You need to read my comments in Oracle. It may stun you but I am not rooting
for the Jazz or Jerry to fail. I stated I am NOT AFRAID OF THE LAKERS AND NOT
US THIS YEAR.I also finally agreed with your friend DOug and others
when I wrote last night, the players I was upset we did not get in the off
season for the most part of "have been failures" for the new teams they are
on.I hope they do get past Denver, I want to go to a playoff game at
Staples I will root for the Jazz but I likely will need bodyguardsThe fact is I have said for one year here The Jazz to me are only behind maybe
Denver and La for talent out West. We are playing now to the "expected
I agree that we could end up #2 behind the Lakers, we are playing closer to our
potential and hopefully we can keep it up. As good as we are playing, I think we
can be even better. Players like CJ,Mathews,Fes,KK, are only going to get
better. Probably not too much this year, some of them don't get enough PT.It's great to see AK play like he is. Even though many who post on here
hate Boozer, he is good and I for one would love to see the Jazz be able to
resign him. His D is suspect, but he has played better Defense this year.I
think the only thing we need to compete with the Lakers in a big man in the
middle who can control the paint on the defensive end, (Fes).I'd like to
see us keep the same personel for next year, but get Fes & KK more PT so they
can improve. CJ, Mathews, Brewer,Milsap should continue to improve. Even Okur as
old as he is, is improving(driving,post ups etc). A while ago I was wanting to
break the team up BUT??????
Good Comments Brandon, SeattleJazzFan, and others. Funny how some
people still look for little things to whine about. @ Todd: You
made a couple good posts, but you just can't go one day without throwing out the
"glass-half-empty" card can you? You remind me sometimes of Debbie Downer on
SNL. Always throwing in the conditional "don't forget" this or that, and
"remember Sloan will eventually fail us down the stretch". No
matter. I hope you enjoy saying "I told you so" if the Jazz tank the rest of
the season, cause I'm sure going to have fun saying "I told you so" when they
surpass Denver and challenge the Lakers for the top spot come season end. To ALL: Our team is finally healthy (yes including Booz despite his
little lapse), and why couldn't this be the year we finally realize our
potential? We've been saying the Jazz have way more potential then they're
playing to for 3 years now, so why not this year? No chemistry issues, only
minor injuries right now, total confidence, momentum, consistently 4-5 pts
better on defense per game (huge stat). The stars might be aligning.
I don't like the beard. It makes him look out of place. If Kobe gets healthy
this year it will not matter what your little team does.
Re: Short MemoriesI love how you pretend to know Boozer's intentions
and motivations. That is, "playing for himself and himself only...fake injuries,
stay out longer than needed...bla bla bla bla." How do you know? Did you talk to
some of his teammates...his coach? He made a couple of stupid
comments in the summer time, and once he believed he was very likely to be
traded, he lobbied to land in either Chicago or Miami. If I were in his
position, I would do the exact same thing: anything to avoid landing in
Minnesota, Sacramento, etc. All I'm goin' to say is--and this goes
for all of you who do this--stop pretending like you know what's going on in the
hearts and minds of the coaches and players. You have no freakin' clue what
they're thinking. NO CLUE! It just bugs me when you have these fans who make
these wild assertions about the players, as though they know them or their
trainer or someone's girlfriend...whatever...just give it a break!
I can't believe the short memories alot of you jazz fans have! Boozer all but
trashed this team and town last season with his mouth and actions, why would you
want to resign him? A leopard doesn't lose it's spots. The man is playing for
himself and himself only. It's a contract year for him and he is finding that
the interest in him last summer and so far this season is very minimal. Thats
why he will take what ever he can get now including eating crow and resigning
with the jazz. I warn jazz management again don't do it, he will do the same
after the contract is signed as he has while here- fake injuries, stay out
longer than needed and be a distraction to the other players.
@The Truth: It was me who wrote the following:"Maybe you should be
installed as coach,you know way more than everyone else"I am sorry
that I tried pretending to be the "real Miles". I just can't help myself.
A lot of folks seem to have the memory span of a fish. That is, a lot of y'all
seem to be pretty forgetful. The Jazz have won 11 of their last 12 and have
looked pretty darn good in all of those games. And last I checked, Boozer played
in all but three of those games. So, all you "trade Boozer people" need to just
chill. Millsap is awesome, Boozer is awesome, and it's an incredible luxury to
have both of them on our team. RELAX with the trade talk. It's getting old. On another note, it's been fun watching my Jazz win.!
