Hi! from spain, jazz fan! from we thought here that utah must be 2 or 3 in the
west, has a great game in the paint with Boozer and Millsap, best pg of the
league along with C3P, D-Will, and please that Korver starting now! is the best
gunner of the team and gives the most important extra to the offense, without
doubt the 7 games on the road to be the true thermometer facing playoffs. Go
Jazz and Go all spanish in NBA, except Pau Gasol in Lakers BEAT L.A FOREVER.
@ the TruthI may be an optimist, but that doesn't mean I am out of
touch with reality. The reality is that their showing on that 5 game road trip
was dissapoint but it also was without question their best trip of the season,
they easily could have gone 4-1 but lost two games in the final minutes. so I'll say this to you and THE Mailman...Another reality
that you seem to be overlooking is that they were better last year than they
where when they went to the conference finals, and this year they have played
almost as well in spite of having their 3 best players miss an entire season
worth of games. The roster that is playing now has played together
all of about 12 games this season. So while you guys sit back and
look at W-L record and say "well they are clearly going backwards" I'm looking
at the REALITY of the whole situation and saying, "you know what I don't think
we have peaked yet, and if we can just continue to improve, we may have a shot
at this." Just watch and see...
is a big time looser. Occasionaly he scores However he so weak on D and even on
ball handling he is a drag on this team and the poor guy does not even realize
it.!!! He never gets into high gear.
the mailman: did i not say that 2 months ago, but as usual i was faulted and
ripped apart for it. We need a Jerry Jones like Tom Landry. Sloan is a hall of
famer i give him that i respect his life and accomplishments., but it is too
long in sports the same thing is happening with Bobby Cox in Atlanta with the
Braves-the message gets old and stale. A token not starting Brewer is dumb.
Unless you go all the way and suspend him for the game like Frank Layden did
Adrian Dantley, this is waste of energy. What would have been better if our
leader had the team focused for Orlando and players to make wrong decisions,
such as Miami and Carlos Booooozer famous "fall away jumper" like he is Jack
SIkma. I wish we could get a Michael Cooper clone or someone that wants to play
defense and coach that utilizes the right combinations-i put up with SLoan
because no choice, he should get a sports doctor to have these players come in
for mental analysis as to why "i fall apart on the road and i play scared"..
THEY WIN 12 STRAIGHT AGAINST SOME PRETTY GOOD TEAMS IN THAT STRETCH, AND THEN
PLAY LIKE SISSY'S THE NEXT 3 GAMES. THE JAZZ NEEDS SOME CHANGES FOLKS. IT'S AS
PLAIN AS THE NOSE ON SLOAN'S FACE. NEW COACHNEW ATTITUDENEW PHILOSOPHY (NOT PHIL JOHNSON'S)DUMP BOOZER ON HIS AZZRESIGN
MILLSAP LONG TERMSTART PLAYING SOME DEFENSE!
@magnusI think most people here like you for your optimism and it is
an admirable trait.. but my friend in life you also need to be realistic, and
when you ignore your faults you will not address them, and hence they will
remain uncorrected. So for you magnus i will point out the
following:Yes we do have a talented roster, a young-ish team that
should improve and a team that plays well at home..But we also have
a team that made the conference finals 2 years ago and has gradually got worse,
a team that plays below its potential, and a team that quite simply does not
show character on the road.I would love to see the Jazz turn it
around but reality is.. the team cannot be called a top side, ever, when they
are virtual easy beats on the road. Coach Sloan has been a wonderful
servant and i am loathe to criticise him but when a person has been in a job for
over 20 years he is bound to get a little stale. We need a change or we will
continue to be good, not great.
This passed weekend games there was no DEFENSE from the Jazz in the paint. Boozer is useless around the basket. Sure he can make baskets and get rebounds
but more often than not the opposite team is waltzing into the paint and getting
uncontested lay-ups. He also yells at his teammates to move out of the way to
get rebounds and if he isn't in a good postion he'll move to get one away from
another teammate. That is so awful of him. It looks like he feels his job is to
get rebounds and lay-ups only because they look good on paper or in the stats.
He's taken rebounds away from almost everyone on the team at one point or
another. I'm fed up with his posturing and odd ways. Jazz won without him and
they can do it again. Milsap for is a better shot blocker and he muscles his way
into the paint and gets lay-ups in traffic. He's a good rebounder too. Time to
let Boozer go.
