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Jazz (re)acquire Mo Williams

June 30, 2012
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The trade explained:

Other semi-related/relevant bits:

** The trade trended worldwide on Twitter.

** David Locke on 1280: This deal is all about one word: toughness. Tyrone Corbin wants the stamp on his basketball team to be toughness. Physical play toughness, and he believes Mo Williams brings that.

** Mo was on the Jazz in the last Jazz game I was at.

** Mo called Al Jefferson the night Al was traded to the Jazz (everyone in Mississippi knows each other). In the words of Al: “[Mo Williams called me the night the trade went through and told me], ‘You’re going to love [Jerry Sloan]…he’s going to treat you like a man, he’s going to treat you with respect.’” (from the archives)

** From 2009:

Before the game and again afterward, Williams made a point of going to the Jazz bench to shake hands with the Utah coaches and with general manager Kevin O’Connor.

“I just wished them luck,” said Williams. “I’ll always have a special place in my heart for (the Jazz) organization, especially for Jerry Sloan and Phil Johnson. When I was a rookie, in my opinion, (playing for the Jazz) was the best experience I’ve had as an athlete thus far for my career. They were extremely fair. … They really put in the work to help me get better as a basketball player and helped me learn the point guard position.” (DN)

** The Jazz have also picked up their options for Jamaal Tinsley and DeMarre Carroll, and tendered a qualifying offer to Jeremy Evans. (Get off our effin’ lawn, Portland.)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2012 11:38 pm

    I see what you did there.

    Also… I think I should admit I get a little too excited when I see new updates here. Such a great way to start the day.

    • July 1, 2012 7:34 am

      Thanks bro! I’ll get started on that “Sign JJ” letter-writing campaign right away :)

  2. SurlyMae permalink
    July 1, 2012 9:40 am

    Your posts have all my hearts!

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