It's unlikley that we will beat OKC even at full fitness at the moment, so rest
Harris & Favors if they are sore, a good test for Fes & Evans against
Durrant, Ibaka & Perkins.1. Watson , 2. CJ, 3. AK, 4. Sap, 5. AJ
- 1st Unit1. Price, 2.Bell, 3.Hayward, 4. Evans 5. Fes - 2nd UnitAt some stage would like to - Watson, Hayward, Evans, AK & AJ work
together Westbrook & Maynor will be tough for Watson &
Price, I just hope they try hard and don't give in
Hey Wombat1247: It's not about trying. It's about the attrition that has
happened to the Jazz roster throughout the season. At their recent best when
they had Matthews, Boozer, Williams, Okur, et al they were bearly a playoff
team. Now with the most recent realignment/redistribution of the players around
the league, the Jazz have plummeted to their current position and are dropping
like a rock as one of the "bottom 14/lottery" teams. Take a look
around the league. It's not about trying or giving in it's about not having the
tools in the toolbox to get the job done. All you have to do is recall the
smirks on the faces of Melo and Amare in the New York debacle to realize how far
down the Jazz have plummeted. We can't continue to be in a state of denial here
can we? We can still be Jazz fans and hope they do as well as they can, but
please be real in our expectations. The roster has been creamed. Right now
becoming a playoff team is off the table. It's about staying alive and getting
to the end of the season.
I say forget about the season, theres no point going to the playoffs because if
we somehow do were gonna get swept by the Spurs aby an average of 40 points. So
what we need to do is look to the future, and our future is based on this draft.
KOC better not just pick "the best available player," because that
hasnt alwasy worked out. lets draft someone who fits our needs the greatest.
With the nets pick, I expect that the Jazz draft harrison barnes, and if not
him, then Derrick Williams. Harrison is compared to Kobe and Kevin Durant when
it comes to scoring, which is what the jazz need, so if we draft him, theres our
next franchise player. THen we use our pick, which will prolly be between 10-12,
to draft Jimmer, not because he goes to BYU, but he is also an option that we
can use purely for scoring, which again is something the jazz need. Were also
getting tomic this summer so he'll be a huge presence if he really does turn out
to be like pau gasol.
Get a new trainer. Please. The Jazz are an injury train wreck, and that isn't
coincidental, it is treatment.Pick a trainer that will use Dr. Craig
Buhler again. Stockton mentioned him in his Hall of Fame speech. That's a
pretty fair endorsement.
@Anonymous InfinityFunny you mention the New York Knicks and Anthony
and Stoudemire considering the free-fall those superstars are in right now. They
are 7-9 since the Marsh-Melo trade, not to hot. They have lost to awful teams
too, so I am pretty sure they aren't laughing at anyone right now. Just sayin
I've been following the Jazz for many years and have seldom seen them with more
inconsistancies than this year. We've been able to beat the best of the best
this year, and then a few weeks later lose to some of the very worst teams in
the NBA. There are a lot of fans scratching their heads. That we are now in one
of our worst funks in many years is not even arguable. One should remember
that the current troubles started well before the Darin Williams trade. In fact,
those troubles were the reason for the trade in the first place. It still seems
like a great trade for the Jazz. A bit more time will prove it... especially
with the extra 2 first round picks we will get. Favors is the real deal with
true high-level potential and Harris a recent all-star who compares favorably
with Williams. The Nets are still struggling with Williams.Before the
season started, it seemed that not being able to re-sign Matthews was going to
come back to bite us. Jefferson has made up for losing Boozer, but signing Bell
has not come even close to replacing Matthews.
Well the Jazz need to lose all the rest of their games and hope for a lottery
pick. It's not good the way they are playing like high school kids. So let's not
kid any one the Jazz are history for this year. Fire Corbin, hire Molone, and
stockton, and keep the rest of the crew. Start all over again. Remember Corbin,
has to go even tho you all made him a new contract. You need to stop steping
over dollars to pick up dimes. If you want your fans to stay alot of changes
need to be made. do it now so we can think about next year.
They are a mess...Kirilenko would be the glue and the veteran leadership, hes
been there since Stockton and Malone, but he just is not a leader.
Fire Corbin is good......Hire Malone is bad. He is not coaching material.
Stockton could be if he wanted to be involved again.Corbin is too
green to be able to work with young players. The Jazz need a coach who can
teach and motivate. A coach the players trust.
AI - I think you missed my point - The in west at the moment are not in the top
6 - if the Grizz started better they could be in 5th or 6th now - The Jazz If
fit and have the desire to win this Jazz team are capable of mixing it with most
teams on any given night, but any lapse means a loss. We beat the 76's who are
6th in the east and have been playing well. The West though is much tougher
between 4th & 12th - really not much defference - the difference is the
current teams in the playoffs have the good finshers when they need it - at the
moment the Jazz do not have this player.I as many that post here
believe the Jazz management have alot to answer for.They need to get
better support staff for Ty and make the right draft choices for our needs.
Stockton's never coached his daughter's Jr Jazz team but I'm sure were he hired
starting to night the Jazz would go 11-0 to make the playoffs and then win the
@PalmGim pretty sure Harrison Barnes is nowhere near Durant...or
Kobe...coz if he is...he would've been a lock at the top pick...which he
isnt...you might say...that kobe was drafted 13th by charlotte hornets when he
entered the draft...well...he entered the draft straight from HS...there wasnt
any hype on HS players back then...and its either you have been following him
since day one...or you dont...since most of the exposure at the time...went to
Allen Iverson and Marcus Camby...but i do agree that Harrison Barnes is an
offensive threat...and is a need by the Jazz...a scoring wing...but you cant
compare him to durant or kobe just yet...im still leaning towards grabing Jan
Vesely and Jonas Valanciunas or Enes Kanter...im not sure if Ante Tomic is like
pau gasol...Tomic has quick feet...can score either hand...but prefers to lay it
up than to slam it home...(he stands more than 7 feet tall)...on D...he isnt the
aggressive type who would go for blocks...he would just raise his hands up...and
pray that it misses...