The Utah Jazz made a trade! They got (not or ), and didn't have to give much up for it. There were a number of other teams making moves yesterday, like the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, and the Detroit Pistons. And there were even MORE moves made, but those were the ones that really counted. How will the teams get better, if at all? Which teams are panicking? What ever happened to loyalty? (I see you Cleveland Cavaliers and how you did !) I got a chance to talk about all of this stuff with my man Phil Naessens on his show that we recorded minutes after the deadline yesterday.
It's all here. And it's all worth listening to (either at his site here, or just below if you are lazy!)
Personally, the more specific ideas I have on the Jazz can clearly be found in our Trade deadline stream here. And I had some more candid comments on twitter last night. But I will share them again here. While everyone was targeting Teague I felt like Mack (and ) were easier targets to get from Atlanta, especially since we had and they are going to be missing Tiago Splitter. That didn't happen, but Mack is miles and miles ahead of a lot of the rotating roster spot we've had open for NBADL guys. And he's so much more legit at point guard than all of the s and s out there. The only issues that could occur with this move could be with Trey Burke. And that really needs to be resolved one way or the other.
Thanks again to Phil. Follow him on twitter @FlashTennis31. He's a good man who never stops working. We're all effectively working at a financial loss to produce content for the fans. And I respect him greatly for doing it better and free-er than a lot of other people who have more followers online.