Milsap is great if you want to get to 45 games. The problem is, he has the game
of a power forward, the heart of a giant, and the height of a small forward.
He's more valuable off of the bench, where the mismatch goes in the Jazz' favor
because other team's bench players have less length, than he is in the starting
lineup where long teams like the Spurs and Lakers and Mavericks and Celtics have
too much length for him. Start Favors, let Milsap come off the bench and hand
the starters the lead when they come back in.
well, hope and optimism is all we--the jazz fans--have after this season. gosh,
i'd really miss watching the jazz in the playoffs. i hope the bulls win the
title. lol. oh wait...that would hurt a lot! imagine; that much hated, much
maligned boozer winning a championship? geezzzzz!
I love the enthusiasm and the optimism. That's a big part of the puzzle and if
the team and the fans remain that way things will get better. In times past -
when we lost Stockton and Malone or when key players got hurt - we could always
say, "Well at least we have Jerry Sloan." I'm hoping Ty Corbin has as
much success as Jerry Sloan did. Let's all keep a good thought for Ty. I join
Brad Rock in believing in the future of the Jazz. I can't for draft night.
Okur is not a bonus, he's a liability even if he is healthy. His big contract is
a money drain on the franchise with little if nothing in return. We may not be
able to afford Kirilenko after his contract expires either. The Jazz are in a
rebuilding mode at this time. Hopefully, some good draft picks will help in the
future, but as for next season, there is little to cheer about.
Two words:Draft Jimmer!
re:CaliCougOne word: NOJimmer has never played defense
which is required in the NBA. He is short in case you haven't noticed. And no
NBA team is going to let him jack up 40 shots a game. Jimmer will
not be a lottery pick - check the sports wires. His stock is dropping line a
rock - rocks similar to those he threw up in the Florida game
I agree with Brad. Plenty of reasons to be optimistic and excited about the
next year or two (hopefully no lock-out). I'm glad Big Al is excited. I feel
for him coming here to play for Jerry, with Deron, and get to the playoffs and
having those dreams short-lived. But he's happy because he knows things will
turn around. This is a special team in the making, with guys who actually like
being here, and who lately seem to believe in what they'll be able to do.
Personally, I can't wait to watch this team blossom, and I don't think it will
take that long.
Ostertag over Jimmer anyday.
Hmmm ... Jimmer averaged 28.9 when he was THE guy and always had 2-3 guys on
him. I think he will do alright being the 3rd or 4th option with only one guy on
him. As far as defense goes, shooters play. If you can shoot, you are in the
game. He can work on the defense. As far as his height, when is a 6-2 guard
considered short? There are many, many NBA guards that are 6-2 or less. Again,
if he's getting shots in the basket, he is in the game.
Lol @ Ostertag over Jimmer. Ostertag was garbage, I can't believe that guy ever
played for the Jazz.Jimmers stick is not dropping. Its rising. He's
gone from a 12th pick to the top 10. Most Draft sites have him going 8th or
7th.The biggest need for this team is an athletic 3, who's got
length and a 3 point shooter (Derrick Williams please) and another wing player
who can shoot from 3. We need shooters badly on this team.
No disrespect to coach Sloan, but Kosta is prefect example that coach
didn't care about developing young Big's. Hopefully they keep Fes and use him
(slap him around until he gets serious). You have to admit its was really cool
to see Kobe on the hardwood and the big guy throw the ball at him. If he isn't
in Utah don't be surprised if isn't a Laker (Kobe seems to go after guys that
play him hard). I hope that they trade one draft pick and several players for
some veteran knock down shooters. Here's to a very interesting off season.
millsap is not the only one that has trouble with length al dosen't play well
against length favors either same as 99 to 100 percent of all players. millsap
and boz together had trouble with length. most players also will play better
off the bench against bench players that's why sloan and corbin always pull
millsap or al in the first quater to put them back in the second quater. their
is a reason favors is not starting just because you make a couple of dunks don't
mean you are playing good baskettball. he can only play well for about 5 min at
a time. but he dunks the ball one time everybody starts hollering millsap to the
bench start favors millsap is too small he has been by far the only consistant
player. al 30 points one night 6 the next 5 cj same kirlinko NOT might want to
think before you put sap to the bench might not be toom preety
I would think Jimmer is a good fit. He can shoot and draw the defenders. I
think he is better than Miles anyway.
