I'm still stoked on cj's career game, i hope it defines him, if he'sgoing to be
counted on he's not going to be a great defensive player though, at least not
right now. As long as they win I'm excited, it is his time and there is other
young talent coming up behind him if he doesn't succeed as thesecond option,
i'll rout for another one of the young athletic players because i don't get
vocal about the veterans, they should know how they have to play every night.
amgolfer: I appreciate your comments and postive approach, keep it up. Your a
year younger than my youngest boy, smile. Your right about the defense, and to
me the Jazz's biggest problem is defense. CJ can still learn that total effort
is what is needed and I think Corbin commented on CJ starting to learn he can't
take possesions off, I hope he continues to learn that and becomes consistent.
Defense is mostly effort, especially if you have the athletic ability. CJ
doesn't have any excuss not to play good D, it's all in the effort.
CJ I agree and it a huge part of the NBA, but D wins championships and you know
this. If were are serious about winning the big dance we must play solid D
partner. You mentioned Kobe and Artest--you are right but Kobe is all defense as
well. Stellar as we all know. I've seen a crowd go as crazy on a huge block as a
sweet dunk on offense. Like I said I agree with the "business" side of
it all and a lot of fans do want to see someone light it up from beyond. But D
has to be there. No one can name me a team that won it all that played poor
defense. It just doesn't happen. It's exciting to see the players play both
ends...CJ will only get better as I know he can develop/hone in on his defensive
skills. Go Jazz.p.s. People don't play to see Bell play at
all....lol. My boy Jimmer, well, he's special..........it remains to be seen how
he develops on the next level; but we all know he can create and shoot lights
It is clear by most posts today that you don't understand how the NBA works. It
is about making stars that sell merchandise and tickets. CJ is the type of
player that people in Utah will pay to watch in the future. He has offensive
skills. People don't buy tickets to watch Bell play defense. They want to
watch players making shots and driving to the hoop for a dunk.I used
to think that Jimmer couldn't make it in the NBA. Now I am a big believer
because he can put on a show. He can score. That's what people want to see.
They want to watch offensive. Not defense.People come to watch
Kobe, not Artest.
Hey Jazz Source--reread my post and I'm retracting my comment of using the word
"ignorant fan." Simply, not cool. It seems you and I misread each
others posts or were attacking this from a different perspective. It happens
man. My bad. I know you are voicing your opinion and I respect that. I may not
like it but it's your opinion. Hopefully no harm no foul. We clearly don't see
eye to eye on CJ and his future. That's okay. I just hope he can be consistent
and help the Jazz, no more. I want this team to move forward and be competitive
night in and night out. We have all become accustomed to winning/playing hard
nosed basketball. We are all faithful Jazz fans. Peace and go Jazz.
I know a lot of people that put themselves in situations where they are forced
to grow up at the age of 23-this I know and understand. I also know that many of
us and others in the world are not as mature as we think at 23; I know I wasn't.
I made some very stupid mistakes while at college at the ripe old age of 23. Now
with that said I'm not making any excuses for CJ as he has conducted himself, at
times, as subpar. Is that judgmental on my part? Yes. If CJ were 30, different
story and I wouldn't be posting. I know a lot of us males were idiots at 23 and
weren't making the wisest of decisions. If several of you think differently I
tip my hat to you. I'm 32 and still growing and changing in a lot of ways. I've
come to the conclusion that I know nothing in the grand scheme of things but I'm
learning daily. Let's hope and pray CJ is doing the same. This may do it for him
and we will be thankful. Go Jazz.
Hey Jazz Source--nope didn't miss your point. Look at the big picture and stop
being so negative. Oh, Harris should be a 3-pt threat...why not? You serious?
Most PG can drain the three and are serious threats; come on. Your comparison's
area idiotic buddy. My point was very clear. Typical, ignorant Jazz fan. Sad,
very sad. Give credit where credit is due--he had a great game and just maybe he
can grow from this. CJ has a lot to work on and he is 23 and just maybe he found
a his niche, time will tell. I will enjoy it for what it's worth--u should too.
