Where is the emotion and passion? Not one player is playing with any desire in
this game. Pathetic for a season opener!!
This is truly ugly.Thank goodness they only have to play 66 games
this season instead of the usual 82.Ugh.
Do we have a game plan? All I see are Jazz players tossing the ball around until
the shot clock ticks down and then we force up a bad shot. I'm not expecting
greatness early in the season but we at least need to run some plays. I'm hard
pressed to see any bright spots in this game but I still expect to see this team
get better later in the year.
The Jazz lack leadership...they lack organization...they are lost...they lack
desire...they lack coaching...the jazz lack...lack and lack.However,
they do not lack being embarrassed...they young bucks are being taken to the
woodshed by veterans that know how to play...Is the season over yet?
Do we still own our first round pick this year?
Millsap clearly should start. I like Favors but he hasn't proven himself when it
really matters. In fact, Millsap may be the only reliable player right now.
Can't wait for draft night.Jazz should get 2 lotto picks if GS pick
falls.Jazz have no outside shooting. Harris seemed like the best
outside shooter, and he was even terrible.Miles 1-7Big Al 2-16
J. Evans scored as much as Big Al in a fraction of the time
Jerry Jr at his best. Down 10 at halftime. Comes out with same lame, no
passion starters who in the next 8 minutes turn it into a 27 point blowout and
Jerry Jr. hasn't called a timeout or made one substitution. Nice coaching.. Al
Jefferson is horrible for any team. No defense, no anything. I like Favors.
Hayward, Bell and Harris can not score. The movement was horrible with them on
Raja Bell, Al Jefferson, C J Miles, Devin Harris, Tyrone Corbin? Some big
questions going forward with this rebuilding project.
Hahahahaha,Too funny.Lakers lose to the Sacramento Kings
last night...Portland destroys Sac Town by 22 tonight! HAHAHAJazz are terrible, I say save the Jazz fans grief, time and money and
just move the team to either Seattle or Kansas City already. HahahaWhat an embarassment to be a Jazz fan and watch the jazz on TNT and get worked
like they did! Too funny, hahahaThis is going to be a looooooooooong
season for the Jazz. hahahahaYa know its sad and bad when your best
player starts on the bench, hahahaha.Don't look now, but here come
the Nuggets, they just beat the Mavericks.1. OKC2. Spurs3. Clippers4. Lakers5. Blazers6. Memphis7. Mavericks
(they look terrible)8. Denver---9. New Orleans10.
Timberwolves11. Houston12. Phoenix13. Golden State14.
Sacramentodirtthe landfillTulsa 66ersUtah Utes men
Oh my goodness! What a performance. I wonder if they can get any worse!
Pehaps we should not get our hopes up and think we might have anything to cheer
about this year.
And CJ can score? 1-7 or something? He needs to go. So do quite a few others.
We still have college ball. Tonight was the most boring Jazz game I have ever
seen. What a downer for the fans. What have we done to end up like this? I will
find something else to watch for a while awaiting better news. Watching a game
like this leaves me depressed.
Harris is a joke at this point in his career. Until Jefferson and Harris are
traded, the Jazz will not be a playoff team. And stop the Burkes talk. He is
not going to help this team win games.Bell is not an NBA caliber
player at this point in his career. cut him. Stop wasting valuable minutes on
him. CJ may have shot bad but his misses were all inside the rim.
Most of the team flat out shot bricks. His shots at least had a chance to go
Losing to the 0-2 Lakers who are playing their third game in three nights can't
be good right?
I have gotten myself into the mode of looking forward to watching the young
talent develop this season. That said, give effort please.I don't
have illusions of grandeur this year. The losses will be many. Look for the Jazz
to win 28 games. It's not the loss tonight that bothers me. It's the lack of
intensity and being out hustled by an old team (Lakers) on the third leg of a
back to back to back set. Come on Jazz.
