Utah Jazz: Surging Jazz beat Warriors 115-101 in what could be the team's last game together

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  • Call4Moderation Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2013 1:37 a.m.

    Trade deadline is ticking...

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Feb. 21, 2013 12:04 a.m.


    i agree with you...Al Jeff...is a young Carlos Boozer...with better post moves...and Kanter may be 2-3 years away...but Favors needs the game time minutes...and see action against top big men...yes...he will get beaten badly...but with those minutes and with the right coaching...it will serve as motivation for the off-season...plus...he will know exactly what he needs to develop during the off-season..since he would learn from his mistakes...honestly...for me...he needs to get a reliably 15 ft jumper...more fluidity with post moves...ball handling...and more efficient rebounding...how come they dont ask for some of the hall of famer's help...like Moses Malone...

  • dlw7 LOGAN, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 4:48 p.m.

    Why not keep a team together for a couple of years? They get used to each other and can depend on a person to be there when they pass the ball. It take new players time to become adjust to the way the Jazz play. It would seem that everybody has games when they do better than usual and games when they are not so productive. This team is just beginning to fit together...why mess things up???

  • H2OSKI Alpine, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    @BacanaUte "...I get that he is killed on the pick and roll but most bigs are."

    Uh, Kanter and Favors both defend the pick and roll like it should be and make Al Jefferson look like a rookie on defense.

    No doubt AJ has been a beast this year on offense but we saw how well that went in the playoffs last year. He was completely muted when defenses collapsed on him. Tim Duncan almost stopped him all by himself and Duncan is not even known as a great defensive player.

    Any time the opposition needed a basket you just run a pick and roll at Al. A layup or a wide open 3 point shot. Take your pick.

    The big question is whether Favors will be good enough in the playoffs to recover and cover Al's butt on defense. That is why there is more rumors to trade Millsap than AJ. AJ is better better offensively and they believe Favors can cover alot of Als sins so to speak.

    This team is young and growing but without a superstar you won't be going anywhere in the playoffs.

    Bledsoe would be nice but that is a longer term improvement.

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    Feb. 20, 2013 11:13 a.m.

    All the Jazz need is a top 5 PG and they can contend for Western conference championship. Why trade anyone at this point?

  • John Wicks Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 9:34 a.m.

    My guess is that Lindsey will continue his lame duck ways and do absolutely nothing,

  • BacanaUte Holladay, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 8:09 a.m.

    Great win for the Jazz last night. The team really played balanced but as usual Big Al leads the team to another win. The guy has been incredible this year. The Jazz really need to resign him. I get that he is killed on the pick and roll but most bigs are. I also get that fans want to see the youth but from what I've seen of Kanter, he is at least 2-3 years from being truly effective. Honestly I really like the Bledsoe for Millsap deal that is being rumored. Playing time is freed up for Favors and the Jazz get a young PG.

  • 5 Orem, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 7:43 a.m.

    When the jazz play with emotion they are competitive with just about any team in the NBA. So let me suggest that someone create an app which polls the players about 3 hours before game time which will alert all the season ticket holders of what to expect.

    I enjoy watching Al Jefferson when he is playing hard. but I sometimes wonder if he has a "no offensive rebounding" clause in his contract. Most of the time when a shot attempt is made by a Jazz player and while the ball is in the air, he is already moving down court. He rarely even tries to get inside position on the defense.

    Go Jazz, as a team you are looking good.