come on we need to get somewho better. a good tall post player
Looks like the Jazz find another great player. Matthews #23 and Jeffers # 6
they all wear LaBrons numbers and play like him. Play Offs here we come.
I don't see how this helps the Jazz. Maybe I'm missing something but I don't
think you can get someone better than what we have at the wing out of the
So they were crowded at the wings and they got ridof Brewer to bring in a
wing....Do you think its time Jazz fans demanded KOC have a psychological
This is ridiculous we don't need another gaurd! What we need is a center. This
just proves that the Ronnie Brewer trade was about the money. D Will is not
going to like this at all. Way to go O' Conner.
A guard??? Now let me get this straight...we got rid of Ronnie Brewer why?
Didn't Kevin O tell us that we were log jammed at that position and that was why
we needed to trade him for a future asset? If Jeffers is just going to sit the
bench, why not sign a big and maybe get a diamond in the rough. Kevin, please
tell me what i am missing...you know more than i do, but it looks very much like
we got rid of a valuable asset to the team, just to save some money and not
because it made the team better...something you said you would not do.
This organization isn't serious about a championship! They just want to stay
good enough to compete at a medium level and get in the fans pocket. This team
is good, but isn't great like the Lakers, or the Nuggets nor will they ever be
with the management or the owner. Hopefully they will prove me wrong.GO JAZZ
Kevin if you were trying to piss off Deron Williams for the remainder of the
season, congratulations... you did a great job. It appears Deron was right, you
made the team worse in order to save a few bucks. That's why Deron signed a 3
I seriously doubt Jeffers will be getting any minutes. The Jazz are pretty set
on their rotation now. Signing a 13th man is just a mere formality.Would have it been nice to pick someone up like Ilgauskas, Finley or any of
the other bought out players? Yes. But, that would significantly alter team
chemistry. Good pick and anything Jeffers can contribute is a bonus.
Anonymous, yes you are missing something. you want the Jazz to win this year.
but the Jazz are looking to the future. another lottery pick that they can sale
to offset resigning booozer. sounds like a will win win. just not this year.
Jeffers won't be seeing many minutes. Plus, we already have three centers on the
roster, we don't need more stiffs.
This will for sure be the move that puts the Jazz over the top! Hahaha. This
is becoming a joke and ever more apparent that the moves this year are not about
winning. Folks, we are getting fed a huge helping of bull and false
advertisement with this product.
"I don't see how this helps the Jazz. Maybe I'm missing something but I don't
think you can get someone better than what we have at the wing out of the
D-league."You really think this?Look, the Jazz need a
D-League swingman as much as they need a center or a point guard--NOT VERY MUCH.
In fact, they probably need a swingman more, in case of injury to Kirilenko or
Korver.There is no "need" on the Jazz that can be filled with a
D-League player. They might as well get the best possible player. They have no
need that can be filled by a player that doesn't require a huge contract.You also need to go back to the Brewer trade. He won't be back next
year, and he isn't crucial to this team. So, the Jazz got something for nothing.
I agree. This makes no sense at all. This is exactly what we don't need. How in
the world can he contribute? The only sense I see if it is a placeholder until
we can sign an existing player like Ilgauskas, who isn't deciding until the
weekend. Like "What the..." said, if you're going to just throw away the money
and position, at least get someone who - if they do turn out to be good - is
someone we can actually use.Gaines was a good choice because we
needed a third point guard. But we do not need another wing. We still have six
players who can play the #2 and at least four who can play #3. Even if this guy
is great, he would help only if two or three of our current wings were injured.
We need a big, strong, tough center.Fortunately, this is only a
10-day contract, and we can always sign someone else even before the contract is
up if we can make a deal. KOC had to sign someone, so maybe that all this is.
Nothing against Jeffers, but let's hope so.
Just proof that its all about the money I hope the fans dont buy any more
tickets untill we get management that is realy intent winning a championship
how about actually reading my comment before you comment...i was making the
point that since he will not get any minutes, why not take a chance on a big
that might turn out to be a "diamond in the rough". Clearly we don't need
another body at the 2/3 either, but since we are bringing somebody in, let it be
a big that sits the bench...who knows, he might turn out to show us something.
