The point guard attack on our most glaring weakness continues. The trade dead
line cannot come soon enough. It's a painful thing to watch.
Blasted is exactly right. No point guard play on either end tonight, Bell,
Jefferson, Milsap and Kanter were the only ones that contributed tonight. This
is a "very" hard team to figure. Tinsley sets again? Why? Oh well we
are not going to make the playoffs regardless, lets tweak a few things before
the trade deadline management if anyone wants what you don't want.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GM O"CONNER, help the team, we can not win with this
group, lets tweak the roster!! Let me make a few points- CJ MILES- awful, this
kid has no basketball IQ, horrendous defense and unable to hit a jumper..He's
been told to attack the basket, but refuses to do so. So please O'CONNER let him
go via trade. DEVIN HARRIS- Not a floor general, and turnover prone-did u see
that dumb foul right before halftime with 2 seconds left, just bonehead. So
please O'CONNER let him go via trade. WATSON- Not a starting point guard
material, simply cant shoot and cant score. But he plays hard so lets keep him
as a back-up. MY SUGGESTION TO YOU O'CONNER- Trade for a point guard that can
shoot the ball and get 8-10 assists a game, (MO WILLIAMS or JOSE CALDERON or
even RONDO) I think we can package Harris and Miles for a an upgraded point....
SO STOP DEMORALIZING OUR HOPES AND MAKE IT HAPPEN, O'CONNER!!!!!!!
FresnoJazz,I'm sure the Boston Celtics would love to give up Rondo
for Devin Harris and CJ Miles....(sarcasm).Hey Jazz fans, how does
it feel to have the same record as the Minnesota Timberwolves??How
does sitting at the bottom of the division feel? Hahaha
I might be missing something here. Why? With Devin Harris's play, and Earls play
of late, has Jamaal Tinsley been continually been denied playing time? What's
up? Find out if he can play and if not "Get us a point guard who can".
Our bigs are a waisting with this kind of point guard and wing play!
I said it before. Corbin is a nice man. He is done a decent, not great job
with this young team...Still, I have said from day One he cannot take us back to
a high level...He is a like a lot of nice men, teachers..Maybe more suited to
the College game. Jody before the game warned me on 3s. I said before up to
this point we were lucky not playing a lot of good shooting teams why we seemed
better defending the 3. Earl was not very good but he is a backup I never
expected more..He has a place for me. My problem is Miles and Harris. Miles
Twitter comments tonight showed he is in Denial..He is one of 3 problems this
team has that is keeping us from Top 8. Scola scored a lot but Paul at least
Neutralized him. Usually good vs good or Great v Great can cancel each other
out. The thing again to me is Lowry destroying Harris/Watson and no
adjustments. Harris is the main reason we cannot get over the hump. He is
As much as I hate on Harris, at least he can hit an open jumper or LAYUP.Watson cannot. I cringe every time I see his jimmy legs let go on a
jumper.This team needs an overhaul, starting with the guards.Hayward, Howard and Miles should be considered expendable also.I just can't believe the same poor performers night in and night out get somuch playing time.
Hugh I agree as usual with you...Gordon I cannot say goodbye to yet. But Burks
and Evans need the minutes or else the rest of this season is going to be a
waste of time. Likely not making the playoffs we have to go with the youth...
Todd,Perhaps mgt has decided this season is a throwaway season until
something better (Tomich) comesalong?
Lets blow up the team and start over! We can't get much worse.
The comments are hilarious tonight about CJ. Strange how he was the only player
with a +/-in the positive side tonight. While he was on the court playing his
21 minutes, the Jazz outscored Houston. While he was on the bench, they were
outscored by 17. Take off your blinders fans. Hayward is useless. Harris and
Watson are useless on D. It's time to insert CJ back in the starting lineup.
Even Jerry could see that!!CJ night in and night out has one of the
best +/- on the team. Now if Corbin would just set him free in the offense and
let him play, the Jazz would start winning. Corbin needs to go.
The game started well for the Jazz. Milsap was on fire. Hayward had four
assists. The team was passing to the open man. Don't worry, "the Man of
LaMancha and his sidekick Sancho Panza" came to the rescue. Big Al took
over the game and Harris gave him the ball. They went back to the patty cake
offense and it was two against five. Jefferson ended with 20 shots and Millsap
16. Kanter had 7 rebounds in 12 minutes. Compare this to Jefferson with 12 in
34 minutes. Millsap os great and has lots of heart. The Jazz need to play a team
game. Harris had 4 assists and 5 turnovers. You cannot win with the clique of
Jefferson, Miles, and Harris. I watched Iowa upset Indiana in college ball. Iowa
hit the open man and they won.
