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http://twitter.com/​WojYahooNBA/​statuses/​40439862284787712

Wow!

Does Jerry Sloan go back to Utah now?

ESPN confirming the deal

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nba/news/story?id=6150419

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As one of the few Jazz fans in the world, my first response to this was "NOOOOOOOO!"

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The Nets just gave up their first-round pick for this year, their first-round pick for next year, and the Warriors' pick for 2012 and for what? They're still a lottery team. Williams isn't eligible to sign an extension until July, by which he'd fall under the new CBA. His current contract ends after next year. And, oh yeah, he kinda doesn't want to be there!

This is going to end very badly for the Nets. It probably won't sink into them until Deron signs with Dallas in 2012.

It's going to end even worse for the Jazz. They'd better hope Favors pans out, because the draft class for the upcoming year isn't what anyone would call "dazzling".

Hard to believe that in a 48-hour period, both the Nuggets and the Jazz have become lottery teams. These small-market teams are falling like dominoes. Next to die, New Orleans and Orlando.

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    Originally posted by It's False
    The Nets just gave up their first-round pick for this year, their first-round pick for next year, and the Warriors' pick for 2012 and for what? They're still a lottery team. Williams isn't eligible to sign an extension until July, by which he'd fall under the new CBA. His current contract ends after next year. And, oh yeah, he kinda doesn't want to be there!



The Nets only gave up their first round this year and GS's first round in 2012. I wouldn't read too much into D-Will not wanting to play with the Nets now. He might not want to be there now, but Prokorov is going to spend money on to win so that might change D-Will's mind.

He would have been a better fit in NY than Melo. It was a little irritating that we've been dinking around with the Melo-drama all these months and the Nets just swoop in and get one of the best PGs in the game just like that.

I don't think it's a bad trade for either team. It makes the Nets interesting now and when they move to Brooklyn and it gives the Jazz a chance to retool with what is likely to be some very solid picks. I'd be surprised if the Jazz are done moving pieces.

Looks like Jimmer is going to be a lottery pick.



(edited by BigDaddyLoco on 23.2.11 1603)
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    Originally posted by It's False

    Hard to believe that in a 48-hour period, both the Nuggets and the Jazz have become lottery teams. These small-market teams are falling like dominoes. Next to die, New Orleans and Orlando.




Oh, I don't know, there's also the school of thought that says circumstances like these (and Melo, and LeBron for that matter) will make the small-market team owners that much more aggressive in finding ways to compete better under the new collective bargaining agreement-- such as a "franchise" tag, a hard salary cap and decreased player salaries overall.

Ideas that I agree with as a fan of a small-market, "cold-weather" team, because quite frankly, I think a team's ability to compete in the NBA should be based on more than simply the size of the market they're in, or the warmth of the weather.

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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
      Originally posted by It's False

      Hard to believe that in a 48-hour period, both the Nuggets and the Jazz have become lottery teams. These small-market teams are falling like dominoes. Next to die, New Orleans and Orlando.




    Oh, I don't know, there's also the school of thought that says circumstances like these (and Melo, and LeBron for that matter) will make the small-market team owners that much more aggressive in finding ways to compete better under the new collective bargaining agreement-- such as a "franchise" tag, a hard salary cap and decreased player salaries overall.

    Ideas that I agree with as a fan of a small-market, "cold-weather" team, because quite frankly, I think a team's ability to compete in the NBA should be based on more than simply the size of the market they're in, or the warmth of the weather.

    (edited by ekedolphin on 23.2.11 1715)


A "hard cap" would be a detriment to keeping players, IMHO. The current NBA cap enables teams to go over the cap to keep the players they want. Salaries won't be going down. The "Franchise Tag" might be the best option, dependng on how they set up the rules for using it.



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The Nets did not land Carmelo Anthony but did get one of the top guards in the league; I think this works out better for the Nets as D-Will (in my opinion) is better for a team than 'Melo (aside from the whole Jerry Sloan event).
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During his first game as a Net (against the Spurs in San Antonio), Deron Williams broke a huddle with, "GO JAZZ!"

Oops! (But it's funny.)

And Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov interrupted a Vancouver ski-trip to see the team play, the first time he's traveled to see the Nets play on the road. It's the first step of his sales pitch to get Williams to stay with the Nets beyond next season.



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