Feb 4, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) grabs a rebound in front of Sacramento Kings power forward Jason Thompson (34) during the first quarter at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The Key to this Trade Deadline is Marvin

With the trade deadline just over 24 hours away I’ve come to the conclusion that the Jazz need to do just one of two things.  With the recent play of Alec Burks the Jazz really don’t need to go out and get a backup point guard like everyone is begging for.  The main thing that concerns me is Marvin Williams has a player option for next year which he will most likely accept because he probably won’t get that money anywhere else.  Marvin is having a statistically horrible year and maybe even his worst since he entered the league.  For whatever reason he just doesn’t fit in with the Jazz.  I like Marvin and he is a very stand up guy and a good ball player, just not in this system.  So here is what the Jazz need to do:

The first thing that they could do is try and trade Marvin for really anyone that has an expiring contract this year or part of a deal that brings the Jazz a player they can use for the future.  If that can’t happen (since I don’t know if many teams want Marvin) is to move Marvin to backup power forward and trade Sap.  Let’s face it the Jazz aren’t keeping Sap and Al and you might as well bring something back in return or at least open up minutes for Favors, Kanter and Carroll.  Carroll and Burks deserve minutes and it’s possible that at least for this year that Marvin can play backup PF.  The Jazz don’t need Sap and that was abundantly clear last night.  Sap is a luxury that is expendable.  Don’t get me wrong I love having Sap on the Jazz and he has been great, but with the things that Favors can do on the defensive end it is too much to be leaving him on the bench in the last minutes of the game. (Just ask the Bulls)

Moving Marvin is the key to the Jazz making the playoffs and putting a nice run together.  Carroll is too important to keep off the floor and Burks needs the time as well which should leave Marvin the odd man out.

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