If I was a betting man, I'd say Jerry wins out and Booz stays!! I would never
want to coach, GM? hey that seems like a cushy job especially for the Jazz, talk
to people all day on the phone about trade senarios and then do nothing, collect
a pay check and go home. NICE! Is that Miles or Houdini who can tell anymore?
@Brandon, it's not just the road games it's the back to back roadies
and the three games in 4 nights that will bring the Jazz back to the pack!
Things seemed to really start going the Jazz's way when Sundiata Gaines hit the
three to beat the Cleavland Lebrons... oops I mean Cavaliers. He should get
more playing time. Also, when Deron didn't play because he was at a funeral for
his uncle, Gaines and Price played the same amount of time in one game. Guess
who had better stats...
Boozer is doing great this season. I guess his defense has reached the peak,
although it is far from NBA good. He is still a great defensive rebounder and a
great finisher around the rim. His mid-range jump shot seems to pass its prime,
but it is still usable for most of situation. If there is no good offer before
2/19, I would rather see him on the team till the end of the season. Please
don't trade him to a team for some draft picks and garbage players. To be
honest, he is not overpaid in terms of him number and overall performance.
However, I don't see the Jazz being able to sign him back from the free agent
market this summer, he is no John Stockton.
Everything seems to be going the Jazz way right now! The only thing that would
make it better would be more time for Korver. Sure would like to see him get
going on the 3's. He's just not getting enough time to get warmed up.
The point of getting rid of Boozer is this; The Jazz won't win the championship
with him. Impossible. So, seeing as "he's going to get a raise no matter what"
after his contract is up, why not save millions now? What is the point of
keeping him the next half of this season? He costs the Jazz his salary + the 6
million in luxury tax penalties. Even if they drop a game or two more without
him then with him, at least they'll be playing as a team, playing better defense
and saving the franchise money they can reinvest in more positive ways than
paying other teams in the league just so the Jazz can keep Boozer. Problem
is, other teams know what a pansy he is and won't give anybody but pansies in
Maybe you should be installed as coach,you know way more than everyone else
So here is the dilemma, Jazz can't afford to keep Boozer. They made the decision
in the off season to keep Memo instead when they extended him. Jerry wants Booz
to play out the season, management more than likely wants to trade him for
something because you risk losing him for nothing if you don't trade him! The fundemental problem you have here is Jerry has to much influence.
Memo,Milsap and AK get more opportunities to score, shoot and make
plays when D-will and Booz aren't doing there thing and they can cover the 4
spot. The thing you lose is inside scoring without Booz, however, in the
playoffs he couldn't score inside against bigger guys anyway. I personally am
one to say, let's see something different lets take a chance. This team isn't
going to win it with the way they play with Booz anyway. No way the
the Jazz pay Booz big money because of his history. I say roll the
dice.............Booz walks at the end of the season regardless!
@happy but realistic-agreed, there is no good reason why we aren't no better
than the fifthorseventh team out west. lest the temperature is right, is as
good a reason asany we wouldn't be fighting for a playoff spot right now. @invisible man-whatever you just commented about, i didn't get. what is it
you are trying to say? that just by mathews happening to be a tough minded
fellow who replaced the linebacking of hapring, we have a replacement for harp
that easy, mathews happens to be a rookie, harp happened to be our most
experienced presence? this is how the team is changing, but not in the ways
that you describe it, trust? fun? get it back? don't you think the ride is
like a roller coaster, not all the tracks are there, who knows how to operate
it? i have no idea what ride you are talkinga bout. the rickety old ride
sounds like alot of fun until one of the wheels falls off. 4sho, we got a
couple things go our way, but i'm not doing jumping jacks cuz there ain't no
ride to begin with.
"20 of last 33 on Road--remember........"Yes, and only one elite
team on that road sched (Lakers). The rest are against middle of the road teams
like Portland, OKC (Who is hot, mind you) Houston, etc. Jazz already have the
Cavs, Cs, Magic, Hawks, Mavs, Nuggs and Spurs off the books for the road. And
they went 9-12 against that murder's row. I think the road record will improve
based on that fact alone.For those bashing Boozer with him being out
as the reason the Jazz got hot, do try and remember that he helped start this
hot streak as well. Yes they are 3-0 with him out, but they're also, what, 5-2
with Dwill out of the lineup? I think that just points to the talent this team
has, especially when they play as a team. Highest assist and FG% team in the
league right now. I think that speaks to just what this team can do. Hopefully
it translates for the rest of the season in their play.
