Utah Jazz: Harris, Favors introduced to local media

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  • doc33 Las Vegas, NV
    March 1, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    Due to KOC's incompetence, the Jazz in less than a year have lost their 3 best players: D-Will, Boozer, and Wesley Matthews. And, next year they will lose their next best player, AK-47. This has all emanated from the horribly bad signings of Millsap and Okur.

    Now, Jazz fans are seeing another bad KOC decision, the permanent promotion of Ty Corbin to head coach. Corbin so far is 1-5 which shouldn't surprise anyone since Corbin has zero experience in the #1 chair.

    Regarding the coach, Jazz management should travel 90 miles to the north and offer the job to one of the best coaches in the country, Stu Morrill, a coach who consistently wins with low level talent and transfers.

    The old Utah Stars made this trip to the north when Bill Sharman left the team to coach the Lakers and was replaced by Aggie's LaDell Anderson who led the Stars to two consecutive Western divison title games.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    March 1, 2011 1:58 a.m.

    I'd rather get excited in the future...rather than being disappointed by the past...so here's to the Jazz...hoping that they'll have a great future with the trade...i for one is excited about the possibilities...Harrison Barnes or Perry Jones might end up with us..

  • duke5 vancouver, wa
    Feb. 28, 2011 10:59 p.m.

    To Doc33,

    Great logic and comments....

  • cactusflats American Fork, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    Doc, we'll have to watch this play out over the next 3 years. D Will is terrific. He's probably going to the hall of fame someday. He's in his prime. But, regardless of how great he is, he wasn't going to re-sign with the Jazz. If KOC hadn't pulled the trigger, Utah would have lost him for nothing. Now, the Jazz get FOUR potential lottery picks, including a proven point guard in Devin Harris. Give KOC and the Millers credit for making this bold move.

  • gazelle Murray, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 9:37 p.m.

    Doc, how easy it is for you to look back in the rear view mirror and second guess his picks. If you are so smart and he is so dumb why don't you call out some picks for next year. Or will we be waiting tell the end of next season for your draft pick report card? What a joke !! Some advice , stop watching sportscenter and actually watch a jazz game.

  • doc33 Las Vegas, NV
    Feb. 28, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    Jazz fans shouldn't be optimistic with the trade of D-Will. The team will be the worst for it, and it all can be traced to the awful moves of KOC. First, he signs Okur to 2/year 20 million dollar extension when no one else would, and now it appears that Okur is washed up. Then, O'Connor signs Millsap to another ridiculous contract when he could have drafted DeJuan Blair who is as good as Millsap and makes less than a million dollars a year.

    So, last year the Jazz were 10 million over the cap, and to address that, they traded their #1 pick of 2009 Eric Maynor getting nothing else in return. Later in the year, the Jazz found that they couldn't resign Carlos Boozer because of their cap situation, losing him to the Bulls and finally, after finding their best 2 guard since Hornacek retired, the team couldn't afford to pay Wesley Matthews 3 to 4 million in salary letting him go to Portland where Matthews is averaging 17 a game.

    Kevin O'Connor is way overrated as a GM and frankly, should be fired for allowing this all to happen.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 8:24 p.m.

    CJ needs to get his head examined. Imagine saying the team needs Korver. It is beyond comprehension.

    Korver is making $5m this season and Jimmer ferdette has longer range, shoot faster AND can dribble a basketball and he is in college. I am not saying Jazz would be better off with ferdette, but they are better off without Kyle.

    Korver evaporated each time the team would drag him into the playoffs. He was utterly worthless as a player, a very nice guy but as a player no matter how many players the Jazz fielded they cannot make up for his glaring deficiencies.

    welcome new guys.

  • Captain Kirk Lehi, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 7:24 p.m.

    @ Agg13 | 3:55 p.m. Feb. 28, 2011

    Actually the big mistake with Wesley Matthews was that the Jazz didn't sign him to a reasonable contract BEFORE Portland made an offer. The jazz couldn't afford to match.
    The Jazz knew they wanted him and he would have signed a multi-year contract with the jazz for much less ... but they had to go send him shopping.

  • Anon 64 Oahu, HI
    Feb. 28, 2011 6:43 p.m.

    Somewhat like Phoenix, good team that alyays finds a way to lose.

    However when your life is somewhaat limited by the no no's, and being a Fan is one of the things you can do. Then why Not be a Jazz Fan.

  • cactusflats American Fork, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 5:57 p.m.

    I love D Will, but I want nothing more than for his New Jersey Nets to lose a bunch so that the Jazz get a top lottery pick this year.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 28, 2011 5:45 p.m.

    Fans, traded players are like divorces, and death. Sooner or later you have to get over losing someone and the quicker you adjust to the fact they are not coming back the easier your life will be. That doesn't mean that you should forget them but move on O.K.?

