Utah cuts 2 more as it faces the Kings in final preseason game
What needs to be fine tuned is Jerry Sloan. His inside philosophy would become a
lot more effective if he had designed 3 point plays instead of letting them
develop from broken plays or having DWill improvise them. Sloan does
not need to abandon his inside philosophy. He needs to help it by adding plays
that will open up the inside. He does not need to run a lot of 3 point plays to
do that. He does need wings who can open up the inside. That offsets the
weakness of Boozer, Millsap and Okur being to short. The Jazz lose
to LA, SA and POR and other long athletic teams because Jerry Sloan will not
open up the inside with set 3 point plays. If the plays are planned
the 3 point percentage, the rebounding and getting back on defense improve. Jerry needs to open up the game and counteract a primary weakness in the
current lineup. Jerry may be Hall of Fame but his stubbornness is a
major reason the Jazz have no ring. Get wings who can shoot and run
some plays for them. The inside game will get easier and better.
What a joke to have to read the thoughts of people who address themselves as
"fine tuning". Maybe "fine tuning" would like the jazz to become Golden State.
There is a coach who runs a ton of 3 point plays. Maybe "fine tuning" would
like the jazz to become the Kings. The Maloof brothers got smart and fired Rick
Adelmann. How are things going for them? The jazz are hardly ever in the
lottery (one time) because of Jerry Sloan. They compete every year in a place
no super star free agent will ever come. Sorry Salt Lake fans, the big time
free agent (Kobe, Lebron etc. will never, ever sign here no matter who the
coach. You better be happy that you have a hall of famer who decided to stay.
Is Utah ready for an awful season.This is one of many reasons I am
not much of a Team Sports fan, to much of this kind of thing year, after year,
When is C J Miles expected back ??
Who is the geek who reviews my message board postings? I never get my thoughts
on it. Anyway, if this one makes it by chance..... What up with Kyle Korver?
He played two much golf over the offseason and comes up with a gimpy knee.
That's awesome. He and DWill will noT help their backs and knees with golf....
as in 'be like Mike' (Jordan). Why can't all the players get serious and come
to camp like Karl and John used to do.....as IN PHYSICAL SHAPE. After looking
at last years results it appears certain that an unenhanced Jazz roster will
undoubtably do no better than a hanging on by the fingernails #8 in the Western
Conference standings....no doubt about it. Lack of defense, against teams with
talented guards and post players. If the Jazz can play decent team defense and
avoid prolonged injuries and individual "head" case episodes with certain
players, they may eek out a #7 or #8 finish. Jerry Sloan is to be congratulated
for his staying power as a coach. The Jazz are fortunate to have had continuity
over the years, otherwise they would not have had the success to date.JAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
Fine tuning is complaining that Okur is too short? He better check the
stat sheet.A great concern is that if Korver is injured who is
Hornacek killing now? Last season as shooting coach he managed to
take Korver into 56th in the NBA in 3 point percentage and he also helped AK
with his shooting. Helped like a kick in the privates.Hornacek is
like Michael Jordan who can play well but coacging is beyond these two, they are
abysmal failures when they are not playing. Perhaps it would have been better
to cut Hornacek and keep Dupree, as Dupree may have been some help down the
I think the jazz should look at the waiver wire, however, KO is already on
record with the whole we like to keep people who we started training camp with
routine. Utah should be ok as long as their major parts aren't injured.
Sometimes less people in the rotation means more PT/production. As the season
wears on, then the depth becomes a factor. The first month we should be ok. If
Kover has a minor surgery now, both him and CJ should be back by December. If
not would the Jazz look at Almond? he knows the system, is Matthews really
Thanks for the update on Korver....the SL Trib chose to ignore Korver today. He
was the only Jazz player not mentioned in this mornings Trib Update. I notice
day in and day out Deseret News does a much better job reporting on the Jazz!
Thanks for keeping us in the loop!
