@Captain L6 years and still waiting on CJ to realize? he should have
went to college...got a degree...improve...and honestly...a guy that takes more
than 6 years is not qualified to be a go to guy...you should own that from the
start...you should demand it from the coach...if you miss it...take
ownership...and practice harder...he practices for the sake of practice...if you
truly want to be great...you practice for greatness...you'd be the first one
in...the last one out...you should maintain high level of focus and game play
even if its a summer league...or just plain practice...if you slack for just one
second you have lost it...CJ is just not like that right now...i'd rather have
someone better than CJ to take or own that "go to guy"
I knew I could raise some controversy talking about CJ being a go to guy but
Houdini, it wasn't me that said CJ could be a go to guy it was Corbin. I don't
know if CJ will step up and play with greater intensity or not but he has the
talent to be a go to guy. Mentality, toughness, effort, realizing the team needs
him to step up are all things CJ will need to realize and improve on if he is to
grow into that role on this team. Russell was tougher, and more dependable
but CJ is more talented, whether CJ can prove to be as valuable as Russell was
will depend on whether or not he starts playing with greater intensity ,
toughness and consistency.
Houdini you are right. CJ is no Russell, he is much better than Russell could
ever dream of being. Russell only existed due to Stock and Malone. CJ is a
force on his own.
While that single play certainly didn't cost the Jazz the game I don't
understand why it couldn't have been reviewed. I can understand not blowing the
whistle being that close as it would have cost AK the chance to maybe make that
last shot. In fact, if he had made it they would have reviewed it. What if
that had happened and they noticed that it should have been blown dead before
the shot?Just wondering.Aside from the huge FT disparity
I agree that the Jazz shouldn't have hung their hat on making 5 points in the
last 2 seconds in the first place.
@ Kakashi,cj is a Russell?are you serious my friend? B Russ was our best
defender and a big time 3 point threat,are you sure you want to compare cj to
B-Russ? I compare him more to his cousin Darius Miles
cj a go to guy? that`s hilarious,he`s 2 months from being out the door and capt
wants him to take the last brick,funnny
Coming down court and passing the ball straight to a Denver player several times
in the 4th quarter looked like the biggest problem to me.
Refs make about $1,000 an hour but that was such a strange play that it would
have been missed by most everyone. Even if you watched the game you didn't
think about him being out of bounds until you watched the replay. Can't blame
the ref on that one. Blame AK for being so weak and not finishing the play.This new look Jazz team needs some time to work out who does what, when
and where.If my man CJ would just wake up to the fact of how great
he could be if he would get in better shape and work on defense. He is
unstoppable when he goes to the basket. He could get to the foul line 5 - 7
times a game.
The team is getting better. Right now, patience is the key word. During the
offseason, the whole situation can be evaluated. Corbin "has his
shot" and we'll just see. What a stupid "non-call"! Heads
up for AK. Remnds me of the no-call when Stockton-Malone played the Bulls in
game six in Chicago. If the Jazz won, they were going home to win the title. A
rookie for the Jazz (I believe Anderson) had a break-away lay-up to seal the
victory. Scottie Pippin came out of nowhere and "slapped the
backboard" making it vibrate. The sure layup spun out of a vibrating rim
and the Bulls won the title. It was a sure technical and the refs looked the
other way. As the season winds down every year, the refs "stamp"
each game. The playoffs are epecially bad for "head scratching
calls". It appears that the "money teams" always come out ahead
in any controversy. You do the math. LeBron makes 100 million and the typical
ref makes 100K.
@Captain Lthe team needs is a leader that leads through example...im
sorry but CJ is not cut out for it...a go to guy? probably...but if he really
wants to own that go to guy tag...he should have showed it in the last 5 or 6
years...for now...you can only count on him producing with the second unit and
be that role player that could probably make a difference...sort of like a Sean
Elliot...but Sean Elliot was clutch before...but CJ is no Sean Elliot...CJ is a
Byron Russell....6 years of developing...and still...you should think of the
future and the draft...we might find a Gem...might find that go to guy who is
clutch and consistent at the draft...i'd rather think that way...than think CJ
could be the one
Ive been to three or four games when the officiating has been horrendous.. and
some people say it doesnt determine a game, but in the NBA where all the teams
are so close and so good it definently determines many games during the season.
The Jazz should still be in the playoff run but since we are in Utah and nobody
gambles.. nobody can shoot the regs a couple hundred thousand a year for making
their team a playoff team.. But overall the new look jazz are great on the
offense and a lil slow on defense.. we need a good 2 guard.. we will have to see
what happens in the draft
If that same situation had happened to Kevin Durrant David Stern would have
issued a press conference to apologize for the refs getting it wrong.
Right now the Jazz don't have a bonafide go to guy, Harris has the ball handling
skills but not the best outside shooting, Hayward has the skill set but is too
young and not confident enough. Corbin has said CJ has the potential to be a go
to guy, maybe he needs to take CJ aside and say, hey guy we need you to step up
and be one of the guys we can depend on to get us a good shot in crunch time. He
has the ability, he needs to want it and show he can do it. Someone has to step
up and start being a leader. It is hard for Big Al or Milsap to be that guy, we
really need someone with guard skills. CJ has always been able to push that kind
of responsibility off the DWill or some other vet., now it may be time for him
to realize he is the best option this team has. Some will say, OH MY what a sad
state the Jazz are in if CJ needs to be the go to guy, but the facts are what
The three absolutes in life:1. Death2. Taxes3. Jazz fans
(and apparently, media) complaining about officiating.Here's some
advice for the Jazz: take care of business during the first 47:58 of the game so
you don't have to put your fate in the hands of a man who makes $15.75 an hour.
I don't know, the Jazz seem to be a franchise heading in the wrong direction...
To all you hypocrites: You must learn how to walk before you can run.The jazz
are starting to wake up new muscles. With Stockton and Williams,we took baby
steps,but we learned how to run.. In the forth quarters we're still holding on
to edge of the table,getting our nerves up to let go and run.Soon,once we
realize we're not alone. We will be running.
25-3 in one quater is a little too much. not only is it likley the ref's cost
them that game it's been like that about 5 games now. but nobody can say
anything about the ref's ? if you watch much baskettball it's like that in
almost every game. but if anyone says anything a big fat fine they need to be
held accountable like everybody else at there work place. instead it's like we
live in russia. just makes it look a little funny as to why the would miss
obvious calls night after night. some have been sent to jail. ??????
playoffs playoffs your talking about playoffs. Jazz have a chance they need to
figure out how to close games,but i like watching this team. Keep giving the
effort. More GH less RB.
One picture is worth a thousand words.
Can you hear that violin in the background?
I think the Jazz should just go into a mind-set where they should just come in
every night trying to annihilate their opponents. With the way
they're playing right now, if they can just go in with the thought of destroying
their opponents, they will....but their current mind-set is trying to stay close
in the games they play and not get destroyed.
it's right that corbin didn't comment on the play anymore. the jazz could've won
that game much earlier with good plays down the stretch. instead, they fumbled
and botched up simple plays. that caused the loss. not that split-second moment.