Utah Jazz: Unlike rowdy Kings fans, Jazz happy to get out of Sacramento after 120-109 blowout

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  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Feb. 11, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    @ The Real Maverick

    I appreciate your passion, I am also a passionate Jazz fan. I would not call this team one of the most talented teams in the league. They are deep, but deep with role players. Favors, Kanter and Hayward have the ability to be all stars, but they are not there as of right now. Millsap and Jefferson are good players but not superstars. In this league you have to have a superstar to be an elite team.

    The Jazz are on par for what their roster is. 28-24 is about right.

    That said, I think the Jazz could be much much better defensively. They should have won the Bulls game, Millsap let Boozer beat him down the stretch repeatedly. Come on Millsap, Boozer always goes left and you should know that. He made Boozer look amazing and Boozer is a quality player but not a superstar.

    The Kings just flat out ran the Jazz of the floor. They need to get back on defense. If there is one thing I wish the Jazz could change, it would be their defensive culture.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Feb. 11, 2013 12:51 a.m.

    @brave sir robin
    Do you make notes in the early season about who says what on these boards? I have no idea about what the people commenting on this story were saying about the Jazz at the beginning of the season and I doubt you do either. I for one have never abandoned ship nor have I predicted the Jazz would be in the top tier of the west. My feeling has always been we might make the playoffs and then get beat in the first round. I'm a Hugh Jazz fan and always will be and it is because I care that I exercise my right to criticize what I think is going wrong with the team. My ongoing complaint is coaching is holding the Jazz back from moving up the ranks to someday be a top tier team in the NBA. We have some great young talent that will play out their contracts and then move on to teams that will allow them to become great players all while we hang around the middle of the pack. That frustrates me!

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Feb. 11, 2013 12:37 a.m.

    need a new coach...who will coordinate with the GM on the kind of identity his team wants...he could build around the solid 4 young guys that we have...Hayward, Favors, Kanter and Burks...and i strongly believe...with the 4 playing together starting...would be better...than Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap...we just wasted two seasons for the 4 to get minutes and improve rapidly...if they are really..going to build around the four...they should be targeting young players right now that could help the team...you only need one more player...to have the starting 5...make Burks your starting PG...and share duties running the plays with Hayward...both Hayward and Burks...can penetrate...and will pass the ball if needed...Kanter and Favors can handle themselves down low...all they need are minutes to rapidly increase their game time experience...what we need is a shooter...which should have been harrison barnes...but golden state tanked...and proceed with the bench...I would target John Henson from milwaukee as a super sub for Favors and Kanter...along with Ed Davis...and Jimmy Butler of Chicago...

  • Red and Blue VANCOUVER, WA
    Feb. 10, 2013 6:05 p.m.


    That was a "class act" by you to respond to the comments. The DN should be very proud of you. Even better, perhaps you should go to work for the Jazz and add some of you class to their organization. Keep up the good work.

  • dnay Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    The players can blame the crowd all they want but the fact is your team allowed them to score 120 pts. How is it that the team just goes through the motions on defense half the games and they actually play defense the other half. If you play defense you don't get blown out! Look at the Bulls they don't have near the amount of talent Utah does, yet there a better team, because they play DEFENSE! I'm getting sick of the excuses that we just didn't get it going to play hard enough defense, the fact that you know the problem and don't fix it is frustrating. Jazz fans know when your under performing because we're used to team over performing. I put a lot of blame on our coach, when you have some starters not playing defense play your deep bench until that starter starts playing defense. There's reason our best quarter is usually the second it's because those subs play DEFENSE, and they always get us into the game. I would like to see him sit those starters that don't play defense.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 10, 2013 4:06 p.m.

    The people who are abandoning ship in this comments section are the same people who were predicting the Jazz being in the top two in the west during the preseason. Let this be a lesson to you: Next preseason, don't drink the Kool Aid that's being served up by the Jazz and their media lapdogs.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Feb. 10, 2013 3:24 p.m.

    Another efficient performance with limited minutes by Fredette.

  • Jody Genessy
    Feb. 10, 2013 2:56 p.m.

    The Real Maverick, you asked some good questions - some of which have been asked multiple times by myself and other media members. Some, however, are simply unrealistic to ask, especially on deadline.

    I thought the more intriguing overall story was how the Jazz couldn't match the intensity and energy of the Kings or their crazy fans last night. Last night wasn't a surprise by a Jazz team that has straddled mediocrity all season but has mostly survived through injuries with a successful run the past month despite this two-game slide.

