Might as well get into the post season, the chances of the Jazz winning the
lottery will be remote. You can't win the championship if you're not
in the tournament...
Golden State won tonight so the chances of them moving under 8th place is now
very slim. So to me there is really no reason for the Jazz to not go for the
playoffs. It's not like this team needs another 2 lotto picks, all we need
is one more piece and some FA help. Harris is our PG, Hayward SG, SF(draft),
Milsap/Jefferson/Favors/Kanter at the 4 and 5. We don't really need a
whole lot of help, but the GSW would be awesome!
One word: Better.
Lets see, valuable playoff experience for a team that badly needs playoff
experience to build for the future, or being able to pick a draft pick slightly
higher up in the teens and miss the playoff experience and extra playoff
revenue? And no, that 1 lottery ball in 100,000 does not amount to anything,
never happens! This is one of the craziest questions I keep hearing lately and
there is just no logic or common sense behind it. Now if you live in
magic dream world, yes if we won the lottery, that would be worth not making the
playoffs, but that just does not happen unless you finish with one of the worst
records in the NBA so lets get real!!! Go JAZZ! Playoffs or Bust!
I say go for the win and try to make the playoffs. It will give the team some
much needed playoff experience that will help down the road.
I think the draft would be a better route. I would not normally say that, but
this draft might be a special one. There are a half dozen impact players in this
draft, and that's why teams are tanking. We haven't played a team in
several weeks that really exploits the Al Jefferson freeze and watch the pick
and roll to the hoop. So give up a potentially great draft pick to watch A J
fumble through his defensive assignments. Maybe Corbin has grown enough to see
that the Favors, Millsap, A J combo covers some of this up.
@SegaGolden State still has a lock on the 7th spot--if they choose to take
it. Toronto and New Jersey play each other. Whichever wins will have the same
record as GS (assuming GS lose their last two). Both Toronto and NJ win the tie
breaker against GS, which puts GS in the 7th spot. All GS has to do is lose
their next two games, and they get their pick back. Is Vegas even going to take
bets on those games?
Take the lottery pick- Improving long term is far better than a 4 and out
against either the Spurs or Thunder.
What did Al Jefferson say when he got picked up to play for Jazz. He believes
Jazz are a playoff team and he wants to part of it and for his family. Win it
and play the post season. Lottery stuff is a joke!
Playoffs are undoubtedly the better option! We can still get the pick from GS
and have our players gain valuable playoff experience. Sounds like a win-win
situation to me!
Finally was able to watch a Jazz game on ESPN last week. Offensively Jazz look
sound. Defensively what the heck. Magic guards were driving to the rim at will
around the pick and roll. Jazz did only slightly better in the 2nd half in
defending it. Combine that with no exterior defense (20 3 balls by the magic?)
and we could be in for a quick playoff exit.All that said I still
wna to believe the potential is there. With the AJ, Favors, and Milsap lineup
we are bigger and stronger than anyone we should face. Would love to see that
lineup on the floor more and Milsap develop a better 3 ball. His midrange is
golden though. Was also impressed by Hayward. He did not score a ton but
scored when needed and is an excellent passer. harris also played extremely
well. You gotta think getting back into the playoffs is a motivating factor for
him.The Jazz are deep to with the bench playing well every night. I
think the Jazz could make some noise, especially if the d steps up. Look out
SA. Jazz are playing much better than their record.
You always play to make the playoffs. Teams like Sacramento, the Clippers,
Raptors, Wizards, etc. have been in the lottery for years and have nothing to
show for it. There is no Kevin Durant or even a Blake Griffin in this draft. The
draft appears to be no where near as strong as it was once viewed, I don't
think any of the players coming out will become a superstar. That aside, nobody
plays to lose and if they do it is a bad atmosphere to be a part of, you never
want to come anywhere near a losing tradition. Plus the Jazz already have young
guys in every position but the PG there is no sense in getting any younger at
this point.LETS GO JAZZ!!! Tomorrow night is huge!
Why play if you don't want to win???
I believe we also need to remember these are just kids, a lot of growing left to
do, and any playoff experience they can get would be valuable. That's just
Playing to optimize your lottery possibilities is like quitting your job so you
would qualify for food stamps.As so many other NBA teams have proven
over and over again, getting into the lottery does not mean you're going to
improve your team. We have some quality players on our team right now,
including some very promising youth. It's a nobrainer to have our current
core push and push as far as they can go, this season.If the Utah
Jazz make it to the NBA championships in 2013 or 2014, it will not be due to the
10th round draft pick of this summer's draft. It will be because the top
10-12 players on our roster came together and played as a team on both ends of
the floor.Tanking is for teams like the Warriors and the
Timberwolves. Hard work and the constant desire to improve are our Utah Jazz.
Winning is the point, being in the lottery isn't. We've got the
players, let's develop them.
I was a little conflicted before I really thought about this and now I am
totally in support of the Jazz making the playoffs. I believe it does instill a
winning mindset in the organization and we may still luck out and get the pick
from GSW. Even if we don't though, we still could trade up and get a
lottery pick if there is someone the Jazz really want to go after, ala the 2005
draft when we traded up to the 3rd pick to get Deron Williams.
This team has shown they have a lot of talent. They don't need much to be
in the upper division just a good 3 pointer and some experience and they will
not need a lottery pick. Go Jazz beat the Suns and see where you go.
Sorry, but for the Utah Jazz this year, this is a ridiculous question. If there is one thing the Jazz does NOT need right now is another promising
young player. What the Jazz does need is to get playoff experience
for all its promising young players. The only possible benefit the
Jazz could have in missing the playoffs is they may be able to dangle a group of
promising young players in front of some team to entice them to trade some of
their proven veteran experience to us. I'd rather we grow our
Those who hope the Jazz miss the playoffs are unintentionally flaunting a very
slippery grasp of NBA acumen.Regular season success and accolades
mean almost NOTHING in the NBA.True NBA stars, those with authentic
swagger and the respect of the entire league, earned that cachet in the
playoffs. Until you've done it in the playoffs, you're just another
promising player.The playoffs are where boys become men, reputations
are cemented and legacies are made, not the draft.This season was
already too short, thus stunting the growth of the younger players. Who in their
right mind would want their growth stunted even further?By all
means, extend the Utah Jazz's season with games that really matter, games
that teams REALLY prepare for, REALLY cut film for, and fans REALLY go nuts
at.The playoffs are where players internalize their ability to to
silence a hostile crowd with a clutch play. The playoffs are where players
become both beloved and despised.This year, this team, the young
Utah Jazz players need the playoffs more than they need even the #1 pick in the
2012 draft.Sorry Phoenix, but you're going down!
always go for the win...it should be a team mentality...and that's a step
forward in building a contender...not settling for anything less...if you want
to win a championship...you need to breed winners...if they went to the
playoffs...and they competed well...a fire will lit on the team...there would be
hunger...and everyone would say..."we can do this"
Its a win-win tonight. If the Jazz lose to the Suns again it will be because of
their glaring weakness (failure to defend on the guard line) which they might be
able to remedy with a lottery pick. If they win, they get to lose to the Spurs
in 4, because they cannot contain Parker and Genobli, and we get to look forward
to more of the same next year.
Don't lay down Jazz. Work for what you want, cheating and being lazy
deserves "NOTHING"! Work to win and let the chips fall where they may.
Hard and honest work will always win out, forget cheating and scamming thats why
this country is in the toilet today, it's time for integrity and honesty to
take control and time for those that don't believe and do take the phony
route in life to fall!