Magnus the eternal optimist. You kill me sometimes. Here we are half way through
March and you still think the Jazz are going to win their back to back games and
on the road against winning teams. Anytime you have to say IF the Jazz can learn
to win on the road, they can be championship contenders, they aren't. Although
the using the wife as an example of burnt JAZZ fans is classic material.(LOL)
Championship contenders at this point aren't asking IF's when it
comes to winning and winning on the road. They are saying we can win anywhere
against anyone and we have proved it by doing it. With the Jazz schedule, I look
for them to be slightly above .500 the rest of the way and lucky if they can
pull off a 6th seed or higher. Only a month to go and we will see if you are
right or not. OKC aside, SA, unless they make a major collapse is locked into
the 2 seed already.
fire sloan,trade williams,dump miles,hire my mamma to play,
TRY PLAYING DEFENSE ON THE ROAD! THEN MAYBE YOU WILL WIN SOME MORE GAMES! HOW DO
THEY NOT GET IT???BY THE WAY, WE SHOULD HAVE DRAFTED MARIO CHALMERS AS A
BACKUP TO DWILL. THEY COULD HAVE EVEN PLAYED TOGETHER IN THE BACK COURT.
INSTEAD WE ARE STUCK WITH ANOTHER TALL SKINNY WHITE GUY THAT'LL RIDE THE PINE
FOR A FEW YEARS INSTEAD OF SOMEONE THAT COULD ACTUALLY COME IN AND CONTRIBUTE.
I am still bent over the Miami game. Millsap and Kirilenko should have been
left at the airport to find their own way home. Those 2 morons cost the Jazz
the game. There is no excuse to lose a game like that. Yeah the refs sucked,
big deal, it never should have come down to that. PERIOD. Now the Jazz are
coming home where of course they will win, because they are mentally weak, they
can win at home but on the road I even hold my breath if they are playing the
Anybody see San Antonio lose to OKC last night? Here's the problem
with the way you guys are watching the Jazz, you are looking for the bad
things.It's like when my wife is in a bad mood, I can do a million
things right, and break my back trying to please her, but as soon as I do that
one thing that is annoying her or give her the slightest reason to be mad at me,
nothing else that I have done matters at all. The only thing that matters is
that I somehow screwed up that thing. That's exactly what most of
you guys are like. I am as dissapointed about the road trip as anybody, but the
Jazz did alot of good things and should be better for it.Utah has 7
home games and 8 road games left. The home games should all be
wins. 7 of the 8 roadies are against West playoff contenders. The Jazz control their destiny, if they learn how to win tough games on
the road (and I think they will) then not only will they prove they are
contenders, but they will probably win home court.
The Jazz are now in 7th. With their tuff road schedule remaining I look for the
Jazz to finish 8th. Right now they are only 1 game ahead of Dallas. This off
season the management needs to grow a pair and do something drastic. They have
the talent and good players, but inorder to become an elite team they need a
major trade or coaching change. Jazz lovers don't reply and say "Sloan is the
greatest coach", and "The best trades are the ones not made." I am tired of
good, I want great. Let's hope the Jazz can be the 6th seed. That will be their
best chance to advance.
loved watching everyone... not just boozer give dwight howard a little slap on
the wrist and then proceed to watch him raise up with fury and dunk it like a
man trying to prove something. hopefully they watched some film and
realized that if they are going to foul then it should be done so the guy
doesn't make the shot. these guys sure do make it easy for the other team to get
3 point plays and put us in a hole pretty easy. buck up and show
some heart and toughness!
Boozer (and Jonathan Tavernari on BYU - but that's another issue) bugs the crud
out of me! He is SO stinking lazy. He blew it for us in the playoffs last
year. He fumbles the ball, misses layups, and stands in the same 4 foot radius
on the court when on offense until he gets the ball or has a chance to set a
pick so he CAN get the ball. His inconsistency leaves me disgusted that Millsap
and AK have to sit on the bench and watch him play more minutes. He has NEVER
been the "All-Star" that people expect out of him, and I highly doubt he will
ever play the play he's never played.
Howard dunks on everybody, not just Boozer.
@BJ I agree with the whole chemistry thing, When Booz is in the game, D-Will/the
coaching staff go to pick and rolls and post ups and the rest of everyone is
watching the D-will/booz show. AK and Booz don't co-exist which was the one of
the main reasons for the melt down from AK because he wasn't getting the ball.
