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  • Anonymous
    April 29, 2009 2:52 p.m.

    i love jerry sloan. from what i saw, price, brewer, and millsap are worth keeping. i'm disappointed in okur. even though he came off an injury and wasn't fully recovered, he didn't seem to care about helping his team out. his defense was horrible and he made some stupid mistakes. maybe he doesn't want to be in utah. i love d-will and boozer, i'm not sure how i feel about him. he has some great games and other times he's just horrible.

  • IDJazz12
    April 28, 2009 11:10 p.m.

    RE: Keep Korver

    Just to add a few things. Korver is a good shooter but Sloan has him having to come off three screens and having to shoot a fade away on the last screen which is tough for most shooters. The other problem is that Korver is a lights out shooter when spotted up but because the Jazz have no inside presence most teams do not double down and we have no shot outside. The rare times they do double down our bigs never pass out of a double team so its tough for Jazz shooters except for CJ who has his tent out there. Jazz have shooters they just need an inside game to take the attention away from the perimeter.

  • todd from santa ana
    April 28, 2009 11:06 p.m.

    11-3 for SLoan haters, "sorry sloanaholics"

  • Jazz Cop
    April 28, 2009 9:59 p.m.

    Okur is one of the worst defenders in the league, and I'm not just saying it, it's objective fact. Why have the desire to keep him around, when as far as I've seen, he's shown little effort?

  • TicketHolder
    April 28, 2009 9:47 p.m.

    I think it is time to change the collective bargaining agreement. I believe the NBA should have the right to release a player if they do not perform. If the NFL can do it so should the NBA. Guaranteed money is just that, guaranteed. Structure the contract on a base with incremental bonuses for defined areas such as points, defense, turnovers, points allowed etc etc. Structure the contract according to the players skill set. Giving him a financial motivation to improve. You saw a glimpse of this with Millsap. A hungry kid that has worked his butt-off for the advancement of the almighty dollar. Now for my 2 cents:
    Let everyone walk except Millsap. If you don't want to play for us we don't want you. Good bye and good riddance.

  • Keep Korver
    April 28, 2009 9:33 p.m.

    A few words about Korver.....We need him...but we need him to have the freedom to do his thing! He is one of the best 3 point shooters in the NBA, but he is under utilized. He has been hampered this year with a wrist injury that he has been pretty quiet about! He never complains, he just tries to play tough. He is rebounding and making passes inside to others to make the shots! He even takes a charges on occasion!

    The Jazz could certainly get more value from him if they used his strengths more!

    We have a sharp shooter.....let's keep him!

  • We need another year to build!
    April 28, 2009 9:18 p.m.

    Let's not forget who else was out there hustling in the final 4th quarter! Yes Price made some good connections
    He hit Korver right on! Korver, Brewer, and Milsap were giving it their all for a come back! Unfortunately it was just a little too late! All 4 give it everything they have every game! We need to keep all 4 of them ....They play well together!

    Give them another year together! We need them. They earn their bucks....besides they are very likable!

    Do we need a super star? yes it would be nice...where will we find one? We are already paying for 2 super stars who are falling short!!! Enough said!

  • Joe from Bangkok
    April 28, 2009 9:06 p.m.

    The nba 2009 is over for me. I would not like to follow which team is going to be the champion. But I can not wait to see the big change for Jazz next season. It is so excited.

  • Agree with Jazzfan
    April 28, 2009 5:58 p.m.

    That was the thing that made my mind spin all year. Why have Knight in over Price? It is obvious that this was a huge mistake

  • Jazzfan
    April 28, 2009 4:56 p.m.

    im not gonna say anything about anyone, except for this: ronnie price showed more hustle in the fourth quarter last night than boozer, knnight or cj did all year (or more than collins in his whole career). i guarentee that we would have won 5-10 more games this season had price been the #2. just look at last nights game! brevin in: -11 (after being tied). price in: deficit cut from 22 to 6. easy to read people! price must stay!!

