I don't have stats but it's pretty easy to see that ak47 is playing pretty good,
despite the recent poor shooting, his offensive stats are good because he's a
smart player on offense and he either creates good shots or gets a good shot,
and fesenko needs minutes but not ak's, ak is playing so good i'm not sure a
trade with any of those players make us better in the short term or long term,
because if the trade doesn't work out...at least ak is proven and he has more
playoff experience than any of those guys.cj is great in the sixth man, if
he keeps developing consistency maybe a starter down the line, u knew he could
do it, i feel the same about fesenko, he could be a big part of successes.
Don't take it the wrong way, I love AK, just not his contract. If AK was making
half of what he is making now, nobody would say anything. Bottom line is our
highest paid player is not our best player and if we have a chance to make a
deal to get better financially and as a team, I think you do it. My point is,
the Jazz can make some deals to get better for the future and they should. AK is
not the same player he used to be, he is very inconsistent, so is Bell. I love
this team, but I would love a chance to win a title too and right now we are
missing some pieces that we could have if AK's contract was not hand cuffing the
finances. Imagine Iggy, or G. Walace, Marrow, Crawford, we would be a much
better team no question about it.
No team has 5 starters that average 20 points a game. AK's role on this team is
to play strong defense and distribute the ball, any points above 10 a game are
gravy.....when he gets 4 steals, 5 assists and 10 points in a game we usually
win. I agree with those that say his contract makes you less objective. Keep in
mind he signed the contract the Jazz put in front of him, as would anyone, and
at the time he was the Jazz number one option. It's not his fault KOC signed
Boozer and Okur a year later...
Re: Blauch-Thanks for the facts as opposed to so many biased opinions.
The salary issue just has so many others down on AK, despite his effecient
performance on the court. Although I sometimes cringe when he shoots, his
offensive stats are really very good.As you say, his defensive stats
are unquestionable. He gets injured because he lays his body on the line on
Except when CJ hoists 5 or 6 3s in a row, because he made a couple thinks can
hit every one and you come up all those possessions with nothing, that does not
help the Jazz. Statistics never tell the whole story Blauch. ALthough, I am
certainly glad and thankful Andrei has been healthy, and is great when he plays
well, his poor shooting over the last month does not help the Jazz. Then again,
no one ever talks about leaving baseline open and watching teams burn the Jazz
with 3 point shooting. The first month of the season was better, but as I say
when the season goes on, teams make adjustments and find your weaknesses.
Sorry Pete you are wrong. The Jazz are not missing Wes Matthews that badly. I
really like Matthews and wished the Jazz took him with the 2nd round pick. But
the Jazz are a better defensive team this yearWe are better because
Millsap is defensively better than Boozer and Jefferson is defensively better
than Okur.Trading AK is a mistake. Every statical analysis shows
the Jazz are a better team because of AK. But they are better entirely on the
defensive end. Since Stockton and Malone left the Jazz Kirilenko
has missed 119 games over 8 seasons during which the Jazz have won 50 games. If
you just look at the last 6 years (since Williams has been here the Jazz are 39
and 35 in games AK has not played. Please show me how AK DOES NOT HELP THIS
TEAM.As far as Miles being a dime a dozen. I agree that Wallace and
Richardson are better players, but Miles is getting paid 1/3 the cost and is
almost as good. He get to the line. He plays defense for the most part and he
is a streak shooter.
If last night was a breakout out game for Bell, all this talk of trading for a 2
guard might not even be necessary. I want to see if Bell can get into a groove
now and start shooting the ball. Historically he is a good shooter and defender.
