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Published: Friday, Dec. 12 2008 12:00 a.m. MST

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ghost of christmas past

Maybe it's best if we get used to playing without the Booz. We will be without him soon anyway when he opts out of his contract. Memo is showing that he can be a "go to" guy and Millsap may develop a better overall game than boozer (which you could argue he already has done) with his defense,rebounding,intensity,durability,other intangibles, and underrated offensive productivity accomplished without having had the offense built around him, as has had Boozer. I say trade Boozer and get something of value for him that will make our team better or just let him go to create some cap room allowing us to keep some of our younger developing players.


Nice win, really nice. If we can do the same to Orlando it will be a good week.

I agree

Ghost of Christmas past is right. As long as Boozer is out let's develope Millsap and then see where the team stands next Spring and how far they go in the playoffs. Boozer is a fine player; when he plays. Let's not forget he has been on the injured list a lot since coming here. If Millsap keeps playing and improving like he is, he will differently be the steal of his draft and the front office can tell Carlos; Thank you for your services.


What is the Message! That one bad team beat another bad teram.

Marley's Ghost

DesNews, do you have 3rd graders doing your copy-editing? Just in the first few paragraphs of this article I noted the following fine grammar:

"Yet is also was an opportunity" and

"when they won Tuesday at Minnesota on Tuesday."

Seriously, doesn't anyone actually read these articles before they are posted on your web site? Dick Harmon's columns, though well done and good reading, frequently suffer from this typo/grammar malady. It is hard to take a news source seriously if it is not dedicated to total professionalism.


I agree. This is a big win for us. Judging by the PT numbers, coaching staff also wanted this one badly.


I love the fact the Jazz are giving quality minutes to the kids of the team. The play may be a bit rough at times now, but the dividends will emerge later in the season as these youngsters get used to gametime pressure situations. Most NBA teams do not have this kind of success when their star players go out for extended periods of time. The Jazz are showing that they can beat good teams without Boozer or Williams.

Hoosier Jazz Fan

Should've turned this one off after the third quarter, which is when the well played action stopped. The fourth quarter consisted of missed threes by portland and jazz fouls and tournovers. Neither team really impressed me then. However, the Jazz looked impressive in the first half. Passing, cutting and finishing was excellent. Williams' shot is still struggling it seems. His court vision is still there, but good teams will force him to score off the pick and roll instead of pass. Hope he gets healthy or gets his touch back from last season before its too late. Williams is the playmaker and setup guy. If He's not effective shooting the ball off the pick and roll, the Jazz will struggle to beat the top tier teams. Boozer or no Boozer, doesn't matter. Milsap has filled the void. If Williams gets healthy, or ends his shooting slump, watchout for the Jazz. If not, expect another early round exit in the playoffs.

Hot Rod

Did you here Hot Rod call Boozer out for not coming back in a manly time frame. He should have been playing games ago, but is too concerned with a new contract. Hot Rod's words not mine.

Utah Watcher

I hope the Jazz enjoyed last night, because it will be the last time in a long time that they'll have any dominance over the Blazers. Portland is preparing a young, championship caliber team that Utah won't come close to matching. And Jazz fans are just about as bad as Ute fans.

Keith Suds.....

Will needs time. I hope he's in form by April. Memo could be Money. Sometimes he's like a cold Turkey sandwich. Milsap can rebound at this level. CJ is a Phenominal Athlete. Brewer Dunks like Dominique Wilkins. AK has his 47 strapped on sometimes. Sometimes I wonder who he is passing to. He needs to check his strapo. Don't be suprised to see an emotional meltdown at some point. These guys will do fine in the season and they are gaining experience but will Memo and AK seal off the paint in a 7 game series? Who would you trust more a guy named "Carlos" or a guy named "Karl"? Will Korvers wrist heal? When is Bozzers next sore Hammy? Is Brevins finger still sore? Who is driving the Golf Cart? Is O'Donnel looking around or chasing around? How many more tackles can Harpring take or make? Is Price still Right? Is Koofus ready for Spring? Is Larry Miller's house paid for? Will BolderJack say "Double Double" again? Will Boone say "Absolutely" or "another 50 dollars for Habitat for Humanity"? I miss Rod's or "A Gentle Push, a Mild Arc, and the Ole' Cowhide Hits Home!"

jazz fan

Man lets get rid of fresenko and collins. What has collins ever done for us?!


We are not the same without Boozer. Portland got layup after layup inside while Okur watched. BoOoO.....What happened to your man Almond? I noticed Korver couldn't hit a 3. What is up with Jerry logging such heavy minutes on Dwill, Millsap and Okur? Is everyone on our bench that bad? I will have to say that Knight was horrible last night. CJ outplayed Korver all night.


Did anyone guard Brandon Roy last night? Sheesh!


There is a difference between a "bad" team and an "injured" team. Anyone that is a real fan of basketball understands this. Last night was the closest to healthy this team has been in the first quarter of this season and still we have Korver's wrist, D-Will's ankle and Boozer's left nostril sprain keeping the Jazz from being 100%. Every team, every season has a star player or two go down for 4 or 6 weeks for a minor injury.. the star recovers and the entire face of the team changes.
And to you Blazer fans in Utah, where have you been for 20 years? Fair weather fans are hilarious.


We're a really good team. With depth and health, the Jazz can be a great team. We need Carlos AND Paul Milsap. If (and that's a big if with our luck this year) this team gets to full strength for any stretch of time this season, they will lay waste to some very good teams. I know people are frustrated with Boozer's injury (ies). People tend to get frustrated over that which they can't control. But look at how often Carlos is the player who is interviewed after games. He is a winner and is certainly not a dog. Get better and get back on the court Carlos. You are needed.


We need Harpering back...he played few minutes but made hugh impact on the defensive side of the ball


Miles and Jzzz did you watch the game. Yes Portland got layup after layup in the first quarter in the first quarter and then AK came in they only had 4 points in the paint the entire second quarter. Overall the Jazz interior defense was fine. Everytime, Aldridge had the ball we doubled him. The Jazz outscored them by 9 points in the second. And yes, Roy is a good player. The only problem was in the third quarter when Brandon Roy scored at will, and then AK started guarding him in the forth and he held Roy in check. Defense wins championship, and AK is the Defense Identify of this team. If we are going to win a championship, we need to get AK 30+ minutes a game. And yes I am OK with is 2 or 3 boneheaded passes a game.


Very noticeable that our best back-up point did not play last night. Is Ronnie Price injured? Knight souldn't be seen out of his warm-ups 'til Williams and Price have 11 fouls between them.

Give It Up Miles

Your boy just doesn't measure up. Weak hearted, no intestinal fortitude, and wants to be an offensive player only, no rebounding or blocks, ect, ect.

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