Utah Jazz: Big Al Jefferson carries Jazz on his (injured) back in victory over Magic

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  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 9:49 p.m.

    Comments are too negative. Yes, the Jazz have much to work on, but they are improving. Fact is the Jazz getting back to the Finals is not in the foreseeable future. Enjoy the positive instead of dwelling on the negative.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Dec. 6, 2012 7:37 p.m.

    i'd still vote to trade big Al...he should have a big game...since Orlando's starters are 2nd and third string players for other teams...but faced with tougher opponents...and really good NBA defense/offense...i would trade him still in a heart beat...if...the Lakers fold when Nash comes back...and Gasol is made available...even though he is 32...he still has probably 3-5 yrs left...just to have that solid veteran prescence that has won it all and would provide leadership...maybe we could swing a deal?...if not...i would be targeting future role players for the team...and accept the fact that we need our young guys to log heavy minutes if we ever want them to improve...probably Tyler Zeller + Jeremy Pargo and a draft pick...i'd probably take a swing at trading for Brandon Knight...and probably grab Andre Drummond and Kyle Singler...then try to hire Nate Mcmillan as coach...or probably ask bernie bickerstaff to coach...Monty Williams would've been ideal as a coach...i'd probably try to get Karl to be the big man/conditioning coach...

  • Mighty Mouse Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 6, 2012 4:23 p.m.

    The pattern I see with this year's Jazz is that they always let the opponent dictate the pace and intensity of the game. They do a pretty good job hanging with opponents but they do not impose their own pace and intensity. The ingredient that is lacking is leadership. Someone on the team has to step up and lead teammates to play at a higher level of effort and passion instead of just matching what the opposition is doing. So far no one appears ready to assume that role.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 3:17 p.m.


    Uh, you do realize that the Magic missed most all of their 3 point attempts right? They shot a horrific 3pt%. If the Jazz could make opponents shoot the 3 like that on a consistent basis we would win 65% or more of our games.

    It is the paint the Jazz need to defend better not the 3 point line.

    Jefferson gives up more than he gets every game. He is a defensive doormat. Unfortunately for us he is our only consistent offensive threat.

    What a mess.

    I like Mo Williams toughness but I am getting real tired real fast of his undisciplined shot selection. He jacks up shots without running a set and nobody is in position to rebound and he is not even in good position to get off that good of a shot. It just looks selfish like...I'm going to get mine.

    If Watson did not shot such a horrible % I would almost prefer him...he is more of a pure point guard, pushes the ball better, and most of the time gets others involved more consistently.

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    Jazz finished strong. If they could just take their home game attitude and performance on the road with them. Still need to defend the three better, but overall I thought that it was a good showing. Al was a beast. If he's making 18 to 20 foot jumpers, game over for the opponent.