Utah Jazz: Jefferson, Millsap staying put as NBA trade deadline passes with Jazz saying 'no deal'

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  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    Feb. 24, 2013 12:05 a.m.

    @Sir Robin

    I don't think you can really say that no deal was the right choice, unless you were privy to all the player deals discussed. For that reason I don't say they made a big mistake not trading for someone.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Feb. 22, 2013 1:43 p.m.

    @ Brave Sir Robin

    Or you can be like some teams and just overpay players and still be a lottery team year in and year out.

    The Jazz are run very well. Many fans don't understand that. This is not L.A. where free agents line up to come here. The Jazz have to be very careful in every move they make.

    I think making no deal was the right choice. The only deal I would have been on board with would have been bringing a young point guard like Eric Bledsoe. Something that would have addressed a long term need. I believe that was only ever a rumor and never a serious discussion though.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Feb. 22, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    There are very few models that actually work to win a championship.

    1. Tank like crazy so you get a #1-ish pick with the talent of a Duncan/Robinson/Jordan/Bryant.

    2. Be a city named Los Angeles/Miami/Boston that has a great climate or a history of winning championships.

    Stop complaining about our circumstances because realistically it is very difficult to get the talent required to win.

    No doubt about it we are handicapped due to geography but so are alot of other cities.

    It is just very hard.

    We have a candle of hope with Favors. Who knows whether he can develop to utterly dominate but he certainly has potential to be great.

    Fill in the pieces around him and we have a shot to do that with some of our other youth right now.

    Unfortunately it will take time to play out.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Feb. 22, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    The only deal I would like to have seen was the rumored Bledsoe for Millsap. Eric could be a premiere PG and Sap is losing his mojo (what little he has had--he's never been consistent).

    This year, Big Al's been the most consistent producer, and has even upped his defense a little bit (tho still lacking). Keep him around a few more years, or find a more defensive-minded scoring center, 'cause Favors & Kanter aren't ready yet for prime-time scoring.

    Keepers (* 4 are still on contract):

    Marvin Williams (player option)
    Mo Williams

    TBD (* 1 is still on contract):

    Murphy (restricted free agent)



    Gonna be a tough off-season, but lots of money room & options to get better.

    However, I don't see how the Jazz will ever again get a superstar any way other than via the draft. So, another few more years of mediocrity ahead.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 22, 2013 10:38 a.m.

    ...and Greg Miller's goal of finishing 8th in the west while spending as little as possible is intact...

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Feb. 22, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    Ultimately Millsap will walk and he will get overpaid somewhere. He is very solid but he is a role player. I wish we could keep him but understand we probably can't Fortunately for Millsap some team will overpay though.

    Jeffersons defense is bad but his offense is undeniable. I hate that we are so dependent on it. Realistically this team would not even be sniffing the 8th seed without Jefferson.

    I suspect we re-sign Jefferson and hope like crazy that Favors can cover most of defensive deficiencies when they play together.

  • Confused Sandy, UT
    Feb. 22, 2013 8:38 a.m.

    It have been nice if the Jazz would have been able to get Eric Maynor (back to the Jazz) since the Thunder was shopping him anyways, maybe give him Raja bell and Marvin Williams..

    But on the flip side, at least they did not take on any other team "problem child"...

    Go Jazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.