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Published: Thursday, Feb. 17 2011 12:52 a.m. MST

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Anonigma
Murray, UT

It's a mental problem.
The way to adjust it is to really push them to their limits.

I'm dissapointed with some of the comments from Tyrone, CJ, etc. They're getting too encouraged by their effort, not results.

sputterish
Rexburg, ID

"It's tough but it happens;" or "It is what it is." I'm getting tired of DWill's surly cliches summing up all that went wrong in a game. He usually throws in a "No excuses," too, heavily laced with semi-transparent excuses alluding to calls not going our way, or to missing and injured players. I wonder if he realizes how many winning seasons Jerry Sloan coached that had every bit as difficult spans with only 9 men--or fewer--dressing and healthy, and still managed to avoid losing 5 games in a row at home, or ever. I like all our players and wish them the best, but their so-called leader really needs to man up and start doing the little mundane things, on BOTH ends of the court to start winning. Their defense is miserable, and all the offensive effort in the world is not going to make what Jerry Sloan tried to get through his head less true today than it was for the last 20 years: Defense wins, Deron,and man, you better be the LAST person in a Jazz uniform to ever feel sorry for yourself.

GoodGuyGary
Houston, TX

How many of you already miss Jerry?

toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

Do not make a trade, do not change chemistry and do not guard 3 pointers;

well oh well

expect this to continue

josemb
navotas, philippines

3 games recently lost... what's sad is that those games could've been won with good offensive execution in the closing minutes of the game. (kinda like what sloan would demand from his players) last 2 minutes and all you see are botched up plays and hurried 3 point attempts. where have all the hard screens and hard cuts gone? millsap and jefferson were having good games against the warriors, and yet, all we saw were 3 point attempts by miles and williams in last minutes of the game. geez. i wanted to point out the awful defense but it's the new jazz; they don't believe in defense anymore!

p.s., anonigma i agree with you. Ty corbin and some players seem too content with the "effort" when it's winning that's more important. i used to sometimes think sloan was a bit too gloomy and hard to satisfy. but now i can't stand those rosy and optimistic platitudes that current coach and jazzmen now spew out everytime they lose.

josemb
navotas, philippines

sad day for jazz fans... 3 games recently lost... what's sad is that those games could've been won with good offensive execution in the closing minutes of the game. (kinda like what sloan would demand from his players) last 2 minutes and all you see are botched up plays and hurried 3 point attempts. where have all the hard screens and hard cuts gone? millsap and jefferson were having good games against the warriors, and yet, all we saw were 3 point attempts by miles and williams in last minutes of the game. geez. i wanted to point out the awful defense but it's the new jazz; they don't believe in defense anymore!

Bugoff
Houston, TX

The Jazz simply do not have enough talented experienced players to win right now.

Corbin has done an excellent job of adjusting the offense and running plays that bog down less. He only utilized the flex aspects of the offense for a few minutes.

The starters logged 40 minutes. That was out of necessity. IF you give Corbin a couple more decent players he will win.

You lose for reasons. It is basically cause and effect. This team is deficient in 3 point shooting and needs 1 more effective big.

They would then be rested enough to finish.

That would create a rotation among the 3 bigs and a shooting rotation among 4 wings (plus Hayward) who have some outside shooting ability when healthy.

The effort is there. The coaching is not bad. The resources needed are not there right now.

The Jazz are in the lux tax. They will kiss the year off and dump salary. Or they will add a shooter and try to make the play offs.

I like the offensive adjustments Corbin is making. He is a decent coach. Get a shooter and heal 2 players. The defense will improve with healthy players.

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Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

Bottom line, it's a lack of toughness. When the going gets tough in the 4th quarter, the Jazz panic and die. CJ, "I've never seen a shot I didn't like" Miles starts hucking up 3 pointers that don't go in. They get out of the offense and settle for outside shots and they just give up on defense. Look at how many lay ups they allowed Golden State to make in the 4th last night. No "go to guy" on offense. All in all, a pretty abysmal team.

Doctor J
Manti, UT

Coach Williams is 0-3 now.

