We want to be like Portland? Well Portland's young guys got lots of burn
last year so they are ready to take it to the next level this year. What the
heck are the Jazz doing with our young guys in this "youth movement"
year? Letting them ride the pine. Most Jazz fans that I talk to don't mind
the losing, it's losing while giving Richard Jefferson and Andris "the
free-throw brick layer" Biedrens big minutes while Alec Burks and Rudy
Gobert struggle to see the floor. If we want to have a team of young guns that
are ready to step up next year, we need a coach that will develop them this year
- and Ty aint coming close to doing that. It's time that the FO bounces
Corbin out of here and bring in a real development coach. Let the losing
continue - but let's lose the right way. It's time to sink or swim
with the young guys and leave Jefferson and Biedrens on the bench where
they've sat the last couple of years.
The Jazz just need a star or 2 to be surrounded by our young guys to rise to the
next level. I think everybody agrees you can't win without a superstar.
Well the Jazz have had 2 superstars during their history in Utah in Stockton and
Malone and the Jazz got them by drafting them. D-Will is a borderline superstar
too and he was also drafted. The Jazz can not sign free agent superstars, they
have to come via the draft. The path to getting that next superstar comes again
in next years draft where there is some real promise and so losing this year
plays to the Jazz advantage. I also think we are starting to see some promise.
Trey looks good to me considering he has just come back from injury and when his
shooting touch comes around he will be very good. Favors is starting to become
that double,double man we all wanted and I see progress in him. Burks might be
the real rising star on this team. He is starting to play under control and can
be unstoppable at times. I see better times coming, but this year we take a step
Can't wait to get Jabari Parker. All the team needs is one legit star and
they alone will make everybody better.
Denver to Portland. Come from out of your rock again huh? You can be
a Portland fan now because they have a winning record and you don't have to
like the nuggets anymore? Well I want the jazz to lose every game against
Portland this year because I want to tank? So what do you have to say about
that? You are supporting the Jazz this year by wanting them to lose like just
like the rest of us.I guess it helps Portlands record when live off
of the Jazz trough by signing Jazz castoffs Like Mo Williams , Wesley Matthews
and Earl Watson. Oshley has the easiest job in the world. During the draft all
he asks is " Who do the Jazz like? " During FA he asks "who is a
free agent on the Jazz"? I pretty much know they will sign their old Garbage
like Rush, Marvin Williams, and Richard Jefferson next year because that's
what they do. Younger than the Jazz? Where did you get this from?
The Jazz have 9 guys on their roster that aren't even 24 yet. Portland has
7 guys over 24.
The Jazz gave up Mo Williams and signed John Lucas III as a "mentor"
instead. Portland signed Mo Williams as a mentor. He plays 26 minutes while
Lucas plays 0. That's a prime example of the mismanagement that is leaving
this year's Jazz in a hole they don't appear to be digging out of. The
team is playing worse now than it was at the beginning of the season. These
losses are demoralizing not only for the fans, but for the players.
I followed the game on computer. At about 4:30 left in the second quarter,
Aldridge led a spurt. Corbin should have immediately called timeout. If I felt
it on the computer, then Corbin should on the court. He waited until they were 8
behind. Burke is having trouble shooting unlike Dillard. The Jazz don't
have the Aldridge type leader. So far, Hayward is having problems. He dropped
two rebounds out of bounds. Favors and Kanter appear to be doing well. All in
all, an eleven point loss at this stage is acceptable. The second team needs to
be honed up a bit. Biedrins is a great rebounder. However, he is way too
expensive with a high draft choice coming in. Brandon Rush is quite talented and
coming back from an injury. The Jazz appear to be shaping up. Nevertheless, it
must be "slow and easy" to win the race.
It would be nice for some of these posters to "take their own advise."
I think that it is nice of the Jazz to prepare players for the rest of the
league and be a farm team for Portland.
Well Portland actually has a younger team than the Utah Jazz. So much for the
"youth movement" for the Jazz. It's good to be a
Blazers fan.Go Blazers!