Raja Bell is not an NBA starter. He is washed up. Burks should start. Hayward is
no starter either. CJ still has no desire or ability. This team is way in over
its head. I doubt if Corbin has any clue either.
if we go on a losing record this year...i hope its good bye corbin...the
coaching staff he put up...aint going nowhere...and i think KOC should start
rebuilding...i mean..come on...missed shots are something they can
control...they should have adjusted...Howard should have started...Bell should
accept the fact that He will be just a mentor for this team...nothing
more...CJ..well...CJ usual self...but he included Free throws to his
inconsistencies tonight...the young guns are still quite raw...and taking a
beating like this must be a shot to their confidence...this will be a test for
each and every young guy on that roster...how will they bounce back from a very
horrible first game....
Lakers had backs to wall being 0-2, and they were at home...but still, how sad
the Jazz shooting was. Jefferson saying he started to press after missing a few,
started putting up too many jumpers...doesn't sound like a positive veteran's
reaction to me. The Jazz should put in Jeremy Evans, more, for one thing. CJ
seemed to be lost on defense too often, Hayward seemed to be one person who was
moving without the ball pretty well. Time to rebound tonight.
Small market and low man on the NBA roster, Utah Jazz glory days are over!
The Globe Trotters have their theme song, "Sweet Georgia Brown" Last
night the Jazz played their new theme, "Sleepwalk".
The Jazz lost 96-71, that's 25 points. If the previous season opening loss was
26 points to Dallas in 1986 as this article states then that still stands. This
was not a worst ever game 1 loss for the Jazz. Maybe they would play
harder/better if they knew they had better writers in the local paper instead of
this spotty work. Also I'm trying to forget the wretched play by focusing on
this, it's kind of working.
Who are these guys? Not the Jazz I know. No offense, no defense, no heart and
no passion. Young legs that won't run, won't "push the ball", won't
run a pick and roll. What do they do in practice? Obviously not put the ball
in the hoop. We've learned that Kanter can't hit from 6 inches out. CJ is
doing a bit of masonry work laying bricks up. Milsap is upset that he's not
starting but comes in and does absolutely nothing. Not a single bright spot on
the floor. Certainly not a team worth wasting energy on by watching.
Worst shooting effort by the team...does the team have a shooting
coach...why?This team was totally unprepared to play in the league
last night. When plan A did not work there seemed to be no plan B or C.For shame
Gonna be a rough year for the NBA's budget team if this keeps up.
Who was the tired team? Nobody pushed the ball. Even the announcers at halftime
told Tyrone to push the ball. Where is Sloan?
CJ looks the same. Poor shot selection. More of a liability than an asset.
Corbin is in way over his head. I wouldnt go Adrian Dantley over his head, but
worst mistake the Jazz have made in a long time is signing him to a multi-year
deal without an 'interim coach' period. Corbin wasnt going anywhere. Would have
given the Jazz a chance to see what he would do. No set plays, pass around the
perimeter until 10 seconds left, then dump it into the big to let them create
their own shot. Bad bad bad.
Good players...poor coaching!
The Jazz are straight-up embarrassing! I, for one, have no faith in Ty Corbin.
Watching the Spazz play is like taking a bunch of chickens with their heads
cut-off and throwing them on the basketball court..I know Corbin was
put in at a bad spot last year, but there has to be some raw emotion,
excitement, and head-bobbin' going on and Corbin is not the guy to command that
kind of energy.Harris, Bell, Miles, Big Al....is this some kind of
joke? I am disgusted with the lack of effort and energy on the court.. As
someone already mentioned, thank the heavens for a shortened season, or that
trade exception, whichever comes first.Corbin said, "You shoot
shots and miss them, you don't score." Thanks Corbin.. Great insight!
matthews23, if it makes you feel better to blame the loss on my "spotty
work," go for it. My math skills and the deadline for this late, late game
were brutal.Keep in mind, I was typing not knowing if an errant Jazz
shot was going to hit me in the head, so I have that excuse.
Lakers are Flakers and now Jazz are not Jazzy. This lockout was soooo greeeedy
and who cares. Of course would love to see more of King Jimmer. Well, you can watch BYU for a change.
Jazz fans this is what you will have for years. Lottery every year. Why?Derrick Favors will never be more than a Drew Gooden.Gordon
Hayward never more than a Mike Dunleavy Jr.and those are your
supposed cornerstones.Raja Bell, Devin Harris, and Al Jefferson are
washed up. You say trade them, no one would want them.Kanter and
Burks will be serviceable players for years, but the Jazz have no one that will
ever be a star. To be a star you have to have a trmendous work ethic like
Stockton and Malone. These players don't have that desire. You are routing for a
team that will be lucky to win 20 games this year.I have read your
banter with Portland Trailblazers and can only say he will get the last laugh
and it will be long and loud.
