Uninspired effort for Jazz leads to blowout loss to the Trail Blazers

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  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    Not sure if my last post went through.

    Positives- Favors, Kanter, Burks, Hayward, Evans
    negatives- CJ, Raja, Memo, Jefferson

    Jefferson is a black hole that does not play defense. Harris is a back up, and turns the ball over too often, and is not a great shooter. Millsap is good, but should be a 6th man, Favors has way more upside, and defense. I am still excited about Josh Howard. It was a low risk deal, and if he does well, maybe he stays on. At least signing him can add some depth and take some pressure off the young guys and be a little insurance on the roster. Watson is a decent back up.

    With the right situation I would not mind seeing Jefferson, Harris, or Millsap traded. I love Millsap, but emotions aside, Favors is much more valuable to have, and if Millsap will not embrace a role off the bench, trade him. Please bury Raja and CJ at the end of the bench and only use Memo if necessary.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 10:13 a.m.

    I saw a lot of positives-

    Favors, Kanter, Burks, Hayward, Evans. Al Jefferson is a black hole and plays awful defense, even worse than Boozer. Bell is too old. Miles is streaky and has even worse defense than Jefferson. Devin Harris is a backup not a starter, and they should trade him if the opportunity presents itself since he will bolt to Dallas when he becomes a free agent anyway. Millsap is a stud, but should come off the bench. He is undersized in this league, and Favors has way more upside, not to mention good defense. I like the youth, I say anyone else on the roster should be on the trading block if the right opportunity comes. But please, put Raja and CJ at the end of the bench, and Memo for that matter.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Dec. 21, 2011 5:48 a.m.

    corbin should just play the players who are actually good...CJ is probably the best...practice player we have...start him during practice sessions...then dump him in the bench game time...i hope corbin started the lineup that we had at the end of last year...

    2nd team should be

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Dec. 20, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    Man in Charge,

    Portland also drafted Drexler, and was also beat by MJ 23 in the Finals in the 90's.

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    Dec. 20, 2011 8:52 p.m.


    "Portland has 1 Championship"

    Back from when the NBA was a 9 team league. Portland could've gotten more but they drafted Bowie over Michael Jordan and Oden over Durant. Now they are stuck try to steal players from the Jazz because they can't develop the players they have. They need another team to do it.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 6:26 p.m.

    Some additional thoughts regarding last night:
    * There's reason to get excited about our youth!
    * Okur looked mobile, was active, and played within the offense.
    * Evans can be valuable on the floor, as long as we're playing a shooter at 2.
    * AJ may not be coachable; is he good enough at the 4 to let him dictate?
    * Wish I could have seen Tinsley run the team for 5-8 minutes.
    * Josh Howard is still always open.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 6:20 p.m.

    Looks to me we are picking up right where we left off.
    * CJ looks lost away from the ball
    * Raja a step slow on defense
    * AJ is a black hole on offense
    * The youth (Hayward, Favors, Kanter) earning more playing time

    I guess Ty Corbin wants to reinvent the wheel this season. Instead, we're killing ourselves by proving to the rest of the league CJ and Raja have no trade value.

  • chicagoborn WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 5:58 p.m.

    @Portland Trail Blazers
    Calm down son, it's just a preseason game. Trolling Utah Jazz and Utah Utes articles? That's pathetic. Can't wait for the Bulls to smack around the Trail Blazers when they go play in Chicago. Why is Okur still taking up roster space? These next few Jazz seasons are going to be tough but they won't stay down forever.

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    Dec. 20, 2011 4:37 p.m.

    Same old Jazz. It won't matter what they do with this team, they are not going anywhere. There will be a lot more of this in the year to come. Hey maybe we'll go work on winning the lottery and bring in some more unproven talent. No one worth anything wants to play in Utah and we can never trade to get them to come. Face it, we are just going to be one of the leagues punching bags. Sure glad I never fell for season tickets.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    I watched the game and don't listen to what others say about it. It seems to me that the problem with the Jazz are the older players. They put us in a hole and Corbin had no choice but to put in the younger players. The Jazz brass must realize that players like Okur have had their time and now should give way to the newer generation. We will not be a competitive team until we bring in younger and more athletic players. Favors should be the starter, not come off the bench. The younger players will only get better. The older players like Jefferson, Okur, Harris, and Bell will only get worse and need to be replaced.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 3:11 p.m.