If last night was a fluke and he starts shooting bricks I would like to see
Sloan change the starting lineup and go with Watson at the point, D-Will at the
2 guard,then Milsap, Jefferson, and AK or CJ, or Memo as the bigs. I like Watson
at the point with the energy he brings and D-Will could be a great 2 but he
would still handle the ball more than the average 2 guard
I guarantee the CJ Miles and AK are not helping the Jazz like you think, they do
not have the consistency. AK can be a special player at times, however CJ is a
dime a dozen! Why do you think we are missing Wes Matthews so badly, because of
his toughness and his consistency. Anybody can score in the league if you hoist
the ball everytime you touch it like(CJ). It's like the Boozer comparison, we
miss some of the intangibles Boozer could bring, however we are a better team
without him because of chemistry problems; it just didn't work and that's what
I'm saying about CJ and AK. Trade them for a guy like Andre Iguodala,Gerald
Wallace or Jason Ricardson and we'll improve instantly to an ELITE team in the
getting that tall kid from spain would be alike a high draft pick and would be
fun to see him develop in the nba, i understand he was once a guard and i think
he is fast enough to play small forward and would be ausome. i understand he is
a poor mans gasol. i think his name is tomac.thanks.
do we have any draft picks this coming year with the big al trade and owe
chicago the second pick with the sign aand trade booz loss this year exception
and do you know if we might try and get the tall seven two foot player we drafed
a couple of years back and we should have some extra rookie money if we don't
have any picks.thanks.
CorrectionWhen Millsap takes 14 shots they are 9 and 1When he
take 16 shots the Jazz are 5 and 0Millsap is shooting 13.6 shots a
game in wins and 11.2 in losses. On Average he is taking 12.8 shots a game.
Which is 3 highest on the team. He needs to be # 1 or #2. When
Millsap gets 10 or less shots a game the Jazz are 4 and 3. Harpring
is correct they need to run more plays for Millsap. if the Jazz can get Boozer
14 shots a game for 4 straight seasons they should be able to get Millsap 14
shots a games
2 teams right now need a big - Houston and Orlando. My hope is we can package
Fes for a great shooting SG or SF - like Battier or Redick or J. Richardson (if
they decide they don't need him from the trade after all). Any thoughts?
Just so everyone understands that when AK shoots less than 6 shots in a game the
Jazz are 5 and 4. When he shots over 6 shots a games the Jazz are 14 and 5.
When he does not shoot the ball the Jazz are a very bad team. Him and Miles
are playing great basketball and they both need to shoot the ball so teams
respect the Jazz's outside game and it opens the inside game. Williams, Millsap and Kirilenko have the best PPS (outside of Evans who only
takes dunks). Really if the Jazz want to become an elite team Millsap NEEDS to
shoot over 16 shots a game (Jazz are 9 and 1 when he does that) He needs more
shots than Jefferson. AND AK DEFENSIVE IS THAT GREATKirilenko
is actually having one of the greatest statistical defensive seasons in the
league (Small Forward Opponents are shooting 40% from the field while going to
the line only 2.9 times a game.) Those numbers are better than James, Pierce,
Durrant. Actually Kirilenko is the best Defensive small forward in the entire
league. And as far as
I second that opinion.
Coach Sloan is by far the Greatest Coach without a Championship.
CJ Miles Needs to keep doing what he is doing, we need him to keep shooting the
ball, it forces teams to guard him and not pack the paint. It gives our bigs a
chance to rebound. Keep working hard, GO JAZZ!
10 3's is what the Jazz need to open up the inside. He should take that many
every game. He made four of them and that is like shooting 60% from 2.It doesn't matter if AK has better stats. AK is not a difference maker like
CJ on offense. The Jazz need CJ to win close games or to beat better teams. AK
isn't that type of player.
Wes Matthews was 3/6 from 3 and 7/8 from the line last night along with 7
boards, Raja was 5/6 from 3...cj Miles jacked up 10 three pointers and if the
game was about 2 minutes longer the Cavs may have caught us with cj Jacking and
bricking 3's with plenty of time on the shot clock. cj is a very athletic and
talented athlete but his descision making is suspect.
It was great to see Bell finally break out on the offensive end 19-pts 5-6 from
3. It would be great to be able to get those type of numbers from our 2 guard
every night. As far as CJ is concerned ... 10 3-pt attempts is way
too many in a game.
Does AK have a clause in his contract that if he steals the opening tip then he
gets first shot?