Look for more of the same this season. Until the Jazz get rid of O'Connor and
Corbin they will never win a championship. Trading away Okur was the biggest
mistake they could have made.
This was beyond pathetic. It is one thing to lose. It is quite another to lose
because you, seemingly, don't care if you win and aren't prepared to win. Note
to Coach Corbin: You got the opportunity because you were the obvious choice and
deserve the chance. And it was a popular choice. Don't blow it. Jazz fans will
not tolerate a loser. And there are many coaches out there who are proven
This team needs outside shooting badly. They have no outside threat. If they
get some shooters that will open it up a little down low. Right now teams can
just pack it down on the Jazz. Should have resigned Korver, even though he is
not a great player least he spreads the floor. Beating a dead horse here but
should have found a way to draft Jimmer. He is a horrible fit for the Kings.
Need to trade one of the bigs preferably Jefferson, for shooting and don't wait
forever to do it!
Hey everyone it's the Utah Clippers! Salt Lake City-Home of bad basketball.
Well this is the type of game when the Jazz Management..Trades away
MemoTrades away WilliamsTrades away MaynorKeep players
like Bell, Jefferson, etcWell Greg thanks for wanting a
"championship team". Larry H must be pleased...
Okay everyone, let's all just calm down for a minute, okay?First of
all, this was just one game.Second, this was a road game against a
team which has had our number for quite some time.Third, it's going
to take awhile for this new Jazz team to find it's footing. Even the most
pro-Utah Jazz experts are predicting this team will finish either 9th or 10th in
the West.Fourth, for those who say the Jazz's "Glory days are
behind them," we all heard the exact same thing after Stockton and Malone
retired. Some people said the Jazz would become the laughing stalk of the NBA
for decades to come. Well, it didn't happen like that now did it?
True, we haven't won any championships, but in the eight seasons since Stockton
and Malone's last played for Utah, the Jazz have:- Finished the
regular season at .500 or better six times.- Reached the playoffs
four times- Won their division twice- Reached the second
round of the playoffs three times- Reached the Western Conference
Finals once Utah has bounced back before and they can do it
again.My advice to Jazz fans is, "Patience."GO
I think we all knew the Jazz were not going to win at Staples last night. Kobe,
Gasol, Lakers 0-2, they were going to bring it. The Jazz are not the Jazz we
have been spoiled with for the past 25 plus years. Here is what I got from the
game:1- Devin Harris was horrible. Defensively he let Derek Fisher
and Steve Blake blow by him time after time. Forget his off night shooting, at
least bring some intensity. I think Ty should have just benched him.2- Millsap showed why he is a fan favorite. He is hurt and he played with
intensity and led us in scoring.3- I won't pretend to be the coach.
Ty Corbin knows more about professional bball than any of us, but with our youth
and athleticism, it would be nice to see the Jazz run a little bit and push the
ball4- Kanter gets blocked and stripped a lot, and missed a couple
lay ups, for now I will give the benefit of the doubt to the 19 year old. I
hope he turns out well though.Hopefully the Jazz sing a different
tune tonight. Go Jazz.
That was ugly. The bad part is this Lakers team is not very good and had been
playing 3 nights in a row and the Jazz still got blown out. It's just one game
but if I had to guess, the Jazz will have another number 3 pick this summer. The
downfall of this current Jazz team started with not matching Wesley Matthews'
offer from Portland. Even if Deron still left, he would have been great to build
around. Instead we are stuck with Raja Bell who is likable but doesn't have much
else going for him.
CJ Miles is the biggest brick chucker in the entire league. His shot is
horrible, usually way too hard and has no chance to go in. He plays no defense
and doesn't rebound. Yeah, sounds like a player I would want on my team....
NBA action, it's FANTASTIC!
