Good point Magnus. Sloan did do a great job of coaching that year. I like AK
coming off the bench with Korver and Milsap. I think that all the young players
this year will have improved over last year. I think Deron will be better than
last year by a lot. Boozer is the only one I am not too sure what to expect as
he can be all over the place with his defense. I am sure he will be a scoring
@ MilesActually Jerry has been talking alot aobut playing with
different lineups during the pre-season most of it has centered around AK and CJ
but I have also heard him mention Kosta, Memo, Price and Korver when talking
about mising things up with different lineups.I think alot of people
like to forget 2003-2004 when the Jazz went 42-40 with the following players
getting the majority of the minutesAKCarlos ArroyoDeshawn StevensonRaul LopezRaja BellGreg OstertagJarron CollinsIf was Sloan was as unflexible and unable to adjust
to his players styles as you all apparently think he is, he litterally would not
have won 20 games with that bunch.
Looks like "Miles" has lost it. And frankly I'm sick of hearing from him. I'm
with you LT. The only way to save the Jazz comment boards from his madness might
be to play the old "ignore" card.
Nobody's complaining about CJ. We're just saying a certain serial commenter who
has made himself CJ's namesake needs to be a little more realistic.
What's wrong LT. You not getting enough responses to your weak posts. Say
something of worth and maybe someone will notice you. I don't read anything in
your post that says anything except you are jealous of my knowledge of the game.
And yes I am a Jazz fan, just not a fan of losing every year in the playoffs.
You probably have a conservative job and take no chances in life. We all know
LT you are an idiot. Did I say anything about miles playing point guard on here
in place of Dwill? CJ is much better than knight and Price at the position.
Just because I think Paul is a better player than deron doesn't mean I don't
like dwill. So take your comments back to your little hole where they belong.
TO THOSE WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT CJ MILES:He can't improve on the things
you have mentioned by NOT playing.
Here are the minutes for the Jazz Point GuardDwill 36Price
12Shooting GuardBrewer 24 Korver 24 - I feel that Brewer needs
more of the minutesSmall FowardCJ 14AK 34Power
ForwardBoozer 34Millsap 14CenterOkur 34Millsap
14On Offense the Jazz plays a lot of pick and rolls/motion offense.
The Jazz wing players need to be really good at playing off the ball (as either
a shooter Horni or Korver or a slasher Anderson or Brewer). If the wing player
needs the ball in his hand they usally don't suceed (see Morris, Benoit in the
past) Russel was never very talented, but he learned how to play without the
ball and therefore suceeded - CJ and Almond both need to learn this to
suceed. AK also needs the ball in his had. The Jazz have finally
found a way to get him the ball more. By putting CJ in with the first 7 minutes
of each half is very cunning. AK can play with the bench and we can run the same
offense the Jazz ran after Malone/Stockton left) The Jazz won 41 games with (AK,
Harp, Arroyo, Bell, Collins)
Magnus.......All you need to do now is send your thoughts to Kevin and Jerry.
Sloan could never think in that many different directions. He only knows how to
do one thing: Pick and roll. Collins has no place on this team. What a waste
of a front row seat at the games. They could sell his seat and get more out of
him than they are paying him.
CJ doesn't have to step up that much in order for AK to come off the bench. When
the starting lineup is on the floor, Miles will be the fourth or fifth option on
offense; once D-Will gets back he will definitely be fifth. The Jazz's starting
lineup is solid enough that Sloan just needs a warm body that isn't too much of
a liability on defense. As long as someone can fill that minor role, the Jazz
theoretically can more than make up for what they lose on the front end by
making greater use of Kirilenko's energy on the backend. If Miles
doesn't come through (which is still a possibility given his lackluster play in
the preseason), you can still start Korver or Harpring and have AK come in
behind them. I think Miles' athleticism and versatility potentially make him the
better guy for the starting role than Korver or Harpring, but if he continues to
play so inconsistently I'd choose either over Miles.
*** EVERYONE PLEASE STOP RESPONDING TO "MILES" -- IGNORE HIM AND HIS STUPID
COMMMENTS AND HE'LL EVENTUALLY GO AWAY ***Every day he gets on here
to try and rile up everyone by shooting his mouth about how great C.J. is and
how he should play point guard. The articles usually are not even about C.J. but
all the posts are because of him. It's obvious by his comments that he's not a
true Jazz fan because he bashes everyone else, including D-Will who everyone
knows is an absolute stud. As a die-hard Jazz fan, I like C.J. and am pulling
for him. However, I am reasonable and know that starting him at the point is not
the answer. I hope he fulfills his potential and succeeds at the 3 because it
will help the Jazz ... but PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO "MILES"
12 Man Active RosterPG: Williams, PriceSG: Brewer, KorverSF: AK, CJ, HarpPF: Boozer, MillsapC: Memo, Fes, KostaThe crazy (awesome) thing about this team is that almost everybody can
play multiple positions. Boozer, Fes, and Harp are really the only one position
guys on the team. I mean the combinations are endless...Starters:
D-will, Brewer, CJ, Boozer, MemoSecond Unit: Price, Korver, AK, Millsap,
FesSmall ball(8SOL): D-Will, Brewer, CJ, AK, MillsapZone Buster:
D-Will, Korver, Brewer, AK, MemoBig Lineup: D-Will, Brewer, AK, Memo,
FesBigger Lineup: D-Will, AK, Millsap, Boozer, MemoI could go
on and on. I guess what I am trying to say is that I am exited for this season,
and I really REALLY think the Jazz should cut Collins.
