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Utah Jazz lose, help Nets snap 6-game slide

No-shows again, Jazz fall to lowly Nets

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 22, 2011 4:30 a.m.

    to be honest...the only value fes has is he clogs the lane...and that's just about it...he is an awkward offensive player...on D...he tries his best...maybe next year for the jazz...im just going to enjoy the games from now on...and wont expect much...its good to see Hayward got some minutes against boston...and produced efficiently....

  • jcrotty25 Meridian, ID
    Jan. 21, 2011 8:14 p.m.

    keep s. gains bc hes cheaper then watson then add ryan gomes and hakim warrick instead of watson, bell, and Fez....dang.. that would have been special..we accually would have had nba caliber athletes. I gaurante we would gotton top 3 spot in the west playoffs..

  • jcrotty25 Meridian, ID
    Jan. 21, 2011 8:06 p.m.

    Keep W. mathews and add: The following is a list of players we could have targeted instead of raja bell and fesinko i would have taken any 2 of these players over bell and fez ... Dorell wright... reggie williams,... cris douglas roberts...derrick brown.....anthony marrow....cartier martin...shelden williams...brad miller...ryan gomes...darco milicic...hakim warrick...Just imagine adding a dorell wright and hakim warrick and keeping wes mathews.. wow... how much better would we be right now..

  • jcrotty25 Meridian, ID
    Jan. 21, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    As i sit here and watch the jazz boston game in discust bc i relize that we are horrible and wont go anywhere with this roster except barly into the playoffs thus resulting in no chance of getting a high draft pick.. who the flip are you ppl who think Fez is good .. he honestly is the worst 7 footer in the nba ... how can he have upside .. i dont think ppl born with no cordination are able to get it.. it must be KOC that gets on here under several different screen names to defend his laaaame players..

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 21, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    to CJ: send me proof, I have props for your boy. This is the team we have I am for what helps get the Jazz back to November and December when I might have given Sloan (then) Coach of the Year

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 21, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    If Matthews was so great last year, why is he still not in a Jazz uniform? Maybe because in the Jazz system he was just another number. The Jazz could have paid him if they thought he was worth the money in their system.

    Portland built their team around the 2. Just so happens the 2 is hurt and Matthews is getting the prime time minutes now.

    I know its hard to swallow but Matthews would be a an average player if he were in Utah. Jerry would have made sure of that. Same thing with CJ.

    And who knows, I might be related to CJ.........

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 21, 2011 12:11 p.m.

    Wes Matthews was too short,not enough upside,has already reached his potential....sound familiar? Wes had another nice game last night 28 points,oh and btw,he`s about the same size as Eric Gordon,who`s also having a nice year,who btw is about the same size as D-Will....

  • jcrotty25 Meridian, ID
    Jan. 21, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    @ C.J miles .. are you related to c miles or somthing .. ive lemented him ever since the draft when we chose him two picks b4 monte ellis .. turns out i was right to do so .. dang just thinking about that backcourt wiliams and ellis is scary.. but KOC doesnt draft athletes.. which brings me to my point .. cj is a decent shooter a streaky shooter .. i could find 50 guys not even in the nba who would be just as effective on our roster in his spot.. we dont have a good team so cj get more shots then he deserves and therfore puts up some points some nights when the game is meaningless..he does noooooothing else except make one hightlight pass every 5 games... no defense .. cant make difficult shots .. misses easy shots.. cant step up in big games and make winning plays.. wesly mathews did all of those things ...

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 21, 2011 10:38 a.m.

    CJ is one of the best 6th men in the League. What more to you want from the guy? Jerry does not run any plays for him. Jerry only runs pick and roll every time down the floor. It's amazing CJ can even score in Jerry's offense. Matthews couldn't even score in Jerry's offense last year. Now look at him in a system that likes shooters. When CJ leaves at the end of his contract, he will average over 20 points somewhere else guaranteed.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 21, 2011 10:16 a.m.

    Kakashi,Millsap has the right game to come off the bench,I don`t think it really matters to him,as long as he`s in during crunch time.As for Miles we spend way too much time talking about a soft,lazy player that`s nothing more than a backup role player,I still think he`s related to Darius Miles,they very similar

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 21, 2011 9:39 a.m.

    I agree with you Houdini...but i think...to abuse Millsap skills he needs to be the 6th man again...let memo start at the 5...since he usually plays perimeter...making the paint more open...and more work room for al jefferson...to be honest i was excepting decent production from bell...but...it never showed...we need deep scoring threats at the 2-3 spots...Hayward needs to develop....CJ needs consistency...that's all we need from CJ...be consistent...the only problem i have with CJ is its already been 5 years...he should've been a consistent player by now...