What a waste even commenting on this nonsense. Go Jazz and thanks to all the
Bugoff, "You are forgetting that Sloanosaurus insisted on playing CJ out of
position and also insisted on bringing him off of the bench. Those 2 factors
make a big difference in his percentages and consistency."Bingo, tho it pales in comparison to the tens of millions of dollars and who
knows how many wins wasted by insisting AK be an off the bench 3. HOF coach no
question and the Finals losses aren't on him, but it was time. Locke does a
great job breaking down why Favors maybe should start over Sap, blasphemy I
know, as well as reiterating why CJ should've been starting at 2 long ago.As for CJ, phenomenal...but it was against the DumpsterDogs. This needs
to be a start not a fluke. Turns 24 tomorrow, and that's when SG's usually
Nice win, CJ was great, even when Min is one of the worse teams on the league, I
don't remember that many players putting 40 points on them. I agree he should
start at the 2 and we will see more consistency. I like Favors, that kid will be
good same as Evans. With a couple additions next year we should be back as a
contender. I wish we can make a run and get in to the playoofs even if we have
an early exit, however if we don't make them will be fun to see this guys
develop into a great players.
Steve....... Millsap is not a starter. The Jazz start him but he is undersized
and can not guard other starters in the league. Millsap is a very good 6th man
but should not be starting.Millsap more important than CJ.....Not
even close. The Jazz need outside shooting worse than they need Millsap.
Ha Ha Ha - Millsap off the bench. Millsap is a Starter and much more important
If the Jazz miss the playoffs that is not all bad. They could end up
with Kanter in the draft. He is 6'10" but can rebound and shoot inside and
out. He can do Memo's role quite well and may be a better defender. He would be
cheap for 4 yearsThey could get a shooter like Leonard, Burks or
Jimmer with the 2nd pick. That solves a lot of problems. They could also add a
Vet shooter for about 3-5 mill. They could have gotten Wright for that money
this year.The only remaining ? would be if Harris is the PG of the
future. None of the PGs in the current draft are that impressive. @Miskky The Jazz should win between 1/3 and 2/3s of their remaining games.
They will need to win about 60% to make the playoffs. Starting
Millsap may actually increase the wins in the short run as he knows the system
and that helps Harris a lot. It also takes pressure off of AJ. Next year,
Millsap as a 6th man makes sense.The Jazz have a long way to go but
they have resources and a plan.
40 is impressive.....but to all the CJ lovers out there one word Jefferson. He
is the reason CJ, AK etc are getting better shots in the starting line up. CJ
couldn't carry the team with everyone focusing on him in the second unit. Al has
3 guys looking at him every time he touches the ball. His response, 26 a night
since the all star break which is amazing. To me, Jefferson is the story of the
second half of the season. Many times AL is still scoring against double teams.
Anybody missing Boozer these days? I will say this, I'll bet Al is happy CJ is
in the starting lineup. Now he won't have to score against Raja's guy as well!
Minny aside, no one should get very excited until this team beats a good team on
the road, otherwise, it will still be lottery time!!
You know they will re-insert Millsap into the starting lineup and the losing
will start up again........Millsap, Bell and Hayward off the bench
is best for this team.
I am just as excited about finally having some length in our starting front line
(Favors), as I am about Miles starting at the 2.(His natural position,good
observation Capt.L) I am also excited about Big Als and Jeremy Evans's progress.
We have some really good young talent on this team. We are a better team when
the youngins play, plus they are getting the development they need. It's a win
win situation. Milsaps energy can be better utilized off the bench along with
Bells savy. I hope we can keep this starting lineup through out the rest of the
season. Go Jazz!
it doesn't change anything the Jazz aren't going anywhere. there nobody going
I have been saying all season long that Bell needs to come off the bench and CJ
needs the starts. I can't help but think that we would have won at least 5 more
games with CJ starting. Think of all the slow pathetic starts, think of all the
games Bell scored less than 8 pts per game. Great move coach! Keep fighting
Jazz Source.........You are missing the key element of why CJ shoots a worse
percentage than AK. AK has started all year and was getting better looks as he
is not the go-to guy. (Would you rather have Dwill give you a pass or Price?)