    Losing is probably going to be something we need to learn how to deal with, at least for this yr but I think by the end of the year these young guns will be playing much better. Favors looked good but still has alot of leaning and improving to do, Hayward looked pretty good , just didn't hit his shots , he does need to be on the floor though, he plays smart and sees the floor and makes his teammates better. Burks looked good in spurts, has alot to learn but showed good athleticism and good skill set. Kanter looked scared and lost alot of the time but still played hard and was very good on the boards. Evans looked good and needs more PT, These young studs and one or two more in this next draft should provide a very good group of players to build a strong team to challenge OK city in the future. I have tried to stay positive about CJ (and I still hope he proves consistent) but I thought both Hayward and Burks showed they will be better than CJ and they need PT.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 2:33 p.m.

    Portland is the same team that blew a game 7 lead in L.A. while up 15 late in the fourth quarter. The same team that fell to the Chicago Bulls that the Jazz fell to. The same Portland team that had half their roster have trouble with the law back when Rasheed was there. The same Portland team that has not been past the first or second round of the playoffs in who knows how long. The Jazz at least made the WCF recently. Portland is always the same story. Good team, good homecourt, early playoff exits, injury problems and around and around we go.

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Portland has a good team but will be competing with Utah for the Northwest. Portland was simply hitting their shots. That does not always happen.

    Isn't Portland the team that had multiple players arrested while in Salt Lake City because they really like young children?

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    So going back to my last post, that would mean that the Golden State Warriors who are awful every year, the New Jersey Nets, again, awful every year, the Milwaukee Bucks, awful as well, and teams like Philly who have been bad so many times for so long are better franchises? By the way when these lowly teams won their titles, they were in a different city, or it was so long ago that Bob Dole was probably a teenager back then. Get a clue. Now that the Lakers are done and on the decline, it will be beautiful to watch their fans rely on the past to tell how great their team is. Then there are Portland fans that brag about winning a title 33 years ago. Like that is relevant.

  • LAJazzFan Los Angeles, CA
    Dec. 20, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    I hope that AJ does better between now and March, so the Jazz can get something of worth for him before the trade deadline. Guy stunk it up on both ends of the floor last night. Our second highest paid player, Harris, wasn't much better. We'll see how Wed goes, but it looks like "back to the drawing board".

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    The comment about never winning a ring is garbage. The Jazz have made the playoffs more times in the past 25 years than any other franchise. They did not win a ring because MJ 23 was in the way, unlike San Antonio and L.A. who played some cream puffs in the finals. The Rockets conveniently won their back 2 back titles when MJ was gone. Here is a list of franchises without a ring:

    Phoenix Suns
    Atlanta Hawks
    Cleveland Cavs
    Indiana Pacers
    Utah Jazz
    Denver Nuggets
    Charlotte Bobcats
    Toronto Raptors
    N.O. Hornets
    Memphis Grizzlies
    OKC Thunder

    So all those franchises are garbage then right? By the way Portland won 1 back in '78 and Miami only has 1, and Dallas only has 1. So why don't we just gut the NBA down to NY, L.A. Chicago where the players only want to go play, and get rid of all these "garbage" teams. By the way when was the last time the Knicks were even relevant? Only ignorant fans make such ridiculous comments. At least in Jazz town we have real fans, and succeed in a market where almost no player wants to come.

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:55 p.m.

    Portland has 1 Championship, San Antonio has what, 4, the Rockets have 2, Pistons have 3, And need I say Da Bull's, The Lakers and as much as I don't want to say.. the Celtics... This is all recent for the most part, What has that team from Utah done... ever?

