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Published: Friday, April 8 2011 12:24 a.m. MDT

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Anonigma
Murray, UT

I've been pulling for the Jazz to get Kyle Irving this draft, but Harris showed his All Star self today. The best part about Harris is the fact that he actually played when he didn't have to. Work Ethic.

You look at alot of the players and they seemed to have given up, but this was a great sign tonight from Harris. If Harris learns to penetrate and kick out to an open.........Hayward? He could rack up his assists...the Jazz need another 3 point threat.

Indy05
Peoria, AZ

@Anonigma

I think that Harris is good but I can't see him changing his game at this point because this is who he's always been. His career average is 5 assists.

He made a lot of 3's today but had 7 TOs. I just don't think he has the vision of a top PG. He does have that killer instinct to take advantage of a scoring opportunity but he doesn't run the offense effectively.

Hopefully he'll learn the system better and run thing more efficiently next year - if he is still here. Who knows what KOC has planned.

Hellooo
Salt Lake City, UT

Great game Mr. Harris. Hope you can overcome the injury bug that seems to have plagued you over the pass three years. The Jazz need to send their training staff to Phoenix to see what they are doing to keep their players in the game. They must be doing something as Grant, Nash, Stolemeyer, even Shaq came back from injuries or got fewer injuries playing for the Suns. One thing is for certain the Jazz had less back injuries when Stockton got them to keep a quality Chiropractor on the staff, which they let go since John's retirement.
Given the Jazz over the pass several years have lost their best players to injury it is time to look at this part of the team for an upgrade.

Observation-ist
Ogden, UT

Last night was painful. On some posessions, the team looked like they knew what they were doing and they got some open looks. On other posessions, they'd make a pass then stand around waiting for that player to create something off the dribble. Sometimes that worked, most of the time it didn't.

Interior passing was sporatic, at best. With Al, Paul, and Derrick, this team should have a strong inside presence. One games doesn't make or break anything but I'm concerned about the Jazz inside game. It's be interesting to see the stats from the game to look for assists in the paint.

At this point, I'm as excited to watch New Jersey loose as I am the Jazz play. We have NJ's draft pick as well as our own. It's sad that the most exciting thing these days is to watch the younger Jazz players potential and the possibilities in the draft. Good luck, Coach Corbin. Here's to next year being terrific.

deno22
Rexburg, ID

Players looked like they gave up out there, only Harris and Favors played hard I thought. The execution offensively was horrendous, but at this point I don't really care that much. I just want the rookies to get better, Hayward missed some shots but got the free throw line. I would hate to be a guard on this team...all they get to do is pass it to an undersized PF and a C who holds the ball for 10 seconds before making a move. I think they need to use Hayward's ability to create shots for others a bit more but instead he just catches it and passes it into the post...he looked bored out there tonight.

PalmG
Glen Allen, VA

I believe in Devin Harris. At least for next season. lets focus on this draft and find our way to get harrison barnes if he goes to the draft. If he ends up going back to school, then derrick williams, and if we cant get him, perry jones.

Old Timer
the boonies, mexico

The thing about last night that was awful was watching veterans play so many minutes and players like Favos, Evans and Weaver watching like us. Why play the Vet's so many minutes when this season is lost? When are you going to get minutes for the young guys? Aren't we going to rely on the young ones to fill a need next year? Where will they get minutes this summer? This Sloan mentality is still here apparently. What does a win do for us now? I'm confused as to what your plan is Ty.

Anonigma
Murray, UT

@Indy

Yeah I think I might be getting too excited about 1 game, but there's potential there. You have to remember, he's been with an awful coached team the past 3-4 years and that he hasn't had time to develop chemistry.

What I saw last night was a solid shot, the ability to penetrate through defense at will, a killer cross over, and passing ability.
It's raw, it's there, it just needs to be coached.

The work ethic is the best part. It's pretty rare in this league nowadays to have that type of mentality.

In other words, I'm saying that Jazz should just get the best player available instead of filling the need for a pass first PG. Maybe next year, if things don't go well, use that great GS pick to get a PG.

BillM75
Salt Lake City, UT

Harris when healthy and motivated (he obv gave up in NJ, who can blame him) is prolly the 7th-9th best PG in the league and has a very reasonable contract. Watson is a fine backup, and Weaver & Hayward can hadle the ball. Buh-bye Ronnie P, love ya, but business is business.

If the Jazz do wind up with the top pick they should probably trade it to a team with a top five pick who's convinced Irving is the next Rose and is willing to overpay.

As great as Rose is, they have a lot more than him, and so did Isiah Thomas when he got his rings. How many playoff series has CP3 won again?

The Jazz need tall, athletic, hardnosed, great shooting young players that will bond with Favors/Hayward/Evans, not more PG drama.

josemb
navotas, philippines

some people still blame "sloan's mentality" for what ails this team. it's been 2 months since he was gone. it's corbin's team now. he's not doing a good job coaching. and the players don't want to run plays or give hard screens. no one is cutting hard also. the bigs don't defend. enough of sloan-blaming. he's gone. stop blaming him for what the jazz's stinky play and bad coaching is resulting into.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@Indy05

i agree with you...I really dont think harris is the key at PG...i'd trade him for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan...or someone who would be willing to move the ball and not look to score...

@josemb

the reason why they blame it to "sloan's mentality" its because corbin was one of his understudy...he was an apprentice...but corbin plays matchups...and would at least give him one full year to prove himself...they can always fire him at the end of next season...

I hope we could trade harris...for a team that needs a PG...the only team i could think of right now is the Lakers...probably minnesota...why not trade Bell and Harris...for the rights of Ricky Rubio or Flynn and Wesley Johnson...

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