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Published: Saturday, Dec. 31 2011 9:18 p.m. MST

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shaybo
Richfield, UT

It's sad to say but the Jazz will never be an elite team if Jefferson is playing 35 minutes a game. Even when the Jazz were winning a lot of games early last season the starting lineup with him in it lost almost every single 1st quarter and it was the guys off the bench bringing them back. There is no flow to the offense when he's in the game. Even when he's scoring 20-25 points a game he is bringing the overall offense to a stop.

This Jazz team is not a playoff caliber team as is, we need to look to the future and quit wasting valuable minutes the young guys should be getting on Bell and Howard and if Jefferson can't be traded his minutes should be limited.

louisiana jazz man
Dubach, LA

they went to jefferson early when the ball goes to him it stops so everybody else stops. when they dont go to him as soon as the ball is past to them they jack it up and they for the most part were missing only one who past the ball when the did get there hands on it wich was not much was millsap. no set plays at all wich looked like no coaching.

Fan WVC
Salt Lake City, UT

Should of gave up Jefferson for second round. We are at a snails pace with him..KO make a change. This is why AJ has never been on a winning team. Run Devin Run..

scalman
Temecula, CA

Good comments Shaybo. I agree with your assessment, although I like Howard's athleticism...let's wait and see with him as he continues to play into good shape and strengthens his knee. I like Hayward controlling the offense some as point forward, but the ball doesn't come back to him enough. I think Hayward knew he was off last night, but he still passes up too many shots. If the Jazz aren't interested yet in Burks as a sometime point guard, I say try Hayward at point with Burks at the 2, and make sure Favors is on the court at the same time.

Salt lake teams rule
Salt Lake City, UT

ow long is it going to take the jazz brass to realize that you can't start Hayward, Bell, & Milsap. As much as you may love the attitude of those 3 players, when you start all three you are at an athletic disadvantage at 3 out 5 positions. That's never going to work. It's also unfair to Harris, it puts way too much pressure on him to try and create a mismatch. Swallow your pride and start Harris, CJ, Howard, Favors, & Jefferson. Then you won't be down by ten halfway through the first quarter every single game. It looks like Corbin is getting the players to play hard, but he is doing a terrible job of managing minutes. He has to pay more attention to the +/- while players are on the floor. Bell has the worst +/- in the NBA. Watson's good +/- is a bit skewed because he gets to play with CJ and Josh Howars more than Harris does. Really the jazz don't have to change much, just the rotation. Go with th starting 5 I stated then play Kanter, Hayward, Milsap, and Watson off the bench. I plugged the numbers, did the math. If they played that rotation they would be 3-1. Pay attention jazz brass. I am trying to help. Do the math yourselves, and you'll see I'm right.

JazzMan
Centerville, UT

The Jazz guards are atrocious, Favors will suffer the most. Malone had Stockton, then we had DWill but now we have NOTHING at guard. The Jazz need to use their trade exception from the Okur deal on a pointguard that can get ASSISTS.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Salt Lake Team Rule: You are a very smart man. CJ should be starting. Not Bell. Hayward should not be starting either. We need starters who can create their own shots. Hayward and Bell can not do that at all.

shaybo
Richfield, UT

Would someone look this up: How many 1st quarters have the Jazz won in which Jefferson was the starter since he came here.

@CJMiles, after CJ puts up 3 or 4 good games in a row, then he should be the starter, unfortunately I can't remember back to back good games since he's been in the NBA. To be a starter you need have at least a decent game every night.

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