@ Anonymous Infinitydon't live in the past bro...i think depth wise...this
is the best Jazz team...until next year when they get another big body in
Tomic@LKAi dont think throwing every rookie in the D-league is
a good idea...a lot of minutes there doesn't mean a thing compared to the mins
they'll get in a real NBA game...heck they would dominate the D-Leaguers...its
important to give them minutes at the NBA level...make them feel comfortable
make them gain confidence on their shot on their style of play...i think Hayward
is still thinking about his mistake when D-Will shouted at him...we should not
pressure the team to make the western conference finals this year...we should
just support them in the hope that they gel and play well together...they run
complex offensive plays there...it will take time to improve and get within the
system for these guys...and once they do...im sure Hayward and Evans would be
important pieces for this team
This was an outstanding story and well organized. The Jazz could very well have
lost all four road games for a record of 3 and 8. The Thunder took them apart
at home. This does not portend well for the future. New Orleans and L.A. both
come into town next week. If they lose both of these, then some immediate
"soul searching" has to take place. Gasol will "eat Jefferson
for lunch". Okur would not be much better because he doesn't like to
rebound and spends all day out at the three point line.
Usually you win games when you force a team to live on jumpers.Last
night the Thunder just never cooled down shooting jumpers. Ibaka looked
Hornacek last night. Jumper after jumper rained down. We really
did not play that bad they just made all their jumpers down the stretch. Not to
mention their shooting at the FT line. They are good from the line but they
even exceeded that status.Odds are they are not going to shoot like
that all season. We drew them on the wrong night.Good thing we won
all those road games because it will offset some of these losses at home.
I agree with LKA. Send Hayward and Evans down to the Development League to get
some minutes. Maybe only one of then at a time. Sign another player to fill in
for the rookies and injuries.
The referees were so inconsistent with the calls. The Jazz would get hacked and
no call, and the refs called touch fouls on us. I give the Thunder some credit
for shooting well in the 3rd and hitting free throws, but I hate to see a game
swayed by no calls or bad calls by referees. The Jazz should use the trade
exception and package Ante Tomic rights and Hayward for a starting shooting
guard like Ben Gordon, Crawford, Iggy, Jackson or even bring back Wes Mathews.
The only reason I say Hayward is b/c we want to win now. Hayward has some
developing to do. What team would not want to have a first rounder and a Center
7'2 who are both young and will be in the league next year and shed cap space?
The Jazz should take a look at adding another scoring threat from the wing.
Fans are the jinx.
Hayward and Evans need some D-League time with many minutes to better develope.
Evans is making rookie mistakes while Hayward is doing a Kosta thing of being
way to soft..
What have I been telling you people? This is the same Jazz without Malone and
Stockton. They continue to be a 'NICE' team not withstanding their heroics on
their last road trip. Can't guard people. They go down to Oklahoma City and
run over the Thunder earlier and come back to their own crib and can't defend
it. Come on man! Unbelievable. Westbrook and Durrant ate them alive; and that
who was it Ibuku from the Congo? You have to be kidding me. Sloan must be
going out of his mind. And then there is Fesz playing with his face and getting
knocked out of the game with a cut chin. Man up and get the guy back in the
game. This season is taking a turn for the worse; can't defend you own court is
pure baloney.Oh well.....go Jazz!
Great insight.NBA Basketball teams would be better off to win at
home. Who would have thought?? amazing concept.
Good game to watch. Both teams played hard. You can't fault the jazz, they
played good D. Oklahoma was hitting lights out even AK in their faces.Even with OK great shooting the jazz had a chance, but badly timed turnovers
kept them out. The WEST is brutal.