Utah Jazz notebook: Gordon Hayward starstruck over T-Mac, Rip

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  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 5, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    Interesting trade ideas,we are very deep at the 4,Memo(not a true center even though he starts at 5)Jefferso,again more of a 4,Millsap and AK.Ariza,Tayshaun are intersting.How about playing Fes alongside Memo and AK? Our "Euro" front line,Elson,Jefferson and Millsap would be our other frontline,in either case we need a 2 who can score

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    Jan. 5, 2011 9:26 a.m.

    Caron Butler out for year in Dallas; Mavs looking for replacement SF. Would you send AK to Big D? For whom?

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 4, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    I would trade AK for Ariza or Battier or probably Tony Allen + Xavier Henry and a future pick instead...

  • Wombat1247 Mount Beauty, VIC
    Jan. 4, 2011 6:48 p.m.

    AK for T Prince , I would

  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    Jan. 4, 2011 5:04 p.m.

    matbe rip but no way for t-mac

  • cactusflats American Fork, UT
    Jan. 4, 2011 1:33 p.m.

    Would you trade AK for TMac or Rip?

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 4, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    One more thing on AK,he`s probably the last option on O,and yet is still with his diminished skills our best,by far defensive player,and it`s not even close,Bell probably next.Enjoy AK while he`s here cause I can promise we`re gonna miss him when he`s gone

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Jan. 4, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    Give Okur the rest of the season to get into game shape. He has always had back problems. As long as he is ready to go in the playoffs the Jazz will be fine.

    AK makes most of the rest of the Jazz better. It does not always show in the stat sheet but the Jazz tend to have a better record when he is healthy. He is not worth 17 mill but he is worth more than his critics claim.

    As GH improves he will help on nights AK is struggling. That will take more playing time. As long as he is viable by the playoffs the Jazz are in good shape.

    The Jazz need quality depth and better outside shooting. GH can give that with development. It will take all this year and maybe next.

    The Jazz turn the D off and on just like the last 3 years but they are somewhat better this year. Especially when they get serious about playing D.

    I am not sure what causes the Jeckle Hyde syndrome but it probably has something to do with the minutes played by the 7 best players. They tend to rest during the game.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 4, 2011 9:41 a.m.

    For all you haters,AK had a pretty decent game.AJ,so so again,Boozer was and is better on O,better on the boards,and probably just as good on D. Millsap and Jeff in at the same time are playing the same position and fighting for the same rebounds,so both their numbers are down.It`ll help when Memo comes back and we`ll have the 3 of them to split up most of the 4/5 minutes

  • Ak Fan Hamburg, GE
    Jan. 4, 2011 12:07 a.m.

    Duke yo idota. :)
    Jazz Nation stop bashing AK all the time. Yes he makes 17 mil and this is not your money . Hey Brewer was high flying guy too.

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 3, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    I hope Carlos Okur gets well soon.....

  • LizzyO Lehi, UT
    Jan. 3, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    Is tonight's game on TV?

  • Your dead Uncle Saint George, UT
    Jan. 3, 2011 5:11 p.m.

    Duke, while I agree that AK isn't getting it done for the money, I think your over under needs to include all his numbers. He did manage 4 boards and 4 assists with 1 turnover. Combine those and I give him an over / under of 13 for tonight.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 3, 2011 3:57 p.m.

    It's about time CJ took off the diaper and returned to the court.

    Why is everyone on AK lately? He is the same AK as last year and the year before when you were all defending how great a player he was for the Jazz. If I said a word about how bad AK played, you all freaked out.

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Jan. 3, 2011 2:58 p.m.

    AK puts together a decent game 1 out of 10.I have to go w/ the under on this one. lol. Jazz should dump AK and get something in return. As for Memo, I think he can still help this team. I have turned my attention to the future small forward Air Gordan and Jeremy Super fly Evans, both those guys are fun to watch. Lets go Jazz!

  • duke5 vancouver, wa
    Jan. 3, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    While I think Okur gave us some great years I think the Jazz need to start planning for his exit. His health is really limiting his performance. As far as AK goes, I was to generous in my predictions the last game. I think I said he would get 7 points and I think he only got 4. His over all averages this year really stink up the place. He is givingus nothing for receiving $17 big ones. How about setting him at the end of the bench and working with the younger guys who can produce? Tonights prediction...how about 6 points? Am I too generous?