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Published: Monday, April 20 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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I know one thing, if Karl Malone or Stockton had this same injury they would be PLAYING!

I don't understand

How is it that John Stockton and Karl Malone managed to go for such a long time in their careers without the kind of injuries to keep them out of the game that so many Jazz players now seem to have? Is it conditioning? Or did past players push themselves to perform when today's players would whine about being 60%?

I want my mommy. . .

. . . I can't play unless I'm 100$, oops I meant %.

Fast forward. . .

. . . to the offseason -- the Jazz players already have.

the pride

how more meaningless could you guys bacome? We are talking about the same guy who played the whole Lakers series with two major injures last year. We are talking about a player who played 50+ mins in Miami game despite being injured, and right after that game, despite not being able to play actually, tried to play against Dwight Howard. don't confuse Memo with Carla (pardon Carlos). Memo took all the extra minutes during the regular season when Carlos was faking his injures. Now, Boozer is clearly playing for contract and playing selfishly. Hopefully, eventually he contributes to game (if you think that the game is only consists of offense) somehow. What did you expect him? "I will play regardless what my condition is". He said he was going to play if he is able to RUN. Since tuesday, Memo hasn't PRACTISED with team. Don't fill this blanks without thinking. He never says "Yeah, I feel better, hopefulluy next week". Next week "next week". Haha.

Stop whining, and play

This is ridiculous.



Karl Malone and John Stockton come from a different era. Even during their time in the NBA, players like them were not all that common. Karl and John were tough, resilient, hard-as-nails players who worked hard at keeping themselves in incredible physical condition.

Malone's off season physical regimen brought him into fall camp in the kind of condition today's players would marvel at. That's why he had so few injuries during his career.

Often deemed dirty players (because of their physical play) Stockton and Malone always played tough in-your-face defense. They learned early on that defense wins championships.

They also understood that nagging minor injuries were a part of the game and that if they suited up they were expected to play.

However, they weren't stupid. When confronted with a major injury, they got it fixed as soon as possible. They didn't lay around for a couple of months getting medical opinions.

I only wish that Boozer would go back and study what Karl Malone did to become a Hall of Fame player and emulate him.

Jerrrrry Collins????

You might as well go sign Thurl Bailey to come play or Mark Eaton...but please, no Collins or Knight


the pride is right. Memo has a heart and plays like it. Granted he has his own limits, but if we let him go and keep Boozer KOC should hang it up. Memo was trying to work out a contract extension. PF's are a dime a dozen a center that has a ring. Not too many can say that. Millsap + any decent backup>Boozer at 39 minutes. Memo is the man and we really, really need him back.




i agree with 'the pride' if he was able to go he would...boozers a bum...

everyone gets on okurs case...he's the only guy other than korver that at least can hit an outside shot..

they better figure it out in the off season...millsap is not a starting power forward...so if he is boozer's replacement they are never going to be a title contender...i like him but he is a 6th man..great rebounder but not enough offensive ability to command a double..

i can't believe knight is allowed to even dress..WOW !!!!!
go with price

re Trade Dwill

never ever post again, you have no idea what you are talking about. you sound insanely stupid with a comment like that. hey lakers trade kobe bryant for ronnie brewer. hey cavs trade lebron for jr smith. wow, get a clue guy. do us jazz fans a favor and stop cheering for our team. memo is the man, GO JAZZ!!!!!!


Players get injured. Garnett had the same injury that Boozer had. It no like Garnett is coming back anytime soon. No one questions his injury.

Sorry, you can't knock Memo heart. He gotten in in the best shape of his career. He is limited physically, but it is not his effort or heart. Boozer and Millsap are also limited. It is not like they can drink a magic potion and grow 4 inches to be the same size as Gasol or Bynum.

Also Unlikely

Also unlikely.... A Jazz win.

Just Bad

what all of you need to understand is that UT is just a bad team.

What I think.........

Jazz I think is way better than lakers and I think Memo Okur is one of the players that we need on the Jazz team right now. Memo is one who can knock down the three pointers and make the L.A. Lakers spread their defense. Although Memo is not likely to go to game two in the first round of the playoffs, I still believe that Jazz could do it without him (even though it is probably easier for the Jazz to do it with him). All Jazz I think needs to do is get Korver or Williams or whoever on the Jazz team to get hot on the three pointers. Then, that will spread the Lakers defense so we can go inside and make the sure shots.

P.S. I also think that Matt Harping should be in the starting lineup because he knows how to be physical with the Lakers.


Besides shooting the three what else does okur bring? Defence? NO! Inside game? NO! Leadership? NO! let's get back Raja Bell.


I'm spanish and beacuse of that I want LA to win, but I think Gasol and Bynum will be in serious defensive trouble when Okur comes back, then can't defend a big man who shoots from long-range, and for sure the Jazz won't have the same %s than game 1, they will improve, so I think Utah has a lot of options to reach conf. semifinals


hamstring injuries are tough, you really can't go unless you are close to 100%, and if you do it is almost certain that you will just hurt it worse than before. The Jazz need Memo, I hope he is back soon.

RE: What I think....

You had better think again as there is no way that the Jazz are better than the Lakers.

Lakers have had their share of injuries too. They went all the way to the finals last year without Bynum and most of the year without Ariza who did pretty well against the Jazz the other night.

Go Lakers!

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