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 21, 2011 8:40 a.m.

    Miles,Millsaps numbers are down,not due to a lack of effort,due more to the fact some matchups don`t favor us starting 3 PF`s. That`s right AJ,AK and Millsap are all really 4`s.If CJ could learn to be consistent(which I really doubt at this point) we could start him at the 3,AK OR Millsap at the 4,Memo OR AJ at the 5.That way we would always have 2 good players coming off the bench.Millsap is a 20/10 guy if used right

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 21, 2011 2:30 a.m.

    Being O Connor will do as he always does NOTHING, I thought about this a lot Friday.

    This is what I would do but SLoan will not and I have reasons for each thought out move.

    Starting Guards DWIL and CJ

    Cj needs to start to get back on track. He is not a dope. He will not need 20 shots to miss 15, Let him get a rythmn because he has the ability to be a 2 guard that will provide the needed 15 ppg.

    Forwards Hayward and Jefferson

    Gordon needs 6 minutes to provide hustle and energy. He was making progress but regressed when Sloan put him to back burner.

    Center Okur

    He gets stiff and stale sitting so long on bench, gets a little sweat going in warmups-start him when he has a little pep get some boards to start and hit couple jumpers

    Bench Have Price and Watson at 2 to 3 minute mark at quarter until mid 2nd

    Millsap and Kirilenko come in 2nd quarter, Millie play for Hayward whole quarter and 4th if doing well.

    Fesenko for Okur 15 minutes 2 stints.

    Bell depending matchups occasional starts/Gordon and depending on experience need

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 21, 2011 2:18 a.m.

    Sorry Doug to disappoint a SLOANAHOLIC like I know you are. However, Jerry is at fault for not having the right lineups. O Connor is at fault for refusing to make moves. The Jazz just let someone like Peja for a bargain the rest of this season who in this offense could have solved 1/2 our problems. Okur looks like Freddie Gwynne in the middle even Herman Munster would be more intimidating than a flat footed 90 year old looking Okur. I think I would rather have Manny Mota of the Dodgers manning the middle. Fes has been sitting and wasting his career due to Sloan and his biases and mancrush for a worthless one Frankie Elson.

    The Jazz are going to get killed in Boston

    Holla if you hear me

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 20, 2011 11:50 p.m.

    @CJ Miles

    one more thing...read my first comment on this article again...i called the entire team...for not having the desire to win a basketball game...i only made the CJ Miles comment since everytime CJ has a bad game...you would comment he doesnt have enough minutes...or he only shoots the ball when there is little time left...lol...and you bit on it...lol...on my part...i give credit to whoever deserves it...on your part however...only CJ gets the credit...lol...you must have some huge man-crush on the dude...lol

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 20, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    @CJ Miles

    Not enough minutes? he played 27 minutes against the nets...lol...talking about bias...a few articles back...i called on AK's ineffectiveness...and the lack of a good solid SG...and all this time...you are spewing nothing but CJ...i am one for trading AK...i have said it in the past...i for one is in favor of putting millsap back to his place...as a 6th man...i have stated that before...on the other hand...if CJ Miles fails...you blame it on other players and the coach...but if another player fails...you call them on...heck i even gave CJ Miles credit where credit is due...lol...im laughing at you for even pointing that i was bias...if i am guilty for being bias..it would be on the development of Gordon Hayward...because he really has the IQ to be a very good player in this league...not an all-star...but a player...oh and by the way...CJ miles is not the cornerstone of the franchise...he will never be...sorry for breaking that news to ya...lol

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 20, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    Kakashi......Jerry didn't give CJ enough minutes for him to score the points necessary to win. I don't have any control over that. So yes, when CJ gets his minutes and points, the Jazz win.

    So are you saying Millsap played well? Are you saying that Memo has made the team better? Talk about being bias. You only care if CJ fails.......

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 20, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    @ CJ Miles...

    If CJ scored...he is the reason the jazz are winning...if he doesnt perform...its someone else's fault...wow...such bias and hypocrisy on your part...lol

  • allpurposeanimal salt lake, utah
    Jan. 20, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    Talent + execution = wins.
    If you have the talent but the offense is difficult to execute, you should expect a few losses because of the level of difficulty just to run the offense. Maybe it's time to take the difficulty handcuffs off the players and simplify. Then...
    Talent + execution = more wins.
    Sloan is a farmer, he should know that. Jerry's system is better suited for women because they have the ability to multi-task. Men are better off doing one thing at a time. For the most part.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 20, 2011 5:33 p.m.

