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Published: Saturday, Jan. 8 2011 12:26 a.m. MST

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toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

I in a sense am glad will miss the game tomorrow night, maybe they will win not paying attention. Similarly to the Jazz efforts tonight.

Sloan and his stubborness to stick with his same beliefs and biases are killing the Jazz, he is to most of you a hero. To me anything but.

It is time to call out people, unpopular or not. DWIL is a leader when things go well. The scowl, the look of disbelief and the negative body language and attitude is not a TRUE leader. A leader leads, inspires, encourages, kicks butt when he has to. Not once did I see this tonight.

Raja Bell kills the Jazz as a non threat at the #2 position where his experience and knowledge would be better served off the bench and to preserve his health.

Fesenko has the best plus minus tonight and played 10 minutes. Jefferson is afraid to go strong to the basket. I am beginning to think he should lose 10 lbs.

Watson came to play and usually does as does ROn, Millie does but he is so small.

Memphis had no resistance to anything offensively,

we will likely be in 2nd place tomorrow night

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

Well, D Will has not adjusted to playing without the offensive rythum he had with Carlos Boozer. It's time to get off the Booze and on with the Jeff, and the Milsap.

Hayward deserves more minutes as he is a much better ballhandler, especially in traffic than A K. Hayward can handle and takes care of the basketball. He can hit his shots as good or better than the White Russian lately too. Go with this kid.

At this point, go with the guys who want to play. I would let Ronnie Price play the two until someone else steps up and consistantly plays better. Lol Jazz and Fans.

toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

I do not hear people now calling Kevin a genius for his off season moves. I think 2 things were mistakes, not signing Wes last season and Kyle this off season.

Watson and Jefferson would have been the smart moves because Boozer had to go.

If we had that roster, we would be challenging more. The fact is the Jazz play no defense so they have to outscore people and we so not have the weapons especially with Okur out.

I am beginning to agree Paul is best as 6th man although he will not like it.

I do not know if CJ was hurt, I am sure Jody will explain in his report.

If he was not, SLoan sending a message of 9 minutes playing time is not conducive to Jazz success, nor will it make better.

The Jazz need to go with DWIL and CJ back court, Jefferson, Kirilenko and Okur when healthy. The bench of Fes, Raja, Watson, Ronnie and Paul. Gordon and Elson depending on matchups.

As Vince Mcmahon says on TV "it is time to shake things up around here"

If CJ is not going to play then trade him for Mcgee or mobile big

toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

Tomorrow EXPECT a 3 POINT spectacle by the Houston Rockets, messers Battier, Budinger, Brooks and friends

duke5
vancouver, wa

How do we ever expect to have a great team when we have two starters (Bell & AK) who can't score. It doesn't matter if they are great guys or not, we need scoring from every position. WHEN IS THE TRADE DEADLINE?

toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

Not soon enough Duke 5, maybe we need to end the CJ 20 year trial period and get some value and jettison him anywhere out of here

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

At this point in his 5 year development period, I hate to say it as one of his strongest supporters, but CJ Miles looks like a total bust. Sorry CJ Miles of Dallas Texas but our boy is not manning up to all of the development periods and excuses of why he should make it on this team let alone in the NBA. Selfishness does not cut it when you are trying to win games.

AltaHawkFan
Sandy, UT

Sure glad we signed Bell and kept Miles and Kirilenko at the expense of letting Portland steal Mathews from us. I would hate having Matthews score 36 pts for us tonight instead of Bell's 4 pts and Miles' 0 pts. Way to go O'Conner !

Ak Fan
Hamburg, GE

Dwill singlehandedly lost game. And Sloan didn't help much. JAzz doesn't have any offensive rhythm due to Deron's erratic play. Other players didnot involved game running empty back and forward .Just not good basketball.

cactusflats
American Fork, UT

Panic button -> CLICK HERE

Doctor J
Manti, UT

I see more of us are finally seeing cj's value to a winning team.

Last year I could see way back in the fall that Matthews was an NBA regular rotation player.

To watch cj the last 6 years has been very disheartening...very sad...lots of God given talent and ability...very low level of work ethic and discipline...emotionally and mentally there is very little toughness or strength.

I DO NOT BELIEVE IN this cj...I HAVE NEVER BELIEVED IN cj

WES MATTHEWS IS A STUD!

nothegame
Saratoga Springs, UT

Todd your first point was great. D-Will suck it up and lead this team. I'M now wondering if D-Will is the problem. I wonder if the other players even like that guy. He is so negitive with his actions on the court. Why can't D-Will push the ball like Earl Watson does when he is in there.

Doctor J
Manti, UT

Jazz look better with Watson on the floor......D will is great but he is a mini monster with his attitude...that can be a positive and a minus at times

No Watson is not an allstar...he is very effective on the floor though.

