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Published: Saturday, Feb. 11 2012 1:12 a.m. MST

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forgetyourself
Layton, UT

The bench play was not the problem in this one they had less than half of the minutes the starters did. They keep saying how the Jazz's looming problem is how point guards are killing us. It is not the other teams PG it's our own Harris who gives up too many turn overs PF on the other end instead of playing real D. I do not get why he is even still in the NBA. I think Jimmer would have been a much better pick up for this team than staying with a lower pick like Alec. We have Tinsley who shows he has more talent is his right hand the harris so why is the Brass letting Corbin continue to use him. We should just use the exception money they got and pay some one to take Harris for even a second rounder. Any one is better than embarris's play.

LVJazzFan
Glendale, AZ

I disagree. This game was lost by the poor interior play of Milsap and big Al. Ibaka had those two afraid to get anywhere near the basket and the athleticism of the Thunder versus our inferior athletes (too slow, too short, cannot jump) just was totally apparent. KOC, looks like rebuilding to me. Problem is, we aren't rebuilding around anything.

This season is going to get ugly and this team is going to get uglier. I just don't see the Jazz ever recovering from KOC's moves.

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

The Jazz couldn't beat a team made up of their own mother-in-laws!

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

Haha, get used to the Thunder beating the Jazz. Expect this for the next 8-12 years...

So much for Millsap wanting to make a statement about missing out on the all-star game.

Expect the Jazz to be out of the playoff picture from here on out.

So much for the Jazz trying to become the next OKC Thunder. The Jazz front office, etc might as wekk just move the team to Seattle.

Johnson72
Salt Lake City, UT

Woot Woot!

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

This team is beginning to fold up. They were not even competitive in the 4th.

They had a game at home after two days rest and you have Al Jefferson openly admitting they got "...not just out-rebounded but outworked all over the floor". This is how our bigs respond after getting dissed from the allstar game? I think I recall Karl Malone getting dissed once too for A.C. Green. The next team paid the price.

32 Rebounds?

The Jazz had 15 fewer free throw attempts at home than the visitors? Just settling for jumpers.

They lay down on a home game they really needed right before they go on the road for triple back to back to back.

Things are on track to get real ugly in a hurry.

There is only so long you can get by with such a pathetic starting PG.

Good thing we picked up that new guy....I can see that will turn the team around.

The one advantage is that soon your kids will be able to get Jazz tickets in cereal boxes. (sarcasm)

This team can't throw it in the ocean outside of 10 feet. Good thing we have that "pure shooter" coach...he really seems to have the team on track/on their stroke. (more sarcasm)

Hugh G. Hater
Swat Lake City, UT

Welcome to the gutter.

dave22
SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT

when Al jeffersen is your go-to guy, how good can u really be?? not too good. he barely rebounds and misses half his shots from 5 feet.. i would take boozer over Al any day.

Nevada fan
Washoe Valley, NV

I've said before and I'll say again! No out side shooting is killing this team. Raja was on early and that's when they were staying in the game. OKC can really shoot the lights out. My prediction is Milsap, Harris, and CJ traded. Milsap is the only one teams are really going to want.

Tyler Ray
Taylorsville, UT

It's clear after devin harris third ugly turnover in a row that he needs to go! The jazz have always had a playmaking point guard and been successful! That and the Jazz are in desperate need of a pure three point shooter! We have inconsistent cj, afraid to shoot hayward, nearly washed up raja, howard who has no range and slashing burkes. I hope the Jazz figure it's out quick!

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

The effort or lack there of, was very disturbing in this one. It makes one wonder just what it is we are trying to develop here. I thought everyone was pretty much in agreement that our young guys are our future and need to be developed. Corbin apparently has a different plan. IMO if we are going to watch them lose anyway, then I would rather watch the young future of this team lose as they learn and develop with enough playing time to do so. Most of the time they are getting us back into games but then the vets are not closing them out. I would like to see the young guys be allowed to finish what they start when they are clicking and develop winning us a few games. I believe that Corbin needs to rethink his stategy because developing the young guys will ultimately bring us more wins. Maybe sooner than later. IMO.

Dustin
Idaho Falls, ID

Oh please! How do any of you call yourselves Jazz fans. We lose a few games and suddenly you all act like we are the Charlotte Bobcats. Guys, do you remember how we started this season? Did you really think we would end up doing as well as we have done? 3 weeks ago people were singing the praises of KOC, and now, like always, people are calling him out when we lose a few.

