Utah Jazz: Fesenko's agent disputes any national-team tantrum

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  • Bob2
    Sept. 21, 2009 8:52 a.m.

    How long will this story be on the front of the web site?

  • Right about Fes!
    Sept. 2, 2009 3:53 p.m.

    Fesenko is a gamble but at a very low cost. Minimum salary guys rarely work out and the franchise has to have 13 guys under contract by rule so Fes does his job just by signeing on line. I don't think many people know what hard work is at the professional level. It is insane repetition at high intensity. It is not surprising that bug guys who general play because they can rather than because they love it have a hard time working as hard as the staff wants them to. Fes will end up being a bust but don't blame KOC. He is worth the gamble. I would rather have a young talented guy like fesenko who has the chance of going somewere than a guy like Jaron Collins who couldn't carry a college team. I don't want to watch these mark Madsen/Jaren Collins/RUDY type guys who can shoot a layup with out getting rejected.

  • Fernando Arias
    Aug. 31, 2009 7:40 p.m.

    San Antonio is indeed a "small market", however it is in Texas and as such has a wide following in the state which causes TV executives not to wince tat the idea of putting them on National TV.

    Even when the Jazz were making it to the Finals, NBC would try not to show them on national TV too often.

    The corollary of that is that players have much bigger opportunities for endorsements in San Antonio than in Utah, even though they're both the same size "markets".

    I agree however that Utah is a beautiful state and that the cost of living there is very low which should enter into players' consideration (but given they all want the big Nike contract, I don't think it enters much into their thinking.)

    Knowing those huge disadvantages, the job KOC has done (and the job Coach Sloan has his staff have done with the available players) is amazing.

    Just look at the never-ending mess that is the L.A. Clippers if you want to see the difference.

  • todd to aussie
    Aug. 30, 2009 12:12 p.m.

    I am a big Steven Jackson fan. Unfortunately, many in Salt Lake would not like him personally due to his history which we know about it that follow.

    He and Nellie (the buffoon) I guess on outs. I would not Donnie as a "great sense of reality"

    I have proposed for months trading with the Warriors. They could use Boozer, it is a small one dimensional team. They would have a pair of star forwards as small forward Anthony Randolph looks like a playa...

    This I know, Jackson for the most part has "grown up", he has a family has matured, we could use his defense, and his intensity and can score and still relatively young.

    The big issue who in the post do we have that can shut down guys going to the hoop, because Okur and Boozer do not play well together on D unless waving at defenders is good...

  • Aussie Jazz Fan
    Aug. 30, 2009 5:14 a.m.

    With Jackson wanting a trade from the warriors- I ran a trade thriugh the espn trade machine and it worked financially what do you guys think of this one

    GSW - get Boozer & Fes
    Jazz- get Jackson & Ronnie T

    We all know Harp's is gone and this gives a a rotation in the 2/3 spot of Miles / Jackson / Kover & Brewer with AK, Sap, KK2 Memo & Ronnie for grunt in the 4/5 - depending on match ups
    PG - DWill
    SG - Miles
    SF - Jackson
    PF - Sap
    C - Memo

    2nd Unit
    PG - Price
    SG - Brewer
    SF - Korver
    PF - AK
    C - KK2 / RT

    My thoughts rather than keep Booz (not option chemisty) or losong him for nothing at seasons end - Your thoughts !

  • todd to stefan
    Aug. 29, 2009 12:44 p.m.

    by you saying "salt Lake" hard to get quality to come here, it demeans the city you guys live in, if anything I would promote and pump up the town. I do not see as an outsider from California, how living in San Antonio is better than Salt lake. I would take salt Lake and its weather over them every time.. Plus they have Real Salt Lake, and I would have been season seat holder for both teams/

    That can no longer be used as a crutch...

  • Stefan
    Aug. 29, 2009 11:23 a.m.

    All I know is that I trust KOC and Jerry Sloan 100%... They will make the Jazz competitive and able to compete. What else can we ask for? Boozer or no Boozer, dosn't matter. If Kevin can get something better - than he will.. But he won't trade for some garbage.

    I am not af Boozer fan. But if he will play for Utah next season at least he will have to put up some performance. Otherwise he won't get a good contract next season.. So if Utah will not get anything good for Boozer, than maybe it's not so bad to have Boozer playing for a contract..