A guard that shows us something will still get no playing time, but a big that
shows us something may find a few minutes, given the lack of talent at the
Who cares what this primma-donna thinks? He's paid to play not manage, and for
the rest of you negative posters no one was going to help this year, and this is
just a 10 day contract so cool it a little instead of showing your ignorance.
What that saying about-thinking about something you don't know nothing about is
one thing, talking about it removes all doubt I bel;ieve.
we need a big denfensive minded, good rebounding center but he should have some
good go to moves on offense. know any one? he could help against pau dwight and
shaq u know?
Why the heck did they trade Brewer and then sign a sub-par swingman? It makes no
sense at all. They should have kept Brewer. They have been doing slightly but
noticeably worse since they traded him, and I think that is not a coincidence.
the team lost to Clippers and Kings.How pathetic!!!
Did you say something about showing your ignorance??? Take a gander at what you
wrote..."What that saying about-thinking about something you don't know nothing
about is one thing, talking about it removes all doubt I bel;ieve". Can you at
least learn to spell and punctuate before accusing others of being ignorant???
it seems that everybody here is angry because of this deal but who knows maybe
Stockton's scenario will happen again we all remember when the fans whistled
against John after he signs the Utah Jazz!
William's has every right to be angry. He's paid to win basketball games and
winning is harder when your management trades a starter for a possible future
pick.Brewer likely didn't have a future in Utah (his fate was decided
when we matched CJ's offer) so trading him wasn't a bad idea. I just wish we
could have got something that actually made us a better team this year. We were
playing really well and were likely only a piece or two from contending with the
Lakers and Nuggets. This trade just showed the management didn't think
we'd compete for a title this year so they started investing in the future.
very dissapointing:( if we need another wing man why did pass on Finley, we need
experience player in the playoff.sad sad
letting Brewer go was all about the money
whinners! when dude shot the game winner against the lakers you will have to eat
I'll admit this signing does seem like a big slap in the face. However,
Ilgauskas has all but signed a new contract with Cleveland and Finley is 37.
There is another Free Agent out there though that the Jazz could sign in the
next week and a half. Larry Hughes! The man is not going to be ready to play for
the next week and a half. So, maybe the Jazz are just bringing this guy up to
fill a roster spot that is required. Once Hughes is ready to play, then who
knows! Also, Mikki Moore is hurt and if the Jazz want him he also wont be ready
to play for about 2 weeks. This is why they signed him to 10 day contract. The
reality of a 10 day contract is that most of them only last 10 days. Sundiatta
Gaines goes against the norm!.
What the!!!! WHO???? WHY??? What are they thinking they should of signed Hughes
or Finley!!! Just another nobody that will sit the bench!!! SUCKY!!!
I keep hearing everyone talk about this "big, strong, tough, skilled big man"
that the Jazz should've signed. My question to you all is; Who is this big man?
Is it Ilgauskas? I hope you're not referring to him. He's not the answer. The
big you're talking about doesn't exist. Also, the Brewer move was a great move.
He can't shoot, he can't dribble, his on ball defense is not that good, and he
would've got a big offer this off season that the Jazz had no way to match. At
least they got a first rounder out of it which is exactly where they picked
Brewer. The real problem on this team is that they're still not commited to
defense. Until they're all on board with that, they're not going anywhere
anyways. The Jazz only signed Jeffers to meet the league's requirement the
cheapest way they could. Who knows, maybe he'll turn in to something.
Hummm, I like the Mikki Moore idea. Lets wait and see what happens after 10
Just like Gaines he'll be a waterboy-bench sitting-towel boy for the rest of the
The Jazz signed him to a 10 day contract, that said they are buying time to see
who else is available in the next couple of weeks. Be patient Jazz fans,
O'Conner know's what he is doing.