When CJ comes in with the horrible bench players, he has to jack up a lot of bad
shots due to who he is on the floor with.Now that CJ has been a
starter, his shooting percentage is skyrocketing. He is getting better passes
and better looks. Not having to take bad shots due to the shotclock expiring or
bad flow in the offense with horrible bench players.
Yes, it was a great game but.... don't get too excited Jazz fans... stop and
remember what team they were playing... Minnesota is 17-52, the 4th worst team
in the NBA... The Jazz will still only win maybe 1 more game this
season if they continue what they have been doing for the last couple of
End the end win matters. Stop criticizing CJ after his best career game maybe
later :)Be half full, be positive people
Congrats to you CJ that was pretty sweet.... Now do it again. You just proved
(once again) that you have what it takes to be a dominate player, now stop
teasing us fans with flashes of greatness and just be great. Everyone is pulling
for you to do just that, the reason some fans are kinda down on you sometimes is
that we know you have the tools to be just what this team needs but you don't
always show it. Please Please Please back this career night up with consistant
20 point games.again congrats, that was awesome.
CJ scores 40 and I say so what. He needs to be consistent before this is a big
deal. Milsap scored 46 earlier this year against a lot better team in Miami.
Memo's career high is 43, and Al Jefferson has scored 40 twice in his young
career. None of that matters until you can do it with a team focusing their
defense on you.Nice start CJ, you now need to show you can put up 20
every night even when teams are focusing on stoping you.
i apologize to generalize a group of fans and call them a name, worry warts,
worrisome and narcisstic, i'm not interested in preserving a past that doesn't
exist and then forecasting doom for everyone because my ideas of the future fail
to match up with reality that is based in the present.my new name for cj
is the rainmaker. i understand the criticism for cj, the heartbreaks, but get
excited for his career game. one thing about cj is he's improved his all around
game every year, sometimes this sometimes that, but always obviously he is
focused on how to score. He has been a lightning rod, but never had an
important role like the team has the need for him to take on at this time. Even
he said when it rains it pours, he just garaunteed himself more nba money by
last night, so now is the time to give him the green light and see what
motivates him, i think he likes to score, let him go do it, have funhowever, he
has improved enough to step into a b
re: amgolferYou missed my point. Is Devin Harris supposed to be our
big 3 point bomber? Duh! My point is CJ thinks he is this awesome
shooter/scorer and his stats prove otherwise. Not only CJ but many fans also
think CJ is some great 3 point shooter. Once again I say go check the stats.
He is incredibly streaky and inconsistent.Many people think AK
stinks as a 3 point shooter and yet he is just as good or better than CJ
according to the stats. What does their position have to do with
their 3 point shooting %? The line is the same distance from the hoop for both
of them.I have alway said I love CJ's athletic talent but I and many
other Jazz fans are sick of the waste of his talent. We are 5 years plus into
this experiment which is long past the time he should have shown consistency.
He has been a starter for large portions of seasons before. He may be young but
he is an NBA veteran by experience standards.I hope he turns the
corner like everyone but its been too long coming.
@CJ MIlesLets see if he can continue to do what he did last night.
It's not the first time he has had a good game and then the following game not
even show up. So when he does this night in and night out then ill jump on his
CJ will have good nights and bad nights but he needs to start. The starters get
more minutes and playing CJ with AK opens up the inside for AJ and
Millsap/Favors. That tends to make it harder for teams to jam the paint. That
gives room for the C/PFs to operate. AJ is more of a one on one
player than the C/PFs of the past. He needs room to operate and he needs to move
quickly (close to the basket) or pass back out to wings who can shoot. That
gives the Jazz an inside/out game (Howard) they have sorely needed for years to
compliment the traditional Sloan flex plays. Millsap will play
better with CJ starting. The Jazz need at least one more shooter.
One who is better than both CJ and AK. If you add that shooter then CJ/AK can
come off of the bench and add shooting to the second unit which is badly needed.
