Utah Jazz notebook: Carlos Boozer, Deron Williams want Andrei Kirilenko to rest until he's injury-free

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  • AK should focus on the weights
    March 30, 2010 7:31 a.m.

    Sit out for a few games and put on another 5lbs of muscle before the playoffs start.

  • Anonymous
    March 28, 2010 10:52 p.m.

    he pulled this time in a new spot people!!! the first time was in different spot, which on the MRI showed it healed 100%.

  • Testy testy
    March 28, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    Sloan's decision to allow Andrei to play because he wanted to is perfectly understandable. Lame advice to let Sloan make the decision is stupid. Does Sloan have the strain? Does he know what it feels like? Duh.

    With a strain or tear it can take time but if the player indicates no tightness and pain and requests to play AND the MRI showed no additional issues, then you play. Stuff happens, get over it.

    Your the same "coaches" who sit players for 2 months with finger pain, please.

  • Sloan's decision
    March 28, 2010 5:12 p.m.

    Just because the player says he is ready the coach decides to play. Sloan comment about him listening to the player is just dumb. AK has come back twice against losing teams and has gotten reinjuried. Sloan is just not coaching smart on this issue. Set him and rest him regardless. You the coach you decide who plays, as you so often have told us and the players.

  • CL
    March 28, 2010 1:03 p.m.

    I think AK needs to sit until the playoffs and get fully healed. Muscle strains or tears are hard to heal. AK needs to take the time to get 100% healed.
    Playing AK against the Lakers is probably too soon. Let him sit and heal.
    CJ needs the playing time to improve his confidence. He is still inconsistent but improving. I've said this before, CJ needs to have someone talk with him and get him to realize that to be good and consistent, he needs to work harder, be in better shape, and not play nonchalant. He needs to have someone tell him he needs to have a pregame shooting & workout schedule something like Ray Allen.
    I'd like to see Fes and KK get more PT, and not just in mop up time.
    I'm not a big fan of the complainers that post, although some are enertaining.
    The biggest complaint I have is with Sloan and how he develops young players.

  • todd from santa ana
    March 28, 2010 11:19 a.m.

    A simple solution: Maybe duct tape can hold AK together through June. Just activate him certain games. We need his length against the Fakers. Hold him out the next 2 games and now he has 1 week rest and maybe Fes and Kous for once could be part of the rotation and work them in against the Knicks and the "buffon Nellie's Warriors".

    Good playing time vs 2 horrible teams, and we save AK until Friday night...

  • Indiana?
    March 28, 2010 10:57 a.m.

    What was the importance of A.K. returning for that game or any of the next several? What trainers? Apparently we don't have any! I would think there are 16 million reasons why imaging and scans should have revealed the healing process.

  • PurplePeopleEater
    March 28, 2010 9:38 a.m.

    If Pop were the coach, AK wouldn't have played.