Mentally...D Will is still progressing...I hope

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

Maybe we should shake things up a bit.Play well ,as Watson did last night and you earn a start,that`s right, move Williams to the sg,he can`t do any worse than Raja or CJ,and that`ll take the ball out of his ever-dribbling hands ....gotta do somthing

utahjazzcrazy
Layton, UT

I have to think this is turning into a chemistry problem.

Daron's oncourt frustration is palpable and his performance has started to deteriorate because of it. I'm tired of the slowly stomping the ball up the court. It was obvious the Jazz were doing nothing but going through the motions in Memphis evident in the amount of turnovers.

CJ Miles has been dreadful coming back from the illness. These last two games he's done nothing but take selfish shots or turn the ball over carelessly. I'd imagine he's realized the starters would be better with him in the lineup and he's not playing with passion with the second unit.

It's time to move AK and his stupid contract. The last few weeks I've seen enough from Hayward to believe we can live without his reckless and erratic play. He's been great but i think moving him would be addition by subtraction.

Jerry and Kevin need to do something before the wheels come off completely.

Old Timer
the boonies, mexico

I am as stated an old timer, retired now for several years and therefore have witnessed this Jazz teams move from N.O. to SLC and all years of play since. There is a couple of things that you young-uns probaly don't realize that I do along with many other old timers. Regarding Jerry Sloan and his great respect here in Utah there are many negatives about his coaching that are a matter of record.
#1- Jerry Sloan coached teams have always been in the top 25% in the league for turnovers per game.
#2- Sloan coached teams have always been one of the worst 3 point defenders in the league.
#3- Sloan coached teams have always been a poor defensive team.
#4- Sloan coached teams have never been a good rebounding team.
#5- Sloan coached teams have always been "very" predictable.
Now these are figures that any of you pro Sloan fans can look up because they are a matter of record year after year. And they were also present during the Stockton-Malone years. And the answer is?

Doctor J
Manti, UT

Last year everyone was complaining about having too many shooting gaurds/wings....Matthews was better than all but maybe 3 players on this entire Jazz roster...Korver was better than cj...Brewer was better than cj (Defense & Dunks)...now in a few weeks/months Harwood will likely be better than cj and he is weak & Skinny(mentally & emotionally more prepared though)...How long is O'Connel going to wait to see if cj develops into an NBA player?

We have seen enough of this...cj!

cdb
salt lake, utah

Every year this team goes through times were they look like they can't win and times were they look like they can't loose. And the rest of the time they win 5 out of 8 games. This year is going to be the same. Every year its the same thing. When they can't win for a time, everyone panics and we need to trade everyone. When they can't lose for a time everyone thinks we are going to win a championship if we just had one more player. " It is what it is ". This team is a 50-55 wins a season team. All we can do is hope to make the playoffs and hope thats when they are playing at a level when they can't lose. Why all the fuss!! You guys don't know your team. It would be nice to have that one guy to get us 10 more wins,but he is on another team and they want to keep him. Maybe we could clone him. Or maybe we could develope our own. The talent is there.Its just up to them. Thats the way it is,period.

bgl
Santa Monica, CA

Old Timer--you are proof positive that being around a long time doesn't necessarily make one smarter. I've been around the same amount of time and I can top your 1-5 without breaking a sweat.

#1. Jerry Sloan is in the Hall of Fame
#2. About a thousand coaches have been hired and fired since Jerry Sloan's tenure at Utah began.
#3. Jerry Sloan's teams always win.
#4. Fair weather fans always hide when the Jazz are winning and start creeping out of their little holes when things are going tough (in the Marines they told us that these are the kind of guys that get their fellow Marines killed).
#5. And this is important--so pay attention. Ahem---He's Jerry Sloan and you ain't.

JFFR
Salt Lake City, UT

@todd and nothegame

I can't believe how foolish Jazz fans are. You are calling out DWill? YOU? What have you ever done in your life? You aren't worthy to pic up his sweat towel (I was gonna say lace his shoes, but that would be a little much)

Do you remember last year at all? Last year Jazz fans started to suggest that they start Eric Maynor over DWill. Calling out DWill is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. He is going to have bad night and maybe even bad weeks, but he's still one of the best point guards in the game.

EVERY YEAR THE JAZZ HAVE ROUGH STRETCHES! And it usually happens end of December and beginning of January. Do you remember the Jazz before they picked up Kyle Korver? Do you remember the Jazz before Gaines hit the three pointer? The Jazz are going to pick up steam in February and March, they'll fall apart again in April right before the playoffs. You can just hope the Jazz have a hot streak during the playoffs. But with the Spurs and Lakers being as good as they are, it wont matter.

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