Corbin's version of the flex requires decent outside shooting to
maximize the offense. The D will come along as KOC adds more
athletic players and quality depth. Corbin will fix the D next year.
Houdini there is a saying that goes like this, "It's better to remain
silent and be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt"Jerry's system and his attitude towards CJ has kept him from being a
great player. Corbin carried that over after Jerry quit. Now with Dwill gone,
Corbin is realizing that he needs CJ to succeed. Look at the stats. When CJ
scores 20 or more points the Jazz seldom loose the game. To score 20 or more
points in the NBA, you need minutes on the floor. Can't think of a bench player
who averages over 20 points. CJ needs to be a starter and Bell needs to watch
in awe.Does CJ need to work harder on his game? Yes....But so do
all the players on this team.I like Favors starting over
I don't care if you are kobe or mj23, it isn't easy to score 40 pts in this
league against any team good or bad, the fact the jazz won and cj did get 40 is
pretty exciting and instead a bunch of know it alls who are just mad because
what they've said can't be done is now happening. there are worry warts and
then there are jazz fans who want to upset other jazz fans, and then some are
both. the both are the worst.
I knew Houdini, Doc,& other negative birds would come out, CJ does need to
prove he can be consistent but I think he's seeing himself in a different light.
He sees this team needs him and in the past they could depend on DWill or
someone else. Playing at the 2 spot also makes things more comfortable for CJ to
score, his match ups are more to his liking.I still don't think this team
can make the playoffs, they have a tough schedule. This team is young and even
players with 5 or 6 yrs are having to learn new roles and perform differently.
How Favors & Hayward come around will be big as to how much this team
Credit goes to Corbin, who finally removed Bell from the starting line-up.
Something Jerry just wouldn't do. Does Corbin have what it takes to bring Milsap
off the bench? Clearly having a bigger/longer Favors in the starting line-up has
helped as well. I'm not going to go CJ crazy here, however, I do like mixing up
the play making between Harris,AK,CJ and Al. It makes it harder to guard the
Jazz that way. Now Corbin needs to get the Jazz to play better defense. I was
watching the Heat vs the Thunder and dreaming of watching a Jazz team run and
make plays like that and then what do you know for one night vs the worst
defensive team in the NBA, they put on a dunk fest! I do like the change in
athletic ability in the starting 5. With a couple more lottery picks we might
have the depth/athletic ability to really get up and down the court.
miles,by all means go ahead and gloat,it`s only taken 6 years to finally have a
big game,and no I`ve never HAD to count that high for cj,not even close.It`s not
quite a Millsap like game where my boy Paul put up 46 and won the game against a
real team,Miami,but yes,gloat cause I doubt if it`ll happen again especially
against a contender,btw not much else other than points,how about playing a
little d? minn 104 ?
This is actually a little frightening to me because I know that CJ could just as
easily go 1 for 18 in the next 4 games. He has the skills just not any kind of
I wish CJ could play like that in every game.
Lets all get real here,a win at home against possibly the worst team in the
NBA...giving up 104...take a deep breath folks,lets see if we can continue
against quality teams,as for cj miles,40/4/2,nice shooting night,reminds me a
bit of kobe,when he goes off scores 60 and the lakers lose.do it every day cj,
or is this just a one shot in the dark?
Al Jefferson is a beast in the paint. Favors is going to be very good. When
the ball is pushed up the floor...good things happen. It kind of reminds me of
when Ricky Green was pushing it. Harris and Watson like their bigs to run the
floor with them. It's a DunkShow!
You know their defense still isn't great but I don't think we are ever going to
see the points allowed go down too much just because this team is becoming a
faster paced team. They push the ball every chance they get with devon and earl.
I love it.
Dear MinnesotaYOU GOT CJ'ED!
to Bugoff...you said "But the most important difference is that about 2 1/2
months ago the Sloan system stopped working. It stopped working because the
paint was packed. Sloan insisted in going inside first"Sloan's
system stpped working not because the system was bad, didn't work because was
too simple for the players and nobody was buying it!It worked for
Stockton and Malone for decades, not 1 or 3 seasons, DECADES. That system was
classic, pure basketball!!! Basketball is more than jumping like a crazy frog!
