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Published: Thursday, April 14 2011 12:49 a.m. MDT

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mulrich
Provo, UT

CJ at the right price would be great on the team. I don't think that price is much over 4M/year though.

CJ improved a lot over the off season and then got hurt and regressed (maybe this was two years ago). He has potential he just needs someone that pushes him to play hard consistently or he needs to only play 15-20 minutes per game.

I'm still hoping we bring AK back (for the right price). His value is probably 6-8M/year. I would start him at the 3 and have CJ/Hayword at the 2 and backing up at the 3.

I'm crossing my fingers that Barnes decides to go pro and that he's still available when we draft. Not many other wing options out there.

And how about an update from DN and Jody about Ante Tomic. It's about time he comes to Utah.

BillM75
Salt Lake City, UT

CJ will be back, still very young & athletic and his expiring contract is reasonable and he'd be a good trade chip if nothing else. Someone must tell him he's not Ray Allen, and he must work with a coach did get a consistent stroke down.

No way in the world the Jazz cut Evans. He's Hayward's BFF and 2nd round picks that can provide anything (which he can) are gold due to their cheap cap number.

Anonigma
Murray, UT

OK, I'm like 80% sure that O'Connor will get rid of CJ. It'll be a heartless, business decision, but if anyone can get fire players in this organization, it's O Connor. I hope CJ gets one more year, but not likely.

Reason I say this is because Hayward has shown so much improvement in 10 months that CJ has absolutely no excuse to be 6 years in this league and still be making the awful decisions he does. It's either a laziness thing or he

Heck, you can see Hayward's work over CJ's. Hayward looks like he's in much much better shape than CJ. I remember when Hayward was drafted he looked really weak. Conditioning alone shows you the contrast in their work ethics.

Dr Truth
SLC, ut

Hayward, Evans, Favors, Milsap and Jefferson are all high percentage shooters. What should excite Jazz fans is that 3 of them are rookies. And even as their time expanded at the end of the season, their percentages remained pretty much the same and or improved!!

Unfortunately, you can't say the same for CJ. Which shows a lack of improvement. More time + same level of poor shooting percentage= the door. You can't be one of the worst shooters in the league and still pull down 4 million can you?

The Jazz thought they were getting 40 percent on 3's from Bell but didn't happen. We don't need more chuckers, we need shooters and better shot selection. CJ is a nice kid, sorry it didn't work out.

CTguy30
Colchester, CT

Having grown up in Utah, and now being exposed to "real" pro-sports teams here on the East Coast, I've come to realize that from the ownership down to the least paid player, the Utah Jazz will ALWAYS be the same organization year in and year out. They'll have good years, even great years, but I have NEVER seen ANY consistency, like I saw in the Stockton/Malone era, and even then, they weren't a powerhouse; I mean, they had to contend with Jordan and the Bulls. Until the ownership can afford the M. Jordans, K. Bryants, or L. James, the Utah Jazz will always just having their "ups and downs". Either way, you just have to love them or not.

weedeater
Murray, UT

My wish for Karl Malone's involvement in Favors' development is to send Favors to Lousiana to go huntn' with Karl alone. Karl talks a little bit about huntn' n stuff (Karl talk little is part of my wish-ha), then simply say to Derrick some thing like "You know, I was ROUGH when I came in the league, I was young, kinda' like you." And that's it.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

It's a good thing there are so many people on these posts that know what the Jazz need and don't need. I can't imagine where we'd be without the vast array of knowledge and wisdom found here.

CocoNutzz
Salt Lake City, UT

@ NeddGrimey its what being a sports fan is about. Its something to talk about, and discuss. Try adding on to the discussion, if not move along.

BillM75
Salt Lake City, UT

The Michael Jordans, Kobe Bryants, etc, LOL, there are more than one of each? You don't "afford" guys like that, you either draft them or else are a desirable team that THEY want to sign with as a free agent. How many LeBron Jameses has San Antonio signed as free agents?

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