Confused: You definatly are confused, so is anyone who thinks that Memo was not
washed up. I hear everyone talking about how Jefferson is washed up and this and
that, but he is far and beyond a better option that Okur. Okur hasnt had a good
season since his all star season, but if he was on the team people would
probably complain about him too. Next, D-Will, the two time all star, Do you
honestly think that he wouldnt have left for free agency? Im not sure if you
know the specs of that trade, but it was pretty heavely favored to the Jazz
side. Harris, a one time all star PG, Favors (top 3 draft pick), two lottery
picks and cash. Great decision in my book. Maynor is good but will always be a
back up. Do you think that we would be in any better position with Maynor? Raja
is an experianced proven NBA guard. He is far past his prime, but was a much
better option than anyone else. No one has bothered Kobe more in his career that
Raja. Its one bad game, probably a bad season. Im with you all the way Jazz!!
Jody, since it looks like you check these you also put "We're snot
satisfied". Hopefully they let you guys edit after an article has been
posted because it's pretty normal to have small mistakes. Most other news
organizations update articles but I haven't seen it done at DN.
Why does Favors only get 19 min? He had 4 fouls play him till he fouls out. I
have no desire to watch Miles and Bell play. Hayward, Burks, Howard need to be
on the floor as much as possible. When Jefferson doesn't shoot well give the
playing times to someone else. Milsap needs to play 30-35 min a game. I don't
care if he starts or comes off the bench. Make the point gaurds push the ball.
If the don't put in the next one. Find a way to get evans on the floor even if
some of it is at the 3.
Maybe if the players practiced more than playing union member trying to extort
more money, they could have at least closed the gap that they lost by.Oh well. I gave up on professional sports a long time ago. The players don't
have the passion or the love of the game. They just expect to be praised,
worshipped and given a load of money to play a sport that most people play for
fun.I'd rather spend the money on a nice vacation, rather than
watching spoiled adults play the game.
should have drafted Jimmer.
One thing I cannot endure again this year is C.J. Miles making excuses on this
web for his boy or whatever the relationship is. This player just doesn't get
it, absolutely zero mental smarts and less ability on either end of the floor
for a 6 year vet than any player in Jazz history. Stop making excuses about
shots riming out and get with it or get gone. True not many others did anything
but Miles is a vet now not a diaper boy. Also Bell was probaly starting to
defend Kobe, but how did that go? Get him gone also along with big Al. Why does
Evans sit? Oh well it is just a game huh?
Note to Jody: Stop reading the comments and keep up the swell coverage on the
Utah Jazz. Now the debacle was not that bad. If Corbin could instill some
confidence in his guys starting with Harris they might be ok. Harris was an
all-star but has lost his mojo. He is one of the fastest points in the league -
he needs to be pushing the team up the floor. I think they could make
Vince, Who would you have put in to defend him? CJ who you obviouly think is the
worst player in the league? The rookie Burks, you're right he probably wouldnt
have been nervous going up against a top 10 player ever in his NBA debut. So
Coach Vince just exactly who would you have started?
Holy smokes, what a bunch of whiners. Guess what folks, it's 1979 again with a
Jazz team that is going to win only a few games this season... but who is
equipped to begin a nice improving trend over the next few years. Recalibrate
your expectations and enjoy the progress they will make over the next few years.
Note to Jody: Keep up the good work. As painful as having to watch this on TV
it must have been horrible to have been there.
December 27, 2011 - Coach Corbin - "It's one game. You can't
panic,";February 27, 2012 - "For the last few games we
have clearly been out played.";April 27, 2012 - "It has
been a long season."What is the real problem? The Jazz do not
have the money to build a real team like LA does. All the NBA cares about is
Money and the players, this is a business I will go where the money is.No need to hang on to your hat, their is not going to be a storm.
Also, Ute, What would Jimmer have done had we drafted him? Dont get me wrong I
LOVE Jimmer, but We would have had to draft him at three. I dont know about you
but i dont mind our number 3 pick pulling down double digit rebounds in every
game coming off the bench. So tell me what your game plan would be if we had
drafted him. Talk about a weak defense shoot first PG, plus he is much much
slower that Harris.
Rumor Mill...Reported this morning in the LA papers...A package deal
is being offered to several teams...Corbin, Miles, Harris, Jefferson, Bell and
finally the Jazz GM for any considerations at all...anything offering will be
considered, including for the popcorn boy who sells up and down the isles.
