Utah Jazz: Postseason or offseason? It all comes down to one night

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  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    April 18, 2013 7:43 a.m.

    Jazz seem to be about nepotism. I see Hornacek on the bench because he was a Jazz player, no other team wants him to come spoil the shooting on their team. He has yet to improve the shooting of one player for the Jazz.

    Corbin who was an assistant for years could still benefit by a few more years assisting it seems. The Jazz had a great Williams but traded him and got a good Williams in return but the outcome is no playoffs. I would say the management needs to figure a way to employ coaches like Phil Jackson instead of the next guy on the bench.

    The management here are not contenders so neither is the team.

    The players cannot contend in their current state, something has to change. The management is likely to pat themselves on the back as they re-sign some of the Jazz free agents meaning they are bringing back a group who has proven themselves unworthy to win in this league.

    No meaningful free agents will come to the Jazz.

    Greg there needs to be a major shake up or else sell this painful to watch franchise

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    April 17, 2013 4:34 p.m.

    The way the Jazz have played down the stretch, they don't deserve to be in the playoffs.

  • Long term Kimberly, ID
    April 17, 2013 2:40 p.m.

    The one thing I am worried about with making the playoffs is that by doing so management might think we need to keep some players we should not.

    I would rather have cap space and use it to take on some contracts and draft picks and let the young guys play (Favors, Kanter, Burks, Hayward, Evans, Carroll and draft picks this year). Then either you have a great surprise and they make the playoffs, or more likely you get a draft pick that could really be something in next years loaded draft.

    My greatest fear is that the Jazz end up signing Big Al again and he continues to take minutes and make it IMPOSSIBLE to have the kind of top 5 defense they should have with the talent of the young guys.

  • Hugh G. Hater Swat Lake City, UT
    April 17, 2013 1:13 p.m.

    Lotter picks will do this team no good as long as they continue to take a back seat to aging veterans.

  • vinnyb3 Provo, UT
    April 17, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    I don't think having a lottery pick would be better than making it to the playoffs for a couple of reasons. First, they'd most likely have a #13 or #14 pick in the lottery as opposed to about #17 if they make the playoffs; which may or may not be a big deal. Second, making the playoffs gives them valuable experience and raises the morale of the team. Third, making the playoffs will make the Jazz more attractive to free agents this summer. I'd like to see the Jazz hit it big in the free agent market this summer rather than acquire more inexperienced players.

  • Tilka PORTLAND, OR
    April 17, 2013 11:47 a.m.

    Phone call from Stern to refs. Let Jazz when and then let Lakers win.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    April 17, 2013 9:55 a.m.

    Actually, I'm reffering to the Jazz's pick. The 14 teams that don't make the playoffs go into the lottery. The Jazz would have a very, very slim chance of getting a pick at #1 - #3. Picks #4 - #14 default to win-loss record. Meaning the Jazz pick would probably end up at #13/#14. The pick they recieve from Golden State, I believe, was top 7 protected; or something like that. That pick is currently projected at #21.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    April 17, 2013 9:34 a.m.

    @Brave Sir Robin
    I also have been frustrated with ownership under Greg Miller and think it is a problem. However, I'm afraid a change in ownership would also mean a move out of Utah and I sure don't want to see that happen. I would welcome new owners in Utah but if that can't happen I will just hold out hope that we will see the current owners start to be more interested in making better decisions.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 17, 2013 8:56 a.m.

    Hold out hope for this year or next year or the year after that all you want - nothing will appreciably change for the Jazz (and its poor fans) until you have new ownership.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    April 17, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    @Spokane Ute: Interesting viewpoint. This must be the draft pick due from Golden State.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    April 17, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    I know we are suppose to be supportive and all but I agree with the 2 above. Let's get this over with and get in line for a good player or 2.

    Like we are going to beat the Thunder or any other team in the playoffs. Get real. Let's get a team and then do the playoff thing.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    April 17, 2013 7:30 a.m.

    I would rather have the lottery draft pick (probably low lottery) then a first round exit from the playoffs.

  • Owen Heber City, UT
    April 17, 2013 1:19 a.m.

    Please let the misery that has been this season end. Watching this team's future watch from the bench has become, well, unwatchable. Please please please let this failed experiment whimper to an end tonight so the rebuilding can begin - with plenty of cap space, a new coaching philosophy and consistent effort. I don't need wins to stay engaged, just logical rotations and consistent effort.

  • Tuffy Parker Salem, UT
    April 16, 2013 11:10 p.m.

    The difference between a good team and a mediocre team is that a good team understands that a win in November or February is every bit as important as a win on the last night of the regular season.