While I think Okur gave us some great years I think the Jazz need to start
planning for his exit. His health is really limiting his performance. As far
as AK goes, I was to generous in my predictions the last game. I think I said
he would get 7 points and I think he only got 4. His over all averages this
year really stink up the place. He is givingus nothing for receiving $17 big
ones. How about setting him at the end of the bench and working with the
younger guys who can produce? Tonights prediction...how about 6 points? Am I
AK puts together a decent game 1 out of 10.I have to go w/ the under on this
one. lol. Jazz should dump AK and get something in return. As for Memo, I think
he can still help this team. I have turned my attention to the future small
forward Air Gordan and Jeremy Super fly Evans, both those guys are fun to watch.
Lets go Jazz!
It's about time CJ took off the diaper and returned to the court.Why
is everyone on AK lately? He is the same AK as last year and the year before
when you were all defending how great a player he was for the Jazz. If I said a
word about how bad AK played, you all freaked out.
Duke, while I agree that AK isn't getting it done for the money, I think your
over under needs to include all his numbers. He did manage 4 boards and 4
assists with 1 turnover. Combine those and I give him an over / under of 13 for
Is tonight's game on TV?
I hope Carlos Okur gets well soon.....
Duke yo idota. :)Jazz Nation stop bashing AK all the time. Yes he makes 17
mil and this is not your money . Hey Brewer was high flying guy too.
For all you haters,AK had a pretty decent game.AJ,so so again,Boozer was and is
better on O,better on the boards,and probably just as good on D. Millsap and
Jeff in at the same time are playing the same position and fighting for the same
rebounds,so both their numbers are down.It`ll help when Memo comes back and
we`ll have the 3 of them to split up most of the 4/5 minutes
Give Okur the rest of the season to get into game shape. He has always had back
problems. As long as he is ready to go in the playoffs the Jazz will be fine.
AK makes most of the rest of the Jazz better. It does not always
show in the stat sheet but the Jazz tend to have a better record when he is
healthy. He is not worth 17 mill but he is worth more than his critics claim.
As GH improves he will help on nights AK is struggling. That will
take more playing time. As long as he is viable by the playoffs the Jazz are in
good shape. The Jazz need quality depth and better outside shooting.
GH can give that with development. It will take all this year and maybe next.
The Jazz turn the D off and on just like the last 3 years but they
are somewhat better this year. Especially when they get serious about playing D.
I am not sure what causes the Jeckle Hyde syndrome but it probably
has something to do with the minutes played by the 7 best players. They tend to
rest during the game.
One more thing on AK,he`s probably the last option on O,and yet is still with
his diminished skills our best,by far defensive player,and it`s not even
close,Bell probably next.Enjoy AK while he`s here cause I can promise we`re
gonna miss him when he`s gone
Would you trade AK for TMac or Rip?
matbe rip but no way for t-mac
AK for T Prince , I would
I would trade AK for Ariza or Battier or probably Tony Allen + Xavier Henry and
a future pick instead...
Caron Butler out for year in Dallas; Mavs looking for replacement SF. Would you
send AK to Big D? For whom?
Interesting trade ideas,we are very deep at the 4,Memo(not a true center even
though he starts at 5)Jefferso,again more of a 4,Millsap and AK.Ariza,Tayshaun
are intersting.How about playing Fes alongside Memo and AK? Our "Euro"
front line,Elson,Jefferson and Millsap would be our other frontline,in either
case we need a 2 who can score