National media are giving high praise to the Utah Jazz for the Mike Conley trade. Here's what they're saying

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  • plyxply SLC, UT
    June 25, 2019 9:03 a.m.

    Well I'm sure glad Magic said the Jazz would be better, I can't think of a more proven GM than Magic.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    June 22, 2019 10:29 p.m.

    @water rocket

    ". . . unless they are able to trade Rubio for another piece." - water rocket

    They can't trade Rubio because he is a free agent. The Jazz could re-sign him but I don't see that happening. Rubio wouldn't want to play backup and Jazz management has decided that Mike Conley is their new starting point guard.

  • water rocket , 00
    June 20, 2019 6:15 p.m.

    Rubio isn't going to like being replaced. The locker room will be where this trade may hurt the Jazz, unless they are able to trade Rubio for another piece. I hated to see Allen go, and losing their draft pick and Allen at the same time is kind of a double hit. Besides, Conley only has two years left on his contract, and at 32 years old now, he may be ready to retire?

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    June 20, 2019 6:13 p.m.

    As soon as they trade for CJ Miles, this team is bringing home the Gold.

  • Oh Really? Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2019 5:34 p.m.

    Crowder’s Achilles heel is shot selection. He pulled the trigger on 20 percenters more than 40 percenters. A guy in his face seemed like motivation rather than a deterrent.

  • Flipphone , 00
    June 20, 2019 4:59 p.m.

    Time is the only indicator weather the trade was good or bad.

  • Sunday Mailman ,
    June 20, 2019 3:44 p.m.

    The national media certainly aren't experts but the future will reveal how this trade works out. It seems to me the Jazz made this move out of desperation, and desperate trades usually don't work out very well. Conley is a good player but I don't like that the Jazz included Grayson Allen in the deal, they should have unloaded Neto instead.

  • Oh Really? Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2019 3:00 p.m.

    So do the Jazz get kudos for making this trade to become contenders, or criticism for not making it last year?

  • Alex T Murray, UT
    June 20, 2019 2:37 p.m.

    @Portlander. In Dennis we trust.

    pretty obvious Rubio needed to go. I wouldn't call getting rid of a 38 yr old sharpshooter who was debating retiring and an inconsistent stretch 4 (crowder) "dismantling" our team.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    June 20, 2019 2:37 p.m.

    Jazz were bereft of scoring during the playoffs when it counted.

    Jazz had two players who had ever scored 40 in an nba game, after the trade they have only one.

    Doesn’t seem to make sense trading Grayson when Jazz still have Neto, Ingles, Mitrou. Woulda coulda shoulda.............

    Glad Conley is here and he will for sure contribute but ESPN says the Jazz traded away 5000 playing minutes and got 3000 minutes in return. Jazz still have minutes to fill.

    Ingles production and shooting percentages dropped by double digits, we will miss Crowders toughness and his 12 ppg off the bench and Jazz are again looking for a Kover type 3 point specialist.

    Fortunately Rockets, Warriors, Celtics, and Thunder are all having house cleaning garage type sales. Jazz should be in the thick of those loading up on free agents.

  • portlander Arlington, WA
    June 20, 2019 11:40 a.m.

    Being the National Media presence that I am, I must say that I am not sure that I would have made that deal. In my opinion, a 50 win team is awfully hard to make adjustments to, especially since most of what occurred last season was due to exponential growth, and that most of what it appears is necessary, is more of the same. I honestly think that what was needed, was to deal with some way of replacing Ricky Rubio, rather than to dismantle their most successful lineup of the last season.