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Published: Thursday, Jan. 6 2011 2:05 a.m. MST

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Wombat1247
Mount Beauty, VIC

3 point shooting & boards - massive disappointment tonight - trade for a better 2/3 and trade a big man 4/5 for what currently have. The only players not to trade DWill & Millsap - everyone else lets see what we can do to improve the team

toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

A despicable performance by the Jazz. Although Sloan has made strides this year with adjustments, lineup changes and rotations, his biggest bugaboos always occur.

Not guarding the 3 point line. Scott Layden talks a good game saying how the Jazz have to recognize the 3 point shooters yet the players do not. Nor do I think SLoan addresses it.

I understand Millsap was out. However, real good teams pitch in. They have but not tonight.

If the Jazz ever scout and watch game tape, such as last night, that I watch the team we play next, they get paid to do such things.

Anyone with intelligence would have known Johnson and Crawford have been hot and filling it up. So the Jazz give all kinds of cushion and leave corners unguarded. Only Gordon and Kirilenko tonight showed an effort to play D. Kirilenko was the lone bright spot, he played well shooting and defense.

I have said for people that understand the stat a PLus 10 for the season means you had a good season, That is Road wins-Home Losses. Now it is only Plus 4.

It does not get easier the next 2 games with 3 point threats.

toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

The Jazz are not going to win a title or even come close unless they scout teams in the East that might be willing to deal a longer, athletic big. Evans is not ready this year to be that guy. He has to become more diversified in his game.

Elson did nothing tonight. You need a #2 averaging 15 ppg and we do not have that. CJ Miles, as expected went back to garbage tonight

Jazz-Nation
Lehi, UT

Does anyone else think that the Jazz need to shake things up somewhere? Flat starts, no tempo, ugly games. The Jazz get whooped on there home floor, that just can not happen. Nobody fouling hard, setting picks, making statements. NO GRIT! Tired of watching this team get out hustled. This game was a joke! AK actually played okay in the loss, for once he was a bright spot in a terrible team effort. I was in my seat booing the product I paid good money to watch. I think we need a trade to shake things up. We need a shooter or two.

toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

Kevin O Connor was as creative as he will ever get this offseason. He will not pull any deals and I will bet the farm if I had one on it. Sloan is never going to be in my mind close to Jackson, Holtzman, Riley or many others level. He is a good not great coach. The fact is he will never defend the corner, Scott Layden talks about it, but I wonder if SLoan listens or ignores his advice.

A long athletic wing is needed and either that or a #3 about 6'7 to 6'9 long, will D up hard and score 15 points per game. In the past John Salmons was a type that would have helped in that area. I admit they are hard to find. However, this team is an enigma. They play well on road against good sides but gets offset by losing to these teams on the road. The Jazz have not even gone to San Antonio or the Lakers yet, or Boston or New York or Chicago.

After 36 games I still do not know the pulse or direction of a very talented team.

carpediem
Holladay, UT

There needs to be a new word in the dictionary called "Jazzsistency." It would mean inconsistent but relate to any sports team that's not playing to their full potential night in and night out.

Lone Peak High School Fan
Alpine, Utah

The Jazz need to wake up. they dont even look like they are enjoying playing. Its sad. And they need to learn that you can all of the sudden come back in the fourth. they have been lucky. But you cant get in those situations in the first place. They are not communicating or playing like a team. I dont know how we beat the Lakers or the Heat. They need to make some serious changes. I dont care what it is just do it and play like a team. No Defense in that game. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!! Millsap was hurt but that should motivate them to play better as a TEAM. come on jazz im getting sick of this selfish playing. Ur starting to lose ur fans. Meet as a team and work HARD.

Not So Fast
Salt Lake City, UT

Sit on this game for a while and you will have a chicken because the Jazz laid an egg. They seem to be doing that a lot right now. It is almost as if the intensity level from the first 15 or 20 games is gone. These horrible starts are now, IMHO, the sign of a team unlikely to be anything more than a first-round playoff exit.

