Memo to CJ Miles:Fesenko is an imposter in the league. He has no
NBA skills. Quit pretending he has. It is not about desire; it's about lack of
ability. I truly believe Deron has made a paria out of himself, as in persona
nongrata, by participating in seeing that Jerry Sloan is gone. His trade value
has diminished considerably. Who wants someone who bellyaches, cries and moans
and gets dinged up all the time. This team is on the verge of folding the tent.
They might as well shut down Okur for the year. AK is histoie, as they say in
French. Take a look at the rest of the roster, and man for man the Jazz do not
stack up favorably with any of the contending teams. No defense against the
bigtime teams. The team is laughable...take a look at the faces of Kobe,
Labron, Wade, and the rest of the elite players when they play the Jazz. That
says it all.
To the DWill Bashers.You could always trade him to the Clips for
Barron Davis. That ought to fix all that ails the Jazz (tongue in cheek).NOW stop and think about that. That is just what you are likely to get
for running DWill out of town. I find myself agreeing more and more
with CJ. He is making a lot of sense. 27 mill buys a lot of talent.
If there were a decent Big available HOU would have already grabbed
him. Fes have veto power over any trade. He just has to get his head together
and make it with the Jazz. DWill has a bad leg and a bad shooting
wrist. That will fix. However, the Jazz offense need BOTH AJ and Millsap playing
well together at the same time.The Defense needs a major adjustment.
It was effective early in the year. It is rather poor now. Sloan had
a reputation for D but the Jazz have not been a decent D team for 5 or more
years. The best D they have played was in Nov of 2010.AK is the only
trad chip. What can you get in return (salary dump)?
Fes has the size to be a very productive center. The question is does Fes have
the desire to be a productive center? He is young and immature and could grow
into something over time. But he doesn't seem to care to be an NBA player.I hope it was Jerry that made him a bad player. If so, he should start
to show his true colors soon.CJ would be a more consistent scorer if
Jerry hadn't have turned him into a headcase with his lack of minutes. Corbin
gives CJ his minutes, CJ will step it up. He just needs his coach to stand
behind him and allow him to grow into a star for the Jazz. CJ has all the tools
to be an elite player in the West.I like AK for 8 million. Not 17
million. But if I were AK, I wouldn't waste my talents in Utah.AJ
needs to learn how to play with better players and pass the ball and re-post.
His decision making in the post is suspect at best.
I guess I am different. I think these players that make millions bouncing a ball
are the ones who should appreciate what they have. A chance to play
for the best fans in the NBA priceless !!!!
Miles: I agree that with money available we have options but I like AK and hope
they resign him for about half of what he is making.We do need some
outside shooting to support DWill and CJ (CJ needs to become consistent),
Hayward hopefully will step up.It would be nice to get a center with Fes's
size/bulk/length that could score but there isn't a closet full of those kind of
centers waiting to be snatched up. Fes doesn't look that good because he
rushes/hurries all his moves and shots. If he would calm down & slow down he
would be able to contribute.CCoaching could be a factor in whether or not
he develops. Sloan, IMO, was one of the reasons he didn't develop, plus Fes's
immaturity. I hope he is maturing and can start to contribute. I wouldn't care
if he contributed like Eaton used to, clog the middle, intimidate, block a few
shots and rebound.IMU we don't have a 1st rnd draft pick this year, so KOC
needs to make some trades/moves that can bring in some players to fill our
Fes is not the answer. The answer is finishing the year out and AK's 17 million
contract going with it. Next season, Memo will be in the last year of a 10
million dollar contract and will be trade bait.27 million will buy
you a lot of good to replace the bad. 10 million gets you a descent center. 10
million more gets you two descent shooters.
Another noteWe lost Brewer, Mathews,Korver and Boozer. All are doing
well in Chicago! And Mathews is a Stud in Portland! Give D-will a chance with
the new guys!I think the old crew is stonger? Maybe that added to both D-Will
and Sloan's frustration? I will however give the new crew a chance, when healthy
they may suprise us? GO JAZZ!!!!
