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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 6 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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$743,000 (approximate league minimum) divided by 365 days x 10 day contract = $20,356.16. not bad for 10 days work.

Gretkzy - correction

$457,588 (approximate league minimum '09-'10) divided by 365 days x 10 day contract = $12,536.66. still not bad for 10 days' work.


Trade AK and Boozer for TMac. Throw the rest of the season and get a lottery pick. (And hope and pray the Knicks get one to.) Let TMac go at the end of the season and free up salary space. Use the two lottery picks and draft some interior defense and outside shooting. And if we can, get a decent free agent.

Put Yourselves in his shoes

Common guys! Give the kid a break! He is so excited to be signed. Yes we are terrible, but we can't really get any worse. Besides, I'd rather loose and get a lottery pick. END OF LAST SEASON was what this Jazz team is, I cannot believe KOC did not make trades in the summer. Unbelievable .... really

Stop saying Tank the season!

Tanking the season DOESNT HELP THE JAZZ AT ALL. we gave this year's draft pick AWAY. Get it through all of your skulls. This makes it even more important that we have a big trade during the season, because in the off season we have nothing! our knicks pick is not gonna be a lottery pick, boozer will be gone, but since the team is still like 8 million over the cap, that means we only free up 4 million dollars for next year, AND, we have to extend Brewer (arguable that we extend him i know, but if we do, there goes our 'extra money'). we need to trade NOW. every day that goes by that we dont trade is hurting the team more and more.

and further more, no more ak trade ideas please. he makes more money than half of the all-stars in the league, and he doesn't even come close to their talen level, why would any team pay 16mil for him?! its just nonsense, and any trade idea involving AK is ridiculous.

TMAC for Kirlenko!

Last year Tracy McGrady was going to be traded to the Jazz for Andre Kirlenko. We should consider this since the Rockets are unhappy with TMac and we haven't had consistancy for Kirlenko. McGrady is recovering from knee surgery and is getting 7 minutes per game which is about what we're getting out of Andre even if he plays 30 minutes. j/k Trading Boozer is not the answer; I'm telling you he's THE GUY down low and having a decent season so far.

Gaine or a Loss?

You are wondering to yourself if we are gaining anything with a 6-1 point guard, who we know nothing about. The first thing we gain is less money spent on the salary luxury tax so give Kevin credit. The next thing is quickness and scoring ability, which is 30 points a game 10 more than Jefferson of the flash. We'll give the guy a chance (10 days), if it doesn't work out we'll write it as a loss.


I agree with "Stop saying Tank the season!"... regarding those who say, "trade AK" or trade a and b for c... or whatever. Realize that it's incredibly difficult to trade players with big contracts whose potential did not materialize enough. For example, it's more likely to be able to trade AK NEXT season during the last year of his contract. Those of you who were paying attention this past summer know that KOC *WAS* actively open to making big trades, but the few teams that were willing and able to do so were (of course) trying to get a really good deal (additionally, they knew the Jazz were in a bind salary-wise). By the way, I also agree with every word Chuck Nunn wrote earlier in this thread (and most everything he ever writes). "Peace out" back to ya Chuck, and to my other fellow Jazz fans here. Let's not give up on them just cuz they're having some troubles.


I like Gaines. His shot looks pure, and he just seems to play like a winner. Plays a lot like Deron. I think there's a good chance he could stay.

I wish the Jazz would sign Jefferson too. Never hurts to have even more competition at the 2 spot. Matthews is a great defender, but not quite good enough offensively for the long haul, Brewer is a stud but can't shoot, CJ can shoot but is still working on his consistency and toughness, Korver can be effective in our offense, but is not an all-around 2.

Jefferson seems to have it all for a combo guard. He can shoot, even had a couple game winners. He's long, can jump out of building. Don't know how tough he is on D, but he is a pretty good shot blocker so that should tell us something. I think for minimum $ he would be a no-brainer to bring in and see how he does.


At least there's a franchise in the state that wants to win a game or two....sheesh...

DeRon Williams

IS overpaid...Maynor was way better per dollar than Williams...with a chance to get even better...Williams is past his prime...not in age...in play...he walks the ball up the floor like an old MarK Jackson!


New Jersey just waived Rafer Alston so he could pursue opportunities with a playoff bound team in-essence.... Here is your replacement for Maynor. Let this Gaines kid ride out his 10 day contract while Alston clears waivers and sign Alston for the rest of the season at a prorated vets minimum contract. Two problems solved right there.

Silly Fans

All of you have your shorts in a wad over our 13th player.

Anyone that knows basketball knows this signing is not that big of deal but based on the comments too many of the clueless fans here believed we would be signing some allstar player somehow.

Can you not see the signs? The Jazz made a trade to shed payroll. Why then would they turn around and add some big dollar player?

If they do they will use the trade exceptions from the Maynor/Harpring trade before the deadline.

This guy is just backup.

It does look like he can score and this team needs offense right now in the worst way.

In the last 10 games we are 27th in the league in offensive efficiency!!

When Sloan gets the rotations nailed down they we will get some offensive efficiency going again.

Painful to watch though right now.


That would require Kevin O'Conner to actually do his job. He has no clue if you listened to his interview on 1320 he is a sloan apologists and wants everyone to know just how hard his job is and that we need to be patient. Take some chances. No risk no reward. These guys have quit on sloan and we are going to quit on sloan and o'conner by quit going to watch this mess.

AK to NJ may

be feasible since NJ now has a Russian owner and AK has a large following in Russia just like Ming has a large following in China.

The HOU owner has interests in China so Ming more than pays for his NBA salary by producing China profits.

Trading AK for NJs draft pick is a good idea. It reduces Utah's money problem and gets Utah a great pick.

However, NJ has about 58 mill in salary (That may have changed with Alston's buy out).

It is more feasible to trade AK to NJ next year.

For those who say

that Fes is not worth the time. I would say nonsense.

We have seen enough of Fes to realize that he is as good as Camby only a lot cheaper. Fes has not developed at all on offense yet but he changes the defense just by being in the game.

Koufos is also a keeper. We saw enough of him early last year when both Boozer and Collins were out and Sloan had to play him. We saw a very young big who played D, ran the floor and is a rebounding machine. Sloan made a bad mistake by playing Collins instead of Koufos last year. Koufos would be doing a lot better this year if he had a lot of game experience last year.

It may take a couple of years for his offense to develop. If he has gone backwards it says volumes about the Utah coaching.

Sloan's VET bias loses games and loses games in the long run when the younger players are not developed. It also raises salary costs.

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