Will fans get on Millsap for sitting out? They would have jumped on Boozer.

Ak Fan
Hamburg, GE

Al is too soft to be bigman cannot properly post up. Without Millsap it was hard for AK. He cannot guard opposing 5 players same time. Zone defense against hot shooters isn't smart idea.
And the end Deron runs this team he should be accountable. When AK was hot never feed him and Sloan taking him out.

Not So Fast
Salt Lake City, UT

Pretty good story about a game I didn't want to know the ugly details of. Kudos.

John Wicks
Salt Lake City, UT

What a waste of money for my tickets. Time for Watson to start and move D-Will to 2. Trade Memo and CJ and get someone who wants to and can play. This team has no heart and soul and badly needs a trade to shake things up. I for one am very disgusted with this present team.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

This same group set the league on its ear earlier. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water. No doubt they have been playing without big effort as a team. Perhaps some therapy?

Hugh G. Hater
SLC, UT

That game was a perfect storm of bad events.

I'm concerned about the slow starts, inconsistent play, and Jerry's reluctance to change things up.

The team needs player and rotation changes. Looking back at history we know that nothing will really happen.

There will be no league or conference title anytime soon. The Jazz just won't make the necessary moves. DWill will be gone in two years and then it's back to square one.

The wheel is wobbling . . .

cdb
salt lake, utah

Jazz only have one 100% percent mentally tough player . Championship teams have atleast 2 and sometimes 3. Jazz have 2 75% players and the rest are 50%ers or less. That means they are going to be a very inconsistent team all year. What we see is what we get. There are 2 other players that are 90%ers and when they come in it has been a huge spark. But they play in the shadow of d-will so it is hard to keep them on the floor. Maybe we should go to mambe-pambe land and see if we can get some self confidence for some of these jack-wagons. Jazz are a good team but far from being a great team on the mental side of things. I still enjoy watching and will all year long.

jazzfanzz
Farmington, UT

Went to the game last night. Yes, the Jazz played terribly, but Atlanta was just hot. I mean they just couldn't miss! You have to give them credit for doing a great job.

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

Add a Kobe,D-Wade even a Paul Pierce to this team,then we could at least contend for a title,I know it`s not gonna happen,but that`s how far we are away...

Jazz-Nation
Lehi, UT

ATL was hot? NO, they had wide open looks all night long, the Jazz rotation was terrible, perimeter defense is terrible, and the Jazz dont have a shooter outside of D-Will and our bigs are soft as Charmin. Our big guys need to foul hard, set hard picks and dunk on some heads to get the tempo going. MAKE A STATEMENT! No energy, focus, passion, hustle, grit, or fight in that team last night. I am worried about this team, mostly because we are so close yet so far. Being a Jazz fan has been hard come playoff time, I for one would like to see this team make a real run at a title. In order for that to happen, I think this team needs a wake up call or a shake up call.

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

Watching the game last night, the thing that stood out the most from the Jazz was the selfish play. Starting with Deron Williams on down through most of the team. Guys were taking it to the hole them selves missing layups leaving team mates wide open on the wings. This was a very ugly selfish played game from start to finish.

Are we ready to shake up the slow starting, starting lineup yet?

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

what exactly is a non-wrapping long line,?

full disclosure
Providence, UT

One of the problems you have is they are not getting enough production from Al Jefferson, even though there have been games were he has gone for 20+. I don't think he understands the offense and he is always trying to take the ball from the left (never from the right) side and settle fo a jump hook. I worry about his toughness and that he doesn't understand how to run the high screen-roll.
Without Millsap in the middle it was hard for them to open up anything inside.
Last night the Hawks were simply on fire and couldn't miss.
I also think, and when they brought him back i appauled the move, that Raja Bell looks like he isn't much of his former self. I like Raja but maybe time for a change at the 2 and bring Raja off the bench.
Bottom line the Jazz look discombobluated and those games they stole on the road earlier in the season, won't be happening so much the rest of the season. they better get there act together.

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