They have had to comeback with a big second half in order to win,at
home, ONly five games in and this has happened more than once this
year.This does not bode well.
Well, Malone was there to watch the other "chokers" of the team. To name one,
Boozer the loser. A great player, but not when it counts. AK47 lets his ego
into play to much - he is not as good as he started out to be. And CJ - oh my
gosh! Who gave him that kind of money to play like he is currently playing - oh
thats right - give them the money they want -- sign the contract and then don't
perform. Seen it way to many times. No wonder CJ never wanted to play in the
Rocky Mountain Review - he didn't want people to really see his "game" in
action. A total waste of money - but maybe we can trade him down the line. And
why are we keeping Collins? Harpring had his day - let him move on or out.
Both are money suckers!
Dear Jazz Fan, Before you commence on the annual whining regarding
The Jazz not getting respect and this is the year Boozer, Korver and AK 47 WILL
NOT choke in the playoffs again (and Again), please prepare yourself for the
enevitable: Another playoff loss because key frontline guys choke and Sloan will
get woefully out-coached by Jackson, former Laker Scott or even Adelman- Just
like it has been for the last 35 years. The rest of the NBA fanbase
is sick of your whining about respect, small market limitations, and the refs.
Hornets and Rockets in 6. Lakers in 5.
RE: Re Powerrankings mockerPowerrankings made the point that the
Celtics had a cake walk in last year's playoffs and i couldn't disagree more.
They had a 7 game opening series. A 7 game Eastern Conferense
semi-finals. Then a 7 Game Conference finals! To say that the Celtics had an
easy path is obsurd. They were beat up and pounded as much as the Lakers
were.Power rankings are pretty lame anyway. The Lakers and Celtics
will be up top the whole year no matter what. And the Rockets are always higher
than they should be as well. I only care about what the Jazz are doing and thy
look pretty darn good to me.
How did Brewer get this reputation as a great defender? I love Brewer as much
as any fan, but to say he is so much better than Korver is ridiculous. I know
Brewer was in during that great run in the 3rd, but he also gave up the
wide-open three at the end of the third. He also got torched by Roy when he
tried to guard him. Roy got a layup or foul shots every time until AK was back
guarding him. I like both players and the Jazz need them both. I'll also take
every win the Jazz get, no matter how ugly or how pathetic the opponent is.
Last year Utah had the best home record in the land with only four home losses.
These home wins are nice, but they won't prove a thing unless they can maintain
a great record on the road. Sloan emphasizes free throw shooting all season,
and I'm glad to see it paid off last night. When Deron comes back, I hope he
keeps the turnovers down. That's still his greatest weakness -- making
turnovers. Last night was Boozer's worst defensive effort so far this year, but
that's a good thing, because he did well in the first three games, a big
turnaround from last year. When matched up against taller opponents, he needs
to do his work early, keeping the offensive player from catching the ball close
to the lane. He doesn't pick up many positioning fouls because he doesn't fight
hard enough for position. But he is an excellent player, and I see improvement
this year. The Jazz better win it all last year, because chances are good that
the team won't be able to keep all its better players next season.
Wow - what a way to start a season! AK is perfect as the 6th man and needs to
stay there. RP is a decent point, but you know that he will be riding the pine
as soon as D-Will is back. Sloan prefers to always have Knight filling that 2nd
pg spot, so that he gets used to the unit he'll be playing with for the rest of
the season. Saps has been outstanding and just needs to keep being the workhorse
and starting Miles isn't a terrible idea because it moves AK in as the sixth
man. Remember it really isn't about who starts the games as much as who finishes
it. (I guess that means that Almond, Kouf, and Fes were the best against the
Clips :-) ) It is going to be a great season and I am so looking forward to
seeing these guys succeed. Knock on wood for no more injuries!!
Where is Sloan Hater? I haven't seen him on the comment boards during this 4-0
Randy and i were at the game. K'links is like a SNOW storm.
.......the smartest guy all day long. It good to see basketball mind on the
Any educated basketball fan knows the value of Korver to the Jazz and how stupid
it would be to trade him. The last few years other teams frequently played zone
defense and the Jazz looked absolutely lost. Last night Portland went in to zone
on one possesion and Korver's eyes lit up, then he drilled a 3-pointer. Portland
went out of the zone immediately. Late in the game, Jerry took out Memo and
Korver and put in Millsap and Brewer for defense. Portland recognized this and
went zone and clogged the middle. Once again the Jazz looked lost. Sloan put
Korver back in and Portland went out of the zone right away. That is what Korver
brings to the Jazz that casual fans do not notice, but educated basketball fans
peterson is the man. MO PETERSON!!!