  • Trade AK?
    April 28, 2009 4:43 p.m.

    thats a great idea, but um, who is going to want AK people? we owe him 17 mil next year. isaiah thomas is no longer a GM, which means nobody in the league is dumb enough to pick that contract up. face it we are stuck with him, no more trade suggestions for him plz. And who do you think we are going to get for collins if we trade him? At least he showed up in the playoffs, he made bynum a non-factor in game 1-3, i'd say keep him just for his hustle in the playoffs, he earned it. The only real tradeable guys are boozer, miles, korver, memo, price, and almond. The rest are either untouchable by the team, or nobody wants them anyways.

  • TheHailstorm
    April 28, 2009 3:30 p.m.

    Man , I like Koufas . He has the makings if Sloan would get off his tractor and see the field.
    Koufas has the ability to be a great big man if only the funes didn't fog Jerry vision and foresight. Same with Price... why he stuck with the munchkin I have no idea,he couldn't guard my sister and for scrambling / steal he was an apparition at best.
    11 years in the league and still didn't learn much.. time for the big hacienda Brevin.

  • magnus
    April 28, 2009 3:30 p.m.

    I think we have to forgive Williams for sounding a little Jaded.

    I remember last year when he was talking about doing everything he could to build a great team and get players to Utah and you heard stories about how he and Boozer talked about making a championship run together...

    And then Boozer goes and basically says, "after this year, I'm getting paid, I don't care by who, I'm just getting paid."

    I think that hurt Williams, I really do.

    Boozer is gone, I think the Jazz might actually encourage him to go. They don't want to exceed the cap, they want to keep Millsap, letting Boozer walk is the only way both of those things happen.

    I think the Jazz should let Almond, Knight, Collins and maybe Price go as well.

    Resign Millsap as long as the price is reasonable (

  • NYJazzFan
    April 28, 2009 2:52 p.m.

    OK this will be the most unpopular but best post...
    PG-Williams, Price, FA/Draft (get rid of Knight)
    SG-Brewer, Almond (forget about Korver he will demand too much money)
    SF-Miles, AK
    PF-Boozer, (yes keep him, he is a great scorer and boarder and even got a tiny bit better defensively, AK
    C-Memo, TYSON CHANDLER!... Yup and how do we get him? by signing and trading Milsap and Harpring (under contract) .. See Milsap is a hustler and great guy be he is woefully undersized (he got worn out banging against the bigger guys... He is going to command tons of money - he does not have the post moves that Boozer does.. we get Chandler 7-1 great shot blocker... and we are headed to finals..
    Finally Keep Koufos dump Collins, Fess..

  • Matt in VA
    April 28, 2009 2:45 p.m.

    I live near DC. The Wiz went to the playoffs last year, and were talking big early in the year. I thought "there is no way this will be an excellent team, they just aren't built right." Sure enough, they didn't go. Having previously lived in Arizona, it is sad to see the suns go down in flames - loved their style.

    To make it to the finals, you typically need three elite players and cheap but effective role players - like the Lakers last year. Deron is elite, but nobody else is. AK, Booz, and Memo are good, but not elite, and would start on most NBA teams. Korver, Price, and Millsap are effective role players. We could have probably packaged one of the top three along with Millsap for an elite but aging star and a bad contract. But, we still would need a shot-blocker to make it all the way.

    Even then, unless you have an MVP candidate, it is hard to get to the finals.

  • If I were Kevin . . .
    April 28, 2009 2:29 p.m.

    Keep: D-Will, Millsap, Ronnie B., Ronnie P., Okur, Kosta, Matt, Korver

    Trade: Boozer, Knight, Andre, CJ and/or Almond to move up in the draft to either get a good big man or a sharpshooter like Stephan Curry or to get a qiality player, preferably a center or power forward with heart and youth.

    Release: Fez, Collins, Almond.

  • Boozer & Okur NO
    April 28, 2009 2:09 p.m.

