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Published: Monday, July 25 2011 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

This guy presents quite the quandry.

His size and athletic talent (in relation to his size) are mouth-watering.

His work ethic and on-the-court performance make O'Connor throw up in his mouth.

He still can't shoot a free throw to save his soul but you can't teach size. If the Jazz could sign him for cheap/around league minimum amount then he is a worthwhile deep bench role player for spot minutes.

We have been waiting several years now and there has not been alot of improvement...some but not alot.

Too bad----given the tools has you have to say it is more his own fault for not improving.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

See you Fez.

Beverly Hills, CA

I'm shattered....wait, no I'm not.

South Jordan, UT

I don't care how big he is he missed more games over stupid stuff than any player on the team. Sick, bump on the head, some girl at school hurt his feelings. Hardly tough enough to center a defense.

The team last year was too soft especially on defense we need to add some toughness here.

Temecula, CA

He hasn't signed yet, and I hope he doesn't sign with the Ukranian team. If you read this Fes, know that you still have supporters among Utah fans. I want to see you back, and I want to see you improve here as a Jazzman. As always, good luck, and as always, keep working on those free throws.

Heber City, UT

Dasvidanya (the best I could spell goodbye in Russian/Ukranian)

Peter Coyotl
West Jordan, UT

Best of luck to the kid. Hopefully the moderators do not censor this post like they do all my other posts.

Holladay, UT

Considering he never had coach that would coach him...

but then what center ever developed under sloan in 23 years? (remember eaton was before sloan, give credit to frank layden)

Alexandria, VA

Is this a temporary thing while the lockout drags on (a la Deron Williams), or is he quitting the NBA for good to go home?

Beverly Hills, CA


Salt Lake City, UT

I'll miss Fes. I didn't realize he's only 24... I wouldn't mind if he stayed around for the league minimum. I saw great improvement in him last year. He just struggles to finish plays, once he can learn to do that he could contribute to an NBA team.

Tremonton, UT

Good bye and good ridance. For those of you that think he could still be usefull I have some beach front property just outside Malad.

Anonymous Infinity
American Fork, UT

Whoever said that Fesenko was an NBA calibre player? He is ludicrous anyway you look at it. He isn't even a journeyman practice player. Goodbye and see you later my friend. The guy is a joke. Can't practice on his own and at least should a close in hook shot and shot 70% plus in free throws? The NBA is going to turn into a Euro-Western Hemosphere league if this keeps on going the way the draft happened this year. Until the league owners and players union get their act together, this league is going to get very ugly. These overpriced prima donas along with the $100 plus jersies, shoes and other paraphenalia is sickening. Ticket prices are beyond belief. And all the beer and other products supporting this phoney baloney. The season is far too long. We'll probably get a settlement and have 60 games left to play. That is more than long enough. All of these professional leagues are alienating the fans with their work stoppages and disagreements.

Los Olivos, CA

I hope he comes back. A lot of big guys have struggled at the free throw line: Wilt, Russell, Shaq. I am not saying he is one of those guys but he can be productive, even while missing free throws. I can take him for what he is: 2nd or 3rd center. He is better than most in the league at that role.....and that is all he is being paid to be. He still has a lot of up-side.

Salt Lake City, UT

I wouldn't say he is better than most 2nd or 3rd centers (just to list a few Jazz centers... Collins, Carr, Foster, Manning...all hands down better than Fess) He really wasn't ever that good. He just has potential to be good.

Farmington, UT

I'd like to see Fes stay with the Jazz. But since there is no NBA, I see no reason why Fes shouldn't move on. The NBA and the NBAPA are barely even acknowledging each other's existence. Free agents who are interested in playing basketball again this year really should be looking outside of the NBA.

Santa Monica, CA

Let's hope his coaches listen to so many seasoned and intelligent Jazz fans who will be the first to tell you that, if Jerry Sloan would have simply given Fes the keys to the caddy and built the team around him, he would have turned into the next Hakeem Olajuwan. (Note: This is being written with tongue firmly planted in left cheek and eyes rolling heavenward.)

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

Not much of a loss,he never worked hard and never lived up to expectations,kinda like a big version of cj miles,adios and hopefully take miles with you

Lehi, UT

The Fesenko experiment didn't pan out for the Jazz, that does not mean that other teams won't want to take a chance on him. The Jazz are loaded at the 4-5! Fes never improved as a Jazz-man, so why would we keep the guy to sit at the end of the bench? I am on the Enes Kanter band-wagon now! GO JAZZ!

Los Olivos, CA

I guess I should have said better than some of the 3rd string centers in the league.

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