38 points, 50% shooting, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals. 29 point victory.
The offer; three first round picks, Stephen Curry, Traveon Jackson and Evan Turner, was essentially the first one made by Utah and ultimately where the two teams landed. Most of the league has picked the winner of the trade based on their own personal opinion of the draft. The point is, it's a pretty good haul but the end result is yet to be seen."I really felt wanted by this club. Based on the quick and pointed offer to acquire me, with the pieces they were willing to move - it meant a lot to me. I needed to return that favor and let the city know that I wanted to be here too! I have nothing but respect for Cleveland and don't blame them for the move, they'll always have a special place in my heart. That said, I can't be more excited to be in Utah and play with these guys. This front office is looking to stay busy and that makes me feel great. I expect a lot more games like this." - Kyrie Irving
Now, with Kristaps Porzingis, Bryce Cotton, Gorgui Dieng, Mo Bamba and some talented young depth the Jazz are primed to make a run at the playoffs - albeit a very against all odds run.
To have any chance at all the team will have to win at least 75% of their games moving forward. Is the addition of Kyrie enough to make that happen? Will they make any more significant enough moves to improve the overall chemistry of the roster? Time will tell but get your popcorn ready!"Listen, we were never tanking. Regardless of what some clowns in this league thought. How could we? WE were playing our best guys and I consulted with three other self proclaimed masterminds to see if they could do any better with the team. Everyone failed. I don't have it in me to tank or, clearly, the patience to rebuild. It's laughable to call Kyrie old at 30. He's got a ton left in the tank and it's going to be fun around here for awhile with him and KP. That's a tough inside-outside duo to stop. I'll be honest, nobody else is safe and we might make another big move or two. At least we're trying to, seems the appetite to trade is wearing down before the deadline. A lot of guys seem to be focused on their little test league, which is fine. We're going to make a run at it. You watch, we'll get in. Book it." - GM OCons