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Deron Williams frustrated as Utah watches key players walk

Jul 12, 2010, 10:16 AM EDT

NBA_Dwilliams_250.jpgCarlos Boozer: Gone. Kyle Korver: Gone.

Deron Williams: Still in Utah. And he is “frustrated.” In a deep Western Conference, the Jazz have gotten worse this summer, he told the Desert News (via Slam). Although he tried to put a positive spin on it.

“It was tough to see Booz (Carlos Boozer) and Kyle (Korver) go,” Williams said. “But they made business decisions and you have to live with them…

“We still have a solid team, you know,” Williams said. “Are we going to compete for a championship? That’s tough to say.

“We do have a good team,” he added. “We have some guys that I think can step up. I think Paul (Millsap) can come in and contribute. I think it’s a good opportunity for him to show people what he can really do given the opportunity, given the minutes.”

It’s especially hard to accept the Utah situation when Miami is stocked for a run. While in the West the Spurs and the Lakers made moves to get better.

The Jazz are not going to be a bad team this coming season, but they are not as deep — last year they brought Millsap off the bench, now he is going to start and there are questions about who is going to back him up. Ronnie Brewer may or may not be back.

Williams is going to have to do more. A lot more. And it will not be enough. Which is enough to frustrate anybody.

  1. Jimsjam33 - Jul 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Too bad . Deron williams is a warrior playing for a mediocre team that will never compete for a championship . Carlos boozer and Kyle Korver only made it interesting in Utah . The market is weak in Utah and it’s hard to draw big name talent there . Utah , Oklahoma City , Sacramento and Milwaukee Ugh !

  2. Anonymous - Jul 12, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Seems to me that Deron accepted a max contract not too long ago. This may be part of the reason the team was over the cap and found it difficult to retain Boozer and Korver.

  3. jeff - Jul 12, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    The Jazz are over the cap due to Andrei Kirilenko, their highest paid player by far

  4. KOBE 24 - Jul 15, 2010 at 3:33 PM


  5. Lol - Jul 17, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    deron is not happy then am not happy cause at the end of contract he may leave the jazz and then we are going to suck without williams

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