Matthews did a good job when he started earlier in the year,as long as he gets
his minutes,it doesn`t matter,he`s tough and will be in at the end when it
matters,Oh and Sloan won`t play rookies? he will if they play smart
This has been a fun stretch to be a Jazz fan. I expect the Jazz to play well
and win every single game, which is a far cry from where I was at earlier in the
season. The Jazz are ALL playing well together. I also love seeing Deron
and AK getting along so well. I happy AK is a VERY productive AK!
Better without Boozer?All of the BOOZER BASHERS remember way
back...a few weeks ago when the winning started..with DERON out with an injured
wrist and EVERYONE WAS SAYING HOW MUCH BETTER WE DID WHEN WE SHARED THE BALL?Well Boozer has played every game but the last couple in that winning
streak....not to mention before the winning streak and the team was wallowing in
mediocrity BOOZER WAS STILL DELIVERING 20 AND 10 EVERY NIGHT!!Sloan
has made multiple admirable attempts to make CJ a viable starter in attempt to
add depth with AK coming off the bench. Unfortunately CJ has squandered those
endless chances but the upside is that AK has ripped the starting position back
and UNQUESTIONABLY this team is better with BOOZER and AK on the floor playing
together.AK is getting 30 minutes and making EVERYONE better. It is
a tremendous LUXURY to have a player like Millsap on the bench to bring in if
Boozer/Okur is having a bad night or in foul trouble.Having all this
talent is great for depth and for the playoffs. Look how Matthews, Korver, and
CJ are filling bench roles.Its all good stuff.Enjoy it!
We still need boozer to win Playoff games, for anybody who think we dont need
boozer to win, your not really a Jazz fan, and your just a Bandwagon fan and
your basketball IQ is very low!!
I just can't warm up to Fes. More KK please.Is it me or are the
Jazz getting disrespected by the officials?
To me, all those who complain about Boozer and say the Jazz are better without
him are blind. It's true his defense could be better, but this year it has been
better. He is solid and consistant on the offensive end and showing improvement
of Defense. Why all the negative comments? Boozer may have put his foot in
his mouth during the summer, but his play has always been pretty good. Milsap is good but still hasn't proven he can be a 20/10 guy on a nightly
basis. We still need Booz.I also believe we need to develope Fes, so we
can complete with the Lakers and Celts and a few other elite teams.Props
to Mathews, he is playing great. Love his energy, hustle and toughness. He
plays the whole game with passion.
Since i found the topic of dirty play, i'd like to recall how malone played
andlook at the circumstances. 1) I'll admit malone wasa dirty player, maybe the
dirtiest player i've seen, many cheap plays in his distinguished career. malone started his career in an era, when cheap plays were thenormal run of a
game, recall rambis closelining mcchale in the finals, the cheapest play ever,
just pre malone days, in those days, cheap plays were expected of good teams,the era is reason malones career progressed theway it did, by the end of his
career, malone was not so cheap as he was a crafty veteran, after the jazz got
hornacek, he didn't have tobe so dirty, he wasn't, but the jazz played a
goodbrand of ball?No.of course, malones style wouldnot go unpunished
inthe nba today, this is good, better for the players, but malone was in a
different era.the point of this matter, in this era of the nba, the refs
need to protect the players better, including jazzmen, malones erais a matter of
history that is irrelevant. This newteam is proving they are good without being
One of the best games I've watched all year. You have to love this team when
they're moving the ball like that and playing hard! It was an absolute pleasure
to watch the Jazz last night, and the previous few games have felt the same way.
Who is this Russian dude with the middle school haircut? I vageuly remember
having someone like him a few seasons back..... And Boozer? Take your time
rehabbing that calf. the team is a lot happier on the floor without you. It will
be interesting to see what this team does against Denver (who incidentally got
killed at home vs. Phoenix last night) on Saturday. GO JAZZ!!!
Its good to read these blogs and people dont want Coach Sloans head on a
platter, well this is what he has seen since last year before all the injuries.