I think Magnus is running this site. CJ is very important to the team. If he
doesn't step up then AK can not come off the bench. So before you run your
mouth, think about the importance of Miles in the big picture.
Totally agree with Hollywood, great point about AK.From the sounds
of things Knight may not see much time anyways, even with Deron hurt, so once he
and Deron both come back Knight will just be dead weight. I say cut him and
Collins loose and keep Fes and Kosta on the active roster. Send Almond for one
more year in the D-League and see if he can learn how to play team basketball.
Miles over AK-47WhoaTalk about getting more bang for
your buck and less for your Rouble. LOL
Miles is ruining this site. CJ just isn't that important but he is getting so
much play here? AK going to the bench will be more of a factor. AK
has looked so much more agressive in his back up role. He was active taking the
ball to the basket and he didn't seem to worry about making a mistake or if he
should defer to Booze or D-will. Carlos' turnovers are more of an issue than
what production you will get out of Miles at this point. I think the
biggest issue facing the Jazz this year is if AK plays great off the bench
specifically at the 4 spot and Milsap does the same thing....Is Carlos
disposable? He didn't play well in the playoffs, he doesn't play a lick of
defense. You haven't heard Jerry mention his name half as much as D-Will at this
point. Is Carlos a winner? or a stat filler? Will Carlos play defense? if he
played it like Malone, we would have a chance this year! Carlos is the number 1
issue this year going into the season! not Miles!!
I assume you are talking about "almon" because the is no "D" in almond. He
couldn't guard a mop.
Give Sloan credit for getting away from his "system."I never thought he
would do something as bold as bringing AK off the bench, even though it has been
discussed on some fan boards. Miles is clearly not better than AK,
but if he starts and plays 6-7 mins, that lets the offense go through the other
4 starters w/o having Andrei feel left out. AK is such a great
passer, he really should be on the court whenever Deron is not, especially since
Price is not a pure point guard. We're very fortunate Deron's injury
appears to be mild. I had a similar injury (coming down on someone's foot) and
was hobbling around for over a month. It may cost Utah a win or two,
but Deron and the rest of the team will be even more focused after he returns to
make up any lost ground.
Almond should play the point he's a stud
Sloan........The system in Utah is half of the problem that we don't win
championships. If Sloan would use the talent he has, we would blow everyone
I totally agree with you regarding Collins, but we still need 3 PGs and I'm not
convinced CJ is the answer there. I also like the 10 enforcer minutes we can get
from Harp. Enough that I wouldn't release him this year.
Oh and "GO CJ"
Not a Jazz fan? Funny, very funny. Biggest fan there is. Magnus. We do not
need Collins, Harpring or Knight. We need to get them off the team and not send
anyone to the D league this year. The bottom feeders need to practice every day
with the elite players to get better-- not play in some glorified high
school/college league. But if Harpring does heal OK, he is good for some bang
up minutes on the opposing team. For some reason Sloan likes Collins because he
does what he tells him to do. But again, if we don't improve our team, we will
not win a championship. The Lakers are tough this year.
Just because Tommy K is crazy it doesn't mean you are not, there's plenty of
room in crazy town for all of us.I was just thinking about the other
guys on the injury list, besides Williams:KnightHarpringCollinsDoes anybody really miss these guys in the lineup? I
wouldn't mind having Harpring back for a 10 minutes a game tough guy/enforcer
but in general I don't think the Jazz would be an worse off this season if they
just released all of these guys.
I wouldn't say Sloan is singing his praises, it's more, he's conditioning his
voice for practice...Miles is sloppy, sporadic, and too trigger
happy.He needs to calm down and play within the system.
Miles is probably not even a jazz fan. I bet he is a rocket fan who wants to get
his hand on deron williams.
AK at the point? And Magnus thinks I am the crazy one!!
This is why knight is here! to run the offensive until D-will get back, heck i
throw AK47 as point, if we need him. Go Jazz!!
Even Sloan is singing his praises. Everyone in the locker room knows they need
CJ to win it all. He will be the Man by year's end.