Brad Rock: Utah Jazz forward Josh Howard known as 'The Spurs Killer'

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  • Bigpics West Haven, UT
    April 29, 2012 3:18 a.m.

    The Jazz have chemistry and the now fragile Howard's still getting his legs under him. I'd bring him off the bench for at least a few more games for his conditioning, shooting eye and to mesh with the units, and give him 4th quarter time if he's getting it done - but limit him to 20-25 minutes.

    Even if the Spurs win the first two.

    Also as noted before me, he's most effective as a slasher and generally disruptive force on both ends of the court AND during the transition game - not when jacking up long J's, and that takes more knee strength.... ...another reason to work him in rather than toss him in.

  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    April 28, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    Tall ball only works in stretches. We can't do it the whole game, and knowing Popovich, we will have to change things up quite a bit. I am excited to see what some of our veterans can do during this series. If Howard wants to be effective, he needs to avoid the CJ Miles syndrome of jacking up outside shots like he was doing in the first quarter of the Suns game. I don't have any delusions of winning this series, but you never know. A few years ago, we were all fully expecting to be rocked by the Nuggets, and they barely gave us a series. An injury to Tony Parker would kill the Spurs in my opinion. Playoffs are just exciting either way. I am proud of my team for overcoming a lot this year.

    Not sure why "Fan29" calls himself a fan at all. Go root for the Lakers if you are going to be a deadbeat.

  • fan29 Cedar Hills, UT
    April 28, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    Rock you are a dreamer!! Josh Howard nor anyone else on the Jazz will be a difference with the Spurs. Jazz will be done in 4 games!!! Don't deserve to be in the playoffs!!

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    April 28, 2012 8:54 a.m.

    Tall ball is what has been working. The big three, Favors, Milsap and Jefferson. Taking away from their minutes is like shooting yourself in the foot. Howard is coming off an injury and should be used only in doses. If he gets hot great, then I'm sure we'll go with it.

  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    April 28, 2012 8:44 a.m.

    He will help the young guns. I have been very impressed with him on and off the court. Go Jazz. I don't know why but i dislike the Spurs.Because they are a clss organization

  • EightOhOne St. George, UT
    April 28, 2012 8:16 a.m.

    hey "rockmonster", you forgot to add that he doesn't respect the national anthem