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Utah believes it played to best of its abilities in reaching the postseason

Published: Tuesday, May 8 2012 10:15 p.m. MDT

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AFCoug
Colorado Springs, CO

I felt the Jazz as a team did well this year but fell short of expectations. There were to many dissappointing loses, most mentioned in this article, that would have allowed the Jazz to be in a better playoff position. They won several games against some of the best teams in the NBA and would turn around and lose to some of the worst. Had they won a few of those games they should have won I believe they would still be playing. The Spurs are the best team in the league right now and nobody, not even Miami, beats them if they play the way they did against Utah. It would have been nice to face a Clippers or Memphis team in the first round instead of San Antonio. Those losses really hurt.

That said I see a better future for the Jazz. Hopefully Hayward makes another stride this offseason and Alec Burks sees significant improvement as well. It wold be nice if he developed into a lock down defender with his athletism. If Milsap can develop an outside threat the big 3 up front will be formidable and should start next year.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

I would like the Jazz to get back to their multi-cultural roots (Klinko, Okur, Fesenko). They were developing an international following. I feel that this is a big mistake. I also feel that this would help the development of Kanter. We are now a global society and I thought that the Jazz reflected this from Stockton to Malone to D-Will to Kirilenko and Boozer. Please get that feeling back and also work on more diversity for the cheerleaders. Go Jazz! Be a leader!

Iowa Jazz Fan 2
Cedar Rapids, IA

I like Dragic, Lee, and Williams, in that order. Would pass on the others.

DRay
Roy, UT

How many outside shooters have the Jazz traded or passed on? Jimmer is the latest. They talk about D., but we need O. A 3 erases a 2, get three guys who can shoot 50% of 3's, add some fire inside and see what happens. Anybody with the will can learn to play defense. It takes talent to consistently score from outside. And who is responsible for Gordon Haywood consistently passing up good shots resulting in last second bad shots going up? Unleash and encourage him to score, attack, play with abandon, don't briddle the talent, then talk about needing some.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

We need Dragic and Lee we dont need Mo Williams...if Possible...we could get Ersan Illyasova as well...im sure Portland wont give away Nicolas Batum...Trade Al Jefferson and Devin Harris probably for a serviceable big...who knows how to defend the post...move Favors to the starting spot...and increase Kanter's minutes...

we might get the following lineup

Favors
Millsap
Illyasova
Hayward
Dragic

Kanter
Serviceable Big (Kaman? Asik?)
Caroll
Lee
Tinsley/Watson
Evans

this way we would have depth..then change the coaching staff

@DRay

the offensive sets...limits Hayward's playmaking ability...he can and will create his own shot...i think he could be that good of a player...the problem is...Corbin sometimes has lack of confidence with his players...more the reason to get a new coach...i'd rather experiment having Jeff Van Gundy as coach...or a coach who is willing to create plays to maximize every player's ability...and is not afraid to play the young players when they are playing well...unlike corbin...who will plug the entire starting lineup when the kids are the ones who are on fire...

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