I think it is becoming increasingly obvious that the Utah Jazz are likely to
take an early vacation. No playoffs and likely most of the starters will not be
wearing Jazz uniforms next year. The failure of the management is now clear
after the disastrous acquisitions from last summer. The Jazz will have to
reevaluate the teams future but one thing has become very clear. The starting
five of old players will not take us anywhere as far as the playoffs are
concerned and constitute no future for the Jazz. The starting five next year
will be much younger players with an upside rather than players who are way past
their prime and no longer competitive. If the Jazz don't go in that
direction, the fan base will leave and the franchise will fail.
Big Al has been a headache for the Jazz too. He can score. But he takes nights
off, takes plays off, shoots too often, turns the ball over, and is a huge
liability on defense (pick and roll much?). He is a nice second or third
option. But, should never be viewed as a first option. Before he came to the
Jazz, he was never a winner. We should have never expected him to be the big
man the Jazz needed. Jazz brass failed on this one. Too much reliance on
Big Al has also led to slower development of Favors and Kanter. Pass the
Big Al is the hardest working over paid lazy fat man in the NBA. The Jazz should
let him walk. They have so many options who want to sign with them. I expect
Dwight will be beating the Miller's door down to play for these schmucks.
Hopefully the Lakers win out and put the jazz where they belong.