Utah Jazz muster lackluster effort in 'Nawlins'

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  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 12:33 p.m.

    Just a great victory for Nawlin's, Now how many games had they one before lastnight?.... Let's go OKC!

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 12:27 p.m.

    Jazz seem to need a team leader on the floor, one with some fire and who plays with a flair for excellence...I guess its easy to say that, but they seem like a dull, blunted knife as opposed to a sharp, pointed one.

    Young players seem to hesitate to step up, like Gordon, Derrick, Alex. Show 'em some tape of "Linsanity" and turn 'em loose!

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Feb. 14, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    You are all missing the point of why the Jazz lost last night. Free Throws down the stretch. Burkes missed em, Kanter missed them. This is the Pros. Make the easy shot.

    Please trade CJ and Harris. They both do not fit in the Jerry Jr. offensive. Jerry Jr offense clogs the middle with bigs and does not allow for the guards to penetrate. CJ and Harris need to attack the basket to be effective. You can't do that with Jerry Jr. style of offense. Sloan was in Utah 22 years, name a slasher that played for him? You can't. Jerry was all about clogging the lane with the bigs and so is Jerry Jr.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    In defense of Millsap, he played his guts out the night before and looked wore out. Corbin lost this one! He had that many players at his disposal and couldn't take advantage of a team that had two ten day contract players to suit up to make nine for the game. The second unit came in and held the game close in that first half, they didn't get going until the forth. I agree that C J and Harris need to go! Howard would and should work his way back to the all star he was before sitting out a year and a half. He is way to proven of a player to just let go!

    The problem with the Jazz and some of these guys are the plays they run. You can't expect any of them to develop if they run ninety percent of the offense through one guy. This offense is the same Stockton to Malone that we've seen for years. Except our new Malone, (AJ) doesn't kick the ball out to anyone. Bell was hot last night, missed one shot and then sat out for two quarters. Even when he was in, Jefferson or Harris held the ball until the offense broke down, and anyone that was hot, had to throw up a garbage shot. I watched Hayward, Bell and Howard sit at open wing positions waiting for a quick pass before the defense was set. Harris and Jefferson do not pass the ball, and if they try, it's after they are completely handcuffed.

    You see Howard, Bell, Millsap, and just about any of the others stop in there tracks when Harris or Jefferson or C J have the ball, because they are going to shoot it, never pass it! You hear Corbin yelling move move move to the offense, but the ball stops with those three!

    Corbin has to decide if he is going to let AJ shoot twenty times a night, or Millsap? They both can't if they are on the floor together. If Jefferson is shooting twenty, then Haywards going to shoot five. They need a ball motion offense that gives everyone an open look. Not a throw it into the post and everyone move away to create space, hang out and watch the double or triple team collapse on Jefferson of Millsap. You really can't expect Hayward, Bell and or Howard to see their potential if they are only in there to set screens for Jefferson. C J on the other hand, keeps the rock and try's the one on one approach. He just watches on defense, and will not set picks inside.

    Corbin's inexperience is starting to show. When is doubt he falls back on the old Jerry play book. We really don't need new guards because this offense will not support any kind of outside look. Our guards need to be linebackers that set screens for our low post, Inside to Inside to Inside to Inside game.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 9:51 a.m.

    Oh if only KOC and Miller hadn't pushed Sloan out the door he'd have this group playing great basketball.
    Harris needs to be shown the door, and every minute CJ Miles plays is another reason to get rid of Corbin. Miles doesn't care about anything but taking shots, he doesn't even care if they go in as long as he gets his shots. His defense is pathetic. We could trade Harris and Miles and even if all we get in return is free partking at the opponents arena it's a good trade.
    It's time for a change, how hard is that to see KOC? Of course KOC is still angry that his lies have been exposed and is pouting in a corner somewhere.

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    Feb. 14, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    Simply unforgivable.

    Yet I will forgive them IF they pull off a miracle win in OKC tonight . . . .

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 14, 2012 8:58 a.m.

    The starters came out and played good, then the 2nd unit came in and stunk up the joint in the last of the 1st quarter and start of 2nd. When the starters came back it was total disaster until the last of the 3rd quarter and in the 4th. It's just terrible the effort given at times by veteran players. A tweak is needed by the trade deadline or we will be singing this same song until seasons end I think.
    I've seen enough of Miles, Harris and Howard, Get them gone Ty,through trades,and the exception you hold. Big Al does light it up, but isn't it funny he has never been on a winner? No defense and being a "blach hole" maybe has something to do with this. Roll a few heads Jazz and try to get better now better than later because quite frankly you are not going to make the playoffs this year anyway.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 8:51 a.m.

    We have seen more than enough of Harris to know he is not working out. He is a point guard who doesn't know how to play his position. It's Tinsley thirty already. Scrap the Harris project and throw him in on a trade. Go with Tinsley and Watson at the point and make developing our young guns the top priority. The wins will come later but for now development of our young talent is crucial.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Feb. 14, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    Favors, Kanter, Burks, Watson, Hayward: erased all but 3 points of a 17 point deficit. Shouldn't that tell everyone something? They played in crunch time against quality opposition. The Jazz have to throw the ballast over the side or the Titanic sinks. They can win with the second line players. They just have to get more subs. Obviously, the starters have to go. Corbin feels that he can motivate the stars. He can't. He has Secretariat and Man-a-War sitting on the bench. Go with the thourghbreds even if they are yearlings. Send the over the hill group to where they send retired racehorses where they can eat all day. You have big time horses to pull the firewagon and you are using ones that should go to the glue factory.

  • Hugh G. Hater Swat Lake City, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 7:38 a.m.

    Get rid of Turnover Harris.

    Burks did a great job trying to salvage the game.
    Too bad the young players are getting the Sloan treatment.

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 7:17 a.m.

    HOOOOOW embarrrrraassssssing!!!

    Go Jazzboys!! (I still love you, but you are breaking my heart and driving me craaaaazy!!)

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Feb. 14, 2012 6:28 a.m.

    They lost to the under manned Knicks and they lost to the pitiful Hornets....the way things are going they'll probably get lost coming home.

  • Dukester VANCOUVER, WA
    Feb. 14, 2012 4:59 a.m.

    Who does one blame for such poor and inconsistant play? The players, the coach, the owners! Its really sad and getting very difficult to watch such a sad caliber of basketball.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Feb. 14, 2012 1:23 a.m.

    Al Jefferson seems to be the spokesman for everything that goes wrong, after a latest debacle that I picked would happened beforehand. AL look in the mirror. I projected NO to win 99-92 because still did not trust out maturity or our Coach, who is a soft nice guy. Corbin to me will never be able take the Jazz to the promised land. He has held back our young players. It was nice to see the young guys finishing the game and it was great. At this point I would rather see an energetic Burks make 5 mistakes and play with his energy and skill. Certainly over stale bread Devin Harris. Josh and Paul and AL looked like old men getting out of bed today after a long night out. In fairness to Paul, I do not think he is healthy. Corbin, if course, will go right back to his starting lineup tonight instead of sending a message. For me it is obvious. We have good young talent here but if they do not play this season is a total waste.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 1:15 a.m.

    Sure glad I did not watch this embarrasing travesty where we lost our Professional status. Where was Coach Corbin when all this was going on. We need some discipline Ty, discipline. When a team is falling apart the coach should be too. Maybe you were, but unless these players are benched and punished for lack of interest and performance the loss must be partly laid at your feet.Lets get a no nonsense attitude and let the fans and players alike know that we do not approve of this kind of dismal play.Who are the starters for Oklahoma? This is going to be another nightmare loss if we do not get things pulled together.