Here's what I see this year: Much improved defensive effort, much more
willingness to share the ball, improvement in almost every player, but also a
tendency to play too much individual offense when things get tight. So it was
wonderful to see the team come together and cooperate on both ends of the court
in the second half. I've watched all the Clipper games this year,
and I see in them a much improved team but one that still tends to take bad
shots and play too much one on one in the fourth quarter. Baron Davis is a
liability for them in much the same way that Boozer is often a liability for the
Jazz. The lesson to be learned? Play team ball, ESPECIALLY when
things get tight.
My bet is on Greg trying to change direction from his dad's days. He bravely
criticized Booz, something that his dad wouldn't do. Now, I wouldn't be too
surprised if he hires somebody to replace Sloan. The Jazz is stuck in 20th
century. Time to move on.
Why won't Boozer power the ball to the basket? Instead,he likes to float the
ball to the basket which usually gets blocked or rolls off the rim. Kofus has
had several power dunks making Boozer look weak. If Boozer would be more
competitive and physical on defense and offense he could become one of the top
power forwards in the league.
unfortunately that thinking is why Greg does what he does, how about having
both?At least the Wizards have one thing on us only but important 1
I always thought Jazz fans were a special breed of throw-backs to a by-gone era
of team basketball and substance over style. It's surprising to me to read that
many people want to"buy" a championship. I like the Jazz because of their
culture, which begins and ends with Sloan. Yes winning a championship would be
nice. And seeing Okur and Boozer play defense would be just as nice. But I'll
trade you my home team, The Washington Wizards, any time for your Jazz. I'd be
honored to have them as my home town team.
@TheeyepatchBoozer can't do it all by himself?Yep, I agree. When you
shoot 3-14 and 9-22, you definitely need some extra help if the team is going to
win.I can only hope some team will be desperate enough to trade for
Carlos. Get a good SF/SG for him, then move AK to the bench. The Jazz need some
outside shooting. You can't play Brewer and AK together - just too easy to pack
the lane and let those two fire up bricks from 12-15 feet.
TRYING to play defense. At least he tried. Boozer is very selective about
trying. He does not want to get hurt. His defense will be very selective this
year. Someone needs to teach the Jazz the right way to play defense.
I noticed that LA got killed at home with Artest but without Gasol.
Kobi also got mugged when going to the hoop. Artest was sitting on the bench
with fouls. So much for Artest has Kobi's back. Gasol makes them
champions. Without him they are a 5th or worse seed. Quality and
depth in the bigs (tall bigs) not Kobi make LA champions. Utah
should take note of that. They need a really good big or Fez or Koufos will have
to become great.
the Jazz but they would not support them. Greg's biggest problem is
with his own management team (probably Larry) who trapped him into a situation
where he is way over the cap in a recession that is hurting all of the NBA not
just Utah. Except for the Millsap contract the Jazz management
appear to realize that they should be able to get better players for less than
they are paying during the next couple of years. Okur improved his
game and only got a 2 year extension so that was not too bad of move. Besides
replacing both Okur and Boozer at the same time is very risky if you intend to
keep Sloan. It is better to upgrade Boozer and have Millsap as insurance.
Besides Sloan may turn Millsap into a 3/4.I am willing to give the
Jazz some time to make player moves. I would much rather get the right players
at the right price than rush into mistakes. However, they have to
make the moves that will improve the team. No more continuity kool aid. Defense, shooting wings and a real PF. If that does not work then
Greg threw out the caveat that the team will remain as long as there is support.
So if they only sell 98% of the tickets he can sell the team. Seattle is wide
open, San Jose and Anaheim have unused arenas. I think he would like to unload
the team. It was his dad's hobby.
how did Greg threaten or hint at leaving> By staging "meet the fans with the
Millers"Where would he go with more support. I would like a team in
Anaheim not I could never ever want to steal a franchise such as the Jazz.
