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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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Jazz will match for Millsap.

July 16th, 2009 by Ben

According to the Utah Jazz website and confirmed by Espn.com, the Jazz will match the offer given by the Blazers to Paul Millsap.  The deal is for 4 years and is worth around 32 million with a 10.3 million signing bonus. Read the rest of this entry »

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More Boozer Drama!

July 15th, 2009 by Ben

It has been a constant he said/they said relationship with the Utah Jazz and starting Power Forward Carlos Boozer for the past couple months.  To tell you honestly, I am sick of it!  Don’t get me wrong Carlos Boozer is a great player, but seriously, get over yourself, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out of Utah. 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.

Millsap underwent an MRI on the knee and results have shown that he has Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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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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!

To catch everyone up on Jazz news that they should already know…….. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ben’s Rocky Mountain Revue Analysis Part 2

August 5th, 2008 by Ben

I am sorry that I could not post this part sooner.  Due to working and travel I have not even had a spare moment.  Also wanted to apologize about all of the spelling and grammatical errors in the last post.  I wrote that post at around 2 a.m…. so needless to say I was not thinking straight.

As for the 2nd Analysis of the Rocky Mountain Revue, here we go!! Read the rest of this entry »

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Jazz Match for CJ!

July 25th, 2008 by Jay

With the deadline to match the offer from Oklahoma City, the Jazz have decided that CJ Miles is simply too talented to just let walk away.  The offer was for 4 years, $15 million, though the terms of the Jazz’s agreement have not been released.  This makes me wonder Read the rest of this entry »

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Will The Jazz Match the Offer for CJ Miles??

July 24th, 2008 by Jay

I’m sure by now, everyone has heard that the new Oklahoma City Thunder have offered CJ Miles a 4-year, $15 million contract – one which Utah has until Friday to match, or lose him to a division rival.  So will the Jazz match the offer to keep him?  Or will they let him go?  The answer is….. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jason Hart Traded For Brevin Knight

July 24th, 2008 by Ben

Jason Hart from the Jazz was traded to the L.A. Clippers for Brevin Knight, a straight one man for one man trade.  To be really honest, I could not be more thrilled!  Jason Hart was not very helpful to the Jazz team, as we obviously know.  He was a backup to a backup which, to me is quite worthless. Aside from that minor point, he was not very good on defense and a very inconsistent player.    He really had nothing to add to the Jazz franchise.

As for receiving Brevin Knight..  Yes his stats are not that great, and he has been traded to almost half of the NBA teams in the league, but the thing that I like most about this guy is Read the rest of this entry »

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Jazz Sign 1st Round Pick Kosta Koufos

July 10th, 2008 by Jay

The Utah Jazz inked their first round draft choice Kosta Koufos to a deal today.  The terms were not released yet, but this is good news, simply because that’s one less thing to worry about for the Jazz AND Koufos, who can now begin practicing with the Jazz Rocky Mountain Revue team next week.

Kosta Koufos, Utah Jazz

Also of interest, Deron Williams and the Jazz have met to discuss his contract extension, and I believe the two sides are very close, but D-will is just concerned with Read the rest of this entry »

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Utah Jazz News (Past Couple Days)

July 10th, 2008 by Jay

To recap some of the summer’s happenings, The Jazz Junkies will take a look at contract situations for Paul Millsap and CJ Miles; Deron Williams’s future with the Jazz, The Jazz’s approach to free agency, Kyle Korver’s charity work; the blog of a NuSkin Jazz Dancer, and lastly, whether Carlos Boozer will opt out of his contract after next season.

First, The Jazz have, as we all expected, exercised the team option on Paul Millsap for the last year of his rookie contract. After they sign D-will to an extension, I hope they begin negotiations with Millsap, and of course Boozer and Okur – who could all be free agents next summer. More on that in a second.

Paul Millsap Dunking

Second, the Jazz also extended a qualifying offer [1 year $1.2 million] to CJ Miles making him a restricted free agent. That means he is free to sign with another team, but the Jazz have the option to match any offer. Personally, I would love to see us keep CJ. He barely ever gets to play, but when AK or Brewer is injured, now all of a sudden he’s a starter, putting up 30 points in one game. Besides Ronnie Brewer, CJ Miles is the most athletic player on the Jazz. I know there isn’t room for him at the 2 spot, so maybe they could try rotating him in at the SF position. I know coach Sloan has said Read the rest of this entry »

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