Jazz Notebook: The only tweet Sloan knows is ref's whistle

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  • CBT
    March 20, 2009 3:58 p.m.

    Boozer was a big plus last year in the +/-. This year, he is a -. He needs to improve if the Jazz are to have a chance, or he will be sitting. They have looked better with him on the bench than on the court lately. That does not bode well for Utah or Boozer.

    March 20, 2009 10:33 a.m.


    That is an interesting statistic for sure. However, the Jazz have had about 20 different starting lineups. So it's not that shocking because they've clearly lacked consistency. I think the last 13 games will tell us all what kind of playoff team the Jazz will be. It'll be interesting to find out!

  • John Wicks
    March 20, 2009 7:58 a.m.

    I hope Jerry is here for 10 more years.

  • Portland
    March 19, 2009 10:46 p.m.

    lost in overtime. They should have lost big. The West is tough. The Jazz are still learning to mesh with Boozer. They learned to play well without him. Now they are learning to play with him.

  • Winkie
    March 19, 2009 5:57 p.m.

    Oh you guys, Jerry is just being funny. I really enjoy watching the Jazz. I don't see much of the game because I am focused on players physiques and other stuff. Well by for now.

  • magnus
    March 19, 2009 1:25 p.m.

    I just read this from John Hollinger, it was part of his commentary on how the team dynamic changes in teh playoffs, and I think it makes an important point...

    "The Jazz have the best plus-minus in the league with their subs on the floor...

    'But the flip side is that their starters rank dead last among the nine Western playoff contenders in plus-minus, and those are the guys they're counting on to do the heavy lifting in the playoffs.'

    '...If the Jazz are gaining most of their advantage from a matchup that will take place with far less frequency in the postseason, it stands to reason they're going to be less effective."

    I think this is interesting for a couple of reasons. My initial reaction was "this is just more proof that we need to cahnge the starting lineup". While that may be true, when I went and looked at the +/- for the Jazz 5-man units I was surprised at what I found.

  • mark
    March 19, 2009 1:18 p.m.

    DWill's lying. He used to have a twitter feed a couple years ago, but took it down.

  • magnus
    March 19, 2009 1:11 p.m.

    @ PPE

    Isn't it crazy how close the West is right now? Two losses are the difference between 3rd and 7th, that's just crazy.

    I was totaly bummed when I saw that the Hornets, Nuggets and Rockets all just barely eeked out wins last night. All three of those teams where playing games they should have won easily and all of them needed last second heroics to pull out a win.

    Nobody, except the Lakers of course, is looking dominant in the west right now. Everybody seems to be struggling to put away Lottery teams and when any of the teams ranked 2-8 in the west get together it seems to come down to who has home court.

    Most of the teams in the west have tough schedules comming down the stretch, but nobody has it as tough as Utah, with 7 of their 8 road games against west playoff teams.

  • Understatement of the year
    March 19, 2009 1:03 p.m.

    ". . .our defense has not held up very good." No kidding. Have you looked at Boozer lately in the middle?

  • PurplePeopleEater
    March 19, 2009 11:54 a.m.

    Looking at the current standings, the Jazz would be in 3rd place, only one loss behind San Antonio, had they not buckled late in those two road losses. My how the little things can make such a big difference.

    Instead, the Jazz are fighting to stay out of 8th.

    Maybe Sloan's sense of humor can win some games.

  • laughing with him
    March 19, 2009 9:44 a.m.

    Sloan has a pretty good sense of humor. This is another reason I like him.

  • Anonymous
    March 19, 2009 7:07 a.m.

    A player tweeting during half time of a game? Uh, is this stupid or what? Put it away for a couple of hours. Technology is to be used, not to use you.