Yeah! CJ got 40 points against one of the worst teams in the league! Lets
celebrate! Now that he had a good game he's going to think he's a star shoot all
the time in every game wither its a good shot selection to not- wait he already
does that. Hayward shot 5-5 on 3's in when they lost to the T-Wolves. Even
if it was a win I wouldn't be selling that he's great and that hes going to have
a great future. Point is there are lots of average players that have had 30-40
point games against bad teams. The difference was the Jazz played Defense
- which should be hard against at bad, and the T-Wolves don't play defense. I'm
happy they got a win. Another losing again against a bad team would be
cj can score every night, and he's going to have to step into scoring twenty
points a night if this team is going to make the playoffs. i like the point,
that in the past, he'd get hot, but then the ball would have to go to other
players, but now there is no one, this team needs cj to score 20 a night, and
the timing is good, circumstances are good, just give cj the green light, his
performance last night is a garauntee that he'll be back next year, but there is
nothing to lose for the rest of this year by giving him the green light because
the only way to make the playoffs is for cj to have 20 pt games every night.besides, his style of play and big al's style of play match up, if the jazz
are going with big al then they are going to need a volume scorer like cj who
can score from anywhere, so it's either cj or going to have to be someone else
to fill that role, not another post player.favors also compliments big al,
howdouask shortsap to backup again?
I too will eat crow for breakfast. C.J. has game, athletic ability and
everything a good SG needs to be successful, I just hope he will continue to
"let" the game come to him and not force things to happen. One night
depending on match-ups score, or assist, always rebound, and continue to try and
be a stopper on defense with your size and quickness. It's not rocket science
young man, but success will only come to those that work hard at their
profession showing desire and effort daily! Great game congratulations.
I really like the offensive system Corbin was running tonight. The wingmen
coming of those screens and getting into the lane was really effective and a big
reason for Miles' 40 points.
Had to work didnt see the game, but I'm not surprised about this 40 point
outburst we have all seen it in CJ over the past few years it just hasnt been
consistent, but when he had it going in past few years it seemed that someone
else would get the ball (Booz,Memo,D-Will,AK,Harp). So lets give it up to the
kid, yea I know he's been in the league for 5 years but what is he 23 years old.
CJ will be a good 2 guard one day he just has to be given the chance, yea I know
he's had a chance before but not this year until now so 59 points in two starts
thats 29.5 a gameGood game CJ, and CJ from Dallas be proud a 40
point game, on 14/18 from the field, 6/7 from the arc, and 6/7 from the line. So
he shot the ball 25 times from the floor and charity strip and hit 20 of them
well anybody would take that 80% Good game young one, keep it up
Anytime Bugoff. Your making some great points on the forum tonight. I for one
appreciate the optimism you are showing. Perception is reality and I get that.
It's hard to always be positive as there is so much negativity, at times, on
these forums. I too have been guilty of that myself towards Bell, Harris, Price
CJ, Elson, etc.
Thanks amgolferI should give Sloan a break. He had reasons for his
biases but some of them hurt the team. Sloan/Koc designed the SG
with weaker shooting skills because DWill could shoot. They did not want
competition between DWill and the SG. However, Mathews developed and
they still had Korver and it actually helped DWill. The Jazz were a
mess before Korver. Gordon G could shoot but he would break plays and move to
the open spaces and that infuriated Sloan. This year it was very
clear the Jazz needed more shooting to open up the inside. Sloan/KOC never made
the move(s) to do it and the Jazz tanked. With Sloan gone KOC is
making the necessary moves. I expect a much better team by this time next year.
AJ/Favors make a great front line. Millsap can rotate in. If AK
stays and Hayward develops they both rebound, play D and should be decent on
offense.If CJ is consistent that leaves getting one more very good
SG. Harris should improve and Watson is a good back up PG. Add enough bench strength and you have a good team.
