Utah Jazz: Jazz sizzle, Denver Nuggets fizzle in another impressive Utah road victory

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  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Dec. 15, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    King Black, Bigpics, great comments. I'm not sure why I keep reading this everyday. Corbin is the reason the economy tanked in 2008, global warming, inversions, bad shooting, injuries, and I'm sure he plays favorite. Then there was the bashing of Jefferson after he stood up against the media defending Corbin. Jefferson wasn't as good of a representative for Corbin as they were. After all Jefferson has played for many great coaches, and Corbin trained and has Sloan sitting with him. I think Corbin is a clone of Jerry, right down to the substitution patterns. The one thing Corbin does, (maybe by no choice) is playing his rookies. Jerry seldom gave rookie minutes, just ask Deron Williams who rode the pine until Sloan was pulled into Millers office in a much publicized meeting. Deron started every game after that. I've been a ticket holder since they moved to Utah, and even John Stockton couldn't crack Jerry's rotation until an injury to Ricky Green. There is something deeper in the mistrust for Corbin, I just can't imagine what it is.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Dec. 15, 2013 7:55 a.m.

    gehelmke. Did you like Sloan? He too had a ridged substitution pattern, and it didn't matter who was hot. If fact if you watch any coach he will do the same thing. The starters have to rest.

  • King Black Paso Robles, CA
    Dec. 14, 2013 7:38 p.m.

    @ Tators and gehelmke

    of course when the Jazz win its not because of Corbin and when they loose its all becauuse of Corbin classic case of rediculous armchair cheerleaders. No how about when the team doesnt: commit a truck load of crazy turnovers, miss just about every wide open shot, shoot so horrible at free throws or being one of the worst FT shoting teams in teh NBA be the reason why they have been winning more of late than they were in the beginning of the saeson becasue all of those reasons are the exact same reason why they were loosing so many games, which have nothing to do with coahcing thats all on the players.

    So I guess we can agree the players were the ones loosing all those games if were going to sit there and say Corbins not the reason for them winning, mind the way they are playing and teh reason for open shots is because of the plays he haves them running, only differfence now is that they are making those wide open shots more often than not now, not commiting huge amounts of turnovers and are making free throws.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Dec. 14, 2013 5:53 p.m.

    Corbin is a nice guy. But the truth is that the Jazz won inspite of the coaching, rather than because of it.

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    Dec. 14, 2013 3:08 p.m.

    I'll never understand those who encourage intentional tanking in the hopes to get another potentially good young draft pick. Our players have worked so hard and competed to get to the NBA. The coaches have as well. How could anybody actually ask any of them to intentionally lose? I realize this is mostly big business and the all-mighty dollar. But where does good sportsmanship and honest competition fit in with professionals? It is beyond me! Why can't they just compete and win on their hard work and talent (or not). How can this set an example for upcoming youngsters with this dream? I just don't get it and I don't like it.

    Go Jazzboys tonight against the Spurs! You were terrific last night! I'm so happy to see Marvin playing so well. I have a green Deron Williams tee-shirt that I never got a chance to wear. I'm going to put duct tape over the number eight and paint on Marvin's number and wear it to the gym.

  • relientk Saratoga Springs, UT
    Dec. 14, 2013 2:35 p.m.

    I guess the Jazz don't want Parker or Wiggins. Sad.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Dec. 14, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    Good commments here from a few who are wise enough to live their lives in the present. We are all seeing something special here, if the core five stay in Salt Lake. Let's enjoy it while it happens and witness the draft when that happens. Also, I like the contributions that Jefferson and Williams are making lately. Eventually, Gobert will get in more, Burks and then Kanter will play more minutes, and I think Favors and possibly Hayward will establish themselves as at least second-team all stars. My guess right now is that Favors will be the second or third best center to Anthony Davis in two years. Let's see how that plays out and enjoy some basketball.

  • Bigpics West Haven, UT
    Dec. 14, 2013 12:20 p.m.

    I truly don't understand "Jazz fans" who want to see this core tank (virtually on purpose)to get a better pick (and one pick doesn't depend on their finish).

    The Jazz' small market success has come from a tradition of exceeding expectations mostly year after year. This is hardly a talentless group. Four starters are young top tens with more on the bench. And most are lately mostly playing like they deserved their picks.

    The Jazz also have cap room for free agents.

    Burke has played in 14 NBA games. Kanter is basically in his 3rd year of competitive basketball. And x-factors like Gobert could be huge (...pun intended..)

    My take: The Jazz can be excellent by keeping their core, getting a high-caliber three (whom the aging RJ can back up if he stays), strong back-up PG and otherwise upgrading the bench.

    Also, some props for embattled Corbin. Players don't resurrect themselves and start to perform like this (yeah could be temporary, but...) unless they believe in the system and coach.

    In the East the post-season would be within reach. And I'd love to see them make a (highly improbable) 36-21 Western playoff run.

  • BYU and Jazz Fan Provo, UT
    Dec. 14, 2013 10:42 a.m.

    I sure hope the jazz don't win 35 games this year. I admit, it is exciting to see this squad play well and to see the growth that is happening. However, I hope they don't win more than 20-25 games. Lindsey has a good plan to let the jazz grow but lose a lot this year to get a good draft pick to hopefully get Wiggins or Parker and then add some key free agents over the summer to make this a quick turn around for an already growing team. Go Jazz!

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    Dec. 14, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    @absorber, the absolute worst thing that could happen is for the jazz to won 35 games this year.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Dec. 14, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    I have felt all along that the talent within this team would one day come together and explode. We are witnessing it happen. It will be a good season.

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    Dec. 14, 2013 8:51 a.m.

    A very good overall game.....Corbin's ineptness in his substitutions almost blew it for them, as his subs blew two healthy leads....but the core fought back and won it going away.

    If I were coaching against Corbin, I'd make sure my best was on the floor the last 3-4 minutes of the 1st quarter and the first 4-5 minutes of the 2nd quarter...Then again the last of the 3rd and first of the 4th....Corbin substitutes like clockwork...totally predictable....Worst thing a coach can be is predictable.

    Finally someone needs to sit down with Corbin and explain what the word "momentum" means, and how important it is in athletic competition. When he makes his automatic substitutions and blows these leads, in addition to blowing the lead, he is shifting the momentum in these games from his ball club to the other ball club....I don't believe he realizes that.

  • Grandmajazz LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID
    Dec. 14, 2013 8:47 a.m.

    Those of us who have been believers are thrilled with the play of the Jazz and the coaching of Corbin. Those who are still non believers will just have to sit back and watch this year of re-building turn into a year of surprising opponents. Go Jazz, we are proud of your efforts and your maturing into a terrific team.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 14, 2013 7:09 a.m.

    There is hope. I was positive the Jazz were destined for the cellar and a new coach.

    Dec. 14, 2013 12:30 a.m.

    The Jazz will win 30 to 35 games this season, as long as the fab five (Kanter, Favors, Alex, Gordon and TB) stay healthy, which is a lot more than the 15 games I thought they were going to win this season. I base this off of Phoenix which has a winning record and based off the rosters, the Jazz roster is better than Phoenix.