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Published: Thursday, April 14 2011 12:49 a.m. MDT

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mulrich
Provo, UT

I was happy for last nights win but the more I think about the less encouraging it is. We had our five best players for next year on the court most of the game (Harris, Hayward, Milsap, Favors, and Jefferson for 187 combined minutes) whereas Denver had 1.5 (Chandler and a few minutes of Lawson for 55 combined minutes). Denver had already locked up the 5-seed and obviously didn't care about the game (Coach Karl barely even watched the game and the rest of their team didn't bother making the trip) whereas we had everything to play for to end the season on a win and with a winning home record. Denver started Koufos for goodness sake and we still trailed by 4 with two minutes to play and barely won by 4 (with Denver not even trying to shoot the last two minutes). Good game by the Jazz and Hayward shot really well, but I chalk this one up to the Nuggets and Coach Karl giving us a freebee.

T-Roy
Summerville, SC

Here is what the jazz need depending on what pick they end up with, using the nets pick if by some miricle we get one or 2 pick I would take irving with the 1st pick in the draft if it is the 2nd pick in the draft I would go williams from AZ as far as the Jazz, as much as I like Jimmer here in SEC country I would rather take knight from KY if he is there.

SnipeHookyoFace
Farmington, UT

Wow! I can tell T-Roy doesn't watch much basketball. Williams with our 2nd pick??? He'll be gone by the time the Jazz use their 1st pick.

JazzFanMontana
Hamilton, MT

I'm so bummed that the season's over. I just started to feel that Ty Corbin and the Jazz were figuring things out with their lineups and how to play together better. Hayward and Favors were gaining confidence and the Jazz started winning. The future looks very bright and I am so excited for next season! We have amazing key players, some money to spend and 2 first round draft picks. If KOC plays the rest of his cards right, we could compete for a championship very soon.

The starting lineup of Jefferson, Favors, Millsap, Hayward and Harris is very strong. The bench will be much deeper than they were this year with Okur, Evans, possibly Kirilenko and/or a draft pick, CJ Miles, a draft pick and/or Watson plus a little bit of depth with Bell and Fez.

That would give the Jazz 2 one time all stars in Okur and Kirilenko (if he comes back at the right price) off the bench plus CJ who can light it up on any given night and 2 draft picks and Watson. Plus Hayward and Favors should come back even better next year. Go Jazz

Navajo Hogan
Salt Lake City, UT

Lets go Real Salt Lake!!

T-Roy
Summerville, SC

SnipeHookyoFace It depends on how the lottery pans out. The jazz are not stuck with the 6 th pick or the 12th pick it depends on the ping pong balls. Also U dont know what a lottery is you do not have it in Utah. :)

Johnson72
Salt Lake City, UT

I guess the only place the Jazz are going to Go now is to Go clean out there lockers!

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Last nights game tell very little except that Hayward was making three pointers. Earlier in the season, that shot was not there for him.

Still not too sure if we have the right horses for next year?

Players that should be better next year for the Jazz......Favors, Harris, Hayward, CJ, AJ

Players who have peaked.......Millsap, Watson

Players who will be worse....Memo, AK, Bell

Players who will be gone.....Evans, Fes

CocoNutzz
Salt Lake City, UT

@CJ Miles

What last nights tell is that Hayward CAN hit 3's at a consistent basis. Since Feb 1st he has been the #1 3 point shooter. While your boy CJ, who you say is going to be improved come next season...? Havent we been hearing this for the last 3 years. Every year CJ would say that he wants to be the MIP, but yet fails every year. I want CJ back because his option is relatively cheap for a 5 year SG vet for much needed depth in the 2 and 3 spots. Until Cj can come in and improve (not like this season where he REGRESSED in his shooting percentages) Than it will be something you can hang your hat on

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Coco........YOu read me wrong. I think Hayward making 3's is a great thing. If you actually paid attention to CJ over the past three years, he has improved every year. He is better than last year and a much improved scorer and defender. His rebounds were way up this year.

CJ will be back.

Also you forget that CJ's rookie year he put up 20 on the last night and everyone was so high on him since Jerry had never played him.

With Jerry gone, CJ will improve even more next year.

SnipeHookyoFace
Farmington, UT

T-Roy, keep living in that dream world of yours with that 7% chance of winning the lottery. Keep recommending your own comments too...

