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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 3 2010 10:50 p.m. MDT

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bloggy

Let's hope there aren't any five game losing streaks.

jazzbball

I hope Harpring stays on the Jazz's broadcast team.

LKA

Wonder what he thinks of Hayward??

Jazz-Nation

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 games.

byronbca

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 Cheaper.

scott182

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!

dwillfan

sloan should hire him as a defensive-coach-assistant to toughen the boys up a bit. :)

CJ Miles

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?

The Great Houdini

Too bad we can`t dump miles,he`s worthless

WYoJazzFan

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.

WYoJazzFan

Power forward: Carlos Boozer, Chicago Bulls
He 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.
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Bugoff

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.

WYoJazzFan

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

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