Brad Rock: Utah Jazz should concentrate on defending home court

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Nov. 16, 2010 6:34 p.m.

    @ Anonymous Infinity
    don't live in the past bro...i think depth wise...this is the best Jazz team...until next year when they get another big body in Tomic

    i dont think throwing every rookie in the D-league is a good idea...a lot of minutes there doesn't mean a thing compared to the mins they'll get in a real NBA game...heck they would dominate the D-Leaguers...its important to give them minutes at the NBA level...make them feel comfortable make them gain confidence on their shot on their style of play...i think Hayward is still thinking about his mistake when D-Will shouted at him...we should not pressure the team to make the western conference finals this year...we should just support them in the hope that they gel and play well together...they run complex offensive plays will take time to improve and get within the system for these guys...and once they sure Hayward and Evans would be important pieces for this team

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Nov. 16, 2010 3:34 p.m.

    This was an outstanding story and well organized. The Jazz could very well have lost all four road games for a record of 3 and 8. The Thunder took them apart at home. This does not portend well for the future. New Orleans and L.A. both come into town next week. If they lose both of these, then some immediate "soul searching" has to take place. Gasol will "eat Jefferson for lunch". Okur would not be much better because he doesn't like to rebound and spends all day out at the three point line.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Nov. 16, 2010 3:03 p.m.

    Usually you win games when you force a team to live on jumpers.

    Last night the Thunder just never cooled down shooting jumpers. Ibaka looked Hornacek last night. Jumper after jumper rained down.

    We really did not play that bad they just made all their jumpers down the stretch. Not to mention their shooting at the FT line. They are good from the line but they even exceeded that status.

    Odds are they are not going to shoot like that all season. We drew them on the wrong night.

    Good thing we won all those road games because it will offset some of these losses at home.

  • jbarr North Ogden, UT
    Nov. 16, 2010 2:12 p.m.

    I agree with LKA. Send Hayward and Evans down to the Development League to get some minutes. Maybe only one of then at a time. Sign another player to fill in for the rookies and injuries.

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Nov. 16, 2010 11:33 a.m.

    The referees were so inconsistent with the calls. The Jazz would get hacked and no call, and the refs called touch fouls on us. I give the Thunder some credit for shooting well in the 3rd and hitting free throws, but I hate to see a game swayed by no calls or bad calls by referees.
    The Jazz should use the trade exception and package Ante Tomic rights and Hayward for a starting shooting guard like Ben Gordon, Crawford, Iggy, Jackson or even bring back Wes Mathews. The only reason I say Hayward is b/c we want to win now. Hayward has some developing to do. What team would not want to have a first rounder and a Center 7'2 who are both young and will be in the league next year and shed cap space? The Jazz should take a look at adding another scoring threat from the wing.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington DC, MD
    Nov. 16, 2010 11:29 a.m.

    Fans are the jinx.

  • LKA Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 16, 2010 9:14 a.m.

    Hayward and Evans need some D-League time with many minutes to better develope. Evans is making rookie mistakes while Hayward is doing a Kosta thing of being way to soft..

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Nov. 16, 2010 7:47 a.m.


  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Nov. 16, 2010 6:44 a.m.

    What have I been telling you people? This is the same Jazz without Malone and Stockton. They continue to be a 'NICE' team not withstanding their heroics on their last road trip. Can't guard people. They go down to Oklahoma City and run over the Thunder earlier and come back to their own crib and can't defend it. Come on man! Unbelievable. Westbrook and Durrant ate them alive; and that who was it Ibuku from the Congo? You have to be kidding me. Sloan must be going out of his mind. And then there is Fesz playing with his face and getting knocked out of the game with a cut chin. Man up and get the guy back in the game. This season is taking a turn for the worse; can't defend you own court is pure baloney.

    Oh well.....go Jazz!

  • Timp South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 16, 2010 6:23 a.m.

    Great insight.

    NBA Basketball teams would be better off to win at home. Who would have thought?? amazing concept.

  • satch Lehi, UT
    Nov. 16, 2010 6:11 a.m.

    Good game to watch. Both teams played hard. You can't fault the jazz, they played good D. Oklahoma was hitting lights out even AK in their faces.

    Even with OK great shooting the jazz had a chance, but badly timed turnovers kept them out. The WEST is brutal.