@Captain Li compare Jabari to Paul Pierce...but with better
handles...and we still have the rights to Ante Tomic...which we could package in
a trade if he really doesnt want to play...
@JBQ, he had 4 turnovers but most were of the risk reward category and not just
stupid errant passes, that's more excusable. This kid is not a great
shooter but I love the way he distributes the ball and runs the offense.
Kakashi: At this point I agree, I'd take Jabari but I'll wait until
May or later to be more definitive. With the Warriors pick we could have a
possibility of McDermott, McGary, MacAdoo, Dekker, Grant, Poythress , Hood, and
several others. Another point is that if we finish with the worst record, we
would get the 31st pick and in this draft even that pick could be a keeper. Not
often losing is OK but this year is an exception as long as the players
don't get used to it.I love Randles motor and drive to win, I love
Wiggins athleticism but Parker is the most skilled , some compare Parker to
Melo, I kinda like the comparison of Grant Hill/Melo combined. Parker is a
better team player than Melo.
@Captain LI agree and i am leaning towards Jabari...rather than
wiggins right now....Wiggins is good and could be great...but i can see a lot of
T-Mac...in the sense that...he is sometimes not interested...and if we get a
late pick in Isaiah Austin or James McAdoo with the Warriors pick...we would be
deep in potential talent...and it looks like we got our 3rd PG in
Garret...Burke, Neto, Garret...if we get Jabari...Burke Hayward Jabari Favors
Kanter would be a nice starting five...a back up of Gobert Austin/McAdoo Burks
Garret Neto....My apologies for getting ahead of myself...and i know that we
should at least wait till the season is over and the ping pong balls have
bounced....but if this is what Lindsey has envisioned...its pretty good...the
problem now is....how to keep the team intact for a lot of years...
continued-Next year there are 174 free agents, more than doubled
what was available this year. We signed Favors to more money and will need to
see if we can sign Hayward. I assume the 3 Golden State players will not be
resigned next year and Marvin Williams contract expires freeing up another $7.5
million. We will have cap space and really with what we already have only need
to sign a free agent or 2. We can't entice the cream of the crop but
because there are so many free agents we should have a great shot at some of the
2nd tier solid veterans that will be available. Taken all together, I have to be
excited about the future.
Here is what keeps me excited about the Jazz.Assuming we resign Hayward, I
like the talent of the core 4. Still all a little wet behind the ears but lots
of playing time this year to develop.Trey Burke, college player of
the year and picked as the most likely rookie of the year before the season
started. Hard to evaluate because of the injury but lots of potential.Jeremy Evans, developed a nice jumper it appears and I think has a chance to
take a giant leap forward once he gets past the injury.Robert
Gobert, has shown glimpses of being able to add what Mark Eaton gave the Jazz.
Hopefully will get a lot of playing time in a down year for the team.Raul Neto, looks to be a great pass first pg coming to the team next year. A high lottery pick coming next year that could be a potential
superstarAnother 1st round pick next year that could also be a very
nice player in a deep draft.continued-
As much as I want to see the young kids improve and develop confidence, I hope
we finish in the bottom 3 and get a top 3 pick in next yrs draft. Loved how
Jabbari, Randle & Wiggins looked and I hope we can get one of those kids,
getting a top 3 pick in next yrs draft will go along ways to making this team a
top contender. Hopefully even the Warriors pick will also bring a player that
will at least be a good rotation player if not better. This next draft is
Coleman51 : I agree with you completely, Garrett was great and made the
baskets Favors and Kanter got so much easier, Malone is the second leading
scorer in the history of the NBA because Stockton was such a good passer, if
Garrett can continue to see the floor and make passes like he did last night
Jazz fans (including me, will love him), but Kanter and Favors will love him the
most. You could see that his timeing and vision were great, he created great
angles, his passes were to good spots and he was unselfish, making the extra
pass. Let's hope he can keep making good decisions and not get selfish.
We looked better last night but the 2 things that are making us get blown out
are turnovers and FT%. You fix those, I think we will be competitive. I am not
saying win the games, but at least stay close giving us chances down the stretch
to win. The d league point guard showed alot, lets hope he goes on a Jeremy Lin
What did Corbin do wrong last night? Give him some credit. His lineup
manangement in the second half was fantastic. His coaching has angered me in
seasons past, but last night he did great!
The Pelicans must be really bad!
Please! cut your losses now! I can;t watch another minute of Lucas! I threw up
in my mouth last night watching him play - twice!
Trey will add a lot to this team and I expect to get around 20 wins. The more
young guys play the more fun it will be to watch the Jazz play and the more it
will do for the future. If Corbin doesn't get this he has to go. We need to
develop the youngsters, not play vets.
Garrett brought a lot of energy. I saw highlights. He has to be careful with
his turnovers. He had four in a short time. He did set up Jefferson and
Williams. This was a positive. Lucas was very good at one time just as Tinsley.
Hopefully, Burke will be back soon. Kanter, Favors, and Hayward are playing
very well. However as the song goes, "it takes five".
gehelmke: Agree on Lucas. Ain't gonna happen. I was incensed when the Jazz
signed him and apoplectic when I learned it was for two years. Ironically, he
has done better than I expected. That should indicate how upset I was. Unless
the Jazz can figure out how to trade him, we fans are stuck with Lucas for the
next two years.Agree completely on Corbin (my son still disagrees).