The starting lineup needs a shake up. Hayward is simply horrible. I'm sure
Howard would respond by starting. CJ is lost. Needs to be released or traded. I
doubt anyone would take Harris but it would be nice to see him gone. Corbin
needs to wake up or he will be gone also.
This team has "never" defended the perimeter especially in the Sloan
years and the beat goes on. I have commented several times on this web site
about getting game films of Chicago, Boston and the best defensive teams in this
league and the need to model our defense somewhat after what they do. Why not
Ty? Your defense is just terrible and I would think something different would be
the only thought process you would take. While reviewing films look at some of
their offense also, lets let the "old Sloan systems go into retirement with
him! Also think about playing to your personnel's strengths on both ends.
This team is awful at shooting.When the opponent does nothave to
respect the outside shooters they can play dumb dog defense and Utah gets shut
down, especially while playing away from ESA.The other night the
announcer said "Hornacek cringes on the bench when the Jazz miss a wide
open 3" That is probably true and iot is true that even retired Hornacek
has better chance of hitting a three than do the current players. The problem is not the players but the coach. When Michael Jordan coached the
Bobcats he was never able to teach a single player to dominate as he did. He no
longer coaches. Hornacek has never been able to teach a shooter how to get
better, his tem is last in the league in shooting...yet he still coaches.When the Jazz are unable to hit shots they have to go to the single
dimension game of Jefferson shooting all the time which is defendable.I tire of reading about all the assistsof our forward (Hayward). Somebody
should tell him we go to watch him score.Jazz have some great
athletes but currently they do not function as a unit and it is hard to even
think you can win when you can't shoot in this league.If the Jazz
want to keep up the love affair with Hornacek they need to assign him to the
front office as he serves now only to hurt the team, those bottom dwelling stats
do not lie.
Cj was in the game way too long tonight! hes so awful! Playing extended minutes
with kanter a and favors at the same time was the wrong move. The two of them
aren't enough of a scoring threat. Watson isn't a scorer but who cares! He gets
the ball down the court and in the right hands! The jazz need to get rid of
harris and miles asap!
Harris can't defend, he can't shoot, and he can't assist/set-up his team-mates.
Yet he continues to play?Take your pick, the coach is stupid or the
GM/ownership that is making him play Harris is stupid.Its a joke and
I am about done watching it.
I actually think Corbin and the Jazz are doing pretty well this season. The
bigs are having great seasons, with Kanter and Favors developing nicely.The defense was embarassing the first few games, but the defense is good
enough, now, that we can start identifying specifics for improvement--such as
the pick and roll.The fact this team is .500 is a miracle
considering how atrocious our shooting is from the 1, 2, and 3. The shooting
has been horrible all season. Is Jeff Hornacek helping anyone? It's become
obvious that to defeat the Jazz, you push Millsap and AJ out as far as possible
and don't defend the perimeter. Zone defense is extremely effective.The only thing we could possibly do right now to improve is kick the ball out
to Bell more often. He's the only little with a respectable shooting
percentage. We'll have to milk that if we're still thinking about playoffs.
I just love this, the more they lose the better it is... Here is to the Spurs
tonight, Go San Antanio
The Jazz need a Captain for sure, someone with fire and heart that won't let up
on his teamates...a team of nice guys that are like milquetoast, mediocre, and
satisfied with that, no fire, no consistency on the road.
Portland Trail BlazersSandy, UTHow does sitting at the bottom
of the division feel? Hahaha------------Probably the
same as you feel about your job...
Guard play = awful.Night after night after night.
Funny how you couch fans are critical of CJ but the numbers do not lie. When he
was in the game, the Jazz outscored Houston. See the difference is CJ plays
team ball. He does the little things to make his team better. Even though he
didn't score much last night (which usually makes you all happy) he helped the
team overall outplay the rockets. Again Hayward is useless overall.
So is Bell. You need wings that play both ends of the floor and have a +/- in
the positive side when on the floor.Millsap only cares about his
stats and himself. Same with Jefferson. Harris flat out doesn't care about
anything or anyone. Until those three are gone, the Jazz will be middle of the
road. CJ is the least of your problems. The Jazz won with him on the floor in
past years. They have never won with Harris and Jefferson on the floor. If you are going to critical of CJ, use some facts to back it
@troll, The Blazers have a better record than the Spazz do.. How are they at the
bottom of their division?
Johnson72/Portland TrailblazerYou will be going back into you hole
you've been hiding in if the Jazz manage to get the 1st pick in the draft this
year. OKC only won 8 games in OKC their first year. The Jazz have already won
15. I wouldn't boast if I were you.How are Roy and Oden doing?