Utah Jazz: Jerry Sloan eager for team to reacquire its focus

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  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 3:48 p.m.

    If AK and CJ play well this team will go deep into the W. Conference playoffs this season.

    It remains to be seen if the changes made will allow us to contend with the Lakers. I liked what I saw in preseason though. AJ could score OVER Gasol at will it seemed and Gasol was visibly frustrated by Jefferson.

    Then for the icing on the cake, Bell clearly was irritating Kobe in what was a meaningless game. Beautiful.

    Christmas came early for me when I saw our two guys getting the best of our nemesis the Lakers.

    I think we will be more competitive than we were for sure. Millsap still can't defend anyone he matches up against on the Lakers but I'm sure he will work hard and try.

    Jefferson and Bell could turn the tide and at least give us a chance though.

    I loved Boozer against any other team but the Lakers have his number and nothing will ever change that fact and as long as he was here as a mainstay we were never going to beat them which is all that really matters.


  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 9:28 a.m.

    I'm really excited for the season to start, I really like what I have seen so far and this should be an interesting season.
    I hope guys like Bell and Watson can help the rest of the players keep that fire in the belly, Bell was talking about, if they can this team can have a great record.
    The Defense seems to be better and the offense should be better too, especially if CJ can shoot as well in the regular season as he did in the preseason.
    Fes is showing improvement and if he keeps getting playing time he should continue to improve. I like his presence in the middle.
    I think Big Al is an improvement over Boozer, especially defensively but as a low post scorer too.
    Love Bell's toughness and defense.
    Love the potential of the two young ones, hope they get enough playing time to develop. That would also mean they are playing well enough to earn PT.
    Love how AK has been playing, he is the X factor to me, if he stays healthy he brings so much to the game.