Brad Rock: Jazz fail first basic: Putting ball in hoop

Jazz fail miserably at putting points on scoreboard

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  • Justmythoughts Provo, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    wow...what an awful display last night's game was. Why is CJ Miles playing? He missed like 100 shots. Surely this will be a LONG season if we start players like Miles etc.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    And we're already hearing the "it's only one game" and "we need to keep our confidence up." Do coaches and players get nauseous, anymore, when they lose? Have we accepted losing to the point that we can just dismiss the game, because it's only one game, and we're worried about our confidence for the next game we won't be prepared for? Maybe it's time the Utah Jazz trade a player for a sports psychologist!

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 1:15 p.m.

    Where did "World Peace" come from? He looks a lot Ron "Hothead" Artest

  • sportsfan2k10 Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 11:37 a.m.

    RELAX!!! It was the first game of the year against the Lakers in L.A.! Since when does losing a game like that mean we are doomed for the rest of the year? The fact is, the Jazz will struggle on the road against playoff teams this year. But as long as we beat a few of them and beat most of the non-playoff teams on the road; as well as have a somewhat decent record at home, I will consider the season a success. Do you people really expect a team with 7 guys that are 26 years old or younger to beat up on the Lakers? In their building? Come on!

    The Oklahoma City Thunder started out 0-8 in the 07'-08' season, which was Kevin Durant's rookie season, and went on to a 20-62 record by the end of the season! Then in the 08'-09' season they started out 1-16 and ended at 23-59!! Now they are the favorite to win the West!

    So once again... CHILL OUT!

  • Thlete Draper, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 11:18 a.m.

    We need a point guard that isn't overwhelmingly average at best. Also, what a coaching failure by Corbin to not force his team into a fast tempo offense. Here our young team is playing the "old" Lakers who are playing for the 3rd night in a row, and the Jazz are walking the ball up the court. Huge coaching problem, there has to be something better than Corbin out there.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Dec. 28, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    Isn't it obvious why they couldn't shoot?

    1. The Jazz played against a much better defense than the Blazers have.

    2. The Jazz are full of newer players, inexperienced in playing with each other, let alone in the NBA: that has a way of getting you out of sync so much that guys who usually shoot a decent percentage, even against the Lakers, couldn't get into the feel of the game.

    3. Hayward looks more like a rookie this year than last. That's likely because of his good play at the end of last year on a team that was mostly used to playing with each other. He'll look like his year-ending self soon enough.

    There's only one way to go from such a dismal shooting game, and that's up. But, how many games will it take to get out of that bottom-out?

    Home games will help a lot with that.

  • Oregonrules Yachats, Or
    Dec. 28, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    Why won't anyone state the obvious: Coach Corbin can't coach. The Jazz should have run and run, but Corbin didn't let them. He left the entire team unprepared by refusing to announce the starting 5 until the last minute.

    Last year's horrible finish was apparently a sign of things to come.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    Perhaps some dis-incentives might work on the team.

    What if a player did not hustle on the floor during the game they were forced to not ride the bus but walk to the airport? Give them a downgrade on their hotel room.

    For heck sake fine them for missing shots (maybe not CJ only makes $300,000 a month so he might be broke after two games)

    Force them to spend more time with the Jazz shooting coach who has not been able to teach anyone to shoot.
    Bell has never shot so poorly since coming to Utah,
    Jefferson went 2-16 last night, in fact
    the team went 2-25 in the first half on a hot streak.

    Perhaps the Jazz might have to de-incentivise the shooting coach, since they don't have the guts to fire him.

    Another game like that and the fans should charge the players for having to endure such a bore fest.

    Who wanted the lockout to end anyway?

    Call the Jazz the Bain of our existence and have Mitt show up and fire them all.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 6:26 a.m.

    Embarrassing performance by the Jazz. They need to apologize to the fans and donate their paychecks from that game to a charity because they certainly did nothing to earn them.

  • Wombat1247 Mount Beauty, VIC
    Dec. 28, 2011 6:20 a.m.

    Yes, our shotting was woefull and i believe we should just play the young guys.

    start with harris, burks, hayward, favors & kanter with watson / tinsley, cj, howard / evans, milsap / evans & jefferson - bench bell or use in trash time which will happen a fiar bit this season

    be on the look out & be aggressive for a trade anything to improve our base for the coming 2/5 years. only keepers imo - hayward, burks, favors & kanter all else available