Here is how I see it: I'm pretty sure we have the worst starting guards in the league. I would gladly trade any team their starting guards for ours. But that is not going to happen There is no way that I want to give up Jefferson, Milsap, Kanter, or Favors to get a better guard. If we need to build through the draft or by any other means, the so be it. But for the first time in Jazz history, we have an awesome front court that is dominant in most games......and they are only going to get better. Be patient. It is okay to take our lumps right now because the future is bright for this young team. They just need experience. Remember where the Thunder were 3-4 years ago. They showed patience year after year, and now look where they are.

Stop being deadbeat Jazz fans, and support your team.

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

Portland Trailblazer

Where were you when the Jazz were beating the Blazers? If the Jazz are bad Portland is worse.

I know when the Jazz are winning you run and hide.

scalman
Temecula, CA

Milsap was right saying the Jazz missed too many open shots. Hayward hit a bunch of teammates with nice passes but they failed to convert the shots. I think Milsap is getting worn down some again; Favors should start playing more minutes or at least as many as Milsap. I was impressed with Harris for once (through 3 quarters anyway(...he made some fine passes and Bell looked good in the first half. Hayward played a sweet all-around game. Westbrook and Durant are simply amazing. I agree with Chris Mullen that O. City is going to the NBA finals.

Elcapitan
Ivins, UT

They most definitely was the aggressor tonight, Jefferson said. They most definitely outworked us all over the court, not just the rebounding everywhere, they outworked us.

Why do we get outworked when we are so overpaid. Pay should equal effort. We are not getting our moneys worth out of this team, expecially on the road. The few minutes the players get in each game should be their best efforts. I too wonder why Harris is given so much time. I do not see where he fits in or contributes to winning games. I too think we should have acquired Jimmer because we know how he will develop. This is a funny business about men who sometimes do not give their best, intense offort for all the money they take in.

toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

Absolutely ridiculous. Corbin and his rotations are becoming MORE BIASED AND JER LIKE EVERY DAY. Nothing makes sense the last 2 games. Why Raja who was hot comes out and plays little after 10 points in the First? Kanter, and Favors who along with Gordon were tearing it up not playing the minutes they should have. Jefferson A NUMBERS MAN who gives up just as many and never saw a shot he does not like with every touch while we stand and watch. Now you sign Carroll..For what? This means Jeremy ends up in D League or eventually gets released. Burks and Evans sitting for what? What can Burks learn by sitting? The Jazz are a young team that cannot win on the road. Maybe you should try something different when we go through one of our prolonged periods of drought and lethargic play. Expect to lose the next 3 games..Yes even New Orleans.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Just look at the guards starting on this team. Bell, Hayward and Harris. I mean, really, does anyone expect to win with them on the court. CJ should be starting and playing big minutes. Jerry Jr. is back in full force. Playing the starters too many minutes and not pulling players who are not preforming on a given night. The strength of this team is the bench, not the starters.

toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

CJ that is one thing I have always agreed with you on...I have said from Day one you need about 15 ppg from the Starting Guard Position. The CJ Miles who was declared in Slam Magazine a BREAKOUT PLAYER in an issue during the 2010 Playoffs, is the one I wanted to see continue that path. Like him or not, and I have gotten on him many times, he has shown a more diverse game consistently. Still feel that if he is going to be here, he should be starting at the 2 Position, and leave Gordon alone at this point. To me he is just a better player starting over limited bench minutes. Again, we know what Raja can do. All these under 25 Players if not allowed to max out the potential, it is just being wasted.

Vince
the boonies, mexico

Relax for heck sake commentors, we all knew that this was how this season was going to go. The only negative I have is that why is Burks not getting "any" minutes at all? He is full of energy and needs PT. Also If I were the coach I would play to the nightly matchups every night instead of staying with this same starting unit nightly. Let Favors start and play with either Milsap or Big Al, and use Kanter with the one who doesn't start. Play those that are hot and playing well longer, bench those that are not. Afterall this isn't rocket science we are dealing with. C'mon Ty change things up.

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

Portland TrailBlazer

Your Blazers ar 15-13 and 4-10 on the road. Contender? A real contener can win on the road my friend. Oh, and what happened in Salt Lake a couple weeks ago? Yeah, the "lowly" Jazz punked your Blazers. As Jazz fans we know we are in rebuilding mode. Pretty sad that Portland is not in rebuilding mode and they are barely above .500 and cannot win on the road. And yeah Favors and Kanter shut down your boy LaMarcus late in the game!

Enough of that now. The Jazz need to go after a guy like Kevin Martin. Someone they can go to when the game is on the line. They have to have some outside shooting too. The reason I say Martin is because Houston has shopped him already, and he can score and get to the foul line.

The Jazz will probably only win about 25-28 games this year, but I still like our bigs. Just need to solve some perimeter problems.

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