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Published: Saturday, May 12 2012 11:55 a.m. MDT

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Bearsbrother
WASHOE VALLEY, NV

Don't catch alot of tv games but reflecting on guard play of the last 2 regimes (DWill group vs current group), the current crop never instilled or caused fear w/ the ball in their hands like the way DWill did. You just knew DWill was gonna will that ball into the hoop, long-range or on a drive. The Jazz is gonna have to get that mojo back, be it Mo or Jimmer. Have to get it back thru an offensive threat despite misgivings w/ D (Jimmer). In the long-run, you can teach D but not an offensive touch. Look how far Jefferson's gone w/ his zilch D skills. I see he's still getting in the game & finding playing time.

BYU_Aggie
LOGAN, UT

Yes, Williams may currently be playing at a higher level right now than Fredette, but there's no upside. How many more good seasons does Mo have left? How many good seasons could Jimmer have in the future?

Basically it's a question of immediate, average, short-term impact versus strong potential and upside for the future. I personally think Jimmer could become a franchise player given the right development and time (and NOT by the coach who sent Jeremy Lin to the D-league - Sacramento's current coach).

Sure, Jimmer may still turn out to be a bust, but I think it's a worthy gamble.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Mo would like to come back Utah. Don't be surprised to see it happen.

Veracity
Morgan, UT

I got one better than these two...GET the Weber State Star!

Jazzsmack
Holladay, UT

Yeah!

The jazz don't need any player that has a history being able to shoot and score and make things happen,

we need the same old jazz type player safe, boring, mediocre, older who can only get worse, that the jazz always have had.

There is nothing more important than maintainng that just baerely making the playoffs, and getting another medicore draft pick, signing another player at end of thier career, and never having the right players to win a championship.

Even after the 80s and the 90s the media still think that we can wait for 15 years to have another turn at a run for championship which the jazz have never had the actual talent to win.

but we can pretend.

again.

Or the jazz can get the right players that CAN win a championship.

who need magic johnson, isaiah thomas or jordon, duncan, or kobe etc,
when you got stockton, dwill, hansen, bell, russell, harris, cjmiles, broken down hornacek or... mo?

see the difference?

Noodlekaboodle
Salt Lake City, UT

I would rather see Drajic or Brooks over Williams.

scalman
Temecula, CA

I agree with Noodlekaboodle. Brooks might be hard to get because of his contract situation, but he is 27 and Dragic 26. I did think, though, that Mo was a keeper when he was here. This summer might be interesting, after all.

no comment
New Orleans, LA

Great idea!

Let's spend our cap money on the 65th best guard in the league. If that doesn't make us a championship team, what will?

Hellooo
Salt Lake City, UT

Gee when I read the title I thought maybe the author was going to suggest bringing back the only free agent this year that could really make a difference-D-Will. Nothing against Mo Williams, but his presence on the team or Fredette's would not add a single additional win.

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

Would love to see Mo here again, but I don't think he'd start. He'd just replace one of the other two backups.

The Jazz still need a start-quality pass-first PG. Harris came on well later in the season, but still showed that the Jazz need a pass-first PG.

Jimmer wouldn't fit well in Utah yet--he's too inexperienced and needs to be on a team that's weak enough to play him. I'd love to see him with the Jazz just so I could watch more of his games, but he'd better off in Sacramento for now.

I expect Jimmer to have a much better sophomore year. He showed enough improvement in his rookie year.

utahsportfanatic
PRICE, UT

We don't need either of these guys to run the point. One's aged and the other is never going to be what people want him to be.

PG is going to be a problem for a while. No offense to the guys that are here now. They are great guys but none of them are going to lead us to the promised land.

The Jazz need to make a trade for a decent, pass-first PG that will fit the system better, or get lucky and have a team leap-frog the Warriors so we can get their pick in the Draft and pick up Marshall (I haven't seen Lillard play so I don't know if he can be an efficient floor general or not. His efficiency stats aren't great, but that could be misleading...)

rvalens2
Burley, ID

It would not surprise me to see the Jazz make the move to try and pick up one of the promising point guards available in the upcoming draft. They have a lot of assets with which they could make such a move happen.

It would fit right in line with the youth movement they have been working towards over the past couple of years. While a proven vet would be great addition, the ones mentioned in the DNews over the past week are likely to cost a lot more than the Jazz are willing to spend.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

I don't think Fredette is a fit with the Jazz. He is too small as a SG and not fast enough as a PG.

Mo Williams is easily the best choice but even he would only be a bandaid until you find a younger more permanent solution but Mo is better at setting up team mates than Harris is.

The Jazz will roll the dice on a PG with their next draft pick...whenever that is.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

Dragic at point...or Alec Burks...Trade Devin Harris and Al jefferson for Eric Gordon and some fillers...

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

Jimmer is a bust. Not even worth giving up a second round pick for him.

Baseball_dad
Salina, KS

Jimmer is a bust. Will not even make it five years in the NBA. To small to short and to slow!

shaybo
Richfield, UT

And yet there must be a reason teams keep letting Mo Go.

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

Glad to see the Rock back in my dog house. I am a Williams fan but he is not the answer for the Jazz. Jimmer is the man with Dragic my second choice. Don't forget the man in New York. Williams is only going to move for a lot of money and being a long term starter.

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