Utah Jazz: Deron Williams enjoyed his 2nd All-Star experience

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  • amgolfer Provo, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 11:29 p.m.

    @Vince--what in the heck is going on here? That trade is garbage buddy. That is by no means an upgrade nor will it help the Jazz long-term. FYI, the salaries don't match (Nets $26,424,366) (Jazz $36,463,153). That's over a 10 mill difference....please enlighten me. Vince let's wait and see what the CBA brings. I agree and have though all along DWill would love to go back home (Texas) but let's try and stay positive for now. DWill is a Jazz and let's keep cheering him and the Jazz on. I for one hope and pray they can keep him on the roster.....they cannot replace him right now. Devon Harris is not DWill and never will be. When Deron get's healthy he is an animal. He's not perfect but I love the guys game...unbelievable.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 22, 2011 7:24 p.m.

    Here's your trade Kevin. D-Will, A.K. and C.J. to New Jersey for Devon Harris, Troy Murphy, Sasha Vujack, and a #1 draft pick. The salaries match for the NBA trading requirements and it's a position for position trade. Get er done.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 22, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    D-Will is throwing all of you a curve ball, because the destination he really wants dearly is Dallas Texas, and just remember when and where you heard it!

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 2:34 p.m.

    Glad to hear the Melo deal went through.

    That means the rumor about Deron going to the knicks is now officially impossible/irrelevant.

    With Melo and Amare there they will already have OVER 40 million per year tied up in just two players....and we thought AK's salary was alot!!

    After the new CBA passes there is no way the Knicks will take on yet another 20 million dollar player which is what Deron will likely get. That would put them over the cap (but likely just under lux tax) with 3 players. Not likely to happen.

    That being said it does not mean Deron will not be going somewhere else unless they can put some prospect of a team together around here that can win some games.

    Losing is getting systemic around here now. And don't think Deron won't be thinking about distancing himself from the millstone rumor around his neck about being responsible for Sloan's departure.

    That alone may drive him out of this town so he won't perpetually be asked about it by our media geniuses we have around here.

  • ute4ever West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    I'm sure D-Will enjoyed his experience! All of his overpaid cronies sitting around for a weekend trying to figure out which players will team up with them to create the next superteam. Sounds like lots of fun to me.

    Unless the NBA creates a hard salary cap (a la NFL)and makes a few other changes, the small market teams like Utah will be forever forgotten and never have a chance to compete (a la MLB). The Jazz's competitiveness hinges LARGELY on this new CBA. The Jazz can't continue to compete with the Lakers (I guess they really haven't competed) when the Lakers payroll is roughly $19 million more than the Jazz. That is enough that the Jazz could add a Pau Gasol and the payroll's would be even. That is a HUGE difference, and will only get worse if the CBA doesn't do something to even the score.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 22, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    This is the same old scenario in Utah. More than likely no trades, unlike "every" single contending team right now in the NBA have done to stay competitive. Get used to it fans it just doesn't happen in good old conservative Utah. I'm glad I live several hundred miles from SLC and will not be tempted to be a season ticket or nightly buyer. My life will go on and the sun will continue to rise without the Jazz team being here or winning a championship. How sad it must be to rely upon pro sports for your very existence!

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    The Jazz should look at trading Okur and or Fes for a big man. There are a few looking to get out of their existing situations and who have good scoring and blocking numbers...something the Jazz big men are without.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 21, 2011 11:11 p.m.

    A deal at this point has to make long term sense. I do not see a deal that makes long term sense from a player or money angle.

    The new CBA is going to rewrite the rules. Until that is final it is wise to not make any moves that lock in long term money.

    The Jazz have 27 mill in expiring contracts in AK and Okur over this year and next.

    Once the dust settles on the CBA the Jazz are in great position to improve. Don't fire the money now. Wait for the right players.

    It is a timing issue for me. I see no player the Jazz CAN add this year who will actually make them a contender this year.

    Wait for the right move.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Feb. 21, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    Bugoff you sound like you are becoming a clone of Miller and O Connor,you feel the Jazz will get better by subtraction? Read my other post tonight. And this is the true answer let Denver get worse and not be proactive to make a deal?

    Spare us

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 21, 2011 10:33 p.m.

    With Anthony and Billups going to NY even I enjoyed the all star weekend.

    I think Denver now drops as their team is gutted to some extent and takes time to regroup with less talent at PG and SF.

    DEN gets Gallinari, Felton, Chandler and Corey Brewer.

    They lose Billups, Anthony, Balkman, Sheldon Williams and Anthony Carter. Anthony and Billups are the top 2 scorers, Williams rebounds. Balkman and Carter are bit players.

    Felton Chandler and Gallinari are the 2,3 and 4 scorers for the Knicks. Brewer scores 8.6 a game but with a low shooting percentage.

    Chandler seems to be the best player of the bunch.

    Maybe the Jazz can get it together in time to make a move ahead of DEN.