Posted by: Jeremy Hanks on July 16th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
This is my first time writing in this format about the Utah Jazz. Hopefully, it is the first of many posts. The Jazz offseason so far has been better than than many expected (myself included). I think the moves for Mo and Ma williams were the perfect moves to make with what we had to work with. Those players will both be significantly better in their roles on this team than their previous roles’ with their former teams.
We as fans really need to voice our support for the job that KOC has done. He never panics, he always gets the best bang for his buck and never makes a move just to make a move. Too many fans try and point out the moves that we don’t make or the players that don’t pan out, without providing evidence that their trade-machine moves will actually pan out. The NBA wouldn’t be the NBA if every move that every GM made, panned out…rarely do trades turn out great for both parties involved.
Don’t get me wrong, a huge part of being a fan is in fact being a back yard or back seat GM. The only difference is that we don’t have our jobs on the line with every trade proposal that we put out there. Which is why I am grateful that Kevin O’Connor strikes like a black panther always seemingly out of the blue which in today’s day an age is an astonishing accomplishment considering social media and the loose lips of many execs around the league. I certainly would not want to play poker against
KOC, let alone question his uncanny ability to completely blindside other GM’s around the league. You have to realize that Kevin O Connor is well respected among his peers for a reason, besides the fact that he is one of the old guard being one the leagues longest tenured GM’s, he always seems to find that Gem in the second round, or make something of his assets (al J and mo will joined the team for mere trade exceptions).
This is why we must be patient with this offseason. I think the Jazz are still goin to make a move or two (Al Jefferson + raja bell for Iguodala and 2nd round pick(s), anyone?) but I am glad that we are not seeing many rumors about the Jazz out there, because that is usually when the panther attacks, when it is silent and least expected. I can’t wait to see what else KOC has in store for this offseason, the only thing I can assure you is the fact that it will be as solid a move as could be made given the circumstances. Why can I say that? The Jazz gm has at least earned that much respect in his time here, which is why we all must remember to give credit where credit is due. Go JAZZ!
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