Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors, Devin Harris bring glossy resumes to Jazz

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  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 24, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    I wonder if the Jazz would consider bringing in somebody like Karl Malone specifically to help Favors progress? Karl recently stated that he'd love to coach with the Jazz. Even if it turns out to be a train wreck, it would only be until the end of the season and at least Favors would see that the Jazz are serious about his progression.

    They brought in Hornececk to teach AK how to shoot.

  • BamaFan Spanish Fork, UT
    Feb. 24, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    Re: Jim987

    Need a center? If you look at NBA Centers over the last 25 games, Al Jefferson is in the top 10 in performance/production. You add Derick Favors (6'10 and 250) to that front line and Al's game just gets better. Both are long and offensively athletic. This helps the Jazz compete with some of the larger front lines in the West. It also gives depth to the bench depending on how Ty sets his rotation. So I have to respectfully disagree with your point.

  • dknight68 Ogden, ut
    Feb. 24, 2011 10:39 a.m.

    I watched last nights game with no hope, nobody on the court could get his own shot, or even hit anything with any consistancy. The defense stunk but has for sometime so... With that said I can only hope that this trade has the same effect as the Dallas Cowboys when they traded Hershell Walker to Minnesota for a pile of unproven talent and draft picks to later go on to win 3 Super Bowls with the players and picks they recieved. Heres to hoping!!

  • Fuzz Springville, UT
    Feb. 24, 2011 9:28 a.m.

    Good 2 guards are hard to come by?
    We had a good 2 guard and let him go to Portland.

    One stupid move after another.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Feb. 24, 2011 9:23 a.m.

    How about the Jazz trade Paul Millsap for another lottery pick....think about it...they will have 2 lottery picks...if both of them landed on the top 5...we could get....Kyrie Irving and Perry Jones...or Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes or...Kyrie Irving and Jonas Valanciunas...plus we would get Ante Tomic next year...that would move Al Jeff to his natural position at PF...if we miss out on Kyrie Irving...there's Kemba Walker...which i think...would be a solid pick...though Kemba is only 6 feet...wonder if he could handle today's NBA guards

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 24, 2011 9:21 a.m.

    Forget the Jimmer garbage right now dreamers. We just made the biggest and best trade in Jazz history. D-Will was a malcontent that was going to leave next year but the wonderful thing about this whole issue is that he will not get to chose where he plays. as for Oh please whoever you are, enjoy Illinois and leave Utah to us residents. We have been winers and the record shows it, maybe not championship but I'll bet tons that your franchise will be a looooong time winning another. By the way good luck with the "loozer"!

  • Mitchell_12 Ogden, UT
    Feb. 24, 2011 5:33 a.m.

    Good trade, just hope Corbin has it in him to let his rook's develop. How can you say that jimmer can't make it in the NBA when you can see guys that have provin themselves (Durrant,Wade,Rose, just to name a few) are sayin he could do pretty well. I'm just saying I trust their judgement. I agree with Infinity, 2 guard are hard to come by now days and Jimmer will be the closest thing we can get.

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    Feb. 24, 2011 1:11 a.m.

    I checked out some videos of Devin Harris and I'm warming up to this trade.

    Harris was the go-to guy (aside from Nowitzki) in the Mavs in 08-09

    He's seems more athletic than Williams....somewhere between Rose and Williams. (He even got a Guinness Record for going from baseline to baseline the fastest)

    Three unkowns:
    His basketball IQ (Williams was high)
    His shot (is it to where it was back in Dallas?)
    Hist attitude

    But I dunno...I'm not a scout or anything...

  • ohplease springfield, il
    Feb. 23, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    The "new" Jazz get blown out by the Mavs. Ha ha ha.
    Get used to it. I will celebrate every loss. What a stupid move to trade the face of the franchise, and for people to applaud that dumb decision is even more inane. The Jazz have always been, and will continue to be, losers.

  • Large Tuna Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 10:29 p.m.

    Devin Harris isn't a "washed up whiner". You'd be a whiner too if your team only won 11 games last season.
    We traded a #3 pick for another #3 pick and a starting point guard. I think Harris will do just fine, when Deron was out hurt Watson was almost getting tripple doubles every night. That right there shows you Deron can be replaced.
    I highly doubt they're done, they have so many trading pieces now (AK expiring contract + lotto picks), you have to think they're going to do one more trade before the end of tomorrow. My guess is AK is the next one on the chopping block. There's no way they'd trade Al or Paul, plus moving AK makes rotation room for Favors, and we desperately need a shooting guard bad. I say another trade is goin down!

