How fun was this!!??!! A good way to end this rough season. Regardless of the
ping pong balls, I'm glad they fought this one to the end. Jeremy was
terrific, Rudy was good, some good surprises. I hate for it to be over, but will
look with optimism to what comes next. I hope there will be fewer negatives in
posts to come.Thanks Jazzboys!!
How stupid was this? Tank the whole season with hopes of improving their draft
position and then potentially blow it with the last game. Smart move!
Ownership and coaches...what is your next brilliant move?
It was a foolish way to end an already rough season. The Jazz needed all the
ping pong balls they could get. They don't need to share them with Danny
Ainge and the Celtics. The only thing this win tonight did was move the Jazz
from an 11.9 % chance at #1 pick to about 10.3 % chance. It also give the
Celtics the same odds. In addition it lowers the overall odds at a top 3, which
could be significant. I honestly appreciate the Jazz's passion in wanting
to win, particularly Trey Burke, but are 2 or 3 more wins in an already "out
of the playoffs losing season", worth the lower odds in the draft lottery ?
Not in my opinion. I can just see it now, Boston ends up picking just in front
of the Jazz, and they get the player the Jazz wanted. In addition they sign
Gordon Hayward over the summer. Look at the bright side however, Trey Burke
might get rookie of the year ? Guaranteed Orlando and Boston would vote for him.
I'm all about the ping pong balls but I must say its hard for me to feel
too bad to see all the kids play this well. I'm not a big Corbin fan but
you can't blame Corbin for anything tonight. He played all the youth and
even the new kid on the block. I would like to see a coaching change but
let's be fair, Corbin didn't do anything wrong on this night.
I can see this game as more damaging to the future of the franchise than any
other we have ever played. Why on earth would the Jazz throw themselves kamikaze
into this game and win when they could have locked up a fourth pick (depending
on the lottery pick)? Now they face the possibility of Boston getting the fourth
pick (which I will say now that this is a distinct likelihood) and losing Gordon
Hayward to free agency. This so-called high note at the end of the season will
likely be a low note during the draft and off-season. The Jazz management
decided to throw all their future on the bounce of a few less ping-pong balls
rather than secure their future with better odds. I agree with Farmhand20
comments above. Orlando and Boston are delighted over Utah's stupidity and
will be the benificiaries of that stupidity.
Tanking: You're doing it wrong.Seriously, on the one night
everyone agrees the Jazz need to lose, they go out and get a 2OT win on the
road? How does this franchise have even a single fan left?
I don't think this season was about tanking. Getting a top three draft
choice (which could still happen) won't turn things around. There are a
whole host of problems that need to be addressed.
And the final nail in the coffin for the jazz franchise has come. Now odds are
very slim that they will have a top 3 pick... Good work.
You guys are crazy, and by the naive comments I am reading you have never played
on a competitive team in your life. The Jazz had a bad season, but you
can't honestly believe they went out every night and just let the other
team blow by them for a dunk or intentionally sagged on D to give an open 3
point look to the other team...idiotic to think that.So they beat a
Timberwolves team. These are men playing a sport at a professional level which
is their major source of income. Of course they are going to be competitive and
play hard! Now management/coaches choosing which players to play and
at what times/minutes they play is a different story. But when you put a
professional athlete on the court, they are going to fight 100% to win.
Several sports writers are reporting on twitter - an unnamed GM being their
source - that Corbin and some of the players who won't be around next year
wanted to win last night's game as a final insult to the Jazz
organization.So not only did Corbin & Co. burn the fields, they
also scorched the earth on the way out of town so nothing will ever grow again.
Haha, I love it.
So they share some ping-pong balls with Boston...What's the big deal? So we
might have to take an Exum or McCrary instead of Jabari...We're going to
get a stud no matter what. This is a deep draft...So let's re-think what
happened last night.Whether he wanted to or not, last night, Corbin,
with Kanter and Williams both out, had no choice..He had to start Jeremy Evans
at the PF in place of the "no-defense" Kanter...Call it any way you care
to, but the job Jeremy did on Kevin Love was inspirational...Here's hoping Kanter was paying attention.....Defense is what wins
You people act like the players are in on a tanking strategy. Players play.
They have pride. They don't want to lose. It changed their odds by a
grand total of a couple of %. People are acting like the world ended over a
couple of % points.There are 5 premier players available at the top
of this draft. Nobody knows which of them will even be successful in the NBA
and they ALL have GLARING deficits in their games. Picking one vs the other
likely means far less than people are making it out to be. Look at last years
#1 pick. There are no guarantees in the draft regardless of where you pick.As far as the game was concerned my question would be why do we need
Enes Kanter? He currently refuses to play defense. Evans stats essentially
replaced Kanter AND he played defense which makes his play that much more
valuable in terms of what he stopped. Conversely Kanter allows all kinds of
scoring which negates his offense. Then you throw in Gobert as gravy on top.
Kanter should be dealt. Evans can defend the perimeter like he did w Love last
Those kids playing for the Jazz last night had the bit between teeth and they
were not going to tank for anyone.
Of course, and they lose to the Lakers who couldn't find the doorbell at
home or away, much less the basket, and all for a higher lottery pick which
won't begin to provide what they need...whew.
Worst thing about this game is it might leave Jazz management thinking Trey
Burke is the point guard of the future. I can't believe Corbin alluded to
the growth/development of these players as a positive for the season and a
credit to his coaching.