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Published: Monday, April 11 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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B Russ
Ephraim, UT

Excellent game for "all" the Jazz players and coaches here tonight. What a great way to go out "like a bear"!

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

CJ disappoints again by having a great game. 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Thus causing confusion as to should the Jazz take next year's option or let him test free agency? Fans are torn and the front office feels the same. The drama continues........Sleepless nights for KOC as he isn't too sure who he is signing as CJ appears to have two personalities.

Bountiful, UT

That game was a lot of fun to watch. Wish Favors got more minutes. When he was in there he did awesome. Those 3 blocks and that post move leading to the tomahawk was sweet.

They played good defense too, that was cool. Anyway, I like how they are closing the season.

Temecula, CA

CJ might not be with the Jazz next year if the Jazz move up another notch in the draft and are able to draft Harrison Barnes. Looks like Barnes might stay in college another year, though, and I'm thinking the Jazz will not choose a project for the front line but will go PG instead with the NJ/Utah pick.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Now Harrison Barnes is better than CJ. It gets better every time I log on here. Just wondering, has Barnes ever played a game in the NBA to know that? Why wouldn't the Jazz just package their picks for a proven shooter instead of taking their chances to draft an unproven one?

Bountiful, UT

@C.J. Miles.

We won't trade for a "proven" shooter because we are still a young team and our core of Favors and Hayward need time.

Lets say we trade for a shooter like you say. He gets here. Does that instantly make us a contender for a championship? No, I don't think so. Rookies need a few years. If we get that shooter now and his contract is up in 2 years around the time they are finally ready what good does that do us if he leaves?

Thats why we build through the draft. Then we trade when our rookies are ready for that. (Check OKC model). And yes, mark my words now. Save this on your clipboard. Harrison Barnes will have a much better career than C.J. who shows up every 5 games.

Murray, UT

Aghh, CJ was finally getting consistent- consistently bad.
Oh well...I'm not sure what the front office does with CJ after this great outing. He even defended his man well tonight.

And I'm also not sure what Corbin's doing.... Your team is up by 12 points. There's 3 minutes in the 4th quarter. Put in your rooks! Don't empty out the garbage players, but please put in Evans, Favors, and Hayward. Those 3 need to grow with each other.....

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Jazzrule: Why can't this team compete next year? AK's salary off the books and trade Memo's expiring contract for a proven player and get some bench help we are better than Portland and maybe as good as Dallas.

Bountiful, UT

@C.J. Miles

I guess my hope is more than just being as good as Portland. I want a championship caliber team and my opinion is that Favors and Hayward are a big part of that. Lets face it they need time to grow to get to that spot. Examples I can think of are Derrick Rose (drafted 2008), Durant/Westbrook (drafted 2007 & 2008).

To me (I think you agree with this) Favors is our starting PF of the future. Most of the time players make that leap between their 2nd and 3rd years. Somewhere around there. I just think that I'd rather get the team stacked where we need to and then make the adjustments as those guys get used to the NBA.

Realistically, I think C.J. should be coming off the bench with Millsap. Him and Millsap would be good coming off the bench. I don't know if C.J. can be consistent though. Thats my concern. I don't see him as the starting SF for us. I see Favors and Hayward there for sure and Jefferson, I just don't know about the 1 and 3 spots.

Captain L
Provo, UT

It was nice to see CJ have a good game, it is frustrating that he struggles so much but nice when he plays well. I think the Jazz will pick up the option on CJ, he is cheap and young, they will likely give him one more chance.
I too, would have liked to see Favors get more time, he needs it, I hope he works hard on the weights during the summer, with hard work on moves, shooting and the weights, he could really be tough by the time the season starts. I'd love to see the Jazz hire Malone as a specialty coach to work with Favors during the summer. Favors would definitely come back in shape and stronger.
Love how Hayward plays the game, he should come back next year with increased confidence and a better understanding of how they want him to play.
I hope the Suns win tonight, so they stay ahead of the Jazz record wise, we need to keep the 12th pick. I hope Washington wins tomorrow at Cleveland, that would tie them with NJ, the Kings tied NJ already, we could move up to 4th, with a little luck.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Sounds like two awful teams playing awful ball.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Jazzrule: I will agree that Favors should/will start at the 4 next year and Millsap will come off the bench.

