Re Jazz Copp : I think I heard that Management dedided to resign Jeffers for the
rest of the season, so your hopes of getting Moore won't happen. My
problem with Mikke Moore is he was too skinny and got pushed around too much. If
he was very good, he wouldn't keep getting cut. He's 7'but he's not big enough
or strong enough.Give Fes enough minutes before the playoffs and he would
be able to give us the minutes we need in the playoffs and be more effective
I'm pretty sure moore, even coming over an injury and with limited exposure,
would be more effective than fesenko or koufus. i like getting those guys
minutes, but they're not ready for the playoffs, and if we get an injury, there
we go, we're going to really need someone.it's possible that koufus or
fesenko could step up in limited roles in the playoffs, but its better to just
get someone whos been there done that and let him go to work for this playoff
run, because you know, i want to see how far this team will go, and someone who
knows what they're doing would be an upgrade in this situation.i saw moore
earlier in the year, but i watched him last year with boston, he gave them a
lift, they were better last year than this year for sure, so thats a possible
case for moore right there. his game is best when he close to the basket, he
can hit the occasional 10 ft jumpshot, his length causes problems for slower
players, he played good enough last year to have a role with boston.
Re Phnehme : Interesting thought, but I don't think it's too accurate. Korver
gets minutes when Mathews or CJ aren't playing well or if Korver is hot with his
shooting. If CJ is playing well he plays and gets the minutes ahead of Korver
and lately even ahead of Mathews. Last year Korver closed and got the important
minutes because CJ wasn't playing D like the coaches wanted, this year they are
happier with CJ's defense & lately his all around game. It is nice to have
Korver in the game at the end for his free throw shooting and that could be a
scenario where he will get minutes and CJ & Mathews would be on the bench. It
depends on what the coaches think the team needs, if CJ is playing good D, and
the matchup dictates it, CJ will be in the game. If toughness, and in your hugs
D is what is wanted Mathews is in. If we have the lead and the other teams is
going to foul, Korver will be in the game. All of these senerio's have AK in the
game, with CJ,Mathews or Korver.
everybody rippen on cj for having one good game out of ten. i dont see any of
them doing much better. kirlinko included he had about 6 good games then faded.
even boz has more bad games than good. so cj is not alone there.
Korver needs a few touches...to get going! He can score man!
Sloan has done a great job adjusting line ups with the personnel available each
night. I think the reason Korvers minutes have gone done is because AK has been
hurt. The combo of AK's defense and Korvers offense along with dwill, boozer and
Milsap was lights out to close games when we needed offense. When we need a
defensive close out Mathews plays. When AK comes back I think we will see
Korvers minutes go up.
Some people hate Fesenko so bad that he can't even catch a break when he's sick.
The virus was bad enough that Okur had to leave a game and miss another, and who
do you think he's working against in practice? I wasn't surprised that Fess
would catch that bug, although I did want to see how he'd follow up from the
Saturday game. It was nice to see Koufos get some floor time, and he got in
there and battled. Memo was obviously over the virus, and once he got a rhythm
going in the second half, he was awesome. Hopefully Fess is ready to go for the
road swing and Utah is at full strength for the stretch run to the playoffs.Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!
Sorry 2 Inches short, Misquote
I can admit that I like it when Matthews is in there because i know that he's
not gonna have a play ran through him. Korver may be a good shooter, but he
can't always get open and the play ends up being a lost possesion when we can't
get it to him. Matthews has had a break out game with 29 pts. I haven't seen
Korver come to that and it's because we can't always just set screens for him
every play, we pay millions for guys like booz, williams, memo, ak to get those
plays, not Korver. Matthews gets shots on a kick out because his guy leaves him
and instead of always settling for a jump shot he takes it to the rack a lot of
times and something good usually happens. Korvers height is 1 inch, 1. his
arms are long, but if your beat it doesn't matter how long them arms are unless
your AK with 7'3" wingspand. He did guard ray last night and fouled him because
he was left open for a jump shot.
@ol' Stinky.....Since you know my posting history, you must post under a
different name.......Try that and we can talk.