I`m sure he`ll get us to the finals....Jazz made a decision when they dumped
Maynor and Brewer to give up this season.Other teams,especially Dallas got way
better.Jazz quit on us,management anyway,I`d be shocked if we get to the second
round,we are in for the famous Watsatch Fade
you jokers think your going to pick up a 7 foot diamond in the ruff. every gm
in the league looks for this guy year round. dwill is going to be fine, im not
going to worry about that. also, i would rather have management that doesnt get
into debt consistently and run the team into the ground. the brewer trade was
all about money. what do think we are paying this new guy anyway? not nearly
what brewer made. i still think we have a really good team. guess what people,
players are not machines and cant perform at an a+ level every night and that is
just the facts. GO JAZZ!
Every team has 12th and 13th players. They are for practice and
scrimmages....and maybe for injury replacement. That's it. And the cheaper,
the better. They will always be on the team.Everyone who keeps
clamoring for a starting center who is an all-star, needs to drink more of
whatever they are guzzling. We are all still waiting for the answer...."Who is
that starting center?"By the way, would everyone please quit writing
"should of?" Please. The phrase is "should've"....abreviated version of
I really wonder about some people. The NBA requires a 13th man be signed, so the
Jazz sign someone. The idea wasn't to get better; it was just to abide by what I
think is a rather stupid rule. Indeed, if not for that rule, it is
doubtful the Jazz would have signed anyone. They are already over the salary
cap, and there is no indication that going further over will benefit them
immediately or in the long-term.
is fullfill the NBA requirement to have the 13 on the roster. Saves the Jazz
money, and they feel that they will finish the season with what they have!
KOC is a JOKE! So are the Jazz! Got rid of Maynor for Gaines...BONE HEADED
MOVE!...Got rid of Brewer for Jeffs...now that'll help us advance in the post
Let's keep the focus on basketball professor. Maybe you should go educate at
your local junior high since you're so dang intuitive. If someone wants to say
"should of" let it be and get a life.....UnbelievableTo
everyone--the Jazz will be fine. Let's maintain a sense of optimism as we all
need that down the stretch. Please leave the Brewer thing in the past. We just
don't need him and he would have been exposed once again in the playoffs. He
absolutely killed us last year... Korver, Matthews and CJ will fill the gap
nicely and the Jazz will be more than fine.....seriously.
JUst wait and see. It's about money move. Finley comes with price double luxtax.
Nuff said. O'Connor should divide up his salary and give some to Jazz fans
because he shouldn't have a job. Right in the middle of playing our best
basketball he makes a trade that doesn't make us better but worse. And then he
signs a player that plays GUARD. I would have been more intrigued and positive
if it was a center but he signs a GUARD. I think Mark Cuban is crazy but I
would much rather have an owner like him instead of little MIller because you
know he wants to win as badly as his players do.
The Jazz will be fine come playoffs. U people think 7 footers grow on trees.
Brewer can not shoot from outside and that would have hurt us again this year in
playoffs. We need to be able to spread the floor.
FINALLY! A post with common sense. There's a reason he's only signed to a
10-day contract - it's to bide time until the players they are really interested
in (and realistically can get) are healthy enough to play!
I'm wondering how many people posting here actually read the sport's article
before commenting on the signing?This is 10 DAY CONTRACT, that's
all.The Jazz did it to satisfy the league's demand to have 13
players on the roster.I believe the Jazz signed him because they see
something in him they like and are waiting to see how Mikki Moore and Larry
Hughes injuries are coming along in 10 days.I won't be at all
surprised if they sign Jeffers for another 10 day contract and then opt to sign
either Hughes or Moore, if they are still available at that point.Don't panic Jazz fans things may still turn out just fine.
There will be some great announcers at the game tonight, Doug Collins is a
master strategist and usually is very high on the Jazz. He also likes the Suns
so it will be interesting to see how things go but when Jerry steps down it
would be fantastic to get him to step into the coaching shoes in Utah.Nice to see some reality with the ranters. Too bad for folks like
Houdini who think that Brewer who can't shoot or dribble and Maynor who is a
backup were going to get us to the finals. There should be a law about thought
processes.Jazz are in a tough spot as talk about Mikki is just talk.
