Thank the lord for the reserves, they lit the fire again.
Another highlight of the game ? Raja Bell made a basket.
Jefferson with not a single assist on the season. Doesn't make the guys around
him any good.
Great win by the Jazz. Bell should be on the end of the bench. Burks really
deserves to start. Harpring still has not washed his hair. Looks like you could
use it for a nice saute. Bring back the Booner.
Important point by KamUte on Jefferson and important point in article that Zach
Randolph wasn't in game, but good win for Jazz. Liked that Burks was in game in
the fourth quarter, and I was hoping that the coach would leave him in until the
end, but I guess that was too much to ask just yet. On back-to-back game
tonight, good chance for guys who didn't play bunch of minutes in Memphis game
to shine (Kanter, Miles, Burks, Favors).
We had 10 Blocks, 10 steals, and 19 out the the 20 Griz turnovers were forced
turnovers. Does anybody remember how the Pistons won their Championship?
Defense! Not saying we are going to win a Championship but we're headed in the
right direction. Great to see the young guys getting good minutes and providing
I loved the win but to me the thing that will make me most happy after a game
will be if I was able to see the youngs get lots of minutes and have good
showings. They are doing well and I expecta and hope they will ocntinue to do
well but I'd like to see them get more playing time, especially Favors and
Kanter, Favors blocks and D really help spark the team. Kanter plays great
postiont D and is strong and tough. Burks shows he is quick, fast and unafraid,
Hayward just needs playing time where he is asked to assert himself and attack.
Watching these young studs improve and progress is fun, the future looks bright.
The young brigade is coming on strong. When will the Jazz pull the trap door on
the dead wood? Bradley Beal should be a priority at Florida. Whatever happened
to Ante Tomic?
I am glad at how Corbin is doing at coaching he is finally standing up to the
refs. I still do not like Bell starting but he is starting to show improvement.
I love watching the Jazz play D it seems like they are running plays out there
now and not just sitting on the floor waiting for an opening. I hope Harpring is
right about Howard starting soon over bell and Hayward moving to the 2.
If we win on the road at a tough venue Oakland, then will say we have turned the
corner....At least somewhat...This is a game Memphis seemed to control at
several intervals, in particular the start of the 3rd Quarter. The good news is
we hung in there. The Jazz gave up some open 3s and fortunately Allen missed
couple of 3s as did Mayo. I am accepting the tradeoff due to the tougher
interior defense...Kanter coming in showed confidence by Corbin to guard Gasol
when AJ was having problems. Corbin showed flexibility getting 11 in
efficiently. Favors and Milsap had excellent Defensive Games. Paul had a great
overall game....Jefferson was too much fortunately down low again Memphis Front
Court. It is said if Randolph was available, it would have been more difficult
for him. Still the Defense feeds the offense. Hayward had couple nice blocks
and coast to coast dunk. Watson did great job and Burks got quality time.
Too much negativity about this team from many of you... This will be an up and
down year so enjoy the wins when they come. If this team continues to play
defense, they give themselves a chance in most games (except the top tier
teams). It's fun to watch a team grow up before our eyes. There's gonna be a lot
of mistakes, but if they keep playing hard, they'll be okay.
For those of you who have negative posts here, you'd probably find something to
complain about when kissed by a georgeous model. Really? Did you watch the
game? Unless you expect perfection and can't tolerate mistakes
(you'd better hope your boss doesn't expect the same), this team and this game
was fun to watch. Yes, they made 'say what?' bone-head plays but so
what? They're young (with all due respect to Kevin O'Connor). They're
learning. In some cases they're older (Raja) and hurting (Devin) so they're not
as awesome as we'd like. Get over it!!The critical (IMHO) part of
the game (end of 3rd quarter) saw the tide of the game turn with a line up of
Watson, Burks, Hayward, Favors, and Kanter; One Vet, two 2nd year players and
two Rookies. AMAZING! If you can't tolerate a few bumps along the road and
focus on an awesomely bright future, I'd guess you were weened on a pickle or
would complain about that kiss from a model.I'm fired up man! This
year'll be a challenge (I still hope to make the play-offs) but the future is
looking awesome baby!!! GO JAZZ!
Great defensive game, and you could see it start to wear on the Griz. If they
could only get the outside shooting and the 3 point shooting % up. It's great to
see Coach play the guys that deserve to play down the stretch. By the way where
is that Portland guy LOL.
