Trade Deadline Recap – Jazz Jolt Podcast

February 21st, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Like most of the league, these three weren’t traded. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

On this edition of the Jazz Jolt Podcast, Ben Dowsett and Clint Johnson talk about the Jazz’s inaction at the trade deadline. What is the priority of the front office: development, draft pick, or something else? Could Marvin Williams or Enes Kanter have been traded? And why was the trade deadline filled with small trades and not big ones? All that and more on this week’s 20 minute Jazz Jolt podcast.

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen is the Managing Editor of Salt City Hoops, the ESPN TrueHoop affiliate for the Utah Jazz. He also hosts a radio show and podcast every week on ESPN700 AM in Salt Lake City.
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One Comment

  1. big_b says:

    “Kanter can’t break into the starting lineup.”…. “at what point do we consider whether that player is part of our future?”
    – NOW! Why not play Kanter with Favs and the rest of the starters? We learn nothing about our future by playing Marv and RJ instead.

    It’s crazy to me that you’ve given up on Kanter, and prefer Marvin. Marvin is a career role player, Kanter could be much more. He had two monster 20 and 10s for his last two starts. His starts at the 1st of the year were with terrible point guards, and we were not in sync, yet he’s got the blame?

    At the start of the year we thought the starters would be Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter, Favors. Until we actually see that lineup play together, we can’t properly evaluate our future. Is this the season of discovery or not?

    You are right though that Ty ought to be talking with the front office to really determine our priorities. I think finding out of those core guys (lottery picks) can play together is #1. The only other valid answer would be draft picks. Trying to win an extra game or two with Marv & RJ gains us nothing and costs us those other priorities.

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