He knows a good team when he has one, they do miss Harpring but "do they?" with
Mathews there, a tough kid who has filled in nicely for Harp. This team has
clicked and realized they are doing what the rest of us only dream of they are
having fun playing the game of basketball, they like each other, they trust each
other, they know that if they give away the ball they will get it back, they are
playing good D, and better O, man enjoy the ride FANS, its going to be
fun...........But please Fans if they drop a game here and there
stay postive, I will promise you one thing they will not win every game the rest
the year, expect that, so when they drop one or two dont get all negative and
start screaming for heads.....Oh I know CJ does need to pass more,
but Sloan sees something there and I trust that......Keep it going
Jazz and Fans
matthews is the bomb,millsap plays like a girl,trade williams,sloan
clueless,miles to dleague,memo soft,kobe aint nothin on matthews,matthews
The "sloanaholics" and DOug have us winning the NBA title after a 7 game
"regular season winning streak"They are ready annoint theyr'e hero
Grand Pooba SLoan who will ride his "sloanaholics" to the top of the thorn20 of last 33 on Road--remember........
I know that refs will let dirty play go against us, its fun to watch, to see how
tough the jazz really are, but as a plead to the refs, this isnot how the jazz
play, we are not a bunch that intendsto play dirty as a method, and this is not
what good teams do, lakers don't play dirty as their method, cavs, magic,
denver, for sure?--i think allthe good teams are not so cheap, good to see the
jazz didn't lower themselves to that level,instead, an exhibtion of what it is
to not be antagonized, which is entertaining when we can keep our heads above
that lifeless and petty brand of bball, but against denver, yeah, they will
isolate and expose, they are a great team, we will be looking for answers
against them, hopefully the refs come prepared to call a fair game,
otherwise...jazzor nuggets get away, i want to see in a fair game, can the jazz
beat thenuggets, melo billups, they are a the top of their games, super super
stars, they are a dangerous team. denvers too many ways for us to take lightly.
toast if we do.
I too am happy that the Jazz are finally looking like a basketball team, but
remember Portland was without 2 centers(Oden & Pryzbilla) and their all-star
guard and leading scorer Roy. I'm quite sure that the game would have been much,
much closer with those three! So a word to the wise, be happy but don't get over
confident because we are actually around the 5th to 7th best team in the west.
No good reason for the kind of plays like bayless on ak, for refs to let it go
unpunished, this is a clean play, and two players risk injury, and it goes
unpunished. ok, fine, we are lucky no one gets injured, but refs let it go, and
this is not good basketball, there is a difference between good basketball that
is rough,a nd just bad basketball that is dirty; underdog usually will get
benefit of doubt, but jazz are not so much better than their competition, they
aren't being dogged by the refs, despite it, it was good to weather that, we are
rough butnot a dirty bunch like that, just for the sake of the game, refs should
punish plain old dirty plays, not fun to watch plays like bayless pulling down
ak without a foul call. i am concerned, this is wear and tear, refs don't make
it easier by allowing it without a foul call. what if the dirty play by bayless
and ak is injurd because he is pulled down? there is a no call, and it will
happen again, eventually, injuries for sure, we are lucky to get through that.
has anyone checked up on Denvers schedual??? They lost to the suns last
night..they will have to play at LA Lakers on friday, then here against us
saturday, back home tuesday against Dallas, Thursday spurs, and then the rest
of the month includes another trip to LA Lakers, and Boston... We are gonna be
knockin at the door. I love this teams effort right now
In years past, come playoff time, when the level of physical play increases, AK
has gone soft and is one of the most tempramental pro basketball players I know.
I hope this new found energy and attitude can persist into the playoffs. If
so, he'll finally start earning his max-contract.
Matthews just continues to impress me,I wonder about starting him at the 2 spot
and having Ronnie B and Korver backing up the 2/3 spot,keep AK at the 3 when
Boozer gets back.We have some nice options,still wish Fesenko could get some
real minutes,at least 10-12 Go Jazz,Beat D-town
Ak is at the top of his game right now, his presence has supported the rest of
the guys, dwill is getting lost on defense, those guys should be glad they have
ak, and ak is playing with nerves, being a professional, playing with nerves
like he is making his money, like he has the nerve to make 16 million+a year,
good for him, he is doing what he can do, and thats why you think you like
shelling out dollars for him, still overpaid, but its a nonissue, not many
players like him around, its tough to game plan for a phantom, he casts his
shadow his fingers are on the beating heart, his sense of spacing is critical,
and his opportunistic play, we aren't the same with out it, a mediocre team, and
its frustrations.any guy getting minutes who gets soft, thats what i'm
waiting for, or for sloan to be his typically petty self. its presently
possible that jazz get a new one ripped when denver comes like gangbusters.hope the refs aren't letting bayless drag ak down rsiking injuries, refs
shouldn't let unnecessary rough play go unpunished, no reason.
