I know one thing, if Karl Malone or Stockton had this same injury they would be
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 can't play unless I'm 100$, oops I meant %.
. . . to the offseason -- the Jazz players already have.
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.
This is ridiculous.
Re: GRJKarl 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.
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.
TRADE DWILL FRO STEVE BLAKE
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
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
Everyone,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.... A Jazz win.
what all of you need to understand is that UT is just a bad team.
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
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.
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!
Lets stop dwelling on the past people. Yes. Stockton and Malone was great! But
that was years ago! Lets focus on the present here and hope that Okur will just
get better to be able to play soon!
Memo, all we need you to do is keep Bynum out of the paint...just suit up and
drain 3's...I'm sure your D will be the same as it ever was
How many championships did John and Karl win?ZERO.I gues
splayng with broken hands and such didn't work either.It's not
really about playing through injuries.How many nagging injuries did
any of the championship teams, in last three decades, play through?
just too bad for the Jazz, they are not playing well lately then adding Okur not
playing only makes things worse for the Jazz, we need his outside shooting to
open up Boozer, Millsap and Brewer doing their stuff inside the paint.. without
Okur, Korver must have a good shooting night for the Jazz to have a chance..and
our defense are terrible again in game 1, or maybe the Lakers are just shooting
very well, they have open looks and uncostested shots, that is our major
problem, I think we are more afraid of Bynum, Kobe and Gasol taking over the
game, so we just let the other guys shoot, I can't blame the Jazz on that.. the
bottomline is Lakers are too much talented, I think we have to be more physical
and our outside shooting must be in sink, and lastly our turnovers hurts us
again in Game 1, Knight I think made two consecutive careless turnovers, those
turnovers by Knight are terrible, it makes me sick actually just looking at
it..how about defending Kobe, we had a descent job actually by double teaming
him, the problem is our rotation in very slow
Thanks for the reality check. We just need to accept that Malone and Stockton
were simply ironmen. We were pretty spoiled with their longevity and playing
through injuries. Fact of the matter is, injuries are a part of sports. Some
athletes sit out for silly injuries, and most of the time they have legitimate
ones. I don't think this is a case of milking an injury, so give Okur a break.
It's funny how even while Memo is playing in a game, running up and down the
court, he's "unlikely."
You people who are dissin' Memo have no idea what a hamstring injury is like.
You go too soon on an injury like that and it makes it worse, much worse.
Reading these posts surely makes me glad we have Sloan and Johnson, Layden and
O'Connor running the Jazz rather than some of these readers who seem to have no
clue about any facts whatsoever. Mr. Anonymous, Okur plays great defense on big
centers such as Shaq or Ming. Like virtually everybody else his size, he has
trouble with the quicker, smaller centers. He not only shoots the three ball
better than anybody on the Jazz team, but he also rebounds well, and he often
drives to the basket and gets easy shots. The chief reasons he was brought to
the Jazz were his inside game, his post moves and his rebounding and his ability
to hit a 15 to 20-foot shot. Nobody realized he would be shooting the three
pointers as well as he does. He's also much better at help defense than our
esteemed power forward, who wouldn't make any team if he weren't such a force on
offense. Still, the Lakers are much better than the Jazz due to their size and
length as well as overall skill level. If Gasol had gone to the Jazz, Utah
would make the finals.
Just get rid of Collins and bring up Kufos if Meno cant play
Jaron collins Has inproved a ton. I dont think that Kufos deserves to play yet.
He is good but not that good. I just hope Okur can get better. A the jazz need
to start shooting better and playing the same amount of defence in the first
half that they play in the second half becuase if they did they could win. But
still half the time we dont play D.
Brevin Knight is terrible. Play Ronnie Price please!!
Activate Koufus and Fesenko. They can't do any worse than Collins.At least
that is 12 hard fouls on Baby Bynum and Whiny Gasol.
anon. is making sense. I called for this too. Everyone knows the Jazz will
stuggle in round 1 so let KK and Fes play. I would love to see what they could
produce since it is still practice time for the Jazz. At lease it would be an
intertesting watch for the fans. Have a little faith Jerry, in these aspiring
youth and give them a thrill to play in the playoffs...and make it some major
time with D Will and the rest who really want to pull off a win. (Boozer is
making a fool out of you Jerry. He gets his own way. He is trying to market
himself for the next season...anywhere but Utah if he can get the money. Money
and fame is what he seeks. He is not a Jazzman according to the fans. Fans
should rule!!!!!!!!Bring on the big kids and give the crowd something to watch.
We want to be entertained and watching Boozer run hot and cold is not
entertaining or fun.
YOU ARE KIDDING RIGHT? DO YOU KNOW "JER"? TRANSLATION: BREVIN KNIGHT WILL COME
IN LATE FIRST QUARTER. KOUFIS AND FESENKO WILL STARE AT JACK AND DYAN AND
Fes and Koufus should not leave the bench tonight.