    Ok I can't believe no one has said this but BOOZER AND OKUR TOGETHER DOES NOT WORK. We need someone that plays interior defense!!! More than anything else.

    Keepers:
    Dwill
    Price
    Brewer
    AK(but please stop shooting jumpers early in the clock)
    Millsap (has to stay!)

    Either Okur or Korver (need the outside shooter)
    I'd prefer Korver because he hustles takes chargers and rebounds and I'd rather have a center who can play defense!

    Get rid of them:
    Boozer (no effort on defense, injuries)
    Miles (waste of talent, Dwill convinced management to keep him even though they should have let him go)
    Knight (Price was always better)
    Collins (Koufus has so much more potential!)

    My postseason prayers will be for a big man who plays D and Millsap and not Boozer to stay. I know Boozer has better size/talent but he is not a winner people! He is all about himself! Ask cleveland!

  • Lo Porto
    April 28, 2009 1:45 p.m.

    Must Keep:
    Deron
    Brewer
    Millsap
    Koufos

    Should Keep:
    Okur
    Miles (needs to improve, but still a value for the $)
    Price
    Fes (see Miles)
    Harpring (only goes if we have to get under luxury)
    Korver (only goes if we need to add in a trade)

    Must go:
    Knight
    Collins
    Almond

    Should go:
    Boozer (if he opts out, then bye bye Booz)
    AK (his contract keeps this team from being great - AK is the #1 thing wrong with this team because he doesn't fit the offense and should be playing PF. Without him, we could use his money to get a perimeter defender AND post defender. Trade AK for Shaq and use the 2010 money to get more pieces.)

  • Go Jazz
    April 28, 2009 1:17 p.m.

    Decent season for all of the injuries. To Phoenix Jazz fan, yes, I will cheer for the Cavs. I absolutely hate the lakers because they get anyone they want on their team (Gasol for example) for nothing, and I am sick of the Lakers winning it all of the time. $$$$$ talks though. Lakers fans aren't real fans, they just follow the crowd. Lakers will probably win it though, and I hate to say it, they should because they have the best team in the league. Lebron, please beat Kobe!!! His arrogance drives me nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Salon is DONE
    April 28, 2009 1:04 p.m.

    danburtreynolds | 9:21 a.m. April 28, 2009

    Your ridiculous, name one professional coach in any sport around the world that has coached for 20+ years and has NOT won a championship.

    Anyone who defends Salon because he got close twice is a joke. The guy is stuck in 70-80s basketball, great coach yes but his time has come to retire.

    You can not regress as a team with the same talent level and expect to keep your job. Bad teams lose at HOME and on the ROAD... Utah has never won on the road. Is that because of talent? Or the coach? Talent is good enough to win at home why not on the road?

  • Starts at the top...
    April 28, 2009 12:42 p.m.

    I have a great deal of respect for Sloan, and was he has done for the Jazz. That said, I think it's time he go. Yes, there are some player issues that need resolving, but too many issues remain that will not change as long as Sloan is at the helm. He has proven he is either unable or unwilling to adapt to the changes that he needs to in order to utilize the talent he has. He is unwilling to 'motivate'. He is unwilling to give young players (even if they have worked hard, and have earned the chance) a chance. He refuses to acknowledge the 3 point shot..... that we need it (Korver IS already feared by opponents as a major 3 pt. threat... and there is a reason for it, but he's not allowed to play as a shooter needs to get the most out of it), and that it killed us this year (pretty tough for players to constantly try to close out when they are forced to help inside, leaving wide open shooters to tear us apart).
    There is more.. but I'm out of space!

  • re: Anonymous
    April 28, 2009 12:31 p.m.

    Why so negative? One word for you: Underachievement. A team that had more talent, was more rounded, and more experienced than the one that went to the WC finals two seasons ago and semifinals last year got smoked in the first round this year.

    What's more frustrating is that, despite being widely predicted to be one of the top two teams in the west, the Jazz tanked 9 of their last 11 games and drew the 8th seed in the west; and that was with a full, largely healthy roster.

