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Thoughts on Brewer Trade, Knicks Pick

February 23rd, 2010 by Jay

Wow, it’s been since the summer since either of us slackers (Ben and myself) have posted anything – even throughout this tumultuous season which I have been following every game of! I was responding to a comment on the post that describes how we got the Knicks draft pick this year, and it got me talking about the possibilities and also about the controversial Brewer trade. I thought I’d copy some of it here and expand on it a little.

First, what to think of the Ronnie Brewer trade for nothing but a future 1st round pick from the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Does this improve the Jazz? For now or the future? Did it hurt them? Let’s take a look at some pros and cons and then I’ll share my opinion:


PRO’s

(1) Jazz save several million dollars – Brewer’s salary, doubled because of the dollar for dollar luxury tax.
(2) Jazz get a future 1st round draft pick from the Grizz. Will it be used on another player? Or coupled with something else to acquire a much better draft pick or player?
(3) Jazz wing players AK, Wes Matthews, Kyle Korver, and CJ Miles all get more minutes, more experience and should be happier and improve with the added playing time.
(4) Jazz get SOMEthing in return for Brewer, who was somewhat likely to leave for nothing in free agency because he and the Jazz were apparently far off in new contract negotiations.
(5) Jazz don’t lose much because the play of Matthews and AK had made Brewer, and his lack of shooting expendable.

CON’s

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Polls: What are you HOPING For in the Draft?

June 18th, 2009 by Jay

I’ve created a couple of polls to try and get a feel for what most Jazz fans, or should I say Jazz

JUNKIES are HOPING for from the Jazz in next week’s NBA Draft.

Please participate and send to your friends to get them to participate.  Share this through Facebook, or Myspace, or whatever – let’s see what the Fans’ consensus is!  Go Jazz!



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2009 NBA Mock Drafts

June 18th, 2009 by Jay

With the 2009 NBA Draft only a week away, I don’t know about anyone else, but I have been checking out every mock draft I can get my hands on because of my impatience and excitement to see whether the Jazz will get a great player.

So here are a couple links to some NBA Mock Draft Databases, with Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Look Like a Utah Jazz Dancer

April 1st, 2009 by Jay

Leo Dirr and Richard Markosian from UtahStories.com have compiled a very interesting video and corresponding article with several of the Nu Skin

Utah Jazz Dancers.

They sit down with a few of the talented Jazz Dancers and ask them questions about the life of a Jazz Dancer, including:  Workout routines, eating habits, hair & make-up, and personal life.
If you’ve ever wanted to personally chat with a Jazz Dancer, or learn the secrets of what it’s like, here’s your chance….  Check out the awesome video and article below by clicking “Read More”….. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lottery Pick for Jazz? Explaining the Knicks to Jazz Pick

January 29th, 2009 by Jay

Are the Utah Jazz headed for a lottery pick?

Isiah Thomas cant even stand himself!

Isiah Thomas can’t even stand himself!

Hopefully not!  At least not this year… Though this season has been disappointing (an understatement!), I’m optimistic the Jazz can eventually get healthy and make a push for at least a playoff spot.  They are however, due the New York Knicks first-round pick most likely next year.  I’ll explain how we got it, and what the complicated protection clauses are.

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2010 NBA Free Agent Class Loaded – Also 2009

December 26th, 2008 by Jay

With all of the talk about Carlos Boozer and his contract/free agency options, and all of the talk about Lebron James and the rest of the 2010 free agent class, I thought I would take a look at who all will be available in that 2010 offseason.  Any players the Jazz might likely look at?

First of all, let’s take a look at what things will or could affect whether the Jazz have roster spots or salary space for any of the 2010 free agents: Read the rest of this entry »

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Millsap Out 7-10 Days

December 26th, 2008 by Jay

Just when most of us Jazz fans thought that the Jazz couldn’t possibly suffer more injuries, we watched in horror as Jazz Forward Paul Millsap collapsed and rolled around in pain with what looked just like the same knee injury that Carlos Boozer sustained over a month ago.  However, Millsap returned to play the second half, which breathed a huge sigh of relief for Jazz fans, and surely the Jazz team as well.

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Boozer clarifies opting out comments. He and Millsap BOTH staying?