I'm with Red! Sloan is C o t Year! Also we don't need no bum legs. Ha Ha!
All this talk about when Harpring returns. Returns to what? To hobbling around
the court on bum legs. I think the best thing is to keep C.J. coming along. He
doesn't hurt us, gets 15 mins. so Andre can come in and do his thing off the
bench. It seems to be working so don't mess with it. Great coaching this year
Jerry Sloan, you've even shut up Sloan Hater. Sloan = coach of the year.Go
The Lakers cake walked all over the Jazz? Only an uninformed fan that didn't
watch that series would say that. The Jazz were a "DWill pass to a wide open
Boozer under the basket" away from sending that series back to LA for a game
So Brewer was in the game late last night instead of Korver. Supposedly for
defense even though Korver is our FT money man. But then Brewer completely blows
it and leaves Fernandez WIDE OPEN in the corner for a three that would've tied
it. I was absolutely amazed he missed that shot and Brewer's bacon was saved.
Did you see how ticked B. Knight was at him? Rightfully so. You don't leave a
three point shooter wide open, with only seconds left in the game, when you're
only up by three. If anything, let them score the two, but stay on your man on
the perimeter! Brewer very well could've cost the Jazz that win last night.
Perhaps Sloan will rethink that 'Brewer for Korver' thing late in the game in
Is anyone else loving what Andrei is doing this year? The man is putting up
13-15 a game and is a huge spark for the offense. Often that second string is
doing the majority of the damage. I worry about our big man problem a lot right
now. Booze can't defend a center if his life depended on it, at least Memo
bodies those guys up. C.J. plays a lot better with D-Will on the court. D
wanted him here and gets him open looks, although I don't think C.J. hustles
that much. Millsap is incredible. AK-early 6th man prediction.
I'm Jerry's favorite....I'll be taking your minutes as soon as I'm healthy.
Unlike you (Miles), I punish people and I can consistently hit a 15 ft Jump
shot, I can also post up as well plus NBA players don't abuse me when I'm out on
the floor like they do you(Miles). Me thinks Brewer is tired of switching to
your guy because you are getting lit up every night and I'm sure AK is tired of
coming in and we are behind because you stunk it up. I'd rather watch
Korver,Brewer or Milsap take those minutes...I'm not sure you are ready for
prime time.....I'm certainly not afraid of beating you out once I am ready to
rock and roll cause you are soft!!
The game last night made me a little nervous at first but things were looking
much better during fourth quarter. A win is a win I dont care who it is against.
4-0 baby!To all the posts saying we need to trade/get rid of players. Lets
just enjoy the season we have a great team!! Stop complaining and watch the
game! Next year we can worry about it. After we win the freaking playoffs!!!!!
Jazz championship 08/09!
The Hawks vs. Celtics series? Are you serious with that comment? Haha the
Celtics were the number one seed in the NBA the Hawks were the sixteenth and
Celtics won in seven you just proved Powerrankings point to be right dont
comment on your you make foolish comments hahaha
The jazz are 4-0 despite Price being the starting point guard. Price is
terrible and should be the 3rd string point guard when DWill is back. I realize
that most jazz fans love price, but its based upon a few spectacular plays. If
we have to count on Price for 24 quality minutes a night, we will not beat the
better half of the teams in the league.I understand he needs minutes
now, but get him out the of rotation as soon as Williams is ready.
That was really fun to watch. We'll just continue to get better and better.
Espically with the return of D-will and Harpring. BTW- Keep Korver.
He is a valuable asset to this team!GO JAZZ
These games are all games we had to win BECAUSE they are creampuffs. Can you
imagine losing to these mediocre and lousy teams? The Jazz can not afford to
lose home games to average/subpar teams.Why would we want to trade
AK? We have finally figured out how he can be used successfully--he is simply
dominating the second unit and this helps him stay involved even when the
starters come back.I have said it for 3 games now. Brevin Knight is
always on the floor when the team makes "the run" to blow the game open.Last night the Jazz could have easily folded when Portland kept hitting
all those jumpers/3's but they fought back. Give them credit. Portland was
living by the jumper and they ended up dying by it. Why they would
not just pound it inside with all their long/tall dudes is beyond me--oh ya I do
know--it is easier to shoot outside jumpers--the problem is those are hot and
cold. That is why Sloan always wants shots around the rim--not as subject to
hot/cold streaks.CJ is basically filler but the rest of the starters
give us all we need for offense.AK is back!!!
