25 games left,we need to win at least 20 games,a long shot to win
the first round though
While the rest of the league ponders moves to get financial relied or to improve
rosters, the Jazz management continues to believe in the same principles.Standing PatDoing nothingExpecting the fans to
back itGoing nowhere
the strong teams are now trading left and right. the rich are getting richer.
the jazz? well, we await the return of injured players. lol. same players we've
seen through the month-long skid from a west top 4 team to a team falling down
hard from the standings. and corbin keep mouthing off those words "work
hard", "trust each other", "we'll be ok". my goodness.
aren't those the same words sloan kept telling this jazz team? and nobody
listened to him. what makes ty believe those words will win games? this jazz
team is done. tank the season and rest the injured. play the rookies and scrubs
more. and hopefully we'll get a top 10 pick. that's the only thing to look for
since there seem to be no plan by the management to acquire good players before
the trading ends.
Putting Bell and AK back in the starting lineup is foolish. Did Corbin not
notice while the two of them were out, the Jazz held the lead after the first
quarter in all those games? Slow starts were the major problem in
most of the recent loses. Why keep Jerry's line-up? Corbin this is your team
now. Do something different for a change. Stop being Jerry's clone.Sit Millsap or AK, Start Fes. Sit Bell, start CJ. Play Ak at the 4 some.
Play CJ at the 2. Use Watson and Dwill together. Mix it up. Haven't you
noticed your team is bad right now
Starting AK and Bell will probably not hurt if they play well. The
bigger questions are how well will they play and how many minutes will they
play?The Jazz have essentially DWill, AJ, Millsap, AK, Bell, CJ,
Watson and Hayward to spread minutes among. IF AK can handle, it he is the 3rd
big. Fes and Elson are not offensive players and will get little
playing time. Bell and Hayward are the primary SGs with some DWill
at SG (Watson at PG). CJ will get his minutes primarily at SF as AK
has to back up Millsap. The whole team has to step up on D. That has
been a key problem for 2 months. Corbin has the offense running a little
better. The D has to improve. If they can lock down in the 4th Q
they can start winning. If starting AK and Bell does not work Corbin
can and should shuffle. Starts are important but finishing is crucial. If DWill gets healed up the team should play better. His offense is South. His
D is a step slow. That effects the team.One more bad loss and a
salary dump could happen?
Why do Jazz fans even worry about wins or playoff seedings?.. I have always
wondered this, What they need is a big ole billboard advertising the Jazz and
somewhere along lines of saying "Hey Were Gonna Lose Anyway's"
In regards to the bubble.....POP!
So Corbin plans to start the same slow starters that Jerry did. lol.
Best post ever, Todd.Corbin is only doing the best with what he has
My prediction- if the Jazz get the 2nd seed and the Lakers get the 7th... the
Jazz will upset the Lakers.Call me crazy, but I believe!The Jazz will be in the second round, unless they face the Spurs in the first.
Since BYU has already swept Utah I've been thinking about taking the remaining
support that I was giving the Jazz and switch it over to supporting the Utes.
At least they are winning...even if only by 2 points. Coach "I'll
Decide" Williams has truly inspired me to a new level of thinking.
Probably a better slim chance of running into Jerry in the Huntsman Center
How much is O'Connell making?Who does he answer to?What
has this man done to our Utah Jazz?
Same team...Same results. Come on KOC: Trade, Trade, Trade.
"While the rest of the league ponders moves to get financial relied or to
improve rosters""the strong teams are now trading left and
right. the rich are getting richer"What league are you guys
watching? Don't the Jazz have like 5 new players this year? What moves are
Boston, Miami, Chicago, LA, San Antonio, Dallas, etc making? Seems to me the
only teams that are making moves are WEAK teams i.e. New York, Minnesota,
Nets.....The Jazz have already reshaped their roster, the results of that will
not be known in the first year, give it some time...Boston is the only team in
recent history to blow up its team and win year one...Relax!
"Utah Jazz on the 'bubble' for playoff seeding"Translation?Road Kill in the first round....if they even get
IF the Jazz make the playoffs, right now I do not like their chances against SA
LA or DAL and they do not play OKC particularly well.This team has a
lot of problems. It has weaknesses that can and are being exploited. I would support TODD in demanding a trade if I thought there were a particular
trade that would actually solve the problems.I do not think one
trade will do it. I also want to see the details of the new CBA before taking on
a lot of long term salary.Assuming the Jazz do make the playoffs
they should buy a 1st round pick. They have to start getting decent cheap
players via the draft. The Sloan approach of projects has to go.
