Utah Jazz: What will the team do at the point guard position?

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  • crunchem Cedar City, Utah
    May 15, 2012 9:05 p.m.

    @shannon ...and if someone could make free throws...

    yeah, I was remembering that there were two games late in the season that if only one more free throw was made, then there would be no need to worry about the last second tip-ins, and might have won those two games, therefore we would have been in seventh place, not eighth, and therefore not have faced, and been swept by the spurs and....

    ahh, for lack of a free throw....

  • Shannon1444 St. Louis, MO
    May 15, 2012 6:00 p.m.

    JBQ from St. Louis....Just a comment on your comment....
    According to Ahearn's bio he also played with the Spurs and the Heat who are still contenders. So, I imagine if Ahearn has memories of being in the NBA these are the teams he will remember all his life and not so much being on a team that was late getting out of the starting gate and went 0 and 4 in the playoffs.

    I think Coach has a good handle on what is going to make this team better. The point guard postion is a good place to start. An outside shooter is a necessity and if someone could make free throws consistently especially in close games that would just be more icing on the cake.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    May 15, 2012 10:00 a.m.

    We all think and comment, but the truth is we are not the GM or on the management team. I believe with the options the Jazz have like the trade exception, possible draft picks and free agent market our Jazz managers will do just fine and get what they need--playmakers, shooters, and defenders!

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    May 15, 2012 7:16 a.m.

    I think O Conner should trade Jefferson and Harris for as many of our glaring needs as they can get out of them.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    May 14, 2012 5:55 p.m.

    Devin harris needs to be traded...i'll trade him for a first round pick and a solid backup PG...the Jazz needs to trade Al Jefferson for Eric Gordon...probably Al Jefferson for Eric Gordon + Jason Smith?...grab Goran Dragic...we can include Harris on the Al Jefferson trade...maybe get a few picks...Grab Ersan Illyasova...i think we lack the offensive power...and Eric Gordon Would provide that...Ersan illyasova would provide quality Depth and would probably start...Jason Smith would be good rotation player...and giving Kanter more minutes to improve...the rotation would be tough...since you have a lot of players to go to...i think Alec Burks should get a shot at PG if we cant grab dragic...i think he can handle the position...and i think he could guard the point guards in the league given the chance...

  • JCH San Diego, CA
    May 14, 2012 3:27 p.m.

    Extraordinary comment from Resolute Voice. Just ... astonishing.

    Re: point guard. Two words: Austin Rivers.

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    May 14, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    Resolute voice

    How is it to live in the twilight zone? Is there a housing or economic crisis? If they are the complete opposite of what is it here just like your hillarious comment, I would love to move there. But then the Jazz would just be a farm team would they?

    Do you go by portland trailblazer/johnson72 by chance?

  • mdp Bountiful, utah
    May 14, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    Just a comment on Ahearn- from the little I saw him play, he at least tried to hustle on defense; more than I can say about Harris. Im guessing Blake is at least as good or better an outside shooter- and a whole lot cheaper.

    FWIW, Id like to see Hayward try the point; he is easily the best passer on the team and likes to set others up.

  • Resolute Voice Deseret, UT
    May 14, 2012 9:26 a.m.

    The Jazz have major issues to fix. The core of the team could leave for greener pastures, there is no outside shooting, the "big" men are soft, and the coach is having major issues talking to his players. KOC, RR, and the Millers will decide the future of the franchise in the next 3 months. Right now the Jazz are on the verge of being a farm team for the NBA on the same level as the Pirates or Royals of MLB.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    May 14, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    I can't believe some of the comments here.

    Personally I do not think Harris is anywhere near close to being what this team needs. He is a poor passer. His skill is using his speed to race down the floor and beat the defense. That is nice if that is ONE of your skills but not your only skill.

    Outside of that Harris is a poor passer and he rarely makes his team mates better. For the first half of the season Gordon Hayward in limited minutes had as many assists per game as Harris while at the same time having the ball in his hands a fraction of the time.
    Harris dribbles down and then just passes to the wing. Whoopeee.

    Harris is an average to below average shooter. Why in the world would you put an undersized average shooting PG in as your SG?

    Unbelievable. We need a young PG to build for the future because Devin Harris is not it. When he is at his best he is speeding down the floor and making some shots. Never is he passing well and helping team mates and that is a big problem.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    May 14, 2012 8:42 a.m.

    No matter what Kevin O'Connor is saying publicly, "point guard" is a mess for the Jazz. I like Wstson and Tinsley a lot. I appreciate the time for the Missouri kid, Ahearn, he will remember it all his life and maybe get into coaching. Nevertheless to keep saying that Harris is the answer is "not the answer". He has weakness after weakness and it is obvious that Corbin believes that he will use his "father figure" image to "bring him to the promised land". As Mia said to Charlie on "Two and a Half Men", "it ain't gonna happen".

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    May 14, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    I want Dev as the point guard of this team. He improves his chemistry with the young ones every single game. Frankly, I don't think PG is a big worry on this team. Dev is young and solid.We need solid defenders and great athletes.

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    May 14, 2012 7:49 a.m.

    Someone that pulls defense away from the inside. Our bigs could have had better years if we had an outside shooter that was consistent.

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    May 14, 2012 7:48 a.m.


    He gets to the free throw line just fine. He just can't make them when he gets there.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    May 14, 2012 5:24 a.m.

    Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward are better options for the Jazz at shooting guard. If the Jazz don't find a better option at point than Harris this summer, he has one more year to prove himself. I just don't think he is the passer the Jazz need, and I don't think he finishes well at the rim (including getting to the free throw line). I still want Alec Burks to get a shot at point guard.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    May 14, 2012 4:46 a.m.

    I like all three of the Jazz PGs. Who cares if Watson and Tinsley are 32 and 34 years old. A backup doesn't play big minutes and their legs stay fresher. Plus having a proven veteran as a backup PG helps stabilize a team. Watson is under contract and the Jazz can pick up Tinsley's option. Do it. One of those guys won't like being the third stringer but the Jazz will have insurance in case of injury. Plus Devin Harris could play some SG with three PGs to choose from. Maybe the Jazz trade Harris for another starter? Who knows

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    May 13, 2012 10:14 p.m.

    Am pleased the Jazz are thinking of moving Harris to shooting guard. That's more his natural position -- knocking down threes and occasionally driving to the basket. Even at his best this season he was just so-so at running the offense. And we only need remember what Parker did to his defense. And the Western Conference contains point guards like Paul, Westbrook, Curry, Rubio and Lawson that he has to guard.

    Move him to the 2.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    May 13, 2012 7:35 p.m.

    Nash may be older but the spark is still there. He would be great for our young team. Dragic was someone who I wanted the Jazz to draft. Love to have him. If the ping pong balls fall in place and there is a leapfrog from the 8-14 spots I would go for Lillard..