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Utah Jazz Trade Deadline: Standing Pat- Not Surprised

Feb 19, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) reacts to falling to the court during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at EnergySolutions Arena. The Nets won 105-99. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The trade deadline has come and gone again without a Jazz move.  However this year was different than last year as no one really expected the Jazz to make any moves.  Many fans did believe that Marvin might be traded and if you ask my opinion I never did.  Marvin means too much to this team to try and move up in the lottery one spot in my opinion.

The Jazz management have stated many times that they want to see how this young core does together and Marvin is included in the statement according to Dennis Lindsey.  If the Jazz did receive calls I’m sure it was for Hayward or Burks.  Hayward hasn’t looked right since he had the career game against the Thunder on January 5th.  Burks on the other hand is beginning to look like a potential all-star as the Jazz have given him the ball in the last moments of the game over the past couple of weeks.

The one thing I found interesting over the deadline was the Kings were offering Jimmer for any team that offered a second round pick.  You think a guy that shoots 50% from behind the arc could find a home somewhere, but no one pulled the trigger.  For those wondering why the Jazz don’t, it’s because of the uproar that would happen when Jimmer didn’t play consistent minutes.  The core is the only concern right now and any outside distractions would not be inviting.

The biggest trade of the day happened right at the end when Danny Granger was shipped to Philadelphia for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen.  Nothing would feel worse than what Granger is going through right now.

Topics: Trade Deadline, Utah Jazz

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  • Kris Smith

    As much as I’ve criticized Marvin in the past, I cannot ignore his play this year. Sometimes the best moves at the deadline are the moves that are not made. Kudos to Dennis Lindsey.

    Also, great post. Keep up the good work!!

    If you could do a fellow Jazz Fan a favor, follow my nba twitter account I started (with a blog coming soon) @AllNBAHoops !

    • Josh Haslam

      Will do, thanks for the comment!