People lay off DWill. You are all running him out town. Be appreciative of his
play-YES, he is one of the best. Can anyone find me a quote that said, "I
want to got o NY?" No you can't. I will continue to believe or hope that
DWill will want to stay if we ca pick up some talent to surround him. Be
patient as we have AK coming off the books.....you know what we could get for
17-18 mill?? I didn't even mention Memo. It seriously worries me that we have
so many fickle fans. Again, lay off DWill and hope/pray he stays aboard b/c we
WILL not find a better replacement anytime soon. Also, lets get over the Malone,
Stockton and Sloan era. WE cannot change the past and dwelling there is
pointless. Go JAZZ and DWill......@ scodyshootfight-- you serious? Who
wouldn't take a top 5 PG? You say he's not that good but in the top 5???? Very
confused buddy. Anyone would take a TOP 5 PG....think about it before you make
such a comment.
It has been a frustrating year for D-Will and Jazz fans. But with all this going
on and the Jazz in a "slump" they are still in the playoff picture.
They've been in a slump just like this and bounced back just fine. They'll be
fine and prob get a 5 or 6 seed. You all act like your world is over...it's
I would love to see the Jazz be able to trade Okur, but I don't see that as a
real possibility. I love AK when he is healthy, he isn't a good shooter but he
does so many other things well. I think we need to give Corbin a chance,
he will communicate better with the players, and hopefully they will respond, I
have seen good effort the last 2 games, defense is a problem though. We need
more size in the middle than AJ and Paul give us. They need to play Fes more.Ten more games and we should have a better idea of what's going on.
D-Will is that good!!! He will probably leave because of all the bad Sloan
press? The problem the Jazz have is they don't have enough outside shooters to
spread the floor, and we aren't very big. A healthy Memo would help a ton! I may
be wrong but wasnt Deron player of the month the first two? Also we as fans need
to move past Sloan, he wasn't going to coach forever! Cheer the
players that are there and give the new coach a chance! Jerry,John and Karl are
Losing Dwill would be the worst thing this team could do. He and CJ are the
only two legit players on this team along with Millsap off the bench.AJ is fine if the Jazz add another big. But AJ and Millsap together is a bad
news.Bell needs to come off the bench.With AK contract
gone and trading Memos expiring contract, the Jazz have plenty of room to add a
big and another shooter. But they need a legit center who can score and play
If Deron is going to go when his current contract expires, then he is going to
go. That will be his decision/right at that time. These "what if's"
are going to drive everybody (me included) crazy. We can't go back and change
anything that has already happened...regrets, yes, but that's it. All of this
negativity is not going to help anything. This Jazz team/coaching
staff/owners/etc. have their challenges cut out for them. If they lose the fans
as well, then what is the point? As long as the efforts are there (with some
wins thrown in), what more can be asked of them? They are not trying to lose, I
don't believe. Perhaps some moral support will help the situation. I don't
know.....Go Jazzboys in their remaining games! Just do your best,
and I will as well.
I think our cancer's were called Andrei Kirilenko and Carlos Boozer.
Newsflash...D-Will isn't that good! People right now shouldn't refer to him as
a superstar. He is maybe the 5th best PG in the league, and it is dumb to pay
PGs max dollars anyway. If you're gonna pay a PG max dollars, he had better be
in the top two. Combine this with his attitude and body language and bad
leadership skills, and I'm confused as to why "Jazz nation" wants him
to stick around. I have been watching for the past month and I just thought to
myself, "Dang, I have no confidence that any shot he takes is going to go
in." I still haven't gotten over throwing the ball at Hayward either.
NEWS FLASH: This team was in trouble before Sloan quit. Dont blame Deron
either.The Jazz know that they made a mistake with not matching
Mathews, not bringing Korver back, trading Brewer and Maynor for cap space. I think they have broke even with replacing Boozer.Not
having the talent in the back court has been a major problem all year long, Bell
is not the answer.
I have to admit, those who speak so negatively of Sloan and/or D-Will remind me
of what the nay-sayers did to the Denver Broncos a few years back. So many
Bronco naysayers now say they would have been better off with Shanahan.Lay off D-Will. He brings his best effort to each and every game. He has
done a great job running Sloan's offense, and not some strange derivation of
Sloan's offense. He is working hard at improving his defense. He is working
very hard to help his teammates work within the offense. He is helping his
teammates bring intensity and enjoyment to every game.