There is no one out there that could help this team except Raja Bell to guard
Kobe. And I don't know the age of Bell or if he has lost a step since leaving
the Jazz?Moore is not going to help this team this year. I would
just keep what we have a push forward and hope that we are not a walking wounded
team come the playoffs. I think we have the ability to finish no worse than 4th
and could move into 3rd behind Denver and LA.
Just because most people don't want to hear it I'm not bringing it up, but let
it be known, i have no ideas what you guys are talking about or thinking.
Korver was closing out games for us at the end of last year, he did fine, he
needs to play more, start, and close games. thats when we need him. sloan is
getting it wrong, i'm afraid, most people are wrong about this. it's sloans
biases that are so blinding for those who can't see it like me. as for vujacic,
he's too short, korver is a better player simply because of size. the trend is
such that guys like korver aren't starters, but for our team it is the right
move to make, that argument isn't convincing, hyperbole doesn't sway me. admit,
you like watching mathews run aruound like sloan does, like just run around run.
ok, i wouldn't match korver up with someone like bryant or ray allen, but you
give korver a chance and see how he does, you always have mathews to run around
for you if you want.
@Jazz cop, I just haven't seen Moore play and i'm wondering how injured he could
be and if sloan would even bring him off the bench. I know he's already played
for Jerry, but we both know he's set in his ways and would want to go with
Chemistry and not throw off his line up. but what could 15 mins a game do?
against the lakers and den a least we'd have lenght
Miles, nobody asked you. Matthews is cemented in, your little cj is on
probation & he better keep playing good or he is gone. Scoring alone does not
account for all that builds a victory. There are things that happen that I am
sure could be explained to some fans but I am not sure I could explain it to you
based on your posting history.
Re NGB,: I would side with you in this argument with Jazz Copp, Korver is a
specialist and that is it. He is a very good shooter(especially this year)and
tries to make up for his lack of athleticism/defense with smarts but he doesn't
do that good enough to start over Mathews or CJ. He is not starter material,
unless you don't have better talent available. Both Mathews and CJ are better
suited(more talent/athleticism) to start than Korver.I like Korver, but
he's not better than Mathews or CJ, period.If the Jazz can win all the up
coming road games, it will go along ways to being able to hold on to the 4th
spot in the playoffs. Let's hope they don't have a lapse of concentration and
come out every game with energy, intensity and toughness and they should be able
to beat all of these teams.
@ngb-it would definitely be worth our time to bring in a guy like moore, it
pretty much looks like a good match, and it makes sense for a playoff run to
pick him up. as for jeffers, sure, its a good thing, i wonder why though, if it
is going to be double against the cap, it seems unnecessary, even if it ends up
being that we need jeffers to play which is unlikely.
Matthews comes off the screen up top, oh and he drains the 19 footer, Wesley
Matthews. That's the play by play. Did Korver have that last game? No, he didn't
cuz he went 0 for 1 and couldn't get open. That followed by his Veteran Free
throw shooting... Oh wait, he's missing tech's left and right. Come on, more
people are seeing it from the view i'm mentioning. Less and less people mention
your view, maybe you should consider that. Korver has plays ran thru him while
Matthews has to make due without getting a play called for him, when he does he
drains it. When he gets position on the block he gets fouled, no call and still
drains it. I'm guessing your never gonna fold on this so we'll let
it be, but like i said before. Sasha on the Lakers will never be a starter,
Korver isn't made for it either, if his defense weren't an issue he'd be playin,
plain and simple, in fact two games ago he said he played lousy defense in an
@ngb-but how many games do we actually win with our defense? not many. true,
korver isn't as quick on his feet, but he's a little longer than mathews so that
makes up for a little of it, he's also taller so that makes it harder to pass
over him, mathews is just more active, korver is more effective.
Miles, Couldn't agree more. I'm not saying Mattews is the answer to our 2
problem, i'm just saying Korver isn't deserving of being a starter. Sasha
Vuyacrap is a shooter just like Korver, never ever should he be a starter. it's
the way the game is. Matthews is getting better and I like that, but we need him
to continue to get better and work on his 15 ft jumpshot. Jazz Cop and Miles:
What do you two think of the signing of Jeffers for the rest of the season?
Also, do you guys think it's still in our best interest to look at Mikki Moore
or do we just use the guys we have now?