Wow to the bandwagoners, since one game doth doom your whole season, check out
how the former Jazz Vets on the New Jersey Jazz did last night againt Atlanta, I
guess Dwill and Okur are all washed up as well.This team is not
going to be good, hopefully they are in the hunt for a top 3 again and the GS
pick slips ever so slighty out of the top 7, it's a deep draft this year.In the mean time focus on the future and please, please keep CJ on the
bench after he bricks more than 3 shots.
That was an UGLY game BUT it was just one game and we need to chill alittle and
let's see what happens and how the team is playing in a couple of weeks. We need to be patient, it will take time for the youngsters to get
comfortable. Favors needs to demand the ball more, he needs to post up low and
show he can be the go to guy. Coaches need to help him by calling plays that get
him the ball where he can do something with it Poor coaching.
Corbin's quote, "that if you shoot shots and they don't go in, you don't
score" tells me all that I need to know. This team is dead in the water,
they have NO heart and NO soul. There are NO leaders on this team. Season
Hear that sound? It's the sound of everyone in Utah jumping off the Jazz
bandwagon.This same scenario plays out every year: In the preseason,
Jazz fans are drinking the Kool-Aid hardcore. Talk is everywhere about how much
better the Jazz got since last year (while ignoring the fact that every other
team also got better). Then they lay a six-pound egg on day 1 and reality comes
crashing down.Sort of reminds you of the annual chest-beating that
comes before college football season at a certain college in Utah County,
doesn't it?Have a nice season with your overinflated sense of self,
Jazz fans. By the way, my preferred NBA team stinks too (especially since they
drafted Jimmer), but at least I started with realistic expectations.
Mediocre organization, mediocre team equals mediocre results. Keep your
expectations super low and you will not be too disappointed. Not going to
happen this year, next year or maybe ever unless things change at the top.
This type of performance never would've happened with Sloan as the head coach.
CJ wouldn't have been jacking up shots like he was last night, players would've
been playing hard because they knew they'd have to answer for their terrible
performance, and someone besides the fans would've cared. As it is the
players know that the management doesn't have the coaches back and all they care
about is that they are getting their paychecks.This will be the worst team
in Jazz history, and it starts with KOC and Greg Miller! What a shame they've
ruined this organization so quickly.
Taking Kanter over Jimmer is starting to look a lot like taking Sam Bowie over
Jordan,,, are you kidding? Should have kept Memo and drafter Jimmer,he is
fitting right in in the NBA,he contributes, he looks like a pro, our rookies are
deer in the headlights. Who on our team is going to score points? The only guy
we can count on is Milsap and he is on the bench. I like Ty but he is out of his
league as an NBA Coach in my book, even the announcers are wondering what in
world he is doing. He keeps talking about his "system", what is it? We
have a young team who crawl down the court and try to score in a half court
offense that won't work with the guys we have, the Malone/Stockton and
Williams/Boozer eras are over Ty, face it.
Put it is perspective, until a couple of weeks ago half this team and never met
each other. Since then they've had a couple of weeks of practice and 2 preseason
games.This shortened season is going to be brutal on young teams,
vet teams can survive it because they know each other and what to expect.There are going to more of these games before this team comes together
in some fashion, but don't expect playoffs, it's not going to happen for a few
2 quick thoughts. Miles is still a chucker and it's a bad sign when a terrible
Raja Bell leads the team in minutes played and has the stat line he did. The 2
guard position is terrible. I'm sure Corbin wants Raja to be the veteran example
who hits shots and plays good D, but that was 6 years ago.
i was going to post... then I remember what my Mother said about saying nothing
at all...At least there is no argument anymore about who the best
team in the State is.Go Cougars!
The Bowie-MJ Kanter-Jimmer comparison is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.
The Gap between Kanter and Jimmer is going to be no where near the Bowie MJ gap.