    Had they managed to win at home against either the Timberwolves, or Golden State (which, I would like to remind you, was missing all but one of their starters, suited up only 7 players, most of whom were just called up from the D-league) the Jazz would have made the 7 seed and had a legit shot of going to the conference finals again. If they had bothered to show up during the last couple of weeks, they should have been in the top 5 in the west.

    That's what's frustrating.

  • Re:Anonymous @ 11:21 am
    April 28, 2009 12:28 p.m.

    Laughable at best. Get rid of Koufos? He was a first year player in Sloan's system and he did admiral. Anything else you say is taken with a grain of salt. Jazz can't wait 9 more years because this group of players don't have a Stockton OR a Malone. They should call this team Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Men. No brain, cowardly with no Heart.
    PS Thank you Ronnie Price for showing heart. I have much respect for you.

  • To Burtreynolds
    April 28, 2009 12:24 p.m.

    Nobody beat Jordan but the point is the Jazz should have. We have to dream team players and still cannot get the job done. Kobe is the best player last year but does he win the championship? The Jazz had all the weapons Stockton, Malone, Hornecek, but still could not get it done. You say Houston had an awesome team, and that is what the Jazz had, difference is Houston wins, Jazz do not. Lets face it that is why other teams make big roster moves like bringing in Gasol, they seem to be a tad smarter than the Jazz. If you have to change players do it, if you have to change the coach do it. The same way is only going to get you the same thing, 40+ wins and no championships. I guess you are ok with that, and me to, but once in a great while win one.

  • The Boozer opt-out clause
    April 28, 2009 11:53 a.m.

    All in favor would say this:

    The opt-out provision is an agreed upon clause between the player and club, so the player has the right to use it.

    The opt-out clause helps superstars gain leverage over apathetic front offices.

    Those who oppose it would say:

    Players should simply play. They signed a contract and should not have the right to opt-out of an agreement.

    Players use this provision to pressure their teams into making personnel transactions. Superstars do not have the right to hold their teams and fans hostage.

    Boozer's problem:

    1. He's not a superstar, and all should recognize that his threat to opt out this summer is mostly a pipe dream because of his lack of performance on the court.

    2. He's a malingerer who has failed to suit up for over 60% of the games he was contracted to play for during the current contract period.

    3. His on court performance when he did actually play should not be persuasive to the Jazz front office.

    4. He's certainly not a fan favorite.

    5. He should opt out but he won't find matching money.

    6. We're stuck with him.

  • Thehailstorm
    April 28, 2009 11:38 a.m.

    Keepers

    D-will
    Millsap
    Ronny Price
    Memo OKUR
    Korver( at least he can rebound and take a charge )
    AK47
    Brewer
    Koufas
    Kevin Kreugar to back up Price and hit a three-- cheap $$

    Dumpster Duty ---Save $$$$$$
    Collins----180,000 per game--$570,00 per minute
    Boozer
    Night
    Fesenko
    MIles


    any other $and bag that can free some room and Kevin .. loosen up the purse strings.. good teams bring good money at the gate and for the playoff.. enough mediocrity ..buy a team !


    Undecided
    Harpring--too much money
    Almond
    All of the sand bagging money mongers

  • Anonymous
    April 28, 2009 11:21 a.m.

    Why so negative?
    We win 48 games and go to the playoffs and you still call it a lousy season? Man, some teams would kill just to make the playoffs, don't take them for granted.
    Second, stop with the Sloan stuff, he's a great coach, and they can still win a championship with him coaching its the players that need to listen to him.
    Offseason speaking, keep Boozer, Kirilenko,Okur, and Millsap, trade miles, and let Knight and koufos walk.

  • Dave in Los Angeles
    April 28, 2009 11:08 a.m.

