@Jazz SourceI 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
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.
You always play to win, not to lose.
@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.
@Brave Sir RobinWell, 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?
@Jazz SourceDon'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.
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
@farmhand 20Uh, 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 SirRobinThat 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.
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.
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.
"Thud", what a way to end an unusual season.
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.
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
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 ?
Why did they win, that was the worst thing they could do, boo!