Charlotte maybe, Sacramento maybe
No one better in this business. He can run for any public office and i would be
his campaign manager
you people have to be kidding me!!! Sloan is probably the best coach in the NBA
he has won over and over again with out having the best superstars in the nba.
the players we have are young we have one of the youngest teams in the nba and
still make the playoffs every year. maybe i'm just old fashioned but he is the
last coach that makes basketball a team sport. the day he retires will be a sad
day for the nba
I'll be happy to take your tickets off your hands dude. Sloan is THE MAN!
The reason we allow lay-ups is Carlos "Oh, is that my guy?" Boozer. Also, WHY
DID WE EXTEND SLOAN? I'm sure any other Jazz fan can sympathize with Jerry Sloan
basketball: Playing well, then giving up the lead, than having to battle back
with what should have been a comfortable win."
I have backed this team for a very long time, but it has not gotten better. It's
the same team that had the huge melt down last year. It would fine if management
had not put us over the cap to do it. Just brilliant, but the one bright spot
has been Fes, and guess what hardly cost anything. How long will be before DWILL
says c ya?
we loved larry miller but hope greg wasn't giving us a threat last night to keep
the stands full or the jazz go.
also keeping sloan is bad i used to be a fan of brewer and i understand he
refused a nice contract so he is another greedy so called player who can only
dunk. greedy greedy. its sicking.
why don't you go to work for the Trib so we won't have to read your crap
You obviously hate the English language too, fowl vs. foul.
Don't buy Jazz tickets. Maybe then, the Millers will understand how Jazz fans
feel about where they are taking us.
hey wiseman without anybrain cell Jackson ya kidding me. He is bigger cancer
Fesenko is a Beast! If only he will grow up and PRACTICE and PLAY like a Man
instead of a 13 year old! He should be a Super Star. It makes me want to pull
my hair out. He has all the physical gifts to be that defensive beast in the
middle that we so desperately need. I hope the Jazz don't give up on him. I
hope they push him to his breaking point and see what he has inside.
*his- sorry I type while watching Sportscenter and don't pay attention to what
Nobody wants to see the Jazz succeed more than me, but It's hard to watch them
on the road. They need to change the game plan on the road. We need a power
center, someone that can bring in some rebounds, Boozer cannot do it all by
himself, maybe bring in Milsap and go with two power forwards on the road. Okur
is out till Monday, but he's not a true center anyway. I suggest getting a big
man in the next draft or on the free agent market. "BIG BABY" might be an option
from the Celtics, they are disgruntled with him and think they might want to
move him. This a hopefull request, but I know Jerry doesn't want anyone that
might give the Jazz a true center, he's history shows he doesn't like drama, and
we all know he's style of coach has reaped reward like........ well nevermind.
Time for a change.
This is the most sorry-lame bunch of no-defense Jazz players in years. And
we're keeping them intact. Why?Did anyone notice that this core
group is the same bunch that melted down last year. This group, except for a
few players, has no height, no heart, no toughness and most importantly, no hope
of making it past the first round of the playoffs IF they make it there. Make
changes now! Dump boozer and fire sloan for starters.
If we are going to pay luxery tax then get the best players in the NBA, go all
out like the lakers do and buy a championship, we deserve one more then anyone.
Would someone with deep pockets buy the Jazz from the Millers.I
don't know how much longer I can hold on supporting the Jazz. It's the same old
same old with Sloan and nothing to show for it.Memo to the Millers:
It's Fans like me who buy tickets. For 29 years I have been a Jazz fan, through
both good and bad times, but I'm totally sick of Sloan.I won't buy
So what... Who cares.... You will be crying Fowl come April Time when they LOSE
in the 1st Round!!!
We still need a thug (enforcer) Center w/length to share time with Memo, and
play defense against the Lakers, and preferably two (2) wing thugs.Trade
AK47 and Harprings contract for Capt. Jack, Turiaf, & Biendrins and save a few
million, and Nellie vomits Stephen and recives his man/crush, AK.(Isn't
fiction wonderful? We can make up anything.)