Again, fesenko had animpact, i think it was the first time we got to see him and
okur on the floor at the same time. I thought it worked well. For a minute we
had alot of size in the front and for the moment it changed the game enough we
were able to end the first half with some stops and we extended the lead a
little.so whats the deal with sloan, his hard headed approach to how a
player developes, we are lucky to have players he has given any minutes to at
all, if he wasnt' forced to play guys, we'd likely have a roster full of guys
who never see the ligth of day.without a doubt, unless a good trade comes
along, lozing boozer will weaken the team, despite the fact with out him, more
minutes go around, unless we get front court help, we are thin upfront with out
him, for better or worse, we wouldn't beat the lakers or denver, so this is
tension, how far and long do we hold onto something we aren't going to be able
to keep?denver and birdman, melo,bigshot, great team.
"we need the 20/10 of Boozer as well as his leadership"Boozer &
leadership in the same sentance WoW !!The ONLY reason the talented
heartless one is playing so well is it's a contract seasonIF he
re-signed (never going to happen) he would revert back to the normal Carlos.No heart, injuries that last forever & flaky D :(Ride him
while we can....
We are still susceptible to some unknown factor, usually in the form of some
hyped up picking and draining the threes which is our problem, sloan needs to
find a solution for this, how can he prevent teams from exposing us this way?
As the mailman said, better teams will isolate our weaknesses and expose them,
watch what denver is going to do.I actually agree with doug-it's time for
dwills beard togo, notthat i don't like the wise look that dirty sock gives him,
but the jazz are going to need more than superstition to beat the lakers. he
has made a statement, for better or worse, he needs to do something with that
beard, it's a real issue now, denver will expose us, we might as well prepare
for it, esp if the refs let the nuggets get away with the rough play they
allowed the blazers, but thats something the jazz won't overcome, a mostly
onesided game in favor of the underdog, the guys handled the noncalls the way a
better team should, we are not so much better than portland, we weathered that,
but against denver?
I still call for Sloan's retirement. He mistreated AK for several years now.
Because dollar for dollar this guy has not earned his massive contract. Have you
forgotten how much time he has not played since he has been a Jazz player? His
coming and going because of his frequent injuries is what disrupts this team and
keeps them from really grabbing any momentum. His MO has been that his time off
is not equal to the severity of his injury and interestingly enough, even in a
contract year, he is injured again. For those reasons this team would be better
off without him. Plenty of talent go around. Shed the Booz and build around the
remaining core players. That would be the right business decision.
I think the mailman is discouraged with the Jazz. I am sure he wanted
some trades and big changes earlier and now has no basis. So he mentions we
play okay against decent competition at home. Such as Lakers, Magic, Spurs,
Blazers, Suns, Cavs, Phoenix, Mavericks. Seems to me the Jazz do okay against
these type of teams. I hope to add Denver to this list after Saturday.If I am not mistaken Calgary is in the cold white north and it seems that the
cold has damaged your memory. Boozer brought the team to this point, was
injured, fortunately the Jazz are deep enough to step up for a few games, but
don't be fooled without Okur playing out of his mind and a rookie shooting 100%
we need the 20/10 of Boozer as well as his leadership.
Where are all the front-runners calling for Sloan's head? Good job to ALL the
I don't care if Deron Williams grows a 10-inch long beard. If the Jazz keep
winning, let it grow! Go Jazz!
I'm not sure it's chemistry that improves when Boozer' out. What definitely
improves is AK's movement. I think it's because he doesn't have to worry about
guarding his own, Boozer's, and Memo's guys.And finally, finally,
D-Will is comfortable finding guys in the transition other than Brewer. Maybe
he'd look for Booz, too, but we'll never know, since Carlos is always trailing
the play.Am I the only one who remembers Karl running the lanes?
Does Phil Johnson or Scott Layden ever take out the old videos and say, "Carlos,
this is how we fill the lane on the break"?
@ 11.44Hey man sorry to cast some perspective on this love fest but
facts are facts. You might be happy with these mid season win streaks but to me
they mean little when the playoffs roll round. Playoff success is
what really matters, its just that some - maybe you - are satisfied a lot more
easily. Look at the history my brother, i dont need to be Nostradamus to predict
what will happen come finals time..