Thanks, media of Salt Lake and elsewhere. YOU drummed up the connection between
Deron William's argument with Jerry Sloan and Sloan's sudden resignation. Now
it's seen as the truth by JazzNation. Plus Deron is injured, is in a shooting
slump. Fans are ready to run him out of town on a rail! Just like they did
with Karl Malone when he wanted to leave his last year to pursue a championship.
Despite the 18 years of dedicated service he gave to the franchise. Now fans
are willing to get any hack player from a loser team in here just to get rid of
D-Will. It's pathetic. Utah fans do not deserve to have a professional team in
their state, if we're going to be a bunch of ingrates and fair weather
There is one area that I agree with Williams...Sloan's gruff persona, while it
may have worked for him. He was tired, uncommunicative, andnot as
enthused on the side line. I look to Popovich and how he spent time this summer
working with his players. I just do not think Sloan would have done that. I
wonder how many pizzas he shared with Williams or cappacino's. Maybe a different
approach might finally get the Jazz to the promised land.
I'm so sick of Utah fans raggin on D-Will. He's super competitive, plays hard,
at his best is one of the top 3 point guards in the league, and WINNING IS HIS
TOP PRIORITY!!!! Sure, he's slumping a little right now, give the guy a break.
Should we just start running every player out of town as soon as they hit a
little slump? Free agents won't ever want to come to Utah when they
see so called "fans" turning their backs on a guy who's given his all
to the franchise since he's been here. Wake up everybody.
Looks to me like the "writing's" on the...arm... er the wall here.
The Jazz need to get rid of Ill-Will, No-Will, Living-Will, whatever you
"Will" call him. I think his poor demeanor started about 2 1/2 years
ago, when he made the Olympic roster. Until then, his game had been improving
every year. He was more humble and he played with a lot of fire in his belly
because everyone doubted him. However, I firmly believe that that
summer of hanging around and being influenced by the likes of "Black
Mamba" and "King Traitor," etc., have tainted this kid. They
opened his eyes to a different path and he's chosen to go down it. If the Jazz
are not careful this franchise will end up just like Cleveland's; in the toilet.
The evidence is already there that it is heading that way. I think
that this kid is showing his true colors; slowly but surely, and if the Jazz
don't do something to address it, they will get burned just like the Cavs. I
hope that the Miller group, etc. and our fans will not be as naieve as they
Assists in an all-star game where absolutely no defense is played is a big deal?
I watched about 2 or 3 minutes of each half until I got so nauseated I had to
quit. What a sham these all star games are. Williams re-tweaks his wrist late in
the 4th quarter, and now his whinning will continue. I'm sick of this ink
splattered whinner, and now would be a super time to trade him to a real bottom
feeding team and not let him do the choosing. I agree with Tomo's comment but
would sweeten the pot to get the job done including C.J. and anyone else needed
to complete the deal. A.K. better be re-located within days or he is just
another loss without compensation in return, because he "is" headed to
the Nets through free agency if not traded! Get something done Kevin!
D-Will, you rock. Great performance. Hope to see many more in SLC in years to
Since D-illwill wants to go to the knicks, why don't we thwart his wishes (he
already got one wish) and send him and a #1 pick to the Pacers for Granger and
Collison. Bump illwill!!
Coach "I'll Decide" Williams Didn't use his plan A or plan B to light
up the classic. Wonder how come??? I thought he was the one who knew more
about winning than mere hall of famer's. Heck I guess since it was only an all
star game..."I'll Decided" decided not to be a showboat and save
himself for the remainder of the season.
I guess he should of been MVP huh?.... NOT!!!!
Deron would have had about 12 assists if his running mates would have finnished
some easy shots.........Go get um D-Will in the second half don't
give any of the nay sayers out there any more reasons to doubt you..........Put the Jazz on your back and carry them you are the man you have been
for the past 4 and 5 years so go get um........
If Williams wants to go to the Knicks, the Jazz should trade him for anybody
else on the Knicks' roster tomorrow.