The veterans were a joke.Devin Harris? Uh, was he trying to relive
his rookie year? Never got anyone one into any offense. His defensive effort
would have made Boozer proud as Portland guards drove past him at will. On the
offensive end he turned the ball over with regularity and looked like he never
heard of an offensive set. We can really give thanks that we got Earl Watson
back because if that is what Harris is going to play like then I am looking
forward to the inevitable day Harris is unable to play due to an injury (not
that I want him injured...just not playing).Jefferson? Still the
same terrible stagnater of our offense. The ball sticks in his hands like glue
and our offense stops. Same as last season...I saw no improvement in his
abilities since last season whatsoever.CJ? Same as usual...flashes
of greatness and then abysmal mediocrity about 80% of the time.Bell?
Might be improved..still unknown.Memo? Go back to Turkey because
he played like one.Rookies? They definitely played with effort
which is more than I can say for the veterans.Derrick Favors will be
Scariest thing about last nights, debacle? No defense. Not for one second of any
quarter, did it look like the Jazz came together and played tough team defense.
Even our potential all star (Favors) will not become an all star caliber player
until he learns how to contribute on the defensive end. Portland scored so often
and easily and simply went around Jazz players time after time. Let's hope for
better on Wednesday, but if Ty Corbin can't get his players to toughen up on the
d end, it's going to be a long season.
Just as I predicted yesterday. The Jazz will win 15 games this season.
eh, the blazers looked great NOW, but when March hits they'll run out of gas
quick. their 2 bigs are over 37 years old. they better win as much as they can
now because their paint is going to be wide open towards the end of the
season.the game last night was pretty ugly, but we didn't have
millsap, or any set lineups, and corbin was playing all 4 new/young guys at the
same time. plus they let CJ play. considering all of that, the result was about
as expected. better they lose like that now than next week.