Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Bird Writes.
So far so good for the Pels…
Being up by 2 at the half and AD w/3 pts is a Blessing.
I hope and pray for Monty and his family. His wife dying bcuz of an accident was indeed tragic.
by fshabazz on Feb 10, 2016 | 8:13 PM
a no show tonight so far.
by whentheleveebreaks on Feb 10, 2016 | 8:03 PM
Have to hand it to the Pels, with a starting lineup once again with three backups and a ten day contract guy with that,
they are battling the Jazz, hanging in there. Cole hit a few shots to get it close again in the third. Find a way! Pels! Win this.
by njccc on Feb 10, 2016 | 8:34 PM
4 seconds left to go in third quarter..
opportunity to call time out and set up a play to score at quarter end
by BenDerDonDat on Feb 10, 2016 | 8:43 PM
Ajinca tries hard, but his bball IQ is miniscule
by BenDerDonDat on Feb 10, 2016 | 8:55 PM
We have some real bricklayers on the team right now..DC, Norris, TOney Douglas
Surprised Luke wasn’t given a look tonight
by BenDerDonDat on Feb 10, 2016 | 9:12 PM
AD! WOOO, showed up scoring wise when they needed it the most..finish it Pels
by njccc on Feb 10, 2016 | 9:15 PM
Battered Pels not only hung in there, but found a way to win! Noice! AD with 8 big points in the last two minutes…
he sucked most of the game, but came up BIG when they needed it the most…Beat the Thunder!
by njccc on Feb 10, 2016 | 9:25 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Mavs Moneyball.
Parsons scores at least 15
Dirk goes off
Derrick Favors torches our defense
Charlie V misses a three but still gets played
Rodney Hood dunks on us
by wsjoshua02 on Feb 9, 2016 | 7:40 PM
at least the Mavs aren’t down big
they often are early in the 1st
by beachdrifter on Feb 9, 2016 | 7:54 PM
lyles is killing dirk
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:11 PM
holy shit. lyles has scored every time on dirk
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:14 PM
Is it bad defense?
Or are we really executing that well?
I’m soooo not used to this.
by jjco on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:15 PM
also dirk hates utah
by Dynomite on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:18 PM
Lyles is going to be a really good player
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:17 PM
Jazz keeps exploit Dirk’s defense
by buydumbell on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:20 PM
there we go. mavs coming back to earth
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:27 PM
Boy they are just victimizing Barea
by jjco on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:27 PM
sit down barea
by dimitriouss on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:27 PM
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:28 PM
bench barea and matthews
by buydumbell on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:29 PM
a couple misses in a row and we fall apart
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:30 PM
Just being up 7
after that start is kinda dissapointing…I hope they come out hot again!
by beachdrifter on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:40 PM
Watch us blow the lead and have a terrible 3rd quarter
knock on wood
by wsjoshua02 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:49 PM
derek harper: useless analysis
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:14 PM
i wish he’d take a sick day
once in awhile
by dimitriouss on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:15 PM
damn we need a bucket in a bad way
by ktatum35 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:36 PM
jeez fuck us
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:36 PM
holy shit. mavs can not get a stop at all
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:38 PM
play defense you lazy shits
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:39 PM
by jjco on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:39 PM
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:42 PM
this is so fucked right now
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:43 PM
Clutch ass Raymond Felton
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:51 PM
Anybody else see Ray’s titties shake when he slapped his chest?
by hardenhater10 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:53 PM
by Marjun on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:56 PM
No OT please
All our starters have quite a few fouls.
by raijin.luppi on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:02 PM
by raijin.luppi on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:02 PM
fuck me running
by ktatum35 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:02 PM
Didn’t even blink when he shot it
by slimbig on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:02 PM
GOD DAMMIT. i knew it
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:02 PM
Hood is a breakout superstar
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:03 PM
by Marjun on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:03 PM
That wasn’t our fault
Hood is just freaking great
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:04 PM
yeah hood is dope
by Marjun on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:08 PM
lucky ass hood > clutch ass Ray
by Dynomite on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:04 PM
Hood is freaking legit
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:08 PM
we are so fucking soft
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:10 PM
God damn it
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:13 PM
FUCKING SOFT rebounding
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:14 PM
fuck you refs that was clean
by dimitriouss on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:16 PM
by Marjun on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:23 PM
I knew it.
by slimbig on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:23 PM
fuck all that noise.
by ktatum35 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:23 PM
bunch of fucking softies
what a shit ass loss
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:23 PM
guess hayward is better than parsons now
by Dynomite on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:25 PM
One. You know how when Edith on “Downton Abbey” got knocked up by the Matt Harpring lookalike, she got sent off to Switzerland to have the baby in secret? Is this why Tibor Pleiss keeps getting sent off to Idaho? (via @robynmhayward):
Two. Poor Jeff Hornacek. He deserved better.
** Gordon Hayward on Hornacek’s firing: Yeah, you know, unfortunate. Jeff’s a great guy, I think, a great coach. I think it’s a business in the NBA and you know, you’ll see coaches get fired throughout the season, and the off-season, and players get traded. So, you know, it is what it is.
** Derrick Favors on Hornacek’s firing: It was a shock. You know, Jeff’s a, he’s a good guy, a good coach, and you know, I hate that it happened to him. But — you know, like I said, he was a good guy, a good coach. You know, he helped me out a lot. He helped me a number of guys out, and you know, hopefully he’ll get another job.
Three. One more Jazz player headed to All-Star Weekend!