    I think the Jazz need to shake things up. It is obvious that this team will not do significantly better next year with the core intact (playoffs, but not a real championship threat). This may be the year for Sloan to say goodbye. I respect coach Sloan. I think that he gets the best out of the players he has, and only a few coaches in the last twenty years have a title. He is one of the "best of the non-championship coaches." Let Sloan retire to Illinois so that O'Connor can tweak or change the team and put in another coach and system. Even if Sloan stays for one more year, is that really going to make a difference?

  • RDC
    April 28, 2009 10:52 a.m.

    It's actually an easy off-season. Why the Jazz would feel a need to spend extra money to keep THIS team together is beyond me.

    Boozer, thanks for a few great games (one?)
    Korver, dude, we'll miss your shot, but we can't win with it anyway.
    Okur, if anyone should stay it is you...if you could stay healthy.
    Milsap, you're a superstar in my book! However, you're not a superstar in the NBA, and I don't think you will be.
    Knight, love the speed! However, it's time to give the young guys their turn.
    Miles, I know you played well a year ago and have 2 more years on your contract, but starting this year was a bad idea, bring back AK.
    Collins, I don't remember you playing this year? Were you on the active all year?

    Williams - we all love you, but ... take the off-season to rethink how to lead whatever team the Jazz are next year and remember that the NBA wouldn't allow the Jazz to win the playoffs if they had two of the greatest players of all time on the team.

  • re: CD
    April 28, 2009 10:31 a.m.

    Love your comments. People here don't understand that it is a lot worse in a lot of over towns.

  • It's The Phiosophy Dummies
    April 28, 2009 10:12 a.m.

    Led by Sloan this coaching staff as well as the GM have a different plan than the better teams in this league. Just watch a few other teams intently, watch their offense and defense then rerun back to the Jazz and anyone with a brain can see a huge difference. Suck into the middle to help out leaving the perimeter open, then not even defending the area you suck in to. A high pick and roll ALL THE TIME as your main option, instead of spreading to court and moving the ball, setting screens for open 15 to 20 footers like others and slicing to the basket for open layups, instead of pluuging the middle always with pick and roll and shooting with no rebouders under the basket. DISGUSTING why this old system and staff continue to make players run something that is worn out. Clean house Greg!

  • Chadders
    April 28, 2009 10:03 a.m.

    If I were KOC here's what I'd do:
    trade Boozer for Bosh (throw in the Knicks pick to sweeten the deal)
    Goodbye Collins
    Goodbye Knight
    Try to sign Okur to a 3 year extension at the same rate.
    Match pretty much anything for Millsap.
    Korver can decide if he wants to stay or go.
    Resign Price.
    Sign best PG available from the d-league.
    Use option on Fes.
    Offer Harpring a coach role at the same rate if he retires as a player.
    Tell AK if he doesn't gain 20 lbs this summer we will fine him $200k.
    Try and sign Brewer to an extension at a slight raise.
    So here would be the roster:
    PG Dwil, Price, dleague backup
    SG Brewer, Korver(maybe)
    SF AK, CJ
    PF Okur, Millsap
    C Bosh, Fes, KK
    We would be just a little over the cap this year but we would be a much better team, and have decent chances of winning the ring like 80% at least. We would use our draft pick on a SG or SF, and trade away our 2nd round picks for 2nd rounds picks next year.

  • Houdini
    April 28, 2009 9:47 a.m.

    let Boozer go,let Okur play the 4 spot,Millsap the 3,Brewer and Korver the 2,Williams and Price SG,PLEASEEEEEEEEEE give both Koufos and Fes a real shot at the 5,or pick up a good defensive minded center,the rest ADIOS,especially miles...worthless and clueless

  • BGomer
    April 28, 2009 9:31 a.m.

    The Jazz are a young team, people need to realize that. Sloan is right. Jazz fans are the most impatient fans in the world. No team rebuilds so quickly after losing two of the best players ever, look at the Bulls they haven't been a .500 team since Jordan left, now it finally looks like they might be making progress...and they are in one the largest markets and desirable cities in the league.

