Posted by: Diana on July 30th, 2010The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
For twenty years the offseason has been slow and uneventful for Jazz fans. (minus the year we signed Boozer and Okur and of course when we got D-Will)
After a bizarre season where we saw the Jazz sweep the SA Spurs, the Portland Trailblazers, started out weak and ended strong. We are now seeing a bizarro off season.
The Jazz were supposed to have an off year this season and just wait for AK to come off the books. We were supposed to match Matthews and call it good. Instead the Millers and the Jazz surprised us and the NBA nation. No one saw the Jazz trading peanuts for Al Jefferson, drafting Gordon Hayward or bringing back Raja Bell.
Now there is a rumor that Mike James wants to play for the Jazz. Chris Sheridan who covers the NBA for ESPN tweeted last night
“Mike James wants to play for the Utah Jazz. Told me so at golf outing (Bethpage Red Course) for his charity foundation:http://bit.ly/9j2PoR”
Mike James has been an NBA journeyman with his best years coming a few years ago with the Rockets. There is nothing really exciting about Mike James except maybe he is an upgrade over Gaines and possibly Price.
The idea though of a player who respects the Jazz organization enough to want to sign with them is exciting. The idea that Al Jefferson is ecstatic to play for the Jazz . And of course the most satisfying is that Raja stood up Kobe just a few hours before their man-date to be in Utah.
Are things changing for the Jazz? Are we finally shading off the images of Derek Harper’s “You go play in Utah” comment and Rony Seikaly not turning up for his trade to the Jazz?
Are we with Sloan’s reputation and Deron Williams talent finally going to land the quality free agents for the Jazz?
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