    It's actually funny to read comment about KOC isn't a good GM.. No GM would have been able to keep Utah Jazz at this level for 15-20 years or so... Almost always in playoffs and often in a good chance.. AND that in SALT LAKE! We all know that it's hard to get quality to SL. And don't forget, even after John and Karl left Utah. The team is still a playoffs team.. KOC, The Millers, and Jerry Sloan are doing amazing things

  • @Miles 12:59
    Aug. 28, 2009 5:02 p.m.

    Miles has admitted himself that he didn't understand really what the coaches expected in the past, but now realized a bit clearer what "hard work" means. If he excels on the defensive end, there is nothing stopping CJ from PPG avg above 10; excepting his ability, which we all believe is sick. We hope, at least.

  • todd from santa ana
    Aug. 28, 2009 4:44 p.m.

    Eric and Ronnie are an upgrade over Brevin so we are not weaker there, Miles, CJ is getting rave reviews we will see. I saw his photo this summer he looks bigger and stronger. At 22 maybe mind and body really maturing,

    I would be happy with 22-19 on the road, because as great as home we are, you have to allow for some losses, you cannot win 36 a year, I look at 32, 33 home wins--55 wins, 56 about what is needed to be top 4, outside of that you do not have much chance

  • The Jazz
    Aug. 28, 2009 2:50 p.m.

    may be improved if they are healthy. However, they still have the same old weaknesses.

    1. Defense and maybe a poor defensive scheme. They turn it on for a few minutes when they want to. They will still be vulnerable to 3 point teams.

    2. Road play. I do not know if it is a lack of leadership, depth or/and intensity but the Jazz are a bad road team even when healthy.

    3. Rebounding. They have been mediocre on rebounding.

    4. PG. They have had substandard back up PG play and that may have gotten worse.

    5. 3 point shooting. They are erratic at best and mostly anemic. Better and more 3s would open up the inside a lot.

    6. They do not handle run and gun teams well. Too many loses to weak run and gun teams.

    It would be nice if KOC or Sloan would at least admit there are problems and come up with some realistic plan to fix them. Even if it took 2 years to fix them, at least signal to the fans that you realize there are problems and are working on it.

  • Miles
    Aug. 28, 2009 12:59 p.m.

    @Todd: CJ will be a dominating player on the defensive end along with a double digit scoring average. Oh wait, I forgot, Jerry is still the coach, scratch the double digit scoring average. I think CJ is going to shock all the negative Jazz Fans in the near future.

  • todd to steve and jazz fans
    Aug. 28, 2009 11:21 a.m.

    I have heard glowing reports on CJ and what he is doing to improve this off season getting stronger. Brewer I have always liked if he worked all summmer on that jumper the #2 spot could be a strength. I have heard reports good on Goran. Maynor the jury we will see he shot poorly in summer league and he is not a overly great high percentage guy to begin with....

  • Chuck Nunn
    Aug. 27, 2009 9:49 p.m.

    Fall camp is going to be the difference for Fesenko now that his summer playing competitive basketball is over. He took a gamble in order to play for his country, and I don't think he got a fair deal there, especially as he was playing good ball until his minutes declined and then ended. Looking forward to seeing how 2K does with Greece in EuroBasket. There will be times, though, when the Jazz will need Fesenko's bigger body on the floor, so getting him and Koufos minutes in the rotation is going to be key for the Jazz.

    Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!

  • Miles
    Aug. 27, 2009 12:17 p.m.

    @Steve-o....I actually agree with you. Lets look at the team coming back.....
    Boozer: Hurt most of last year. Never at 100%. if injury free will be a huge asset

    Memo: Fairly consistent if his body holds up. Don't see much improvement from last year.

    AK: Hurt last year. Will be a much better player this year.

    Williams: Hurt last year. Chip on shoulder and will have an allstar year. Most improved player on team.

    Brewer: Young and will make more improvements

    CJ: Last year, first full year of playing. He could compete with Dwill as most improved over last year.

    Korver: shooting wrist bad all last year. Should improve but not sold on it.

    Millsap: Most consistent player last year. Will the contract and Boozer in his way effect him?

    Harpring: Only Jazz player on team that is going backwards in his career.

    Fes and Koufus: Could be difference makers if they step up. They will be better than last year.

    Overall outside of Harpring and Memo...Everyone else should have a better year.

    This is a very dangerous team come playoff time.

    Aug. 27, 2009 9:41 a.m.

    I meant Deron had "Pain" in the ankle... not paid.

    Aug. 27, 2009 9:40 a.m.


