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Published: Saturday, Jan. 22 2011 8:00 p.m. MST

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Eagle Mountain, UT

These guys have given up. What is going on? No heart, no effort and no motivation. I am glad there are a couple of good college teams in the state to follow. I give up on the Jazz. They are not even fun to watch anymore. I doubt they will make the playoffs this year.

Salt Lake City, UT

This reminds me of some fast food chain whose jingle is I'm Loving It!

bobby d
Beaver, UT

I agree with the angrykernel. What a mistake letting a shooting guard like Wes go. But he's gone. So now what. The problem the Jazz have had since inception is "no center". This year is no exception. When Memo is in the game the running game totally stops. AK runs 5 miles a night but goes nowhere. Trade AK and Memo for a real center, one that actually jumps! Elson can still be the backup but he needs more than 3 minutes per night. Do your job KOC and find a legit center. Also the Jazz front office must work together on player decisions. KOC obviously can't make them. Good ones anyway. Bynum would fit well here. DWill has no confidence in his teamates at this point. Price needs to be on the floor as well. You want to shake things up. Put Price & DWIll on the floor at the same time and run like crazy.

Richfield, UT

It's in the mind and Williams could use a sports psychologist right now. If you've monitored his comments over the course of the 4-game stretch it goes something like this: "We can't...nobody...everybody (in a negative way)...none, need to, have to..." and so forth.

In rationale recovery (from addiction science) and CBT (cognitive behavaioral therapy)--words represent what's going on inside emotionally. If we hear another person speak and pay attention to the specific words he uses--then we can surmise what is happening on the inside of that person.

So I ask: If Deron is truly within the top-3 point guards in the league, and if his dialogue is SO NEGATIVE and if he's considered to be the leader on this Jazz team--then with his dialogue he is leading them into NEGATIVE TERRITORY with his choice of words. Whatever happened with the inspiritaional leadership that goes like, "It's going to be okay. We are not losers we are winners. We can do this guys. Keep your heads up--I'm keeping mine up...?"

Where's positive leadership going to come from with the Jazz?

Doctor J
Manti, UT

if only cj were getting more shots.............

salt lake city, utah

The Jazz are lazy, disinterested and apathetic. End of story....

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

ID Jazz,not only would I have Korver back,but Brewer,Matthews and Maynor also.Bell and CJ are both worthless,Bell is a has-been,CJ is a never was been.I`ve said for weeks the 3 PF`s will only work against certain match-ups.We need Memo to pull a big out,then Millsap or AJ can go to work

Santa Monica, CA

Am I the only one who thinks it's a little odd that the toughest kid on this team gets NO minutes last night--when this team is clearly displaying a lack of toughness? What does Jerry want out of Ronnie Price? He plays EXACTLY the way that Jerry preaches basketball should be played. Not the most talented, but the biggest heart and that is what the Jazz need much more of. How many times this season have Ronnie and Earl Watson come in and cleaned up the mess the starters made simply by playing harder? I think Ronnie must rub Jerry the wrong way in some fashion. Well, I'm disgusted with this recent set of woes but I'm not a bandwagon fan and I'll continue to pull for these guys. These next two might be more painful than pulling teeth. Go Jazz..........

Nevada fan
Washoe Valley, NV

Check out "hoopshype" site. D Will is soooo outta here thats its not even funny. Can ya blame him?

Ivins, UT

Put the monkey on Fez and Hayward. I noted the two rookies feed of each other. Haywood seems to have a high basketball IQ and Fez can hang around the rim and dominate, having fun at the same time scoring. Fez needs to play, be tested, and then go from there. We need a big to help the program. Look at what Malone did feeding off of Stockton. Big Al may not be big enough, strong enough.

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

bgl,Ronnie Price plays hard but lots of times he`s out of control and tries to do too much,he needs to scale it back just a bit,play hard but within the system,just think if CJ had half of Ronnie`s heart and desire....

louisiana jazz man
Dubach, LA

they are playing like the dallas cowboys. who were i guess trying to get rid of the coach. soon as he was gone they played better.