MJ is the greatest player in the history of the game. Jimmer had a great
preseason game, but what has he done since. 6 points against the Lakers and 10
against the Magic. Yes that is a contribution but not any more than Kanter.
corbin says you can't panic, it's just one game. really? i completely disagree
and think this is the perfect time to panic. the team is young and needs to be
running, not walking the ball up court.this one is completely on
corbin. the plays set up were absolutely atrocious and the players aren't buying
into it. and his new d? yuck! corbin, if it worked for sloan for soooo many
years, why would you mess with it?corbins system isn't gonna work. i
like corbin, he's a nice enough sort, but he just isn't cut out for head coach
duties and his days are numbered, or, they should be. i'd say midseason, if
things don't improve (they won't), he's gone. the jazz NEED a coach that can
push them into playing hard, physical, classic jazz ball. not someone that's
buddies with them in the locker room and soft with them on the court.with so much talent, as raw as it is, they should at least be playing
hard...o'conner, i am begging you, do something. NOW! those oys on the court
deserve better, as do the fans.
Why are people even purchasing basketball tickets this year? So they can have
something to complain about??
Observations:1- I do not expect more than 20 wins this year.... Yet,
I am excited to watch this team develop and come together2- Devin
Harris does not play defense. I would like to see a lot more intensity out of
him, he looks like he does not even care. He did not show up last night.3- Still love Millsap. I like the move of bringing him off the bench,
we need someone to spark that second unit. 4- Please bury Miles at
the end of the bench, sometime he is 8-11 sometimes he is 1-8. Way too often it
is he 1-8. 5- I like Watson, he is gritty, and plays hard when he
is in.6- Bell should also be used sparingly in my opinion7- I am giving Kanter the benefit of the doubt, but he needs to go up stronger
at the rim. He is 19 though so I don't expect much out of him yet.This season will be fun, even with limited wins, I just hope the Jazz get some
chemistry and these young players can progress.
Jimmer is not from Utah! He only played college ball there. Thank you for having
to break it down in simple English for you. YOu guys act like Jimmer is this
local product or something. He's way past BYU basketball now. Move on!
Raja Bell looked like he had his feet nailed to the floor, Kobe went by him
without even making a move.Get rid of Raja and please, please, please, cut
or trade CJ Miles, he's the worst player on the floor of any game he's in.
Opposing coaches eyes light up when they see Miles and Bell on the floor.I
hate to say I agree with the Jimmer fans here, Kanter looked horrible. How can
a 6'10" guy miss so many easy shots? He looked terrified out there, no
clue how to play the game, and no ability to physically dominate even a weak Pau
Gasol.Greg Miller and KOC ruined the Jazz when they forced Sloan out. I
will never buy tickets again with these clowns running the team into the ground.
@ DWill fanWhy are you a D Will fan. Another player who was not
loyal to his organization. After every loss he never took blame, he always
complained that the team did not know the plays or something stupid like that.
He is an elite point guard, but not a great team mate. He ran Sloan out of
town. I enjoyed the shalacking the Nets took yesterday at home to the Hawks.
Someone needs to tell these scabs the strike is over and the real NBA players
need to return to the court.
painful to watch
Sad day. I never see Jazz this bad. Jazz need coach. Roster is not for
rebuilding maybe good for sale franchise. Jazz lacked desire. Lakers playing
hurt and shortmanned with new system and ugly. Even bad ugly tired Lakers beat
fresh young Jazz. Where was best off season free agent Howard. I said before AK
was glue to this team He was bridge between offense and defense....
Captain: Okur hasnt had a good season since his all star season.2007â08 Utah 72 72 33.2 .445 .388 .804 7.7 2.0 .8 .4 14.5 2008â09 Utah 72 72 33.5 .485 .446 .817 7.7 1.7 .8 .7 17.0 2009â10 Utah 73 73 29.4 .458 .385 .820 7.1 1.6 .5 1.1 13.5 His points went down in 09/10 season, but he was improved his defense a lot
more...Your characterization of Memo is way off base.... Sorry to
bust your bubble captain.
I have two frustrations from last night's game: 1) The Lakers didn't look all
that good--the Jazz just looked that bad; and 2) Since we now have 0 proven
shooters on our team, it looks like Al Jefferson will continue to get bumped
from the post and settle for 18 foot jumpers.The psychie of the
human basketball player is pretty amazing. If you can't get up and get excited
to play the LA Lakers, you may be in the wrong profession. Do the players
really not know what Jazz fans go through along the Wasatch front every time we
lose to the Lakers? Going to work after losing to the Lakers just stinks with
all the gloating.Are we, the fans, supposed to now say this truly is
a rebuilding year and we don't expect this team to grab the 8th seed this year?