    The Jazz didn't have a "healthy" roster as you say. Deron Williams said after the season that he didn't play a single game without paid in his injured ankle. AK & Booze had just come off surgeries so obviously they weren't 100%. Memo didn't play in the first two playoff games, and wasn't healthy when he did play. Matt Harpring... Nuff said!
    The Jazz had injuries to key players all year that's a fact.
    I'm not suggesting the Jazz had a stellar offseason. They made a total of ZERO moves and that is discuraging. The Jazz can make some noise with this team healthy.
    You also have to remember that Collins is gone, which will FORCE Jerry Sloan to play one of his two young centers. We'll see if they sink or swim with the new playing time.

  • numb chuck
    Aug. 27, 2009 8:32 a.m.

    Are D-will and Landis still going head to head? Get with the beat writers.
    Jazz need Defense in the paint. I thought Fes could be that man. I was wrong. Fes is merely a boy in a big body. Who knows when he will mature, if ever. So on to plan B, Kosta Koufos.

  • comma man
    Aug. 27, 2009 12:54 a.m.

    trade miles,trade boozer,trade williams,sign iverson,he can live with me and mamma in the basement,i love korver,he is cute,

  • Nevada Fan
    Aug. 26, 2009 10:09 p.m.

    Jazzfan: Unfortunately I agree about the NBA comment. They had it all set up with the commercial play via Kobe vs Lebron but it went south on them. Also the year that Jordan posterized Russell at the end of the game to win the championship, to me Jordan pushed off, and if Russell had the ball at the end of the game and pushed off they would have call the foul against Russell. They can win a championship, but without a big force under the rim it would take a miracle. KAMAN GET HIM he isn't the best, but he would help.

  • jazzfan
    Aug. 26, 2009 9:36 p.m.

    The jazz have done very well over the years. I am grateful to have the team in Utah. It is going to be a miracle if the jazz win a championship this year. LA. is completely loaded. Pro atheletes are not going to choose Utah over LA, Orlando, New York, Chicago etc... these places are huge money markets and that is what the NBA is all about, Making money. Money is what makes the world go around and if you think differently, you are just being nieve. It dosn't matter if its college or professional sports the almighty dollar rules. every once in a while a small market team will make some noise but dominate no way. The NBA will not stand for it. The NBA wants LA and Boston to dominate. Perhaps another big money market team would be ok but, The Jazz and Raptors get real.

  • todd from santa ana
    Aug. 26, 2009 5:48 p.m.

    How can anyone say this roster is good enough to compete on a high level I question. Do not worry, I will not go into another fit on Sloan, and O Connor but anyone thinks we could not have been more aggressive to at least fill couple of holes is wrong. This team faded badly last season. The Miami Heat loss we never were the same after. What makes it better now?> This is what I do not get.,we had a healthy roster then and did not get the job done. I will root for them no matter what though and I will not turn on them. I am anxious for opening night vs the Nuggets win that game and my outlook might change greatly for hope 09-10

  • Nevada fan
    Aug. 26, 2009 5:01 p.m.

    To Sick: Sorry you feel that way, but bottom line is the management has not made any moves to beat LA and the road to a championships is through them.Even healthy they don,t have the length or defense to beat them. Now with Artest on the roster they need a defensive animal under the basket and they don't have one.

  • FYI
    Aug. 26, 2009 4:04 p.m.

    Relegation does not equal regulation

    Aug. 26, 2009 3:51 p.m.

    Fes has one more year to figure out if he wants to play basketball in the NBA or not. It's really up to him. I believe he's got the skills and size to be a decent back-up center in the NBA for a while, but he's got to do the work!
    I just don't think he can mature enough. It's okay to have fun, but he's clowning around CONSTANTLY rather than working at his game. No summer league means he's still not committed.

    As far as the Jazz team overall I'm excited! The Jazz were not healthy last year. Too many injuries to key players. If they can stay relatively healthy this year I think they can compete with the top teams.
    Also hope they mature a little on the road. They've got to be at least a .500 road team or secure home court the whole way (which won't happen) to have a chance.

  • Hollywood
    Aug. 26, 2009 3:35 p.m.

    KOC and the scouts have found some decent talent in the 2nd round (Millsap, Collins, Miles, etc). Most second rouders don't even make it past their intial training camp.

    With his size, Fes was worth the gamble. The Jazz knew he was young and extremely raw. It was a high risk, high reward pick. Doesn't look like it will work out, but no big deal. IMO, if you hit on one of every 5-6 2nd rounders - and by that I mean finding a quality BACKUP - you've done a good job.