Boozer needs to go!!! he dose not fit into the Jazz chenistry, he is poor on
defense. The Jazz is a 4 man team when he is on the floor. He wants to be trade
so lets do it before the deadline. Please.
I don't think there's any question that this team is better with Carlos Boozer.
Paul Millsap can't continue to play 40-plus minutes a game over the long term.
Boozer's inside scoring and his rebounding are essential to this team's
long-term success. But the team has also put together a couple of good games
without him, and if they were to lose him in the offseason, the future of the
team is still pretty good.Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!
Are you serious man?? The JAzz are on a red hot winning streak and you actually
come in here and moan about some perceived weakness on your part???? What is
your deal dude? dont be a naysayer dude, be happy that we are winning the way we
are. you shouldnt rock the tag of the mailman, you are so not deserving of it
CONGRATULATIONS Utah JAZZ we are the Champions 118/105 final scorethere doing great keep it going ~GO JAZZ~
Please start Millsap on saturday. Why change what is working.
to Wow/meow. It is 3 games now and last season we played our best ball when he
was out. It is when he came back Jazz started going down and slipped to 8th
place. Boozer is cancer and sooner he will be gone better better we will be.
Just see how fun and exciting game ( for everybody) is when he is not around.
So we are seeing now what we were talking two years in a row. AK plays better at
4, all team plays better and is more fun to watch when Boozer is not around, so
why it is so hard for Jazz management to realize that getting rid of Boozer for
some defensive minded big guy is a key to success. We will put up points no
problem playing such fun passing style of basketball - no need to get Boozer
back and let all other guys stand and watch again. Get some big athletic guy who
can rebound and defend for him and we can challenge anybody.
The Jazz were laughing at hootin it up when Boozer was playing. All you people
thinking the Jazz are playing better without Boozer you are foolin yourself. We
are playing very well and Denver lost so we are poised to keep gaining ground on
them but we need both Boozer, Milsap, Okur and AK to play as big as they have to
gain the 2nd seed in the West which I believe is very possible if we can
continue this success. I know we aren't gonna win them all but if we only lose
5 to 6 more the rest of the year we will be in the 2nd seed and homecourt until
we meet the Lakers. GO JAZZ
It's amazing what AK means to this team. Sure, during the streak we've had
different guys with big games every night, but the constant has been AK's energy
and also his smart play. He's moving great w/o the ball, following up countless
shots on the glass, and he's everywhere on D. If we could get something valuable
for Booz i'd do it, but not just a salary dump. We're playing great right now
but we will need the kind of depth we have with a healthy Boozer down the
stretch and into the playoffs. I think we could drop a wing player before the
deadline and be ok, but for Booz I think we'd need an athletic big guy (long
preferably). I just don't know if there is anyone available where it makes sense
financially. I started off the year saying we're a 5-8 seed at best, but I
forgot AK could play like this. If he keeps this up, we can play with anyone
(and by we I mean the Jazz).
People kill me talking about the "chemistry" when Boozer's not around...Boozer
is good for the jazz whether you like him or not...if you could keep Millsap
happy coming off the bench for the next 5 years and resign Boozer I'd do that in
a heartbeat....a bench player like that is a luxury that never lasts because the
player finds somewhere to go where he can start......and the only
thing that's different lately is everyone is playing hard....so simple-hustle
and work hard, what a novel concept! Oh, that and free throws tonight- if they
shoot their normal 20 for 30 tonight, that 10 point lead in the fourth is 3 or
4, and the whole game is different. If they just keep hustling and sharing the
ball, they will continue to improve.....gotta love the upside here!!
ak is awesome. memo is great. carlos will dominate when he comes back.
Are you serious people? We play better without boozer? so he has sat out 2
games but what about all the other 11 wins. Paul is just as good but we wouldnt
be where we are at without booz.. he is a stud and we need to resign him.. Wake
up boozer haters
The next game against Denver will be interesting, Denver is losing by 19 with 10
minutes to go in the 4th quarter, if Denver loses to Phoenix and LA, we oculd be
one down when we play them Sat. The last game against Denver they beat us
because they out hustled us, attacked us and had us on our heals and playing
uphill all night. I think they had like 49 free throw attempts for the night. On
offense they were on the attack all night, we can't let them play like that Sat.
We have to come out and attack and push the ball. Hopefully they will be tired
after playing the Lakers the night before.