NGB, again, myth that korver is a one dimensional player. you have reduced him
to nothing more than a three point shooter. someone who cant' defend, or pass.
that's a picture of him based on your view, and on your view, the better
basketball player runs around alot like mathews does, does little else but runs
around and up and down the court. on my view, the better player is the one who
can get himself open off a screen and hit a j, and who also will find himself
open for some easy baskets at the rim, not to mention, korver is a better
finisher; and all around better offensive player at everything, including
passing, and especially knowing whats coming up next.so, sloan too thinks
the better player just has to run around alot more, i think thats just the
player who does more because they have less idea of what to do.
Korver is not an NBA starter. He is a 6th man. Very one dimensional with his
offensive skills. Slow on his feet on defense. He is a great role player and
the Jazz need him on the team. But look around the league at the elite teams,
guys like Korver are not on their teams, let alone starting for them. For example, Luke Walton is a role player like Korver. When he was a starter
for the Lakers, they were not winning championships. When they improved their
player base, he become a limited role player. He is not a bad player, just not
a starter or impact player. Same with Korver on most nights.Korver
is right where he belongs, coming off the bench. That being said, I am not
saying that Matthews is the answer as a starter either. But between Korver and
Matthews, I will take Matthews as the starter.
re todd: I watched a little of the memphis game too, dude, memphis turned that
into a run away, brewer just being on that team and they're playing better
already. I don't pity brewer, he went to a playoff contender and they wanted
him for a reason, he has a chance to help them become a good team, and i'm
pretty sure he will too. that's two games i've watched memphis w brewer, i
watched a little of his first game back and the griz had an impressive win that
night too. who knows, maybe the griz aren't planning on keeping gay, brewer
might actually be a better fit alongside mayo than gay is right now, obviously
they aren't better off with out gay, but memphis is happy to have brewer, he has
a chance to make something happen for himself and his team and he should be
re: @toddOn your question about why we struggle with the length of LA/Den
and not Boston, the first 2 teams have speed and length, while Boston is aging
and just has length. Well Boston also has girth, which the Jazz can handle. Booz
and Memo don't have the foot speed for Gasol and Odom. KG during their
championship run would've gave us fits, in fact he is what neutralized
Odom/Gasol's speed and length. Boston is still good but they have aged and i
doubt they quite have enough to make another run. Thats just how I see it at
You can make the arguement for a one dimensional player all you want, but the
truth is Korver is a shooting specialist that deserves to come off the bench and
provide a spark in this system. You are not making a realistic arguement with
the system they run. In a different system I "might" agree with you that
experience would win out, but that would require the jazz to run a system
through korver. That's not happening. We win big games like last night because
of strong defense, Korver wasn't bringing that. He looked soft and they were
getting good transition buckets on him. Matthews hustles and makes that 2/3
player he's guarding think of him and how hard he's defending him. If you'll be
realistic Jazz Cop, you'll come to grips with this. You can have all the logic
on your side in a "perfect" system, but no one has that. We need more defense
over shooters, we've got those in our leaders already.
@Jazz Cop, you're forgetting what role the two guard plays in Jerry's system.
You can say all you want about Korver's shooting ability and what not, but he
doesn't move without the basketball well and have to run plays for him instead
of pounding it inside like we do. That makes us into a jump shot happy team. The
reason we have been coming out with slow starts lately isn't because brewer was
this amazing two guard and now he's gone, it's because we settle for jump shots
hoping that we can get hot early. That's a horrible philosophy and you're not
smart for picking that one with the streaky shooting jazz, you have got to be
able to pound it in from the start, look at the games they've lost recently, bad
outside shooting. Yes, yes, yes, Rookies, Rookies, Rookies. Matthews
doesn't get too many touches and he's remarkably smart with the ones he gets and
makes decent decisions. If we lose in the playoffs it will be for lack of
leadership from Dwill, Booz, AK, and memo.
@ngb-i've had that take on the backup center position since last year, those
extra big bodies make a difference, too bad the mailman doesn't come down to
practice more often and teach our young players some of his tricks, he's the
only mentor that we really have, and he'd tell these guys the things they need
to hear, like, no ones going to respect your weak moves. but he's busy hunting
and being a writer, too bad he's not around the team more. as for mathews v.
korver, the only good thing i see happening is less wear and tear on korver, who
isn't built for a lot of banging that more minutes would put on his body, so
maybe thats sloans plan, just throw korver to the wolves int he playoffs like he
did ak last year, we saw how that worked out. but, as far as you contend that
mathews is better defensively, passing, i say that's myth. the team plays
better with korver, recent trends show that, because korver has a better feeling
for how to play.@todd-good to see you give cj love.
