Utah Jazz: Sloan names starters for preseason opener

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  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2010 8:02 a.m.

    I went to the scrimmage last night. DWill-Bell-AK-Millsap is the best defensive combination the Jazz have had in a long time. AK and Millsap had their hands everywhere.

    I wasn't impressed with Big Al (he's good, but not worth $13million yet) I think he'll get there, but it might take a while. He had a lot of moments where he ran down the court sayign "my bad"

    I really really enjoyed watching AK and Millsap together.

  • LKA Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 7, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    I don't see where it says Sap is playing center..
    Elston is hurt and will not play. Fess will get some minutes if he has earned them. Unless a great miricle happens Fess will still be Fess..

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    Oct. 7, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    Can't believe their not televising any pre-season games until the 14th.

  • scott182 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 7, 2010 6:33 p.m.

    I'm excited to see what our new guys can bring, I'm happy we made big changes.

  • Citizen Jim Boise, ID
    Oct. 7, 2010 4:27 p.m.

    It appears that the key players lost over the summer - Boozer, Matthews, and Korver - have been replaced tit for tat with players like Jefferson, Bell, and Hayward.
    I think our expectations for Jefferson are just, and we feel very comfortable with Bell; but Hayward is an unproven question mark. I believe he can replace Korver's on court attributes. But the BIG question is this: Will we see a smattering of pink "Future Mrs Hayward" shirts at ESA?

  • Rainman Syracuse, UT
    Oct. 7, 2010 4:26 p.m.

    Line up looks good on paper... let's see how it pans out this year. I'm cautiously optimistic.

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Oct. 7, 2010 2:52 p.m.

    Why play Milsap at Center? Why not see what Fesenko can do, it's only the preseason? I also would like to be able to watch this game on TV. Good Luck Jazz, our guards need to shine tonight! GO JAZZ!!

  • Jazzman72 Springville, UT
    Oct. 7, 2010 2:23 p.m.

    Sloan is right. Who finishes is the more important thing. Sloan's substitutions really bug me sometimes. Sometimes it seems like he's just watching the clock, and not subbing based on who's struggling, or who has the hot hand.

  • Jazz fan ...know it all Rye, CO
    Oct. 7, 2010 2:20 p.m.

    Good solid starting unit,I`d say these are the same 5 that will be in at the end when game is on the line,gonna miss Korver and Matthews a bunch

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Oct. 7, 2010 2:07 p.m.

    I'll be interested to see how well Big Al plays in Sloans offense.
    It will be interesting to see who finishes the games, although these first several preseason games he may have a lot of the new players in at the end of the games.
    It doesn't sound like CJ hasn't been playing at a level Sloan has been happy with until the last couple of practices. Hopefully CJ will come in with energy and there won't be a drop off.
    I really hope Hayward, Evans and Thompson show well and get enough PT to contribute.
    Sloan usually likes to bring a vet off the bench with the second unit, so this starting unit may not be the one that starts the season. I do like this unit though, I like the idea of Bell and AK on the same unit.
    It doesn't appear that Fes has been done much to convince Sloan he should be playing. Haven't been hearing anything about him, ( good or bad).

  • Ute Fan In Utah West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 7, 2010 2:03 p.m.

    I want to see what Hayward can do. It's nice to have a bunch of new players that are excited about Utah basketball!

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 7, 2010 1:43 p.m.

    Too bad it's not televised. I'd like to see this one!

  • LKA Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 7, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    Go Jazz!!