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Published: Friday, Jan. 20 2012 1:29 p.m. MST

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Vince
the boonies, mexico

Just leave it alone Jody, and remember a player has to hit the shot off from a pass to get an assist and Utah's players haven''t exactly done that this year! What percentage did they shoot last night?

Common Ground
Salt Lake City, UT

It seems to me that when the Jazz offense is stagnant, it's because Jefferson is holding the ball, and holding, and holding...

Winglish
Lehi, UT

I was at the game last night and Devin Harris was awesome in the first half. He was blowing past Jason Kidd and getting wide open looks. The shots just weren't dropping for him. Yes, he missed every shot he took, zero-for-seven. That doesn't tell the whole story, though, which was that Harris was the only Jazz player, imo, who came out with energy in the first quarter. He was playing hard and taking good shots.

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

I think most are willing to give him a chance but at some point you have to make a decision Watson really looks more comfortable at the point,We don`t need 3 pg`s.Maybe package Harris,miles,trade exemption and GS pick for D-will

Crotty Kid
Salt Lake City, UT

True Hoop is reporting that the Clippers, Lakers and Jazz are negotiating a three team deal that would send Devin harris to the Lakers, Mo Williams to the Jazz and the trade exception from Odom along with a 2nd rd pick and cash to the Clippers.

SM
Bountiful, Ut

Devin should never see the floor. His defense is a complete joke and Winglish I can blow past Jason Kidd so its not that impressive. Earl should start and play over 30 minutes. Please Trade Devin Harris I'd rather have Kanter playing point. I like the sound of trading Harris, Miles and GS pick for the best point guard in the league D-will.

Dustin
Idaho Falls, ID

@Common Ground--Did you see AJ passing the ball in last night's game? I was impressed that he was frequently making the extra pass. Often it allowed him to get more open and get a better shot.

I say we should start thinking about trading Harris if and when we start losing consistently. I agree things aren't always pretty, but we are winning, and he is part of this winning team. That being said, if we were able to trade him for a better PG, I would take it. I just don't think it is fair to assume that he is the only reason for our offensive woes.

JP
Chandler, AZ

Have you people already forgotten that DWill's contract expires this year? If we got rid of him last year to keep from losing him this year, why would we turn around and pick him up again this year???

Dustin
Idaho Falls, ID

In regards to DWill: He has made it clear that the "Utah Chapter" in his life is over, and he would not return. I would welcome him back in a heartbeat, but he is not going to come.

RSLJAZZBYUUTAH
Syracuse, UT

I'll Mo William back, we should've never let him go, or somehow get D-Will back, but make sure he stays for a few more years.

AggieFan82
OGDEN, UT

I like the harris, miles, trade exception and GS pick to new jersey and bring d-will back but only if he signs an extension to stay in Utah and not bolt after this season. With that deal there and the team we would still have (only losing harris and miles), jazz would be instant contenders

Coug420
Salt Lake City, UT

Jazz will not get D-Will back but the rumor about Harris to Lakers and Mo Williams to the Jazz and the Odom trade exception to Clippers sounds interesting. Who is reporting that possible trade?

plyxply
SLC, UT

Harris wasn't good from the beginning of the game and got worse as the game went on, not sure what winglish was watching. I was also at the game and the offense was stagnant whenever Harris was on the court.
In fact Harris spent more time arguing with Corbin during breaks in the action last night than John Stockton did in his 19 years in Utah. Anytime there is that big of a disconnect between a pg and a coach something has to change. Not one time did Earl argue his case to the coach, and Watson was the one player on the floor during each of the Jazz surges last night.
Dump Harris, dump Miles, and keep pushing the ball inside first and the Jazz will be ok.
Their defense was solid, everyone for the most part hustling and working hard.

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

Mo Williams might have seen his best days,anyway he`s a shoot first pg much like Harris,we need a floor general,a leader

xert
Santa Monica, CA

As others have said, he is part of a winning team and he plays hard. Before doing anything drastic when this team is coming around so well, why not make him battle with Tinsley for backup guard position. Earl Watson can lead this team and he is a true leader. Devin might really respond to coming off of the bench and facilitating the game of the younger players. This kid has talent and ability, but this starting lineup does not need a "shoot first" guard who doesn't shoot very well. A floor general who can really help Big Al and Milsap, would be really nice right about now.

Crotty Kid
Salt Lake City, UT

Ideally the Jazz could trade for Jose Calderon. Raptors are seeking a change up and jazz could use a pass first guard.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Two things...The book on Dwill is closed. Second, the Jazz are not going to trade CJ this year. They will not trade Harris either unless they can get a better PG out of the deal and that is unlikely. The will upgrade the PG spot in the offseason or through the draft. It's not like they are going to win a championship this year. It is better to let Harris go at the end of the year and not trade him. Trading him means taking on a big salary in return for more years. In a shortened season, cash is king....

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

Harris and Williams career numbers are almost identical,Harris is younger and taller,Williams seems to be seated on the bench alot in a nice suit,unless we can really upgrade at the pg there is no point in just trading for the sake of trading,plus mo makes a bit mo $

Old Timer
the boonies, mexico

D-Will? The malcontent back? No thanks!

Utahman4ever
FORT HUACHUCA, AZ

Watching Harris is like watching CJ you have moments where you think this guy is awsome and some make you want throw the remote at the TV. However, if this guy learns to trust the system and can still be allowed to play his style, he will be worth keeping around. Remeber it is an abreviated season with limited practice and presosn and it has shown with everbody during one game or another at this point in the season besides, any deal with Harris will involve another player on the roster and I don't think there will be a deal out there worth that risk.

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