I had some pity for Ron Brewer last night. He looked depressed, not his
confident, energetic self. I realize he is new with Memphis. I sense his
teammates like ball hog AJ MAyo do not trust him. He played very little and
rarely touched the ball. reminded me of our schoolyard or park days when the
uncoordinated lack of hops guys is picked last to field a team. Then that guy
does not see the ball. I wonder if this will turn out and give more
credibility to the fact "Jerry system makes a player better" We have seen that
with 3 guys most noticably, Eisley, Shannon, Keefe and I will mention Foster
also. I thank Ron for his 4 1/2 years. I ripped O Connor for many
things but not this,. CJ is taking up a lot of the slack and dong many things
more than Brewer such as knocking down shots
@ngb-i disagree, stats don't tell the whole story, using stats to prove your
point is a weak argument, in that case, i could use stats to make the point that
anyone with good stats is also a better player, weak argument.dude,
mathews is a rookie, rookie. I use trends to show my point, if the slow starts
aren't a concern for you ngb, then you have more confidence in the starting
lineup than you should, the past 15 games or so, i'd have to say that about 2/3
of them at least, the jazz were down by the end of the first quarter.
completely opposite of prebrewer trade, when we were rolling from the tip. can
we roll with mathews? i think so, but come second round of the playoffs, if we
make it that far, no. we'll be regretting we don't have a more experienced
player handling that position from the tip. dude, come playoff time, mathews
isn't going to be cutting it, he has too much going against him, rookie, rookie,
and all that rookie baggage that comes with it, the wall, no respect from refs.
@Jazz Cop, I do agree with you on the back center view you have though. Couldn't
agree more that millsap and boozer are way out of position when they are on the
court together. It's nice cuz we have two scorers and heavy rebounders, but we
are so small and millsap usually is matched up on a guy 6'11 or 7 ft. That's a
big difference when you're trying to score or work on the low block. We have got
to at least give these backups sometime, even if its 10 to 15 mins a game, we
can't leave booz and millsap on the court for too long. In the playoffs we will
get exploited after 5 mins in that line up by decent centers.I agree
with what some of you have been sayin about Fes, he didn't seem sick 2 nights
ago, you need to get over it like memo did last night and suit up. I'd like to see AK back too, this is like last year with booz and a mild
injury, milking time off. Hopefully he comes back with an attitude and brings
@Jazz Cop, Every week we seemed to argue on this Korver playing more or
starting. This past game is a perfect reason why he shouldn't start and why
matthews gets more minutes. 0 for 1 and 4 pts and 3 to's in 18 mins. He turns
the ball over .2 more than mattews in 10 mins less time on the court. He just
looked like garbage out there. Especially on that outlet pass, I was glad to see
sloan pull him. Matthews gets high quality shots and that's why he plays, 3 of
his baskets were right in the paint against the bigs and just pounded it in
there. His defense is why CJ is playing better lately, he's just what this
team needs, they don't need a prolific scorer from the two if CJ and AK play
like they have been lately, just someone who hits open shots and moves without
the ball.It was good to see CJ drive to the hole, he's just not
shooting good from down town, even when he has good games. Some of the shots he
made yesterday were ridiculous. Keep it up CJ!
CJ had a major injury to start the season to his shooting hand. Korver had a
shooting wrist injury last year and never recovered the entire year. Since CJ
had that bad stretch of shooting he has become a much better team player. His
rebounds, assists and steals are all up. His turnovers were not that high to
start with, he has always been a good passer which is odd for a kid out of high
school who didn't need to pass at the level.CJ is starting to turn
the corner and becoming a very effective player for the Jazz. Matthews and He
have helped make this team better than last year's team. Other than the Lakers,
we are as good as any team in the NBA. The Lakers are at a different level,
just as the Bulls were when Stockton and Malone played.The only
thing that hasn't changed is Jerry is still running the show. I do have to say
that even Jerry has been better at his job the past 30 games.