If you noticed in the second half the Jazz took off as soon as C.J. was pulled.
What a waste of money!
The Jazz rocked last night. Malone was in the stands watching his old team kick
butt. I love the way Korver uses his wrist when he shoots the ball. He is so
Harpring: Enjoy your time on the bench cause you aint getting my playing
time........When CJ starts it makes the Jazz better. Did you look at AK's stats
last night? If AK were starting instead of CJ, all you would see on the stat
sheet is tears. AK would have 5 points and two blocks in the starting lineup.
Staring CJ is making the Jazz a championship caliber team becuase no one can
stop the bench. And Matt can hardly run, he aint taking any minutes from CJ.
Okay true.. The jazz have played not so great teams..Nuggets(without Melo)
Clipps twice and Portland. But we also have been missing an important player,
maybe you have heard of him.. Matt Harpring. haha jk D-WILL! so i am pretty
impressed with the jazz so far. i only have two concerns. 1 can that jazz win on
the road against the below .500 teams! with d will healthy and our more
experienced bench i think that won't be a problem. and next 2. i think Brev
should back up D-Will. I know Ronnie is my boy coming out of UVU but hey give
props to our new jazz man he shows leadership. I do believe that the jazz will
win (If we get and stay healthy) 63-66 games. call me crazy but dang do we look
good. im excited to see Jerry get his 1000 win on the home floor! Go Jazz!
you fans out there who criticise korver are out of your mind.he is playing
hurt right now.if we traded him, who on this team would consistently make 3
point shots?? C. J. Miles is a total waste of money!!!!
Did anyone notice DWill last night limping around? That's not a good sign. Even
if it feels fine and he just doesn't want to put pressure on it to risk a tweak
or something, a player like DWill needs his ankles 100% because of all the quick
moves and crossovers he makes that are critical to his game. I'm afraid Deron
won't be back for a while, at least not at 100%.With that said, I
think AK should start until DWill gets back-not at PG-because our starting unit
seems to lack energy. Has anyone else noticed how we seem to always start out
slow? That was very evident last night at the start of the game and the start of
the 3rd quarter. I find myself counting down the minutes until AK and Milsap
come in the game.
Re: PPEThese guys are talented enough to hit quick, contested jumpers, but
can't consistently hit uncontested free throws. No excuse for that at this
level.That is why the Jazz hit 21 of 22 free throws
....the Hawks Celtics series? Also The Lakers cake walked all over the Jazz.
Get up a little earlier in the morning buddy boy.
Why would we move Korver? He is a great asset to the team. If you look at last
night when Brewer was in down the stretch the blazers just crowded the middle.
Kover is able to keep the defense honest. Don't get me wrong i love brewer and
think he'll have a break out year, and his shooting is even improved, but other
defenses don't respect his shot enough. We need someone to keep the defense
honest, that is why we need Kover
Linky Boy is better off the bench. He gets to score the situation out and then
control the ball more with the second unit. He also seem ta find Sappy more n'
others besides just Money & Booz. I don't know who thought er up but it was a
brilliant move. Linky could be 6th boy of the year. Jerry could be coach of
the year and the Jazz could bring a big trophy er sumthin back to Utah all
because of this bold & brilliant move. I reckon it musta been Phil or Jerry or
one a them ol' boys. I dowt it were O'conelly
Sap and Brew looked good in crunch time. Jerry Sloan did a better job of
coaching and substituting than I have ever seen him do before. Maybe it helped
him to watch Phil do it the right way. (sub according to what is happening and
not by a pre arranged schedule). GOOD JOB JERRY! After 999 wins in Utah, I
think you are still learning. Keep it up ol' boy. You may be coach of the Year
or even better win a TITLE. JAZZ look GREAT in 08!
I can't stand sitting on the bench and watching miles play. He is horrible.
Actually, I need to get back in before Brewer takes up all the minutes. Saying
Miles is 4-0 is as a starter is a stupid comment when he is only playing 14-16
minutes a game and usually the Jazz are just treading water until the 2nd unit
with all the experience comes in....Miles impact on the game is so minimal that
even Almond could do the same thing. I'm almost thinking we should trade Miles
to the Thunder....then Korver and Brewer can take up those minutes!!
