Brad Rock: Even now, losing to L.A. is a pain for the Jazz

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  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    April 16, 2014 9:35 a.m.

    Why complain about that Burke shot? He has made up for it, in nearly every game. Against LA, he took 22 shots and never got to the free-throw line. He has to be the worst shooter in the league but he keeps gunning away. If that is not taking, what else? And he still seems to be a fan favorite.

  • sky2k1 Provo, UT
    April 16, 2014 12:35 a.m.

    I don't think we can really say we are the lakers rivals. I'm sure everyone in the west feels they are the lakers rivals, but I would think the feeling needs to be returned, which I doubt it is. also, I forgot about the trey burke I'm mad again.

  • BYU blue through and through OREM, UT
    April 15, 2014 11:03 p.m.

    People calling for Coach Corbin's dismissal really can't see the forest for the trees. He coached a team to the playoffs in 2012 that really didn't have any business being there. Last season he got the same guys - with all of their limitations - to the cusp of the playoffs. Anybody who watched that team knew they were at their ceiling and weren't going higher together. This year, everybody wanted the Jazz to "play the young guys and let them grow," and that's exactly what they did. Now you're upset at the coach because the young guys are still learning how to compete day in and day out of an 82-game season? Come on. We got exactly what everybody wanted, and that's not Corbin's fault. Give Corbin three full seasons with these kids and then judge him.

    For those who argue the Jazz did fine when Stockton and Malone were young bucks still learning how to play, keep it in context. The players around them were established and experienced veterans. The Jazz are breaking in 5 core players (soon to be six) and need Corbin's steady hand to guide them.

  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    April 15, 2014 12:52 p.m.

    One more game. Marvin Williams talking about next year is a bad joke, I hope and pray. I feel sorry for Corbin but he brought it on himself. Jazz management need to be tarred and feathered. I also hope and pray that the "Rock" has no influence on free agent signees. Will Corbin be released before or after exit interviews?

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    April 15, 2014 10:49 a.m.

    Nice assessment. How crazy is this? Burke hit a 3 at the buzzer to beat Orlando and that may be the difference between a good and a mediocre pick. In addition, a win against Minnesota would drop them into a tie with the Celtics.

  • Shawnm750 West Jordan, UT
    April 15, 2014 9:34 a.m.

    Well, if we manage to sign on a prominent head coach, maybe we can pick up some solid free agents. Ty Corbin's a good guy, but he's proved he's not head coach material. If they wanted, they could give him a job in Jazz management, but it's time to take the team in a different direction. Or just sell the franchise...either way.

  • goforit Provo, UT
    April 15, 2014 8:00 a.m.

    Jazz don't need Parker, they need someone who will play defense. Favors tries but is too short too guard bigger players. Hayward, Burke, Burks, and Kantor will never be above average defenders. They also won't be able to out score other teams.

    Favors is really the only player the Jazz have right now that could be a starter on a contending team. The other 4 young starters would make a very good bench. The Jazz need 4 more starters with two who are great defenders before they will ever compete.

    The young guys that have been in the league for four years aren't going to get much better. Most players reach their pinnacle after first five years. Don't forget the mental game is as important as the physical part and the current Jazz roster is not that mentally tough. Exception Burke, he just doesn't have as much physical as you would like.

  • Long Lost America Salt Lake City, UT
    April 14, 2014 11:16 p.m.

    With rumors Jabari Parker is strongly considering staying in school, drafting in the top 4 is more important than ever. Still need to lose to TWolves and hope Orlando wins.