    There are other factors that played into my story decisions - a rough deadline being the largest.

    It's possible we have differing views about what my job is and what kind of stories should be written. It's always interesting to hear others' opinions, so thanks for the constructive criticism. I appreciate the other comments, too.


  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 12:55 p.m.

    Even Bolderjack and Boone blundered their way through this mess. Half the time they got the names wrong, once they even credited a basket to Memo "the money man" . Jefferson will be gone in a week, I hope Millsap doesn't get traded. Saps game can only flourish if Jefferson isn't plugging the lane. Jefferson's lack of movement on offense and inability to set a screen kills Millsaps game. Jefferson is also the worst defender in the league, which effects the entire team. Williams is not performing because they run zero offense through him, he is one of the few that will set a screen on this team.

  • millsapfan Provo, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 12:49 p.m.

    Nice work Corbin! Your coaching is some of the best I've seen in a long time. Your knowledge of the game is absolutely phenomenal...

    Just kidding. You're a joke and you're making the entire organization (this includes management, the players, & US FANS) look like a three ring circus. You were a mediocre player at best & your coaching has followed suit. Greg, your dad would not have let this embarrassment go on for this long. We sure do miss you Larry.

    I've been taking my kids (3 of them) to several games a year for the past several years (ya, we're the ones that buy the bundle packs and watch every available game religiously on tv), or should I say, used to be...

  • Coryjc Ogden, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 12:20 p.m.

    The Real Maverick said all that needs to be said about this game and this team.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 10:45 a.m.

    Play the bench...let em start. At least we can see some action and maybe a few more wins.
    they also will need help and encouragement from a good coaching staff.

  • Tyler Ray Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    Tinsley is the most frustrating player to watch right now. He shot 3 three pointers and surprise surprise he missed all 3. Anyone remember his shooting against the Lakers a couple weeks ago? Atrocious! At least twice a game he shoots and badly misses a wide open 3! Also he couldn't stay in front of Thomas for anything. Burks played much better defense on him! I love watching Tinsley's fancy passing and dribbling too, and Watson's ally oops, but they both can't shoot a lick!

  • jazzfanjim Meridian, ID
    Feb. 10, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    djjazzyjody said it a hundred time in his article. the jazz just aren't exciting. what happened to the "earl-e-oop"???? i saw on stub hub the other night you could sit in the lower bowl for 15 bucks. lose or win, if they want interest they need to offer excitement.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 9:59 a.m.

    Nice cop out dnews. So instead of asking Ty Corbin about the game you focus your entire article on sacramento's situation. Nice.

    Why don't you folks do your jobs and ask Ty Corbin why his offensive strategy and execution looks non-existent? Why don't you ask him why he didn't switch to a zone or change the match ups against Thomas? Ya had to do something! Why don't you ask him what changes he will make after yet another embarrassing loss? Why did al and Millsap look so disinterested? Why is Marvin playing at all? Why doesn't burks start? Why can't kanter and favors start since big al and Millsap look like they're already ready for vacation? Can we finally commit to the young players now that this season is being trashed?

    It's time for the dnews and the rest of the media to grow up and do their jobs. Ask big boy questions. This jazz team looks horrible despite being one of the most talented teams in the league. We demand answers and for the fo, coach, and players to be held accountable.

  • Red and Blue VANCOUVER, WA
    Feb. 10, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    How sad! A loser to Sacramento? Come on Miller and Corbin. If you can't do better than that you bother should get out of basketball. We have a lot of talent but no one seems to know how to use them or mold them into a winning team. I repeat, "How sad".

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Feb. 10, 2013 9:25 a.m.

    Sadly, sigh, the Jazz are in a rough position without a viable point guard. With nine potential free agents, there is a great deal of wonder for this squad. When Mo Williams returns, in what shape will he be and in what shape will the Jazz be. With five year rookie contracts, Favors will move into year four and Kanter into year three. What kind of money will they be asking for when the road is "right around the corner"?

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 12:28 a.m.

    I remember when the ESA used to sound like that every game, all game long. Those were the days. Sigh.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 12:02 a.m.

    Thanks Kanter and Burks for your hard work tonight. The rest of the team, and coaching staff acted like they weren't interested in winning this game. Be careful or you might fans no longer interested in buying tickets to pay your inflated salaries!