Jazz notebook: Sloan sides with the Mailman

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  • Scots Ogden, UT
    Nov. 29, 2010 10:44 p.m.

    @ Rick, Most if not all of the NBA records will be broken. Lets what a few year befor we compare him with the Mailman. If he can stay helthy, plays with a good team and puts in the time he could become one of the best PF in NBA history.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 29, 2010 10:17 p.m.

    Jazzsmack - your basketball knowledge is truly a wonderful thing to behold. I am sure you could find a few dozen NBA coaches and hundreds of NBA players who absolutely agree with you. (Now where is that sarcastic font again?)

    Karl Malone is in the Hall of Fame, led his team to two NBA finals appearances, won a gold medal and is in the top three or four power forwards of all time on anyone's list. Griffin is a talent, but has so far led his team to how many wins? He also has a knack of disappearing in the fourth quarter -- he did it at OU and has continued in LA, when he is healthy. Look no futher than his two performances against the Jazz this year. Game 1 - OT -- where was he? One the bench w/ 6 fouls. Game 2 who shut him down? Francisco the journey man who? Numbers don't mean anything - wins do. Karl has plenty - Blake is just beginning.

  • Jazzsmack Holladay, UT
    Nov. 29, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    I wouldn't compare Griffen to karl malone,

    Griffen, when healthy, is clearly a superior baskeball player.

    and Griffin, in his short career has won as many Championships as malone has.

    malone strange worship by fans was always overdone, he never delivered anything, couldn;t play defense above the waist, underachiveing rebounder for size and strenght, and spent the last 10 years mostly shooting fade shots, and his numbers were artificeallly boosted by a system designed to get him the ball first on offense.

    centering the offense around a player that could never create his own shot was the reason the Jazz never won a championship,

    malone may have been a very good, some may even say a great positional player,

    but griffin is showing the ability of a great all around basketball player.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Nov. 29, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    I personnally think Elson deserves a lot more minutes. He plays the game the right way, and is a terrific pickup for the Jazz. Good luck men!

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    Nov. 29, 2010 11:27 a.m.

    he is preety good but last game he kicked butt on singel coverage. second half doubel team shut him down. same as this game cisco would not have slowed him down first half . clippers look good every game first half must be a conditioning problem

  • Rick Northport, NY
    Nov. 29, 2010 11:02 a.m.

    don't "ever" compare this kid to KARL - "ever" !

  • LKA Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 29, 2010 8:28 a.m.

    I think it is stupid to compare these players,especially so early in their NBA experience. There will never be anyone to come close to all the things Malone and a whole host HOF players did. This is a new time and new season.Maybe kets compare them in nineteen years..