Look around the league what happens to centers who suffer foot injuries. This
guy got released by the Clippers and the line to sign a foot injury prone center
is pretty short.On the other hand Deron has an injury that is going
to prevent him from playing 100% so a guard is not the worst thing in the
world.Boston deserves a geriatric Finley to keep the old folks
company. Pickings are slim.
Why the sour feelings toward Kevin O' Connor? How about you take his job and
see how you do. He does a good job. Who do you think we are, LA or
Cleveland? What, you think we should go and get 40 million over the luxury cap,
meaning we pay 80 million over the luxury cap? You have some millions we can
borrow there?And it isn't all about money. Money is big, but it
isn't everything. Name a player we need right now that we can GET RIGHT NOW at
the right price. Big Z? Not happening. Mikki Moore? Injured. Also, does
"trade deadline" mean anything to you? Yeah, that means most of the players we
want are no longer an option.How about we support the team? Yeah, I
think that sounds good. As said above, the Jazz will bide their time.
Hopefully we will be able to land a player that we need. If not, we sign
another 10-day and try again.It's really not that difficult to
Who cares who we signed!! Jerry isn't going 13 deep. $24,000 for 10 days is
cheap by NBA standards. Just fill the spot as required by the NBA. That's all
this signing is for. If in 10 days a better deal comes along then sign them.
Wow some of you really dont get it! The 13th guy isnt going to lead any team to
the playoffs or the championship or anywhere! He's the 13th guy! So, the jazz
are going to check out this guy, probably wont be overly impressed and in ten
days they get the guy they want. Good for Jeffers, he gets some nba experience,
and maybe he'll pull a Gaines and show us something. Bringing in a young center
to sit behind our other two young centers would do absolutely nothing good, but
show Fes that we dont think he can cut it. He's been playing pretty well in his
sparse minutes so why mess with that? The success of this team in the playoffs
rests on D-Will, mostly, and has nothing to do with the 13th player on the
roster, no matter who it is.
The Jazz have to have a 13th player. They want to look at this guy in practice.
They may bring up another player at another position that they want to look at
later. I am not sure there is anyone out there who can help the
Jazz. Moore won't be in playing shape even if he remembers the offense/defense.
Besides you might as well play Fez/Koufos. Every other Vet I know of
does not know the offense or is old and slow. Findley seems headed for BOS and Z
is not coming to Utah. The best hope for the Jazz is to develop the
wings they have right now and get ready for the playoffs. Sloan is going to
shorten the rotation anyway. $24000 is cheaper than Brewer (hurt
anyway). Mathews/Korver/CJ have to step up and replace what Brewer did well and
also shoot. Gaines/Price can play SG in an emergency. Fez/Koufos
have to be ready if any big goes down.
It was unlikely the Jazz were going to beat LA/DEN and maybe rebuilt DAL.
Without Brewer they are not stronger but they are cheaper. They may as well look
at some players they may want for next year as cheap role players. At least KOC has gotten some players who actually play defense. Brewer had to
be replaced and wings who can play D but can't shoot can be had cheaper than
Brewer. The cap is forcing the Jazz to make moves they have to make if they are
ever going to contend. Sloan has to rethink his offense to win. He
has to have wings who can shoot but have the PG to PF/C inside game as his
primary attack. He also sometimes needs a slasher but not an expensive one.There are 3 weaknesses.1. A back up PG who can actually run
the team (Gaines next year).2. Wings who can shoot and defend (maybe
Mathews/Korver).3. Bigs who can play with LA/DEN (hopefully
Fez/Koufos).The bigs are the hardest problem to solve.
they just got this guy so they can have 10 more days of negotiating a contract
with mikki moore, thats all. this guy probably wont ever step on the court. plus
its the 13th man on the roster! i doubt the 13th man in line on our team is
going to have any impact on what we currently have. we weren't going to find a
guy in the free agency that would move us up to championship level, so just
freakin chill out already!
