Utah Jazz: Eastern road woes continue with Celtics debacle

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 23, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    lets trade everyone for the Net's draft pick...cleveland's draft pick and minnesota's draft pick...what other bottom teams out there? maybe we could get top 1-4 next year...lol...wishful thinking...that would be awesome though...if i were in Utah...i'd chant...blow it up...lol

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    Jan. 22, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    D-Wiil looked like he belonged in the D league. I watched the Laker-Nugget game and saw a lot better game last night.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    Jan. 22, 2011 2:36 p.m.

    Either start Okur or Fesenko and bring Millsap or Jefferson off the bench...Is there something wrong with Jefferson attacking the rim?

  • I-am-I South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 22, 2011 1:15 p.m.

    On offense no one is moving much nor are they spreading the floor very well, and last night passing was terrible Pretty much looks like fundamentals are killing them.

    What happened to the pick and roll? Do we not have any big guys that can run it? If Jerry Sloan can't run the pick and roll I don't know that he has any other weapons. I think they have the athletes to be successful. I think excuses are getting the best of them. I'm sad but I still like my Jazz

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Jan. 22, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    1. We are starting two Power Forwards, three if you count AK, good around the rim, terrible from the perimeter.
    2. Raja Bell does not look to score, drive, assist or rebound, but he can flop like no other!
    3. Milsap was standing around the top of the key all night long and Big AL was down low, was this by design? It's not working.
    4. AK jacking up outside jump shots, makes me cringe every time he shoots. He does better when he slashes and attacks the rim!
    5. D-Will needs to attack the rim and look to assist, get his team going early.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    Jan. 22, 2011 11:05 a.m.

    Remember its not Sloan's job to motivate these guys. It his job to look at flyers for new John
    Deer tractors...Heck, coach? Who me? There are no
    leaders on this team...I thought Bell was it, but not at all...Watson, Evans, Price and Fesenko should be the starters.

  • Motappin Sandy, UT
    Jan. 22, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    Only guys who came to play were Hayward and Watson, maybe Andrei. Not even Deron was in the game tonight. Fix it guys, or we're in trouble.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 22, 2011 8:39 a.m.

    Todd,Peja is washed up,done.Millsap and Raja to bench,Memo and Watson starting,I`d bet that lineup would change the attitude

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Jan. 22, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    I just hope that there is a lockout for 2 or 3 years, maybe this will be what it takes to wake these players, owners, agents, and union up to what life really is. Multi million dollar long term contracts have ruined pro sports! It's time for fans to find other entertainment that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to watch and get involved in other pastimes and hobbies. Let these primma-donnas starve or get work where they have to produce daily. What a scam all of the whole pro scene has become and media plays a big roll in all of it.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Jan. 22, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    Williams is all about Williams. When things aren't lighting up about him he is a quitter. He has a nasty attitude when not the star of the show, and I quite frankly would get him out of here unless this rotten attitude changes, who needs it? He's made his mark which was the plan from day one and when he's not the ftar of the show he sulks. Explore options management and get someone in here with some integrity, grit and fortitude, enough of this coddling and cooing to these prmma-donnas!

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 22, 2011 7:41 a.m.

    The Jazz will do nothing. Proven when Peja was not pursued. O Connor will not do anything. He is one of the worst GMS in this sport.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 22, 2011 4:20 a.m.

    Its sad...they played like they didnt care...championship teams..play each game as if it was game 7 of the finals...you need hunger and determination...and never underestimating any opponent...they need to move millsap to the bench...he is definitely more effective that way....move memo to the 5 and big al at 4...keep AK at the three...move someone else aside bell at the 2...DWill is a very good PG...but...he needs to add leadership...the team should fear him...he needs to ask John Stockton some pointers...i'd love to blow up this team and start from scratch through the draft...Kyrie Irving is awesome...but..we arent good drafting in the first round...

  • cowboy99 South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 22, 2011 2:57 a.m.

    The past two months have been pretty embarrassing. Something has got to change. I think it might need to be more than a tweak in strategy. Speaking of which why have we abandoned the pick and roll? We never run it anymore. If it's because of Jefferson I'd rather lose him that the pick and role. It's sad I really do like everyone on this team but it's not working and we may have to cut someone loose. We could use a deadly shooter but more importantly I think we need a real bruiser of a center who will pull down 10+ rebounds a game and not get in the way of Millsap and Dwill running the pick and roll. If we're sure that Fes cannot do it then lets find someone who can.

  • cjm Layton, UT
    Jan. 22, 2011 1:09 a.m.

    also interesting how jerry sloans career winning percentage as a nba head coach (50-60%) is starting to surface and the jazz are losing because of it.