Did anyoneelse see the Jazz Bear and the Portland Beer Man.That was
great!And when Bear came back out, that was even funnier!Great Win
Jazz! Hard tough nosed game, to grind out! I don't think we played very well on
Defense. Too many break downs with penetration, and finally Sloan started
doubling down on Boozers guy. It was loud last night. I took my 7year old son,
and he loved every minute of it. Those things are precious. And it only cost me
$5 for two tickets. Jazz personel are the best to work with. Thanks Larry for
building such a great and respected Organization. You've built something
The Jazz are the deepest team in the league. When Harps & D'will get back they
will have 11 guys that can play in the last two minutes of a close game. That
is saying CJ can and Collins can not. There is not and may never have been
another team like that.
On NBA.com they had the Jazz behind the Celtics, Lakers, Hornets, and Cavs how
could you rank the Jazz behind the Hornets or the Cavs??? If the Cavs were in
the West they would not even make playoffs the East is a terrible conference if
the Jazz were in the East it would be them and the Celtics personally i think
the Celtics are overrated they won the Title last year due to the Lakers being
beat up because every series the Lakers played was a battle Celtics had a cake
First those team might be the cream puff of the league, but any given team can
beat any given team any time. Give credit where credit is due. Jazz look great
and i hope they continue to do so. For Knight, I think he won the starting
postions over price at this time. Knight knows how to pass and get everytbody in
the right positions. price is too eratic and confused? he better then hart but
tough to accomplish in the NBA, even against "cream-puffs." Now, if only we
could move Mr. Korver along to his next team; then I'd feel better about the
Jazz' chances of actually competing at the highest level. Streaky shooter +
defensive liability = not an asset.
Hitting free throws! If that hadn't happened, the final score would likely have
been reversed. I'm amazed more emphasis isn't put on making free throws
throughout the year. These guys are talented enough to hit quick, contested
jumpers, but can't consistently hit uncontested free throws. No excuse for that
at this level.Brevin is another great pickup (Korver the other).
These two fill holes the Jazz have had, making the Jazz a bona fide contender
for the title. Now, if they can only get some useful big guy in a trade for
Almond. The Jazz aren't deep enough up front to absorb injuries to even one big
guy.Sure, we've only beaten weak teams (although Portland isn't that
weak, but was missing some key players), but that's being done without D-Will.
The experience and confidence that Knight and Price are getting with so much
meaningful playing time will pay dividends down the road this season. And, it
appears Sloan is learning which is the better choice in crunch time.Miles will become a bench-warmer again IF Harpring ever gets healthy.
CJ is the worst player in the league. Finally I have realized how bad he really
is at shooting and passing the ball. The Jazz need to cut him now.
I know that these aren't the elite teams of the league, but if you look at the
Jazz losses last year, we were beating elite teams, and losing to the "cream
puffs." We should be estatic to be four and 0 right now without the services of
DWILL, because when he is back healthy the rest of the league will need to watch
And we welcomed karl Malone last night, glad the fans gave him a good cheer
Why don't we get rid of Boozer? Maybe because he is one the best 4's in the
game. All you stupid fans who want him out, will be complaining when Millsap
can't fill the void. I find it interesting that the team chemistry is good with
the rotation that Sloan has going, but you all still want CJ out of the starting
lineup. Last time I looked he is 4 - 0 as a starter.
Did you watch CJ last night. Spectacular!!!
My man Paul Millsap came through again. He was on the floor at the end of the
game and scored 4 points down the stretch. Great Job jazz. You are a fun team
to watch this year. Let's get D-Will back so we can continue to improve!
Whoa there.... temper those expectations just a little bit. Realize that so far
the Jazz have played some of the worst teams in the league. Portland will be
good in the coming years, but not yet. And after a couple not so bad years, the
Clippers have taken a major step backwards this year and are by far the worst
team in the league. The Jazz are good, but so far they have been feasting on the
cream puffs of the league.
I think the Jazz are looking good so far...I can't imagine how good they will
look when D-Will is back!
I'm just glad we have someone like Brevin Knight to close games for us when
Deron is not there. Price is still inexperienced in those situations whereas
Knight's veteran leadership gives us the best chance to win. Props to Knight
for coming in and handling the ball well. Another great trade.
why isn't CJ MIles firing yet?