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:30 p.m.


    Maybe Carbin was not thinking! The season may be a short one from the sound of things. Okur is through, gone, had it.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    Favors, Kanter, Burks, Hayward, Evans. That is a pretty good young core. Millsap, Jefferson, Howard, Harris are good vets. Watson is a decent back up. Miles, Bell and Okur should be buried at the end of the bench and only used when absolutely necessary. Millsap would be a good sixth man, but he refuses to embrace that roll. Jefferson needs to pick it up defensively. Miles plays no defense and is streaky offensively. I like Bell, but with his age and where the Jazz are right now, he should be used very little. Memo can help us in certain situations, but there is too much young talent in front of him. Starting five-


    Howard is not ready to start, but I would rather see him than Miles or Bell. Sometimes Millsap can play the 3, and so can Evans. Just not for long stretches. Millsap would be a great sixth man.

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    Way to start the pre-season for the team from Utah... I only hope more and more of that comes from the regular season.. The wife and I are planning a trip to Portland soon... I will take a picture of a real NBA Championship banner while I'm there.

  • ricecakes Murray, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    The worst part about the game was the selfish play, few assists. They looked totally lost, especially the "veterans". Raja Bell--what a total waste of floor space.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Dec. 20, 2011 11:03 a.m.

    True it was a hard game to watch. But you "young" tech freaks that more than likely haven't played any organized sports past middle school need to relax. This isn't like pushing buttons on overpriced tech garbage where results are immediate, this is instead a team sport that requires time to achieve success.
    I seen a couple players last night that impressed me and think things will be O.K. sooner than later. Example Favors, Evans(for the mins played) and Burks were positives. Kanter is probaly somewhat of a project and Hayward had a terrible night but more than likely will rebound. Throw in Milsap, Howard, and I believe that to be the neucleus of this years team.
    For you immediate success freaks, go buy some more overpriced tech garbage to entertain yourselves with and let us fans of hope and promise enjoy watching something given time mature! Bye.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 10:52 a.m.

    Liked the fact that some of the youngsters have game.
    Game was not controlled well with a point guard. Our system has always been controlled with a point guard. Too much one on one and our shooters aren't that great from the outside.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 10:49 a.m.


    Well enjoy the Lake show this year. You gave Lamar Odom away, Kobe is on the decline and the JV Clippers are on the rise.

  • williary Kearns, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 10:45 a.m.

    Chalk this one down to an exhibition as to why guys like Okur, Raja and Miles should be seeing plenty of minutes on the bench this year.

    Youth movement starts Wednesday night. Let the young guys play. The older guys seem uninterested, slow, bored and just bad.

  • Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 10:20 a.m.


    I love making Jazz fans all up-tight and angry.

    Portland is not moving, Allen is not putting the team up for sale.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    @Portland Trail Blazers

    Portland is a good franchise with a good fan base. They are similar to the Jazz. Let's not get too cocky over a preseason contest though. The Jazz are going to have a tough year, but it will be fun to watch Favors, Kanter, Hayward and Burks develop. To say the Jazz are garbage is an ignorant comment. This franchise has missed the playoff like twice in 25 years, in a small market like Utah no less. Portland does not have a star, and they have some injury proned guys, so watch what you say cause at best, Portland is a first round playoff team right now. Good luck to the Blazers though. After passing on Michael Jordan for Sam Bowie and Kevin Durant for Greg Oden, a Blazers fan must be bitter wondering what might have been....

  • Smithers1 BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 10:03 a.m.

    Hey Portland boy, I mean (Trailgangster)

    You say the Jazz are moving in 4-6 years. Actually the news is your owner is looking the sell the team. HA! Enjoy the Greg Oden, I mean Brandon Roy, I mean whoever else you have for the next year

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Dec. 20, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    "pate123 | 12:08 a.m. Dec. 20, 2011
    Willard, Ut
    The Jazz in the Finals before Portland mark it down; Oh wait, they already have in 97'-98'. "

    Way to show your ignorance, Pate. You didn't know the Blazers have one more NBA Championship than the Jazz? (1978)

    Jazz fans: Another season of losing. Sorry.