Will our players get a chip on their shoulder and play hard just to prove us
wrong? I will enjoy rooting for our youth. But they do need to play with more
heart than last night.
RELAX!!! It was the first game of the year against the Lakers in L.A.! Since
when does losing a game like that mean we are doomed for the rest of the year?
The fact is, the Jazz will struggle on the road against playoff teams this year.
But as long as we beat a few of them and beat most of the non-playoff teams on
the road; as well as have a somewhat decent record at home, I will consider the
season a success. Do you people really expect a team with 7 guys that are 26
years old or younger to beat up on the Lakers? In their building? Come on!The Oklahoma City Thunder started out 0-8 in the 07'-08' season, which
was Kevin Durant's rookie season, and went on to a 20-62 record by the end of
the season! Then in the 08'-09' season they started out 1-16 and ended at
23-59!! Now they are the favorite to win the West!So once again...
To me the Jazz look disjointed, unorganized, uninspired and leaderless. I can't
really tell what they are trying to do out there. At least with Sloan you had an
idea what the offensive sets are, what the defensive schemes were. Right now, it
looks like the Jazz are running around hoping that on any given night our shots
go in. That won't win in the NBA. You have to have a vision, a game plan and
commitment to execute it.
If the Jazz are going to be this bad, then the only way I can stand to watch
them is if they go with Favors, Kanter, Milsap, Howard, Evans, Hayward, Burks,
Watson and Tinsley. The only time I have seen the offense flow this year was for
awhile against Portland when Tinsley was running the point. Bell, Jefferson,
Harris and Miles are very hard to watch as they do not fit this team. Bell is
washed up, the last time he played good was 6 years ago. With the other 3 it is
about their ball hogging style and lack of defensive effort. We just as well go
with the other guys and see if they want to get after it and play. What have we
got to lose if we are going to lose anyway?
The Jazz must be seeking Catholic Sainthood. They now have their first miracle
with plenty of witnesses to verify it. The Lakers were done, you could insert
the fork, then the Jazz resurrected them. If the later part of last
season and this game is what we can expect from Corbin's game and personnel
management then he needs to be fired now and save everybody a lot of grief.Bell,Heyward, Millsaps, Watson, Evans and maybe Kantor were the only
people that gave any effort at all.I'm ashamed to say Jefferson is a
fellow Mississippian. Favors is supposed to be one of the fastest if not the
fastest person in the NBA. He not only don't push the ball, he can't get back on
defense. Why is he on the floor? Why are the Jazz trying to play Howard when
Evans is on the bench?I'm not only disgusted, I'm sick. Why did I
sit up until midnight watching? Fesenko is a Warrior and it won't be long before
Kirlenko shows up.Terry M. Haimes
Lead-foot Al.Worthless CJ.Blind Harris.Old Man Rose.None of those players can ever be a key component of a successful team.Starters: (1) Tinsley--at least he has court vision (2) Hayward--we need
someone to replace Bell & Burks isn't ready (3) Howard--probably our best
wing right now (4) Sap--probably our best player right now (5) FavorsWe need a trade moving the players listed at the top that will allow us to
pick up a 1 (Bledsoe or Rondo) or a wing (Ellis or Granger). I've never seen a
team w/less capable perimeter players than the Jazz are right now. Having the
slowest post man in history doesn't help them get space.
If we do make a trade that moves Al, the Jazz should re-sign AK & Fez.
Kanter looked like the second coming of Koufos.
