Utah Jazz extra: All Earl Watson all the time; new Lob City?

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  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Jan. 24, 2012 5:41 a.m.

    He is the heart and soul of this team and should be named Captain. I really don't care if he starts, or continues to do amazing work off of the bench--he has more Utah Jazz in him than any player we've had out there in years. And that's not a knock on the other players. But when some of them finally attain his sense of pride and toughness, there will be no stopping these guys. Go Jazz! Rip the Raptors to shreds!

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 23, 2012 10:04 p.m.

    It's rare that I choose to adopt a player into my fandom from an individual standpoint. I love the bulldog philosopher and did last year when he had yet to find himself succeeding on the court for Utah.

    I have long watched Earl, his style, his attitude, his toughness, his team first perspective, and his belief system. Watson is a rock solid man.

    Defending the 19 year old Favors by going after Dirk displays another example of team loyalty.

    Finishing in the tall timbers with body contact is vintage grit.

    Watson's quotes are byproducts of John Wooden's influence on Watson.

    The tough guy is the bulldog. The wise veteran who practices what he preaches is the sincere philosopher.

    I hope Watson can be solid for years to come, and be that way in our community.

  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    Jan. 23, 2012 6:57 p.m.

    There will never be enough minutes for everybody, and I agree that Favors, Millsap, Hayward and Kanter are the future of the front-line of the team. I also like Watson coming in as a spark off the bench. I honestly think he is more effective that way. I also feel he should average 28 minutes + per game. Coming in mid-way through the first and third quarters and finishing out the half and the game would match him up against the opponents 2nd string PG for a stretch and maintain continuity for the end of the game.

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    Jan. 23, 2012 2:00 p.m.

    Sportsfan, did you watch any games at all last year? While Evans didn't take many jump shots he hit most that he took in the 15 foot range, he can hit that shot. Also there are certain players in the NBA he could match up with at the small forward spot.

  • sportsfan2k10 Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 23, 2012 1:03 p.m.

    @shaybo... Evans is fun to watch but he should not play more. He is on our team in case Jefferson, Millsap, Favors or Kanter get hurt... Until that happens, the other guys need the minutes because they are the team's future, not Evans. Dude can't hit a jump shot to save his life. The alley oop is the only thing he can do.

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    Jan. 23, 2012 10:02 a.m.

    Evans needs to come in with Watson in the 1st quarter, nothing gets the crowd going like those alley oop dunks. Actually Evans needs to be playing more period.

  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    Jan. 23, 2012 2:17 a.m.

    I love Earl's love of the game and his respect for his teammate's. I really wish the Jazz would put him as the main point guard and maybe start him. I know the Jazz have faith in Harris but He needs to get his head together and until then let Earl be the main man. I also say to the CJ haters look at his states and how consistent he has been.