What impact will the Anthony Davis trade have on the Utah Jazz and Kyle Kuzma?

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  • FT salt lake city, UT
    June 17, 2019 9:35 a.m.

    @Eddie would go.
    Solid observation but you did miss the positive impact that Mitt Romney may have on the situation with his influence in the senate.

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    June 17, 2019 8:48 a.m.

    I predict the Lakers will still struggle to make the playoffs. Lebron is now a year older, and Davis is always injured. The Lakers have way too much drama and too dysfunctional of a front office to have a chance at the championship.

  • Eddie Would Go , 00
    June 17, 2019 6:10 a.m.

    Fredette, not Frederick.

    Auto correct got me on my earlier post......

  • Utahute72 Tooele, UT
    June 16, 2019 11:28 p.m.

    The Lakers should be a decent team if: 1) they can fill out a roster, 2) both their high priced stars stay healthy for a change, 3) They somehow figure out that you play basketball as a team and 4) if their new coach isn't a dud.

  • Eddie Would Go , 00
    June 16, 2019 1:16 p.m.

    I am looking forward to the DN article entitled “How the Anthony Davis Trade Affects Jimmer Frederick.”

  • Anti Bush-Obama , 00
    June 16, 2019 12:34 p.m.

    So the Jazz are somehow going to make the finals by bringing Rubio and Favors back? Talk about Groundhog Day. Here is a little bit of insider info Rubio stinks. Never liked him from the day he was drafted and the day the Jazz traded for him. They are not superstars so why keep them?

  • jumpinjax22 clinton, UT
    June 16, 2019 12:29 p.m.

    The last time the Jazz had a lot of money to go after free agents they signed Carlos Boozer and Memhet Okur. As much as I never really liked Boozer, his numbers proved his talent, and Okur was great before his injury. That's hardly striking out in free agency.

  • jumpinjax22 clinton, UT
    June 16, 2019 12:20 p.m.

    When you are going to post "factual" comments, make an attempt to look up your facts, you know who YOU are. 1. Why won't the Jazz ever see the playoffs for 10 or more years? In the past 35 years the Jazz have missed the playoffs only 8 times.
    2. Rubio probably is gone, but Favors is still under contract and will remain so unless the Jazz attract a Top Talent player, so according to you, Favors will be here for sure.
    3. Gobert has 2 years left on his contract, Mitchell is still on his rookie deal and once that is up the Jazz can match any offer he get's, and please if anyone has seen Mitchell say he wants traded to Brooklyn, tell me where. In fact It's a much safer bet to say Mitchell is lobbying to get D-Russ here to Utah.
    And finally, how are the Jazz done and washed up when Gobert has a couple years before he is 30, and Mitchell is still on his rookie deal. These are the actual facts, oh and btw, Dennis Lindseys " no talent trades" landed both Mitchell and Gobert, I hope he can pull off more of these worthless trades lol, except he isn't even the GM anymore.

  • majmajor Layton, UT
    June 16, 2019 11:23 a.m.

    Losing Ball is also losing Ball’s father.. that is an all around plus for the Lakers.. who needs all the drama from a mediocre over-the-hill drama queen?

  • jumpinjax22 clinton, UT
    June 16, 2019 11:18 a.m.

    Well the Lakers didn't stay down long but I don't think many of us haters thought they would lol. But come on New Orleans! Adleast make them give you Kuzma. A pg. That can't shoot, a forward that has the mentality of Ron Artest, a solid backup, the 4th pick in this 3 player draft, and 2 picks that will be in the mid 20's. Wow, the Pelicans should of been able to do better!

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    June 16, 2019 10:47 a.m.

    It's just a gambling game among Billionaires in hoping to grasp the championship ring and trophy and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I can see prudence in hoping that a team can get the championship ring and trophy with less money spent but then most of the time, teams that are willing to pay the mega bucks to lure stars and superstars to play for them seems to always end up doing well or very well. Good luck to the Jazz and I really hope that one day they would be able to lure another star or maybe even a superstar player to help out Donovan who seems to always get expected to win games for them.

  • utahcoyote St. George, UT
    June 16, 2019 10:11 a.m.

    isn't kemba walker eligible for super max from charlotte? not sure how the lakers could sign him at all, much less fill out their roster with players.

    people don't realize if but both cleveland and miami had tons of talent around james when he won titles there. oft injured davis and rapidly aging james aren't enough by themselves.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    June 16, 2019 9:04 a.m.

    I like the denial on the posts. The Lakers are for sure in contention for a championship now. The problem is there is a guy named Kawhi Leonard that is going to be in there way for years to come.

    The Lakers sold the farm in order to try and win right now. If they don't win in the next couple of years, they will still have AD for a long time to build around but LeBron's window is closing quickly.

    Don't be surprised if they get one more really good player or two who wants a ring and will go to LA on a discount.

    As for the Jazz, they don't seem to really have a plan to get better. There is only hope they can sign someone to be the PG. They may wish they still had Rubio when the season starts. Rubio will be signed to another team by July 4th.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    June 16, 2019 8:40 a.m.

    With the acquisition of Lebron James--nearly everyone insisted that the Lakers were now championship contenders. They were not. Not even close. If you are going to purchase a championship run you need at least three true stars who are cozy with each other and maybe two years to figure it out. I just don't think this will vault the Lakers to the top of the very tough West. Remember--built teams like the Spurs, the Jazz, Thunder, Nuggets and Pels themselves have beaten teams with multiple stars many times, while purchased championship teams--Knicks--Clips--Lakers etc have spent two seasons figuring out that it wasn't working and then moving on.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    June 16, 2019 7:55 a.m.

    Ouch for the Jazz, more attractive teams with cash ahead of the Jazz in the free agency hunt. Even Toronto as champions have 40 million to attract free agents this year.

    Jazz are in a predicament as they need to win now but cannot trade for or attract the necessary level of talent. Without Rubio team will be worse. Anyone seen the movie “Groundhog Day”?

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    June 16, 2019 7:12 a.m.

    Only way Jazz get Holiday is if NO likes Favors as the big to replace AD, Jazz pick up his option and trade him and their 1st to NO for Holiday.

    I would take that every day. Maybe throw in another piece as well, Graysom Allen?

  • matman Provo, UT
    June 16, 2019 5:54 a.m.

    This is all hype. Kemba ain't going to LA. Lakers still won't be contending. That train about to go down hill.

  • TmillerC7 Springville, UT
    June 15, 2019 10:45 p.m.

    GOFORIT???!!!! They just traded away pretty much everything! 3 picks and 3 players is a lot for 1 player, sure it will now be attractive for other free agents but Lebron is going to be 35! Takes more than 2 pieces to win a Chip... Multiple Chips you say???? Lol well see

  • Anti Bush-Obama , 00
    June 15, 2019 10:43 p.m.

    None whatsoever. Davis misses 30 games a year due to injury anyway.

  • high school fan Huntington, UT
    June 15, 2019 10:01 p.m.

    As Toronto just showed, a team dies not need three superstars to win a championship. This lakes the Lakers make the playoffs bu it does not put them with home court advantage.

  • goforit Provo, UT
    June 15, 2019 7:36 p.m.

    Jazz have dropped back down the ranks in the west. Lakers pass them. Without Rubio and no guarantee they get a better point guard OKC moves ahead. I see them getting shut out on all there attempts to improve and will be fighting for the last playoff.

    It has to hurt Jazz fans that the Lakers will win multiple championships before Jazz even sniff a conference finals.