    KOC is one of the top GM's in the business. SLC isn't exactly the wet dream for pro atheletes. That the team was able to rebuild after just ONE losing seasons speaks volumes.

    Compare how long it's taken Chicago to rebuild after MJ retired. NY hasn't had a decent team since Ewing left. You can't really compare SLC to LA or Boston, but even those teams had lean years after Magic and Bird left.

    Jazz lack a championship and that's sad. But Utah has been/is one of the premier franchises in any sport.

    A big THANKS to the Millers!

  • Chadders
    Aug. 26, 2009 1:25 p.m.

    What I don't get is when "fans" say things like you can't be a real fan and _____(usually criticize, complain,etc). The only thing a real fan won't do is stop caring.
    I do agree that KOC is very underrated. But hey every fans has their own take on things. You might not agree sick but that doesn't mean they are stupid, just have a different opinion. Sure I think they don't really understand what a GM does and things of that nature but so what. At least they care.
    Side note why do we only get like 2 articles a week maybe about the Jazz and why can't we get a blog post more than what twice this summer? Is a blog every 3 weeks during the offseason to much to ask? I'll do it for free if they give me media access. Come on lazy writers!!!

  • Miles
    Aug. 26, 2009 1:20 p.m.

    @sick: Fans have the right to want to win a championship. How many banners to we have hanging at the Delta Center? Zero. Well it is KOC's team to assemble and Jerry's team to coach. At the end of the day that's what they get paid for. Fans pay the bill and have every right to complain when they don't get what they are paying for. I honestly think that if the "headcases" on the current team would play to their potential on both ends of the court, we could win a championship this year. Yes this year.

  • jazzfan
    Aug. 26, 2009 12:26 p.m.

    Relax Sick, this is just a place where all of us fans can express our opinion. Boozer is a good player but, not as good as he thinks he is. Dwill is the real deal. He will not fade and look for excuses. He will step up and lead by example. Nobody is going to step up in his face and get him to start playing soft. He will come right back at you harder than before. See Ya Carlos !

  • Tom Calarco
    Aug. 26, 2009 8:33 a.m.

    Sounds like the agent is doing damage control. Why doesn't the reporter ask what the family obligations were? Why doesn't the reporter question the team coaches about why Fes suddenly stopped getting minutes?

  • sick
    Aug. 26, 2009 3:30 a.m.

    I hate to call my brothers out but, I can't stand the stupidity of Jazz fans these days just keep it to yourself if it wasn't for KOC we would be the Memphis Grizz everything will not always be perfect sit back and shut your mouths.

  • IF
    Aug. 25, 2009 10:41 p.m.

    Fez does nothing but rebound and block shots he is worth the minimum he is getting paid. He has a year to get it togetner. He was much improved last year (based on performance metrics), he will improve more this year.

    He will probably never be great but he can do what Collins couldn't. He can rebound and dunk. He should be as good as Gortat. It took Gortat nearly a decade to become almost a starter.

    If the Jazz get 8 good minutes a game out of Fez on the second team he is worth his minimum salary. He is basically insurance for injuries and he has potential and will still improve. He would not be back if Sloan did not think he was worth another season.

    I expect Koufos to get much better. He has many adjustments to make but he is likely to make them. Fez? well lets just hope he finds ways to play solid defense, rebound, and dunk. Koufos and Fez can take pressure off of Okur and Millsap since injuries are going to happen. When Boozer is gone Okur may have to play PF for Millsap when he is hurt.

  • jazz fan
    Aug. 25, 2009 9:57 p.m.

    the jazz need to put the big boy out there and see what he can do. how can he be any worse than the non-existant interior defense that the jazz have had since mark eaton retired. PS: Boozer you are the softest big man in the league. everytime anyone steps up in your face you fade. Literaly fade-away jumpshots. Grow up, step up or just leave!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fes is big
    Aug. 25, 2009 8:44 p.m.

    But that doesn't mean he will amount to much for the Jazz. Ostertag was big and he never played to his potential. Maybe Fesenko will develop into a decent player, but how much time is it going to take for him to do that? I think Koufus has more upside.

  • Fez and Koufos
    Aug. 25, 2009 5:56 p.m.

    I'm looking forward to both of these guys getting some more playing time off the bench. Mainly for shot-blocking purposes. Keep in mind that Boozer will be gone next year, so Memo could be playing at the 4 next season with Koufos at the 5.

  • re: Paul
    Aug. 25, 2009 3:57 p.m.