Hugh G. Hater
SLC, UT

What do Jerry and DWill have in common?
They both quit on this team.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

Deron says " we have to figure out ways to win" too bad he ran off the coach who used to do that for them.

As players the team would have been happier to see him just play and let the coach do the coaching. Now it seems that coach Williams is having to do more than he is capable of.

Trading players may not help this group.

JFFR
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm a Sloan homer and I'll be the first to say we would have lost these games with Sloan.

@josemb- have you not watched the season? They haven't been executing down the stretch for months now. It's not Corbin's fault.

The main problem is the injuries, specifically DWill's wrist. We are getting about 60% of DWill right now. Props to him for playing hurt.

The other problem is that we don't have any three point shooters and we can't guard the paint or the three.

POD
Salt Lake City, UT

Fire O'Conner. He's to blame.

Bugoff
Houston, TX

I agree with JFFR. Corbin has the offense running reasonably well at about 100 points in the last 3 games.

Give him 2 more healthy players and time to practice some D adjustments and this should turn around.

I am not a CJ fan but GS packed the paint and dared Utah to shoot 3s a the end. There are NO set Jazz 3 point plays. Sometimes when CJ chucks it is because there are NO better options.

DWill is dinged. AJ, Millsap, Hayward and Watson are not 3 point shooters.

GS counted on CJ not being able to hit enough at the end having played 40 minutes.

This is not CJs fault. It is just smart Bball by GS and a lack of shooters by Utah.

I am normally critical of CJs shooting percentage. But sometimes he is forced to shoot.

groy
West Jordan, UT

D-Will is not an All-Star caliber player. All-Star's win games in the final minutes. The first couple of weeks of the season, D-Will played great. Since then, he's lost more games than he's won. To be an All Star, a player needs to keep on winning those games ALL season long.
Even with Sloan on the bench, the Jazz would've lost these games as the players aren't performing and executing the plays that are being called.

jcrotty25
Meridian, ID

The truth comes out .. .looks like dwill had asked to be traded ... and koc said no.. wow you are stupid koc.. dwill cant carry our team .. so what happens ..derron grew tired of sloans outdated tactics and his unwillingness to play younger players anlong with a laundry list of other complaints .. so sloan retires bc his top player wants out rather then play for him... All i can say is dwill is gone in 2012 anyway and if you trade him now you can get a kings randsom for him .. so make the dang trade koc ..ive listed before about 15 trades that would make us better right now and most of them could include a first round pick..what people dont relize is that if you look at all the top prospects comming into college,and college, and you look at the nba right now, the point guard is by far the most saturated position and thus by far the easiest to replace...

mdp
Bountiful, utah

Jazz thought Bell could replace Korvers shooting, Jefferson replace Boozers rebounding- they didn't. The age, injuries, and indifference have all taken their toll. All in all, defense is slightly better, offense a bit worse, and effort from the vets is way down.

WinSum
Rexburg, ID

Sloan is missed and DWill misses the point of a team?
"This is more games than 'I' have lost at home in more that two or three years." Is it really is all about an individual and not about a team?

Let's home the Jazz can find themselves quickly.

louisiana jazz man
Dubach, LA

to be fair . no doubt williams run sloan off but he is the jazz closer. right now he is not even 60 percent. it shows with all the turnovers and poor shooting. at least he is playing boz would be on the bench rather than mess his stats up. thats the only good thing i have to sy about him at this time

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

A few points on the Jazz:

1) Not D-Wills fault. Hurt his wrist in January and has been playing hurt ever since

2) O'Conner refuses to make a trade. If free agents won't come to Utah, what is O'Conner doing sittting on Kirilenko's $ 18M expiring contract? Send him somewhere and get a couple of players in return that are signed for the future.

3) Only team in the NBA without a consistent outside scoring threat

4) Hayward is a nice guy and probably a Boy Scout but is NOT the 9th pick of ANY draft.

5) Bench is awful. Jazz were playing 7 on 12 last night.

6) Sat behind O'Conner last night and saw him jump up about 10 times to yell at the refs. Not the refs problem. Look in the mirror KOC.

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