Utah Jazz First Quarter Report Card: Can The Jazz Be an Elite NBA Team?

December 16th, 2009 by Mark Welling Leave a reply »

The Jazz's regular season is already a quarter done.  It is time to pass out first quarter grades to Jazz players, coaches, and management. 


Deron Williams

Williams is playing like an All-Star, again.  It is hard to think that Williams has yet to go to an All-Star game in his career.  From the initial balloting it appears that Williams won’t be starting in the All-Star game, but if he continues to play at this level there will be no way to keep him off another team. 

When the game is on the line you want the ball in the hands of Deron Williams.  He has been able to take an important next step this season.  This season, Williams is able to take over games.  He is able to put the Jazz on his back for long stretches of the game, and produce wins.  This year’s team is Deron Williams’ team.  The Jazz will only go as far as Williams is able to take them this season.


Williams is the best player on the Jazz, and might be the best point guard in ...

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