Milsap is one player who I have seen improve his game every season. He is the
only player we have who should be completely untouchable in trade talks. I
think the reason Milsap and Big Al didn't mesh last year is because they both
played the same position. Milsap was used to being down low because Boozer was
a high post guy. Credit again goes to Milsap for learning to play away from the
basket. Right now, this team reminds me of the Pistons during their most recent
championship season. There didn't appear to be one set leader on the team.
Someone would come out every night and be that guy whether it was Rasheed,
Prince, Billups, Hamilton. I agree with what has been said before
about defense. I've watched Sloan's teams for years, and I never saw this kind
of team defense going on. This is great because even on off nights, we can
still rely on our defense to keep us close.Not sure I want to see
any trades right now. Even with a few weaknesses, this is a vital time for our
young guys to develop. We don't need someone new to teach everything to.
For all the Sap doubters a saying when i was young "It is not the size of
the dog in the fight is is the size of the fight in the dog.." If he is too
small to be a power forward look at last nights stats..
Draft picks in June - at the moment we lose our pick to the T'Wolves & will
be lucky to get the Warriors pick. The West though is very even & tough -
lose a few and could be the difference of being 3/4 or 9/10 in the West!
Well, I have to admit that I was one of those guys who thought Millsap should be
traded for a wing/shooter at the beginning of the season. I also thought Big Al
was a black hole with uninspiring defense. Glad I'm not the GM. Very impressive win, with Howard not playing and Favors going out early. Sap,
Hayward and Harris all elevated their game.I predicted to a friend
at the beginning of the season that the Jazz would only win 20-25 games this
season. At the end of Dec, I wondered if I was too optimistic. Although the
Jazz still need a consistent outside shooter, I now am thinking 40 plus wins is
a possibility. Shelve the talk about draft picks in June.
irrational::so having idiotic tats all over his body with the big pierced
eyes is what I want my kids to emulate. guess you feel the same ways. I'm glad
tats and drug users go hand in hand.
You can be the best X and O's guy in the business but if your team doesn't
believe in you then you as a coach will fail. Seems like the players believe in
Corbin because Corbin believes in his players. Sorta like Rex Ryan without the
big mouth. Good job coach!! Go Jazz!!!
Millsap and Jefferson are finally playing well together. On NBA TV last night
they interviewed Millsap and when they asked about Jefferson, Millsap was quite
frank saying they did not get along very well last year and they did not mesh on
the court. Too bad we traded Williams because if he was able to mesh with
Jefferson and Millsap this team would be elite. Add in Matthews (who the Jazz
never should have let go) and we would be one of the best 2 young teams in the
West (with OK City).
Jp, You said it! I've had people tell me hes a dime a dozen and
there are plenty of hard working undersized bigs in the nba who have heart!
anyone with half a brain knows millsap is one of a kind! They say he can't
compete against true bigs in the league.... How about 26 points and 12 rebounds
against nene! Or 29 against gasol. Last season he had his career best against
the likes of the big three in miami, known as one of the best defenses in the
nba. The next night, he schooled dwight howard!Millsap doesn't just
compete against tough defenses, he thrives in them and thats when he plays his
best ball! Millsap fan for life!
The nugs will never get any blessings with so many tattoos.
If Anderson really is clean good for him,but 99% go back to using,I know that
personally,I`m rooting for him
@UA"When people think of Andersen, theyll likely label him a
druggie and say he threw away a 4-year, $14 million contract because he couldnt
resist the party scene. Theyll ignore the fact that the termination of a
long-term relationship with a Denver woman sank him deep into depression after
moving to New Orleans and that he lost his house to Hurricane Katrina.""Although Andersen was certainly a personality, he helped with
charity work, gave back to his community by working often with local schools. He
probably should have been working on his free throws, he often spent time during
warm-ups handing out t-shirts and playfully interacting with young fans. Before
he knew it, Denver, New Orleans and Oklahoma City had all fallen in love with
him."Bad things happen to good people, rich people, too. It
seems Andersen has turned his life around. Good for him. That's what many see
when they look at the Bird Man, not the tats."Don't judge a
book by its cover," or "The LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man
looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart, apply.
@ute alumni "chris andersen is such a role model. any wonder why interest
in the nba is down?"You mean Chris Andersen who overcame drug
addiction to become a contributing member of society?Yeah, with our
prisons full of people convicted of drug offenses, we don't want any more
stories of recovery and redemption."However, Chris Andersen
(aka the Birdman) hasnt always had such a successful life and career as he has
recently. His story is an inspiration to anyone in recovery. See, the Birdman
grew up in Texas, where by 11 years-old, his father had placed him and his
sister in a childrens home. They spent almost 3 ½ years there before
there mom was able to regain custody. Nonetheless, when looking back on it,
Chris Andersen has always said he made the best of that time."
Those who blasted me for predicting 30-35 wins this season seem to have
disappeared. Where is the guy / girl who said "no way the Jazz win more
than 15 games this year". I still think they will have some more bad games
and might even lose 2 or 3 in a row at some time this season but I now believe
they will be in the playoffs. Corbin is a good coach and the players are really
playing well as a team. Every player has contributed to wins on the current
streak. It is becomming more evident that Bell still has quite a bit to offer
and even Miles has played well at times. This team will only get better.
