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Published: Sunday, April 10 2011 11:17 p.m. MDT

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redcliffs
Ivins, Utah

In the battle for draft positioning it comes down to this. The Jazz and Indiana both have 37 wins. The Pacers have played one more game and have 1 more loss than the Jazz. The Pacers last game is at Orlando so that is likely a loss for them. The Jazz need to lose their last 2 games in order to end with the same record as Indiana. I guess at that point it might become a coin flip to see which team would end up with the highest pick in the upcoming draft. Will it make a big difference in the end? I don't know but I would sure hate to see the Pacers end up drafting just in front of the Jazz and end up taking a player we want. Phoenix is also in the mix for ending up with the same record as the Jazz and Pacers but they have Minnesota at home so hopefully they will win that game and end up with a better record. So while I'm a huge Jazz fan, I'm hoping they drop these last 2 games since wins don't really mean anything at this point

redcliffs
Ivins, Utah

The previous post is regarding what would be our 2nd pick in the upcoming draft. Regardng the New Jersey pick we own, the Nets and Sacramento have the same record with 1 game remaining. Sacramento plays the Lakers and New Jersey plays the Bulls so they will probably both lose and end up with the same record. Although the Lakers have been tanking lately!! So in the race for the most ping pong balls it will be between New Jersey and Sacramento for that 5th or 6th spot.

redcliffs
Ivins, Utah

My research was a little rushed. Both Sacramento and New Jersey have 2 games left. In addition to my previous post, I also see that Sacramento does play Oklahoma at home and New Jersey has Charlotte at home. There is also an outside chance that Washington could end up with the same record as New Jersey and Sacramento. Washington has Boston at home and Cleveland on the road, If they win both games and Sacramento and New Jersey lose both games they will all end up with the same record.

WaitingForTheCubs
Herriman, UT

@redcliff - The Pacers are the playoff team so they arent in the lottery. Since they have the worst record for a playoff team they wil be the first playoff team to pick which is the 15th overall pick.

Sokol
Las Vegas, NM

I cannot believe what a historic collapse this is for the NBA. I do not understand why Miller, KOC and Corbin should not get most of the blame for this hoops mess.

I think the Nuggets illustrate to me the difference between their coaching, since they traded away their superstar, and created a better team. We traded away our superstar and we are much worse with most of the same players plus an influx of young talent...What is the difference? I think I will cheer for the Nuggets, a good coach and an unselfish team...Karl could show Corbin a thing or two...Its too bad we cannot bring in Van Gundy and have the Mailman show this core of power forward a thing or two. By keeping Malone out of the mix, we are making a big mistake...Malone has many tricks, moves, experience and the best work ethic in NBA history, bar none.

JazzFanMontana
Hamilton, MT

@Sokol

The biggest differences between the Jazz & Nuggets 2010-2011:

Nuggets have a much deeper bench and now have one of the deepest teams in the league since the trade. They have really good outside shooting and they kept their experienced core and added more talent to their team. George Karl is a good coach and always has been but you have to have a core group of players and have them healthy and they've had that.

Jazz have lacked depth off the bench and outside shooting all season. They are undersized at the 4 and 5 positions with Jefferson and Millsap playing together. It has taken Big Al a while to learn the system and Bell has never stepped up as a reliable contributor. The Jazz have had 20-30 Million in payroll on the bench a number of times this year due to injury and they have had to many changes in one year and too much youth to be successful. Now the Jazz are trying to figure out what they have so they can be ready for next year. Just give it a little time. The future is bright.

JazzFanMontana
Hamilton, MT

@Sokol

Next year, the Jazz will be a deep team. Possibly one of the deeper teams in the league if they play their cards right. Your lineup could look something like this.

Starters
C - Jefferson
PF - Favors / Millsap
SF - Kirilenko / Millsap
SG - Hayward
PG - Harris

Bench
C - Okur / Fez
PF - Millsap / Kirilenko / Evans
SF - Kirilenko / Millsap / Perry Jones
SG - CJ Miles / Bell
PG - Watson / Jimmer

A bench of Okur, Millsap, Perry Jones, CJ Miles and Watson or Jimmer could really do some damage. Now all we need to do is fix our defense and we are a playoff team next year and probably contending for a championship in 2-3 years.

This team would have the outside shooting, quality big men and a nice guard combination that could compete with the elite. We shall see how good coach Ty is in the next year or so. If he fails after next year, then call for his head but for right now, he is doing a decent job for what he has been given.

redcliffs
Ivins, Utah

We have to get back to a league leader in assists. That starts with the point guard but players like AK and Hayward can be big assets finding the open man with their passing skills. Next, we have to defend better. I don't know how difficlut it will be to turn this team into a more defensive minded group. It has to start with coaching but the players have to learn to help each other more. The Jazz have a nice core that they can build on this off season and if they can some how learn to play defense we can get back to the playoffs.

JFFR
Salt Lake City, UT

@Sokol and JazzFanMontana

The biggest difference between the Jazz and the Nuggets is that down the stretch the Jazz had about $35 million of players sitting on the bench due to injury.

That is the reason for the Jazz collapse.

JazzFanMontana
Hamilton, MT

@Sokol

Next year, the Jazz will be a deep team. Possibly one of the deeper teams in the league if they play their cards right. Your lineup could look something like this.

Starters
C - Jefferson
PF - Favors / Millsap
SF - Kirilenko / Millsap
SG - Hayward
PG - Harris

Bench
C - Okur / Fez
PF - Millsap / Kirilenko / Evans
SF - Kirilenko / Millsap / Perry Jones
SG - CJ Miles / Bell
PG - Watson / Jimmer

A bench of Okur, Millsap, Perry Jones, CJ Miles and Watson or Jimmer could really do some damage. Now all we need to do is fix our defense and we are a playoff team next year and probably contending for a championship in 2-3 years.

This team would have the outside shooting, quality big men and a nice guard combination that could compete with the elite. We shall see how good coach Ty is in the next year or so. If he fails after next year, then call for his head but for right now, he is doing a decent job for what he has been given.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@Sokol

you do know that Denver just gave away Melo and Billups right?...Ty Lawson posts good numbers in place of Billups so nothing was actually lost there...but they gained something in that position...and that was Raymond Felton...for the SF spot of Melo...they got two player...Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler...both are good forwards...they still have most of their starters...K-Mart and Nene and most of them arent injured...Now for the Jazz Trade...we essentially get three players one of which would be known upon the draft...the Two players active....Favors and Harris...Harris an injury prone PG...got injured...so what do we have left? None...AK Memo out...followed by bell...fes...i still think Harris isnt the solution at PG...but im sure...with a full line up...i think we could do some damage...give corbin the rest of next year...if he still flops...lets call for his dismissal...that simple...

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