:) I tried to say less isolated play one on one aka AL Jefferson. When everybody
involved team plays better.Find a open man pass it, easy baskets. In Last games
AL's stats up Jazz got more L.
i expect to have this as a starting lineup next year...unless...we draft someone
really good..im giving credit to CJ...he is a fun player to watch...if he makes
good decisions with the ball...could this be a turning point to his
career?....im not sure...but he had a monster of a game...
Ton of dunks tonight!!! Loved it. CJ has had two good games in a row. Here's to
3 in a row! Happy St. Patrick's day! (It's a mt dew by the way, I don't
drink)Oh and my favorite four days of the year are here!! Happy
@AK FanWhat do you mean no more one on one? They had 28 assists,
lol. They ran the offense and made great passes and had success.
We passed great tonight I thought. I think we had 26 teams assists to their 13?
Passing was beautiful; heck look at all the dunks...it was a dunk fest tonight.
If your referring to CJ, well.....I counted 4-5 times he drove and dished off
only to have a foul called on the Wolves to avoid an EASY layup. It was very
productive and won't show up on the stat sheet.....it's great basketball. You
should know as a lot of what AK does (that benefits the team greatly) never
shows up on the stat sheet.
That was actually my favorite game of the whole season. The Jazz played with
intensity the entire game and showed some cohesiveness that has been missing for
a long time. Kirilenko had sort of a bad first half but he made up for it in
the second half. I like the way Favors gets in front of whoever he's defending
& makes it tough for them to score. Jefferson played another great game;
especially in the second half. And of course CJ Miles had the best game of his
career. Keep it up Jazz--even the crowd seemed to be enjoying this one a lot
more than any recent games.
I have been saying CJ needs to be at the 2 spot for years and was frustrated
that Sloan keep playing him at the 3. CJ is undersized to play the 3 and it puts
him at a disadvantage, being at the 2 gives CJ the advantage and that can have a
positive impact on his mental approach. Sometimes it's little things that can
make a difference.I liked how Favors looked tonight and Evans too for that
matter. Hayward is playing good D but needs to be more assertive offensively.
Great game CJ.CJMiles (poster), go ahead and gloat!I have always
thought this is what CJ has in him (and more), that is what caused so much
frustration but CJ is young and I think he is realizing this team needs him to
produce. The team doesn't have DWill any more and CJ is starting to see that he
needs to step up and be someone the team can go to.It is a learning
situation and I hope CJ is leaning how much this team needs him to play well if
they are going to win. In the past I think CJ always conceded to DWill and the
vets and never thought of himself as someone the team needed to make the play. I
just hope he can become consistent, if he can everyone that has been wanting to
trade him will be excited that we have him.I think with Corbin as the
coach CJ can become the go to guy and second to Big Al in scoring (next yr). We
will see but I still have hope.CJ hasn't done enough to cause all the
naysayers to totally back off but it's astart.
@ Bugoff--nice insight... Makes a lot of sense. Again, not jumping on CJ
bandwagon but trying to stay positive. Time will tell us a lot. These guys need
I like Corbins new starting lineup. It's producing. Don't mess with it now.
@JazzSourceYou are forgetting that Sloan insisted on playing CJ out
of position and also insisted on bringing him off of the bench. Those 2 factors
make a big difference in his percentages and consistency. But the
most important difference is that about 2 1/2 months ago the Sloan system
stopped working. It stopped working because the paint was packed. Sloan insisted
in going inside first. Only after the play broke down would the ball come back
out to CJ/DWill to take a shot with little time on the clock.Sloan
used CJ as a bailout and also defense on fast breaks after missed jump shots.
I am not saying CJ is Kobe. I am saying that Sloan used a lot of
people out of position and CJ was one of them. CJ matches up better as an SG. He
has 3 inches more reach than Bell. That makes a difference. He is undersized as
an SF. Sloan insisted on bring CJ off of the bench. It probably was
a bad mistake. However, Sloan/KOC refused to get a shooter. They needed CJs
shooting off the bench.Corbin is fixing Sloan's mistakes.