Where are thou Ak???? Still hurt. AK has no heart and is a huge waste of
money. Buy him out and let him go play for his home country and then maybe he
will learn to play with heart. All of you sing his praises. He has no heart
and in no way is worth what he is getting paid. Please trade this guy this
is getting worn a bit but he needs all the experience he can get before the
playoffs. Korver has experience he just needs to be ready.If the
Jazz have Mathews and CJ consistently playing well by the playoffs and Korver
and AK healthy and ready they can make a run. The Jazz can't beat
LA/DEN inside so they have to use the SG/SF positions to beat those teams. Our
playoff hope ride on those 4 players (assuming the PGs and PF/Cs perform as
expected). Mathews really needs a night or two or rest on his leg.
That can't happen until AK gets back. We have seen what Fez and Kouf
can do if needed. They are very important if the bigs get into foul trouble or
injured. Neither have the experience that they need but at least they rebound
and score better than Collins. Neither make the offense run as smoothly as
Collins but that will come.This team gets up for the big games (or
folds) but this year they are better at getting up for the big games and better
on the road. Something has changed this year.
for 30 + years...that was one of the post game interviews...where Jerry was the
least critical and the most happy I have seen...(I said one of the) He only has
about 1 of these a year!
That is the funniest thing I have read in a while. Sloan's rage!
U got to give sloan credit for playing fesenko more minutes recently, it makes a
huge difference when we play a true backup center when leading up to games like
this. giving the backup center minutes to millsap and boozer isn't a winning
strategy and so we'll see when ak comes back, if that pushes fesenko out of the
rotation and those backup center minutes go to millsap and boozer, and some of
the pwfwd minutes go to ak. i'd like to see backup centers getting back up
center minutes, okur gets ineffictive when he's too tired, sloan has to be
conscious of that. koufus has more hops than fesenko, and definitely more touch
around the basket, but you can't argue with a 7'1 315 pd ukranian, and most guys
don't want anything to do with fesenko because he's a physical mismatch on the
blocks, it's a small thing, but it's huge for the jazz to have push in the
defensive paint, every game.ak needs alot of minutes too, the place where
i'd cut minutes is mathews and start korver, but mathews keeps getting tons of
The Jazz held the Celtics to around 40 points in the second half.Very impressive. It is basically the first time they have played good defense
in weeks.Ever since AK has been injured/not playing healthy the
defense has been virtually nonexistent.The other thing I loved last
night is how physical the Jazz were. If we had a committment to play like that
against the Lakers we actually might be able to compete with them.That is why Sloan was so happy with how the team played--the banged and played
hard physical basketball.It was beauteeeeful!! I am
getting a little verklempt just writing this!!
You can schedule Fess for a "stomach virus" every two weeks.You can
schedule CJ for a big game every 10 days or so.Perhaps we could get
some M.I.T. graduate to more closely study/graph when these two will have these
events so that we can adjust our roster/expectations accordingly.Fess, have you ever heard of washing your freaking hands dude? This guy is
sick literally every 2 weeks--its ridiculous!!re:MilesSave your little petty lectures to everyone about CJ's greatness. We all know
he has talent. We would love to see it more than once or twice every two weeks
though.You see what CJ can do when he makes an effort to go to the
basket and play defense. Then we all get to scratch our heads for the next 10
days when he vanishes defensively and jacks shots from 3 point land while
shooting 39% from the field.I am not sure why he can't figure out
what "works" for him because everybody else seems to know.I can't
wait till AK gets back so we can have some consistency again.
I also have seem enough change in Sloan this year that I would support him if
he can coach his way deep into the playoffs. He has made necessary adjustments.
The culture is changing. Greg is slow and cautious but Sloan does
not have the blank check relationship with Greg that he did with his Dad. Greg
relates better to the corporate types who should be running the organization and
those types are gradually taking back power from Sloan. In the long
run the Jazz will be better. I also think that Greg realizes that
Sloan will not be there for ever. He has to be thinking in terms of eventually
making a change. Greg also wants to win. He knows he has to do better than just
get into the playoffs. He has the ticket sales to put together a winner if he
can get the right combination of players for the right price.One
Question? Why didn't the Jazz struggle against a tall physical line up and the
best defense in the NBA? Why do they have more trouble with LA/DEN than BOS?
