Utah Jazz notebook: Utah can't look past lowly T-Wolves

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  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Dec. 22, 2010 8:36 p.m.

    Thank goodness for Paul and AJ, and the one stop we finally got

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Dec. 22, 2010 7:15 p.m.

    Sloan and his "sloanaholics" felt guarding the 3 was a total waste of time, because they wanted to be like Rangers of Scotland and play 10 men behind the ball.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Dec. 22, 2010 7:02 p.m.

    No intensity, no changes in the first quarter, giving up 1 "3 after another

    The "SLoanaholics" Rejoiced.

    I will take Pat Riley over Jerry Sloan any day of the year

  • blauch Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 2:10 p.m.

    DR J

    The Lineup for the 4th quarter and Overtime was

    Fesenko, Millsap and AK.

    The only time Elson even played was the last 30 seconds when Fes took himself out because of foul shooting.


    Stop with the miles hating. He is averaging 2.1 Free throws a game, 3.2 rebounds a game, 1.8 assists a game, 1 steel a games and .5 blocks a game - All career highs. He is taking charges. I have seen him taken more charges this season than his entire career. He also has the highest +/- on the team.

    Sloan and Williams have given him the green light to chuck up as many 3 as he can. The Jazz are taking 16 3 a game which is higher than the last 2 seasons (I would like that to be closer to 20) And no it does not matter if they make them.

    The Jazz have 3 problems still

    They get out rebounded

    Their propensity is to shoot inside first, but when teams cram it in or zone their offense sometimes struggle offensively

    They allow teams dictate who is in their lineup. That is my only hangup on Sloan anymore

  • pate123 willard, ut
    Dec. 22, 2010 1:24 p.m.

    Nice article Doctor J! It's nice too have player's who actually want to be here for the right reasons.(play hard and good attitude)!

    CJ Miles: I will guarantee you one thing here; CJ better improve in the consistency dept and do other things too help this ball club defensively or he will either be traded or he will be riding the pine! He takes way to many shots outside the flow of offense and Sloan doesn't care for that and he (CJ) will need to do other things to help get others involved if he wants to remain in the Jazz's main rotation. I'm just saying, you can rest assured that will be the case; Sloan is very selective at the two spot especially

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Dec. 22, 2010 12:06 p.m.

    Again CJ is the difference between last year and this year's team.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 11:27 a.m.

    "The first Heat game showed me what a class act he is. He rode the bench while Franciso shined. After he had nothing negative to say, just something along the lines of "there will be games like this." He knew he wasn't playing well and that for that particular game, it was better if someone else played instead of him. Then he appeared to use that as motivation the next time they played."

    "That game also introduced me to Franciso Elson. What a great job the Jazz managment did in the off - season. We heard a lot about Big Al and Raja, but little about Elson and Earl Watson. These two guys are as important as Bell and Jefferson to the Jazz' success because they allow the game to go on without missing a beat, and in fact are instrumental in building the lead many times."

    Big Alvin was right about our new bench!

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 9:03 a.m.

    Big Al should do well against the lowly T-Wuffs... Beazly can put up numbers...Jazz should be ready now with Elson and Bell on the Bus to provide leadership.