Utah Jazz notebook: Guard Othyus Jeffers signed for remainder of season

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  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2010 5:21 p.m.

    I kinda hope they can sign Mikki Moore!!! He can really help us out in the playoffs!!

  • re;whitesugarshaq
    March 23, 2010 3:29 p.m.

    What good players don't need motivation? ?? MAy you are Jerry Sloan. Sounds too familar. And the end everybody need motivation from inside or outside.

  • TXexile
    March 23, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    @9:30 - they only have to have at least 13, but they can have as many as 15 (I believe that is the max number). So they can add another player but they're already over the cap so they'd be paying dollar for dollar to the luxury tax.

  • Jeffers
    March 23, 2010 1:45 p.m.

    Keeping Jeffers is only a money thing. He is the cheapest option out there but he seriously doubt that he will see the court in the playoffs.

  • whitesugarshaq
    March 23, 2010 12:52 p.m.

    COY award is a joke, only award that someone can win one year and find themselves applying for unemployment benefits the next. Sloan will never win because its expected for his teams to succeed. It will go to OKC or Charlotte.
    And of course Sloan doesn't "motivate" his guys, if you need someone else to get you motivated your not a very good player, or team. And if thats the case, even if you get them "motivated" its a long game, things will happen to discourage them and they will have to fend for themselves. I think 20+ years of coaching has taught Jerry that if you can't be motivated by millions of viewers and millions of dollars then nothing will motivate you.
    Like how my Jazz are playing and being coached. I hope they can take the 2 seed but think they will end up with the 3.

  • Jazz Cop
    March 23, 2010 10:22 a.m.

    @rejazzcop-so, i guess sloan drew up the play that beat the cavs, pure genuis, and against the blazers-he didn't even have to make any half time adjustments because he must've known that half way through the third period the jazz would get hot.

    ok, there's a reason he's never been coach of the year, he does things like not start korver and doesn't play back up centers although he has two of them. this is bizzare, to say the least, and probably the number one reason he's never been coach of the year, and probably never will be.

    last night, though, it was clear sloan did his job, it was easy to see that adjustments were made and that it was the work of the coach. i'll say it, if sloan coached like that every night he'd have multiple coach of the year awards, the problem is, he leaves it up to the players to motivate themselves, it's not his job, so on, there's a whole list of things i could go on about, what they add up to, is no coach of the year award.

  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2010 9:59 a.m.

    Stay focus nephew an remember you are only good as you think you are! love uncle Neko.

  • @Jazz cop
    March 23, 2010 9:39 a.m.

    Have you been watching this season? Jazz has done a terrific job coaching. Remember the Suns games? The Cavs? Blazers?

    Its time to embrace Sloan. He's a leading candidate for COY and deserves it. I know we are all critical of him and never understand his methods, but he has been fantastic this year.

  • Newman
    March 23, 2010 9:39 a.m.

    I keep reading comments like the one above where people keep saying Korver should start over Mathews. There is no question that Korver is a better shooter but he is a one-trick pony. His defense and passing are not very good. So if you already have D-Will, Boozer, Okur, and Miles or Kirilenko in the starting lineup, why do you want another shooter in there?

    There is not enough balls to go around in that lineup for Korver to get any shots. Better to have him come off the bench to add some scoring to that lineup. That said, I would like to see him get more minutes, just not starting.

  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2010 9:30 a.m.

    So they have one more roster spot to fill? I thought they only get 13 spots? Dose anyone know?

  • PurplePeopleEater
    March 23, 2010 8:58 a.m.

    Glad to see them keep Jeffers. His little time on the court has shown some promise. He's quick, can dunk quickly in a crowd without having to waste time gathering himself, and is quick enough to steal the ball.

    Now, whether he can shoot consistently from outside... (Brewer's problem)

    Mikki (or some other big) can still be picked up, as the Jazz can carry 14 if they want to.

    Personally, I'd rather see Fes and KK get more playing time so that they can grow. They might be needed in the playoffs should injuries become an issue---the Jazz are thin in bigs.

  • Jazz Cop
    March 23, 2010 7:34 a.m.

    Koufus is alive!! He'd have a future in the league if he got more playing time.
    I haven't said one good word about sloan all year, but whatever halftime adjustments he made, he made the right ones. I don't know if he talked about corn or tractors, but clearly, doc got outcoached pretty bad in the second half. sloan did a great job, i said it, sloan did it for the team tonight. it would be great if he brought that kind of focus to every game, the ability to make the right half time adjustments. I'm even starting to see that it might be better to start mathews than korver, although, i'm not convinced. I still think we'd be stronger with korver along side the rest of our starters, but mathews is probably the sg of the future, he'll do ok, but he's not at korvers level right now, and besides, its a long season for a rookie and i think mathews is showing some signs of wear and tear,but we got off to that quick second half start and as long as we start like that, who cares?