CocoNutzz
Salt Lake City, UT

@Cj Miles

I dont know if CJ will be coming back. It looks like he might join Deron in New Jersey.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

Go Jazz! "Hope springs eternal within the human breast".

JazzFanMontana
Hamilton, MT

@CJ Miles

I love CJ but the big difference between CJ and Hayward is the basketball IQ. Hayward simply has a much better understanding of the game of basketball and how to create for others. He already makes fewer mistakes that CJ. CJ jacks up to many ill advised shots and forces shots. CJ is more athletic and has more potential but because he is a little bit of a head case, he can't stay consistent.

@CocoNutzz

What makes you think CJ will join Williams in NJ? CJ said he hopes the Jazz pick up his option which I'm sure they will do, plus he stated he would love to stay long term (something Williams never said) if a fair contract was offered. Based on what I have seen, he is worth about 4-6 million per year and I believe CJ will be back with the Jazz next year and likely for more. Also as CJ Miles said, I think CJ has improved quite a bit each year. He's become much stronger and he finishes around the basket better now than ever before plus as CJ Miles said, he is a much better rebounder.

Ted's of Beverly Hills
Las Vegas, Nevada

CJ said he is confident, after his exit interview that he will be back with the Jazz next year.

sportsfan2k10
Cottonwood Heights, UT

2011-2012 Depth Chart

PG- Devin Harris, Earl Watson, 2nd Lottery Pick
SG- Gordon Hayward, Raja Bell
SF- C.J. Miles, 1st Lottery Pick, Jeremy Evans
PF- Derrick Favors, Paul Millsap
C- Al Jefferson, Mehmet Okur

Let the free agents (Price, Fesenko, Kirilenko and Elson) go! Our biggest concern is SF. Don't try to plug it with Millsap. Let Favors (bigger and better defensively) start and let Millsap shine as the best 6th man in the league over Lamar Odom. C.J. has shown good things this year so keep him and let him compete hard with our first pick in the draft (hopefully Harrison Barnes). We are solid at both the 2 and 5 positions with Hayward and Big Al being backed up by veterans Raja and Okur (who will be trying to prove himself in a contract year). So our next biggest area of concern is a true back up point guard that can eventually take Harris' place. I like Earl but I think we can do better. I would go for either Kemba Walker or Brandon Knight if they are available, but if not, I say we take a chance on the Jimmer!

Go Jazz!!!

JazzFanMontana
Hamilton, MT

@SnipeHookyoFace

If you read T-Roy's post concerning the draft again, you will see that he said, "If by some miracle we get one or 2 pick" meaning 1st or 2nd pick in the draft. If we get the number 1 pick, we should take Irving but if we get the 2nd pick we should take Williams. He did not mean with our second pick we should take Williams. I am pretty sure he knows those 2 players will be picked 1 and 2. He is simply stating he would rather have Irving with the first pick rather than Williams for the Jazz.

Also, T-Roy is right, you never know what can happen, that's why its called the lottery. Chicago won the lottery to get Rose and they only had like 1.7% chance. You just never know. It's like the quote from Dumb and Dumber when Mary says to Loyd that they have about a 1 in a Million chance of ending up together and Loyd says "So your telling me I have a chance..." That's what fans do, we hope. Don't ever loose hope.

King Black
Paso Robles, CA

@ CJ Miles

Why is that you say Sloan never played CJ or never gave him a chance or never tried to develop him or never gave him advice when just a couple of weeks ago when CJ had his 40 pt game.. and CJ said this himself.. he said: "Sloan tried to drill it in my head to take it to the hole to play more aggressive play hard D, but I never listened" now thats not what word for word of what he said but its pretty darn close. Looks to me that CJ has no excuse but I wish they keep him. O and for more advice once again Sloan started CJ is second season for a couple of games but then CJ Miles got his starting position taken later by a rookie named Ronnie Brewer this happened plenty of times with miles he Starts but then looses his starting role due to inconsistency and not listening to coach.

King Black
Paso Robles, CA

I want Utah to keep CJ Miles I talk about him a lot but ever since he has been in the NBA he was the guy I was hoping to be a top 10 scorer in the NBA he still can be if he tries hard plus I like using him on NBA 2k.

T-Roy
Summerville, SC

SnipeHookyoFace

Last year the Wizards had a worse shot then 7.6% and they still won, So In the real world you never know until it happens.

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