Korver and CJ against DEN. Nene will be a handful inside. Okur may
get some quick fouls and the Jazz will need Koufos and/or Fez to step up and
give quality minutes. Rebounding against DEN is one Key. Blocking out Birdman is
important.Defending the 3 is another. DEN shoots well from the
outside and Brewer/Price may not be at full ability. The outside D is crucial.
Not letting JR get a lot of open shots is a major concern.DWill
should handle Billups. AK may hold down Melo. Martin will run wild
on the inside if the inside D is poor.
Nene is going to be pretty tough, but I believe that Fess can lean on him a bit.
Andersen combines size with hustle, so the young guys will have to be on their
toes. Can't wait for the game!Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!
i though JR was suspended for the first few games dating back to issue last
re: The Jazz needI don't see how Miles/Korver help the defensive problems
you listed, but all are pretty good points. Well other than the one Todd just
solved. W/O Smith and the loss of Kleiza (or however that is spelled), i'm not
too worried about our defense for the game. Only real concern defensively to me
is how well AK and Millsap can play against Melo. If they stay out of foul
trouble we'll be fine, but if they don't i see trouble because i don't see
anyone else on roster w/ much of a chance at guarding Melo. This is the type of
player that we could use Harpring for. Harpring frustrating the other teams best
wing for 10 minutes a game is what the Jazz will miss most from past teams. With
all that said, I think AK/Millsap will do fine and the Jazz will get the win.
That's how I see it at least.
I am anxious to see how Wesley Mathews will play for the first two weeks.
Considering CJ and Korver will be out for a little while, Mathews should
actually get some pretty good playing time at the 2 Guard. Hopefully the kid can
bring his tenacity from the Pre-Season into the Regular Season. It is a toally
different beast when the games actually count.
What was up with the Brigham Young comment? Way off topic. Last I checked,
Steve played football.
as long as Linas Kleiza doesnt drop 40 on us again, were good!! And he wont cuz
hes playing in the Euro league!! yay!!
Matthews, Fess, and Koufas will only get a combined 10 to 20 minute. It really
is not a big deal. AK, Boozer, Memo, Brewer and Williams starting
this year. This is the same starting lineup the Jazz used 2 seasons when the
Jazz had 2nd best offense in the NBA. Each will be getting 30+ minutes.Millsap will be getting 30+ minutes backing up Boozer and one other
player either Okur or AK. The If Koufas/Fess comes in the Jazz believe that
Millsap can play SF. I think that the Jazz will let Millsap back up Okur.
Maynor will be backing up Williams, Price will be backing up Brewer, but will be
playing with Williams. The real key is Williams and AK. Over the
last 3 seasons when both of these players are on the bench the Jazz are
abominably bad. I think that AK plays the entire first quarter Williams and Boozer are the first 2 be subbed out for Millsap and Maynor -
Maynor, Brewer, AK, Millsap, Okur. The second Quarter Williams,
Price, Boozer, Millsap, Matthews/Koufas/Fes. To end the half -
Williams, Brewer, AK, Okur and Millsap/Boozer - depending who plays better
Come on Nuggets.... Tear it up!!!
Man am I happy to see NBA resume. I don't watch baseball or football until they
get into the playoffs, and golf is only a filler for me. I don't expect the Jazz
to win their division but they will be a entertaining team this year. Hopefully
the injury bug is done for the year and we can see what this group can do
healthy. Good luvk Jazz.
Prima dona Melo is going to let last year go to his head. Go Utes!!
I think the Jazz are going to have a great year that ends up with a number 2
seed and 58 wins. They can't beet the Lakers but everyone else is vulnerable.
Okur worked on his body and Boozer has to prove he is worth a big contract.
Brewer seems to have his shooting stroke fixed and Andre will be motivated by
his return to the starting lineup. Our bench will be strong once we get Korver
or Miles back along side Milsap. And our emergency players all have skills that
can give us spot jump starts. Lastly Williams will be a 20/10 guy now that he
is healthy and will be our late game assasin. Go Jazz! Start the season off
with a win!
I'm gonna go off on a little tangent but 82 games is just way too long and add
the post season afterwards makes it even longer. Playoffs should be the best of
3 or best of 5 depending on the round. I haven't researched the issue too much,
but I think the NBA should wrap up before June 1st maybe even earlier.I have a couple reasons for wanting to see a shorter saseon. For one, shorter
schedules can give the players more recovery time between games and that may
lead to a fresher product on the court each night. I also think scheduling can
improve, in that teams can optimize their schedules to play nights when they
feel they can draw in bigger crowds. There may be other benifits, and I'm sure
there are some drawbacks. But from my mind's eye I like the idea of trimming
back the schedule just a little bit.
totally agree people find ways to make the religion relevant even to the Jazz
who last time I checked haven't had a player from BYU since Hoffa before that
was probably Andy Toolson. LOL HOFFA
But since JR smith is out we should win. That is their big outside threat that
spreads our defense out tremendously.We can handle the rest of them.
That group of miscreants are a Jerry Springer episode in the
making. I will be shocked if Billups can hold the wheels on that wagon another
year. The coach does not help that is for sure.