Yes Todd (I am posting this here also) The Clippers scored 36 points in the
paintSO WHAT. THAT IS ACTUALLY GOOD DEFENSE. LETS SEE WHAT
THE CLIPPER DID IN THEIR LAST GAME AGAINST TEAMS WITH LENGTHThe Clippers
scored 46 against San Antonio The Clippers scored 38 against AtlantaThey scored 32 against Charlotte44 Points against Cleveland32
against Boston34 against the Lakers38 against Denver40 points
against Haywood and the clippersTodd teams score in the paint.
Maybe you should watch the Clippers more often (you live so close). Do you honestly believe an NBA team should allow 20 points in the paint. The
Jazz are as good as anyone at guarding the Clippers or any team in the paint.
82 games did a study about guarding the paint 2008 - The Jazz were #7 in the NBA
and they said it had little relevance on a team success As far as
Haywood. You really think that Haywood is 6 to 8 points better defensively82 games Opponents score 18.9 points shooting 52% against
HaywoodOpponents score 16.3 points shooting 48% against OkurIT
IS NOT TRUE.
Good move in signing D-League Jeffers to a 10-day. Nice way to postpone having
to REALLY fill the empty slot.Just might work out. Better than
signing Finley.Who knows? Jeffers might be better than Miles! (They
called him a slasher, something you can't say about Miles.)Mikki
would be a great pick-up later on if Jeffers doesn't impress, and if Mikki is
ready to play. Front line help is sorely needed. I liked him when he was here
before.P.S. Jeffers doesn't need minutes to prove himself. They can
evaluate him enough in practices.The posters complaining about this
move are missing the point. It's a postponement of getting a big man, like
Mikki, later on, while at the same time checking someone out who's doing well in
the D-League. Duh!
Dwill made 5 of 15 against the Clippers and 4 of 16 against the Kings. That is
the reason we lost those games. The Jazz bigs are fine. If anything they
should be starting Millsap for Okur (even if he is smaller). This myth that you
need 7'0 tall players to win is not true. IT IS NOT TRUEFinley,
Moore, Hughes, or any of the released players are not going to help the Jazz
win. They simply are not.The Jazz could have traded Boozer for cap
relief, but that would have made the team worst. So for cap relief they trade
Brewer and Maynor and they got a first round draft pick. That is all they did.
They did everything possible (while remaining financially viable) to keep a very
good team. They are only 1 loss behind Denver and Dallas. I still think that
this team has a good chance of getting the 2nd or 3rd spot.
Y'all want to bring in an old guy with injuries? I call that a band-aid that is
eventually going to fall off, sooner than later. None of us know all of the
issues that are behind what KOC is doing. You think he is going to devulge what
he is doing and let everyone in the league see his plan? I don't think so. I
like the building for the future idea. We have the 4th youngest team in the
league and we need to prep to beat some great younger teams that will be the
powerhouses of tomorrow. We aint beatin the lakers this year so why not build so
we can kick butt in the next year or 2. See the bigger picture!
I love how everybody keeps saying KOC is horrible and that the Jazz don't want
to win. Please, people, there are way more teams in the NBA that have had a lot
less success over the last 20 years than teams that have had more success. That
is pretty impressive for the smallest market in the league. As far as being
upset that they want to save money, well it is either that or relocate. The
Jazz are a business. They need to make money. If they relocated to a larger
market they would have more luxury in spending more. I for one love the Jazz
and don't want to lose them.
Not sure why some posters say we need wings that can shoot! I think the Jazz
have those already. The problem is getting plays designed to let the wings use
that talent. If your offense is to consistently shove the ball inside the wings
don't have alot of chances to use that outside shooting. The Jazz wings are
good at passing inside, but they need more freedom to shoot. Korver is a dead
eye from the 3 point line but if he misses one he gets pulled. Who hits 100%
of the time?Matthews gets a little more freedom because Sloan loves his defense.
Not sure why anyone things we need any more wing players when the Jazz don't
use them effectively.