  • gazelle Murray, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    CJ , Miles was getting 20 because buddy Dwill was passing him the ball. It seems everyone else is playing better now that they are actually involved. Now don't get all excited I am not calling for him to be thrown out of town or anything. I for one would love to see a more limited role for him. Like coming off the bench. I just really don't think he is the long term solution. I might be wrong though. I am just going off of the last 5 seasons..

  • klepsydra Longmont, CO
    Feb. 28, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    Yes this will turn into the best Jazz trade in history (there really hasn't been that many to compete with). When DWill leaves NJ high and dry in 2012 every one will see that we got a future, possibly 4 lottery picks for nothing.

  • JazzRule Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 4:50 p.m.

    @Old Timer

    I'm with you. I am looking forward to watching these guys mesh and grow and it is going to be so much fun. There are obviously going to be growing pains, but the future is bright and the ride will be so much fun!


    As far as trades go, I think it is one of the best if not the best trade decisions they have made. Can you think of a better trade than this one that helped the franchise more and was a smarter move?

  • duke5 vancouver, wa
    Feb. 28, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    To Gazelle...

    "The best move in Jazz history"?

    Get real!

  • Agg13 Logan, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    @CJ Miles- I think we are missing Korver and Matthews a ton. We need a good wing and someone who is a threat to come in and knock down threes consistently. Korver could change the momentum of a game instantly. Matthews is going to be a good player in the league for a long time, not matching Portland on him was a big mistake.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 28, 2011 3:45 p.m.

    Fans please, let's not have this crazy "instant gratification" mentality now and in the future. It may take awhile for these guys and others on the team to mesh and be a solid team like we want. The fact is that we are in a deep hole, and might miss the playoffs. To get in the playoffs this year is going to be awful tough and might be that we don't make it. With that a possibility I say so what? You are going to go up against a number 1 or 2 team and more than likely wouldn't get past them, so really is this year that important or would you want more to build for next year? I know, I know winning is the goal, but lets be fair this year and support this group whatever happens and hopefully correct the direction of our ship and sail straight and true in the future. O.K.? Go Jazz!

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    Feb. 28, 2011 3:42 p.m.

    I hope these guys are treated with the utmost respect. I hope it means something, maybe more than money, to have the total support of not just Utah, but the Jazz are loved in New Mexico too. Favors has the basketball IQ and Harris is pure talent...WELCOME

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Feb. 28, 2011 3:20 p.m.

    JazzyMan......Maybe you are being sarcastic? But there is a lot of truth in your statement. CJ is upset that Dwill was traded away and has been playing bad the past two games. Before that, he was scoring 20 a night with Dwill here and Jerry gone.

    Not too sure what to expect from him tonight or whether Corbin will play him....

    I like the Favors kid. He understands the game on both sides of the ball. He is very young. I like him over Millsap in the long run. Harris is a proven guard who will fit in nicely in Utah.

    I just can't understand why the Jazz can not win with this current team? They have all the pieces minus Memo's outside shooting. Maybe Korver and Matthews meant more to this team than I realized?

  • awsomeron1 Oahu, HI
    Feb. 28, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    Where is Saxton when you need him. Good luck guys.

    Remember No All Time is picked where john or Carl have to sit down.

    Carl some maybe but never John. He could come out of the grave and help the Jazz.

  • JazzyMan Meadow, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    Miles is the guy that could elevate this team out of the slump. He might be ticked off at the organization because of the William's trade. Come on Miles,get over it and help your tem,buddy. Need your three point shooting and athletic drives to the basket.

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 2:40 p.m.

    Does anyone remember how Karl Malone looked his first year in the league? Favors has that same look about him. I can't help but think that this guy is going to be very special. Harris can flat out play the game too! I could see both of these guys in a Jazz jersey for many years to come.

    Welcome home, Go Jazz!

  • JazzyMan Meadow, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 2:40 p.m.

    Welcome to the Jazz,Guys. Hope the community and fans treat you well and with respect. Big Derrick is hopefully going to help us in rebounding and scoring in the paint. Harris will push the ball and make some things happen. I still think we can get that 8 or 7 seed.We desperately need someone to start knocking down open threes. Our weak rebounding and three point shooting/defending is costing us alot of games. Kirilenko ,although playing better needs to get us more rebounds as Harpring has said on tv. Go Jazz! I still love this team more than ever, and their future looks more promising with the draft picks acquired.It has only been two games ,but Favors is averaging more points per game with the Jazz already,and he's new to the team and system. You would think that would bode well for the future.

  • Utah Businessman Sandy, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    Welcome, Devin and Derrick, and good luck against a great team tonight!
    Go Jazz!

  • gazelle Murray, UT
    Feb. 28, 2011 2:20 p.m.

    Kevin does not get enough credit for this and for many other things. This will go down as one of the best moves in Jazz history. I am excited and look forward to what is to come.

    Good job Jazz !!