    Anyone notice that since Memo started playing again, the Jazz have gone downhill?

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 20, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    Houdini are you kidding me? Millsap has been a no-show for the past month. Last night he forgot there was even a game. Take off the blinders.

    Sokol: Great Comment

    Duke5: Nope.....Not missing Boozer at all. This team is better without him.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 20, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    You could bring Phil Jackson in here and if the players don`t want to give it 110% it wouldn`t matter.2 very good players giving it their all(Williams and Millsap) and the rest giving 85-90% isn`t gonna get it done,and guys like Price play hard but not always in sync

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    Jan. 20, 2011 3:37 p.m.

    How did Popovich go from having washed up players to having an elite team? Does anyone see the difference between great coaches and Sloan?

  • duke5 vancouver, wa
    Jan. 20, 2011 3:27 p.m.

    Are any of you Boozer haters having second thoughts about loosing him?

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    Jan. 20, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    We are not even considered in the near elite...We have a proper center in Fesenko and the slow moving tractor, Okur. He reminds me of those hay wagons with a slow moving caution triangle. There is no leader, no impassioned Jazz man. They are just nice role players with a cranky robotic coach.

  • Jazzman72 Springville, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    The Jazz are who we thought they were. They're a good team, not an elite team. They'll win 50 games, make the playoffs, and be on summer vacation by the second round. Millsap is a great player for his size, but he will never be an elite power forward due to his lack of size against the elite power forwards. Jefferson has the potential to be an elite power forward if he learns the plays and gets in better shape. Their wing players are inconsistent. Maybe Hayward could be the answer as a wing. He needs more time. AK is about washed up. They should trade him for a good wing to compliment D-Will.

  • softshack89 Bountiful, Utah
    Jan. 20, 2011 1:53 p.m.

    The Jazz will bounce back. Go Jazz! They'll win tomorrow night in Boston.

  • jcrotty25 Meridian, ID
    Jan. 20, 2011 1:18 p.m.

    Well well well looks like our bad drafting and horrible personel desisions have cought up with us and we are having trouble beating more talented teams ... Dont all of you relize that these so called bad teams accually have more tallent then we do ..And they are rebuilding for heck sake lol... maybe they arent as pollished or as well coached as our players but they definately have more talent ... take the wizzards ..Andre Blatch .. more athletic taller bigger and more skilled then big Al..So what about d will ? well i give us a tiny edge there buuuut its close .. Jhon Wall and Kirk Hinrick vs watson and dwill ... dang on second thought thats quite a combo for the wizzards ... dang... okay lets look at center position .. wizzards are no slouches there Javale Mcgee lollol nearly made the dream team nuff said.. Nick young who is putting up huuuge numbers since arenas left town .. vs who raja bell .. not even close advantage wizzards ... shall i keep going .. al thorton, josh howard , yi jillian,trevor booker ,cartier martin... vs milsap, cj, kerilinko,price,..we arent a superior in tallent and thats a fact.. same cn b said for nets

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Jan. 20, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    This coach we have here won't even change his starting line-up when there is proof it's not working, what makes any of you think he would change any of his out dated offensive or defensive schemes? His responses are always the same. Nothing "ever" changes with this man as long as he can get along with the bosses and collect his 7mil a year and the fans keep buying tickets it will remain that way!

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 12:50 p.m.

    The hypocrisy is absolutely amazing.

    Nobody was complaining about Sloan and his sytem as the Jazz have been winning at a highe % than anyone expected with huge roster changes.

    Not a word.

    Now suddenly when the Jazz lose it is the coaches fault?

    Uh, the system and the coaches are the same and you can't have it both ways. The only thing that has changed is PLAYER PERFORMANCE. Sloan had essentially the same rotations and timeout patterns blah blay blah.

    CJ is turning into his old inconsistent self.

    Millsap has been and continues to be too short like I have always said he was. Other PF's score over him at will. Then when they can't defend the offense flounders and they hang their heads.

    The problems are player attitude, commitment and effort.

    We have the same system as just a few weeks ago when we were THE best in the league at defending the 3% and THE best defensive FG% in the 4th Quarter.

    The players are not playing hard and executing and it has nothing more than EFFORT stamped all over it.

    The players have to decide when they will have some pride and play.

