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Published: Thursday, April 17 2014 9:20 a.m. MDT

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JD
Las Vegas, NV

Why did they win, that was the worst thing they could do, boo!

Farmhand20
Vernal, UT

The fact that the Jazz could be so dumb is truly mind boggling. They play for all they are worth for one game, knowing it could potentially hurt their future. For all who don't think one game can make a difference ? Look at 1997: Denver 21-61, and San Antonio 20-62. Resulting in Spurs landing #1 pick, and Denver #5. I am sure to this day Denver is glad they were one win better than the Spurs that year. After all they were able to draft Tony Battie instead of Tim Duncan. I mean really; what foolish team would ever trade one win to have Tim Duncan on their team for his entire career ?

doc33
Las Vegas, NV

I don't get it. Since the Jazz were obviously tanking all season, what was one more game? The starters shouldn't have played in the last quarter. If the team loses out on the #1 pick because of this, we will all have something to howl about.

Black & White
SLC, UT

Another senseless win, which only serves to generate more frustration for fans.

Why? Just so they can go home and say, "well, at least we beat the Timberwolves in the last game of the season."

Not so smart.

Take the loss, increase your odds, and finish the year with a greater chance of picking up a great draft pick.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

"Thud", what a way to end an unusual season.

JP
Chandler, AZ

There's a difference between the organization tanking and the players tanking. The players were never tanking. They were always trying to win. They just managed to get it done this time.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Several sports writers are reporting on twitter - an unnamed GM being their source - that Corbin and some of the players who won't be around next year wanted to win last night's game as a final insult to the Jazz organization.

So not only did Corbin & Co. burn the fields, they also scorched the earth on the way out of town so nothing will ever grow again. Haha, I love it.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

@farmhand 20

Uh, so who is your supposed Tim Duncan-like player available in the draft? There isn't anyone even close to that type of consensus #1 selection available. Nobody even has a clue who the #1 pick will be and they all have massive deficits in their games.

How is last years #1 pick working out? There are no guarantees in the draft....except that we will be waiting years to see how any of these players will pan out because they are all young and have a long ways to go to even be close to being anything dominant in the NBA.

@Brave SirRobin

That rumor is so ridiculous. So they picked one game and colluded to try and.....win? So how do you explain the prior losing 19 of the prior 24 to dramatically help the Jazz odds. It wasn't 3 weeks ago it looked like they could be drafting in the 6th position overall.

Ridiculous.

forgetyourself
Layton, UT

I know it is bad that the Jazz won,lost in standings, but I wish they would have stuck with this line up a long time ago. I think the Jazz are better off without Kanter in the Starting lineup. I hope the Jazz part ways with Corbin and bring in a Coach who can reach the players and win. We have the Talent we need a leader.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Jazz Source

Don't shoot the messenger...I'm just reporting what others are reporting. You can believe it or not, but either way it just goes to show what a cluster the Jazz organization is.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

@Brave Sir Robin

Well, your commentary certainly seems to indicate you believe the commentary and some how delight in it if it were true. "Love it"?

Any logical thought based on the entire context of the season just proves the utter implausibility. Why didn't they collud and win another 10 games? Instead they lose just one game to drop a couple of % points?

Anyone with a brain should have known this season was going to entail a lot of losing. Nothing but a bunch of inexperienced young guys. I fully expected 25-30 wins.

Now that it actually happened people seem shocked by it?

There is no clear "franchise" player in the draft. Where is the LeBron James or Tim Duncan? There isn't anyone that even lived up to their pre-college season hype. There might be one in there but sure isn't evident who is will be.

We need a different coach who can teach/enforce defense. We need a few vets to mix with the youth.

Kevin Durrant and the Thunder had roughly the same amount of wins their first season with all their young players. What is the W/L record shock here?

AltaHawkFan
Sandy, UT

@Jazz Source While there might not be a clear cut #1 overall pick, that doesn't really matter since the Jazz were not really in contention for the #1 pick. There is however a more clear cut line where the talent in this draft (and in all drafts historically) drops off dramatically so if we lose the coin flip to Boston tonight and get the #5 pick and then get jumped in the lottery to fall to #7 or #8, we may well fall below that drop off point. Winning the game last night was incredibly stupid and was of no value to the Jazz at all.

Hank Jr
Draper, UT

You always play to win, not to lose.

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

There is absolutely no chance of the NBA allowing the Jazz to get Parker in the draft. This is irrefutable fact.

The NBA has a documented history of rigging the draft to send players to designated teams. Countless occurrences have been documented.

The NBA has a proven Hollywood-type liberal agenda. It will never allow a media-darling like Parker to go to a conservative organization like the Jazz.

Farmhand20
Vernal, UT

@Jazz Source

I didn't just fall off the turnip wagon, and I wasn't trying to compare Duncan with anyone in this years draft. I was showing the potential negative affect winning one or two more games can have in an already lost season. I think it would be in the Jazz best interest however to get the best possible pick they can get. Might as well pick one, two or three and have options, rather than on down the line somewhere, and be sucking hind teat, to put it in farmer terms. These kind of opportunities don't come along that often, and to just freely give away ping pong balls to the Celtics by winning is not very smart either. Danny Ainge probably got on the phone immediately afterwards to see if Jazz would trade this years #1 pick for a future 2nd rounder of Bostons. As long as the Jazz were being generous, why not ask ?

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