I'm not joining the CJ bandwagon till I see more consistency, but this is the CJ
that I thought was going to show up this season. He's certainly more than
capable to do everything. IE: Shoot, pick and roll, hit shots off the dribble...
I've always felt like the reason he hasn't lived up to himself was
either because he wasn't quite there mentally or physically. Now I'm not sure
what it is...probably more mental. Hopefully there's more to come
Hey Jazz Source I quoted a few stats the other night on AK vs Harris. AK stats
(FG% and 3-pt%) are better than Devon's as well so what's your point? Why not
bag on Harris? Pointless. Your comparing apples to oranges my friend. Two
different players/positions. Come on. He played respectable D tonight and sure
he needs to get better but a lot of stars do as well. It's ever evolving. He is
23 y/o...Living in the past helps no one. Do you constantly remind others of the
mistakes from the past? Looked in the mirror lately? It was a nice win tonight
for all Jazz fans and fellow teammates. I don't think they are all lying about
how they feel about this "kid." Does CJ have a lot of improvement to
do? Absolutely...Let's go with this for now and see what happens. We have had
so much drama and negativity with Coach Sloan and DWill....The Jazz,
collectively, showed a lot of hear tonight in my opinion. I loved every minute
it. Still need to tighten up on D but it was better.
I just read an article that indicated how well you do in the playoffs is
determined by the quality of your 6 best players. AJ, AK, Millsap, Favors, CJ
and Harris. My own research indicates your best 8 players. If you
add 2 lotto picks and/or a great wing to the above you have a decent playoff
team.Further, you build a team around the C and PG positions, then
the PF position. Since the C and PF positions are mirrors in the Jazz system
that means you build around AJ, Harris and Favors/Millsap. However,
the Jazz can't run their offense without wings who can shoot. Fortunately those
are the easiest positions to get. Good Cs and PGs are the hardest. Greg/KOC took a big gamble on trading DWill (top 3 PG). Favors added to AJ
with some tweaks to the offense should pay off as Favors develops and Harris
gets more familiar with the team/offense and better at his shot selection.This team is close to fixing some of its problems. Corbin is
more flexible than Sloan and will make changes and find a way to get back on
Ya Realist let's trade away another future asset so we can get burned later.
Give this a chance as he has done well the past two games as starter. EVERYONE
including his teammates are stoked about CJ Miles. You saw glimpses of his game
tonight. I am not jumping on any bandwagon here as CJ still has to show
consistency and heart. I'm just not ready to throw in the towel. He spread the
offense beautifully tonight and AJ didn't have to do it all alone...great TEAM
win. AK was brilliant as was Favors. All five starters were fabulous tonight.
Evans/Watson were also was a nice spark off the bench.I will never
forget a comment Lebron James made last year to DWill about CJ. He commented
that this kid (CJ) had ALOT of game. I will never forget that. If CJ could only
realize this and play with heart night in and night out, watch out. This offense
was loose tonight and it seemed to fit everyone. We have a long way to go but
nevertheless it was exciting even if it was against the lowly Wolves. Go jazz
These are the types of games that delude Jazz fans and CJ himself.Go
check the stats yourself. You will stunned how many players shoot better %'s
than CJ from 2 or 3 point range.AK does..bet you didn't know
that.This type of game just shows you what a bust CJ has been up to
this point. This guy has a ton of talent and should have been playing alot
better for years but he hasn't. He has been a huge underachiever to say the
least.Now he will have license for a while to jack up shots and stay
on the floor without playing defense.I give credit to CJ for an
outstanding offensive performance tonight but it makes me ask the
question--where has this guy been for the last few years?
Ha! Deron never scored 40! What? He did? Shoot. Anyway, nice job Miles!