Listen once again Brewer was going to demand way to much money from the Jazz as
a free agent. It is better to get something for him now rather than nothing
@Blauch: I thought I was a defender of CJ, you have taken it to a whole new
level for Memo. Talk about being delusional. You are now calling Memo a
defensive stopper. The reason that teams are not scoring in the paint is
because CJ doesn't let them in there!!
waves a towel like Mikki Moore
I think it is funny how people complain about all the things and moves Jazz made
for money but forget they matched the Paul Millsap offer, and matched the CJ
Miles offer. Those moves were not for money and were for the team and fans but
you forget quickly. Now they are trying to make up for some of that money that
caused them to go way over the salary cap. They can't spend everything or the
Jazz wouldn't exist in the first place.
WHAT KIND OF CHEESE DO YOU ALL WANT WITH YOUR WHINE!I can't believe how
many whiners there are about this. If the Jazz had there way they wouldn't
even sign anther player, they are doing this just to comply with the league rule
for 13 players minimum, while complying they will just evaluate a player they
think may have potential. Also they will probably just sign him for 1 or 2 10
day contracts and let him go. Even though I don't think Mikke Moore is
better than Fes, it probably wouldn't be too bad to pick him up as the 13th
player, he is long and tall and experienced(not enough bulk).I think the
reason the Jazz have had problems against Sac & LA Clips is how DWill played.
When he is not playing well, sometimes he tries too hard and forces things, he
needs to get the other players involved more and not try to do more himself.
Pushing the ball is when the Jazz are playing at their best.Go Jazz, let's
take it to the Suns!
lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame LAME!!!!!!!!
It was a contest to see which team could find the players with the strangest
first names. Since Tyreke and LeBron were already taken, we had to settle with
this guy. But our last two new players put us ahead of the rest of the
pack....and we have Memo, too.
I hope they are just waiting on vets to get healthy like Mikki More and Larry
Some good points that make it clear what is really going on. At this point, #13
doesn't really matter. He bides time until we can check out Moore or Hughes, who
are probably the only two bigs we could get who realistically could contribute
by playoff time. Neither is great, but they might play a key role in a game or
two, and that's all that we can expect.The Jazz have the talent, and
will get better. Unless you're talking Kobe or LeBron or DWade, winning in the
NBA isn't about talent. It's about effort and chemistry. Sometimes the Jazz have
it, and sometimes they don't.The Jazz need to work on three
things:1. Number 1 is DWill. He needs to be more consistent and play
with real effort all of the time. He has the talent, but too often lets his mind
or mood get in the way.2. We have to solve the center problem. It's
our main defect. Okur isn't the answer. Fes: maybe?3. Korver &
Matthews just need to keep improving their shots. They both can do it, and both
give the effort.
There are alot of smart, astute people that comment on this chart...Can
anyone tell me why Sloan does not play Fesenko, when he is exactly what the team
needs?Why is Okur so horrible this year?
The Jazz have a few options to add an experienced big man but if they were
seriously interested they would have tried to get Camby, Ratliff, Haywood etc..
even Finley would have provided some good experience. Read this: "We would
actively pursue somebody if we thought he could help us win," he added. "Right
now I don't see it." KOC.. The Jazz are serious about competing but not serious
about winning it all. The post about getting deeper into fans pockets is totally
accurate and all the rest of you are deluded...
