Brad made one mistake in this article. Williams' choice isn't between
staying in L.A. or coming to Utah. If he doesn't exercise his option to opt
out of the last year of his deal with the Clippers, then he's the
Clippers' property for one more year at the price of $8.5 million, and they
would have the ability to trade him regardless of what he wants. The choice for
him is between keeping the final year of his contract and being traded to the
Jazz, or opting out and becoming a free agent. Staying with the Clippers is not
a possible outcome at this point if the teams all stay committed to the deal.
I like the pick. However, would he play SG where we currently have a logjam or
would he play small forward. It would appear that he could easily take over for
CJ or DH.
Yeah we see how well that worked out with Bell.Mo might have a better attitude,
I'm okay with Williams but I was hoping for more from the trade exemption.
Ultimately we will have traded a semi-functional Okur for Williams.
I'm not entirely sure that Williams is better than Harris.
There are a lot of similarities; both are former all-stars a few years removed
from their prime (I would argue Harris had a higher peak than Williams), their
career statistics are eerily similar, both would earn $8.5M in the final year of
their contract, they were born within a few months of each other. Williams is a
better 3 point shooter but Harris shoots better inside the line. Harris is also
a better passer but that could be our system.All that adds to my
opinion that Williams will not be an upgrade from Harris. Harris probably has
higher trade value, so maybe we're working on a deal for him. Little value
in having near identical PG's.
Beats the daylights out of C.J. and Bell.This new rookie couldn't be
worse. Now if Raja would show him how to take a charge, then the future looks
brighter than hauling around those two pieces of dead wood. It would be
sweet to get rid of Harris but no one wants another contract at his inflated
rate of pay. Never trade Millsap. With the youngsters the Jazz could
really be onto bigger and better things. We impatient fans will just have to
wait and see.
Pres Bush went back and tried to fix a past mistake in Iraq and it had
disasterous results even though we say we won, why are we trying to mend
KOC's past mistakes?Does KOC beleive Mo will work wonders?,
that somehow he will take on a former self of 5 years ago and make KOC look like
a smart GM?KOC learn your lesson and move on with your life. Jazz
seem to beating the secondhand bushes looking for another Deron Williams.
Trouble is we had Deron Williams and could'nt win and then Deron outsmarted
KOC, and left and so we have very little to show for that debacle.KOC if you want to do something meaningful get Deron back because we have a
raft of players who could really use a talented poing guard. Chris Paul became
available last season and we took..... Devin who is a good pg but not on the
level of what we had nor on the level of what it takes to win in this league.At his peak Mo had 35% of the guards better than him. Now the number is
closer to 60% are better than him.
@Doug10-All I have to say is wow, what NBA are you watching?! Deron outsmarted
O'Connor? Really?! And you think that Chris Paul was available for us
this past season?! Really?! Thanks for the laughs my friend! I really needed
to read that post from you! It made my day!As for this trade,
I'm not quite sold on it. We are essentially getting a slightly better
3-point/FT shooting Devin Harris in Williams. It's eery just how similar
their career stats are. I'm assuming this trade paves the way to move
Harris, who is also in the final year of his contract...I'm interested to
see how this summer plays out.
Humm, might the Jazz be loading up on expiring contracts with a purpose? Like
packaging short term contracts to trade for long term contracts? For a trade,
the contract values need to be roughly equivalent, on an annualized basis, but
they could trade expiring contracts to a team for a player with a contract that
the other team no longer wants. It gives the other team a "get out of
[jail][bad contract] free" card, if the other team is willing to take back
the questionable contract.The Jazz are actually loaded with expiring
contracts. Maybe they are playing the "short for long trade" strategy
this year?Jefferson, $15MHarris, $8.5MWilliams, $8.5MMillsap, $7.2MBell, $3.5MWatson, $2MTinsley, $1.4MThat is a ton of trade bait, maybe won't see any action up until the
trade deadline. But I bet that the team starting the 2013 season will look far
different than the team that appears it will start the 2012 season.
If the Jazz don’t make any "short for long" trades, they should
end up with a huge amount of salary cap space for free agents for the 2013
season. I would speculate that the Jazz will “hold their cards” for
the 2012 season and the try to “stack the deck” for the 2013 season.
"Foster's rights were traded to the Utah Jazz as part of the Lamar Odom
trade to the LA Clippers, and Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz on June 29,
2012."What about the Shan Foster part of this trade deal? Where
is Shan Foster now? Playing in Europe? Tossing burgers at McDonalds? Is this
worth anything? I wonder if he might play for the Jazz in summer league?