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
The way the Jazz have played down the stretch, they don't deserve to be in
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.
Lotter picks will do this team no good as long as they continue to take a back
seat to aging veterans.
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.
Phone call from Stern to refs. Let Jazz when and then let Lakers win.
@JBQActually, 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.
@Brave Sir RobinI 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.
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
@Spokane Ute: Interesting viewpoint. This must be the draft pick due from Golden
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.
I would rather have the lottery draft pick (probably low lottery) then a first
round exit from the playoffs.
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
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.