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Utah Jazz: Team starts tough week with Spurs

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  • A.K. & Weight
    Dec. 7, 2009 8:18 p.m.

    If he can't put on wight and play he won't make it anymore in this league. The players today are big, athletic and can do everything A.K. has ever done. Before with A.K. he was like fly paper in and around the basket, just getting pushed and shoved wherever players wanted to put him. His flighty play around the basket wasn't cutting it! Now not much is really different, he's still afraid of physical contact. He needs a new address!

  • Vince54
    Dec. 7, 2009 4:51 p.m.

    AK is going to continue to have back trouble because of his forced weight gain. Extra pounds, even if it is muscle, puts stress on the lower back. AK developed his body for quickness. His bones and joints have adapted to his lighter, quicker body. Now the Jazz management forces him to bulk up for strength and AK's joints, ligaments, and cartilage will suffer.

    Not everyone is Karl Malone. Good coaching optimizes the player talents. Bad coaching expects players to be something they are not.

  • gdog 3
    Dec. 7, 2009 4:49 p.m.

    Vince54 is right on with his criticism of the jazz on forced weight gain for AK. Body types vary and players skills vary. The Jazz need better wisdom on physical performance assessment. They have had more injuries than any team in the league in recent years. The training should be gone (fired). Is it still Mark Mckown?

    Not only the injuries are in question (training wise). How about looking at how the Jazz, despite being a young squad, are gassed in the fourth quarter each night.

  • No sense..
    Dec. 7, 2009 12:57 p.m.

    Oh really miskky than how do you explain double digit leads of 20 plus in some of those games when we played weak teams at home. Some people need to back up what they're sayin with fact rather than mere adrenaline after a loss to the twolves.

  • Batman
    Dec. 7, 2009 12:00 p.m.

    Why bother watching these over-paid selfish stars?

    The Jazz are a bunch of average-good players, and you need great players to be special in this league. Even DWill is struggling and not playing at a high level right now. And Booz, sure he is putting up good numbers but who care about Mr. Incensere? Find a way to trade him. Most real fans are sick of having to cheer for him anyway.

  • Miskky
    Dec. 6, 2009 11:26 p.m.

    "This is the reason why you play basketball – to play against the best teams in the league."

    That sure tells the story about the loss to Minnesota...! So, you play hard against the good teams and relax against the bad. The mindset Boozer displays here certainly has been the way the Jazz have played for several years now and now we know why...!