Amazing what a wing who can shoot will do for your whole team. The Jazz might be
a contender right now if they had gotten a wing or 2 who could shoot in Jan. It is clear that CJ is best at SG and he should start (something many
have said for some time). His consistency may improve with starting. Playing AK at SF and CJ at SG give the Jazz wings who can shoot. At least that
is the best combo available right now. CJ opened up the inside and
gave AJ and Favors some room to work. His shooting also helped AK. The Jazz had 28 assists. 8 by Watson and 6 by AK. The offense ran most of the
time. It bogged down in the 3rd when CJ and AK were out and there were no
shooters in the game.Keep in mind this game was against MN at home.
But the team is running the offense and playing better D. The Jazz
are bouncing off bottom. The next 3 games will be a good indicator of
improvement.Time and a couple more good players will make this team
This game was a lot of fun to watch. I think we had more dunks in this game than
any other game this season. Like I said before this game, C.J. needs to attack
the hoop, he is so great at it. I hope he continues to do that. It opens things
up for Al and it increases C.J.s confidence to start moving out and making jump
shots. I like that a lot of his scoring came through running the offense, it
wasn't just one on one play.The Jazz offense looked great tonight. I
was happy with Favors and his play. He is going to be a force in this league for
years to come. I wish he could catch a break on foul calling, but that just
comes with time in the league. I also liked watching Evans and Hayward. Man, I
love our rookies. Al looked great and so did AK. I am amazed Harris was able to
play after pulling a hammy. Isn't that usually an injury that takes you out a
while?C.J. is taking his opportunity and running with it. Great for
him! He's a 2!
Well both games he has started under Ty Corbin CJ has proved himself because he
attacks the rim first. He is such a good scorer around the rim, so as long as he
keeps doing that he will be consistent because that never goes away, only jump
shots come and go. Maybe CJ is just a player who can't just start it up coming
off the bench. I guess time will tell if his play is consistent as a starter.Hayward looked a little off tonight, Bell is still struggling shooting
but doesn't look too different coming off the bench. Watson came in and had huge
minutes dishing the ball out. I like how Favors was strong going to the hoop, he
just needs to slow down in certain situations but ever since being on the jazz
his average points has gone up which is good to see. I like his future and the
future of this team. Hopefully Okur comes back healthy next season. Big Al has
proved himself over and over, very impressed. Still needs to box out better
@ CJMilesSays the guy that jumped off his bandwagon when CJ had that
bad stretch after D-Will left.CJ balled out of his mind today.CJ looked confident in his shot today after he was taking the ball to
the rim for layups.Good game by the rookies also. Favors played
great help defense, and on the ball. Hayward was aggressive on D and got a
couple of steals and made some passes for assists. And Evans came in and
provided a spark. I like what I'm seeing from these guys. Keep it up
I used to think AK could fill a stat sheet. Go Miles.Revenge is
sweet even if they are the lowly Timberwolves
No this is good, the Jazz need to do all they can to up his trade value.
That CJ is such a horrible player. I can't believe Corbin even plays him. He
can't shoot, he is lazy, etc........Don't any of you jump on the
bandwagon tonight. This is CJ's and my night to gloat.CJ was the
only one to even make a 3 with the exception of Harris who hit one. The rest of
the team couldn't hit the rim from outside. CJ was unstoppable.Take
note Corbin....The issue with Bell is not debateable. CJ is your starter at the
2 for the rest of the year. If you can not see that, hopefully Kevin shows you
the door soon.40 points......40 points......Houdini can't even count
that high.........By the way, last game he scored 19 points. I
think that makes two games in a row for a guy who can't only show up every 5 - 6
This is the type of play we have been looking out of CJ for the last 5 years.
We all know this isn't going to be a regular thing because he seems to be very
incosistant but ill take it. If we can continue to get the play like we did
from AK, Cj, Big al and even favors i like how our future looks. Not saying
this season but next year and years following. Lets get healthy and see what
our future holds.Go JAZZ
Man Jazz only won by 15 points? Ha ha just kidding. Miles proved us all wrong
tonight didn't he? Nice win Jazz you guys looked like a team tonight. Go Jazz
Wow! Maybe this will give CJ the confidence boost he needs to become consistent
in his outside shot. If he could knock down 20 points a game it would be a huge
boost for the Jazz.