Originally Posted by Sarcastic
It's all speculation anyway, but I don't think the Jazz were in a hurry to make a deal. They could have held onto him this year. I think they took the deal so early because the package was just that good.
Maybe speculation, and it's for sure water under the bridge now, but I'd rather believe what the Exec's of each of the three teams actually said.
Billy and O'connor confirmed the interview, and Walsh admitted he got the call in congratulations, and didn't know Deron was available.
Had he known, he said he definitely had to look at it.
Gotta figure we'd been able to keep at least one piece in that deal.