    I agree. The cumulative IQ on these boards is sub 10 most of the time.

    All they do is complain yet they can't come up with any plausible solution that is actually possible...other than Fesenko for Lebron James or Ronnie Price for Kobe Bryant!!!

    Fesenko is DIRT cheap for a guy that big that athletic. Every team tries endlessly to find bigs that will pan out. Look around the league..how many legitimate 7'0 bigs are there? Why is every team constantly looking and drafting them? Why can't we trade for one?

    It is because they are so rare and yet all these boneheads whine about us trying to address the teams glaring weakness--BIGS that can block/rebound/defend!!!

  • re: KOC shnes again
    Aug. 25, 2009 3:50 p.m.

    "This year the Jazz have managed to spend their way into the luxury tax realm without improving the team.."

    Oh really?

    So this team is a better team without Millsap, Okur, Ronnie Price, (and essentially Boozer)?

    All those players would be gone if not for the fact that the Millers spent THEIR MONEY/lux tax, not yours, to keep them here.

    So with all those players we are worse? You have holes in your head.

    While Boozer opted to stay, it is their money that was spent to keep him here vs. unload Boozer away for garbage, probably to your dismay.

    With your logic, you would likely have the team trade him for trash and then criticize them for doing that too.

    You can never please grumpy complainers like yourself. Nothing is ever good enough.

  • re:KOC shines again
    Aug. 25, 2009 3:41 p.m.

    We essentially have the same team that was WIDELY picked at the beginning of last season to contend for the W. Conference Championship.

    The ONLY reason they did not is that the Jazz were DECIMATED with injuries all last year. Despite that, with 2 weeks left in the season, we still had a shot at the #2 seed in the W .Conference. Testament/evidence speaking to the depth of this team that KOC, who you berate, has built over time.

    This offseason, some teams may have improved their starting lineups but many have decimated the quality of their backup positions in anticipation of luxury tax woes.

    Take a quick run through of the backup PF's in the W.Conference/all top NBA teams for that matter.

    The Jazz on the other hand may not have the best front line (not big enough) but certainly are one of the deepest teams in the league.

    If Booz sticks it out this season, and he may have to, naysayers like yourself will once again eat crow when the Jazz finish far better than you expect.

    Negative nellies like yourself though always stand around and complain. That takes lots of talent.

  • OldSchool in Augusta,GA
    Aug. 25, 2009 2:54 p.m.


    This is the second time I've seen this (I think by different writers) misspelled.

    When I see this stuff displayed by one who gets paid to use the written word correctly .... I confess to being distracted from the essence of the story.

    Just 2 cents worth of reaction.

  • Looking Forward
    Aug. 25, 2009 2:48 p.m.

    I'm looking forward to Fesenko's future with great excitement...as long as it's with somebody other than the Jazz!

  • slgs5
    Aug. 25, 2009 2:10 p.m.

    Ah, how can I forget going to a Utah Flash game, which I love, only to see Fes, out in the parking lot, smoking like a chimney, arguing with some girl. As I walked into the arena and watched he teammates playing, and wondered, why is he getting paid to be in street clothes out in the parking lot smoking and arguing. Crap, hire me, at least I would sit on the bench and cheer on my team.

  • Paul
    Aug. 25, 2009 1:48 p.m.

    The brilliance of the previous comments almost had me speechless. Do you not realize Fes is playing for the nba minimum? I love the comments that rip on KOC for keeping a 7'1 22 yr old on the team as the 13th player on the team, playing for the min. I guess you all expected someone different at that spot and thats got you all upset.

  • Miles
    Aug. 25, 2009 12:30 p.m.

    So Fes and Koufus should share time in the middle? That would mean that Memo would move to the 4 in your scenario. So why did we re-sign Millsap?

    I still like the starting lineup of Memo,AK,CJ,Brewer and Williams. I think we could have won just as many games without Millsap or Boozer if we had picked up one more good scrub.

    Now the question is there enough minutes to go around for everyone?

    The problem with AK is he will never play the 4 with the Jazz. So he will be an overpaid player due to his given role with the Jazz as a 3. He would be better in the post than on the wing. Has Jerry ever considered a high/low offense with AK in the post and Boozer at the top and Memo shooting 3's? Or a double post offense with AK and Boozer? Jerry learn to adjust to your personel.

  • cidviz12
    Aug. 25, 2009 11:49 a.m.

