Utah Jazz fall to Golden State Warriors in preseason opener, 83-80

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  • wealth53 orem, utah
    Oct. 10, 2012 11:31 a.m.

    The Warriors are going to be the champions!! They killed the Lakers by 27 and beat the Jazz by 3.

    C'mom guys, it is the pre-season. I think the Jazz have a better team, maybe not super stars...YET, but this could be the season that one or more of the players could become one, Hayward? Favors?, or what about a resurrected Marvin Williams?, I think this team has the potential to surprise people. This year is going to be a great test for Corbin, he has the pieces, let's see how he use them.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 8:20 a.m.

    @Jazz Source

    You bring up a great point. Corbin needs to win because he wants his job. I hope he has the stones to start Favors though.

    @ King Black

    Oh Favors does care. He may say the right things in front of the camera, but NBA players have an ego, especially with the skill set he has.

    @ Brave Sir Robin

    Yes the Jazz lost to a Golden State team who played their starters 36 minutes of the game and still barely beat the Jazz back ups. If pre season mattered, Golden State would be an elite team. Let me get something straight. You are not a Jazz fan, you don't live in Utah, but you troll Jazz posts and comment on them. Looks like you need something to fill your time.

  • King Black Paso Robles, CA
    Oct. 9, 2012 3:14 p.m.

    @ Jazz Source last time I checked Favors played more Minutes than Milsap and Jefferson though it was just 1 more, as DFav said he doesnt care if he starts as long as he gets the minutes which looks like he will be getting. And we all know giving young guys minutes helps them out as well the status of starting means nothing hey he could start Favors and only play him for 10 minutes a game, fact is Milsap has gotten better every season every season in scoring, I bet he scores more per game this year than last im betting his range becomes more deadly just as his mid range jumper was which will = Beast mode on offense for milsap.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    Several of you posters seem to be missing the point about Corbin not starting Faovrs. For Corbin there is no future...his contract ends with this season. He is trying to secure a multimillion dollar future and that is done with wins. Period.

    We all know the "future" is with Favors but anyone in this league knows that veterans win games which is why Corbin will do the short-sighted thing for his own career and go for immediate wins and play Millsap.

    Corbin has no security if he loses games, which is not tolerated in this market, so he will go for the immediate solution and start Millsap and then try to mesh Favors in for whatever minutes he can pilfer for him.

    I hope this short-sighted behavior does not cost us Favors in the long run. Put yourself in Favors shoes. Does he know he has more athletic talent and brighter future than Millsap? Yes he does and so does Corbin but we see Corbin going with the selfish choice trying to protect his job. I guess in fairness alot of people would do the same thing but nonetheless it will stink from a fans standpoint.

  • Tyler Holladay, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 12:15 p.m.

    @Brave Sir Robin

    Uhm, yes we can easily say Golden State are not as good as the Jazz. Again it is preseason and anyone who knows anything can tell you preseason basketball means absolutely nothing.

    Teams the Jazz will for sure be better than (in the West)

    Golden State
    New Orleans

    The Jazz will be in the mix with teams like Dallas, LA Clippers, Memphis, and Denver.

  • bballjunkie Pleasant Grove, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    Favors needs to start Corbin. Is he the only one not seeing the future?

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Oct. 9, 2012 11:40 a.m.

    @Man in Charge

    Since I'm not a Jazz fan, yes, it would make me happy if they don't make the playoffs. And I like how you say the Jazz not making the playoffs is an "impossibility"....hubris much? Wizards and Bobcats aren't in the West meaning they have no impact on the Jazz's final playoff standings, and the Kings aren't the only West team that's going to miss the playoffs. Name me one other team besides the Kings that's worse than the Jazz - remember, you can't say Golden State.

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    Oct. 9, 2012 11:32 a.m.

    Brave sir Robin.

    In case you didn't know, Preseason doesn't tell you anything about a team. The warriors beat lakers the night before. Does this mean the Lakers are worse than the Jazz? I think not. Teams like the Timberwolves can go undefeated in the preseason and not make the playoffs. That's how meaningful the preseason is.

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    Oct. 9, 2012 11:28 a.m.

    John Wicks.

    They have 1 million dollars on the payroll for next summer. They can easily resign Millsap if they want.

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    Oct. 9, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    Brave Sir Robin

    You wanted the jazz to tank. As if tanking makes a team better. Look at the Wizards, Bobcats and Kings. If the jazz don't make the playoffs which is an impossibility will that make you happy? Would you rather have your kid get an F than a C+?

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Oct. 9, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    And we've arrived at the day that we await every October when reality comes crashing down on Jazz fans. This is just like the day every September when reality comes crashing down on BYU fans. You just lost to the Golden State Warriors (!!!). You just put up 80 points on the Golden State Warriors (!!!). With any luck, the Jazz will sneak into the last playoff spot like they do every year. Without any luck, they're lottery bound.

  • Aggie84 Idaho Falls, ID
    Oct. 9, 2012 8:58 a.m.

    Different year, same story. I'm glad the Aggies will be competitive. I'll spend my money watching a good team play.

  • John Wicks Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 7:10 a.m.

    If Corbin won't start Favors then he should be fired. Millsap is leaving as a free agent and Favors is the future of the franchise. Wake up Ty or you will be long gone. One game into the start of a new season and your already making dumb decisions!

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 4:53 a.m.

    The Jazz will be competitive this year like they usually are. They have good bigs, capable shot makers and a bench. What they lack? A superstar. This means they probably cannot compete with L.A, OKC and San Antonio. I did not include Dallas because I think they are on a big decline. Then in the East they cannot compete with Miami. So I think the Jazz are probably in the top 10 best teams in the league.

    What I am afraid of is that Ty won't start Favors. I love Millsap, but you can't let emotion get in the way. We have seen how far Jefferson and Millsap can take us. I would like to see one or both traded and plug in Favors and Kanter and let the "future" begin now. They could certainly get some value back because of the expiring contracts, and they would still have a good mix of vets to stay competitive. I would rather sacrifice a few wins and get these guys developed than keep winning enough to get a 6-8 spot and go out in the first round.