    -A Laker Fan.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 9:38 a.m.

    To all you Sloan haters....good thing we changed away from Sloans defensive strategies because "....you were all so tired of watching wide open 3's....."

    So much for that. The defense, especially by the veterans, was an absolute joke. The wide open threes were as bad or worse than last year. Horrific effort by the veterans. The young players at least have an excuse to get burned but at least they put forth some effort.

    If this is all the veterans have then we will be drafting top 5 next year which is not all bad I guess.

    You Sloan haters are going to be eating your words, crow, and all the rest of your uneducated commentary.

    Al Jefferson is a perennial loser who destroys any offensive flow. The ball goes in to him and the offense ceases to exist because he never passes and he does the same thing repeatedly.

    That game, outside of Derric Favors, was an abysmyl mess.

    We have some nice young players but if we have to rely on them now/this early there will be alot of losing before there is any consistent winning. Unfortunately our pathetic veterans may force Corbins hand.

  • jazzfan14 Sandy, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    @ Portland Trail Blazers:

    "The Jazz are not the next OKC Thunder, if anything they are the next Vancouver Grizzlies or Charlotte Hornets."

    I would respond by saying the Trail Blazers are not the next OKC Thunder either. In fact, they are closer to being the next Seattle Sonics.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 9:25 a.m.

    It's just as I said last season, and recently on the message board. It's over. The Jazz will be hard pressed to win 20 games in a strike shortened season, and will NOT make the playoffs. This is not a quality NBA team that is going anywhere this year. I'm just going to enjoy the season and see what happens. I am not a bandwagon Jazz supporter. I'm not jumping off the wagon or criticizing them or anything of the kind. The are what they are. We are a small market team and will struggle. Get used to it, and you folks with rose colored glasses; please....wake up and quit boring us with all your advice about so and so on the team needs to do this or that. The Jazz are snake bit and have the same disease as the Utes....no players to compete. Quit blaming O'Connor and the coaches. It's the players, and the lack of players to compete at the NBA level. Come on.

  • dave22 SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 9:23 a.m.

    B Russ in Ephraim, u are spot on.. Devin Harris better do more than bring the ball past half court then pick up his dribble 40 feet from the basket.. he better get serious about getting in the lane and at least try to beat his man off the dribble to create SOMETHING.

    He looks slow and fragile.. not a good sign. But maybe Corbin will recognize this and let guys like Burks and GH create some offense.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 9:22 a.m.

    OH MY GOSH, I'm so excited the lock out is over! Okay, really, I'm not....

  • ColoJazzFan Aurora, CO
    Dec. 20, 2011 9:22 a.m.

    I was debating on whether or not to re-up my NBA package. This lack of effort on the Jazz is making the decision easy. The newbies are learning how to lose via this downward spiral for the Jazz, thus the future is not so promising.

    "Skill" vs "Will"? I'll take "WILL" any day! That's what the Jazz have been missing the last few years...no heart!!!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Dec. 20, 2011 9:17 a.m.

    It's cute to hear Jazz fans talking about how great the Jazz are going to be in the upcoming season. The talk usually dies off a day or two into the preseason.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 9:07 a.m.

    Harris doesn't seem to distribute the ball and get teamates invoved in the offense. That is a major concern with this team. Alec Burks had more assists than Devin Harris, and 4 less turnovers. Harris might be headed for the trade bait pile along with the players Doug mentioned.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 8:05 a.m.

    If the Jazz have Favors playing like a beast, and Kanter rebounding and CJ, well CJ had a good game last Saturday so his next one should be in the latter half of January sometime.

    Bell should man up, but if CJ still doesn't do what he is paid to do and Okur has an attractive expiring contract then...

  • CAN'T WAIT Cedar City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 8:01 a.m.

