Utah Jazz: Jeremy Evans put on inactive list to make room for Memo

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  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2010 5:15 p.m.

    I don't think anyone thought Matthews was worth the price. When I heard the headline that he was signed I knew the Jazz had the opportunity to match. I thought in my head "Anything over $5 million/year is too much. $4 million a year would be generous."

    Now he's one of the top 15 SG's in the league (if you compare statistics.) He's producing as much as Vince Carter, Barbosa and Igu0dala Nobody really saw that happening.

    Its tough to see him do it for another team but I'm really happy for him.

  • 1984 for life Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2010 4:52 p.m.

    Leave Evans active and put Hayward on the inactive list -Permanently.

  • SJ Bobkins Gilbert, AZ
    Dec. 18, 2010 3:25 p.m.

    I don't know if O' Conner's ego could handle the hit but his wasted #9 draft pick is in essence inactive whether on the inactive list or not. I hate to see a productive guy that is capable of igniting the team sitting out a game in a suit. I can't quite figure out if it's part lack of confidence and part a lack of NBA level talent of just lack of talent completely that keeps Haywood so unproductive, the best way to find out is the D league. When the Jazz have another first round pick, after dumping the 2011 and 2012 to fix Kevin's boo-boo in drafting around Al Jefferson in the first place, it would be tremendous if the Jazz fans voted on the draft choice. The people that pay the salaries could hardly do worse, so little would be lost if it blew up, leaving the fans with no room to complain since it was their choice.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Dec. 18, 2010 9:22 a.m.

    Wes Matthews was a BIG BIG part of the Jazz's success last year...now we have cj.

    Matthews is a MAN...mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally!

    cj likes to laugh and giggle & is giddy when he scores a few buckets win/or lose...then he he will sulk and act despondent when others succeed and we win (I have seen it numerous times)

    Matthews can have 0 stats and still be a major contribution to the team...coaches and basketball experts understand those types of intangables...

    A guy like Matthews only comes along every so many years....we had him....O'Kevin didn't sign him for long enough...then he chose to let him go........Matthew is worth his salary when you divide it up between the length of the contract......some guys are not

    At Marquette, Uath & Portland...nobody has to worry if Wes is happy or feeling sad...is is mentally prepared to either start and play 40 minutes or come off the bench and play 2 minutes...he looks and acts the same way and he has dignity and guts.

    Wes Matthews has a lot of ball!

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2010 9:08 a.m.

    "because I don't know how we'll try to do it with 13 guys."

    That's what she said! That's what she said!

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Dec. 18, 2010 8:55 a.m.

    Responding to Houdini, Wes Matthews I was afraid would be a big loss, I did not realize how much it has been. He plays offense, defense and is working to get better. It would have been a good investment. CJ, your buddy, is starting to Irk me again. Nothing, replaces youth and energy, plus he lifts his arms up urging Portland fans to cheer. He is a sparkplug, Matthews, I mean and truthfully miss him more by the day....This would have eliminated much of the Jazz first quarter problems...

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Dec. 18, 2010 8:50 a.m.

    why not cj?...Evans is good!

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Dec. 18, 2010 8:48 a.m.

    Bugoff, as usual you are right. Andre I wold solve many of these issues. Then again, I got ripped on these boards in the past for asking about Salmons or Joe Johnson. Matthews not being resigned was the biggest mistake made when they could have last year. The man is shooting 47 percent, improving as a player. He is already a folk hero in Portland. He has been the higlight with Aldridge for the Blazers. ANyone watch Wes like I did last night would have been equally impressed. Yes, Roy was hurt (again) and Portlands biggest issues are continuity and injuries. Wes came up big in the clutch.

    If the Jazz do not bring it, an 0-4 road trip is not far fetched. For one thing, Cleveland is due to win a game, and the Jazz are the type in the past that can lose a game like that. Minnnesota is far better than a 6-21 team. Kevin Love would have 20 points and 20 boards if the Jazz played like last night.

    Fes is again going to be a garbage time player and wasted.

    Enjoy him, he will not be here next year.

    That pleased his critics

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Dec. 18, 2010 7:44 a.m.

    The Jazz need to send Evans to D league and let him work on his outside shooting. Eventually he will be a tweener who plays more 3 than 4 and he has to develop his outside shot.

    If Hayward does not improve his shooting quickly they should maybe send him down also.

    I like both players but the Jazz need to go get a perimeter shooter who can also defend to break zones.

    They need a Zone Breaker.

    Without a consistent zone breaker the Jazz are the usual mediocre playoff team.

    Sloan does not have the fire power on this team to consistently break the zone.

    However, one other Sloan bias has also surfaced. He is running his starters into the ground with a lot of minutes. He does that every year. That produces games where the whole team (especially DWill) are slow, off and lethargic.

    The Jazz need to add a quality wing (shooter and defender) in the worst way.

    The Jazz have been deficient for years in 3 point shooting and it defeats them and the Sloan system.

    Part of the Jeckle Hyde Jazz syndrome is caused by Sloan biases.

    Give Sloan the right players.