Utah Jazz in search of backcourt help this off-season

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All things considered, the Utah Jazz showed steady progress this season when some expected them further drop off post-Deron Williams trade.  Now the Jazz enter the off-season with a glaring need; upgrading their talent in the backcourt.

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Trade to Nets Proves Deron Williams is NOT the NBA’s Best PG

For the last few seasons there has been a lively debate about the best point guard in the NBA. Prior to this season the discussion was mainly between Chris Paul and Deron Williams (Derrick Rose is now in the conversation). Now that Deron Williams has been traded to the New Jersey Nets for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors and two first round picks, it’s safe to say that the debate is over.

Deron Williams is definitely not the best point guard in the NBA.

By Peter Christian
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Utah Sends Deron Williams to Nets in Exchange for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors

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To quote the famous Ronald Reagan campaign ad “it’s morning in America.” And this morning all of America’s die-hard NBA fans woke up to the announcement of a blockbuster NBA trade. The “Deron Williams deal,” is the huge deal everyone was expecting as the trade deadline approached, and it’s now a new morning in Deron Williams’ career.

The deal is done. Utah receives New Jersey Nets guard Devin Harris and Derrick Favors, who they selected with their lottery pick this season. The Jazz also get….

By Paul M. Banks

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2010 NBA Draft Lottery Re-Do

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With the NBA All-Star weekend upon us, it is time for an annual tradition here at The Sports Bank; the NBA Draft Lottery Re-do.  Peter Christian and David Kay will alternate re-drafting the top fourteen picks in the 2010 NBA Draft taking into account what they know about the rookies based off their performances so far this season.  They will factor in how each team’s roster looked at the time of the draft (for example, Gilbert Arenas was still with the Wizards and not the Magic, so when the Wiz pick first, Arenas will be part of the team) and give their reasons as to why the selection would be made.  You can check out our 2011 NBA Mock Draft by clicking here.

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Derrick Favors will be the 1st big man taken in NBA Draft

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Somehow, someway I’ll get through an entire feature on former Georgia Tech power forward Derrick Favors without using the trite cliché: “he has a tremendous upside.” This 6-10, 245 power player’s game is certainly anything but tired and shopworn as his best days are yet to come. NBA scouts know it, as he’ll likely be the first “big” taken, and could go as high as #3 or #4 in the NBA Draft.

I caught up to him in Milwaukee, on the eve of his final collegiate game, a 75-66 loss to Ohio State. The freshman Favors once again displayed his biggest weakness: he fouled out.

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NBA Draft/Off-Season Mailbag

The Sports Bank’s resident NBA Draft and off-season nerd David Kay answers your questions.
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Meet Derrick Favors: #1 big man on NBA Draft boards

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By Paul M. Banks and David Kay

Somehow, someway I’ll get through an entire feature on former Georgia Tech power forward Derrick Favors without using the trite cliché: “he has a tremendous upside.” This 6-10, 245 power player’s game is certainly anything but tired and shopworn as his best days are yet to come. NBA scouts know it, as he’ll likely be the first “big” taken, and could go as high as #3 or #4 in the NBA Draft.

I caught up to him in Milwaukee, on the eve of his final collegiate game, a 75-66 loss to Ohio State. The freshman Favors once again displayed his biggest weakness: he fouled out.

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2010 NBA Draft Rankings: Power Forwards

Monroe will be a top prospect at the four

By Paul M. Banks and David Kay, Walterfootball.com

#1   Greg Monroe, Georgetown

Height: 6-11. Weight: 250. Year: So.
Projected Selection: Top 5.
’08-’09: 12.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 bpg, 57.2 FG%, 70.0 FT%,

# 2Donatas Motiejunas, Lithuania

Height: 7-0. Weight: 220. Year: 1990.
Projected Selection: Top 5.
’08-’09: n/a


#3 Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech

Height: 6-9. Weight: 220. Year: Fr.
Projected Selection: Top 10.
’08-’09: n/a

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