So I am curious. Do you think players are truly sad when they do not make the
playoffs? Or do you think that some players feign disappointment, but deep down
are happy to be able to start their vacations sooner? Just an honest question
that I would enjoy hearing some responses to; not trying to be offensive.
All I can say is if they truly wanted to make the play-offs they had a strange
way of showing it during the 82-game season. And why did they just want to get
the 8th seed? I think they know all about what was happening and
that's just how it is.
Utah Jazz. Perfect reason to be a soccer fan...
I've been reading about what Jazz fans are saying about this season, some
of them are very blind to criticize the franchise and players, Utah Jazz is a
franchise...they need to make money to pay the management and players, like any
other company and job, if they dont deliver or perform for what they get pay,
they should be fire like any other job after some "warnings" or
"coaching development".This franchise dont have in mind to build a
team for a championship, period. Its only about selling hot dog and pizza and
have families for their home family evening activity.WE the fans,
deserve better, we are the ones that pay for cable to watch them, buy the
tickets, t shirts and all the products they offer to show passion and commitment
to this team.Real fans will be in good and bad times with the team,
that's true, but also will be able to recognized when its time to do things
better or change
He's a popular target, but I watched about 77 games, and saw development in
most phases of Al's game. And his interview here reveals a guy
who really does get - and is working - on his strengths and weaknesses.
Remember, he'll still only be 29.Millsap had multiple career
lows this year, is still undersized, both can't stay, and the Jazz can use
3 quality bigs over a long season. Foy's good, but someone good and no more
streaky is likely out there if he goes (maybe for a new three - I like Hayward
better as a two). The same applies to most of the free agents -
e.g., doubt we'll see two backup PG's of the age we have. Kantor, Favors, Hayward, and likely Burks and Carroll are keepers. And all
should improve.The owners have already announced Corbin's
staying. I say Big Al's worth the big bucks and next season
could be that 20-10 clutch guy with even better offensive awareness (he's
gotten pretty good now) and not a defensive liability.So Al,
upgrading at PG (and trying to upgrade the level of twos/threes we have) are the
Basically the team has 5 players left after this season and 2 of them hardly
played. The chances of a relatively new team making any progress in the NBA are
remote to be polite. But when the Jazz play the Thunder or the Heat or the
Spurs or..... next season the fans will be led to think they are a: 1.
young team doing their best2. a team that has not played together for very
long3. a group getting used to the coach and the system4. a group
just short of one key player...in reality this will be more excuses
for losing.the list of stories the fans have had to swallow has been
endless and next season will begin anew but the long and short of it is if the
team had a direction they would have signed the players they wanted. Hopefully
KOC learned something from his the Wesley Matthews meltdown and instead of
losing players to huge salaries sign them while they are onboard.Currently the admin looks as if they are drifting without direction.
Jefferson ranked #1 center FA, Williams as #3 PG and the Jazz think they will
Dennis Lindsey, general manager, needs to make a realistic appraisal for Tyrone
Corbin. Corbin played for Ray Meyer at DePaul. Likeability does not mean
productivity. There is no doubt that Big Al has made a statement. Good for him.
The Jazz should make every effort to restructure his contract and bring him
back. The rest of the signees need to be left on the "Titanic". The need
is for a good "D-Wil before the earthquake". Favors and Hayward left
their hearts on the floor with Kanter leaving his shoulder as well. You have a
core with cap space. Go to it, Mr. Lindsey, and then find out if your leader is
indeed the captain or just "Gilligan". Do you have a USS Enerprise or
just the SS Minnow?
Brililliant and well said.However, Big Al seems vulnerable to the
real bigs in the business. Many of the really big guys can shut down his scoring
and overcome his defense. He will never be ranked as a super star if this is
what we are hoping for. He does not have the physical ability or presence.Also, we should not be in the coach training business, that kind of
talent can be hired on the open market. Good guys like Corbin are a dime a dozen
but coaches they are not. I am sorry, the Jazz management is not structured for
future success. Lets try to find something else to cheer for.
I believe the Jazz should still resign Al for about the same as he is making now
if possible. If you start Favors next to Al and have him guard the other teams
best big you instantly improve the d. Milsap was good but undersized. Bring
Kantor off the bench with more minutes at both the 4 and 5 and see how he plays
the next 2 yrs before trading Al. Hayward should start at the 3 with Burks at
the 2. I also like Foye in the rotation at the 2 and he really helped the deep
threat this year. Mo should be resigned at the point and then go draft a point
to develop behind him with the 14th pick. Marvin Williams should be allowed to
walk as he is still a draft bust and role player off the bench at best. Go get
another shooter. Most improvement should be focused at the 2 and 3. Maybe sign
and trade Milsap to beef up one of those positions?
If Lindsey don't want to get rid of Corbin, he needs to go along with him.
Quit buying tickets and you will hear some different music. The five under
contract would make a decent starting team, if all five work hard this summer
could be a lot better than decent. Marvin Williams will elect to come back so
Jazz need to try to get rid of him. Jazz need to resign Mo Williams if price is
right. Jazz need to resign Jefferson and Millsap if at all possible. Don't
know about last year's draft pick. Resign Demarre (sp) if price is right.
The rest need a ticket out of town, maybe resign Foye, if he is cheap. Do
everything possible to get the two Russians from the Wolves. Little Mo, Sheved,
Burks, Heywood and AKA can handle the point.
Corbin will stay...too bad...since Adelman might be free...Adelman would be a
great pick up....Adelman + Lindsey in making team decisions would be nice...at
least it would be a team...that Adelman would be happy with...and for sure...we
would be happy as well...i think highly of him...for the Players...i wont commit
to Al Jefferson Long Term...a short contract for 10M would do...probably 2 years
@ 10M a year...with a team option for a third year....the reason behind this is
that...it stumps the growth of your 2 3rd picks Favors and Kanter...if Big
Al...wont accept a pay cut...there's a ton of rotational Big Men
available...Jose Calderon could be a short term fix...if we couldnt get Jeff
Teague...i think Jose Calderon would be a great backup PG...to a future PG...and
would probably get him for long term...they could try to talk to Houston for a
Sign and Trade for Big Al or Millsap....we get Thomas Robinson who'll be
the anchor of our second group...and probably some draft picks...and Carlos