Good thought Josemb.....The bulls winning a championship and Boozer getting a
ring without coming off the bench. Hillerious thought. Better still, Boozer
playing and losing a championship for the Bulls. lET THE DANCE BEGIN. My prediction........The Jazz will pulverize the Bulls next year.
Another intriguing thing about next year: Corbin has stated several times that
he prefers to "play the matchups" when allotting minutes -- he's not
locked into a fixed rotation philosophy.So -- how many combinations
are available to him?Fes is a straight 5, but Okur, Jefferson and
Favors can all play either the 5 or the 4. Millsap, Kirilenko, Evans either the
4 or the 3. Hayward, Miles, Bell either the 3 or the 2. Harris and Watson the
2 or the 1. (Not counting Price and Elson -- they are gone).Somebody do the math -- I can't. How many possible combos, depending on the
opposing lineups?This could be the most versatile team in Jazz
Optimistic??? That's pretty funny!
Next year will be exciting if management does some house cleaning. Evaluate who
are team players willing to work hard and dedicate themselves. Then get rid of
those who don't .....MILES. Figure out what made the team go from such an
awsome start to bottom feeders and fix the problem. They tanked long before
Sloan and Williams left. Why?? Is everyone in the locker room on the same
page?? Fans are getting tired of SOS year in and year out. We want more.
@coleman51I disagree with you completely. I think next year the Jazz have
the potential to be very good. O'Conner has proven that he can pull off the big
deals. The Williams trade was brilliant. The Jazz have a core of very good young
players, money to spend and two lottery picks to use or trade. Let Kirilenko go
I wouldn't mind seeing Bell and price go. Hope Okur can be back in good form
though I doubt he will play much next year. Unless you can get a very
good, athletic center in the draft, go for the best player available and trade
Fes or Okur and a lottery pick for a center upgrade if possible.
A tag for Oster... in a 7 game series Tag had more blocks in 1 game than Shaq
had in the 7 game series when against each other. Whenever tag came to play or
was at least trying...and lost his head and got a T-foul. I noticed that Sloan
would back up his fight with a Head Coach T-foul too. I just hope the Jazz can
find a man with a fight in him every night like Sloan not just once in a while
like tag man..
If I understand it right since NJ is tied with Sacramento for the 5th draft spot
there will be a coin toss to determine who gets it. The Jazz will also own the
12th pick outright before the lottery. They also have the option of
buying out Ante Tomic's contract (Jazz would pay about $5 million) this summer
to bring him over. If I'm the Jazz I would much rather pay to bring him over
right away than resign Fess or Elson. From what I've read if Tomic were in this
year's draft he would be a mid to late lottery pick. If ever there
was a year that the Jazz would want 3 rookies with lottery talent it would be
OrlandoJazzFan | 7:49 a.m. April 14, 2011Jimmer will not be a
lottery pick - check the sports wires. His stock is dropping line a rock - rocks
similar to those he threw up in the Florida game -------------------------You have no idea what you're talking
about. Guaranteed Jimmer is a lottery pick. Name 14 players that will (not
should be, in your opinion) be drafted ahead of him.
Jimmer will be picked in the top 14. Only chance he won't is if the Jazz' 12th
pick moves into the top 3, and by 12 he may well the best player left the way
this draft is shaping up. He'll be fine, so long as nobody expects him to come
right in and be Chris Paul.I am optimistic about the Jazz. This was
always going to be a tough, transistion season, even before Sloan & DWrist
left. Some very bright flickers near the end, but we still have a long way to
go and will need some luck.