  • cjm Layton, UT
    Jan. 22, 2011 12:59 a.m.

    very few on this current jazz roster are willing to talk about why they lost the game or why they won the game and its those select few jazzmen who are willing to be interviewed after a win or a loss that should be the leaders of the team. hell cj miles is younger than d-will and at least cj is man enough to fess up to things

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    Jan. 22, 2011 12:30 a.m.

    Yeah, I agree with Nielsen...Earl and Deron works really well...That would remove Bell from the lineup at least we get him out.

  • Ak Fan Hamburg, GE
    Jan. 21, 2011 11:54 p.m.

    hey anon how many times AK take a shot? 7 and made 4. over 50 %. and it's awful for you! You act like idiot if it's true I have no question. Give credit when is due don't be prejudged. I know you just hate AK.

  • nielsen American Fork, UT
    Jan. 21, 2011 11:43 p.m.

    It was not a good game. Why doesn't Jerry Sloan mix up the line up a bit because for the past three games the starters haven't done a lot of good in the first half. It would also be nice to see some bench players get quality playing time. Just saying. When you look at how the starters performed tonight, not too good. D-will was limited to only five points and Al Jefferson also had an off night with seven. Earl Watson and Gordon Hayward came in and stepped it up a bit for them. Earl Watson has done pretty good on a consistent basis so far. He deserves to be on the starting lineup.

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    Jan. 21, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    No toughness or desire in the starting lineup.
    Al Jefferson's OK with losing, so he'll give up that layup instead of a foul. Milsap's too short...Memo would work well with Al or Milsap...but Jerry won't do it.

    Once there's a change in the starting lineup, things will get brighter.
    Hayward and/or Price need to be in the starting lineup. Both AK and Bell don't have the desire to win. They both have been inconsistent at best. AK has a good game today, but his AWFUL jump shots hurt the Jazz bad....and they're so ugly!

  • Ak Fan Hamburg, GE
    Jan. 21, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    One thing is clear Al and Millsap cannot coexist. Beginning of season Al was learning so did not demand ball much now different story. So many times they crossed each other. Al isn't center and not real PW kind of hybrid but very soft and makes Boozer look like monster. Jazz doesn't have chemistry right now.It's something happening.
    As I said before Jazz slow starts because of Deron. Dwill just careless playing and bit slower than last year.
    Without ball AK cannot run empty entire game and the end he was Jazz better player on court.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 21, 2011 10:29 p.m.

    All so predictable. Same lineup...Same results. Same issues. Despicable effort. The Jazz though are getting exploited with lack of size up front. Millsap and AJ cannot shoot over the tall trees. The Jazz then give up and live on the perimeter.

    AJ does not go up strong. He is totally intimidated by the size he is 6'9 and we are looking at too soft of a player.

    When Hayward finally comes in which was only due to foul trouble he produced and looked like he cared.

    Notice the difference defensively.

    Boston makes you earn every point and shadow theyr'e man.

    The Jazz never do. Bell, Miles all of them. Tonight Miles just lets his guy shoot 3s and Allen drilled 2 early. Boston outscored Utah by 15 from the 3 point line and shot 55 percent from the field.

    The Jazz made a ton of turnovers. At least Fes played and was respectable.

    It is more than couple of losses. If that was only the reason. The trend has been gone on longer.

    The Jazz will probably go 0-5 on the trip and come back in 7th in the West.

    No trades no changes

  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    Jan. 21, 2011 10:11 p.m.

    Dwill already has his goal: all star team. No need to do any more.

  • Motappin Sandy, UT
    Jan. 21, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    Awful! Just awful! Horrible defense, horrible execution, sloppy all the way. Better figure it out real quick, guys. Sorry, sorry game. Time for some changes. Lineups, rotation, strategy, SOMETHING.

  • Chas Layton, UT
    Jan. 21, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    Well, what Jazz players earned their pay the last three games? Possibly just a couple of bench players. D-Will usually plays his best when on national TV and when he is playing against Chris Paul. Meantime, he throws the ball away too many times and still walks the ball down the floor most of the time like the Jazz has plenty of time to score. Then Coach Sloan's offense has his people standing around waiting for everyone to get in place then the game begins. Makes for a very boring game, added to that, the losses. Finally, the jazz seem to dislike getting "paint" on their shoes.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Jan. 21, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    very disheartening...very sad!

  • softshack89 Bountiful, Utah
    Jan. 21, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    One of the saddest games I've ever seen the Jazz play. How much do DWill and Big Al get paid again? Yeah, not worth that right now.

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    Jan. 21, 2011 8:30 p.m.

    The Jazz obviously just mailed in this road trip. They should have saved the travel expenses and just stayed home.

  • H2OSKI Alpine, UT
    Jan. 21, 2011 8:25 p.m.

    Millsap is a joke....and too short!! He played like a sissy.

    Deron is no leader because nobody is following him either.