I think Harris has the talent to play the 1 for the Jazz if he would choose to use some of his quickness on defense and look to pass a little more along the way.

I like Jefferson at the 5 as long as Favors is at the 4.

I may like CJ at the 2 with Hayward coming off the bench. I think CJ plays smarter as a starter and is more wild off the bench.

The Jazz need to find a 3 and a backup 3.

I think young teams can compete since Millsap, CJ, and Harris have been in the playoffs in the past.

Brigham City, UT


Doctor J
Manti, UT

I hope we never have to watch cj again!

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Doc J: Then don't follow the Jazz next year because he will be a starter all year long!! Do they have radio and TV in Manti?

Doctor J
Manti, UT

Favors and Harwood will both be very good NBA starters for many years...Favors is the most valuable guy on the roster.

Jefferson can stay. I do not care if Milsap goes...and I love Milsap...Favors and Jefferson are just better. Milsap can stay if he is content playing a role...which he should be able to do. I hope he does...I like his toughness. Harris is OK until we get someone better. Memo, Linko, cj, Price, Bell and Fancisco can all go. I like Price and Elson and even Raja on a contender...but if we are rebuilding we do not need these guys. Bell's leadership has not been quite as good as advertised. cj just never turned out...after six years of trying with him. Linko and Memo are very soft...we need guys that are in uniform...ready to play. I liked both of these Euros at times but it is time to move on...time to get more for Greg's Dollar.

Captain L
Provo, UT

I have been kinda hard on Harris since he got here and I'm still not sure how much I like him but he had a decent game. I would like to see him get more assists, 5 isn't good enough.
I like CJ's skill set, so I'll always be hoping and rooting that he gets his act together, so far in his career it is hard to stay positive about him as he is sooooooo inconsistent. His contract is cheap and with so many young players, I think the Jazz will keep him and hope for the best.
I do think Hayward is the 2 of the future for the Jazz however and I guess we'll have to wait and see how CJ pans out. I actually like CJ and Hayward on the court together, if CJ can become consistent and Hayward continues to improve, they would spread the floor and open things up for Big Al & Favors.

Captain L
Provo, UT

To make this draft weaker, PJones has decided to stay in school, he is one of the players I was hoping the Jazz could end up with.
This may end up being a year in which several of the top 10 players will come from Europe. I like Vesely, Kanter, & Jonas. TJones from Kentucky may be a good pick up and Jimmer may sneak in there too.
The Suns were able to sneak out the win tonight and stay one game ahead of the Jazz, record wise, so we still have the 12th pick, so far.

South Jordan, UT

I would be cautious depending on the draft to fix our problems. There are quite a few teams out there with all five starters as lottery picks and the team still stinks.

I say keep CJ around. He's knows the system and we can keep him for cheap but definitely look to draft a small forward to develop under him.

If we run the offense through Hayward and CJ which has proven very effective I think Harris will work as our point guard. CJ is not a pure shooter and we need someone who can take that role so he doesn't have to fill it and can slash and drive more but he needs to learn to pass better when he does that. There might not be enough room for both him and Hayward as starters. Hayward is the future of this team but we can keep CJ around while we find his replacement at the 3.

This might sound crazy but maybe getting Jimmer to stretch the floor might not be a bad idea and we're in perfect position in the draft to get him.

In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

CJ Miles | 9:12 p.m. April 11, 2011
Dallas, TX
Now Harrison Barnes is better than CJ. It gets better every time I log on here. Just wondering, has Barnes ever played a game in the NBA to know that?
How many games has CJ played? The offensive half of about a third of them...

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