    I'm with Bluewombat8. I don't think Corbin is/was the answer to replace a Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan. They better start playing inspired basketball. If the young guys are athletic and hungry let em play. We will be better off with the young guys vs old washed up veterans just out there going through the motions.

  • Captain Kanab, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 7:49 a.m.

    You're probably right Trailblazers, they will probably move the team that up until last year made the playoffs 21 times in a row (who else can say that) and a team with one of the strongest fan basis' in the league. Because a team has a down year or maybe two years doesnt mean anything. I believe Portland has had a couple bad years am i wrong? I think that people make the OKC comparison because we may have had some steals in the draft, a guy that was overlooked, like Kevin Durant ya know? What was that team that overlooked him for a guy whos scouting report said "the knees of a 90 year old man"?

  • peter Alpine, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 6:51 a.m.

    Okur is done as an NBA player because of his achilles injury/surgery. One just can't come back from that injury and perform at an NBA level again. Sorry Jazz fans. What is Corbin thinking starting the five he did?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 20, 2011 6:30 a.m.

    There is a reason why Jerry Sloan resigned in early February of this year. When the spectators put more effort into getting to the game than the players put into playing the game it is time to focus on other interests.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:49 a.m.

    Well back to reality changing the subject to an old familiar one.

    New Defense? HEE HEE HEE HEE

    Okur recovered, ready to go, active?


    Same old thing. Talk just Like Sloan "new Grading System"

    Bell, and Hayward do not even look at the wide open corner 3s. If they had focused giving the ball and someone like Babbitt, but Matthews in more?

    Portland wins by 30.

    If Hayward and Bell will be non existent with "this pack the paint" instead off to a side doing ZERO, might as well see Korver back at least waving his arms like a Chicken late on the shooter.

    At least Favors looked like a beast. Burks looked pretty good except for getting schooled at times Defensively. Kanter and Evans had good moments. Kanter at least aggressive at the basket and the 10 Boards.

    Ah good to be back after 8 months, I see nothing has changed in Corbin/Sloan ball and the loving Sloana.......

  • Bluewombat8 Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:45 a.m.

    Corbin is not a good coach. If thats his new defensive philosophy on display tonight I say take it back, and why did he start Okur when he had to guard a small forward everytime down? Okur looked terrible tonight along with Jefferson, Devin Harris, and Miles again. Lets just start the young guys and let them play, they played with some intensity and passion. booo to that performance but then again it is just preseason

  • palme24 GLEN ALLEN, VA
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    portland trailblazers, how do you think the trailblazers are gonna do this year? they look like a good team, but like always half the team will be crippled come playoffs and theyll have another first round exit, like always. yes the jazz are teh next okc thunder because the players will be properly coached, nate mcmillan os one of the worst coaches in the league, remember the trailblazers were the bottomfeeders of the nba not too long ago, and the jazz wont be good but definitely not the worst team in the league. soon the trailblazers wont be any better than the jazz because once lamarcus' contract runs out he'll join a superteam somewhere else in teh league, and portland will be no better than utah is right now. just think before you post about how wll your team is gonna do before you rag on anyone elses team

  • pate123 willard, ut
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:19 a.m.

    @portland Trailblazer. Interesting that ESPN is reporting that Paul Allen is selling the team! Funny you mention teams that are on the market. The Seattle Blazers, Vancouver Blazers; both have nice rings my friend!

  • Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:17 a.m.

    Please leave Utah Jazz, you're an embarrassment to the state.

  • JazzRule Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:10 a.m.

    You guys realize that Portland Trail Blazers poster is nothing but a career troll right?

    Don't get mad at him. He is just angry that his team is nothing but a 1st round exit and that their team is plagued with health problems.

    Sorry, but that squad that the Blazers is sporting will never be a championship caliber team.

    Wes Mathews is too small for a SG and it showed in the playoffs last year, I'm glad hes gone.

    Felton is overweight and will wear down halfway through the season.

    Gerald Wallace is a tweener.