I completely agree with the poster whose post is titled Fine Tuning...right
along with the article. I have been a Jazz fan for almost 20 years and I can
say that I know Jerry gives his best, but sometimes outside advice should be
listened to. The "fine tuning" author brings up some great points. While it is
true that we do "compete" every year like you stated, every year without a ring
is starting to become very annoying.Go Jazz!
is actually a better coach than Sloan. They both will be in the hall of fame but
Adelman is much more flexible and adaptive. He does a lot better job of
attacking weaknesses. He is not afraid of changing line ups. How
many times did Adelman beat LA in the playoffs last year without Ming and
McGrady? How many times did Sloan beat LA with "continuity"? How short were the
Rockets and they still found a way to beat LA. Thanks for bringing
up Adelman. He is the perfect example of what is wrong with Sloan.Jerry is starting to show some flexibility. We will see if he actually does it
during the season. It does not take a hall of fame coach to realize
that the Jazz lack shooting from the wings which allows teams to pack the paint
and throttle the inside game. Further, if the Rockets can win 3 playoff games
with Chuck Hayes at C what is wrong with the Jazz? Maybe the coaching approach
and the defense (also coaching)?If the Jazz had been bright enough
to hire Adelman and give him the blind support they have given Sloan they might
have a ring.
40% from behind the arc...tough defender...He would be a great
pickup for the jazz...Trail-blazers made a mistake... Go Jazz...
How do you know Hornicek can't coach. Have you been to one of his shooting
drills. Why is everyone talking about the Jazz offense. The Jazz
will have one of the best offense in the game again. Last year their offense
struggled because Williams was injured. If he is healthy their offense
efficiency will be back to top 3 in the NBA. The Jazz just do not have great 3
point shooting teams. It really does not make or break a team. AK,
Okur and Boozer can all play 32 minutes a game - so we really at filling 16
minutes for each position. Millsap can back up any of the positions so the
questions - that fills up 32 minutes so there is 16 minutes left. So do the
Jazz play Koufas or Matthews to fill up the other 16 minutes. If AK
or Williams is not on the court the Jazz struggle. The real question is if
Williams and AK are starting together can you find a rotation that keeps on of
them on the court at all times.
I can no longer fault Jazz management for not spending enough. The Millers are
to be commended for trying to win. They are paying enough to field a team that
should be able to beat LA on the road. They have stepped up. However, Sloan and KOC have not stepped up yet. They are replacing Harp with
Mathews (maybe). They may yet make a brilliant trade with Boozer. But they are
essentially doing the same thing they have done for the last 2 years. That means there needs to be some coaching adjustments to offset the
weaknesses of the last 2 years, since there are no important player changes. I am not suggesting Jerry abandon his inside game (the team is built
around it). I am suggesting that he can improve his results by providing more of
an outside threat (Korver was a move in the right direction). He does not have
to use it a lot but it has to be credible enough to force open the inside
against tall athletic teams.No spacing, no playoff run.
I like what Kirelenko said "You just come to win" It doesn't matter if you start
or not "just come to win".My Opinion is I would like to Brewer come off bench
along with Millsap and AK. Why you ask? Because that's alot of disruption and
hustle at one time that might cause havock with the other teams 2nd unit.Just a
thought...Throw in Price for a few minutes and let Andrei run a few plays and
maybe get even more hustle.Too bad we don't have any centers that can bring that
yet(Koufos and Fess)but there's always hope right? :)Don't get me wrong love
them both but those guys need to work their butts off...they are the key to a
nice run this year along with better outside shooting.
