Posted by: Adam on January 21st, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
I want a trade just as much as the next person and I feel that losing now to create better wins in the future is worth it. I think we need to give the young guys more minutes and I feel that there are worthwhile trades out there that can make us better in a different, more beneficial way. However, the probability of the Jazz making a trade soon are not very high at all.
You may retort with these accusations: “Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson, and Mo Williams are in the final year of their contracts, there must be a trade.” “The Jazz aren’t stupid, they must know what’s at stake.” “We have to get something through a trade or we’ll end up with nothing when Free Agency rolls around.” While these are good, logical reasons for a trade and in most cases a team would trade a player in order to respond beneficially to the situation, but I am convinced that as long as the Utah Jazz are doing well, Kevin O’Connor, Greg Miller, and Dennis Lindsay will not make a trade.
The Jazz are seventh in the West right now with a record of 22-19. They are just a few steps behind Denver (the 6th seed) and not out reach from Golden State (the 5th seed). They’ve won three games in a row and have won seven games out of their last 10. This final half of the season is laden with home games (we’ve won 13 of 17 in SLC). Favors is doing very well, Millsap has been on a role of late, Jefferson is just normal, Foye is hot as crap!!! In essence, the Jazz are doing better than last year (in the eyes of the front office). Therefore, there’s no reason to trade our players.
They Jazz front office is so concerned about mediocre winning in the present that they will not sacrifice for spectacular winning in the future. As long as the Utah Jazz continue to play well and have a winning season, there will not be any trades made to improve our team in the future!!!
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