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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Shart Era is Over!


Not sure if MUJ readers have heard the news but Jason Hart has just been traded to the Clippers for Brevin Knight. 1320 KFAN has just reported the deal and apparently it is a simple one. The Jazz trade Hart straight across for Knight. I am sure more details will be known shortly, in fact, some of you may already know more about the trade than I do.

During the 2007-2008 NBA Season Knight averaged 4.6 ppg and 4.4 assists in 22.6 minutes per game. That's a minor improvement over Hart's 2.9 ppg and 1.5 assists in 10.6 minutes per game.

It certainly isn't the blockbuster move I was hoping for, however, it is a good move for the Jazz. I don't think Knight is going to take Ronnie Price's job away, but it doesn't hurt the Jazz to have a couple of back up point guards fighting for minutes.

Here's to hearing more smart moves from the Jazz Front Office this off-season. I was going to put together a montage of Jason Hart's career in Utah but it ended up being seven minutes of him sitting at the end of the bench. Take care Hart.


Booner

7 comments:

Hammy said...

I am happy to hear that the Jazz are finally "wiping" Shart of their books. Hopefully this is part one of a bigger deal that the Jazz are working on.

moneyman memo said...

YESSS I am so happy I can't type correctly. This is fantastic news. I'm going to ignore the fact that Knight is older, shorter, slower, and quite possibly a worse shooter than Hart. The only consolation is that he knows that and looks to create shots for others first.

Scrumtrulescent said...

I usually feel bad when I bad-mouth a Jazz man. Even if they suck I'd still root for them if there was a bench clearing brawl. Now, I feel no guilt in saying, "good riddance to bad rubbish."

Booner said...

Are you sure Hart was a better shooter? I didn't see the guy hit a shot all year. For a while there Sloan would always check him in with 2 seconds left in the quarter and Hart would take the inbounds pass, chuck it up, hit a kid in the third row, walk straight into the locker room and then miss his mouth as he took a drink of Gatorade. Welcome Brevin.

The Crotty Kid said...

I agree with Booner. It is extremely difficult to shoot as poorly as Hart did last year and still play in the NBA. Brevin is no Sedale Threatt, but he's a huge upgrade over Hart.

C.B. Jack said...

Top 10 things that will bring my out of summer hibernation:

10. Signing Lebron James in Jazz blue

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1. Trading Jason Shart

Sweet music to my ears. I'm suddenly excited about the upcoming season....

wait...

Top 10 Things that could potentially get me pissed about an upcoming season

10. Not signing David Harrison when we had the chance.

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1. Signing Brevin Knight

Damn. I'm screwed.

I hate you Jason...and I hate you too Brevin. My wife actually knows who Brevin Knight is and said "eww, I hate that guy."

Love you honey.

Booner said...

props to the Crotty Kid for busting out Sedale Threatt. That is awesome. I wonder if he is hanging with Cedric Ceballos these days. (I know, not as cool as Sedale Threatt but still a blast from the past.)

Regards,

Drazen Petrovic
(Sorry, is it too early for that?)