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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 21 2011 8:00 p.m. MST

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Morgan, UT

Portland Trail Blazers

Your conference predictions look like a wish list instead...and I bet you still leave cookies and milk for Santa...however, sometimes it is better to live in a fantasy world...Merry Christmas

The Big One
Salt Lake City, UT

Preseason thriller, headline writer can you look up the word hyperbole then avoid it in future headlines. I don't even bother reading the articles or watching the games till the playoffs. Preseason thriller, that is a classic.

Anonymous Infinity
American Fork, UT

Exhibition games are just that; they mean little. All they are for are to sort out some of the players. The crowd will probably be indicative of the season; sparse. The only times the game had any excitement was with Evans' dunk/charge play and the last second shot defense against Portland for a possible tie at the end. I did like Kanter's hustle. Jefferson will be a liability on the defensive end, as is Mehmet; Hayward is going to be a project; Josh Howard will be a plus, as well as Tinsley. The jury is still out on Harris for me. I can see how this club will be a project.

Junction city, Oregon

No sloan, so yea they wont do much.
Ever heard of pre-season?

Captain L
Provo, UT

We're going to need to have patience this year, I'm not happy with Harris at the point, he looks to shoot too much , he needs to be the facilitator. I didn't like Favors and Big Al in the game together, Favors couldn't ever get the ball, Big Al is a black hole. CJ has played well but I didn't like his body language at the end of the game, with the players on the floor at the end he needed to take charge and he didn't. I just hope GS finishes 8th or 9th worst in the league, so we can get their pick this yr. This should be a very strong draft.

Crotty Kid
Salt Lake City, UT

Like we've all been saying since the day the Jazz didn't match the offer sheet, we should have kept Matthews. Hopefully the Jazz brass learned their lesson and can hang onto unheralded young players like Jeremy Evans. He will be an excellent player even though he doesn't get as much attention as the other young players. Hopefully they can all develop. If the Jazz don't make the playoffs like predicted and GS is at least the 22nd best team next year then the Jazz will have two lottery picks for the 3rd year in a row. It's all based on potential but if the Jazz can develop all these young guys, we'll have a pretty good team for a long time.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

It's cute when two fanbases (Portland and Utah) argue about which team is going to get the last playoff slot.

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

Utah is fighting not to be in last place in the west while portland could contend for homecourt in the playoffs.

Two franchises going in opposite directions.

Jazz title contenders in 3 years?! Let me ask Miami, Boston, Chicago, Oklahoma City, both Clippers and Lakers, and New York if Utah is a title contender in 50 years....

Layton, Utah

Portland jailBlazer


Walter Bellhaven
Las Vegas, Nevada

@ Doug10, wondering how you figure Hornacek isn't doing his job well???? You sometimes have random, unsubstantiated comments on here.

Provo, UT

@ JailBlazer

So you think Portland has a chance at homecourt against Dallas, OKC, both teams in L.A and San Antonio? I thought Portland had educated fans. Not to mention Camby got hurt again, Oden is hurt again, Roy is gone, and Aldridge is your go to guy. Aldridge is good and all, but superstars for the teams you will be contending with are Dirk, Durant, Paul and Griffin, Kobe, Ginobili and Duncan (they are old, but still a good combo) Aldridge is not on their level.

Somewhere in, Utah

@ Portland Trail Blazer,

Congrats on becoming the hedgehog of Utah Jazz articles.

Ivins, UT

I could care less about the Portland Trailblazers. Whether they make the playoffs or not doesn't matter to me. I'm sure going to enjoy watching this Jazz team develop though and it's only a matter of time before they move up in the west. Probably won't happen this year but the future is bright for this team. Portland will try to sign Jazz players when the become free agents because they don't how to spot talent in young players on their own. Hopefully the Jazz can lock up these young guys with long term deals.

coach hines
Salt Lake City, UT

The last minute or so watching the jazz try to advance the ball up court or throw an inbounds pass looked more like 'jr jazz'! Not enough time in the two-a-days to practice under pressure?!?

American Fork, UT

To all those saying look to the draft next year, what exactly are you looking at? Its deep at basically PF and that's it. Look at ESPN top ten draft board, it has 6 power forwards being taken in the top ten. Now if Favors or Kanter is our PF of the future then what good would it be to take one next year with a top ten pick? Then look at the other options, Drummond is a C with 35% free throw percentage (potential yes but over-rated in my opinion). Basically if the ping pong balls fall our way we have a shot at Barnes but more likely we're looking at Beal or Lamb. Both good role players but I don't see either as being a franchise player. Lastly no point guards worth taking with a top ten pick, unfortunately that's what we need most.


The Jazz are struggling to get things going. The Jazz are going to make the playoffs.

Murray, UT

@JazzFan86 - this draft has exactly what the Jazz need - a true PG. Check out Kendall Marshall in NC and Myck Kabongo in TX. The fact this draft is C/PF heavy is to the Jazz advantage as our picks will probably be in the 8-12 range which is exactly where they could be.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Oh the leading scorer was the great CJ Miles. Hurry trade him while he has value. I hear the NJ Nets need some players.

Tokyo, Japan

just have faith with this team...and expect to have a rough couple of years...Once the Young Guns find their footing...teams should really watch out for us...Kanter...is a rebounding machine....and loves the contact...Favors has the highest ceiling among them...and could turn out to be the Main Man...Hayward would be the Manu Ginobili of our team....does everything...Alec Burks would be a great wing as well....let's all just have patience...and not to have too high expectations towards them...just wait and let them grow....

Richfield, UT

Evans needs more PT, yes he can make a 15 foot jumper. He also needs to come in with watson, they obviously have a great chemistry. Howard seems to have most of his speed and quickness back but needs to prove he can shoot from perimeter before he starts at the 3.

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