This team is fun to watch. They were passing the ball so well. I even saw
Jefferson pass the ball.Right now this team has no egos. Nobody
pouting because they don't get the number of shots they want. I hope this
continues. Corbin is dong a great job.
Millsap is the "people's choice" and rightfully so. However, let's
not get carried away about the rest of the squad. Over half the team is on
notice. The "power pups" are not going away. Once the Jazz get a
good young point guard, then it's time to celebrate.
chris andersen is such a role model. any wonder why interest in the nba is down?
cj another no-show,he`s alraedy had his game of the month
all i been reading is let's trade millsap for a shooter. he is to short' if he
was 7 ' he couldn't move like he does. that is what sets him apart quick enough
to go around but stout enough to bang.bad thing is if he does read these blogs
that been saying let's trade millsap he may remember that and the gm talking to
the media about wanting to trade him' when his contract is up.
Remember all the preseason chatter about trading Millsap and the continual talk
of him being too small to play power forward? Somehow everyone always forgets
in the off-season how awesome this guy is.
Well the Jazz went to bed last night a bottom dweller in the sports media word,
as well as most of the NBA. As of this morning the sports media outlets are
taking the Jazz seriously. They have become blue collar darling of sorts, void
of any big obnoxious stars. Now teams will take them seriously. Their defense is
starting to get a reputation! That's right a Jazz team known for defense. To beat Denver at their place, without Howard and Favors shows you just
how deep and interchangeable this players are. Even though I thought Jefferson
was going to let them back in the game with his hands up, bailing away from the
interior when a player go's up. Millsap carried the team playing like MJ, he was
a monster on both ends of the floor. Hayward looks confident! If he gets his
mojo back, we could be in for a treat. Bell is playing better, he and Howard
have set the tone for this defense. I think the Jazz sit on the
player exception until the trade deadline. If they have a legit shot at a run in
the playoffs, they may use it to bolster their lineup. If they are content to
develop their younger guys, and take what ever record that course of action gets
them. Then I think they use the trade exception this summer to fill any roster
spot they loose. I think they need a huge upgrade at point guard. Harris can
play the two some, he is better there than the point! Burks, and Hayward could
fill the two also.
Pretty sure that Millsap is the starting Power Forward and not Small Forward.
Anyway I love the fact I get to shove it in the faces of all the guys at work
here in Denver after getting it so bad the last game. The team is so young I
hope Corbin can keep them focused through the season.
UK Jazz / Seven27 / Wombat1247I'm in Paris and have purchased the
NBA INtl League Pass for past several years. It's great!
Wow! Great game and best of all ... the silence from the TrailBlazer fan is just
deafening.Silence is golden.
@ Portland dude, johnson 72, dukester and all the other Jazz haters and negative
nellies out there, one thing I just want to tell ya: SCORE BOARD baby!!!
@ Wombat1247I pay for the NBA International League Pass.....All in glorious HD :-)
At least you guys can watch the games - hardly any coverage at all over here -
only 3 games a week on tv here in Australia - So I get all info from the net!I wonder if KOC is going to use the trade exception to get a starting 2
@ Seven27glad I'm not the only one !!!!Enjoy your single
malt n battered Mars Bar !!!!
Great win for the Jazz. I am now a Coach Corbin fan as it takes coaching talent
win with such a young team on a consistent basis. This bodes well for the
future as long as they keep the team together.
UKJazz, I'm right there with you! Staying up so late here in Scotland to watch
the Jazz, and nights like tonight make it so very worth it. Millsap and
Jefferson look really good. String a few together, Jazz!
Hate to say it, but Corbin has this team playing better defense in just a couple
of months than any Sloan team played. Team chemistry is the key. Don't get
selfish and let the ball go to whomever is hot at the time. How are those
blazers doing? Honor code just had another b ball team he cheers for go down.
Oh Boy where to start ? Without doubt the best performance by a Ty Corbin
coached Jazz team. Everybody did what they were supposed to n the Nuggets had no
answer.To win back to back & @ Denver is rare event for the
Jazz, the offence is starting to click and EVERYBODY is trying so v hard on the
defensive end.Sometimes I wonder why I'm watching it
"live" in the early hours here in the Uk. After watching games like
tonight it's all worth while.....Keep on evolving guys, because
right now it's a joy to watch.....
Milsap stepped up and put this team in control.
Just a while back, this Denver team took the jazz to the woodshed...my how
things have turned.The Trailblazer fan said the Jazz were done and
the Blazers are on the move...he was right, the Blazers are headed down and the
surging Jazz are headed up...sorry Trailblazer fan from Utah.Congrats Jazz...your looking gooooood.
I agree the refs were terrible all game long, but for our young learning team to
still rise above the officiating and win by 10 in a place just weeks ago we got
ran off the court is amazing. I thought Corbin wouldn't be a good coach for our
team but he is proving me so so wrong. Corbin has this team playing defense and
hustling, keep it going Jazz!!!! I love it
The games is over we win by 10, but a terrible game from the refs. It was as bad
as it gets, one sided calls all night. Then our achilles heel showed again,
can't make free throws, free throws, free throws, just terrible! The NBA needs
to do something about these outragous refs. It's rotten