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Report: Jazz “open” to trading Devin Harris

Feb 28, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake City Tribune has the report:

The Jazz remain open to moving starting point guard Devin Harris, league sources said, and reserve small forward C.J. Miles could be made available in the right situation. But Utah continues to take a long-term approach in building its team after the Deron Williams trade last February, and the Jazz won’t make a move simply to pull the trigger.

The 29-year old Harris, whom the Jazz acquired along with Derrick Favors in the Deron Williams trade last season, has struggled this season, averaging just 9.1 points and 4.5 assists per game. It’s hard to imagine that there will be many suitors at the deadline for Harris, considering that his large contract doesn’t expire until the end of next season and that his athleticism was one of the main keys to his success as a young player in Dallas, but you never know what can happen at the deadline. Still, I’d be fairly surprised if Harris doesn’t finish this season in Utah.

  1. scadevage - Feb 28, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Lakers … Wake up . Might seem like an overstatement but this guy could solve alot of your problems . He is a streaky shooter , but can hit the 3 ball . He’s super fast and can guard above average . The last two attributes are something that Derek fisher lacks … tremendously . This guy had alot of potential being picked 5th overall them traded as the centerpiece in the Kidd deal . I would like to see him finally make something of his career.

    • pudgalvin - Feb 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

      No kidding. I can’t imagine the Lakers getting a better point guard than him. I just don’t see the Celtics shipping Rondo out west, and I think they’d be better of with him than a Ramon Sessions or a Jameer Nelson. The Lakers just have so little to offer at this point. Maybe Dallas 1st rounder next year and the trade exception.

      On a side note, have you guys ever looked at the full list of teams future picks? Good lord. My personal favorite:

      Sacramento’s own 2017 2nd round pick to Boston (top 55 protected in the 2017 Draft). If Sacramento’s own 2017 2nd round pick is in the top 55 picks, then Sacramento’s obligations to Boston shall be extinguished. [Boston - Sacramento, 2/24/2011]

    • Nbeaulieu - Feb 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM

      Who or what could the Lakers possibly give the Jazz to make them interested? The Lakers have no one good at all at PG SG & SF besides Kobe, and they’re obviously not trading him. And the Jazz are already 2 deep at PF and C. I don’t think they could make a deal at all because the Lakers draft picks aren’t worth a whole lot and they have no guards they could give them.

      • thetruth113 - Feb 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM

        Harris and Milsap for Pau. For how underutilized Pau is on that Lakers offense right now, both teams get better in that deal

    • cinnalocks - Feb 29, 2012 at 5:07 PM

      I guess you failed to read the part about his large contract. He is not a solution to the Lakers problem at POINT Guard. This guy is a shooting guard not a break down the defense and pass guard.

  2. kleahy82486 - Feb 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    pipe dream because the lakers have nothing to offer

  3. scadevage - Feb 28, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    I may be wrong but I think they have a trade exemption from the odom deal . Ron Ron ?

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