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Published: Friday, Dec. 18 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

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karate chop on Gasol.


This guy should not be getting minutes.

Seriously, he is too slow when both his legs/knees are working at full capacity!

Bench this dude--he can't defend a stationary object anyway! He should be at 100% before he sniffs minutes.

Oh ya, don't forget, last season he was not even in the top 50 three point shooters for the league so all you clueless Jazz fans who climb on here and blather on about "how great it is to have him back" and what a "sharpshooter" he is.....SAVE IT. It is just not true.

Okur is a FAR better 3 point shooter than Korver and its really not even close.


great to have him back,we need his all-around play,now we can put Miles on the bench where he belongs

We Need All Of Them

Okur maybe a better shooter from long distance, but not by much. Seriously we need all of the good shooters we can get. Defensively both Okur and Korver have the same problem. Quick athletic players blow right by them like they do with A.K., Boozer, Williams, and Miles. So where does that leave us? In need of some athletic length that can rebound and run the floor thats where! We haven't got 1 shot blocker on the team either unless with his limited minutes Fess fits that role. Milsap does against smaller post players, but bigs shoot over him also. We are in need of a few player trades before we can be a serious contender.


Before you bash on Korver understand this, the dude can flat out shoot. Now, his numbers have dropped since he has been here in Utah, but thats partly because he doesnt get as many minutes on the court as he did in Phili. Also, realize whether his shot is on or not, other teams need to keep him in check or he will start heating up. Just his presence on the floor opens the lanes for Brewer and Boozer.

Dont under-rate his defense either. I'm sick of people saying he is such a poor defender. He cant really guard players one on one, but he player great team defense. He's a smart ball player and knows where to be to help his team. Remember Jeff Hornacek, he was the exact same way.

I for one, would like to see the Jazz play him a little more when he gets healthy again. I really like Mathews game, but its nice to have a pure shooter on the floor.

Old Port

Whatever....he just the Jazz poster boy for the Twilight crowd.


Dwill is an inferior defender for a point guard. AK is too slow at the 3. Boozer is better playing the 5 on defense and Okur can't guard a single player in the league except Yao and Shaq cause they are slower than him.

Miles, Matthews and Brewer actually are good defenders. It's their team mates that make them loook bad.

re: Really...

Agree 100%. Will add that Korver is going to go through the same adjustment period that every player goes through when coming back from an injury and/or surgery. Some pain.. that's obvious and I think he knows that. The bigger issue is the mind, and learning to trust the knee.

Miles... reality check: CJ is not one of the Jazz's best defenders.

re:we need all of them


you said:

"Okur maybe a better shooter from long distance, but not by much."

08-09 season--3 point shooting%

Okur .446

That is a substantial difference!

The difference is Korver is close to average and Okur was top 6 in the NBA last season!!

Over the course of season that make a big difference.

Not to mention Okur MAKES big shots and KORVER misses big shots. Korver makes 3's when we are ahead and misses them when we are behind. He is not a pressure performer at the 3 point line.

You people just spout this stuff without any facts to back up your statements. Sure some comments are opinion based but shooting %'s are not!!

re: really

"the dude can flat out shoot."

Actually everyone on our team can shoot but last season he was not even top 50 for 3 pt % so as Sloan says we need "3 pt makers" not just "3 pt shooters".

Then you said "Now, his numbers have dropped since he has been here in Utah"

Well isn't that the point? He is not shooting that great in this system.

You contradicted yourself...first he can flat out shoot and then you talk about how his shooting has declined.

Good grief.

Wonder why

there are so many Korver fans and so few Miles fans? as was mentioned Korver does more for the team,plays within the team concept,while Miles is just looking to shoot,no defense no rebounds no assists,what we used to call a glory hog,that`s Miles,a GLORY HOG

Bashers Beware

Have to agree that Korver brings more to the floor than Miles. Miles does look for his own shot, but Korver always looks for a pass. Korver has great floor presence and is aware of the open man. Try to remember you negative posters, Korver had a wrist injury last season and now he's battling the knee. Korver has been in a class by himself with his 3 point shooting before his injuries. Now we just have to get him back on track and give him the ball. He is a clutch player but some people just live to critize for the fun of it! Korver adds a dimension to the Jazz that they need.

Okur vs Korver

The difference between Okur and Korver is how closely they are guarded. Half the time Okur is shooting all alone. Korver is never left alone, that is why he helps spread the floor more than Okur. Korver will always draw a defender, unlike Brewer when the Lakers were playing a 5 on 4 type of defense because they could care less what Ronnie B did as long as he wasn't near the basket.


Other than Memphis, we take the fewest 3's in the league. Sloan doesn't like the 3. So why do we need Memo and Korver, who are one dimensional offensive players on the team? We spend 13 million a year for two guys who only shoot 3's. Makes no sense to me.

Houdini, when CJ shoots, it goes in the basket. That is what you are suppose to do. Not like your buddy Korver, who misses on a regular basis. Korver does nothing to make this team better.


Korver needs to not see the court, especially with mathews playing well. I really wish he would have opted out.


People tend to forget that Korver was playing hurt last year. He just doesn't complain about it to the media.

I for one am willing to give him a chance to get back in the shooting groove he had when he was first traded to the Jazz.

Korver (just like Miles) needs playing time. Let's see how well he does over the next 10 games before tossing him on the trash heap of players who have been traded.

Harpring's great

I've really enjoyed Matt Harpring's commentary the past couple of weeks. I hope they keep him on permanently. He talks a bit too much, but I'm sure he'll figure that out and improve with time. His insights are unique because he's so recently removed from the locker room and the team; he really does have a good perspective on Jerry and his former teammates and everything they're doing.

Larry H.

Fire Ron Boone! Replace him with Harpring!

Kover and CJ

are both very good experienced specialists who have different games. They are both valuable to the Jazz for certain situations and match ups.

The big question is will they perform well if they play every other game or erratic minutes instead of set rotations.

Mathews and Brewer seem to be adept at erratic play. Millsap is pretty good at it. Maynor so far is not.

The Jazz need specialists who can come in cold and microwave a special situation. That is a special talent. I think Korver may be able to do that. CJ so far tends to be either very hot or just kind of there depending on the night.

If the Jazz can get to a point where they can exploit match ups effectively and game plan for each team instead of just trot out the same old rotation they could be a very difficult team.

Most coaches during the reg season just do the same old routine and try to win with it. They claim the NBA players need routine. College players do not need routine. Why would the prima donnas of the NBA require set rotations?

Sloan needs some cooperation from the players.


Not a fan of Harpring on the broadcast.

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