Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 11:00 am  |  16 responses

Do the Utah Jazz Need to Make a Trade?

Last night’s demoralizing home loss to the Chicago Bulls led to increased speculation that a trade is possibly in the works for the Utah Jazz. From the Deseret News: “Coach Jerry Sloan didn’t come out of his office for a postgame interview until about a half-hour after his team lost for the 10th time in 14 games. The Hall of Famer, who usually talks to reporters about 10 minutes after the final buzzer, had been in a discussion with general manager Kevin O’Connor. ‘We just had something we had to discuss,’ Sloan said, ‘and we’ll talk to you all later on about that.’ A major part of the discussion, however, was the possibility of a trade in the works. Jazz brass, though, remained tight-lipped about any details and wouldn’t comment on whether a transaction is on the table. When asked about the meeting, O’Connor told the Deseret News: ‘It was an emotional loss. We just kind of visited about a lot of things. That’s about all I’d say.’ O’Connor added that there is ‘no deal on the table’ and said there is “nothing shaking down right now.’ Whether or not something develops today or in the near future remains to be seen … Added Sloan: ‘We’re not looking to trade anybody, do anything. We’re looking to try to make our team hopefully better on the floor (and want) guys (to) accept the responsibility that it takes to be good every day.’ The Jazz canceled practice for this morning, adding an extra element of intrigue.”

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  • rog23

    yea, trade Dwill and jerry sloan to the LA Clippers for Bdiddy and del negro

  • http://jooo Max


  • Nick

    Yes they do. Especially if AK47 decides to leave the league.

  • Nigel

    Yes, get Rip Hamilton. What are yall waiting for?

  • Scott

    Absolutely. Serioulsy, get AK47 outta here and get Rip. Even better, lets get rid of AK and Okur to get Hamilton and Prince. The front office is saying theyre looking for ways to make the team better, and this trade would make them so better. Hamilton is still a legit scorer with veteran experience, and prince at this point is an upgrade from AK

  • Ctp

    Would love a ak for rip trade!!

  • Riggs

    i would love a ak for tayshaun trade.

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Trade for Melo, everybody else seems to be.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    I don’t think that loss was “demoralizing”. They lost to a good team that had lost two in a row themselves and were determined not to lose a third. They kept it close, and I think they would’ve won had it not been for both the Derrick Rose steal and the Ronnie Brewer steal.
    But I don’t like Jefferson on that team. I mean, I haven’t watched too many Jazz games, but based on last night, dude is a black hole on offense. Pass him the ball, you’re not getting it back, and him and Millsap form an undersized front court.

  • joe

    Answer is no, Who wants to play in utah? There are no winners there.

  • batumswrong

    yea seriously the jazz need to shake things up. theyve been runnin with the same crew for the past couple years and got nothin to show for it. actually, they mightve gotten worse. They lost wes mathews, ronnie brewer, kyle korver, and carlos boozer; and replaced them with al jefferson, earl watson, and gordon hayward. not cool

  • Luis

    Make trades!! Package D will to Dallas for Caron Butler. Our frontline is set.

  • holiday

    Joe is a loser!!!

  • http://www.utahjazz.com tonsoffunk

    Utah needs to trade earl watson and someone else to dallas for deshawn stevenson and roddy boboise.

  • Groves


    with a proper centre as a backup to jefferson and Millsap

  • Mike From Spain

    Deron needs to go…I wonder what they will get for him.