Probably the most enjoyable game I have watched the Jazz play this year. They
finally put together a stellar performance that I hope they can duplicate in
tonight's match with Minnesota. Amazing what they can accomplish when they
all work together, defend and pass the ball.
Obviously, the turning point of the season. It's starting to look like the
Jazz play up to their level of competitition. That would be on the coach or
maybe in this age of monetary insanity, the players have their own way of
I'm starting to figure out what the Utah Jazz threads are all about. A
tough loss and everybody hops on to tell how they would have gone about coaching
and winning the game. An outstandng win? Two people post and one seems almost
angry that the Jazz won because it flies in the face of his belief that he could
coach the Jazz better than Coach Ty.
Xert, I agree and have to admit I was starting to fall into that
trap of being a whiner of a fan! The truth is the Jazz are better this year
than last despite some key players being injured. We could easily sneak up to
sixth place in the west as the warriors slip in the hard schedule they have. From now on I'm going to be more optimistic about this club.
Great win for the Jazz. Way to go! I do have one question for you knowledgable
Jazz fans. Exactly what contribution does Mo Williams bring to the
@xertThis was a great win but the article points out there have been other
great wins this year and what we've seen so far is that after great wins
the Jazz move back to mediocrity. Will it happen again, I'm guessing it
will. Too many times the team falls behind at the start of games and has to work
their way back every night. I blame Corbin and my biggest complaint is that
Corbin seems to feel we need to start Marvin Williams and play him all those
minutes because of the $8.3 million bucks we're paying him this year.
Corbin, that money is wasted already and quit trying get some value from him.
Carroll immediately brings more scoring and effort to the team and when Williams
sits the Jazz start making their run. But, it seems to me that Williams has the
most secure starting job in the league and does no wrong in Corbin's eyes.
I credit the Jazz with picking up Foye and he does add a nice dimension to the
team but Williams is a mistake that Sloan would have already dealt with if he
@ Millsap fanI guess I'm not done speaking my mind, sorry. What
constitutes in your mind "a whiner of a fan"? I'm guessing you
would include me in that description. I'll bet I'm the most consistent
poster to these comment boards as you will see me comment almost after every
game. I'm a devoted Jazz fan and I watch every single game and I have done
that since the team moved from New Orleans. I love our team and passionate about
wanting to see them stay in Utah and become a contender like the Stockton and
Malone era. I feel proud to live in a country where we can speak our minds and
thanks goes to the men and women that keep fighting for that right. If
you've changed your opinion about the team after this one game Millsap fan,
that's ok and your privilege. I'm just not there yet because I've
seen this movie before and it ends the same way. The Jazz will not be a
contender as presently constituted in my opinion and so I'll keep (whining)
and looking for some changes that I hope will come..
Great win for the Jazz against a great Thunder team. Everyone should be proud.
Keep up the good work! Go Jazz!
Hey AmericanVet, They run very little offense through the three. Ask AK what it
did for his career in Utah. He was an all star for us at the four, then we got
Boozer and moved him to the three. Ask Thurl Baily what happened to his career
when we got Malone and moved him from the four to the three. Marvin is fifty
percent the past two games form the three point line. He kept Durrant form going
nuts in that first Quarter. I'm not a big Marvin Williams fan, but
it's Utah's offense that kills the three spot. Jefferson is the
expensive hole on this team. He is a gifted big man, but his defense and
inability to set screens for the wings, kills Hayward and Williams. I feel that
Millsaps game would flourish with Jefferson gone.And all of this talk about
Sloan, really. His best coaching days are long gone. He retired for a reason. A
great defensive coach that could never adjust to the NBA zones that came when
they stopped making them play man to man. This team needs a point guard, badly.
Last night the Jazz did a lot of good things. What stood out to me the most is
that they responded every time the Thunder made a run. The Thunder would cut
the lead down and then Burks or Carrol, or someone else would hit a shot to
respond. The Jazz kept pushing the ball, not running the clock down to 2 then
jacking up a shot. That is why the Thunder did not get back into the game.
Best performance of the season. A win at Minnesota would be a great way to go
into the all-star break!
@fourtydamCarroll replaces Williams at the 3 spot and doesn't need
the Jazz to run anything for him. He hustles and creates his own offense and
consistently out scores, out rebounds and out hustles Williams. Also Millsap can
play the 3 when Favors plays the 4, and Hayward can play the 3 when he's
not the shooting guard. Believe me, the Jazz will run plays through the 3 when
we have a strong player there. Williams just hangs around the perimeter and
Corbin chooses to let him get away with it. And, I'm not asking for Sloan
to come back, I'm just saying a good coach will get the best players most
of the minutes and sit the players that don't produce. Corbin is unfamiliar
with that concept.
@Americanvet,I never said you weren't entitled to your opinion.
I'm just choosing to be more optimistic than I previously have been. My biggest peeve is after a Jazz loss we see way more comments (all
negative) than after an incredible win like last night. Thanks for
serving our country.
The Jazz will be flat tonight. Timberwolves in a rout!!
If you'll remember, the Jazz finished strong last year and snuck into the
playoffs when Corbin went to a big lineup of Favors,Millsap and Jefferson on the
front line. Then in the playoffs the Spurs completely shut Jefferson down and we
got swept, but Favors was a beast in the playoffs blocking shots and defending.
That's why there was such high hopes for Favors to become a force this year
but Corbin completely went another direction and Favors and Kanter are not
getting the playing time to develop. It's only because all of our point
guards got injured that Burks has had a chance to show his stuff but I'm
sure when Mo Williams comes back Burks will end up on the bench again. If Corbin
was coaching in other cities where the expectations were high as they should be
here I'm telling you he would have been gone already.
Americanvet, I agree, the Jazz need a team full of Carroll's, I just
don't think Marvin is a bad as he looks right now. He lurks around on the
three point line because he, Foye and the point guards are suppose to create
spacing for the big guys. All of them have been getting burned by other teams
cherry picking off a in-bounds or missed shot. (and all of the wings are
guilty). At least Carroll is disrupting play. I will stand alone on this board
as a critic, even when they win. I have been a season ticket holder since the
second season they came to Salt Lake. I still say I would rather see Bell suit
up than watch the end of this bench. I also think that Burks is going to be a
Who were those unmasked men and why don't they show up more often??:)
@americanveti agree with you 100% on corbin...the dude clearly
doesnt know how to coach young guys...an instance would be...Kanter getting
minutes...performed extremely well...next game...Kanter will only play 5
mins...is that the way you reward the performance of the players?...we need a
coach that is willing to devout his time and patience to develop our core...or
else...we would find ourselves...without Favors...kanter...Hayward...or
burks...as they all might get traded...or sign with a different team....and then
those four would blossom into major players in the league...and the
management...would scratch their head asking themselves what happened? and the
fans are stuck watching a mediocre team without championship aspirations with
corbin as its coach....that my friends...would be a sad and disappointing
reality that might really happen...
@fortydam...out of topic question here....since you've been a
season ticket holder for the longest time...i just needed to ask...did you boo
the stockton pick? please be honest... i wasnt born yet when that
happened....but i grew up watching Stock...and loving his play...then watched
the stockton pick on youtube...and i was expecting that...because these days you
have access to a ton of information...unlike in the 80s...so i'd give the
guys who booed the pick that...