Saint Louis, MO

These are all very good comments. My favorite player is "Fez". He could really be developed into a powerhouse. This is not happening. Why not? Kirilenko is my seond favorite. Last year, he was terrible. This year, he hs done everything asked of him. Last night, he had twelve off the bench. He doesn't even get the ball according to his shoot stats and has a high percentage. Okur is next on the list. His injuries have decimated him. It is obvious that his serious injury was caused by "shooting him with pain killers" and putting him on the floor. I saw pictures of his "Achilles tearing" Under normal circumstances, the stepping on another foot and twisting his ankle should not have been this severe. The Jazz are "heading south for the winter". The Lakers will finish them off and then the Spurs will "feast on the remains". Something has to be done and like "now". Semper Fi.

St. George, Utah

Why don't the Jazz try trading for Rip Hamilton? He seems like a guy that could really help the Jazz's offensive woes. He moves hard without the ball and cuts hard off of screens and can hit that 20 foot jumper consistently and he's for sale. He seems like a perfect fit in the Jazz's system. The only problem would be taking on his salary and who do we trade for him (although noone on our team is playing good, so we might as well trade ANYONE for him).

Lehi, UT

We need a shooting guard and a center. We have a center, but for some reason coach likes playing 3 forwards and a washed up shooting guard that doesnt shoot, rebound, drive or assist. As long as I can remember the Jazz have had a Big man in the middle altering shots and rebounding. I wonder why Fesenko doesnt get the starts and CJ Miles doesnt start at the 2? Bell is worthless. I am hoping for a REAL line up change, not that I dont like Air Gordan starting for AK, I just dont think that is the major problem, I think not having a center and a higher caliber 2 guard to help Deron is killing us!

Fajardo, PR

@Nevada fan. I checked the articles in question but I believe Williams was speaking solely in a hypothetical scenario. I'm still not convinced that Williams departure is imminent. I believe that management has quite a few options here and there to at least try to keep him happy.

Pleasant Grove, UT

The Jazz are playing basketball on one set of legs--DWIll. Stockton wouldn't have ever become the high caliber of player that he was without another great player to dish the ball to. The Jazz need to either upgrade their weak points at center & shooting guard; or find another blue-chip player to go with DWill. One All-Star isn't enough, that's why Boston, Dallas, San Antonio, Miami & the Lakers are the best teams in the league.

West Jordan, UT

Jazz right now, just don't play the game honestly--with any fire or enthusiasm.
Yet each makes [a] million[s] but can't 'motivate' themselves to play a GAME82 times?! And worse, they're feelin "sorry for themsel[ves]"? What?
Coach J-Slo has said he's "not a motivator". What CEO, manager, supervisor, or any corporate officer holding responsibility over people, a team, or work-group, absolves himself from being a 'motivator'!? When the Spurs lost a couple of games recently, Coach Poppovich was observed fiercely displaying some mental and emotional toughness, getting fired-up during timeouts. He got it into the heads of his players what he wanted (they were being out-rebounded). They responded and won.
Jazz of the past were notoriously tough. Have they lost their Jazz-tough veneer, and become cream-puffs? I don't know, but this much I do know, is that the ONLY ones who bring real mental toughness, and who man-it-up at the defensive side is Price, Millsap, D-Will (usually). Fez and Elson used to, but even Fez has lost his bullish-ness under the basket!
Simply, what the Jazz lack is "motivation"--away from 'coasting'.

Tokyo, Japan

Front Office needs to trade...for me...i dont think Hayward should start just yet...after being at the bottom of the rotation for awhile and then started...the kid still has shaky confidence...he deserve some minutes...but starting?...i think its too early...i think CJ Miles deserve a shot to start...i mean...what's the worse thing could happen? if he busts out early in the quarter...we could salvage him by putting on energy guys like price...Jazz needs to trade...inquire about Josh Childress Brandon Rush Austin Daye Reggie Williams Chris Douglas-Roberts...loads more talent out there that's not being used...

concerned jazz fan
Park City, UT

CJ Miles should start in place of Bell, AK must start instead of Hayward.. and last but not the least, please don't be too overconfident in winning games in comeback fashion, teams are now smarter, so it is going to be tougher to do that, set the tone as early as possible

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