Always been a jazz fan, always will be. Love you guys.
To answer the article's simple headlining question: Will familiarity lead to a
deeper playoff run? No.I bet every mediocre team in the NBA is
asking themselves the same question, all fooling themselves that the answer is
yes. Oklahoma Thunder, one more year together? Playoff run. New Orleans Hornets,
one more year together? NBA Finals. Dallas Mavericks, one more year together?
NBA Title. HA HA HA HA!!!We don't have the right pieces for a
championship, it was clear three years ago, two years ago, last year, and again
If they don't lose to men to injuries (not a good start with Korver and CJ
already out) they will go deep.
produce an extra 5 wins but going from 48 to 53 will not beat the LA or SA. If Sloan wants a ring he is going to have to address the weaknesses of
this team. Poor outside shooting, poor defense, poor road record. Continuity
does not fix those. Replacing players who don't defend or can't shoot could fix
it.You have the regular season to develop continuity. Get the right
combination of players first then worry about continuity. Koufos and
Fez may improve the rebounding but that is not enough. I am watching the LA/Clip
game. They have some players. Who do the Jazz have who can defend Kobi, Odom,
Bynum, not to mention Gasol? Continuity is not going to beat the
Lakers. Boozer/Millsap will still be too short and Okur/Boozer will still be
average defenders at best. The Jazz will still lack outside shooting. The
defense might be a little better. If Koufos and Fez develop the rebounding might
improve. Does Sloan have a realistic plan for beating LA and SA? I
would like to know what it is. If he has no realistic plan then talk of a ring
is just talk.
I tend to agree with "continuity may" but I see too many weaknesses re appearing
on the court. Weaknesses that have never gone away. True champions show up for
each game with extraordinary talent...we only have one or two of them on court
and everyone knows who they are. However, how about giving us a surprise
guys...give it your best and we will see how far you can go against the giants.
Collins. He gave 4 fouls and drew one or two charges a game. He was always
getting in the way in the paint. He was falling down all over the place. The
Jazz might use the low block now that they aren't trying not to step on Jerron.
I see, and appreciate, the sarcasm, but on that point... I'm excited to see the
young centers get more time this year and see if they have the potential to turn
into the kind of players that can guard Bynum and Gasol as someone mentioned. I
know they dont have it now but I'm excited to see what they can bring when they
get some time with the first string guys.
Seriously...Prove it Jazz is right. Most of them don't show up for all the
games. If we could get their nap times timed right, maybe our team would show
up! Better yet, go to bed on time, and get rid of the naps all together! Love
the Jazz more than most, but they are SO frustrating to watch when you can tell
they just woke up from a nap!
why is the goal of the Jazz to just make it deeper in the playoffs? this is the
season they are supposed to win it all. this is the same thing we hear about U
and BYU football...can they make it to a BCS game instead of can they play for
the national championship? or like college basketball...can our team win one
NCAA game instead of can they win it all? we set our sights too low...content
with mediocrity...it's not worth hoping and paying all that money to watch a
team play multiple games if you don't think they can win it all. why pay the
players all that money if they are not going to be a viable championship team?
you might as well pay me half the money Boozer is getting and I would love to
get out on the court and show you that i can lose too!!!
Will this season magnify itself as the photo for this article?Will
the 4 starters turn on Boozer as he pads his stats for future dollars?Williams stated this summer that he had not had contact with Boozer.A picture is worth a thousand words, and this photo is a sign of the future.
To continuity May:Poor outside Shooting does not win championship
(LA was the 18 best 3 point shooting team the last year and they did just fine)
The Jazz were 27th 3 point shooting team, the 10th best jump shooting team and
the 8th best team at scoring inside. The Jazz were 5th best
offensive rebounding team and the 10th best rebounding team in the league The Jazz's height is fine. You are right the defense of the Jazz
does need to improve. Idahoan:Boozer is standing away from
the other players so the Jazz team can photo shop him out at the end of the
season That is the best picture I have seen of AK added weight. He
looks a lot bigger. By the end of last season he pretty much lost all his
This team is good. They have all the tools to win a championship. They don't
have a star like Kobe, but they do have depth. Outside of last year's playoffs,
we have always played the Laker's tough. The conference finals will be between
the Jazz and the Lakers.
Same Jazz, same result.Same Sloan, same result. I can't
believe management brought back the same sorry defensive team. If I would have
said the type of comments that Boozer did I certainly wouldn't be back at the
same job. Trading him for nothing is better than keeping a bum! Other than Williams, the rest of the team should be on the trading block to
try to improve the team. Kevin O'Conner has a good reputation, but a fairly
poor track record.
im dont even wanna talk about the article...that picture of AK is just downright
scary...he looks like a russian mob boss...anyone agree?
To Ronnie Brewer --Thanks for not listening to the photoguy...and
smiling.Go get'um !
Injuries YES play a huge factor. I was disappointed this off season to see teams
like the spurs the lakers the celts the magic all improve their all ready
championship teams and to see the jazz what bring back guys that seemed like
they were goin through the motions out on the court.Ya Not to excited about
that. For the jazz to have any shot at anything deron needs to put
up atleast 30 shots a game. Maybe its time for sloan to leave, his
offense has been around forever and teams know the ins and outs of our offense.
I mean its not hard when its been the same for years. Go jazz..i
where's wes' picture?
Now we need to get rid of Sloan...and we willhavea team...this guy needs
You're nuts. Sloan's team concept is awesome. It's Jazz basketball, and I will
probably retire (lose interest) with Sloan.I look for 56-58 wins,
and barring injuries and the HOSE JOB we got from the refs last playoffs, a run
at the championship.
what you have aleways done you always get what you always got. This shows were
Insane if we think it will be any diferent than last year????Lakers add
talent, we got dick....WHERE IS LARRY MILLER when WE NEED HIM. I hate the JAZZ!!
Ya sure it is easy for everyone to bash the coach and the results.Bottom line we likely don't have the quality bigs to get it done.So. What good bigs are there available that are any good?Silence...crickets.That is what I thought.Teams are
not going to trade us their prized treasure BIG men for our trash.You people are delusional.If you were the other team would you
trade a top BIG in the league to the Jazz for Carlos Boozer?That is
what I thought..hence you have little option. You don't just wave a silly wand
and wham we have a championship team.
I dont know if i can trust an article written by someone who says that Jsron
Collins is "dependable". There goes all his credibility.
Same basic issues,to many forwards, memo,Ak,Booz,milsap,koufos....one legit
sized center Fess....enough said. To many threes and two's who don't shoot the
three good enough and an offense that doesn't use the 3 as a weapon. Unless
D-will shoots into the superstar status, we have no shot at a ring. At this
price tag, why continue to be good but not great. I think by the all star break,
Jazz management will have enough time to finally evaluate this team, even though
most fans have seen enough already, and Booze will be gone. @ miles, Brewer,
Korver, CJ, it doesn't matter, none of them are good enough for the Jazz to win
a championship currently. The Jazz will be improved, but not enough when it
comes to winning a championship and the parts don't fit. We should all be going
nuts when they mention the 12 years it took Stock and Malone to get to the
finals, it goes to the mentality of this organization. Boston, didn't follow
that model, Denver jumped us with Billups.....Make a move!!!!!!!
I know the jazz will make the playoffs..... but when it comes time... Mark my
WORD..... THEY will lose.. HA HA HA HA HA....Trust ME... they WILL NEVER WIN....
HA HA HA HA
Just wait.....sorry i likely will have enemies again
i guess brewer didn't get the memo that he wasn't supposed to smile...