Posted by: Jazzmanfan on November 9th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
We need to leverage the assets we have. KOC always talks assets. In our small market I believe the Jazz management have an extra difficult task of building a championship team. If we draft a star we can’t keep him, if we happen to bring in a nice free agent (Booz and Okur) they’re not good enough. It is more difficult than I think we can comprehend without being behind the scenes. John and Karl were a different breed, brought up in a different time and way of thinking. If they were being drafted in this day it may be a different story. They (even our perfect John) may have even got caught up in the big market movement.
So what is the solution? Can’t say that I have it. I believe what we have done recently can get us close, but it is hard to say it will get us all the way to the top. I do have some outside the box ideas though.
Don’t come at me like I’m wanting to trade the statues, but what if it takes trading one of our young studs. We as Jazz fans are extremely loyal, only asking for effort and playing Jazz basketball. We fall in love with these guys that work their tale off but simply don’t get us the results we want. To name a few DeMarre Carroll, Earl Watson, Matt Harpring, Jeff Hornacek, and the list goes on. What if a Derek Favors and Alec Burks, had to go to get a “B” level player or even an “A” level.
Obviously there is financial issues to figure out in any scenario, but my point being should we or could we part with our loved players if that meant getting a championship. Just writing this I question myself. Keep vets (Al) we have and trade off a young stud (Derek)? Really? With what seems like 8 or so players with such similar skill levels, can the depth we have overcome the lack of a true star. I hope so, but it’s never happened before. It seems to me that we have to find an “A” level player. Whether it’s the developing of our youngs or trading our vets. Keeping our vets is simply not the answer. Thoughts?
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