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