Utah Jazz: Corbin & Co. 'love' their chances to make playoffs

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  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    March 30, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    Oops,accidentally hit the submit button. I was saying that during most of Sloans years as coach you had 2 of the top 50 players in the history of the NBA and your not going to reduce their minutes very much. But it was after Stock and Malone left that Corbin developed guys like D-Will and Matthews. I'm pretty sure that if Sloan had young players like Corbin has, they would have been getting more playing time. I will give Corbin credit for Hayward's development, but Burks, Favors, and especially Kanter are not being utilized like they should. And Marvin Williams, Tinsley, and Watson continue to get time they don't deserve while even good players like Millsap and Jefferson also take up more time than they should when they will likely be out of here next year.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    March 30, 2013 8:21 a.m.

    Again, it comes back to the draft picks the Jazz had during Sloans tenure. You say he rarely played rookies but how many of those rookies went on to have big careers in the NBA after the Jazz? Sloan didn't have big time lottery picks like Corbin does to work into the lineup. Plus, how much time can you give rookies when yo

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    March 29, 2013 9:37 p.m.

    Wesley Matthews was a rare rookie to earn time in Sloans lineup. Remember the famous meeting between Larry and Slaon that finally got Daron Williams on the court (as a starter). Jerry wasted more talent than you remember. Most of the time Jerry made the playoffs only to get bounced in the first round. Malone and Stockton saved him. I do have issues with Corbin! But I think his hands are tied by the Millers, and the falling attendance will be our chance to see if Greg wants to keep them in Utah, or sell them and make a huge profit. I'm watching this game tonight and Jefferson leaves the game, the Jazz come back, he comes in and right to the hoop the Blazers go. He is the biggest reason of all failures on this team. He doesn't play any defense at all. I'm sure if Corbin sat his highest paid player (devaluing him) for rookies that he will have next year, the Millers would fire him.

  • Itsnotjustagame Cedar Hills, UT
    March 29, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    Well said, Iowa.

    Although you can't live in a world of coulda, shoulda, woulda, you would be naive to ignore the recent losses and think they are going to do well over the last 10 games. Both of those Knicks (the new Thuggets) games were embarrassing.

    And finishing in 8th isn't a moral victory. We'll get swept yet again - no matter how badly I want otherwise.

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    March 29, 2013 9:58 a.m.

    I do not "love" the Jazz's chances of making the playoffs. I was still holding on to a thread of hope until the New York game. When the geriatric Knicks, with three of their best players sitting on the bench, at ESA on the second night of a back to back, subdued the Jazz, it seemed no longer realistic to hope.

    Still, if they manage somehow, with Kanter out, to pull this one out tonight in Portland, maybe that hope will start stirring again. But I don't "love" their chances. They've blown too many better chances before.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    March 29, 2013 8:55 a.m.

    Sloan generally didn't have young lottery picks to work into the system like Corbin does. Coach Sloan teams were so good every year that we never got lottery picks with a few exceptions like Deron Williams. Sloan got Williams into the starting lineup by his 2nd year because he deserved to be there. When Sloan had rookies like Malone and Stockton, believe me he developed them quickly. Also, how do you explain Wes Mathews? He wasn't drafted by anyone but by the end of his rookie year he was starting and a valuable member on this team. So the point is when Sloan had good young talent like Corbin has had since he's been head coach, Sloan developed those young guys quickly. Overall, you can't compare the young talent Sloan usually had to work with, to what Corbin's had to work with.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    March 29, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    It's more than Corbin, it's been the same since Frank Layden was here. Jerry just had better talent to work with. I'm not sure, but I'd bet Jerry never had as young of kids to work into a system as structured as Utah's. Jerry never ever played young rookies, or even gave much of a chance to sophomores. Corbin has given these kids more time than Jerry ever would have! They have just started to run more ball motion offensive sets, which takes the ball out of the post, and they have done better. I'd rather see Utah work on a better draft. That isn't Corbin's call. I've had season tickets since Ricky Green and AD, Jerry was the worst at developing young talent! If you were a point guard or power forward you had a chance. Any other position in Utah was only there to set screens.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    March 29, 2013 7:45 a.m.

    Corbin "loves our chances of making the playoffs". Well that would be fighting for the 8th seed in the playoffs and a quick exit from the playoffs. We did all that last year. Will management ever hold Corbin accountable for actually making the team better and start ending the season as a higher seed with a chance to advance? Attention Management!!- I know Jazz nation will not be satisfied with mediocrity every year. We feel there is enough talent on this team (at least I do), that we should be doing more than fighting for the 8th seed in the playoffs. Corbin needs to be held accountable for making this a better team and that's not happening.