In other more important news, the Portland Trail Blazers defeat the OKC Thunder
to take the top place in the west.Portland had 5 guys in double
figures...LA had 30 pts, Crash had 13, (your beloved) had Matthews 16, Felton
and Batum with 12.If i'm a Jazz fan, I would not be pounding my
chest or even get excited over these past two wins. Both teams did not have
their best player, and the Jazz struggled big time. No Gordon for N.O. and no
Bogut for MIL. Cute title for the story, hahahahaexpect
a beat down for the Jazz on THEIR home court on January 30th. I'll be there to
watch it go down. Go Blazers!
At the end of the season it only matter how many games you win. Not who you
beat. For the Jazz to be 3 - 3 I am shocked. Doing better than I figured they
would do this season. I don't think they can win on the road though. Playing Burkes tonight was a great idea. Fresh legs. I wish Corbin would use
his bench more on back-to-backs. Fresh legs are better than better players with
Wow. What a terrible game to watch, was that pro basketball? And to make things
even worse I waited too long to mute Bolerjack & Harpring. Their praising,
analyzing and goofing off is overbearing. How about just calling the game and
what you see? As for the team, I will say this with total conviction, it's
a good thing they were facing a tired and depleted team last night or they would
have got swamped by one of quality. Whats with this modified defense? Real
good around the rim but the same old "nothing" out front and on the
perimeter. As for the offense-This is nothing more than a minor tweak to the
worn out Sloan mentality. Ty get films which are readily available of Chicago,
Boston, San Antonio and Portland playing defense. They play it right! As for the
offense-Why not implement your schemes to the players strengths and talents you
have now instead of making them play to an old worn out offense that every team
in this league throughly knows and can defend? Sloan is no longer here so lets
see something different PLEASE!Put in yours and your staffs ideas.
The Jazz rookies will be more acclimated to the NBA by Jan 30th, Portland. Josh
Howard just might be slowing down Wesley Matthews on that night, too. Be careful
what you wish for.
Jefferson has exactly 0 assists on the year. He needs to learn to pass. The only
time he hands it over is on a rebound. Twice, other players were wide open and
he took bad shots. Luckily they went in tonight. That won't happen every night.
Well, good luck Portland fan on Jan 30th. The last time the Blazers were in SLC
they lost, so you're sticking your neck out. I'm not impressed that Portland
beat OKC. The Thunder is not as good as their record shows.
Utah took some 66 shots. Milwaukee threw up about 95. Jefferson and Miles
combined for about half of Utah's shots. Harris had zero points. The
youngsters with Millsap had a lot better production with limited opportunities.
Sap and Favors really hit the boards with both in double figures. I believe
that Sap had 7 shots and Jefferson had 17. Sap did it the old fashioned way.
He earned it. You can see in the statistics that there is selective passing of
the ball among a clique of players.
@ Portland TrailBlazerPortland is still a first round team at best.
Your best player is Aldridge, and Matthews is a fine player, and yeah, the Jazz
would be better off with him, but if he is your second option, you can't compete
with the top teams. So enjoy another first round exit season my friend. At
least you can watch OKC in the playoffs and the player that Portland passed on
(his name is Kevin Durant, does that name ring a bell?)
Please do not feed the troll. You can't beat a troll by trash-talking it to
death. The thing trolls hate most is to be ignored.As for the Jazz:
Burks only shot 1-6, but gave a clinic on getting to the basket, getting to the
foul line, and getting the other team in foul trouble. Well done. Favors
continues to impress. AJ does need to pass more, but he actually is averaging
1.5 assists per game. Going solely by statistics, Favors is the black hole with
zero assists this year.
Portland Trail BlazersThere are Portland papers to follow and to
comment on...who in Utah, other than you, really care or follow Portland????
@Portland Trailblazer-Greg Oden- Played in a total of 82 games in 3
years-Point per game career avg. - 9.4-Rebounds per game career
avg.7.3-Games played this year- zeroKevin Durant- Actually
plays, instead of being a season ticket holder on the benchPoint per
game career avg- 25.9Rebounds per game- 6.3Only missed 14 games in
his career so farMVP candidateEven better playoff averages than
regular seasonSo the Jazz messed up on Wes Matthews. A nice player,
certainly not a franchise player or future hall of famer. Portland has missed
on Kevin Durant, but that is not even the worst part. Ever heard of Michael
Jordan? Where is Brandon Roy these days? Jazz all the way baby, we never stay
Defensively the Jazz are hurting. When a second string center on a
mediocre team gets 24-12 on the Jazz their defense is awful. The night before
the Hornets second string guard goes for 27.The coaching situation
is abysmal. Hornacek was a great shooter but a proven failure at teaching
others to imitate him, ask Bell who is now 2 for 13 this season. The big man
coach does not have our bigs boxing out. Millsap boxes out from what he was
previously taught the others use their height but not their footwork to out
muscle the opponents.During the timeouts Phil Johnson has more court
and team savvy than exists on the entire coaching staff. When the Jazz lost
Jerry the level of coaching declined but the coach would have been fine but his
assistants need to be of a higher caliber in order to help this young struggling
team.Defensively Hayward has regressed, he gets burned by anyone he
guards. Lucky for him his man last night was not hitting even though he had
plenty of wide open looks. Harris is getting burned defensively by way lesser
guards.Somebody has to teach defense.
