Utah Jazz dancing the playoff shuffle now

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  • CL
    Jan. 25, 2010 7:52 p.m.

    Love how Mathews is being aggressive and taking the ball to the hole.
    CJ is looking terrible.
    If CJ can't get himself to play more aggressive, we need to trade him.

    Jan. 25, 2010 6:52 p.m.

    lucky to make the play offs this year.
    If so against lakers as #8 or Nuggests #7. For those of you who are slow, that means jazz have no chance.

    Dont get we wrong. If this was the first time the jazz were going to the play offs in a while I would be excited. But this is nothing new.

    GROUNDHOG DAY in jazz land.

  • A.burger
    Jan. 25, 2010 6:37 p.m.

    Trade Okur
    Trade Sloan
    trade miles
    trade AK (Horrid defender)
    trade half of the jazz fans to Denver.

    Start Mathews
    Give Fes his 10 min

  • Jazz Cop
    Jan. 25, 2010 6:28 p.m.

    Yeah, @#3 its way too early to forecast where the jazz will end up, if you say #8 spot, and just leave it at that with out some kind of argument, or #3-whatever, and just leave it out there for every one to see, you're either going to get people riled up or get them on your side, but with out any kind of argument? i'd like to know what your basis is for that forecast, if you have no basis-why do you post about it? Only you can know how big an dummy you r, but if your right, i'd like to know why? please, explain.

  • Trades?
    Jan. 25, 2010 5:32 p.m.

    I`d trade Memo and CJ,but once again,why would Minny want Miles?

  • Re trade
    Jan. 25, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    why would Minnesota take Miles? Korver and Millsap yes because they are good players,but Miles?

  • AFan to Doug
    Jan. 25, 2010 4:51 p.m.

    That trade doesn't work either. Paul is a base year player which makes it hard for the Jazz to trade him to another team over the cap. Packaging Memo with either CJ or Korver works but why would Minnesota want to make that trade? Do the Jazz want to make that trade? Memo is pretty popular, even having a bad year. A Boozer/Jefferson swap also works but do the Jazz really want another large contract and for four more years to boot?

  • Trade
    Jan. 25, 2010 4:46 p.m.

    Even if we don't trade this season, the jazz are still not going to win it all. Granted the team has been playing better the last 7 games but, it's still a team that can't beat the lakers in a series. The most we can hope for is a western conference appearance, and even that's seems like wishful thinking. So, if we're not going to win it all, trade now and strengthen the team for next season. We need a better overall team in utah, and until we have it, we're always just a playoff team, and never a championship team.

  • the judge
    Jan. 25, 2010 4:02 p.m.

    I know the Jazz have been inconsistency in the past, but the last games they have been playing amazing! Ak as starter has giving him as a player a new light, Boozer who is not my favorite, is playing great, even okur, his offensive may not be the best right now, but his presence disturb defenses plus his defense has been more agressive.

    A trade will disrupt that new found chemistry, I think we must stick with what we have for the rest of the season, the Jazz has the potential to beat anybody as they have shown against strong teams, they can be a surprise.

    I think the X factor is AK, if he is happy he perform, he is NOW a starter, I think that makes a big difference in his playing, He does not have to score all the time, he just have to play strong, he will have big scoring days, but he can be more than that, if AK is strong, the Jazz have a chance of surprising many..

    One more thing, the past does not equal the future..think about it

  • Doug
    Jan. 25, 2010 2:53 p.m.

    One way to look for a trade is to get someone that is very high caliber level. I am now promoting Al Jefferson for the Jazz.

    T-Wolves offered to trade him to Indiana two weeks ago and the coach in Minnesota is unloading all McHales players and beginning again. This is a fire sale.

    KOC find out what they want and as long as we are left with Deron and Boozer and Jefferson we can take on the NBA. That threesome will arugably be very stiff competition for the Laker threesome and it will give us a chance this season.

    Jazz can get Jefferson who is very close to compliling Boozer type numbers and is not liked by the new coach.

    Hello!!!! does anyone else see this birds nest on the ground. Package up Korver, Cj and Millsaap (sorry Paul but it is for the win here)and send them to Minnesota. We get a big scoring and inside defensive presence and a ring.

    Come on Kevin...please

  • CJ Miles
    Jan. 25, 2010 2:50 p.m.

    is the weak link on this Jazz team,can`t we trade him or just waive him?

  • Boozer
    Jan. 25, 2010 1:51 p.m.

    Maybe Boozer should stop watching the standings and start focusing on his output. Yes, he has been playing well for the past few games, but how about some consistency!

  • Miles
    Jan. 25, 2010 1:26 p.m.

    Give up the trade talk. No one is going anywhere the rest of the year. The Jazz are the Jazz. Inconsistent and no floor leadership. Up and down like a rollercoaster.

  • Michael
    Jan. 25, 2010 12:17 p.m.

    The Lakers will probably finish first, and the Nuggets second. After that, it's up for grabs in the west. I'm still not sold on Dallas, and I wouldn't mind playing them in the playoffs if I were the Jazz. The Spurs look old, the Blazers have been stricken down with injuries, the Suns are gradually beginning to fade, the Thunder are losing close games and lack experience, the Rockets are just pesky but are severely undermanned without Yao Ming, the Hornets are a two man team, and the Grizzlies have no bench to speak of.

