Utah Jazz notebook: Derrick Favors, Devin Harris up in air for tonight

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    March 23, 2011 7:08 p.m.


    im pretty sure Harrison Barnes is nowhere near Durant...or Kobe...coz if he is...he would've been a lock at the top pick...which he isnt...you might say...that kobe was drafted 13th by charlotte hornets when he entered the draft...well...he entered the draft straight from HS...there wasnt any hype on HS players back then...and its either you have been following him since day one...or you dont...since most of the exposure at the time...went to Allen Iverson and Marcus Camby...but i do agree that Harrison Barnes is an offensive threat...and is a need by the Jazz...a scoring wing...but you cant compare him to durant or kobe just yet...im still leaning towards grabing Jan Vesely and Jonas Valanciunas or Enes Kanter...im not sure if Ante Tomic is like pau gasol...Tomic has quick feet...can score either hand...but prefers to lay it up than to slam it home...(he stands more than 7 feet tall)...on D...he isnt the aggressive type who would go for blocks...he would just raise his hands up...and pray that it misses...

  • BillM75 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 23, 2011 4:57 p.m.

    Stockton's never coached his daughter's Jr Jazz team but I'm sure were he hired starting to night the Jazz would go 11-0 to make the playoffs and then win the title.

  • Wombat1247 Mount Beauty, VIC
    March 23, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    AI - I think you missed my point - The in west at the moment are not in the top 6 - if the Grizz started better they could be in 5th or 6th now - The Jazz If fit and have the desire to win this Jazz team are capable of mixing it with most teams on any given night, but any lapse means a loss. We beat the 76's who are 6th in the east and have been playing well. The West though is much tougher between 4th & 12th - really not much defference - the difference is the current teams in the playoffs have the good finshers when they need it - at the moment the Jazz do not have this player.

    I as many that post here believe the Jazz management have alot to answer for.
    They need to get better support staff for Ty and make the right draft choices for our needs.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 23, 2011 3:50 p.m.

    Fire Corbin is good......Hire Malone is bad. He is not coaching material. Stockton could be if he wanted to be involved again.

    Corbin is too green to be able to work with young players. The Jazz need a coach who can teach and motivate. A coach the players trust.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    March 23, 2011 3:43 p.m.

    They are a mess...Kirilenko would be the glue and the veteran leadership, hes been there since Stockton and Malone, but he just is not a leader.

  • woodmaster6225 Florence, OR
    March 23, 2011 1:30 p.m.

    Well the Jazz need to lose all the rest of their games and hope for a lottery pick. It's not good the way they are playing like high school kids. So let's not kid any one the Jazz are history for this year. Fire Corbin, hire Molone, and stockton, and keep the rest of the crew. Start all over again. Remember Corbin, has to go even tho you all made him a new contract. You need to stop steping over dollars to pick up dimes. If you want your fans to stay alot of changes need to be made. do it now so we can think about next year.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    March 23, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    I've been following the Jazz for many years and have seldom seen them with more inconsistancies than this year. We've been able to beat the best of the best this year, and then a few weeks later lose to some of the very worst teams in the NBA. There are a lot of fans scratching their heads. That we are now in one of our worst funks in many years is not even arguable.
    One should remember that the current troubles started well before the Darin Williams trade. In fact, those troubles were the reason for the trade in the first place. It still seems like a great trade for the Jazz. A bit more time will prove it... especially with the extra 2 first round picks we will get. Favors is the real deal with true high-level potential and Harris a recent all-star who compares favorably with Williams. The Nets are still struggling with Williams.
    Before the season started, it seemed that not being able to re-sign Matthews was going to come back to bite us. Jefferson has made up for losing Boozer, but signing Bell has not come even close to replacing Matthews.

  • JazzRule Bountiful, UT
    March 23, 2011 11:57 a.m.

    @Anonymous Infinity

    Funny you mention the New York Knicks and Anthony and Stoudemire considering the free-fall those superstars are in right now. They are 7-9 since the Marsh-Melo trade, not to hot. They have lost to awful teams too, so I am pretty sure they aren't laughing at anyone right now. Just sayin

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    March 23, 2011 10:30 a.m.

    Get a new trainer. Please. The Jazz are an injury train wreck, and that isn't coincidental, it is treatment.

    Pick a trainer that will use Dr. Craig Buhler again. Stockton mentioned him in his Hall of Fame speech. That's a pretty fair endorsement.

  • PalmG Glen Allen, VA
    March 23, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    I say forget about the season, theres no point going to the playoffs because if we somehow do were gonna get swept by the Spurs aby an average of 40 points. So what we need to do is look to the future, and our future is based on this draft. KOC better not just pick "the best available player," because that hasnt alwasy worked out. lets draft someone who fits our needs the greatest. With the nets pick, I expect that the Jazz draft harrison barnes, and if not him, then Derrick Williams. Harrison is compared to Kobe and Kevin Durant when it comes to scoring, which is what the jazz need, so if we draft him, theres our next franchise player. THen we use our pick, which will prolly be between 10-12, to draft Jimmer, not because he goes to BYU, but he is also an option that we can use purely for scoring, which again is something the jazz need. Were also getting tomic this summer so he'll be a huge presence if he really does turn out to be like pau gasol.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    March 23, 2011 9:52 a.m.

    Hey Wombat1247: It's not about trying. It's about the attrition that has happened to the Jazz roster throughout the season. At their recent best when they had Matthews, Boozer, Williams, Okur, et al they were bearly a playoff team. Now with the most recent realignment/redistribution of the players around the league, the Jazz have plummeted to their current position and are dropping like a rock as one of the "bottom 14/lottery" teams. Take a look around the league. It's not about trying or giving in it's about not having the tools in the toolbox to get the job done. All you have to do is recall the smirks on the faces of Melo and Amare in the New York debacle to realize how far down the Jazz have plummeted. We can't continue to be in a state of denial here can we? We can still be Jazz fans and hope they do as well as they can, but please be real in our expectations. The roster has been creamed. Right now becoming a playoff team is off the table. It's about staying alive and getting to the end of the season.

  • Wombat1247 Mount Beauty, VIC
    March 23, 2011 4:28 a.m.

    It's unlikley that we will beat OKC even at full fitness at the moment, so rest Harris & Favors if they are sore, a good test for Fes & Evans against Durrant, Ibaka & Perkins.

    1. Watson , 2. CJ, 3. AK, 4. Sap, 5. AJ - 1st Unit
    1. Price, 2.Bell, 3.Hayward, 4. Evans 5. Fes - 2nd Unit

    At some stage would like to - Watson, Hayward, Evans, AK & AJ work together

    Westbrook & Maynor will be tough for Watson & Price, I just hope they try hard and don't give in