I'm a little worried about the Portland Trailblazer dude. It must have been a
rough night to see his team destroyed and have the Jazz winning at the same
time. Maybe we need to send the EMT's to his trailor to check up on him.
I'm tired of hearing the double talk from the coach about giving everyone their
chance to play to earn minutes. Bell should not be playing period. Howard and
Burks need to come in earlier as well.
Where is Portland Trailblazer now? Probably embarassed becauase his team got
blown out by a lowly Suns team last night.
They need to bench Bell and Harris, and start Burks and Watson. Bell is useless
at this point of his career and he can cheer on the team, while Josh Howard and
Harris can be sparks off the bench. or they can trade Harris for a
draft pick or a better point guard.
Still a work in progress but i like it. bell will be ok also
Give Harris a break. He's playing hurt, something we would have loved to see
from Boozer. He'll pay dividends before the year is over.Watson is
perfect against second stringers. He's better than most back-ups in the league
so he can really shine against them. I think he would struggle against most NBA
Ah ... it's so nice to see posts from true Jazz fans; instead of outsiders who
really have no interest in seeing the Utah Jazz accomplish anything but finish
at the bottom of the league.Their silence is deafeningly loud.
There is something internally such as a click as to why Raja will continue to
start likely the rest of His Jazz Career. There is no question in my mind about
this. It is wrong, but life is politics. What is more important is who
finishes games. Burks did last night, and RAJA did not even see the court the
last Quarter and a Half. Hugh (a man of high intellect and intelligence and
can see through the junk) said it correctly. Although, I do not see CJ on here
today from Dallas, Tx. Then again, I would not want to come on here either
after HIS MAN barely got off the Pinearooni last night..
Earl Watson, I tell people over and over is fine in his role. He cannot start
will wear down and get exposed. He is good as a Energy Sparkplug off the bench.
Devon is better. However, Devon outside shooting is very.....Brewer like
Wow... the jazz are 4-0 for the 1st since 2008.... Alert the media!
"They have to earn their minutes" A phrase we keep hearing like a
stuck record, meanwhile the young guys continue to come in and pick up the team
game after game. The best defense we have shown all season always seems to have
Favors and Kanter in the lineup, it's time for them to be rewarded with more
than 25 minutes between them. Oh well at least it's nice to see
Burks getting more time and CJ staying on the bench when he's not playing well.
shaybo: Just because Kanter can get half a dozen rebounds against the other
team's second unit doesn't mean he is ready to start against Dwight Howard.Like you, I am frustrated with the playing time given to some players
instead of others, but I keep reminding myself that I only see a very small
sample of what the coaches are seeing.
Can anyone tell me what the lockout will mean in the draft ? What do the
Jazz have in the way of picks lined up for this year ?
Keep doing what you are Ty, because I guarantee you know the game, the team, and
conditioning of every player 100 times better than any of these couch potatos
running their mouths on this web site. Kanter, Favors and Burks will all be
getting more minutes as the season progresses and I think that is perfect. The
3 most influencial players for them right now is Milsap, Watson and Howard, vets
that give 100% always. Keep up the good play men!
Kam UteWhile Jefferson doesn't move the ball much, he does have 8
assist for 1.3 a game. Nothing to note, but it is about par for the average
center in the league.
joe5 | 10:44 a.m. Jan. 7, 2012 South Jordan, UTGive Harris a break.
He's playing hurt, something we would have loved to see from Boozer. He'll pay
dividends before the year is over------------Maybe his is
hurt, but as near as I could tell he made his three turnovers in the first three
minutes with his brain, not his body...
Gotta admit, I am suprised. I didn't think the Jazz would've had 4 wins by now.
I enjoyed the game. Utah appears to be doing better on both ends of the floor.
I would be very happy if Howard replaced Bell as a starter. He plays both ends
of the floor about ten times better than Bell does.I know Harris is
hurt, and I appreciate him playing through it, but he wasn't playing that well
when he was healthy. I just don't think he wants to buy into the flex offense,
and he is being lazy on defense. Recommendation: Trade Bell and Harris for a
pass-first PG who can hit a 3-pointer.
Dustin: Who do you have in mind and why would his team make the trade?
Joe5, Kanter's minutes are not all against the 2nd string, usually by the time
he gets in the 1st team is back on opposing team. By the way he's at 20 pt 20
reb based on 48 minutes, and is not outworked by a single person on the team.