Utah Jazz: Okur's status uncertain for Friday


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  • todd on Jazz "defense"
    Oct. 30, 2009 6:50 p.m.

    Miles, good news

    Jerry decided to go with defensive "specialists" tonight

    here is the starting 5

    PG Duck Williams
    Sg Darrell Griffith
    SF Antoine Carr
    PF Greg Oestertag
    C Mark Eaton

    SLoan, thought this would "pack the paint" even though he would allow 50 "3s" from the corner, figured our opponent would only hit a small percentage and the Fred Gwynne Hermie Munster bodies would clog the court suffocating the opposition.

  • Miles
    Oct. 30, 2009 1:44 p.m.

    When Jerry starts making decisions based on what is best for the defense. Then the Jazz will start showing some promise.

  • Surprised?
    Oct. 30, 2009 12:47 p.m.

    C'mon. Like we didn't know that leaving Memo in the game injured with a few Denver head cases going after him wouldn't leave him unable to play tonight. They could've benched Booz, let Memo rest, put Fes in, and I'd bet my last breath Memo would be playing tonight and we'd have won against Denver. Memo is good, but to play an injured guy is like putting a wounded sheep in front of a wolf. You're always taking the chance the whole pack will arrive to eat him alive, and Denver really tried. With Harpring gone, we need a new Punisher. Ronnie Price: bulldog. Fes: King Kong Go for it guys! If you're going to play the injured, you better find someone to watch his back.

  • Brite side
    Oct. 30, 2009 10:22 a.m.

    Now if Boozer could sit out too we could play our young bigs and have some defense in the paint.

  • What?
    Oct. 30, 2009 8:49 a.m.

    FDR...your starting to creep me out with your obsession with Koufos...thats like me begging and crying to have John Crotty start over stockton and throwing fits everytime Crotty wouldnt play....yeah...that ....kind of creepy,....ok? im going back to my couch and watch some Classic Jazz games.......yeah........bye

  • go Okur
    Oct. 30, 2009 7:57 a.m.

    loved your comments at half time, you are young. Okur is going to have the best 3 point shooting percentage in the league. Keep lofting those shots Okur.

    Fans, of Koufos if you have not learned anything yet Jerry does not read (maybe he can't read ) these leters to the editor to see who he should play. Koufos will get playing time when he shows he is capable of making great decisions and moves on the court in an NBA game. Till then fans keep talking to your tv during the game, which does as much good as sending letters to the paper telling the coach who he should play.

  • FDR
    Oct. 30, 2009 5:26 a.m.

    Give Koufos some minutes please. He will help in Okur's absence. Remember the stretch when he started as a rookie last year and did fantastic. Give him some of Okur's minutes.

  • Miles
    Oct. 29, 2009 11:17 p.m.

    Dwill play some defense.

  • Clippers no longer the "Clops"
    Oct. 29, 2009 10:44 p.m.

    Don't underestimate the clippers they have already played well against the Lakers and Phoenix and had a chance to win both games. And all that without Griffin.

  • Anonymous
    Oct. 29, 2009 10:27 p.m.

    I think a good game plan for the Jazz would be to have Deron Williams shoot 75% of the time, OKur about 15 and the rest of the team can divide the rest. :)

  • todd from santa ana
    Oct. 29, 2009 9:01 p.m.

    I would hope as a precaution he stays out. We need him. Due to the loss last night that should not have happened, the only thing in my mind that will offset and erase this is to win the next 4 games. That is expected home wins vs Houston and CLippers
    winning at Dallas and beating Spurs

    4-1 after first would be good and besides here is a golden chance for Kous to get a ton of playing time vs the Clops and Fez could start. Needed experience playing versus like of Kaman and Camby

  • jazz fan..!
    Oct. 29, 2009 5:07 p.m.

    Okur, i hope you get better soon.

  • Chadders
    Oct. 29, 2009 4:59 p.m.

    He better be there tomorrow. I am going and it is my birthday. Please Memo play for my b-day?

  • What we need
    Oct. 29, 2009 4:19 p.m.

    The Jazz are a better team with a healthy Memo; but they are even a much better team when they are motivated to play hard and defend as a team.