Brad Rock: Jazz dreaming of a Blazing future

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  • meworkingman PLEASANT GROVE, UT
    Dec. 10, 2013 6:42 p.m.

    We want to be like Portland? Well Portland's young guys got lots of burn last year so they are ready to take it to the next level this year. What the heck are the Jazz doing with our young guys in this "youth movement" year? Letting them ride the pine. Most Jazz fans that I talk to don't mind the losing, it's losing while giving Richard Jefferson and Andris "the free-throw brick layer" Biedrens big minutes while Alec Burks and Rudy Gobert struggle to see the floor. If we want to have a team of young guns that are ready to step up next year, we need a coach that will develop them this year - and Ty aint coming close to doing that. It's time that the FO bounces Corbin out of here and bring in a real development coach. Let the losing continue - but let's lose the right way. It's time to sink or swim with the young guys and leave Jefferson and Biedrens on the bench where they've sat the last couple of years.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Dec. 10, 2013 4:46 p.m.

    The Jazz just need a star or 2 to be surrounded by our young guys to rise to the next level. I think everybody agrees you can't win without a superstar. Well the Jazz have had 2 superstars during their history in Utah in Stockton and Malone and the Jazz got them by drafting them. D-Will is a borderline superstar too and he was also drafted. The Jazz can not sign free agent superstars, they have to come via the draft. The path to getting that next superstar comes again in next years draft where there is some real promise and so losing this year plays to the Jazz advantage. I also think we are starting to see some promise. Trey looks good to me considering he has just come back from injury and when his shooting touch comes around he will be very good. Favors is starting to become that double,double man we all wanted and I see progress in him. Burks might be the real rising star on this team. He is starting to play under control and can be unstoppable at times. I see better times coming, but this year we take a step back.

  • Man in Charge Chihuahua, 00
    Dec. 10, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    Can't wait to get Jabari Parker. All the team needs is one legit star and they alone will make everybody better.

  • Man in Charge Chihuahua, 00
    Dec. 10, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    Denver to Portland.

    Come from out of your rock again huh? You can be a Portland fan now because they have a winning record and you don't have to like the nuggets anymore? Well I want the jazz to lose every game against Portland this year because I want to tank? So what do you have to say about that? You are supporting the Jazz this year by wanting them to lose like just like the rest of us.

    I guess it helps Portlands record when live off of the Jazz trough by signing Jazz castoffs Like Mo Williams , Wesley Matthews and Earl Watson. Oshley has the easiest job in the world. During the draft all he asks is " Who do the Jazz like? " During FA he asks "who is a free agent on the Jazz"? I pretty much know they will sign their old Garbage like Rush, Marvin Williams, and Richard Jefferson next year because that's what they do.

    Younger than the Jazz? Where did you get this from? The Jazz have 9 guys on their roster that aren't even 24 yet. Portland has 7 guys over 24.

  • clearthink Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 10, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    The Jazz gave up Mo Williams and signed John Lucas III as a "mentor" instead. Portland signed Mo Williams as a mentor. He plays 26 minutes while Lucas plays 0. That's a prime example of the mismanagement that is leaving this year's Jazz in a hole they don't appear to be digging out of. The team is playing worse now than it was at the beginning of the season. These losses are demoralizing not only for the fans, but for the players.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Dec. 10, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    I followed the game on computer. At about 4:30 left in the second quarter, Aldridge led a spurt. Corbin should have immediately called timeout. If I felt it on the computer, then Corbin should on the court. He waited until they were 8 behind. Burke is having trouble shooting unlike Dillard. The Jazz don't have the Aldridge type leader. So far, Hayward is having problems. He dropped two rebounds out of bounds. Favors and Kanter appear to be doing well. All in all, an eleven point loss at this stage is acceptable. The second team needs to be honed up a bit. Biedrins is a great rebounder. However, he is way too expensive with a high draft choice coming in. Brandon Rush is quite talented and coming back from an injury. The Jazz appear to be shaping up. Nevertheless, it must be "slow and easy" to win the race.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Dec. 10, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    It would be nice for some of these posters to "take their own advise."

  • General Alpine, UT
    Dec. 10, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    I think that it is nice of the Jazz to prepare players for the rest of the league and be a farm team for Portland.

  • Denver to Portland Portland, OR
    Dec. 9, 2013 11:51 p.m.

    Well Portland actually has a younger team than the Utah Jazz. So much for the "youth movement" for the Jazz.

    It's good to be a Blazers fan.

    Go Blazers!