December 19th, 2008 by Jay

The Salt Lake Tribune has posted 2 articles in regards to Carlos boozer’s strangely-timed comments about his contract situation (links listed at the bottom).  Boozer apparently was just having casual conversation with an ESPN reporter, and I’m sure we are all aware of the Read the rest of this entry »

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Carlos Boozer WILL opt out. Let him go??

December 18th, 2008 by Jay

 It has been reported that Carlos Boozer told a member of the media that he “is opting out no matter what” at the end of the season.  He also said Read the rest of this entry »

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NBA Power Rankings Vol. 1

December 1st, 2008 by Jay

The Jazz Junkies.com would like to present

their own version of the NBA Power Rankings.  I had listed that they will be released on Sundays, but Ben or I will probably create them after Sunday night’s games, so watch for them as early as Sunday, but probably on Mondays.

As written in the disclaimer, we are Jazz fans, we don’t follow really any other team.  So the opinion, analysis, and commentary on any other team is often a researched, but educated guess, or mere observation.  I try to be as factual, informative, and as objective as possible, but at the very least, I am hoping that this version of the Power Rankings will be interesting and entertaining for everyone.

On to the Rankings…..  (click “Read the rest of this entry” then click on the link at the bottom)

 

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JAZZ MVP Rankings – Vol. 1

November 30th, 2008 by Jay

The Jazz Junkies.com has finished Volume 1 of their original series “Jazz Player MVP Rankings.” Every Sunday we will rank every Jazz player from 1-15 based on how valuable they are to the Jazz based on how they are playing so far this year. Think of it as a player “power rankings”. The rankings and comments are the opinions of the staff, so we would love to hear your comments! Please keep them civil. 🙂

On to the Rankings….
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The Jazz Junkies Power Rankings & Jazz MVP Rankings!

November 29th, 2008 by Jay

Just a heads up: The Jazz Junkies.com will be releasing their own version of the NBA Power Rankings. We will try to be as objective, fair, and thorough as possible, but as huge Jazz fans, they may have a Jazz-bias at times as well as be less knowledgeable about some of the lower 15 NBA teams.

Along with the Power Rankings, also look out for a The Jazz Junkies original, Utah Jazz Player MVP Rankings. We will be ranking each Utah Jazz player from 1-15 on how important they have been to the Jazz so far this season. Taken into account will be stats, leadership, impact with them on the floor, durability, consistency, etc.

We will try our

best to release each of these every Sunday. So stay tuned…. and if you haven’t signed up for The Jazz Junkies newsletter – do it! Go Jazz!

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Deron Out at Least 2 Weeks

October 20th, 2008 by Jay

Any Jazz fan that watched in horror as D-will landed on the ankle of Derrick Rose and had to be carried off the court had to be nervous and terrified as to the extent of the injury and the amount of time he might miss.  X-rays were negative, and the MRI scheduled today showed there was no damage to the bones, ligaments, or tendons, and classified it as a second-degree ankle sprain with a minimum recovery time of 2 weeks.

Deron Williams holds his sprained ankle

Deron Williams holds his sprained ankle

This means he will miss the last pre-season game, and at least the first 2 regular season games, including the season opener against division-rival Denver Nuggets.

Assuming how bad it COULD have been, this is great news.  He will miss just a couple of games early and the season, and praying he comes back healthy and stays healthy, we should still have him for the rest of the season.

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JAZZ UPDATE….

October 20th, 2008 by Jay

Sorry loyal Jazz fans about the 2-month drought of Jazz commentary!  I (Jay) was busy moving, then busy working and other miscellaneous events [like flag football :-)].  But Jazz news has been pretty slow up until now with the regular season less than 2 weeks away!

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Rocky Mtn. Revue Pictures

August 7th, 2008 by Jay

One of the days Ben and I were at the Rocky Mountain Revue, I took a couple photos.  We were just kickin’ back in the nose-bleed seats, so they’re not that great.  The photographer for NBA Photos was sitting next to us, but I don’t have a $20,000 camera like she did, haha.  Mine fits in my pocket for convenient carrying.

Ben and Jay (me) at the game

Ben and Jay (me) at the game

Local Utah State kid Jaycee Carroll tore it up

Local Utah State kid Jaycee Carroll tore it up

A few more pictures of Jazz players at the Revue.  Check ’em out!

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