    Wow finally! The sports writers decided to write something after "Utah Jazz: D-Will, Floyd Landis go head-to-head"

  • KOC
    Aug. 25, 2009 11:21 a.m.

    is an underated GM. Look how many years the Jazz have been an elite team. Yes they need to get over the top but I have not seen Kobe, Lebron, or Shaq dying to come to Utah in their prime yet the team is successful. I look for a 60 win season given the same healthy roster that went to the conference finals. KOC needs to use the bench more, but there are reports of Miles getting in shape, Kirilinko packing on 15-20 pounds, and Boozer wants a contract. This team will be dynamite. Look for a breakout year for the Jazz and All Star performances from Williams, Kirilinko, and Boozer. You heard it here first.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 25, 2009 10:20 a.m.

    He is a 2nd round pick that will cost the Jazz a couple of million dollars - Every team gambles on those players - and almost all of them fails. Every once in a while you get a players who helps you win (Ben Wallace).
    It was definitely worth the gamble.

  • Nevada fan
    Aug. 25, 2009 10:11 a.m.

    Fes isn't the answer to what we need, but at least its news. this team has not gotten better, maybe worst as far as long term goes. Its disappointing to watch great teams get better, and the Jazz spent more money on a team that would never win a championship in the beginning. They probably will make the playoffs , but won't get past the 2nd round.Make a move Kevin O.

  • Fes deserves as much time ...
    Aug. 25, 2009 10:07 a.m.

    as the Jazz gave CJ to grow up. There are hints CJ may be taking himself and the off-season things more maturely this year - and it took him 4 years to get there. I think it's easy for us fans to forget these guys are not very young.

  • Not too sure
    Aug. 25, 2009 9:35 a.m.

    Promise and "potential" really don't play so well in the NBA. You need high-level talent with an attitude to win. The Jazz don't have enough of either to make it over the hump. Too bad. D-Will is a serious talent but needs some help.

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2
    Aug. 25, 2009 9:32 a.m.

    An Ostertag clone who might be able to score a bit more than Greg . . . but is he even lazier?

  • Fes
    Aug. 25, 2009 8:28 a.m.

    He's plays on a national team, thats news to me, he sucks.

  • Dapper2k
    Aug. 25, 2009 7:58 a.m.

    Jazz fans should be excited about the future with Fes???? What future this cat has already shown his stripes and is in his 3rd and last season with the Jazz. This whole article is agent spin trying to cover up for another disapointment from his client who has about played himself out of a carreer.

    I hope he's saved every penny as I doubt he has the skills to make much money doing anything besides being seven feet tall.

  • Really?
    Aug. 25, 2009 7:55 a.m.

    Playing time along with Memo? Would you really want Fess in while Boozer and Millsap sit on the bench? Sorry, but that is ridiculous. Millsap and Boozer are prime talent, Fesenko is just a really big blob.

    If the Jazz keep Boozer, I doubt Fesenko gets many minutes this year.

  • KOC shines again
    Aug. 25, 2009 7:51 a.m.

    We pay millions so that KOC can progress these players through what should be high school and college levels playing, all the while paying them an NBA salary. They will not be able to play competitively against the NBA elite such as San Antonio, Denver and LA for years to come yet we hold on to them looking for a miracle.

    The miracle in Utah was the seagulls and crickets.

    KOC you may have Greg Miller and your wife snowed that you are the great GM but your record shows us otherwise.

    This year the Jazz have managed to spend their way into the luxury tax realm without improving the team, where can I get a manager like that?

  • PurplePeopleEater
    Aug. 25, 2009 7:40 a.m.

    Fes was either 1 or 2 in blocks per minute played last year. We haven't had that kind of inside presence since Eaton. And Eaton wasn't a scorer, either, but did clog up the middle.

    No, AK wasn't the other top blocker per minute played. The rookie center was (Koufos).

    The Jazz just need these two centers to get some experience---a two-headed shot-blocking "monster" to spell, and maybe even sometimes play along side, Memo.

  • Sokol
    Aug. 25, 2009 12:38 a.m.

    He makes Ostertag look like Wilt Chamberlain...Why do the Jazz continue to draft losers Kirilenko and headcases, Fesenko...Remember if KO on the end of their name...KO the choice.

  • Chuck Nunn
    Aug. 24, 2009 10:46 p.m.

    Rooting for the big feller to have a breakout season in the land of the free where at least some of us appreciate him. No dig on UKR as a nation or a people, but he needed to play more over there. Eyes will be on him this fall, but he'll come through.

    Peace out from the Jazz Oracle.