lack of knowledge: This love affair of Mikki Moore and Larry Hughes is
laughable. Neither one will do anything. Any big body would have
done better. I do not know how many times the uneducated fan cannot
understandMikki Moore does not play defense.Larry Hughes
is about Larry Hughes and getting his
I get that fans are frustrated this year but if you are looking at this move to
put you over the top you all are delusional. Cleveland is getting Big Z and
everyone else is marginal at best. It appears that the sky is falling fans and
the delusional fans have joined in today!! The Jazz have had their
eye on this guy and want to get a look up close in PRACTICE! Plus everyone knows
they are trying to save luxury tax money this year. @cart blanche,
how does the Jazz defensive philosophy of guarding the paint, affect Memo's
defensive numbers? stats don't tell the whole story. Memo is always going to
struggle against athletic forwards and centers. If Memo were so great on D, how
come your boy Jerry is going away from him in 4th quarter with the game on the
MilesI am not calling Okur a defensive stopper - Never have, Never
will. Okur is limited defensively, but he is playing hard on defense. Defense is a TEAM thing. Not an individual player thing. Let me put it to you this way:This season the Jazz are allowing
104.5 points per 100 possession. Is that good - Yes. It is not
great and not NBA Elite but it is good. During the Eaton Years (10
years - between 1982 to 1992 season) the Jazz allowed an average 104.55 per 100
possession (now they did have a 4 year stretch where the Jazz were allowing
about 103 and one year at 101.5 - the best defense Jazz team ever).Even during the Jazz 2 season to the NBA Finals the Jazz averaged 104.0 in
1996 and 105.4 in 1997. The reason the Jazz were so good those season was their
offensive was in 113.6 and 112.7. - This years offensive is at 109.6I would love the Jazz's defense to get better. Defense is a team sport
The Jazz were either going to sign Brewer or Korver to an extension. Brewer
can't shoot, and Korver puts fans in the seats. From a business perspective
which one would you choose? Exactly that's why the Jazz will sign Korver to an
The "O" is a jazz bench warmer for 10 days, so chill people! Dwayne
Jones (6'11 d-league all star) I could get excited about. NOT mikki
moore. NOR any injured vet.
Dudes!!! RELAX!!! *Brewer deal was Necessary! They were not going
to match any other offers! First rounder for nothing! is good in my book. Plus
his outside shot was a liability, even though I loved his hustle & athleticism
and finishing around the hoop!~*Maynor, Necessary to rid us of the
Harpering Contract!*Signing O.J. to a 10 day contract, for 24K (cheap)
good move to cover for A.K. back problems.*We already have 3 big men.
Okur (whom they will play because of his shooting, not so much the defense)
F.E.S. Clogs the middle (Play him More!!!) and Koufus, who rarly sees the floor,
but who is a hard worker, and knows the JAZZ playbook.*O.J. is averging
14.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 dimes, and 51% from the field, (DLeague) not
bad! We'll see if he if he gets playing time/defense/shots, he might be a
diamond in the rough!
@Blauch: Hold on, last week defense was a individual thing as in, "CJ doesn't
play any defense". Now this week it is a team thing? And when did playing hard
on defense equate to good defense? Korver plays hard on defense but no one in
their right mind would call him a good defender.Personally I don't
think there is anything wrong with the Jazz. They are one of the top teams in
the NBA playing in a small market where most pro athletes don't want to live.
Let's face it, SLC is not an awesome place for 20 somethings with lots of money.
If Williams is angry about his team then he should start making free throws and
playing better. Two lousy games recently.
MilesThat has always been my complaint with Miles is his team
defense. He doesn't slide over and take charges, his rotation is poor. Defensive is a team effort. I have actually said multiple times that I
think that Miles has given more effort on defense lately. You see him jumping
trying to defend shots. My Biggest problem with Miles is the even
though he is shooting the lowest Percentage on the team (players who actually
play - Koufas and Gaines are worst) he takes more shots per minutes than anyone
- Even Williams. He also has a very low rate of going to the line. That is a
high volume chucker who is extremely inefficient. Statistically
speaking - He make the team much worst. For example the Jazz had
the best Offense in the entire NBA 2 seasons ago, they benched AK
(extraordinarily efficient player) for CJ Miles and the Jazz then went to having
the 10th best offensive team. Part of that is on Boozer being injured.
But CJ is a much worst offensive player than AK. Anyway, Why do
you like CJ so much?
Check out the otheyus jeffers story yesterday @ "ridiculous upside" .com. This might change your minds, haters.