I would understand if the Jazz decide to trade AK for cap reasons. AK is getting
paid like a superstar with his 17 million, that is really 34 million when you
consider Lux tax, having to match dollar per dollar. TRADE AK!!!This team is not
a championship caliber team right now. We are good, not great yet. The Jazz have
assets to pull off a trade or two that woiuld make this team better now and for
the future, but will they? I say the Jazz should get involved with the rumored
Carmelo multi-team trade, Bring in a higher caliber shooting guard to help
compliment D-Will in the back court. I trust our GM KOC, he has the inside track
that fans dont see, but from the outside looking in, I think a trade is likely
the best thing for this Jazz team not only for now, but for our future. GO JAZZ!
again:look it upak shooting percentage much higher than cj, in every
category. and I really do like cj's game. without these 2 guys we do not have
a sf and we are weak at sg. The system wins lots of games but is not geared for
offense from those two positions
i cant believe im actually praising him and giving him a huge pat on the back
(no pun intended) but a HUGE congratulations goes to jerry sloan who is not only
tied with pat riley now but is about to be in 3rd place for all time wins in nba
history all by himself after the jazz next win. to win that many games as an
actual nba head coach is truly amazing but to do it with one franchise is a huge
CJ is not good every other game. He had 16 points and 7 rebounds the last game.
He is a factor on defense every night. His rebounding and scoring is way up
this year along with his assists. He is one of the main reasons for the hot
Where is Evans? He has been spectacular! What is Sloan doing? Is Jeremy hurt?
CJ this is why Houdini I will listen over you because if you do not think Fes
deserves time, it is misguided. WHen you say CJ AGAIN has a great game,
hey-----I have said he should be the one starting because it is best for the
Jazz and CJ. Kirilenko every time he shoots, i say "NO!", he is back
out of form. I support the players, but he bothers me more than anyone. I
guess why is the money he is making. He is still a shell of what he once
was...He is getting all these minutes, Tonight for example, tell me: Why did
he have to come right back in start of 2nd quarter instead of FEsenko?CJ is an enigma. I am sorry to tell you he is not "great again" He
is maybe "every other game"Every other game will help have
us finish 2nd in the Northwest Division. The Jazz MUST win the NW to have a
realistic playoff run....
Pate you should coach the Jazz!!CJ was spectacular once again. 22
points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.The reason Hayward doesn't get more
playing time is because AK is 3 times the player. Not even close.I
see Fes is warming the bench again. I don't agree with Jerry on this one. Not
that Fes really deserves to play either. The problem is the Jazz nedd Fes come
playoff time. Jerry needs to think ahead and develop his players.
With how AK is playing I don't get why Hayward doesn't get more playing time. It
isn't like we are losing anything without AK on the floor, his defense hasn't
even been good this year. And I swear he is always the one who gets the first
shot of every game and it is a jump shot he bricks. His shot was lookin good at
the beginning of the season but since then it has been horrid.
Good win for the Jazz. It is important they hang around the top spot long as
possible with all these road games.Millsap always seems to come out
ready, I wish we all did every night. He started sharp. It was good to finally
see Raja come out of his shooting slump. He seemed to take it slower than
quicker release, it appears he has worked in practice hard on the shot. Miles
was his good self tonight, played well, disappointed he became "3 point
happy" after making a couple, but was important.All night the
Jazz were better team. Good scoring from all starters except AK, who is awful
shooting. I wish CJ would replace him but another time.Important
was the good work, especially AJ with the offensive boards, helping us stay
ahead with 2nd chances.1/2 court Defense was good, but the Jazz
again refuse to guard the "3" kept Cleveland in it. They did get help
with Jamison bad shooting night.DWIL got hot at the right time late
in the 3rd and AJ warmed up, as we had enough.Seemed like Earl was
quiet, yet solid again, 3 assists, 0 t/os, 4 boards
The Jazz officials must be showcasing CJ and AK for a potential trade;or why
else wouldn't you play Evans more. Tonight the Jazz got decent shooting from the
two, and when we do this we are tough to beat. So KOC trade these two(CJ&AK)
and get us a quality legit two guard and let's contend out here in the west!