Looking forward to seeing if Big Al can do a better job on Defense V Amar'e than
Loser EVER did....good test tonight, we need a decent start for a
change, & to play Jazz basketball....Just hope we don't start
jacking up trey's (yes, possibly you CJ) and trying to match run n gun
basketball with the Knicks. That's their way of play NOT ours!!!!!GO
Knicks has a lot of good talent on their team...Wilson Chandler...Danilo
Gallinari(injured)...Landry Fields...and its been a career season for Raymond
Felton...@CJ Miles...I agree with you...they should
start memo...i think he brings balance since he is more of a perimeter guy...it
would give Big Al or Millsap enough room to work on the paint...plus they get an
outside threat...who could lure a big body out of the paint...
Some Debbie Downers on this link, what's up with that? This team is
close, I think we are a shooting guard away from going from a good team to a
great team. Raja is not giving the starters any fire power and he is an average
defender at this point in his career. Having Memo coming back healthy will be a
huge boost in scoring and rebounding. I am a Jazz fan for life! I
know it is hard to get our hearts ripped out year in and year out come playoffs,
but we have it better then the majority of NBA fans. We have a winng system and
some good players we are so close yet so far.Keep working hard Jazz,
that includes KOC!GO JAZZ!!
I still would like to see Memo healthy and in the starting lineup with AJ.
Millsap off the bench. Last year the Jazz didn't have slow starts with Memo
starting with Millsap or Boozer.
Starting CJ might help in some instances in the first quarter,but I still think
that our two-guard position isn't to blame for much as of the slow starts as
some people think.A good part of the reason Mathews and other guards have such
good games against us is the fact that the Jazz are forced to double team inside
quite often (Aldredge,etc.) because we are so soft inside.Milsap is
undersized,Jefferson is relatively soft,and Kirilenko,well,we all know what that
story is.Let Kirilenko come off the Bench and play with Watson,CJ,Price so he
can run with the run-and-gun team where he's more effective.Fesenko needs to
play with Jefferson ,Milsap,and Williams so that his weak offense isn't such a
A big guy in the middle who can at least somewhat frequently block,
intimidate,AND REBOUND more shots in my opinion is needed by the Jazz if they
want to run more and get energy in their offense, especially in the first
quarter. Fast breaks and runs to the basket are started with opposing teams
being forced to take outside shots which results in long rebounds. Also a good
defender's blocked shots obviously contribute to fast breaks.Any time a team can
consistently take the ball inside against you and get buckets,or misses
resulting in short rebounds by either team,it's not good news for the team who
wants to run with the ball to the other end of the court since the opposing
defense has time to set up. Memo or Fess should be starting in my opinion. Fess
for intimidation or Memo for taking a big defender with him outside to
three-point land. The Jazz's perimeter defense right now is based on backing off
and letting opposing guards shoot away from outside undisturbed in exchange for
not letting them go to the basket because we have no defense inside.
Unfortunately the horrible Knicks team of the past which had more problems than
any NBA team was always the team that beat the Jazz.Marbury always torched
us at the lowest point of his career. It was always embarrasing and
frustrating when we played the Knicks.It is funny how much more optimistic
people are now that the Knicks are a different team even though they are
better.Amare Stoudamire has given the Jazz problems in the past. He
breezes right past the frontcourt and causes a lot of frustration.Watch
out!Hope for Milsap to have a huge game!
To: Jazz-NationUnfortunately the Jazz rarely if ever do any of the
things you suggest in your message. Another thing they don't do is come out
with an attitude and go to the rack, instead of their casting up ridiculous ill
advised jump shots. They never learn and never change. They don't have a
dominating presence down deep in the paint. They don't have a big time outlet
pass after a defensive rebound and get down the court. They don't have a two
guard that can knock down jump shots. When Watson is running the club at point
they seem to do better. Deron Williams has something on his mind, and I don't
know what it is; but it's not basketball related. He is stale at running the
club and is dominating the ball too much, which reflects in poorer play of the
other players on the floor with him. The bigs don't dunk with authority. The
list is endless. They players are not playing consistently with passion. CJ
Miles is hot and cold. Fesenko doesn't match up with many opposition players,
is not giving the team good play.GO JAZZ!
I am yelling like the guy in the Under Armor commercial! "YOU MUST PROTECT
THIS HOUSE"!!!!!This is our house, foul hard, set hard picks, dunk on some
heads, set the tone early. Make a statement!!LETS GO JAZZ!!!
The Knicks better be very careful and play AK and Bell very tight. They are
huge scoring threats.