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Published: Friday, July 4 2014 4:00 p.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, July 4 2014 6:44 p.m. MDT

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byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

Great pick up for Utah, not only do we get a player who fills a need but we picked up an asset in return. This probably means that Williams is off the table now.

Novak's contract will also make paying Hayward a little easier as well. I'm guessing this is also a precursor to another salary dump.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

The San Antonioization of the Jazz continues.

Do some research and you will find that this guy is Utah's Matt Bonner. He'll mostly play to stretch the floor. He can take up space on defense and led the NBA in 3 point shooting a year or two again. He'll play limited minutes but open things up when he's out there. Nice move in my opinion. Garrett will show up someplace else in the NBA I imagine.

Hailstorm is a coming
Riverdale, UT

Say it isn't so -- do we have to keep dribble out of control, never pass,heaven forbid shoot John Mucus the 3 ? Where's Dee Brown--at last he was fast !
Too bad I like Garret.

gehelmke
Bastrop, TX

I, too, liked Garrett, and I can not, for the life of me, figure what anyone sees in Lucas. That said, however, signing Novak was a welcome move. I have never been an advocate of the "best athlete available" philosophy....Along that line, I also disagree with the concept that you can draft the best athlete available and teach him to play another position....Burks is a great example of that...great athlete...can't play the point...The best athlete concept always seems to leave you with an excess somewhere. In the Jazz's case, there's an excess at the point....We still have four (Burke, Neto, Exxum, Lucas) even with Garrett gone...Obtaining Novak was "filling a need" anmd relieving the logjam "best athlete" caused....My respect for Dennis Lindsey grows by the hour.

island dude
Rochester, IL

Sorry to see Garrett go. He seemed like a good fit last season. After his showing last season, he should have no problem finding another NBA home. I'm sure he'll find a way to show off his skills against the Jazz at some point next season.

AltaHawkFan
Sandy, UT

I wouldn't be surprised if Lucas wasn't included in a future deal as well. His contract is non-guaranteed too although the Jazz do want a veteran PG to help teach Burke and Exum the game.

QDiesel
SLC, UT

Ya thats really gonna put butts in the seats huh Greg Miller? I guess we are lottery bound again!

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

If Toronto is smart they will keep Garrett. He can play. Lucas can't or couldn't last year. Novak can help a team if you have people that can and will timely pass. We'll see.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Let me get this right. Novak is a 3 point specialist that averages 5 points a game. I can do math. He only averages one 3 pointer a game. That should really turn things around for the Jazz. What a waste of money. CJ was just as cheap and he at least scored more than 5 a game and could put up 25 a game too. Novak does nothing for the Jazz except help them reach the minimum pay scale. There are undrafted bigs out there better than this guy. Can we all say the word "Tank for the upcoming season.

BYU and Jazz Fan
Provo, UT

I like this pick up. Get rid of Lucas and pick up Jameer Nelson! He'd be a great back up and mentor the young guys.

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