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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 13 2014 6:05 p.m. MDT

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ECR
Burke, VA

"Gregg Popovich and his snarkiness get tiring..."

Really? So why do you guys keep highlighting every time you talk about Pop. It isn't his job to make the life of a sideline reporter easy. His job is winning NBA titles and he's better at it than almost anyone. And his "snarkiness" is as entertaining as many many of the players in the league. And the rest of the players are just as boring to watch as their coaches, who gush over an opportunity to talk to one of the dreamy sideline reporters.

"It will be entertaining to see if he ... just stare)s) incredulously and say(s), “Are you serious?”"

Kind of like how I feel about Brad Rock, like so many other reporters, who continue to badmouth and whine about one of the best coaches ever.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

When you are as bad as the Jazz were last year, you would think they could get better for this season. But NO, the Jazz have managed to be worse than last year. Signing Hayward did nothing except send a message to the fan base that they don't care about winning. It's very possible that Hood and Exum are 2 of the best players on this team by season's end. That is how bad the Jazz will be this year. Lindsey didn't do anything in free agency. Maybe Quinn will be so good at coaching that it won't matter who he has on the team......

scalman
Temecula, CA

No, CJ, the Jazz won't be worse this year. Yes, I hope Hood and Exum play well this year and prove that they are worthy to start by their second season. Trevor Booker was a solid signing as a free agent. Quin should be a dynamic coach who will make a difference, but the main push will be provided by the core of players that you seem to have forgotten. Will your voice fade as the team shows you up this year? This Jazz fan hopes so fervently.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@scalman

CJ drifted last year...he came back...dont know why...but majority of his posts...involves hating on Hayward...who replaced CJ Miles the player in the lineup...

anyway...i think Corbin's coaching doesnt fit the players that he has...and has to make do...apparently Snyder's offense would involve open floor and a lot of passing...and during Sloan's period...Hayward was actually pretty good rotating in a sort of scheme that needs a lot of precise screens and a lot of ball movement...im pretty sure everyone would be better...Exum is still a bit raw...watching his speed...i know that's one weapon he has...his length is another advantage...i hope that he does become a PG...and not a SG...i am in favor of trading Trey Burke...in the future...this year would be the year Hayward needs to bring his A game...or the fans would be calling for him to be traded if he produces inefficient numbers...im hoping for a good year for Hayward...because i like his overall play...

Man in Charge
Chihuahua, 00

What people like CJ miles don't understand is that the Jazz trying to find a superstar. They can't do this in Free Agency and the draft is all they have. They can't do it in free agency.

Super cool grandpa
Orem, UT

As the article stated, the Jazz will be the 2nd or 3rd worst team in the League. That's from the experts and not the fans! Synder is no miracle worker and he does not have the horses to win many games. Haywood is no superstar, but being paid like one. Booker is only a role player and over paid. Milsap was far better! Exum isn't ready but they should throw him in, maybe he get better by end of season. Hood could be be good but will be inconsistent this year. Trey improved last year and can run the offense and is tough, smart and a leader. Yes he probably be traded and go on to a great career. Burks could have a good year, depends how Quinn uses him. Rudy has improved and will improve but still raw. Favors is he a center or PF? Is Favors the jazz future center? Kanter is he a PF or center? Can Kanter play defense? He can shoot but that's about it. Their little outside shooting, no superstars and very young team. They win about 30 games, end up in last place, with a top 5 Lottery pick!

rvalens2
Burley, ID

@Super cool grandpa

Who's Haywood? Did the Jazz pick up a new player I missed?

rvalens2
Burley, ID

For those who missed it. ---

Rudy Gobert killed it in the game against Spain. He out-rebounded Pau and Marc Gasol combined (13 to 12). Gobert, to put it mildly, was a nightmare for the Spanish team. He was aggressive and tough against Serge Ibaka and in the first half hammered down a thunderous dunk in Pau Gasol's face. He was as aggressive as anyone has ever seen him. His French teammates left the game raving about how well he had played.

Nicolas Batum said the following:

"I want to give a big tip of the hat to Rudy Gobert. We've been riding on his back every day. And what he did tonight against the Gasol brothers, and a team like Spain, was beautiful."

French sport's writers hailed it as the greatest basketball game ever played by a French team. And more than one was left wondering why in the world did Rudy Gobert end up riding the pine for so much of 2013-2014 NBA season, given the "weakness of the Utah Jazz roster."

I couldn't agree more. And here's hoping that this NBA season, Quin Snyder realizes what he has sitting over on the bench.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

@CJ Miles

I'm starting to wonder why you continue to post about the Jazz if you're so down on the team. Personally, I wouldn't bother to follow a team I despise. That's why I'm not an LA fan.

Anti Bush-Obama
Chihuahua, 00

CJ Miles you remind of the coach in Moneyball who was a traditionalist and never wanted to think out of the Box. Go cheer for another team already. For the 5 millionth time you need a SUPERSTAR to contend not two bit role players like you wanted them to waste their money on in free agency.

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