  • SnipeHookyoFace Farmington, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    @Rick

    I hate to break it to you but Sloan IS THE ONE telling Williams to push the ball. Next time during the game, watch Sloan as he is always waving his arms to push it but Williams slowly responds. But in fairness to Williams he sees AK to his right and Bell to his left, I wouldn't want to push the ball either and not to mention that Jefferson CANT DUNK the ball! I agree that Sloan is slow at times making rotations but look at who the Jazz have. Besides Williams and Millsap, no other player on this team can create their own shot. I wish we could trade Okur/Bell for Rush/Granger and we'd be the best team in the West but it ain't happening. So, the Jazz need to focus on DEFENSE since they have no offense right now.

  • Rick Northport, NY
    Jan. 20, 2011 12:28 p.m.

    After losing to the WIZARDS & NETS back to back games and playing .500 ball the last month and a half, most press outlets in other cities would be talking about letting an over the hill coach retire to his farm in Ill...This team needs NEW leadership that has FIRE in their belly, not tums.....These players need a coach who will get in their face & get their attention...you do not get that from sloan & side kick Phil !!! Utah will never win a pklayoff series going forward with sloan at helm..Sloan is out-coached every nite by the better coaches in the NBA....Utah MUST START PUSHING THE BALL UP THE COURT EVERY SINGLE TIME & STOP RUNNING THAT 25 YEAR OLD SET WHICH MOST TEAMS HAVE FIGURED OUT BY NOW !!! If you can get an easy basket by pushing, take it ! There is no excuse for losing to these 2 pathetic teams from the east coast.With the talent Utah has, they should only be a couple of games behind the top spot in the West....

  • JazzyMan Meadow, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 12:27 p.m.

    I have said this maybe one thousand times ,but I'll say it again.Until the Jazz get a physical bruiser in the paint who can play offense,defense,or both,the Jazz will not be a top four team in the west. Milsap is a bruiser,but too small,Jefferson,Kirilenko,and Okur equal soft as good ole Charman tissue. Just a few Drafts ago,the Jazz had a chance to take Blair of San Antonio.I was a big fan of Blairs in college.The guy wasn't too tall,but he knew how to use that round body knocking peple out of the way to score and get rebounds. Right now Blair's a top knotch player with the Spurs. This is the kind of player the Jazz need minus one of their softies. Our backcourt isn't soft. Bell gives us good defense mixed with some good offensive nights. Ronnie Price and D-Will are bangers.Miles is somewhat of a banger but a better scorer than the rest of the guards.We have versatility in the back court.It's our soft front court that's killing us.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    Jan. 20, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    The Jazz are falling apart in January like always.

    I wonder if the sports reporters could ask if?:

    1.Williams wants out of Utah
    2.The players have tuned out Sloan for good.
    3.Kirilenko needs to go to bring in some new blood.

  • Tyler Ray Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 11:56 a.m.

    The Jazz have the talent at the Point guard, power forward and Center positions. It just comes down to heart and energy defensively. For some reason the Jazz seem to have run out of both.

  • SnipeHookyoFace Farmington, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    How about Williams steps up and is more vocal during the game!?! Bryant, James, and Garnett have no problem getting after guys, whereas, Williams is a little soft. This team is not an offensive threat like last year's team and Sloan needs to realize that the only way they win games is by getting stops on the defensive end. Don't force something that's not there, the jazz win as their defense picks up.

  • jazz_man Fajardo, PR
    Jan. 20, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    The ship is sinking.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 20, 2011 11:00 a.m.

    How about starting Watson,Williams,AK,Jefferson and either Memo or Fes? Bring Millsap,Bell and whoever else off the bench? I watched Dallas beat LA last night and even with a gimpy nowinski and missing Butler they never quit playing hard

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 20, 2011 10:45 a.m.

    Minnesota let Jefferson get away cause he could`nt co-exist with Love,it`s all clear now.Same is happening with Millsap.They are getting in each others way,sit Millsap,he`ll be fine coming off the bench.As far as Miles,he needs 35-40 minutes,and jacking up 20-30 shots ,yea right

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 20, 2011 10:30 a.m.

    Kakashi......So CJ is the reason the Jazz are losing? Give me a break. Where was Millsap last night?

    All teams go through this in a season. You all are freaking out. They might lose 2 0r 3 more before they figure out. That's the NBA. You can all whine but the Jazz will be fine.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    Todd harps on Sloan and I keep bringing up Jefferson, half the season is gone and he is still wondering how much more offense the team can throw at him.

