I have been wondering when the Jazz would catch on and realize that making the
eight place playoff spot is foolish. Now it seems they are realizing that they
will have two lottery picks in the upcoming NBA draft. I say tank the rest of
the season and play the lottery game. It certainly hasn't hindered San Antonio
or Houston in the past to tank the season.
Loss to Wiz...In overtime...Sort of says it all about
the.."EXCITING""NEW LOOK JAZZ."
This season is predictably ending on the sour note it is simply because of the
inability of the Jazz to rebuild and put pieces together when Stockton and
Malone were leading them to victories. The team was stagnant and unable to
bring in more young players that could make a difference, and develop them.
It's more of the same have nots will continue to have no chance going forward.
This is a multi-tiered league that will never, going forward provide any chance
for the fringe teams to build and keep players to become a contender. This is
not baseball, football, or hockey. It is a five man team, making it easier for
management of the haves to cherrypick the havenots stars and continue dynasties
in the major market cities. This is just sad. It is a sham to say that lottery
teams have any chance to build something for the future. Teams like the Jazz
are getting crucified and no one gives a hoot. The players and
owners/management just laugh when they play teams at the bottom like the Jazz.
It sickens me to see the demise of teams that used to be competitive, now just
I have no problem with Corbin playing the rookies during this last 10 games.
Favors , Hayward, and Evans are the future and they did an outstanding job last
night. Resting Millsap and Jefferson could keep them from some of the injuries
that occur towards the latter part of the 48 minutes. There is some dead wood in
the organization that needs pruning like Fes or Elson, Either of these two could
easily be replaced by the addition of Favors. His double / double last night was
just beautiful to watch, especially when one considers the fact that he is only
19. Having AK 47 surrender that fat paycheck and be resigned for the
veteran player minimum is only logical as he certainly doesn't need the money
and seems a bit hesitant to uproot his family. I really think he would sign a
veteran minimum contract, leaving us with a solid role player.. if not
trade,bait, and switch. I think that we have just been spoiled over the
years and that the future just caught up to us. One needs only to look at OKC
and pay attention to what they did in four years after leaving Seattle.
I understand the decisions made, but I'd sure rather have Jeffers, Yatta (I know
he's injured now) & Cousin than Bell, Watson & Elson going forward.
Tough, hungry kids, looking to bond with the higher-profile rookies, run through
the wall for the coach. Sure, they'll never be starters, but you
can't rebuild with fringe veterans looking to tag along on a contender, always
turn cancerous. We know what we have with the vets, Fes & Price--not much.
Love Ronnie's energy but his shooting is horrendous, and his handle isn't a lot
better.Oldest guy on the roster next year should be Harris, Memo if
healthy, AK if he takes a big paycut.I'll always root for Jeffers
OJ over Bell any day.
Agree with BillM75 & Jazz-NationJeffers, Yatta & Cousin -
plus the the guys we draft for Bell, Price, Elson, Fes.Lets be young
& aggressive - nothing to lose !!
It's a business. If you have players under contract you can't keep better
players. That's just how the NBA works. Hayward may not be as good as Jeffers
but Hayward had a gauranteed contract going into camp. No brainer from a
business side. Some players are in the NBA more because of being in the right
place at the right time. Nothing more..........
Quit being stupid you people that keep saying sign A.K. for less. He's been
shopping himself since the middle of the season and is without doubt going to
N.J. Send Miles there also so that him and D-Will can waggle their mouth pieces
together. Fess more than likely will resurface in N.J. also. Price, for as super
a person as he is,has no business in this league with anyone and maybe Bell can
be traded W/a pick for someone who is not a trouble maker if not a starter and
wants to contribute. All of you that think big Al is the second coming of you
know who are also delusional, why do you think Minn didn't want him any longer
and they are a bottom feeder? Lets clean this house while the cleaning
crew is here, and get rid of anyone who is like D-Will "a malcontent"!
We want players that want to be here and will work to stay!
@CJ MilesHayward is definitely better than Jeffers...but Jeffers is
better than Price and Fesenko...i respect what ronnie brings to the
table...especially his energy and hustle...but...sometimes...it just wont cut
it...Fesenko needs to go...and Elson and Raja are past their primes...Okur needs
to go...AK if he really wants to stay...he should be happy with a veteran's
minimum contract...coz half of the time...he isnt playing...for CJ...if an offer
came along...pull the trigger...i am guilty of calling him out a lot of
times...its not because i hate the guy...its just that...i had high hopes for
him since the playoffs last year...but...lo and behold...same old CJ...at least
he is consistent on one thing...being himself...
its definitely time to get players who will buy into a winning culture based on
solid work ethic, millsap is therefore a keeper, if size is all that truly
matters, which i subscribe to, i like the idea of him there at the three and so
far he has showed he has some/many of the skills needed, also he is in
exceptional shape even for athletes so i can see the mismathces that will create
and his superior athleticism making up for things here and doing things there,
it wouldn't be conventional but i wouldn't be surprised if it worked out
either,but i'd find a center, trade the winner who never wins.