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    I love BYU and Jimmer but he's not what the Jazz need, especially with a lottery pick. Jimmer is 6'2 at best and will have to be a combo guard in the NBA. I'm not sure I see him being a starter. He can score though and scorers are always welcome.
    If the Jazz don't make the playoffs this season they will have 2 lottery picks, their own and NJ's.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Feb. 23, 2011 7:53 p.m.

    i wanted this trade to happen...and it did...never thought KOC would do it...its time to rebuild...it will take us a few years...but i think its time...

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 23, 2011 6:26 p.m.

    Everything in Utah is beautiful again. Now bring on Ante Tomic and get him physically ready for this league and we are on our way!

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 4:48 p.m.

    The Jazz still have the kid in Italy, Tuni or whatever and he'll be good. They cut their losses with DWill and it was a good move, but in the next two years they should be able to use what they have now and in draft picks to fill out a good team.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 4:46 p.m.

    It is much like right after a divorce and hard for me to look forward with a positive attitude although it is good it is over.

    All the Jimmer remarks make me think fans are not that bright. Not sure how a ball hog can help the Jazz when he has been shooting 6 for 17 in his last 3 games and is now injured, and has no proven NBA experience. I am not that excited as even Dwill out of college stunk up the league.

  • cedar Holladay, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    i was jealous when i thought denver would get the new jersey trade players and picks. wow we get them. great trade.
    thanks keven.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 23, 2011 4:04 p.m.

    Favors should become a great PF in the Utah system. Harris has underperformed in NJ but did well in DAL.

    The Jazz do best with really high draft picks. I am not sure Jimmer is the "real deal" but he can shoot and the Jazz should buy an extra pick to get him with a 10-20 pick.

    DWill was the best player on the Jazz. Favors/Harris do not replace him. Favors may eventually in a couple of years be as good.

    The Jazz are far weaker right now because of this trade. They may be stronger in the long run.

  • SportsRUs Orem, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 2:45 p.m.

    It's business, folks. That's all we can agree on. And all the players, no matter what their names are or where they play, are overpaid entertainers, whether they whine or not.

  • Delmar the Amazing Las vegas, NV
    Feb. 23, 2011 1:40 p.m.

    Bad deal for both teams. Williams won't stay in new jersey after opts out. And Harris is a washed up whiner and Favors came out of school before he knew how to play basketball.

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    KOC did all he could do, given the Jazz small market status. He has set the Jazz up for the 2011 draft very well. The Jazz might even have the possibility of drafting Jimmer Fredette. I think that he would be a very good acquisition. We'll see what happens. Frank Layden thinks Jimmer is the real deal, & he knows talent. I fell all in all the Jazz did good. Deron already had his mind on going east, so no way would the Jazz get 100% from him. I am excited with this change. Change can be good and in this case I feel it is the best thing for the team.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 12:43 p.m.

    To: Jim987
    Are you kidding me? Lopez as well. How good do think Williams is? Come on. KOC got all he could get in the deal. If favors can develop, he is a better NBA player than Williams by far. The ongoing question about players coming to the Jazz is longevity and willingness to do the work it takes to become a better player, as in the work Malone and Stockton put in over the course of their careers. Shooting guards are in short supply in the league as to existance or availability. You tell me how the Jazz are going to get one of proven ability. Good seven footers are also in short supply. All of this is relates to what a team has to offer for one of them and teams wanting to pull the trigger on a given trade. The Jazz have limited assets to pull of blockbuster trades; face it. They are trying to bring in players who could play in this environment and team concept. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 23, 2011 12:34 p.m.

    What's on the resume means little if the employee doesn't like his job. You can see that in any organization.

    Deep down, do you really think either of these guys wants to play (and live) in Utah? I'm guessing that's an emphatic no. Both players probably cried a little bit when they found out about this trade.

    My point is, don't expect improved numbers from these guys.

  • Jim987 West Jordan, Utah
    Feb. 23, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    What about a center or a shooting guard.
    That is where the Jazz are short handed.
    Lopez should have been part of the deal.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Feb. 23, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    GO Jazz,this is a great deal,lets start fresh and move forward,those draft picks could provide a diamond in the rough,GO Jazz

  • Ute Fan In Utah West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    Hopefully both continue to have success in Utah.