    More often than not he is out of position, he does not have the killer instinct at games end to have the ball in his hands nor should Deron fell comfortable putting it there. He may need to ride the pine like he did when the Jazz beat Miami in order for the Jazz to win again.

    Sloan has the toughest call as he has to give time to JEfferson trying to get him to play team ball and Jazz offense, thus Fes who is a shot blocker but a one dimensional player gets the shaft on the bench. Fes can and will bring energy but he can't bring scoring.

    Jefferson can bring more scoring but he is out of synch so often it is painful to watch.

    I am not certain who will get traded but playing dreadful as the Jazz are spells new faces soon.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 9:31 a.m.

    Is Okur ready for the heavies. seems like our season is fading with his return to the floor.

    the picture says it all.....we have lost our speed and toughness. Why is the team so inconsistent?

    Knowing the players.....A seasoned coach like Sloan should have all the answers and take responsibility for poor play. Who is the team Psychologist?

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Jan. 20, 2011 9:24 a.m.

    DISGUSTING!

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    If only Jerry would center the offense around cj the Jazz and Jerry Sloan would be successful!

    cj is the best player on the team...that is why O'Connell dumped Brewer, Korver & Matthews...now we don't have a log-jam at the wings-too many good wings can really be a problem in the NBA!

    If Sloan wouyld only let cj have more shots it be be ok

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 8:46 a.m.

    @Houdini...If cj were getting more shots the jazz would win more games

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 20, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    Yep,those are my boys,win games they shouldn`t (Miami,Orlando,LA) and lose games we should win...Millsap`s numbers are down cause he and AJ are playing the same position,if you watch AJ usually will be right at the spot Paul likes,we need to sit one of them and start the other with Memo,as for the 2 spot dump Bell and Miles and bring Matthews back...

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    You can trade all the players you want but the results will always be the same under this system. Jerry has too many bias's and idosyncrisies to effectively coach in todays NBA.

    A few examples:

    1-Where was Fes last night when we were getting chewed up in the paint? Where has he been since 2 weeks prior to Memo's return? Before that he was the defensive center piece of a very successful 2nd unit that has since folded after he was confined to the doghouse.

    2- When asked after the game if he was finally ready to shake up the starting five Sloan replied, " Oh I don't know, maybe " When it is obvious after half the season that this group doesn't rebound, execute the offense or defend.

    3- He will not back away from his too small center and power forward approach and continues to get hammered in the paint with Big Al trying to play center instead of his natural position at PF.

    4- Then there's the calling a time out issue to stop a run. How many games have we lost because of that one.

    5- Won't defend the 3 pointer.

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 8:16 a.m.

    Until the front office realizes that the hole left by Mathews,Brewer and Korver did not get filled by Raja Bell, Cj Miles, this team will continue to have slow starts. Not having a shooting guard that can beat his guy off the dribble and defend better is killing us. Bell is not cutting it. It seemed like a good idea at the time to bring Raja Bell back, but now he is a major liability on offense and defense. Play Fes more, he alters shots. I think Deron needs some help in the back court, he needs a guy that can be much more effective than Bell. Time for the Millers, Sloan, Rigby, and KOC to sit down and figure out what moves to make to get better now and for the future. The Jazz have assets to make some moves, trade exceptions and expiring contracts. The time has come, the writing is on the wall. LETS GO JAZZ!!!!!

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 7:48 a.m.

    Memo is quite a defensive presence down in the paiNT!

  • Hugh G. Hater SLC, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 7:32 a.m.

    I can set my watch by Jerry's predictable rotations.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Jan. 20, 2011 5:06 a.m.

    Definition of Insanity?

    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

    It's time for a change Jerry.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 20, 2011 2:03 a.m.

    front office needs to make some player movement with the TPEs we've got...and try to find a glue that would make this team stick together...a true blue scoring SG...who is both an outside threat and a slasher...J Rich comes to mind...we could take Josh Childress away from Phoenix...he isnt a first or second option scorer...but i think he would fit well...

  • the Mailman Melbourne, Victoria
    Jan. 20, 2011 1:58 a.m.

    The play of the Jazz does not surprise me.
    What does is that some of you guys who should know better thought this season would be any different..

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 20, 2011 12:28 a.m.

    hmmm..where's CJ Miles?...the player is too inconsistent...i hate to say this but...im beginning to lose hope...and will just enjoy the entertainment the team will bring when playing...they are playing with no heart...no desire...you cant win a championship playing like that...im tired of the excuse of being not on the same page...if you gave it all...execution would be natural...if you dont...there would be mental lapses...if this continues...we would barely get to the playoffs...