I take issue with the word meaningless" being used for any game. So what if
you don't make the playoffs? As long as you hae a house full of fans there is
reason enough to play hard.
The Jazz have a lot of talent AND AJ, Harris, Hayward and Favors will be better
next year, if for no other reason than they know the offense and each other.
Millsap's range will improve. Okur may be able to contribute. Two lotto picks
will help. Watson should be back. CJ will be back. On Jimmer, he
would have an easier NBA transition with the GS, PHO or NY. However, he would
fit in nicely with the Jazz as the 3rd PG with time to adjust/develop for a
couple of years while he also contributed as a 3 point specialist in the right
match ups.His role is going to be vastly different so his game is
going to be vastly different. He can shoot. He has a 36 inch vert. He can handle
the pressure of 2/3 defenders. He can play D when it is a priority. If the Jazz don't get Jimmer they will get Knight, Burkes or a good SF who can
shoot.The Jazz should be in the thick of things next year. An
effective salary cap of 75 or 80 mill would really help the Jazz.
Jimmer will do just fine in the NBA draft. He can score and is a strong player.
Built like Dwill, shoots like Reddick, passes like Hayward and plays defense
like a ghost. However Jimmer works hard and will work on his defense. Do the
Jazz need him......NO But it wouldn't be the worst thing if they ended up
drafting him with the second pick.The Jazz need to trade Memo's
contract for a perimeter scorer/defender. For 10 million should be someone out
there that fits that mold.Signing AK would be a huge mistake. It
would be like signing Bell. AK's best years are gone and by the time the Jazz
are a top team again, a AK contract would be a thorn in their side again. Let
him go.Fes is a tough one. I would re-sign him.I would
try to package Bell with Memo to get rid of Bell. However it is possible that
Bell comes back strong next year due to his ego and wanting redemption after his
poor showing this season.
Agree with most posters herewould like to see 1. CJ back team
option2. Memo & Bell traded for a 3 or a 53. Draft a 3 & 1 -
I like Williams or Barnes, but its a long shot, Jimmer or Knight with the 12th
pick - also like Burks 4. resign Fes - still a big body with right
training could be an asset - big players take longer to mature5. Let AK go
- better long term without him 6. Price & Elson - gone - thanks but no
There are a bunch of shooting guards around the league that would love to see
Utah draft Jimmer. They already light up the Jazz from the 2 position, so why
not make it easier for them.
KOC sounded pretty positive about CJ for next year. He wants AK but it really
depends on the money. AK will decide if he is back. KOC indicated Memo needed
most of next year to really figure out what he could do (it took Brand a couple
of years to recover and play well). I doubt if KOC is trading Memo unless he is
a complete bust next year. Williams declared for the draft. I doubt
if the Jazz get him. I am not sure who they get. Claiming Jimmer
can't defend is Lame. His first step is very quick and he can stay in front of
most PGs about as well as DWill could. He will be playing PG not SG. Or he is a
3 point specialist who spreads the court and prevents paint packing. That
alone merits drafting him. How many games would the Jazz have won if they
unpacked the paint? No sagging back. Burkes and Knight would also be
good picks. Fes is cheap insurance. Watson deserves to be back. The Jazz are going to contend next year if they get 2 or 3 more good
players and fix the needs.
Several people have mentions Burk as a possibility for the Jazz to pick but
Chad Ford says his weakness is he's not that good of an outside shot, or at best
he is inconsistent, CJ the second, I'm not sure we should use a lottery pick on
him.Knight is athletic and 6'3, so he could be a good pick, but he seems
to be a shoot first pt and although that would be OK, I'd rather see the Jazz
draft a pass first pt. I say that and then at the same time I wouldn't mind
seeing the Jazz pick Jimmer, Jimmer's shooting is special and the Jazz could
really use that.I really think the Jazz need to draft to fill the need at
the 3 spot, even if AK were to come back, he is getting old and is injury prone.
Vesely or TJones would be my pick. I love Vesely's length and motor and
versatility. Jones has very good handles for is size and can go inside or