Before everyone blames Kevin O'Connor for not matching Portland, I'd just like
to point out that NOBODY disagreed with him back in July. We were all wrong on
this one. So instead of pointing fingers, lets just mourn together. I miss him so much! :(
Yes, Wes is playing well. But should Jazz fans regret not signing him? My
opinion is no. He is making double what Raja makes. Yes, he averages 7 points
more per game than Raja, but he also shoots the ball more in the absence of
Brandon Roy and plays more minutes than Raja. I would say that Wes is a big
fish in a little pond, and Raja a medium fish in a big pond. The Blazers aren't
going to do much this year, and while I don't think the Jazz are good enough to
make the finals, they can surely make a splash in the playoffs.
If the Jazz do not win the Northwest Division, they will be eliminated in the
first round of the playoffs. Fun and Competitive
The Jazz need to move AK for a legitimate shooter/scorer on the guardling. KOC
is working like a mad man to make this happen. This loss will help the urgency.
@rjpkp. I agree signing Wes Matthews was probably not a great idea for the Jazz.
Especially long term. Matthews is a good player and a surprise but not the
answer to win big.When is Kevin O'Conner going to take the SG position
seriously? Have you noticed the Jazz have suffered every single year with
Kevin O'Conner for that reason?The SG position is not an experiment. He
has just guessed every year with draft picks and hoping CJ Miles would mature
enough in 5 years or so to fill that position. I really cant stand KOC.
Every time I hear a David Locke interview KOC does his best to dodge good
questions because he knows he cant solve the problems and mess he gets the team
into. It is very difficult not to question his intellect.He always
signs players for too much money that we need to get rid of and than we lose
opportunities to get a great player. Jazz need a really good SG. They always
have since KOC has been here.It is depressing to be a Jazz fan when KOC
makes decisions. Only about 2 he made were right.
Wes is a good player, but he is not worth 3x Raja Bell money. Nor would he be
the answer to the Jazz problems at the wing. As for KOC making few good
decisions, would one of those be finding an undrafted prospect named Wes Mathews
and bringing him to Utah last year?
Where was Fesenko while the trailblazers were killing the Jazz on the boards?
Sloan has a short memory, Almost every come back win in the games earlier in the
season was started with him in the line up.Mathews performance was
glorified a little bit, after all he was 4 of 14 from the floor.
Hello..The same O Connor that mid last season would not sign Matthews. Genius
you all think he is not!Your 2 guard issue would have been solved.
He refused to trade Kirilenko last year when NELLIE wanted him. Raja Bell is
good player to have but as a sub and mentor and experienced voice to eventually
be a Jazz Asst when done playing. CJ should be in the starting lineup hot or
cold. AJ will get worn out by the end of the year guarding taller even bigger
I hope the Jazz can get someone to help D-Will in the back court. We need a 2
guard that can create his own shot and defend the perimeter. Bell should be
coming off the bench. The Jazz have assets, expiring trade exceptions to make
One loss and the second-guessers are on a tear.
re: shayboFesenko was on the bench...and likely will stay there
until he can make a free throw.Have you ever heard of hack a shaq?
Well Fesenko brings new meaning to that strategy. Just foul him every
possession and you get the ball back after he misses the two free throws.Fesenkos own incompetence and inability to hit a freethrow is the
problem not Sloan.You think Sloan doesn't want a 300lb big man out
there that can plug the paint rebound?Sloan deserves a medal for
being this patient with the big oaf. Anyone else would have been gone long ago.
Talk about baby steps.Fesenko ought to go the gym and be putting up
thousands of freethrows so he can get on the floor. I hope he does the work so
we can use him.