Utah Jazz big men come up big to put team in postseason

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  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    April 25, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    Jefferson made it happen in the last 3 minutes. Yea, they will get knocked out by SAS in the first round but they NEED the experience. Burkes is a solid player but got schooled by Redd last night. All the kids need the experience of the play-offs to get ready for a championship run. Hopefully, KOC will pick up one more piece of the puzzle through the draft, free agency or trade. I like what I see though.

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    April 25, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    If these players are improving dramatically, supporting each other enthusiastically, respecting their coaches, wanting desperately to win the big one, perhaps they won't want to go to another basketball market and will prefer to stay right here and continue the challenge. I'm so excited that they made it into the playoffs, whatever the outcome. Hope for the future is way big for me, and I have LOTS of hope. I think I'm most excited for Coach Corbin with this win. I have so wanted him to succeed, and he has.

    Go Jazzboys!!! It just gets better!!

  • wealth53 orem, utah
    April 25, 2012 9:59 a.m.

    Resolute voice, your comment does not makes sense, the jazz out of the playoff would have not guarantee a good pick. The best that could happen, it happened, going to the playoff! this team is full of great talent, even if they are blow out of the water in the playoff, it is going to be a great experience for most of those guys, including the coach, and that is guaranteed. This team is probably only one man away plus experience in being a great team, and that man is hard to get from a lottery pick, I think it may comes from a trade, or even from within. Also, I applaud management and coach Corbin in going for the win, it is what winners do in life, they don't fold "hopping" for lady luck smiling on a loser, only cowards and losers do that. Lady luck smile to those who have the courage to win! How do you explain to a kid? "son, sometimes in life you must quit in order to "hope" that you may have a break in life"

  • AJCfan Logan, UT
    April 25, 2012 8:30 a.m.

    @Resolute Voice

    And if the Jazz had have lost... they would have been the best team not in the playoffs. Therefore their odds of getting a high draft pick wouldn't be very good. Besides, if all the good players are just going to leave Utah in a couple years like you say, what would be the point of getting a highly touted draft pick if he's just going to pack up in few years? You're logic makes no sense. Playoff experience is worth far more than a #13 pick in the draft, even if we get hammered by the Spurs. I think the season is a success if we win 1 or 2 games against San Antonio.

    We have a trade exception that we can use in the off-season to pick up a good free agent if it's necessary. There is also still a chance that we'll pick up Golden State's pick too.

  • Resolute Voice Deseret, UT
    April 25, 2012 1:32 a.m.

    The Jazz are in the postseason but at what cost? The Jazz needed a high lottery pick to give them additional options for the future. Now they will be stuck with a marginal player that will contribute very little. While the win is impressive it may have done more damage to the long term viability of this team. In two more years the developed players will move on to bigger markets leaving the Jazz in the same position they were in last season. Yes it was a great win, but do not be surprised if it was actually a loss down the road. A lottery pick would have meant more than meaningless home playoff games and being embarrassed by the Spurs in the first round.