clearly you're pissed. i just have two things to reply:
1) re: the deron trade, anytime you trade away a star and don't get one back, you lose the trade.
2) to say favors is rotting is to ignore the development we've seen in his game this year (especially) and to give the man himself no credit whatsoever. he didn't come here expecting to be the starter. he came as a VERY raw but exciting project player who was always going to take time to develop. you and others here have your thoughts on how to best do that. the jazz coaches have their own and i don't reckon you've got much chance of influencing them. plenty of the lottery picks you talk about were far more developed than favors when they were selected. there are just as many lottery picks who have taken years to get their game going and quite a few more that never got there at all.