Utah Jazz: Bobcats' Big Al gets fun letter from Kanter and a loss from old team

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  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    Dec. 23, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    Look for Hayward to sign the Jazz's qualifying offer which will make him an unrestricted free agent in 2015 and cause the Jazz to trade him quickly.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 7:20 a.m.

    How come when Jefferson leaves the Jazz he becomes known for his defense? He actually anchors the 4th best defense in the league now and he is not the weakest link even on a strong defensive team.

    Why is Millsap known for being a 3 point specialist? He has shot over 45% this season from 3 point land.

    I used to think the Jazz got the most from their players but it seems now that the players get pigeonholed and known for being good or bad at something and within the system are not allowed to change.

    Do the Bobcats have a better team than the Jazz, I doubt it yet with their poorer or less players they play much better defense.

    Is it against the Jazz rules to take a page from a better defensive team and change?

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Dec. 22, 2013 6:05 p.m.

    Anyone here wanted to trade Hayward?...If so...to which team? and for who and what?...instead of waiting for Phoenix to give him a poison contract...why not trade him to Phoenix for a few unprotected first rounders....or...Trade him for Jeff Green and a protected pick to boston...and let him reunite with Brad Stevens...I really like Hayward's game...as i see him as a utility player...but...his offense this year is awful...im sure he can pick things up...but i dont see him as the guy who would work harder than the hardest worker on the team...like Larry Bird mentioned about Granger...he mentioned that Danny works hard...but not hard enough...people who wanted to be great...demands a lot from themselves...and i dont see that in Hayward yet....but that what seperates the superstars to the other players in the league

    Dec. 22, 2013 4:07 p.m.

    The Jazz are contenders, and they play great when TB plays great, so next year with more experience behind him the Jazz will win 45 to 50 games. As long as the Jazzs fab five stay healthy this year they will win 30 to 35 games this year. I wish they would play Kanter more, but I'm sure the coaching staff knows more than I do. The Jazz will beat Memphis and LA within the next week and break the double digit winning mark. Go Jazz!!!!

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    Dec. 22, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    Great to Have Gobert back, by the way what was the purpose in bringing him back? I guess so he could watch Williams go 2 for 8 and play 30 minutes. I guess Jefferson is still Corbin's favorite even after he goes public with his desire to play somewhere else.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Dec. 22, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    Nice human interest story. AJ appeared to change his life around when his grandmother died. Obviously, Charlotte is lots better with his offensive abilities. Utah is reaching all the way "across the pond" to Turkey. I was fortunate to have sailed right down the middle of Istanbul and through the Bosphorus on a state visit to Romania. There was a lot of dour expressions on the part of the Turks because of the war with Greece at that time over Cyprus. That is why it is so important for the Jazz to engage in its own diplomatic interaction with a multi ethnic approach to the team. Actually, this may have been a reason that Kosta Koufos didn't make it with the team. He is doing well with Memphis by the way.

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    Dec. 22, 2013 9:11 a.m.

    The Jazz, with all cylinders clicking, can play with most of the teams in the league....Problem is that it's very seldom that all cylinders are clicking....Champions can win, even when all cylinders are not clicking....They have fundamental basketball to fall back on....The Jazz don't have anything to fall back on, as demonstrated in Atlanta.
    Plain and simple, there are more flaws on this team than should be tolerated....I find it hard to believe that the Jazz head shed continues to tolerate it....Do you suppose they think that somehow, while the players learn to play on their own, that Corbin will somehow learn how to coach on his own as well?

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Dec. 22, 2013 9:02 a.m.

    These East Coast road trips are lottery killers. We need to get back to playing Western teams so we can get back into the Jabari Parker sweepstakes. I say these things while in my heart I sure like seeing the young Jazz players play hard and show what they can do. I hear the Nets are always looking for a good gunslinger to make them title contenders. Maybe RJ could go there next year and join all the other "title contender" players in the final years of their careers. We know the Nets don't mind blowing through the salary cap.

  • Grandmajazz LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID
    Dec. 22, 2013 7:36 a.m.

    Way to bounce back Jazz!! Keep realizing you can beat almost anyone when you try. Still behind you all the way!

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Dec. 21, 2013 8:35 p.m.

    Whoa that was close. So, anyway, the Jazz slowly improve and with an exciting game to boot. They won 1 of their first 10, 3 of their next ten and now 4 of their next ten. Let's see if the can go 5-5 over the next ten. Go Jazz!