Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jazz Trade of Williams Had to Happen

Smart Jazz fans realize this trade had to happen. The Jazz are going nowhere with this roster. They have no real leader. Williams was not the answer in Utah. Best of luck New Jersey.

The Nets sent past lottery picks Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, two first-round draft picks and $3 million in cash to Utah for Deron William.

The problem with William is that he is not a leader, at least for the Jazz. He is not a team builder. He tears people down. He is not one that is capable of carrying a team. He is more of a legend in his own mind. He is a good point guard but you don't want him taking the last shot.

The NBA is a league of a few super stars. Williams is not a super star. The Jazz will have better luck playing the lottery and hoping for a superstar.

The current Jazz roster will look nothing like it does today in two years. I would bet that in two years only 2-3 current players will still be on the Jazz.

Deron Williams puts forth effort about half the time, probably closer to 25 percent. Fans also know he had a role in Jerry Sloan's retirement. (Although in hind-site, it was time for him to go.) In Utah, the fans want to see effort, a love of the game, a desire to build and win. Williams did not bring that to the table.

After a good start to the season, this bunch has all but tossed in the towel. At least now we will not have the overly critical Williams trying to pretend this was his team. We will see effort and for Utah fans, that has some merit.

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