@jazzledazzleas you can see, i am no longer a dwill fan. :)i set up this account back when dwill was a second year player for the jazz
(good times) and never got around to adding a different display name...until
My thoughts:The Jazz are confused, not unmotivated, both on offense and
defense. It is hard to hussle when you don't know where to hussle to.Kanter is just jittery, his offense will come around.Leadership is our
biggest problem, on the court and off the court.O'Conner is not the reason
for the loss. Having Okur would not have helped us. I miss Williams too, but he
was going to leave us either way.We need to settle down, it was just one
game. A little more love from the referees and another 10% higher on our
shooting, and we were in this game.Josh Howard played the best defense on
Kobe, and seemed to have the most energy. He may be one of out best
pick-ups.There is so much negativity on this forum. I am extremely
disappointed with this game, but everyone is talking like the season is over
already. Is anyone else here planning on abandoning the Jazz? If so, you might
as well be a Laker fan, we don't need you. The Jazz is my team through thick
@ bloodshyI expect you are joking about Fez. What did that gomer do
in the couple years he was here? Fez is fine where he is at, which is out of the
@ JazzledazzleFes is not out of the league. He has been signed by
the Warriors.And by the way -- he did a far better job defending
Gasol in the past than Kanter did last night. But I expect the kid to learn
So the Jazz have all these young talented bigs and you want Fes? Big deal if the
Warriors signed him, that guy will have no impact in the league.
Regarding the captain in Kanab, who I would have put on Kobe would have been
Hayward to begin with, then given Burks and Evans spme experience against him
because what would they have done worse than what Bell & goofus Miles did?
The Jazz have played 3 games. 2 preseason and 1 regular season.They
have come out completely flat and unprepared in 2 of the 3 games.All
you Jerry bashers are going to be eating crow in a big way.Devin
Harris went to the Boozer school of defense over the summer.Al
Jefferson went to self-affirmation class and plans to do the exact same thing as
last year and that is play no defense, shoot every time he touches the ball
(after he pauses and lets the defense recover and our offense stagnate).CJ Miles lost some weight and is the same pathetic inconistent player he
has been for the last 6 years. "maybe next year will be the year...'Raja Bell is a year older and that much more worthless.Come
back in 3-4 years when we have unloaded these worthless veterans because they
are the ones acting like the rookies. The rookies are predictable
inconsistent and we won't know what they can do for years because the pathetic
veterans are getting most of the minutes.We need the old Sloan back
to induce some fear in these pansies. Clearly they have no urgency at all.
I would like to see more Burks tonight at Denver. It cannot be worse than what
Raja did last night. I would also like to see a much more aggresive Kanter. He
still looks a little star struck out there. (Understandably) Let's go Jazz!
Bring it tonight. Win or lose, let's please just see a little bit of running
and some passion. When we see that, we will start seeing some wins too.
A couple interesting facts about this game:1- The Jazz and Lakers
each had 46 rebounds, so we kept up with L.A., Kanter had 11 rebounds in 21
minutes.2- The Jazz had 20 assists to the Lakers 17. Pretty
impressive to have more assists than L.A. when we only had 71 points. That
means we were executing, just not knocking down jumpers.3- Josh
Howard scored 10 points in 24 minutes, the only person other than Millsap in
double digits.4- The Jazz shot 1-13 from down town, the Lakers hit
6-16. The Jazz were just 12-17 from the line, the Lakers were 30-37.The Jazz need to run more. Get to the rim, draw some fouls. Keep executing,
the shots were there, the execution was there. I think Kanter should get some
more minutes tonight, and Josh Howard. I would also like to see Burks on the
floor.Go Jazz Go!
The Jazz also had just 10 turn overs. If they shoot better and get to the rim
more, they should have a much better outing tonight.
Most of you message boarders must be kidding me. The Jazz team will go down in
Utah Jazz lore as one of the most pathetic aggregations masquerading as an NBA
team. I told you people this weeks ago after the systematic dismantling of the
team; the latest move being Okur. What we are left with is a collection of
characters that cannot match up with even a few of the teams in the leaque; and
there are many that aren't even close to contending for anything; let alone a
league championship....that is a long way off out in the cosmos of the most
diehard and truly blind Jazz fanatics....and I am a Jazz fan. Please don't bore
me with rose colored glass notions that there were only 10 turnovers, and the
like. No need to be upset about anything. Merely support the team, and watch
the stars on the opposing teams toy with the Jazz. Why doesn't management sell
the rights to the name Jazz, or trade with the Hornets name and get rid of this
aura of New Orleans in Utah; it doesn't fit. Seriously, the team could use a
better coaching staff that cracks the whip.
This is going to be such a fun year.
Hey cj...your comments are about as good as you play.
crowntown1Your the one who needs to get over things...allow people
to say what they want to say...Get Over It.
This team will be sold in the near future.