The team is looking good. This season is going to be sweet!
"Hope" is not a word that a successful athletic program aspires to. I leaves
room for excuses.They better have some confidence and desire to have a
This Jazz team has been re-built this year. I beleive they "hope" they can come
together quickly and learn how to play as a team. I'm sure the players are
confident they can be good but it could take a little time to mesh now that the
games mean something. I didn't get from the story that there is any lack of
confidence and the team is "hoping" to be good.
Even if the Jazz are improved over last year, they won't be expected to win on
the road against contenders. Jazz fans are unrealistically optimistic about
individual games just because the team did not lose in the pre-season. Still,
I'm guessing the team will win 54 to 56 games this year and will be in the
Western finals. If Fes gets enough playing time during the season, he could
learn enough to give Gasol trouble in a series. Also, Houston
should be included as a contender. They're pretty deep, the Great Wall of China
is back, and they have a collection of good shooters that few other teams in the
league could match. And they have an excellent veteran coach.Two
keys to the season are the turnovers of Williams and Price. I see both men as
improving in this regard as they mature and learn to take fewer chances. That
bodes well for the Jazz and should result in more wins.
If you've got 'em use 'emBuckle up, it's time for Jazz basketball.
You gotta love it baby!
Al's enthusiasm to finally play for a good team is contagious and helps some of
the other players realize how fortunate they are to be here. As the season goes
on, the rest of the league is going to realize just how good a trade the Jazz
made when they picked him up.
I`m excited and ready to root for our boys,but also am going to temper that
excitement,it`s a long season,I like our starters,but really our bench is
unproven with Memo out.Miles needs to step up big time,breakout year,hopefully
Fes proves his worth.GO JAZZ! oh,and Millsap...not to worry, 3rd in the league
in rebounds possible all-star
One game at a time! Lets get it on!GO JAZZ!!
Looks to me that even if the Jazz are improved they will win less games this
year than last. This should be true for other teams in the West as well as the
east and the bottom of the West is better this year. The winner in west may
have as few as 50-53 wins, the Jazz 48 to 50 and coming in as the fourth seed
with a first round home court advantage in the playoffs.
I agree with Sloan. They will have both high and low spots to deal with. Let's
hope character, and Chemistry shine on.. As a side not I'll bet Ming is out for
good by the new year. He is just too big for those feet to take any more..
I just love that we have a bunch of guys now who WANT to be here and care about
each other and the team. I think that goes a long way to improve chemistry,
which helps win games. This will be a great season!