    LA is alright, but will probably get Roy'd or Oden'd or what should we call it. Seriously, what in the water there in Portland. ROFLROFLROFL.

    Seriously, what do you guys have to look forward to? I'll answer for you, mediocrity. That team will never be a contender, and you wont get a pick to become champ contenders.

    Jazz have top caliber rooks and sophs and have more coming this next year. They have a bright future, not one stuck i mediocrity for a decade.

    You guys haven't been relevant since Drexler, enjoy the perennial mediocrity friend :)

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:09 a.m.

    Portland Trail Blazers,
    I think Utah is more like the Indiana Pacers. A lot of good pieces, nothing great, and could scratch their way into the playoffs if they were in the eastern conference.

  • pate123 willard, ut
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:08 a.m.

    The Jazz in the Finals before Portland mark it down; Oh wait, they already have in 97'-98'.

  • satch Highland, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:05 a.m.

    I enjoyed watching some of the younger guys. I can't believe CJ is still on our roster???

    One thing for sure is, I would be surprised if we won more than 22 games. Starters not much there. We have a long way to go.

  • Soccerbum29 Richfield, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 12:00 a.m.

    Please stop Blazers. You are just embarassing yourself

  • Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    Utah Jazz to Seattle or Kansas City in 4-6 years, mark it down.

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    Dec. 19, 2011 11:36 p.m.

    Portland Trailblazer

    The Grizzles aren't in Vancouver anymore they have been in memphis for 10 years so you better get your facts straight.

    BTW the Grizzles knocked off the Spurs in the playoffs last year so I will gladly take that comparison.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Dec. 19, 2011 11:29 p.m.

    Portland Trailblazer

    When they do that in the regular season then you can talk. But I doubt your a real blazer fan anyways I think you are just bitter that the jazz didn't draft jimmer.

    Good Job Favors. 25 and 12.
    Good Job Kanter 6 and 10.

    If Kanter can rebound like that, he will get playing time.

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    Dec. 19, 2011 11:22 p.m.

    Portland Trailblazer

    "The Jazz are not the next OKC Thunder, if anything they are the next Vancouver Grizzlies or Charlotte Hornets. HA!"

    So why should they move to seattle? Seatlle let the thunder move away? The city of Seattle is the dumbest in the world and besides you will never see your team in person if the jazz leave. Think about that.

  • Soccerbum29 Richfield, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    Dear Portland Trail Blazers,

    I have one question for you my good sir, Why? Why do you troll the Jazz message boards so much? If you are a Blazers fan then why dont you go to a Portland website? OR is it that you are so starved for attention you need to troll Des News constantly? Yes the Jazz got whooped and yes the Blazers most likely will do better than the Jazz but for reals man, let Jazz fans cheer on our team in peace. P.S if Des news didnt moderate these comments this comment would be far more colorful. P.P.S With your arguement that aldridge didnt play we could counter with that Milsap didnt play. You know him? He is the guy who dropped 11 points in 29 seconds against the Miami Heat? That guy your team tried to but couldnt get?? cheers mate

  • Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 11:07 p.m.

    Note to Jazz fans....

    The Jazz are not the next OKC Thunder, if anything they are the next Vancouver Grizzlies or Charlotte Hornets. HA!

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 10:58 p.m.

    Players like Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, and Enes Kantor cannot be denied playing time. You decide. I have.

  • Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    Good thing Portland did not have Aldridge playing or this game would've been even uglier for the Jazz. Can't wait for the regular season to start.

    It's too bad Portland wasn't given better competition in the pre season to get them ready for the regular season. Wish it would've been Portland vs either Oklahoma City or Denver, both are major upgrades in competition versus playing the Jazz. Playing the Jazz is boring, and it only makes it worse that it's pre season. The Jazz looked terrible, this is going to be a long season for them.

    Wesley Matthews is a stud, I'm glad he's rockin it in a Blazers uniform.

    Jefferson and Okor are garbage. Actually the entire Jazz team is garbage.