Corbin needs to get everyone involved in the offense...that means telling Big Al
to pass the ball back out when he is double teamed or tripled teamed...this is
why some of the other players are only getting 3 to 4 shots a game...they feed
him and illregardless he shoots...try and think the last time you saw him bump
it back out...never happens...this team is not built around him nor should it
be...the game he was out because of his injury, the Jazz played team ball.Corbin, pull him out when he doesn't pass back out.
Portland TrailBlazer --We are having a debate of who is the worst pick in
NBA history -- we are down to Sam Bowie before Michael Jordan and Greg Oden
before Kevin Durrant. Can you help us figure out which pick was worse. Go
I was at the game last night. It was still fun despite the low score and sloppy
game. 6 games in 8 nights. I think some fans are being a little harsh on the
team. Al Jefferson ate up Drew Gooden. Every time they went to Jefferson he
backed down Gooden and either scored or got fouled. We just need to get Al
going on the defensive end, but Al was a big reason the Jazz won last night. CJ
hit a timely 3. Burks gave a good lift. Favors was protecting the paint.
Millsap did his thing. In the end it is a win. Good job Jazz. The Jazz played
good defense. A lot of those offensive rebounds were from weird bounces.
Milwaukee would either clank or air ball a 3 that would go right to one of their
players. That said, the Jazz need to make sure they find a way to limit second
chance opportunities. GO JAZZ!
More Burks, Evans.Less Bell.Less AJ hate, geez!
Again the Jazz lucked out playing a tired and injured team. I really enjoy
watching these new kids play. I'm not sure I've ever seen a player that needs
confidence to play, more than Heyward. I really think if he was given more of a
green light to shoot, he could develop faster. I have more faith in him than C J
or Bell. He is shooting .429% this year and has taken 42 shots. Matthews that
cost the Blazers more money than Rondo made for Boston is shooting .431 and he
has taken 65 shots. I know the defense Matthews brought was spectacular, but
remember what a confident Heyward did to Kobe. Corbin needs to keep
Favors, Millsap, Kanter, and Burks on the floor!
Portland Trailblazer. You neglectfully forget to mention that the
Jazz had 12 blocks and that the Jazz had two of their guys injured. If you want the jazz to move so bad you better be willing to defect from
portland and become the Kansas City Jazz's number one fan. Are you
prepared to do this? If not, please be quiet.
I think it is so funny how the Sloan Haters are still blaming Sloan for our
problems. He isn't here anymore, and he isn't coming back, so you will need to
find someone else to pick on.
At least the Blazers will be in the playoffs. Wesley is not the 2nd option but
he is a great role player on the #1 team in the west...ever heard of Crash or
Crawford????Get ready to become fans of the Kansas City Jazz.
Agree with JP. Just don't talk to the JailBlazer dude because he loves the
attention he gets and I repeat again DON'T TALK TO HIM!!!Also the
jazz need to bench bell, he's useless and GO KANTER AND BURKS!!! (which he will
be a way better player than Brewer)
#1 team in the west after 5 games. That is saying something.....
I like Kanter and Burks in the early stages of the season. My feeling is the
Jazz will not win more than one or two road games, so they better feast upon
their home games. Milwaukee and Philadelphia are very sorry teams. What is it
with all these player injuries early in the season? They had plenty of time
with the strike to get themselves in top shape. Pulled muscles and tweeked
ankles....come on you wuzzies. Paul Millsap's injuries are troubling. You
gotta love it baby....and go Jazz....wherever go is.
Worst draft pick ever? LaRue MartinTop 3 worst pick: Mychal
Thompson ahead of Bird.
PTB I'll give you this, the Trailblazers are winning. Do you honestly think they
go in as the #1 team in the west. They will be a first round exit as always. The
Jazz made the playoffs 22 years in a row. How many times have the Blazers? Have
fun with your 1 round playoff run in probably the most depleted western
conference in years.
By the way if were talking about "right now" the Jazz are in the