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Published: Sunday, Feb. 6 2011 7:00 p.m. MST

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South Jordan, UT

Dwill will be gone in a few years, CJ, AK, Okur and Elson need to go! we need some "a list" players.

This Utah franchise needs to go up on the list, for year has been the same mediocre team, NOT GOOD OR BAD. just in the middle and we still paying for the tickets.

In regular life, if we don't work and meet job requirements we are out, for the Jazz they are not playing good, what about firing them! no money!

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Name a better player than CJ that the Jazz can sign for under 4 million?

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

The Jazz system works best when cutters are a-cuttin,it`s not designed for a ball-hoggin gloryhog like a colby...or a cj miles

Burley, ID

Psychologically, the Jazz are an interesting group. With them success breeds success, if they hit their first few inside shots that gives them the confidence to hit their outside shots.

So ... how do the Jazz fix their problems.

1. Push the ball up court.

2. The first 3 shots need to be taken in or near the paint.

3. Whenever a shot goes up someone needs to make a hard cut to the basket.

4. Screen, screen, screen for your teammates.

5. On offense move, move, move; don't just stand around and watch your teammate shoot.

6. The Jazz also need a consistent Dead Eyed shooter at the 3 point line.

The Jazz win far more games when CJ is hitting his outside shots but lose whenever he goes into a slump and disappears. When that happens, opposing teams know that all they have to do is clog the paint and they'll more than likely win the game.

This year, the Jazz are in real danger of not making the playoffs.

Saint Louis, MO

Right now, the Jazz are just not very good and other teams have figured it out. D-Will is very good but he is always running a "Chinese Fire Drill". You can't teach height and Fesenko has it. You coach him and see what you can do with him. You don't "ball him out" with every small mistake. If he can't hack it, then you "can" him. He is a "puppy" who needs a little patience. Kirilenko is "over the hill". Okur is "damaged goods". D-Will is "already packin'". So, what is left?

Sturgis, MS

Sloan will right the ship as far as losing more than half the games is concerned. Jazz will go to the playoffs.

Question is will he start using the Uki, quit this using Williams as a shooting guard, bench Miles until he starts playing consistently, go back to using 2 teams as he did early in the season, when all the talk about the second unit was going on?
This is required to win all the marbles.

delta, ut

we fans want to win but complained about boozer who is a great player. i know he was hurt alot. i don't think big al is the problem. we don't have the chemistry or something. we need shooters. lets see korver led the nba in 3 pt % last year. did we even try to keep him? i think we started down hill when we let brewer go. good defender good finisher, strong, young. we had some chemistry. then last year we imploded. it looked bright at the first of the year, now we could be headed to the lottery. its painful for me to watch

Lehi, UT

We need some help, we need some athletes, we need some defense, we need some rebounding, we need a lot of things to get over the hump. The Jazz have assets to make some moves, I hope they do, we NEED to improve this roster.

Tokyo, Japan

right now...the jazz is a mediocre team...they really need a C...and a SG...the pick and roll...seems to be gone with Al Jeff...Al Jeff is a typical back to the basket guy..who would rather have the ball thrown to him...than have rotations set him up for a clean jumper...ideally...on sloan's offensive rotations...the player that comes to mind that can abuse it...is Dirk...he has range...and could finish...though not much of a defender...but still whenever he touches the ball...he'll produce...ideally...the SG that best fits us...would be ray allen, manu ginobili or Rip Hamilton...guys that could go off the screen and shoot it...guys who make moving without the ball a trademark...i cant compare this team...to the team we had with stockton and malone...they are of different eras...but stockton never averaged 20 pts a game...they make up for it for strong defensive play...and good court vision...finding the open man to score...i respect sloan a lot...but its now time to change..not just the coach...a little over everywhere...

Layton, UT

What about 3 point shots. Someone mentioned having one player that can make them. The Jazz got Korver who was a mess. I haven't studied the losses, but I have the feeling that like OK, the Jazz lost on 3's. It showed on the reaction of our players when at least three OK players were hitting 3's the Jazz hung their heads. We need more than one who can get 40%+ 3's. THEN have Sloan let them shoot. Finally, the Jazz have a problem about getting paint on their shoes. When they play a game with only a dozen fouls, the problem is lack of paint.

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

CJ is shooting 41%,only Price is worse,even Hayward and Bell are higher.Here`s the thing,to get to that 41,CJ will shoot 2/11 one night then 6/9 the next.The 6/9 night proves he CAN shoot,but he isn`t willing to put in the extra effort and practice time to become consistent.Maybe he would do better for a Mike D`Antoni team or Hawks team.Don`t say it`s about screens...he misses tons of wide open looks

Tokyo, Japan

@The Great Houdini

i agree with you...Miles is a volume shooter in my opinion...he needs to jack up 20-30 shots a night just to score 20-25 pts...and i really think the guy doesnt put effort...i mean...5 years and he is still that mediocre?...its going to be a rough year this year...im thinking the Jazz would barely make the playoffs..im still hoping for a miracle trade...it would be a waste if they dont use the TPEs...

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Houdini.....When CJ is on the floor with Watson, Hayward,Fes and Price who do you want shooting the ball? Shooters need to get in a rhythem. Try doing that in Jerry's system or with AJ being a black hole. You forget, Malone and Boozer were good passers. Jefferson terrible passer.

You are correct that CJ would shoot the ball much better on a running team instead of a half court offense.

He may get wide open looks but that does not mean he is getting the ball in some kind of flow.

Once again....For under 4 million, who is better that the Jazz can sign?

Meridian, ID

we need to go get omri caspi , garcia and thompson from the kings .. give them anything they want besides our big three...

Meridian, ID

Koc why dont you start bringing in some 10 days .. come on show us you have some gm skilzzz my man... i can turn the jazz around in 3 years worth of draft picks and FA signings...free advice .. look at the team we dont have a heigh/size/athleticism advantage at any position ever... other than jermey evans .. who you will overpay in FA bc due to the fact that he is the only true athlete on the team and is able to overachieve and appear to be a better player then he truly is due to the lack of any other athletic player on the team.. he is a difference maker and he's not even very good (get it) .. so just immagine what a skilled player with his athleticism could do for us...why havent you been aquireing more players of that type for the last 10 years .. then maybe some of them would be polished by now .. and not just a 1 trick pony like evans..post/spin off man/catch oop...

Meridian, ID

i love ya cj .. you take too much crudd from jazz fans... they act like you make 9 million per year.. and expect you to carry our team.. no player making under 4 milion is expected to carry their team... i agree CJ MILES for the money he is a good player to have ... i have noticed that he seems to play better depending on who the other 4 on the court are.. i think he just is one of those guys who needs the other 4 guys to know what they are doing and be involved in running an offense..he playes better when he is playing with better players ... potentially a truly great role player who makes the other team pay when you forget about him and he gets hot... just not a number 1 or 2 option...and not a really dynamic player either...just solid..so stop blaming him for all our problems jazz fans.. its not his fault koc cant build a team..

Arlington, VA

@ i-am-i.... You're going to keep hearing about Big Al needing to learn the system because HE DOES need to learn the system. Sure, he's a professional athlete, but in numerous interviews, I've heard players and coaches say that he just isn't that intelligent. Have you seen him in an interview??? He's like our generations Moses Malone. I don't mean any of this as a knock on him, but rather as a reason to give him a bit of time to develop in the system. He's got a ton of talent. He can score and rebound, as he showed for years in Minnesota and as he's showed us in spurts here. Whether he's worth the wait, I don't know, but that is the reason people keep saying he needs to learn the system, for what it's worth.

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