    We do need to make some changes, but not an overhaul. I think we really lack a leader on the team and that kills us. As much as I don't like Fisher when we had him we were a much more focused team, much better on the road much better effort day in and day out. We have so much talent if we could bring in a quality hard nosed leader that small piece might be all we need. I don't have anyone in mind but a veteran leader is needed, I love Dwill but he is not a real leader other than being the best player.

    Stop blaming Sloan he can't be the leader. Coaches aren't leaders.

  • CD
    April 28, 2009 9:28 a.m.

    As a Jazz fan living in Phoenix I find it interesting to read all the comments about Sloan, the Jazz organization and what they should do to fix their problems. It could be worse. You could be looking to next year with the aging Shaq, Nash, and Hill, the uninspired Amar'e, and a bunch of "tough" guys off the bench we've never even heard of before. And, let me think, do we even have a coach? Let Steve Kerr come run your operations. He'll fix things for you like he has here. Now, I'll admit, I'm not in the loop when it comes to all things Jazz. But from the outside looking in, you have some things pretty good up there. Sure it could use some help off season, and I hope that happens like many of the rest of you, but build on the good you have, don't destroy it. By the way, now that the Jazz are out, whose bandwagon are Jazz fans jumping on? Are there suddenly a large number of Cleveland fans in Utah? Anyone but the Lakers, right? Go King James!

  • One More Time- Facts
    April 28, 2009 9:28 a.m.

    I posted late yesterday and it was not debated or agreed upon due to the time of day regarding the post. Here is the fact-Brewer, Milsap, Miles, Korver, Harpring(because of age) and of course Knight, and Collins are not starters anywhere in this league on a contending team. Brewer and Milsap I would keep as bench players but everyone else on this roster other than D-Will would be tradeable or released. Give me Koufus, Fess, Almond, Price D-Will,Brewer, Milsap, Okur, maybe Korver and dump the rest through whatever, trades, buyouts and I will build you a WINNER! Also dumped the whole coaching staff and O'Connor. Re-tool Greg or fans like myself are going in other directions for entertainment. What a mess has been created here. NOW is the time for change.

  • todd to all
    April 28, 2009 9:24 a.m.

    head coach 2009-2010 SLoan
    head coach 2010-2011 if no strike Johnson "PHIL"


    yawn zzzz..........

    Future of franchise in Utah: Bleak Bleaker

  • danburtreynolds
    April 28, 2009 9:21 a.m.

    Sloan haters just make me tired. Name me one team that beat Jordan in the finals? And Houston was Awesome in the years between. Sorry, too many things have to break your way for a championship, and saying someone isn't great just because he doesn't have one is ridiculous. I suppose Stockton, Malone and Barkley weren't great because they never got the ring. Tony Gwynn, and Ted Williams weren't great because the never got the ring. Sloan is a Hall of Fame coach, and, from what I can gather, one of the most respected in the league.

    I'm frustrated by the losing too, but the Lakers are a better team this year. But remember, before they stole Gasol from Memphis they were a team in turmoil.

    Just relax, I think that the people in charge tend to have a better grasp on the situation than we fans do.

  • Anonymous
    April 28, 2009 9:03 a.m.

    Wow, what a bunch of negative cynics.

  • re what?
    April 28, 2009 8:38 a.m.

    d will should work on his decision making on the court not off the court..thats for management to decide...he turns the ball over to much and needs to continue to develope his outside shooting...we don't need to put personel decisions in any way shape or form on his shoulders....

    weather its brewer korver milsap or whomever...they need to become consistent before they are feared..

    folks paul milsap is a wonderful player BUT HE IS NOT THE ANSWER....you hear announcers talking about 2 headed monsters...two players on one team that are DOMINATING...the jazz have one player dwill that is getting there..but thats it.

  • No Jazz Fan
    April 28, 2009 8:21 a.m.

    Face it Jazz fans they will never win a title, they will be worse next year and won't make the playoffs. Deron will leave after his next contract is up because he will realize that it is hopeless in Utah. Remember the glory days because they will never happen again. You're not far from being Sacramento.

