Utah Jazz: Timberwolves thrash the Jazz again, this time in S.L.

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  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 3:34 p.m.

    A high draft pick/s, a coaching change and a good offseason free agent wise will cure the green seat problem.

  • TandJ LaVerkin, Utah
    Jan. 22, 2014 12:13 p.m.

    Why oh why would 16,000 people pay with hard earned dollars to go see this stuff? Are there really 16,000 people in the vicinity of Salt Lake City that have nothing other to do with their hard earned money than waste it on a night at the Energy Solutions Arena?

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 11:00 a.m.

    There probably isn't going to be another draft as talent laden as this next one for quite some time. It's been a decade since the last time one (with Lebron and company) came around.

    The Jazz have already lost enough to show they won't be a serious playoff contender and would need a turn-around of monumental proportions just to reach even the last playoff spot.

    Man in Charge is correct. Not good enough for the play-offs, but not bad enough to get one of the coveted quality lottery picks... an "NBA purgatory" as far as this year's situation is heading.

    Corbin has already shown his coaching potential by not being able to even reach the playoffs last season with some high quality expensive veterans combined with multiple lottery level quality young players.

    The team simply hasn't improved during his tenure as head coach... with many different levels and combinations of players. He simply hasn't shown enough for fans to get excited or optimistic. The Millers are sometimes loyal to a fault when it comes to their coaches. A coach who can consistently motive his players is a big difference maker.

  • Man in Charge Chihuahua, 00
    Jan. 22, 2014 10:09 a.m.

    I'm glad they are losing games like this. I was afraid they were going to be a .500 team and land in the 11-14 draft pick range which is NBA purgatory.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 9:22 a.m.

    The Jazz have looked terrible in the last 2 games and sometimes it's hard to account for things like that. Every team in the league will go through some hot streaks and cold streaks. For example the Heat recently lost 3 in a row and Golden State was as hot as a pistol and have lost 4 in a row. I think part of what's happened is the Jazz hit a cold streak at the same time the T-Wolfs hit a hot streak. I know people are looking for more sophisticated reasons dealing with X's and O's and all that stuff but I'm just a simple guy and sometimes the answers to difficult things are just simple answers. I'll leave it to others to post the smarter reasons for the Jazz losing these 2 games. Meanwhile, we are still in the Jabari sweepstakes, and that's a good thing.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 9:22 a.m.

    @JBQ I think you are mistaken. Sorry to break the news to you but Corbin is trying to win every game he can. Why else do you think Marvin and Jefferson are starting? Corbin is playing for his job. He doesn't want management to say he underperformed based on the young talent he has. If these young players don't show progress and win some games then it is on him.

    Management is solely responsible for the personnel Corbin has available to put on the floor. They should be shopping Jefferson and Williams if you want to lose some more games.

    Another player they should probably be shopping is Kanter. He is a defensive disaster...just like his mentor Al Jefferson. I knew as soon as Favors was out the Jazz would lose this game. The game in Minnesota was lost because nobody could score a thing. We would have had a chance if Favors had played lastnite. Every time Corbin pulled Kanter and put in Gobert the lead was cut by 10 within minutes and Gobert can't score. It happened multiple times. Hmmm.

    Unless you can find a way to play Favors/Kanter together Kanter has to go.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Jan. 22, 2014 7:56 a.m.

    It is obvious that if a starter has a "hangnail", they will not play. Sadly, that is what they have to do. Corbin is under orders to do the best with what he has and to gain experience and not to win. The Jazz were starting to sneak up in the rankings. They were tied for fifth with the Celtics. That just won't do if they want a shot at Parker, Wiggins, or Randle.