We need him gone by Christmas. January has 19 off days that can be used for
practice (counting New Year's Day). That would be huge for a new coach.
With Corbin, I worry those 19 days will be completely wasted.
Tanking: You're doing it wrong.
What a difference a point guard makes!Now the hierarchy needs to
continue removing dead weight. Next to go should be Lucas...He was a poor choice
as the man to "school" Burke.....He dribbles way too much.....is a poor
passer....shoots too much...and is a mediocre to poor shooter.....In addition,
he is a poor defender.....Last night he played 15 minutes...In that time, he had
zero assists, but managed to launch 7 shots....Those aren't point guard
numbers......Clark can back up Garrett until Burke is ready to play....Lucas is
just taking up spaceThe other one who needs to go is Corbin.....I
suppose he's an okay person, and he may be a pretty good coach. He's
in way over his head as a head coach....Some folks have the instincts to make
the right moves at the right time....Corbin doesn't.
RoHan: The Jazz are not going to cut Lucas. He has a two-year guaranteed
contract. Tinsley was an entire different situation. His contract was not
guaranteed so the Jazz lose nothing by getting rid of him. If anybody goes, it
will be Garrett. However, I'm not convinced the Jazz will try to go with
only two PGs so Garrett may stick.
Good to see the Jazz get a win. Despite my dire predictions (which resulted in
abuse from emotional fans who don't appreciate discussion, debate, and
contrary opinions), I've been an avid Jazz fan for 30+ years.I
expect the Jazz to only have 4-5 wins going into January. But (IMHO) January is
the key month of the season. That's when we really see the potential of
these kids.- Burke will be back with some games under his belt.-
They only play 12 games in 31 days.- They have 8 home games with a genuine
chance of being 5-3 in those games.- I also expect them to finally break
through against Detroit and go 1-3 on the road.- That makes a 6-6
month.I think that's a big success if only because the Jazz
will have passed Philly's 9-win season so that black cloud will be gone.
All the "worst team in NBA history" talk can disappear.
Please! for the love of Pete! cut Lucas! sign another D-Leaguer!
Wow! I'm exhausted! I did my part last night and cheered until the very
end. Then I was so wired that I couldn't get to sleep. This is the fun part
of being a Jazz fan. The new kid Garrett was incredible. Yay for him! More good
stuff to come! Great to see Marvin have a terrific game after most everyone has
been so down on him. Go Jazzboys on Friday and onward!!!
Hey! Too much of this and we're going to blow our shot at the first draft
Great!Just 11 more to meet my season prediction.Reality
will set in...again Friday night.No problem.Enjoy last
nights win...Enjoy even more the search for win #2.Who
will be the next team to lose a game to the JAZZ?
Oh be still my beating heart......Not solely for the win, without NO
being on a back-to-back I'm not sure we would of won.It's
for the sighting of a PG playing for the Jazz. Step forward Diante Garrett &
take a bow....Thank you v v much.
I read up on Diante Garrett. I'm surprised that I didn't hear much
about him before, but Phoenix Suns fans know about him. He played for a state
school and they had a very poor record, so that didn't help him getting
noticed. He should be a big help going forward, since he apparently has strong
point guard skills and can score some. Hey, if the Jazz win just one of their
first ten, then 2-3 of their next ten, then 4-5 of their next ten...well,
don't give up on this year yet.
The Jazz scoring would not have happened if it wasn't for Diante Garrett.
He was able to find the open man whereas Lucas could not. We have been
struggling at the point guard position and were being skewered last night by
Holliday and Gordon, that is until Garrett entered in. If Trey Burke could get
back on the court, there would be some stability in that position. Our big men
played better, but only because we had a point to feed them the ball when they
were open. Let's give credit where credit is due.
I think Hayward stepped up during the second half...and was key contributor
during the run....he is getting expensive by the day...27 and 10....if they
start producing like this night in and night out...it would be exciting...Favors
need to work on his free throws though...make sure he is consistent...he doesnt
want to be like dwight howard...
Thank goodness, a win is a good thing.Kudos to Jefferson, Williams,
and especially the new kid Diante Garrett. To come into a game with a brand new
team and virtually no practice and do as well as he did was a joy to watch.
Congrats team! With that monkey off the back, I hope the team starts playing a
little less tense but with a lot more energy and hustle for all 48 mins and
extend this into a win streak... unfortunately the next few games look
tough...but hey...anything is possible! Good luck!
Great finish! It's amazing how a decent pg can change the team! Go Garrett!
Great pick up from the Jazz. Corbin deserves credit for trusting him in the
fourth quarter. Corbin also did great with lineup management. Got a long way to
go but that was a win from coaches, bench and starters!
For all you Jazz" fans" that kept talking about 0-82, I guess now you
can start talking about 1-81. Seriously, what a difference even a D-league point
guard can make. It has been very clear that the point guard was killing us. If
we start getting consistent good play at the point this team will start to grow.
We still won't be very good but that day is coming. I'm pretty tough
on Marvin Williams but I'm not so small that I won't give him props
when he deserves them. In fact the old guys of Jefferson and Williams were
instrumental in the win. Burks needs to settle down and quit making turnovers.
The Jazz as a team need to hold on to the ball and hit their free throws. Great
game Jazz. Keep it up!
Finally! Fun to see these guys finally get a win.
Looks like the new kid in town did a good job.. Time to sit Lucas..