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Published: Monday, Dec. 23 2013 10:35 p.m. MST

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forgetyourself
Layton, UT

I do not understand why Coach Corbin keeps Lucus in when he is not a good distributor. I feel like JL3 does not help the offense keep going. Yes he can score but look at the production of all the other players when he is on the court. It is the big picture that really matters. I remember Boozer only worrying about his numbers and the paycheck. Very few players play with heart and loyalty these days.
I wish that we would just trade the non team players that do not help the team win away. What is with the staff feeling like they do not want to hurt a players feeling so they play him cause he thinks he earned the right to?

gehelmke
Bastrop, TX

@forgetyourself....Good post.....There is a reason Lucas has been with over a dozen organizations....He is in way over his head in the NBA....He has a decent three point shot from the corner, but his defense is atrocious. He sort of runs around and chases the ball...and, like you say, the offense stalls with him in the game....Got to laugh when I remember that he was signed to school Trey Burke.

Corbin gets harder and harder to figure....Last night there were 20 seconds left in the ball game, and the Jazz were behind by 12 points.....Corbin called a time out to draw up an out-of bounds play!!!...Lucas is not the only one in that lash-up who is in over his head.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

"Jazz Land" has to keep its perspective. It is now in the hands of Professor Corbin. This not to win. This is to develop. Winning is nice but right now that is not the prime perspective. So Jazzies, keep your perspective bright and enjoy the ride. It's "slow and steady" on the bridge and keep the ship sailing down the middle of the strait. Once you are in the "open seas", everything will be clear.

Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

Would agree with the other posts. Corbin threw in the towel six minutes into the game by playing Lucas. Then look at the box score. The older vetzz got way more bulk of the minutes. Guarentee you play Burks less than thirty minutes you will lose the game..

Draft dumbie
Farmington, UT

Response to "JBQ." For some inexplicable reason, "Professor Corbin" feels he needs to "develop" mediocre-to-inept veterans, who are on one-year contracts, and most likely will not be with the team next year.

This year, the Jazz do not need to develop John Lucas III, Mike Harris, Richard Jefferson or Andris Biedrins. They need to develop Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter, Derek Favors, Rudy Gobert, Jeremy Evans, Ian Clark--and to a lesser extent, Marvin Williams, Brandon Rush and Diante Garrett.

If that is the case, why have Richard Jefferson (who wants to go "title hunting" next year, but not with the Jazz), John Lucas III, Mike Harris and Andris Biedrins played any minutes at all, at the expense of players like Enes Kanter, Rudy Gobert, Jeremy Evans and Ian Clark? We saw the same thing the past 2-3 years, when Corbin played mediocre-to-inept veterans such as Raja Bell, Josh Howard and Randy Foye big minutes at the expense of the young players who are the future of the Jazz (mostly Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks).

Perhaps Corbin needs some "redirection" by Jazz management, if he wants to keep his job.

BYUwa
VANCOUVER, WA

I just read where Dave Lowe (NBA sports writer) ranked all the teams in the Western Conference. He ranked the Jazz last. He also made a point of stating the Jazz were "terrible". It looks like the national media now agrees with many Jazz fans. When will ownership wake up and make some changes? How sad!

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@BYUwa

I disagree with this sports writer you quoted. The Jazz are not "terrible" in my opinion, but they are raw. I actually think the talent level stacks up pretty well but they need more time to develop. I do hope the development in not being bungled by poor coaching however. Another thing, the Jazz may be near the bottom rung in the West but I like to remember that the West is real deep this year with a lot of good teams, in the Eastern conference the Jazz would likely be a playoff team because there are so many bad teams over there. So we have a long way to go but I'm on board with the direction they are taking.

BYUwa
VANCOUVER, WA

@Americanvet

Good opinion! However, perhaps the ESPN writer was comapring the Jazz performance to other teams in the west. Based upon that, I have to agree with him.

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