Posted by: Andrew on February 26th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
I’ve spent the last few days in utter puzzlement. Honestly, the Jazz made a stupid move. You can sugar coat it all you want, and talk about the future to your hearts content, but the blunt truth is that the Utah Jazz traded their franchise player for a mediocre player of the same position, a rookie that scouts have dubbed as a “Potential good, but not great, player” where we already have plenty of those in that position, and some draft picks, only one of which is guarunteed to be in the top 10. However, I think I’ve finally found my bright spot in the trade. And that is the fact that Deron Williams is no longer on the Utah Jazz.
I don’t mean that in the way that I don’t want him here. I’d give about anything to have him back on the team. I mean that in the way that he played his heart out and repeatedly carried the team, and managed to pull out wins. He made everyone around him better and grew with our franchise. But our team didn’t want to give him what he needed. They didn’t want to give him a strong, competetive supporting cast. They gave him some good players, sure, but nothing great and nothing consistant. I’m happy that he’s in New Jersey because they want to give him a team. They want to give him a competetive cast. And if they play their cards right, they’ll be contenders. Deron played all he could for the Jazz, and they didn’t give him what he wanted more than anything; Wins. And he’s the type of player, like Stockton and Malone, who play with heart and deserve to have a championship. I hope he accomplishes that. He deserves it. I think I can now go back to watching the Jazz without a steely scowl on my face.
Go Jazz and Nets.
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