Utah Jazz: Making sense of 'trade exception'

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  • lanius Woods Cross, UT
    Dec. 26, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    A huge Memo fan, he will be missed. The trade was VERY good for us. Re: Fan WVC expample - the Jazz could acquire A. Iguodoloa for JUST the trade exemption and not send back any players back! (if I understand the 150 percent rule)correctly)

    With all the teams that will be cutting salary before next year the Jazz should be able to get something with this exemption.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Dec. 24, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    This move by O'Connor and the Miller team brain trust was wise. To be blunt, Mehmet Okur was ripe for a move and the $10.8 million gift card to be used later was good. Memo is on the cusp of his career. I had my reservations about his effectivness with the current Jazz roster; i.e. young, inexperienced, and suspect as to what will happen this year. They don't have anyone to intimidate at the center position. This has been a Jazz weakness since the days of Mark Eaton and later Greg Ostertag. Defense down deep and on the parimeter is suspect. They don't have one on one defenders. They are undersized. I like the enthusiasm of Kanter, and Burks has potential. Tinsley and Howard are good acquisitions. But this team will take time to jell, and is by no means a playoff team. Get used to it. Some of the Jazz coaching staff is also suspect as to how they will be able to work with the players. Corbin has a big job on his hands. Management also has a big sales job on their hands to fill the arena. Utah is fortunate to have a professional team.

  • Fan WVC Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 24, 2011 9:34 a.m.

    Just a thought. Trade Bell,Cj and trade exception to Philly for Andre Iguodala.He still has a few years left of talent. I'm content with the team except for the two guard. Get a player that can play three positions,athletic,and can hit shots,plus a vet. Can this work?

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Dec. 24, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    @MR-Is there anything positive in your life? It's Xmas, trying being a little more positve. Money in the bank is nothing but good you "instant gratification" generation people ought to try it, instead of spending before you have it!

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    Dec. 24, 2011 8:13 a.m.

    The ideal scenario in which we could use our trade exception would be if in the draft we trade up for it by telling that team that we will take on their worst contract and that we will give them our pick plus the warriors pick if we have it.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Dec. 24, 2011 7:24 a.m.

    But don't you think you should have consulted with your coaching staff?

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    Dec. 24, 2011 1:56 a.m.

    More 2012 draft picks?

  • MR Draper, UT
    Dec. 23, 2011 9:24 p.m.

    I won't hold my breath that the Jazz will make any "big moves" with the trade exception.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Dec. 23, 2011 8:05 p.m.

    I could be wrong. Maybe this trade exception cannot be used in multiple team trades or multiple player trades I don't know.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Dec. 23, 2011 7:41 p.m.

    Looks to me like this holiday gift certificate could more wisely be used prior to the trade deadline,which is coming up shortly as fast as the universe is spinning right now. It could be a valuable asset to facilitate any trade that benefits the Jazz.( multiple team trades as well) So it would be wise to not be to hasty and scope it all out. Point guard is a priority to look at it seems.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Dec. 23, 2011 5:04 p.m.

    Will miss you, Memo, and will be cheering for you. Memo is full of class and gave the Utah Jazz everything he could possibly give.