LaMarcus Aldridge. You forgot to mention him so I went ahead and added him in
for you, Rock. The Jazz are certainly not helping the west. Can we
exchange the Pacers and the Jazz and put the Jazz in the east with all the rest
of the worst teams in the NBA, where the Jazz belong and are a part of. Thanks.
Lamarcus Aldridge is nothing without Damian Lillard. Without him, portland would
be tanking for a high draft pick like half the league is doing this year. Maybe
the only reason why Portland is winning this year. Jabari Parker will knock them
out of the playoffs next season.
Right now it is a blessing that the Jazz are in the West, and that the Jazz are
young and are learning how to play as a team and win. The next step is to get a
couple of more rookies and a very good veteran and watch this team in a couple
of years win 50 games. I hope the lottery balls bounce our way for one of the
picks and we get a top 5 draft pick, that would make it sweeter. If the Jazz win
half of their remaining games which is a good possibility then the Jazz would
win 35 games. Wow, who would of thought we would win that many games. Management
sees the vision and I believe in what management is doing. The West is tough and
that makes it a great opportunity to get a solid foundation for a run for the
ultimate prize The NBA championship.
@Man in Charge.....I think you can forget about Jabari...Unless the Jazz do some
wheeling and dealing, he'll be gone before the Jazz get their first
pick...Corbin is upsetting the apple cart. The Jazz got rid of Millsap and Big
Al so they could play younger guys and build. Then they trade for Richard
Jefferson to get his expiring contract...So Corbin is playing Richard and Marvin
Williams major minutes while the youngsters (including Kanter, a number 3 draft
pick) sit on the bench and watch...Neither Richard nor Marvin figure in the
Jazz's future.@Abeliever....I don't see how the Jazz get
those good rookies you speak of if they win 35 games....The "good"
rookies will be gone by the time they draft....The step you leave out is getting
a coach who can make whatever they have a cohesive unit...They are playing as a
team right now because of mutual respect, but what you are seeing is typical
playground basketball....They need a coach.
The Jazz curse is that they don't know how to tank a season in the Jabbari
sweepstakes. Everyone in the East is trying their best to lose games.
gehelmke, the Jazz need to show case the vets for a sign and trade. More
important than anything is the flexibility to get the perfect role players in a
Spurs like building fashion. And get off the Corbin thing, he doesn't
decide how much they play the Vets. He might have everything to do with
substitutions, but nothing to do with direction. Between you and Richie in St.
George the Corbin blame game has reached nails on the blackboard pitch. Corbin
cannot be blamed for the disastrous start without a point guard, and then the
winning too much because of the Vets. And what happened to all of the Marvin
Williams banter? Now that he's getting healthy he is playing very well.
I'm sure that Richie supports a Michael Thompson like for coach, are you in
favor of that?
I don't know which Michael Thompson fortydam is referring to but the kind
of coach I would like to see would think and act like Gregg Popovich. He makes
good use of rookies and can play two big men at once.
In fact the East-West imbalance is worse than reported here. Western conference
teams play each other about twice as much as they play teams from the East. If
they played all teams on an equal basis, the records in the West would be even
better, and those in the East would be even worse.General and
obvious principle for all sports: if you want things to be fair, get rid of
conferences and divisions. And isn't it obvious that things should be
fair? I guess to the owners and leagues, some things are more important than
Richie, Popovich would be a great coach. Which rookies are you talking about?
And with the most veteran lineup in basketball I'd bet he can blend in the
rookies. Two big men? Are you talking Tim Duncan? If we had Duncan as one of the
two, we could play both at the same time too. Duncan and Spitter are not Favors
and Kanter. Really. I'd take Spitter over Favors or Kanter right now.
Hopefully Dennis can build a really good team in Utah within three years.
Getting players to stay here is the big problem, not because of Corbin,
it's because it's Utah. It's bad winters and small town stuff for
most people. I'm not a Corbin fan, but I'm not blaming him in every
sentence for everything wrong in Utah. I already think he could be more
versatile than Sloan. I've been a season ticket holder since Layden was
here. Jerry squandered many a good rookie. He pulled Stockton with six minutes
to go in every first quarter of Johns career, no matter how hot he was. He never
called timeout to stop a long run from an opponent.