    Why not the Jazz?? They are young, experienced, deep, and well coached. Injuries aside, I can't see why they couldn't climb to say...third place.

    Please don't make any trades.

    Please don't make any trades.

    Please don't make any trades.

  • Boo-zah
    Jan. 25, 2010 12:01 p.m.

    "Unlike some on the team, Boozer is a standings savant. He gets a kick out of watching all the jostling. He made sure to find out after Saturday's blowout win over New Jersey where the Jazz stood, and he's excited about upcoming games against the likes of Phoenix, Portland (twice), Denver and Dallas."

    When you're not sure where you'll be playing a month from now, it matters more to you to watch the standings.

  • Ak-47
    Jan. 25, 2010 11:51 a.m.

    Ok Not amare dude, you are in fact completely wrong. Yeah ak has a huge contract and a lot of the time he as not lived up to that contract but have you not been watching him play lately?? the man is on fire!! he has had consecutive games where he has just lit people up. All the sports commentators are remarking on it and they are all saying when Ak is firing on all cylinders that the JAzz are unbeatable. Heck, even most of the players haev been quoted saying that!!! and for the record, Boozer is improvign quite a bit on teh defensive end. the jazz as a whole are improving on the defensive end. amen and amen

  • Not Amare
    Jan. 25, 2010 11:14 a.m.

    AK's defense only helps us when he's happy - has anyone else noticed that he's been smiling the last 2-3 games? But, if AK's shooting doesn't kill us, his contract DOES! Let's hope the Russian billionaire buying the Nets will want him THIS YEAR in a trade for Lopez!

  • Re: Trade Idea
    Jan. 25, 2010 11:01 a.m.

    Uh, apparently you don't watch the Suns very much because Amare does NOT 'give a good post presence and help on defense.' The guy is no better than Boozer or Memo on defense - never has been, never will be.

    I live in Phoenix, watch the Suns, and listen to the commentary. Amare is rumored in trades every year because he doesn't do the exact things you think he could provide for the Jazz.

    Besides, what makes you think the Suns would want CJ Miles? Or Memo for that matter - who's not exactly having a great year and just signed an extension.

  • AFan
    Jan. 25, 2010 10:58 a.m.

    Amare for Miles & Memo doesn't work. The Jazz are over the salary cap. Kirilenko would work, but would either team make the trade. It would just about be a wash for both teams. I think Kirilenko would love it, however. Boozer & Miles would work, but the Jazz take on payroll and gain another year on a team busting contract. If you are really interested in getting Amare then you would probably have to throw in Korver along with Miles & Memo. That would be interesting, but I'm not sure I'd like to see Memo or Korver leave.

  • Trade Idea
    Jan. 25, 2010 10:42 a.m.

    What if the Jazz got Amare for the likes of Miles and Memo? What do you think? Amare would give a good post presence and help on defense, which would help the Jazz against other bigs and in the playoffs.

  • who cares
    Jan. 25, 2010 10:25 a.m.

    So.....the the challenge is to make the playoffs?........thrilling

  • harp
    Jan. 25, 2010 10:07 a.m.

    The Jazz can beat anybody in the west but the Lakers. The way their playing right now they have a good chance if they can keep it going.

    Jerry is doing a great job. So y'all need 2 Layoff.

  • Jim C
    Jan. 25, 2010 9:41 a.m.

    The thing that worries me is our record against the West. I believe we have either the worst or second to the worst record against the conference of the playoff teams. Our in division record isn't great either. One would have to think that would catch up to us at some point. Right now the schedule looks favorable, I just don't know if we are that good? Jerry seems to look foolish every time he does something else because of an illness or injury. He certainly has botched the whole AK situation over the past couple of years. Seems like AK and a few others could play a lot better if they were managed better and or given a vote of confidence? But hey what do you want for a 6 million dollar coach a motivator......nah. Sloanaholics would say the old school approach is working just fine!

  • re: no #3 seed
    Jan. 25, 2010 9:16 a.m.

    You are wrong.

    The Jazz won't be 8. They will either get it going and move up or they will miss altogether.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 25, 2010 8:49 a.m.

    Please don't play the Laker again in the first round. We can't beat them in a series and I don't want to see Gasol's face anymore than I have to. (or Kobe, fisher, Nicholas, etc.)

  • Just Win!
    Jan. 25, 2010 8:08 a.m.

    If the Jazz will just make up their minds to win every game then they will not be playing musical chairs at the bottom of the heap but sparing for a respectable seat at the top. They have what it takes! Go Jazz! I think there is only one top seat so why don't they sit in it.

  • no #3 seed for Jazz
    Jan. 25, 2010 8:07 a.m.

    Jazz will not be a 3 seed, it will goes as follows:
    1. Lakers
    2. Nuggets
    3. Mavericks
    4. Blazers
    5. Spurs
    6. Thunder
    7. Suns
    8. Jazz

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 25, 2010 1:06 a.m.

    The jazz is playing very well lately. I wouldn't be surprised if they end up being in the top three of the western conference. Keep it up, Jazz!

  • So
    Jan. 25, 2010 12:47 a.m.

    we will see how this eratic team performs. Have they really changed to be competitive night after night? right now we are the best of the worst, or is it, worst of the best????????? Most agree,we need to fill some vacancies to be playoff competitive.