The Jazz took the cheap route.
what do you mean they would mess up the chemistery? looks to me like that was
done when they got rid of brewer. played like crap since. re z you said brewer
couldn't shoot couldn't dribble but we got rid of him just in time he would be
signing a big contract with someone next year? why would he get a big contract
if he is no good? and why was he starting in utah? o"connor said he would be
signing a millsap like contract next year BULL nobody would have gave him 8 mil
maby 2 or 3 . just like he said we were crowded at the wing then sign's another
one. cain't belive anything coming out of his mouth look's like sokol and z do.
re: Brandondont worry brother, D-Will will be gone as soon as his
current contract expires so you wont have to listen to him for that much
longer.D-Will is a winner, so he will want to go to a club that
actually wants to win a ring, not JUST make a profit. Greg Miller has said it
himself so there can be no doubt.
What does it matter if we picked up another guard? He will not play. We could
have signed a center and it still wont matter. They came from the D-league so i
doubt they are better than any nba player we have.. so fez and koufus are better
than anyone from the d league. SO ALL JAZZ FANS JUST RELAX
This absolutely makes the Brewer trade meaningless. I thought the idea was to
get rid of the logjam at the 2-3 position instead O'Conner signs a wing player?
What is he thinking? The Jazz will never amount to anything great. They'll be
a good team but never great.
Wow, I can't believe how many people are upset about the 13th man! Can everybody
agree to count to ten while taking deep breaths before jumping to conclusions
about the Jazz's desire to win?This guy is a defense first type
player who may be able to barely crack the rotation, but he is going to have 6
fouls to give. Think about 6 fouls to harrass Carmelo or Kobe in the playoffs.
I'll wait while that computes...If this guy plays 10 minutes in the
playoffs just to throw a different look at these guys as well as some tough D,
I'm all for it. It may not put them over the top, but can you tell me who is out
there that could? We have already seen Mikki Moore and know he will not stop
anyone on the Lakers, and while Larry Hughes can score in bunches at times, he
is a me first player that would never get off the bench for Sloan. You want to
talk about ruining chemistry, well he's your guy.Just give it some
time before making your negative judgements.
making a profit? yea, the jazz are just raking in the dough this year, right,
whatever you say...
re: @the mailmanOnly because of pathetic management will they make a
loss, IF they do. I'll ask you this, if money is not the main
consideration, why did they give Maynor away, their 1st round pick, for nothing?
Wow.. Tons of unintelligent comments as usual. Brewer is gone because they
weren't going to be able to re-sign him next year. Memphis made a decent offer
so why not get something out of nothing? KOC knows what he's doing.. This is
what he does for a living.. Clearly he is going to sign the best player
available that WANTS to come to Utah. A guy has to argee to come here.. You
can't just say "Hey.. You're a top free agent.. You're playing here now!" It
doesn't work like that. Think before you post!
do what college coaches do, recruit show your best video tapes of Utah and what
it has to offer, profile communities throw in a few blanche stats and there
presto like Peabody you sold your recruit
actually the Jazz need players who can guard and also score against LA/DEN
inside and that is not Boozer/Okur/Millsap. For most of the rest of the teams
the Jazz do not need 7 footers but to contend they do. It is not a
myth it is a nasty reality. Boozer reverts to fading jump shots. Okur goes
outside and Millsap gets blocked.
is DWill since the Brewer trade. He has for various reasons just not played
well. The Jazz are very susceptible to average to poor PG play. That is why they
absolutely have to have a very good back PG. When DWill is hurt or
in a funk the back up PG has to step up and in. Price is a little better than
last year but he just does not run the team that well. The Jazz were
a stronger team with Fish at back PG and SG. The 2 PG approach helps the Jazz
inside game a lot. Brewer helped as a defacto second PG even though he could not
shoot. Mathews and maybe CJ will eventually take over that role? The
hope is that they do it by the playoffs.The 13th guy is meaningless.
I would rather have Fez on the floor than Moore. I would probably rather have
Koufos on the floor. Gaines knows the offense well enough that he
can play SG if he has to. Sloan is going to got to a short rotation
unless there is a match up he wants to exploit. The Jazz have to get
a good PG back up.
So while the Jazz needs a big center .. they signs a gaurd .. Hope Jazz knows
what thay are doin !!