Let's hope there aren't any five game losing streaks.
I hope Harpring stays on the Jazz's broadcast team.
Wonder what he thinks of Hayward??
This is why I want Matt in the broadcasting booth, he tells it like it is. The
way the Jazz play team ball, flex offense, inside out style, we should win a lot
Of course he likes what the Jazz did, so does everyone else. The NBA’s own
website ranked Utah as having the 4th best offseason in the league even ESPN,
SI, and CBS all gave Utah high marks. I can’t remember the Jazz ever
having a more exciting offseason- from the draft, to the mass exodus, to KOC
pulling 2 rabbits out of his hat. Some people see Jefferson as a
cheaper knock-off version of Boozer, but Jefferson has had better stats over the
last 3 years, he’s much better at center than Boozer is and he’s
entering his prime while Boozer is leaving his. Not only is Jefferson likely a
better player than Boozer, but given the fact that Milsap is almost exclusively
a 4, Jefferson is a better fit too. The most important factor with
replacing Wes and Korver with Hayward and Bell is CJ. CJ had better numbers in
the playoffs than Wes did, he has more potential than Wes does, and what Wes
does better than CJ, Bell does better than Wes. Hayward is no Korver but Korver
is no Hayward, these are two completely different players, but Hayward is
He is a power forward!!!! not a center!!!! He is a 6-10 power forward that can
also play center if needed. If the jazz think about playing millsap ahead of him
they are nuts! Millsap is a bench power forward still that can also play center.
We need a real center in, okur or fesenko. Yes jefferson is magical, but we need
to start playing our players on the right positions!
sloan should hire him as a defensive-coach-assistant to toughen the boys up a
Don't worry about CJ. He will be at his best this year. The question is can
Jerry learn how to use him in his stagnant offensive sets?
Too bad we can`t dump miles,he`s worthless
Houdini - Have to agree with you 100%. Miles is a terrible player from my
perspective but I am not Sloan or any of his assistants and they see more of
what they are looking for from all the players. I just don't know what they see
in him. Are they expecting him to turn into another Kobe. That will never happen
but he does seem to have that arrogance about him. One of the few jerks to come
straight out of H.S. and play in the NBA. I can see why the NBA made that rule,
and personally I think 4 years in college is just right, nothing less.But
what a great year the Jazz are going to have.
Power forward: Carlos Boozer, Chicago BullsHe can score from the low post
with his turnaround jumpers and his left-handed drives, and he’s a fairly
accurate mid-range shooter. But because Boozer’s lateral movement is
extremely limited, he’s only a two-space rebounder. He can’t
complete anything except the simplest of passes, has difficulty handing in even
modest crowds, and is too small to defend centers and too slow to defend power
forwards. Boozer will usually fill up his stat line with some late-game jumpers,
but good teams easily neutralize him when a game is on the line.BACKUP:
Chris Bosh (Heat) shoots as much as possible. Passes as little as possible.
Rarely grabs a tough rebound. Registers more turnovers than assists. Blocks an
occasional shot but can’t defend.Ezra Shaw - Getty Images
CJ is not worthless. He does some things well and need marked improvement in
others. He is decent as a back up SG. He is not adequate as a starting SF. He could get a lot better fast if his shooting percentages went up 5%
and he picked up other stat lines a bit.
But MILES biggest weeakness is DEFEENSE, and he only makes a few sensasional
shots to make him look good. His attitude still stinks, just like KOBAY of LA