  • cjm Layton, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 12:26 a.m.

    paying them millions to dribble a ball up and down a hardwood floor for 48 minutes when they dont play defense = bad idea. paying them 1-4 - 1/8 of that same amount only for them to "seem" and "act" fatiqued = much better idea. note to self; find out just who feeds the utah jazz players and what they are eating to be so dang lethargic

  • klepsydra Longmont, CO
    Jan. 20, 2011 12:19 a.m.

    I noticed missed cuts on the pick n' roll by AJ. You foul see the frustration on DWill's face.

    Our entire front line was in foul trouble, Elson, AJ, Milsap and how many minutes does Fesenko play?

  • CG Orem, UT
    Jan. 19, 2011 11:49 p.m.

    After a promising start to the season, the Jazz have fallen back into mediocrity. Everyone knew that the slow starts would eventually catch up to the Jazz.

    DWill's talk of some players not knowing the plays halfway through the season is troubling.

    Unless they turn things around, another 1st or 2nd round exit from the playoffs is a near certainty.

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 19, 2011 11:40 p.m.

    Why is Fes not playing more?

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 19, 2011 10:54 p.m.

    Watson is quick but not fast. Hardly. He is better as an energy guy, starting him will expose him more vs these starters and Earl is tough but not overly tall.

    That would not work him starting

  • Wombat1247 Mount Beauty, VIC
    Jan. 19, 2011 10:28 p.m.

    Sorry, but it's time to look at all options.
    Milsap - good but tooo small
    Memo - marshmellow
    AJ - needs to be more aggressive and play the 4 spot
    AK - nice trade bait - what would the nets give us!
    CJ - too inconsisient
    Bell - good back up
    Hayward, Evans & Fes - need more time & confidence
    DWill, Watson & Price - PG's good - would be better with more assistance from 2/3/4/5

    Starting Five (with what we have)
    Watson, DWill , AK, AJ & Memo

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    Jan. 19, 2011 10:16 p.m.

    uh

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    Jan. 19, 2011 10:04 p.m.

    They need a second leader on this team. It can't just be Deron....it should be Deron on Offense and then someone else on Defense.
    I'd say AK, but he's not playing defense the way he could. The problem is that there's no defensive specialist like Raja and AK used to be.

    They need someone like Mathews again...

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 19, 2011 10:00 p.m.

    Kris Humphries had a career night against the Jazz. Great is it not?

    Sloan is something else

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 19, 2011 9:59 p.m.

    The Jazz it is a comedy show. They all of a sudden start hustling and acted like wildmen with as usual "5 minutes to go!" thinking they can pull the game out like the old La T Birds and Ronnie Psycho Rains...

    Of course, Sloanie just allows Outlaw to cherry pick on the right and nailed shots all night. He would have scored even more as was open in the "prevent give up 3 d JER LOVES"

    Outlaw stood behind the line usually with 10 feet or more of cushion, Harpring mentioned it Farmer hits a 3 and of course seconds later does the same.

    The starting lineup is a joke. Not playing Fes over Elson and Okur is a bigger joke. Okur plays defense worse than Dudley Doright.

    Lopez had a field day, it was volleyball on the glass. No resistance was sickening and no challenge physically.

    Sad AK finally came to play tonight, to impress the Nets owner.

    DWIL tried to save the ship with the martyr awful body language of his, but too little too late as did nothing before the 4th quarter.

    CJ 2 bad games in a row MORE LIKE IT!!!

  • a anderson west valley city, ut
    Jan. 19, 2011 9:37 p.m.

    Just like the song build me up butter cup just to let me down.

  • Ak Fan Hamburg, GE
    Jan. 19, 2011 9:28 p.m.

    well wasn't good even AK tried hard. Rest of Jazz didn't follow him as usual.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Jan. 19, 2011 8:16 p.m.

    When you play at the level of the competition it becomes a bad habit and sooner or later you end up playing below the level of the competition.

    The slow starts and the excuses that it only matters how you finish have caught up with this team and this system.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Jan. 19, 2011 8:12 p.m.

    The Jazz mostly showed up except for Millsap. Defense will win games but not tonight as the defense was only played on the other side of the ball.

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 19, 2011 8:05 p.m.

    Great effort Jazz. Love the competive spirit for one quarter each game.

  • duke5 vancouver, wa
    Jan. 19, 2011 8:00 p.m.

    Its really sad the way our team plays. Is it time to start cheering for West High School?