future...

Wombat1247
Mount Beauty, VIC

if we get the players the espn draft currently predicts - Harrison Barnes & Jimmer - will need a starting SG - if CJ doesn't smarten up - Players i see that are up grabs or out are - Bell, Memo, Elson, Price, Fes and depending the potential trade for the right SG or C - Evans, Hayward, AJ & Millsap - To me the only keepers are Harris, CJ (if consistent - will be cheap @ 3.7m team option), Watson, Favors, Hayward, Evans, AK (at the right price)& AJ
1st unit Harris, ? , Hayward/Barnes, Favors & AJ - bench Watson/Jimmer, CJ, AK/Evans, Milsap , Tomic

scalman
Temecula, CA

Good interview...apparently Devin really enjoys life and helping others. I remember when he was with Dallas and Utah had real trouble guarding him. Hope he stays awhile. As for the upcoming draft, Utah probably won't have a shot at Kyrie Irving, PG from Duke, but might go for Kemba Walker from Connecticut, although he is small. I'm guessing, though, that they will draft for another position and try for a PG next year.

gazelle
Murray, UT

Again... No team is in safe position 5 thru 9. A lot could happen. Chris Paul just got hurt. Jazz play New Orleans two more times. Jazz play the Nuggets one more time. Denver lost their last game, they should have lost the last two. I assume they will be coming back to earth shortly. Phoenix is toss up as well. Jazz are done with them but the sun's play Denver once and New Orleans three more times. And to top it off The Jazz play Memphis one more time with the Grizzlies having have a tough schedule ahead.

A break here or there and the Jazz are back in this. I think they have a good chance of getting better from here on out. I have felt they are just one solid win or two away from breaking it open. I hope so. To not believe right now I think is silly.

Go Jazz

louisiana jazz man
Dubach, LA

if they trade al or sap they won't be winning many games next year

Bearone
Monroe, UT

Great article. I think Harris is going to be a really great player for the Jazz. I wish him all the good fortune in the world. Never give up, JAZZ!!

Observation-ist
Ogden, UT

Fantastic article. Well done Jody.

Welcome to Utah, Devin. If you're willing to give your basketball heart to us Jazz fans, we'll return the honor. We pine for the days of John Stockton who endeared himself to us by giving his all to the Jazz and enjoying his time in Utah.

I'm looking forward to the next two seasons!!! Go JAZZ!!!!!!!!

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

Keep Harris,Millsap,AK,(if possible),AJ,Favors,and Hayward...the rest ...good luck and adios

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

Sorry folks,I forgot Fes on my list,but it seems the coaching staff have also forgotten him.I`ve seen him play and at times he does good things other times he stumbles around like a drunken sailor,but I`d like to know for sure,can the guy play or not? Ostertag got 10 years to prove he was so-so-,miles has had years to show his stuff(not much),give Fes a real shot or send him down the road

JFFR
Salt Lake City, UT

Great article. I have been saying if DWill is a 10 then Harris is an 8 and comes at half the price. I think I might have been wrong, he might be a 9.

Favors has the potential to be a 10 and 2 first round picks...not a bad trade! :)

@The Great Houdini, how many more chances does Fes deserve? He's done. If the Jazz can keep him for about a million, then he's nice to have around, but there's not need for him next year. Especially if we bring in Tomic and he's halfway decent.

ed
Los Olivos, CA

Houdini-
You don't want Watson as backup pg?

SnipeHookyoFace
Farmington, UT

Trade Okur if you can and keep MILLSAP! He is the toughest guy on this team and if you trade him you might as well play the Lottery the next 5 years.

Cut your losses with Miles, don't pick up his option. Trade Bell this off-season to Minnesota since they wanted him during the season. Get rid of Okur if you can and bring in a SG for his Salary and re-sign AK for 5-6, which will leave the Jazz with about 10-12 mil. I'd only trade Millsap for a guy like Bogut. Centers are hard to come by, it would be nice to get a Bogut but you'd have to give up Al/Millsap and a first rounder most likely.

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

ED,Watson is ok,nothing against him,but if we could upgrade it`ll help us,think of some of the backups,Barea,Lawson,Blake,G Hill,just think those are better than Watson,as far as Fes,I just have not seen enough to decide one way or another,big guys typically take longer to develope,and this guy is BIG

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

Tomic,from what I`ve seen he has some nice moves on the offensive side,not much of a defender or rebounder,(he`s about 9`6 and weighs 193 lbs soaking wet)and remember he`s playing EURO ball,that doesn`t always translate to success in the NBA

Not So Fast
Salt Lake City, UT

It will be interesting to see how Harris leads the team next year. I hope the Jazz don't make the playoffs and get as many high draft picks as possible. Start over and build with youth.

JFFR
Salt Lake City, UT

I find it interesting that Jazz fans are okay with not making the playoffs this year.

I'm hoping they do but I won't be too sad if they don't.

@Houdini- I don't know much about Euro ball, so I appreciate your perspective. I've been hopeful for Fes, but he's not very good at finishing plays. Offensively he misses too many dunks and forces too many passes. I love the guy, but with Favors I don't think we'll need him (I'd keep him for cheap, but I think I'd really rather have Elson closing out a game then Fes.)

Anonigma
Murray, UT

Milsap is the persona of this team. You lose him, you lose toughness, hard work, and dedication.
Bad at defense? He leads the team in steals. Top 5 in blocks on the team. Leads the team in FG %.
Monster scorer. Look for him to start shooting that 3 ball next year

Fes needs to go. Tomic should come in.
Get a big-man coach for Favors over the summer.
Hornacek to help Devin, Hayward, and Evans shoot better.

All the team needs now is a prolific and consisten 3 point shooter that is not CJ or Raja.

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