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Published: Thursday, Feb. 21 2013 9:18 a.m. MST

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Americanvet
Ivins, UT

Right now it's sounding like the Jazz will stand pat through the trade deadline. I know the Jazz like the guys they have right now but if Millsap and / or Jefferson resign with someone else this off season we get nothing in return. Losing either player in the off season will free up money to sign free agents but we all know that Utah is always at a disadvantage competing against the large markets in signing free agents. Big stars just don't want to play here. At least with a trade you get an asset that that potentially will come here and play out their contract. It was the same theory behind trading D-Will. Don't make a trade just to be making a trade but I have to believe there is someone out there that would make a trade doable.

OCoug
Ogden, UT

Good points Avet.

Unless it makes the team significantly better and/or frees up salary cap space substantially. It's not worth making a trade. I would like to see the Jazz get something for Jefferson/Millsap because its nearly fact that neither of those two will be wearing the Green, Gold and White next year.

teerev
PROVO, UT

At the very least, the Jazz should trade Raja Bell a 2nd round pick. Or petty cash. Or a bag of peanuts.

However it happens, GOOD RIDDANCE RAJA. I wish I could just stay home from work every day and make $3 million.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

If a trade can bring exactly what the Jazz need I say pull the trigger on the trade.

Exactly what do they need?

A young, athletic point guard they can team up with Favors, Kanter, Hayward, Burks, Foye and Carroll.

If the Jazz do pull the trigger on a trade, I believe it will be Millsap who is traded.

In my opinion, Jazz management feels Jefferson is more valuable to the team as a mentor for both Favors and Kanter than Paul is. A position and skill which Al has shown much exuberance in doing. I've also noticed that Kanter, in particular, has been paying close attention to Al's offensive moves and is mimicking many of them as the season has progressed.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@teerev

dont settle for peanuts...ask for a bag of cheetos....Raja Bell for a Bag of Cheesy Jalapeno Cheetos...

VeraLouise
Sandy, UT

I'll be so glad when today is over with. I HATE the trade deadlines and the possibility of losing my favorite player. But that's life.

Go Jazzboys on Saturday (whoever is here)!!!

Noodlekaboodle
Poplar Grove, UT

@Avet
But I think that money is better than making a trade for a mediocre player being paid like a star. I mean, if the Jazz can get a PG for the future than they should pull the trigger. But if not they should finish the season, and let Millsap or Jefferson walk. The extra cap space does have value, I mean look at how the Jazz got Jefferson in the first place. They took a player for almost nothing(2 mid round 1st round draft picks) Who is one of the better players on the team. With new harsh penalties for being over the salary cap I think the Jazz will be able to pick up solid players, for little to no assets, in order for other teams to move below the cap.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@noodlekaboodle
I agree. I do believe the Jazz organization is diligent about only making moves that they believe will improve the team and I certainly don't want them to make a dumb trade. There is really a lot to think about with the trade deadline today. For example, how much will it cost to resign Sap and AJ if they don't trade them and how will that impact their ability to resign our core young guys that are the future of the team in coming years? I believe the Jazz opportunity to move into the elite clubs of the NBA depends on the young guns becoming all star caliber players, which may or may not happen, but if it can happen it will certainly take a lot more time if the plans are resigning Sap and AJ. My fear is that we have already seen how far this team can go the way things are now and though we are a good team, we're not a great team. I want to see the team take a chance and make some moves even if we end up taking a few steps back first.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

@Kakashi

I think you would have better luck trading the George Washington Bridge to another team than getting them to agree to take Raja Bell.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

Cap space is a valuable commodity with the new harder salary cap coming.

Lets think a little bit. Why do you think other teams want to trade with us? It sure isn't out of the goodness of their hearts and to make the Jazz a championship team.

It is because they want what we have and they want what they have less.

So from the very beginning premise, people want to unload and give us what they don't want.

That is the essence of why deals are hard to make.

Go take a look at the deal Sacramento just made. They just traded their most recent #5 draft pick for another teams average to below average role players. How crazy would we be if they traded Kanter for that?

Someone is always looking to make deal to better their team which means someone is getting the wrong end.

The Jazz usually just don't trade for trades sake and to get taken to the cleaners and we can be thankful for that.

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