Utah Jazz brass not panicking yet

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  • klepsydra Longmont, CO
    Jan. 31, 2011 1:29 p.m.

    Everyone is assigning way too much value to AK's huge expiring contract. The simple fact is Utah can not get very much for it. It only looks attractive to a team that really wants to dump and huge contract of a player they have given up on.

    That leaves players like Rip Hamilton, Yao Ming, Troy Murphy etc. Some of them might make Utah look better this year, but will leave the team vulnerable for years to come.

    Utah is much better off just sticking with AK and resigning him for half of what he is making.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Jan. 30, 2011 8:21 a.m.

    Why Not?

  • Wombat1247 Mount Beauty, VIC
    Jan. 30, 2011 4:49 a.m.

    DWill, AK & Evans, would be my only keepers - the rest are available if it improves our team

  • phnehme La Jolla, CA
    Jan. 29, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    Why in the world would Denver trade one expiring contract(anthony) for another(AK)????? For that matter why would the Jazz??? If AK had a resonable contract no one would want him to go...he has too many intangibles.....Keep him sign to a better contract next year.

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    My bad, I only saw the first 5 or 6 minutes. When the Jazz built up a lead and lost it. I think it was 15-8, then a minute later it was 15-15. People came over to my place and I was distracted the rest of the first quarter so the last thing I remember was them losing a lead.

  • cowboy99 South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    They were playing the worst team in the league at home and and barely beat them. That's bad. People have obviously forgotten the days when the Jazz were unbeatable at home and teams like Minnesota didn't even bother showing up. If the Jazz played a .500 team like they did, they would have been absolutely beaten down. Come on Jazz your better than this! Come on Utah! It's time to get the winning attitude back and it's up to everyone fans included.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 1:31 p.m.

    "Jazz were still bad in the 1st quarter"

    ?I thought it was one of the best 1st quarters we,ve seen from the Jazz all year.( I grant that's not saying to much )Did you miss the first quarter JFFR?

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 29, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    How did they look bad? Defense was not great the last couple minutes of the first quarter, but the Jazz scored 30 points, had great ball movement and easy shots....

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 11:25 a.m.

    @Doug, why in the world would the Nuggets want AK for Melo?

    @anon- I agree that AK has been fantastic this year. He was awesome last year too until he got injured (that being said, he is not worth $17 million/yr. Maybe $10)

    DWill isn't the problem. The Jazz still looked bad in the first quarter and this was against the TWolves.

  • anonymous.111 Farmington, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    Yes, Andrei is the obvious choice for trading due to his expiring contract. However, we would not be where we are this year without him. He is having a superb year! I would hate to think where we would be without him. I personally do not want Carmelo here due to his attitude. I don't think he would get along with Jerry. Also, my personal opinion is that, as great as D-Will is, he has been the problem with the starting lineup. Last night, with Earl at the point, the Jazz excelled. I don't know if it's his wrist or what, but for someone who is supposed to be the team leader, he needs to lead already. Yell, scream, rant, rave, whatever it takes. We were 1/2 game out of 2nd when this slide started, now we're like 2 games out of missing the playoffs entirely. Step it up, Deron!

  • PalmG Glen Allen, VA
    Jan. 29, 2011 7:44 a.m.

    there are trade rumors of danny granger and gerald wallace going on right now, we might as well try to get one of them for kirilenko...

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 5:28 a.m.

    Hopefully KOC's phone rings loud enough for NY or perhaps the Nets to pick up AK.

    If the JAzz want to make a playoff run they should trade AK straight up for Mello for the remainder of this season. That takes the pressure off our offense especially Okur and Bells dreadful shooting. That will help our offense and Mello can defend.

    For the same money I would much rather have someone who is faithful at scoring 20 each night...seems like the Jazz did have someone like that... Boozer was his name but he did not say all the right Jeffersonisms but he did score his points religiously each night.

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 1:26 a.m.

    The Jazz go through a bad streak every year. Being a Jazz fan is learning to appreciate the roller coaster ride.

    Do you remember December of last year? The Jazz trade Eric Maynor, lose 8 of thirteen games (including losses to Minnesota, Miami and Memphis) everyone is depressed. All of a sudden Sundiata hits a three and turns the entire thing around. Jazz go on a stretch where they win 13 out of 14 including a nine game winning streak. A few weeks later they go cold again and everyone expects them to lose in the first round of the playoffs.

    The Jazz will have another hot streak this year. Mark my words.

    Being a Jazz fan is learning to love the roller coaster. The highs are sweeter cause of the lows. The Millsap 3 pointer is so great after a disappointing start to the season.

    This year will have its good times. Just be patient

    (Unfortunately we aren't good enough to beat the Lakers/Spurs. I'm a bit disappointed with Jefferson this year, but I didn't expect him to carry us to a championship in year 1. We'll be better next year.)