When Booz plays,Milsap and AK's minutes go down which in turn hurts the Jazz
defense/hustle. I like how Booz selfishly jumps over and or yells at teammates
so he can grab rebounds that would otherwise land in his teammates laps. Once
this past weekend, I almost fell off the coach when Booze jumped all the way
accross the opposite lane on a missed foul shot so he could grab the rebound
right in front of Okur who was standing there ready to grab the rebound. It was
so pathetic. If Booz is really committed to being here, he needs to lead by
example when it comes to offense,defense and sharing the ball. AK always tries
to make plays for everyone, Booz generally only makes plays for himself.
Jazz no play goot on thee roat. No havy zzshob for me. Yack Macksen is pritty
Maybe some time in the near future Coach Sloan will get it that Boozer is
totally worthless on defense.In the Orlando game he looked like he was selling
tickets to watch Howard dunk on him. Made no effort to try and stop him.I feel
bad that the majority of the players try playing defense and they hang in there
with a chance to win the game until Coach Sloan insists on putting Boozer in
during crunch time.The Hawks should send "Boozer" a thank you card for the nice
illegal screen and the bounce of his foot. Korver was hitting the majority of
his shots in the miami game but who takes the last shot..Boozer" ...I wish Deron
would quit giving it to Boozer and just shoot.
I am with Dave on this. No one has mentioned that the Jazz won 12 in a row
WITHOUT Boozer for most of those games - and then lost 3 in a row WITH him. The
team chemistry changes with him in.
I'd call it road kill. As in dead. Brain Dead from Jerry on down.
I watched Boozer specifically on the last two road games on the defensive end of
the court and I've never seen someone so worhtless, pathetic, or lazy in all of
my life. How can Sloan continue to tolerate that from Boozer. Even when he hit
the three jumpers in a row v. Orlando, at the other end he gave up three
straight baskets. I've never seen him take a charge or really work hard and it
will eventually kill the Jazz in the playoffs. It is too bad that the rest of
the team gives it their all and Boozer drags them all down by his pathetic
defensive play. Dump him, please!!!
I also want to know why Sloan doesn't put Ronnie Price in for D Will. When Deron
was injured Ronnie played like a true point guard now the poor guy sits almost
all the games. Sloan needs to play Price more he's got a good outside shot and
alot of speed but he needs more playing time to keep up his skills. Sloan did
the same thing with Collins when he stepped in for Boozer now he sits on the
bench most of the time.Harpring is getting less and less playing time also.
Sloan shows no loyalty to the guys who play tough for him.
Everything will change if they get back on track tonight.Patience and hustle on
the road will do wonders for them.They will be ok just go out and love the game
again now that the win streak is off your back.Go play, just go play 15 games
left 15 more potential wins have fun and enjoy them.Boozer you can love the game
again it's time to play.Patience and hustle, patience and hustle.
"Hopefully we're back home that will be enough," Williams said when asked how,
after playing 111 minutes in two weekend losses, the energy-sapped Jazz can
summon what it takes to rebound tonight.Why couldn't he have said
what needs to be said. "We need to show some toughness" or "character" or
"heart" place any disposition in the blank. If he is the leader now is the time
to call it to the team's attention. Sloan can only say it so many
times, in so many ways, then it becomes mundain. Leaders will take his lead and
start saying it also. Then the team will start doing it.
You can leave the Jazz.............,but you can't leave the Jazz alone!
Why is it that the 800lb gorilla in the room that no one wants to talk about is
the energy the team has with Boozer on the bench?Bench Knight and
Collins and let Price and Koufus get some playing time.
THEeyepatch says the Wizards are cupcakes...I seem to recall the Jazz lost to
them already this season...the Wizard's first win of the season if I remember
right.The Jazz displayed their lack of heart in the crunch at Miami
when they blew regulation and the 1st OT, then simply gave up in the 3rd OT.They didn't even make the trip, mentally, to Orlando so they shouldn't
be too tired from that.
Atlanta and Miami are good teams at home and they should win. Those teams showed
heart against a team[Jazz] that was a 12 game winning streak. The Jazz
need to put those loses behind them. Wizards are cupcakes, but if the Jazz are
not focused the [Wizards] might look like the '98 Chicago Bulls. Go
brevin knight. get price in the game and get some energy into the team. one high
flying dunk or three pointer gets the team going faster than anything knight has