Fes was sick man!
@steve-yeah, if you didn't know fes was sick you would wonder why because with
sloan, its hard to get why he plays the guys he does. tonight, sloan did his
best job. even the guys on tv were wondering what sloan said at the half?
probably something like, you guys need some inspiration, then he put in the tape
of him forearming the ref and said see, this is how you play defense.
What I like and notice Sloan is doing this year is this team is becoming less
predictable. The man has proven he has become more flexible with this roster
and utilization of its talents.I really hope that coincides with at
least 2 if not 4 playoff rounds won
Fes was out with the stomach flu.
fes was out with "stomach ailment." super easy to check those things online,
Who is this Koufos? I like to see this man playing in the paint. Why do they
not use this man more? He is not a little weak man. He wants contact. Contact
is for the big boys!More contact = more contract...ask Paul.
Wow. Sloan outcoached Doc Rivers badly.
For some reason the Jazz were trying last night. It was good to see Money
Balls going for some rebounds. Boozer was a monster in the fourth. CJ finally
learned how to drive with confidence. It looked as if this kid actually knew
what he was doing. That could help us if it is not just a one game thing.
Deron is a great passer and he looks to be becoming a LEADER! Paull put a big
Louisiana man on the floor. That was pretty cool!
hit on big baby was the key to the game. he had 13 ppoints in the first half.
dident do much after that. soon as he came back in knocked him down again.
wasent paying much attition at the time game was about over and i relized
garnett dident do much. someone must have played good d or he was wore out.
I don't understand why fez didn't play tonight. All the bigs were in foul
trouble, and fez was coming off of the best game of his career, but he didn't
even make it in the game. Was he unavailable for some reason that I missed?Koufos did ok, and everything turned out fine, I was just surprised to
not see fez on a day when he was obviously needed and played well in the
Well a I guess C J is becoming a little bit more consistant. I guess he can play
better defense than I thought. Well so what you guys aren't always right either.
@ Miles What did you think you think about C J running the offense
for most of the 4th? What is his turnover ratio the last 15 games. Are his
rebounding numbers up? Do you think he has become more consistant over the last
15 games? Did you hear him on NBA TV when they asked him what was the most
frequent Sloanism he had heard from Jerry this week when he replied, "Come on
man, you know I can't say that on TV." ?
I liked what I saw tonight from the Jazz. It seems like all of their players
really have the pick and roll down not just D-Will to Boozer, and hitting the
trey really gives us a complete offense. Those green gansters had it going in
the first but they were missing one thing, their only white guy. Scallabrini
usually kills us from the 3-point line, so it helped having him out. I really
enjoy watching the Jazz win, almost as much as watching the Celtics lose. Doc
Rivers showed real poise at the end there. I hope the confidence keeps
building and they keep hitting the 3-ball like that because they will need it
against Denver and LA. Fingers crossed that they get the 2 seed. Later jazzfans
On the Memphis-Sacramento telecast tonight, colorman Jerry Reynolds discussed
his "coach of the year candidates"He listed Scott Brooks, followed
by Skiles, Hollins, Sloan and then Mcmillian.I would rate Gentry
ahead of Mcmillian. Portland struggled until Camby got there. He blew the Andre
Miller issue at the start of the season.This is about right.
Sloan if he could pull off an upset or two in the playoffs and get to the Finals
will shut me up about Sloan. Tonight was tremendous intensity by his
team. The next step is to do this on the road consistently. That means no more
excuses--A FULL SQUAD EVERY NIGHT DEDICATED FOR 48 minutes.My Jazz
friend relocated to South Bend, is going to the Pacer-Jazz game at Conseco Field
House Friday Night in Indy. Lets get 3 out of 3 on this road trip. Toronto
will be difficult...
is fine according to a radio interview that he did. CJ has made
major progress in his complete game. He came thru against the number one defense
in the league. It is not just CJ who is inconsistent. You never know
what you are going to get with this whole team. Even from one quarter to
another. However, they do much better when they are aggressive, play
at the right tempo, play defense and hit outside shots. CJ and the
team will have down nights. It is okay for CJ to be down 1/2 of the time.