  • Wins
    April 28, 2009 7:57 a.m.

    I agree mailman. Lets say he is a great coach because he has been around for a million years. Look at all the wins, but where is the championships. Not even one to his credit. Try something new Sloan, this is not working for you or the Jazz. You may look tough and you have Phil stand in front of you like you are going to charge the official. Phil let him go and lets see how tough he really is, Not!!

  • Sloan
    April 28, 2009 7:41 a.m.

    "We still have things to learn..." I certainly hope defense and heart are at the top of that long list!

  • GMan
    April 28, 2009 7:25 a.m.

    It would be interesting if Boozer would go and Jazz pick up a scorer like TMac from Houston ...

  • Chris
    April 28, 2009 6:27 a.m.

    Well, it looks like the best choice is Milsap. H e looks like he improves every year, as opposed to the rest of the options. Hopefully Okur can stick for 1 more year. I'll give him a pass for the playoffs, due to his injury. Boozer should go, and if he stays they should trade him. He hasn't improved much. I understand he was hurt, but I still didn't see anything that says he should be feared. Korver isn't that great a shooter. Streaky at best. The Jazz need a shooter that can scare some people, we haven't had that in a while. There also needs to be a more reliable back up point gaurd, or Derron will get old fast, with the minutes he is playing.

  • the Mailman
    April 28, 2009 4:06 a.m.

    Sweet! Whats that 4 years now for DWill.. so by the great ones prediction we should be primed to make it back to the NBA finals by bout 2018..

    Man how many wins will Sloan have by then?

    He wont have any titles but he'll have a heap of wins!

    Surely then no one will dare say he isnt the best coach of all time.. just look at the wins.

    I feel so assured for the future of the Jazz.. we sure are going in the right direction.

  • Eugene
    April 28, 2009 2:38 a.m.

    Boozer, please opt out because the Jazz need you to go! The team played better throughout the year when he was out with an injury.

    Elevate Price to #2 and let Brevin slip into the Knight. CJ disappointed me and didn't rise to the level this year that his new contract should have required.

    Fight to keep the amazing Milsap. When healthy, Okur is solid, but we need a banger center that can play some defense.

    The Jazz can score points, but need to learn defense.

    If I were the Jazz management, I'd listen to Deron Williams and get his point of view on molding the next Jazz team.

  • tommy boy
    April 28, 2009 1:37 a.m.

    In all due respect Coach Sloan....."continuous process" PLEAAAASSSSE!!!! Please coach...spare us. Please stop talking. Please take a break.

    Here's another process...but it is not continuous. It goes something like this and it happens the first day of training camp. You say to the fellas...."Fellas...you will all play like Ronnie Price played in the last quarter of game five with the Lakers. You will not give up uncontested layups....you will hustle like Ronnie...you will play defense like Ronnie....or you will be benched. I will not be talking endlessly about toughness this year because last year it made me look like an idiot. I will simply be benching or releasing players."

    Some coaches have a different time table.

  • What?
    April 28, 2009 1:25 a.m.

    I love D-Will but what does he mean that it's not his place to worry about whos gonna be on the roster next season. Your the team leader arent you Deron? Than it should very well be your place to put some input into the front office and give them your opinion in who is a keeper and who needs to hit the road. I think the Jazz need to keep Boozer and Kirestinko needs to be traded to someone who can play decent defense and shoot the ball much much ,much better, let's face it AK couldnt throw a basketball into the ocean. But I'm nervous and anxious to see what our roster looks like. Good Riddance to this season and hopefull Sloan, Brev Knight, J Collins, Harpring, and C.J Miles are gone.

  • CougarKeith
    April 28, 2009 1:12 a.m.

    I sure miss the days when guys stayed where they were drafted from, and traded once, and were not all about the money, but loved the game, and cared about the sport instead of how many cars they had, how many square feet their house is, and how much Bling Bling they wear, and of course didn't worry about finding a bare spot to put their next tatoo! What ever happened to the good ole' days???