That has killed the Jazz over the last 6 years or so.Get enough
talent and get players who actually fit their roles. Sloan invested in a lot of
tweeners. That provides versatility and miss matches. But you also need key
players who are ideal for their roles.The Jazz need a decent 3rd big
and a shooting/defending SG. Hayward helps. Player
selection/drafting is a big problem for the Jazz.
Maybe best to miss playoffs,get a higher pick and concentrate on shipping off
some of the dead weight this summer.Keep Williams Millsap and AJ,give Evans and
Hayward a shot,send the rest a-packing.This is really not a contender as is,time
to rebuild,Kakashi,what do you think?
This just in. New Jersey reporting DWill to the Nets for Favors and Harris.
@ Houdinii agree...but if they are going to rebuild...they should
bring in new guys in the management...its not that im giving up on them...its
just that as the team plays right now...they wouldnt last the first round...this
year...or even next year...i sure hope KOC gets to use the TPEs he has
left...and bring in some help at SG and C...
IF the Jazz are so good at dumpster diving and finding talent in the 2nd round
why are they so bad at finding talent in the 1st round where there is a lot more
talent?They have to be using a different set of criteria for the 1st
round selections. It can't be the scouts or even KOC. Both seem to
routinely spot latent 2nd round/undrafted talent. The Jazz have
DWill and Hayward to show for their 1st round picks. Both were very high picks.
Millsap, CJ, Fes, Evans, Price and Mathews were all 2nd round or
undrafted. Millsap was a great college rebounder and that transfers.
The only question about him was developing his shooting. CJ after 6 years is a
6th man. Mathews got away and only got a chance due to injury. How
well would the Jazz be doing if they had not squandered all of those 1st round
picks? Use the same selection criteria in the first round (as in the
2nd) and get more talent. This is not the Sloan School of Basketball
Development. Get more talent to start with.There is (more) plenty of
talent in the late 1st round.
Forget about playoff. Deron to Nets.
Houdini: Why are you asking yourself a question? We know that Kakashi and you
are the same person......Millsap and AJ do not belong on the court
at the same time, especially as starters. Corbin, if you have been watching
film then you should be smart enough to see what is going on with your team.Think about it, AJ is a 4 playing a 5. Millsap is 3 by size playing a
4. CJ is a 2 playing a 3. AK is a 4 playing a 3.Hard to win when every one is
playing the wrong position and too short across the board. If the
Jazz got a legit 5, it would solve most of their problems. Or just play Fes
more at this point.
Well, the bubble just popped now that we no longer have Deron.
Why are so many of the posters berating KOC and Jazz management constantly.
It's just nuts. KOC is doing his job with the assets he has and the location he
is stuck with here in flyover country. What are you people thinking, he is
Houdini? Come on, wake up. Jerry Sloan was a Houdini, making due with the
cards he was dealt while he was here. Getting to the finals two straight years
with the slubs he had on the roster, exclusive of Stockton and Malone is
testament enough to anyone with half a brain. This is a tough business. Being
in arguably the smallest TV market in the country, we are very lucky to have one
major sports franchise. I for one am comfortable with the set of facts I have
outlined many times before. What we all need to understand is how tough it is
to operate a business under these circumstances. All of us owe a huge debt of
gratitude to Larry Miller and his family and business enterprises that have made
all this possible. Enjoy the ride while we still have the Jazz with us. Thanks
to Greg Miller and the current management Jazz team.
Not on the bubble anymore, just went to the cellar in the West Conference. Will
be a lottery pick and watching the playoffs during the summers for years to
come. No Sloan or Williams why would any free agent or good player every
consider coming to Utah to play!! Oh maybe KOC could make a move also!!
Nice article. Things have now changed dramatically and there is more to come.
Let's see what Corbin can do once the turmoil has subsided. The real enemey is
the Lakers and all their size. Once the "real games start", the
Lakers will tear up the Spurs.
Maybe the Jazz could draft Jimmer in the first round and Emery in the second
round and put some BYU fans into the ESA next year. I doubt they would win
much, but they would be interesting to watch.