Millsap, Korver, Okur and AK are not much more consistent than that. As long as CJ attacks the rim and plays defense then he is not a liability
when his shots do not fall. Attacking the rim makes CJ a lot more consistent
than just slinging 3s.
Kudos to Sloan for getting this many wins so quickly. His brilliant move to
rate each player on every defensive move after every game has brought a measure
of accountability to each player, and that includes Boozer, who is the most
improved defensive player on the team because he went from maybe the worst
defensive player on the team last year to middle of the pack. That will
increase his value to the degree that the Jazz might not be able to afford to
keep him now. But I'm excited for the playoffs this year. It will be tough to
get past any team in the West, but they have the talent and they have developed
enough teamwork lately that they might get it done.
Yeah I am worried about Matthews hope he is ok they have like a 4-5 hour flight
in the am to Maple Leaf Gardens, Aka Canada Center.. Unfortunately, Phoenix
just won in typical Warrior fashion as they find ways to lose...However, if we
take care of business it will not matter
Good win, we need everyone to step up like they did to beat good teams like the
Celtics. I hope CJ can stay consistent, he hasn't been so far this year
but lately he has shown that maybe he is learning and growing and starting to
play better each game. Like I have said all year CJ has great potential and if
he continues to learn and grow and gain confidence he will be a big contributor
and really help the Jazz be able to challenge the Lakers,Nuggets,Mavs,. The way
he took the ball to the hole tonight is the way he needs to play every game, if
he will, it will build his confidence and then his shooting should become more
consistent.It was good to see (big)KK get some minutes, I think he and Fes
have alot of potential and just need minutes to develop and be positive
contributors. Whether they will be able to contribute this year or not is
questionable.Mathews is tough and works hard, he looks like his knee is
bothering him, I hope it doesn't get any worse and that he will be able to keep
I hope Matthews is okay.
wings who can shoot coupled with strong rebounding. That combo makes the Jazz
very hard to beat especially when Memo is hitting from the outside.
at the moment Golden State leads Phoenix 108-105. By the way, "nellie the
bufoon" waived Raja Bell tonight.This was a night to very proud of
our professional basketball team. This was the most impressive win of the
season for many reasons. Okur and Boozer being in foul trouble, Koustos had so
many problems with Big Baby... DWIL, Millie and Price, Matthews and Korver
helped keep us in the game.The 2nd half was the most impressive half
against a quality opponent all season. It was awesome. Okur, 3s of course,
then the rebounds and 2 blocks. 2 Boozer blocks. No one I
doubt could ever picture Boozer blocking a shot and then taking it to the house
for a dunk.I have always said "if he wants" he CAN PLAY DEFENSE
BECAUSE HE DID AT DUKE.Same for Okur. Miles did it all tonight.
Dwil was great. Against the size and length of Boston, the Jazz ung
there and effort and more effort carried us.Nights like this WHY
CANNOT THE JAZZ WIN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP?Sloan had the right
combos i will give him credit there and the players tonight played with
focus-you see in playoffs
Doug | 9:35 a.m. March 22, 2010 Too bad CJ had his game for March
this past weekend.Oh Doug, what was that you said this morning? So
negative about the most improved player on the team. CJ scores 23 and gets a
loud ovation at the end of the game. I guess Doug, the true fans understand the
value of CJ. Where does that leave you?
I sure hope CJ has many games like this one in the playoffs. He really earned
his 3.7 mill tonight and played a complete game with offense/defense and
leadership. He hit from outside and went to the rim. Way to go CJ and a well
deserved standing O. Memo was awesome in the second half. 3s and
boards. That really turned things around. Not bad for being sick. Boozer and Williams did their usual. Pace was a key to winning. Williams
pushed the Cs and did not let them get set in their 1/2 court defense. Boozer
played some great D. Mathews was solid. Koof played well and was
needed. All he needed was some playing time, 4 points, 3 rebs. This
was an impressive win against the number 1 defense in the NBA and it came
without AK. You never know what you are going to get from the Jazz
but they were in championship form in the 2nd half.Dallas lost again
and OKC lost at home. Now if GS can just beat PHO.
It was defence. Did you see rotation classic. Big win.