Who are people here to judge and suggest what he should be 'allowed' to do over
the summer? Korver is an avid golfer, and the problem he's having with his knee
has nothing to do with golf. The knee was not bothering him over the summer and
the condition that the inflammation has been attributed to occurs most often in
healthy, young, athletic people. Stop blaming him, and insinuating that he
'suddenly' has a knee problem now that it is time to play basketball. Siler at
the Trib blogged about Korver (more on Korver), and how down and frustrated he's
been, wanting to play, yet trying to rest the knee. I think that's the reason it
isn't better (my own opinion)... he's rested it for a few days, then tried to
practice/play, then rested it, and tried to play. The idea is to avoid any
activity that causes pain for SEVERAL WEEKS, while doing rehab, then gradually
It will benefit us to have Korver and Brewer out for an extended period.CJ will
finally get the minutes he deserves and can showcase all his greatness
Jerry Sloan is more interested in making sure everyone runs his systems that he
is in actually winning games.
By the time the trading deadline gets here,we won`t want to trade Carlos,why?
because if healthy he`ll prove to be an all-star once again who demands a double
or even triple team,something Paul just does not do, he is a great guy off the
bench and I love his effort,if all 12 Jazz players follow his example we`ll be
I think they`re posting as me again,what`s going on here????,their posts make
more sense than mine,I quess I`m still clueless...oh well
i think our medical staff needs fine tuning. our players are ALWAYS hurt. all of
them, not just 1 or 2. Last year, at some point in time every single player was
injured, and most weren't serious injuries. To me, that says the medical staff
isn't doing their job. Remember back when Mike Schminski was our medical
trainer? how many injuries did we have when he was on board? Sorry, but i put
blame on the medical staff, if they were doing their job our players wouldn't
have all of these ticky-tack injuries. get replacements!
The only reason the Jazz compete year in and year out is Jerry Sloan. It always
amazes me when fans of teams that have had great success complain about their
coach that has been there leading them every year because they " Just can't win
the big one." This happens in so many cities and when they finally fire the
coach and the team tanks for the next 10 years everyone misses the good ole
days. Listen its not as if this team is not doing good and as a matter of fact
they always out perform their talent level every year. To be as good as the Jazz
have been without a clear superstar and compete yearly is truely amazing to me.
I have been a long distance fan from Pittsburgh for 20 years now. I beleive the
day Sloan either retires or gets fired will be a tragic day in the Jazz history.
last year by improving his defense and hustle. I like Korver. He is not athletic
but he hustles.Sloan does try to win, but he does it by trying to
impose his approach to the game on other teams and overpower them with his
approach. He does not have the right players to beat LA, SA etc that way. If Brewer gets range, if Korver is healthy, if Koufos and Fez improve,
if CJ becomes a complete consistent player, if the Jazz stay healthy they might
challange. To beat LA and SA there has to be some adjustment in
opening up the inside game. There has to be an adjustment in game plan. Adelman
was forced to change with the loss of Ming. Sloan needs to study how Adelman
attacked LA with a shorter line up.The Jazz can slash LA but they
also have to open up the inside. They do not have the speed (PG) nor the outside
shooting to attack LA the exact way Houston did. However, Sloan is a good enough
coach that he can find a way to fix the problems if he will do it.
korver probley hurt his knee when he ran into milsap last year. only hurts when
its time to play basketball ok to play golf. im just saying.
Rick Adelman I agree is better than SLoan far as adjustments, and making his
players focus defensively and adjusting to his talent. Jerry can do everything
the same way, it is up to him. He is capable, i hope the regular season will be
a continuation of preseason and the quotes from him he can do better and mean it
Jerry Sloan has said that keeping a team together is worth 5 more wins a season
and I think a lot of those 5 extra wins happen early in the season when your
cohesive team plays others who are still struggling with chemistry and their
plays. We don't want early injuries of important players like Brewer and
Korver and CJ.
Last season part twoCan we just fast-forward to May?Go Jazz!
Do what you can (with the same ole business we've had for that last few
years).by that I mean all talk and no actions
I just want to watch the jazz play as best they can. I think all of the players
are good, or they would not be in the NBA. I don't criteque them, I trust their
professionalism. Where will you find another Coach that has been as enduring as
Sloan? like someone said, without a team of superstars, how has the Jazz been
able to get into the playoffs as often as they have. it's team work and good
coaching....simple as that. go jazz