In Junior Jazz we would always identify the worst player on the other team, the
guy who couldn't make a shot alone on a court, let alone in a game, then we
wouldn't guard him and that was our best defense. Ricky Rubio is that guy.
No need to guard him, he is horrible and kills any chance the Jazz have of ever
being good. Dump him, eat his contract, but whatever it takes, don't let
him play. I can't stand listening to the excuses all of the broadcasters
keep making for him. No Harpring, he isn't good, at all. Stop insulting
the viewers and for once tell it like it is. Rubio needs to sit at the end of
the bench, perhaps he'd be a good cheerleader, but that's it.
Everyone shot bad. Three people were diving on the floor for balls when they
were playing, Jerebko, Rubio, and O’Neale. People that didn’t look
like they wanted to play, Ingles, Johnson, Burks, Favors.
It’s funny how such a young team could lack energy There is no
sense of champions pride in this bunch
Outside of Gobert and Mitchell there is no reason, other than contracts, to have
any of these players back next year. One would expect the Jazz to get one or
two quality picks in the draft next year and give a whole new crew of
castoff's a try.
That was a very sad excuse for a Jazz game!! I have seen more effort on an
elementary school playground. You knew the concentration wasn't there when
they missed all those free throws. Cdome on, guys--you are better than
It is hard to fathom how a team/organization, that fought so hard over the last
couple of seasons, in particular last season, has allowed the culture this year
to erode every bit of what was built previously. The writers talk about hitting
the lowest point, and then there is another game like this one. This culture is
poisonous. You can see it in the players and in the coach.Culture
is established by leadership. Leadership is not just management, it includes
individual contributors that are seen as leaders too. In the posts above,
grandpa mentions the players who are no longer with the organization, many of
those were leaders in their own right. Some would lead by sheer desire to play
the game. Others like George Hill were leaders that were an extension of the
coach. This team has no identity and no leader on the court (yet). The trade rumors are a serious distraction. If you are going to do something,
then get it done. But whatever might be done, the character of the players on
this team will determine the success of the organization. This team needs some
more fighters. Players who are not willing to accept someone taking things from
"We felt like they wanted it a little more than we did and they deserve
it."---Rudy GobertOkay--but Rudy, you shouldn't be feeling
that way while there's still eighteen minutes left in the game. Also---they
didn't want it "a little more" than you did---they wanted it A LOT
more than you did.
Over the years the Jazz have acquired a reputation of playing hard night in and
night out. That has not happened lately. After so many losses the players and
the coach have spoken of "lack of focus" and "lack of energy".
It's puzzling why the team's motivation has dropped off to this
extent. Quin has apparently not figured it out yet; I certainly haven't.
There appears to be a lack of chemistry, and Quin hasn't yet found
combinations that can jell with each other.
Why is Quinn escaping any blame in most of these comments? When Corbin was
loosing that's all anyone talked about. From my understanding they
don't practice as much, Quinn cuts practices to rest these guys. The team
is also always hurt, something has changed and it's not just the players
fault. If players go on to other teams and become better, what does that say
about the coaching and conditioning of the Jazz. They say the Jazz run a
complicated offense, it looks simple to me, pick and roll or dive to the basket
and kick out. If defended against they look terrible. They're not that good
at shooting the three so why build your offense around it. Sloan's team was
tough, high post pick and roll with hard picks. If you missed a pick you rode
the bench. He always said they game could be played wearing a suit. These guys
don't like contact and the coach must not care.
I think everyone needs to chill. Anyone who is truly following the Jazz will
understand that the very best option for them right now is to try to lose as
many games as they can (without being too obvious) in an effort to better their
draft choices in June. Just look at the 76ers, for example. They purposely
lost for several years in a row, and now they have two cornerstones for their
franchise with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. The Spurs did it a couple of
decades ago and were rewarded with Tim Duncan, who helped them earn 5
championships. Everyone needs to just sit back and enjoy their
games, especially with their phenomenally talented rookie Donovan Mitchell. Be
supportive and hope they can get a high draft choice in the lottery in June.Go Jazz!
It makes me crazy every time I hear "They wanted it more than we did."
What's up with that? Then WANT IT MORE! Probably all of the trade rumors
aren't helping much with morale. But how does a player get away from that
in this business? It is what it is. They are still getting paid big bucks to
play a game. Suck it up and earn it! (Wow! I'm sounding pretty tough this
It's good to have Rudy back. The Warriors are probably sweating the fact
that the Jazz could earn the 8th seed. Ask Curry to extend a hand, say the word
"Jazz," and the hand will begin shaking.
Let's face the facts, if the Hawks are one of the worst teams in the NBA
and we lose by 20, then we must be terrible. There are a few teams such as the
Kings, Hawks, Magic, Grizzles and Jazz that just are not players in the league.
This has not always been this way but present upper management with Dennis
Lindsay at the helm has either gave away or traded or walked away a very
competitive group of NBA players. Now I'm seeing rumors of trading Hood,
Flavors and Alex Burks. We known as the training team for other NBA teams.
I'm sure these players will go on to great players for other teams. The
Millsaps, Al Jefferson, D Carroll, Trey Lyle, Trey Burks, Kanter, George Hill,
Gordan Haywood, and T Booker. There is 4 lottery picks there and not counting at
least 2 others we traded. Bottom line something is wrong with this picture. I
can not imagine Danny Ainge making so many poor decisions. I truly feel sorry
for Gail Miller because she wants to win for Larry and the fans. With our
present management we are not a big player in the NBA. Looks like another
rebuild. Go Jazz! 😎
Still love the Jazz, however I'm really tired of people saying things
like...Theyre a young team still learning...I'm impressed with their
energy...They are giving 100%...etc. etc. Lets say it the way it is, The Jazz
are terrible. The Jazz are one of the worst teams in the NBA. (You can't
argue with their record). Larry would not have put up with this. Come on
ownership, its time to shake things up. Lets get some players who can win. But
on the other hand, why would a player want to play for the Jazz and be part of a