At the begining of the season i remember reading an article about Devin Harris is the Salt Lake Tribune. It talked about how our success depended on Harris. It also talked about how he was happy to be apart of a "relevent team" Alot of people were pretty excited about what he could do this year. ( I mean he was the 3rd most important piece in the D-Will trade and a one time all star) To this point hes been unimpressive to say the least.
In 9 games Harris is averaging 9.3ppg and 4.4apg and is only shooting 37% from the floor in 25mpg. His worst Scoring output since his rookie year! I know its still early, but if his play doesnt get alot better you would think he would be replace in a hurry. Especally now that the Jazz are off to a surpirsing start, winning there last 5 games. For a record of 6 and 3. One guy i would love to see possibly replace him would be D.J. Augustin. Hes probably expendable now that the Bobcats drafted Kemba. Thoughts?
You have to give him a chance, it's only 9 games into the season and you are trying to trade him already. Now if he keeps playing like this then I see what you mean and D.J. might be a good fit.
I know im not righting him off yet. But he had a fresh start this year, and the reins to the team. And for some reason he's consistantly not showed up. I dont know if hes the right fit for us.
He's not the same guy he was in Dallas or early on in NJ, I don't expect 20 points per game I expect him to be a leader on and off the floor and that is what the Salt Lake Tribune meant. I want to see him average something like 12.3 points 7.8 assist and 1.2 steals, his points will go down due to the frontcourt depth and his assists will go up as a result, by the end of the year.
Personally I think D.J Augustin is a great player but they should utilize one of their draft picks and get either Kendall Marshall or Myck Kabongo, and use Harris as a mentor .
This would be as great time for the Clips to jump on the opportunity, Mo WIlliams for Paul Millsap, or include Bledsoe somehow.
Williams is off to a great start, and could be very usefull for the Jazz.
The Clipps on the other hand get even more depth in a blue collar cuy in Millsap. That would give them even more depth to an already good team
The Jazz need a solid pass-first point guard with a good 3 point shot. They've got some good big men inside and Gordon Hayward on the wings. Maybe Devin Harris has lost a step too but when I watched the Grizz-Jazz game on TV I didn't really notice him and Earl Watson played just as well or better.
Aamir, CJ Miles for Bledsoe. Utah has a ton of depth at the 2/3 position with Hayward, Bell, Burks, Howard, as well as Miles. Both Miles and Bell seemed to be lost in the shuffle, and I'm not quite sure Miles has a place on this team anymore with up and coming Burks. Utah needs a young PG and fast, because this draft does not look that good in terms of PG's, and with the way Utah is playing this year, they may only have one draft pick. (The warriors pick.) Bledsoe could be that guy, he had a great rookie year but now with so much PG's on the Clippers (Paul, Billups, Williams, and Bledsoe) he has become obselete and needs a ton of injuries in order to break into the rotation. The Clippers could use a SG as Foye is the only backup at the 2 they have, and Gomes is not a great 3 backup. Miles can help push Foye or he can battle as a 6th or 7th man off the bench for the Clips.
Millsap isn't expendable, Jazz need him to mentor Kanter and Favors. Harris, Jefferson, and Bell are though. Harris more so than the other 2 because Jefferson and Bell need to be used as mentors to Hayward, Burks, Kanter, and Favors. Watson would be a great tutor to whoever the young PG is.
This year I have been keeping an eye on Bledsoe and Augustin, and I would welcome a trade of Harris for Augustin or Miles for Bledsoe. Preferrably Harris for Augustin as it would give Utah a young PG which they desperately need, there isn't many young PG's in this draft class. Kabongo, too small, not a great shooter, Teague, too turnover prone, Marshall, not a good defender and horrible shooter, Lillard, small school, bad competition, not enough light. Same with Machado and McCallum. The only one left is Tyshawn Taylor, and he is more of a 2nd round prospect.
And the aforementioned trade of Harris for Augustin would allow Harris to be a mentor to Kemba Walker, and give Augustin a chance to shine on a young up and coming team. The only bad thing is his size, but I like everything else about him. I think Utah can deal with a smaller PG. Yes, they would prefer to have a 6'2 or taller PG but beggars can't be choosers. Bledsoe isn't that big either (6'1) so Utah will likely have to deal with a smaller PG, which I think they'd be fine with, since that probably is the least of the essential Utah PG characteristics. (pass first, good defender, pick and roll player, big, charismatic leader.) I really think Harris for Augustin works for both teams. (except I think there would have to be another player involved in order for the salaries to match) I also wouldn't mind seeing Miles traded for Bledsoe.
Harris is should still be a decent defender and if they are winning than I think you give him more time. I think Utah should just wait for the draft to get their young point guard or sign Patty Mills.
Also CJ Miles may be on his way out now that Burks is there and they are starting Bell. Although I think Bell will be gone next year but it seems like they are going in a different direction.
I would love to see Miles go to Clippers because, I think a point guard like Paul can get the best out of him like Deron sometimes did.