@rvalens2I agree. The stretch 4 or 3 that can defend, drive and
shoot. I trust DL and Quin will find that guy. I would like to see us keep
Favors using our Bird rights and hopefully Dante stays with us at a reasonable
price.They have a great locker room presence with the guys they
have. This team has grit. We saw a level of hustle, diving for loose balls, etc
that we haven't seen for a long long time. There was a play in the Houston
series where DM and Tyler, who is a husky guy, got in a tie up and DM just
ripped the ball away from him then gave him a short stare down. That's an
attitude that comes from deep inside. He won over the respect of the veterans on
our team by having that attitude early in the season. His talent and
explosiveness won over the rest of the country.Honestly, I attended
the first Jazz game in 79 against Milwaukee and as much as I have enjoyed them
throughout the years...this year was, by far, the most enjoyable of them all!
@CanneryrowYes, the future is bright for the Jazz. The moves the
Jazz make this summer and over the next season are going to be fascinating. I
believe they are one player away from becoming a real threat to both Houston and
Golden State's dominance in the Western Conference.The Jazz has
an up and coming star in Donovan Mitchell, a dominating center, and a terrific
veteran point guard in Ricky Rubio. If the Jazz can add one more player of the
same caliber as these, they are going to be very tough to beat.By
the way, I too had a problem with the pay to post wall at the other site.
Hey Richie good to see you are still posting. I read along on the other thread
but haven't ponied up to the pay wall.We learned a lot about the Jazz
this year. The despair of last July faded with the arrival of DM. The admiration
I had as a child for Wayne Estes has been sparked by this young man. His energy
is contagious, his talent overwhelming and his humility is a quality not often
seen among the truly great. He has a fire inside that burns to compete and be
the best. We have seen things this year that we have never seen as Jazz fans in
terms of athletic ability and resolve. With DL, Quin, Rudy and DM the
building blocks are set. The pieces that stay, the ones that are added.
it's a great time to be a Jazz fan!
Why do people keep talking about Mitchell leaving? He's not going anywhere
for another six seasons unless he demands a trade.Let's worry
about that when he's in the 7th and final year of his extended contract.
I would tell Gail Miller to give Mitchell and Gobert 2 car dealerships each to
keep them in Utah!
@Den Den, I'm not sure if you heard, but Gobert signed a four-year
extension last summer. I'm pretty sure other teams would have taken him.
And Jingles turned down more money to stay in Utah. Also, saying "besides Stockton and Malone" is a HUGE qualifier. The
greatest PG in the history of the league and the best PF in history, and both
chose to stay in Utah for 19 and 18 years, respectively.
Besides Stockton & Malone, the Jazz have yet to keep real talent. Mitchell,
as soon as his rookie contract is up, will flee for the limelight, dollars and
the chance to win an NBA championship. Like death & taxes...it's