Don't get it over your head, Miles. It was only 1 game.Big Al has
had like 6-7 30 point games and still keeps his head down. Sure it's not 40, but
he double/tripled CJ on those game in Rebounds and Blocks. That's respectable
If CJ can keep up that percentage (we don't always need 40 points from him, just
a decent percentage) he will turn the Jazz into a contender. I fear
that his next game will be filled with fade-away 3 pointers clanging off the
front of the rim. CJ has a way of doing that when he gets too confident. Props to Corbin for changing things up. It needed to happen, and I
prefer Bell sit the bench for the rest of the season.
CJ just needs to take 20 shots a game and the Jazz will be fine. Well, that a
start the rest of the year too.
Now let's all be honest on here................CJ is going to play
terrible next game. It's a given. If he scores over 20, I will fall off my
couch. He is too immature to have a good game.
I have been hoping for years that CJ would live up to the potential I can see in
him but he has been soooo inconsistent that it has been hard to stay positive
all the time. I still feel he can be exactly what the Jazz need and be the guy
the team can go to to get a shot or create for his teammates. That said, he has
to show he is learning and figuring things out and prove he can be consistent.
If he can do what Corbin was talking about and not take possessions off, he will
be fine and continue to improve. The rest of this season could be a big learning
and maturation period for CJ.
@anonigma- how about a pat on the back? Do you have any idea how many people
have scored 40 points while wearing a Jazz jersey? I bet its fewer than 10
(probably more like 6 or 7.) Not bad for a 23 year old kid. Coach
Corbin even praised his defense, not a bad game. Why don't you give credit
where credit is due? George Karl has said that he crignes when JR
Smith catches fire, because he knows it means he'll keep hoisting up shots the
next game. And I'll admit I've compared CJ to JR before, but I don't think its
the case. CJ's had a hard year and I think he's learning from it. He's taking
the ball to the hoop more, he's improved his defense. He's been streaky as heck
and it's been frustrating, but I for one am real excited about his future. I'm
glad we'll have him back next year.Favors-19Hayward-20Miles-24Millsap-26Jefferson-26Harris-28If you
keep that core around for 5 years, it's a pretty good team.
JFFR: Good points about CJ, too many want to rag on him and won't give him
credit even when he plays well, which is happening more often.The core of
players does look good and add two lottery picks and it should look even better.
KOC is doing OK.
i told my buddy that cj miles scored forty and he said it's not every day
someone you never hear about scores 40 points. i'm still pretty excited about
his game but i even told my buddy that watching his game was a revelation, for
the pros and greats, every time they lace em up they step out into what will be
a revelation that night, that's the way it goes,my new name for cj is the
rainmaker,it is raining and pouring in sf,make it rain cj, don't let
us down with a bad game,he has to have three in a row,, thatis a starting
The good thing about CJ is if he finds a way to stay on the court, if he makes
good use of this opportunity he has now--he's a pretty cheap solution to a
glaring problem for the Jazz. They need a good shooting guard, they need
someone who can average 18+ points a game, and they need someone who can
rebound, pass and create shots. Miles is certainly capable of all of those
things. He could also give the Jazz a few more good years while they develop
younger players. Maybe then the Jazz could spend their draft picks on a small
forward and a center this year.
After next season, CJ will cost the Jazz 10 million if they want to keep him....
@JFFRThere Have Been More Than 6 or 7 players to score 40 with the jazzDeron WilliamsCarlos BoozerC.J. MilesMemhet OkurPaul
MillsapKarl MalonePete MaravichAdrian DantleyThurl
BaileyDarrell GriffithAnd Probably A Few Others That I Can't Think
UJ.....Looks like CJ is in very good company.........
@JFFRNo love for Evans?My pat on the back is saved for
Jefferson. I hated his style of black hole offense when this season started, but
his latest efforts have been beastly and he's converted me. He's the 8th best
blocker in the NBA...when was the last time the Jazz had that? Jazz are 5th best
blocking overall because of him. His attitude is most impressive.Also to Gordon Hayward. The kid started out the season and I thought he would
bust, but I'm very impressed at the type of player he is, how strong he's
gotten, effort, defense, and his shooting. Overall, his work ethic and attitude.
I'm not really sure what hayward can do yet but corbin has to be pleased with
his hustle, gordon is fearless in the face of competition. i can see why the
jazz drafted him based on his character qualities he'll be around for a long
time, if he works on his outside shot then he'll be one of the pieces the jazz
use to build back into contention, he's got a nice frame and decent athletic
ability but because of his tennis background you have to assume his hand eye
coordination is excellent and that shows up in his passing and steals, he looks
like a boyscout but if you don't watch him he will pick your pocket in a quick
cj has one decent game in 6 years and he can`t sleep,maybe he needs to go down
to the basement with mommy
@Anonigma- I agree with you 100%. I was not sold on Big Al, but the last month
and a half he has been fantastic. He's shown a lot of heart and I've loved
watching him play. He's improved a ton.I was sick of watching CJ
Miles hoist up three after three, but I think he's actually settled down a bit
and started taking it to the hole more. As for Evans- I'm not sold
that he's gonna make it. I haven't seen him play much, so maybe I'm wrong. I
love having him for under a million, but I don't now if he's worth keeping
around.@UJ47- thanks for the list!