Posted by: Chad Phillips on December 20th, 2010The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Nearly 30 games into the season the Jazz have proven that they can play with the elite teams in this league, win on the road, and beat teams that they should beat (Bucks, Cleveland, Timberwolves). Yep … these jazz are playing an unfamiliar tune.
With that new tune comes uncertainty … especially for Mehmo. Kevin O’Connor is nothing if not afraid to trade, or not sign, a fan favorite. Remember Ronnie Brewer? How about Dee Brown? Deshawn Stevenson anybody? Ok … nobody liked Deshawn … not even Deshawn liked Deshawn.
The humble Deshawn Stevenson. To be fair … I would take the same picture if I made that much money.
If there were ever a trade that would infuriate Jazz fans and yet make complete sense it would be to trade Mehmo. I am not even going to point out that it would save the Jazz on luxury tax because I honestly don’t care how much the Jazz pay in luxury tax as long as they try to win a championship. If we trade Mehmo I want something for him … I want a player that we pay more than Mehmo and I want him to deserve it. I want to be a contender.
The Jazz has proven that we are legitimate fourth seed in the west without Mehmo; with Mehmo on the court do we see the Jazz as A) the same, B) worse, or C) a one or two seed in the west? If the answer was not C the front office needs to do what they can to make us a one or two seed.
I love Mehmo … I hate Bolerjack when he says “money” 14 times in a row … but is Mehmo the difference between a second round playoff exit and ring? Not so sure.
This is the only picture I could find where Mehmo did not have bed-head. Must be the humidity.
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