Utah Jazz: New Jazz point guard Diante Garrett makes 'unbelievable' first impression

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  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 7:46 p.m.

    The word "Hochmut" is the German word for arrogance or haughtiness - even hubris. You might want to keep that in mind when reading certain posts.

  • rorypwj salt lake sity, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 1:03 p.m.

    Somebody should tell his parents that NBA league pass WON'T show most Jazz games due the Root Sports' domination of the broadcast rights. Maybe he can reimburse them.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 12:41 p.m.


    Right. They should act bored and nonchalant about their first win after all the losses.

    Your advice of concentrating on how bad the league believes they are will undoubtedly get them over the hump.

    Where are you coaching at? I bet you really rack up a lot of wins with your awesome philosophy and motivational skills.

    Theses guys are mostly young inexperienced raw talent. If you knew much about the NBA you would already know that there are very few players that are good enough to skip steps while learning to win in the NBA. Get them a consistent point guard you would see a big turn around and a lot more progress by these players. But they just aren't there yet so give them some time.

  • Staythecourse Ogden, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    @ Little Andy
    I don't get it? Who was cramping up?

    @ Hochmut

    We aren't a bad team, we are a rebuilding inexperienced team. Big difference. A team like the Bobcats are a bad team.

    Taking into account the age, experience and injuries, i would say the Jazz are doing about as expected.

    I'm confident you'll jump back on the bandwagon in the next few years. Until then, are you going to cheer for the Clippers or Golden State this year?

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    Someone needs to go drink another quart of pickle juice...

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 10:06 a.m.

    C'mon, Hochmut, let us enjoy that much-needed win. I, too, felt like they had just won the NBA championship and loved Diante just dropping in like that. It was a relief to finally get off the ground floor. Now we'll just look forward to upcoming improvement and gains (we hope and trust).

    Go Jazzboys tonight!

  • Hochmut West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 8:20 a.m.

    Watching the game ending and chest pounding, you'd thought the Jazz had just won the NBA Championship. Face the facts that the team is young, inexperienced and most are just not plain good. And Diante had just an average game--there was a reason he was in the D League. Please tone down the expectations and just realize you are just as bad a team as the league believes you are.

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    Nov. 15, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    The number of points scored has little bearing on this kid's value....He controlled the offense.....Made the right pass at the right time.....Scored enough so that the opponent had to defend against him....and in general, played like a point guard. He gave the Jazz offense an aura it had not attained up until he took on the point, and he didn't play bad defense either.

    He might not be a "great" point guard, but he is a "real" point guard......something the Jazz have not had since D-Will departed....and he'll probably get a lot of bench time when Trey Burke comes back.....but Jazz fans will always remember the night this kid turned this team around.

  • New to Utah PAYSON, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 5:35 a.m.

    It is good for the Jazz to get their first win. The newcomer was a big contributor.

  • cowboy99 South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 12:37 a.m.

    Wow our point guard situation must be in a sorry state when we swoon over a guy getting 7 points and 5 assists.

  • Trix R 4 Kids Small Town, USA, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 7:35 p.m.

    Well..... the reason this Kid played so well was he just played basketball. His B-ball instinct just took over and he played basket ball he drove and kicked the ball, he passed and cut, he found the open spot on the floor and waited for the ball....... he just played. He was successful because he didn’t know much of the jazz system. The Jazz system is fine just like most offenses they are just fine…… but sometimes you just need to play ball and not get locked into one aspect of the offense….. when the Jazz push the ball they are as good as anybody, even in a semi early offense or transition. So jazz players sometimes you just have to play like Garrett did.