Poor Doug, do you find it hard to grow facial hair? Sometimes people grow beards
even if fashion experts like your good self dont approve.Some nice
play from the Jazz of late but dont be fooled fans (including you todd) this
team has the same lack of inside presence and rigidity that the elite teams will
isolate and expose. Home wins against decent opposition are one
thing, lets see some consistent form on the road and playoff success please
Jerry..Alas as sure as the day is long, it will never happen under
the current coach.
It was really nice to see Okur have a real breakout game like this. Hopefully he
can keep up some of that taking it to the rim. When he's done it in the past,
he's been successful. He needs to also duplicate this confidence on the road.
That'll go a long way in helping Utah down the line. Kirilenko is also playing
with an incredible amount of confidence himself, and that ought to continue as
long as he continues to start. Love that Wes Matthews and his grit and hustle.
Still would have liked to see a little more Fesenko, but Portland's not that big
without Oden and 'Nilla, so it's all good this time. Down the line, though, the
small lineup will not cut it, such as against the Nuggets.Peace out
from the Jazz Oracle!
Carlos who? OK, I watched the game on ESPN Gamecast so it wasn't the real thing
but even so it appears as if the team seems to be firing on more cylinders when
Boozer is not available. Better chemestry. I think we have plenty of talent
without him and will not miss him when he is finally discarded. Maybe he isnt
really hurt but is being preserved for a trade before the deadline. We can only
Love how the Jazz are playing, it's fun. Love to see AK play like he is,
when he plays like he is, he is invaluable. If he can keep it up he will start
to earn his contract.Mathews is playing great, especially for a rookie. he
deserves the minutes he is getting. His hustle and defense earns him the minutes
at the end of the games. It was nice to see Okur take the ball to the hole
so agressively. I still wish Fes could get more minutes, so he could
develope faster.CJ played OK, not great, just OK.Milsap & Brewer the
I congratulate Okur for working hard. Maybe he fooled all of us like he was
stubborn and did not want to change when the jumpers stopped falling. What is
even more great to see with the drives, the athletic moves a 7 footer is not
supposed to have is at the same time, he is playing better defense than maybe he
has his whole Jazz Career.Admit there are things I am seeing that
are exciting. That is because we have not seen some of these attributes often.
Meaning Okur playing good defense and getting blocks, and Kirilenko in
particular. He is active and has looked as good as I have seen him in so
long.jazz historians I would bet games Kirilenko had 15 points, 10
or so rebounds a game,. what the Jazz record is lifetime with those numbers///
I am beginning to wonder with Okur new found versatility taking to the basket,
being creative now gives us a "New Look"This is tremendous
news the improvement, maybe he could play more like a #4. I am beginning to
wonder if maybe Boozer for a defensive Center would not be the one of the final
puzzles we need. I am not upset with Carlos or trying to chase him out. I
still think it long term nightly will be hard for Paul at 6'7 but then Okur
would give you a 7 footer at the #4 position.Kirilenko in the last
couple weeks is playing the best ball in his career. Not only that he has
become a "thrilling exciting Human Highlight Reel"Matthews has been
the find of the year maybe anywhere in the NBA. Dwil has spotted him and set
him for so many easy layups or short shots.62 percent, tons of
assists, great ball movement. If Denver loses tonight and at LA, a win Saturday
and we are 1 back of them.Please tonight all be happy and thrilled
with the success and hope it stays. Remember brutal 2nd half of schedule-just
Just fun to watch. without Boozer everybody playing quicker and more energized.
what a hoot to see AK when he is in full swing, he is something to behold. As
an opposing coach you have to hate to see him swat and score.Okur
needs to repeat this day again on Saturday. Matthews was great, such poise for
a rookie is impressive.Carlos hurry back.Jerry good job
in trying players and getting them out when they were not working.
Good win,good to have Memo show up big time,we needed
him,AK,Matthews,D-will,Millsap all game to play, good win,Lets get Denver,Go
Look at the chemistry the Jazz have when Boozer isn't around! Granted, Boozer is
having a good stats year, but when Boozer is around you don't see the smiles and
laughing on the court like we saw tonight. Get SOMETHING for him and walk
him to the plane. Save the Jazz millions and let this young team grow over the
2nd half of the season. They're not winning the championship with Boozer so
let's see what they can do without him. Please. Do it. Trade him.
Deron looks like BaronCome on Deron whoever told you that sock
on your chin is attractive they were honestly kidding.You told the
fans 5 games in a row and it would be gone. Are you going to run for public
office next and tell more tall tales?