** Trey Lyles on being selected to the Rising Stars Challenge (and Kobe Bryant fanboyness): Happy. You know, get to go back to Canada for once and actually play there, so. Should be fun…Growing up watching the All-Star Game and All-Star events, all, you know, all the years growing up, you know, and to finally be a part of it. And to have your favorite player going through his last one is a special experience.
** Lyles, asked if he’s going to hang out with Drake: I don’t know. Maybe. You know, he can hit my hotline bling.
Five. Gordon Hayward, asked after the Nuggets game if this is a turning point in the season: You know, I think we’re finally just getting guys back, getting guys healthy, which has been a struggle for us this year, just playing with full strength, and you know, trying to get adjusted even when we were full strength, back to the way we were playing last year after the All-Star break.
So, I think it’s starting to come together for us. You know, I think it’s definitely a long season, and there’s still gonna be probably an–we’re gonna have another stretch where we’re down. You know, this is a young team. But as long as we continue to get better, we learn from those moments, we’ll be better by the end of the year.
Six. Trey Lyles Bench Celebrations of the Week:
The enthused (thanks to @BrunnerJazz):
And schooling Gordon Hayward on flexology:
Seven. The Jazz wore white tights for the time this week (Jazz players were previously only allowed to wear black tights for “consistency” reasons). The white tights did not fare so well in their debut.
Eight. Joe Ingles on his All-Star break plans: I’m going with all the Australian guys from the NBA, all seven of us or whatever, we’re all going to catch up and — lucky that none of us made the All-Star Game, I guess, but maybe next year. But we’re all gonna catch up and just rented a couple houses and all stay together and have a bit of fun and hang out with each other before, obviously, finishing the season.
Speaking of Ingles and Australian NBA players, we saw this bench shot this week and it’s time to revisit an Ingles quote from a year and a week ago:
[Dante Exum]’s got this terrible little mustache that he thinks he has to trim regularly. Which is ridiculous, ’cause it’s clear that he doesn’t. But he’s actually never shaved any other part of his face.
Nine. Rudy Gobert, asked if he was upset by the Suns’ Hack-a-Gobert strategy: I was just thankful they gave me points…I was happy.
Does it anger you, though?
I like it. You know, they didn’t hurt me. They just foul me and send me to the line to get easy points.
Quin Snyder on the Suns’ Hack-a-Gobert strategy: It can go away, ’cause we’re not taking him out. And that was the decision that, you know, we made that decision a week ago, two weeks ago. If we’re gonna be the type of team that we wanna try and be and he’s gonna be the player that he wants to be, he’s gonna have to shoot them…
The way I feel about it right now, he’s a competitor and I think his, all his teammates believe in him and he showed them why tonight.
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Dennis Lindsey on Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert: They’re giving each other dap, and loving on each other. So, there’s a chemistry. There’s a connectivity. You know, they view each other as partners.
** Rudy Gobert on Derrick Favors: I think everybody feel more confident knowing that me or Fav are, you know, in the back, and I feel confident knowing that he’s in the back too.
** Rodney Hood on Derrick Favors’ return to the lineup: We using him more and more as he get more and more back into, you know, himself, and you know, just milking him. You know, regardless, you know, he can score.
** Steve Brown to Derrick Favors on his back trouble: Pillows between your knees, tried that one?
** Craig Bolerjack on Joe Ingles’ passing game: He’s got a great knack of slipping balls inside. He’s a sneaky guy. (H/T @JazzRaytion)
** Lindsey on basketball players: There are a lot of guys I’d love to be my son-in-law, but they might not necessarily who I’d want to be in the bunker with, if you know what I’m saying.
** Boler on Manu Ginobili’s testicular surgery: That could really disrupt the flow of the Spur[m]s… (H/T @its_computers, @BrunnerJazz)
** Matt Harpring on Greg Monroe: He likes to go left. When Monroe gets the ball, he loves going middle and shoot that ball with his left hand. (H/T @Malavoltron)
** Boler to Rudy Gobert about the Jazz’s good start against the Suns, post-game: Talk about just getting off with a lot of emotion and domination.
** Harpring on Raul Neto’s clean shave: I like him shaved. He looks younger to me. (H/T @halloweenhead)
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bright Side of the Sun.
Raul Neto is gonna kick this teams ass.
by 3 2 1 For 3 on Feb 6, 2016 | 6:49 PM
These guys play pro ball for money. Actual money.
Let that sink in.
by jack’s complete lack of surprise on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:17 PM
Suns shooting 00.0%
not too good
by peachBazket on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:19 PM
Are you doing this on purpose Tyson? Is this funny to you?
by jack’s complete lack of surprise on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:17 PM
Most incompetent veteran I’ve ever seen
by acommoncreeper on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:18 PM
What did he do??
by K Brunk on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:19 PM
Nothing in particular
Just that he commits about 5 3-second violations a game, doesn’t contest anything, loses the ball every time he gets it, and is generally useless
by acommoncreeper on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:21 PM
Still standing outside watching on the tv’s
Almost ashamed that I’m about to go watch this in person.
by Hoop Shootin’ Boogie on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:38 PM
Do the Mercury have a point guard we could borrow?
Gotta be better than this.
by suns68 on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:42 PM
Can Earl Watson be our HC of future?
by Palm3rFranchiseQB on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:44 PM
He can’t and he won’t
by acommoncreeper on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:45 PM
He’s just not what this team needs right now
I’m not sure why you think he would ever be a coach of the year candidate
by acommoncreeper on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:51 PM
It’s kind of hard to judge Watson based on this. I can’t think of a coach who could win with the current roster.
by suns68 on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:54 PM
I agree totally
But I just don’t think a rookie head coach is what our team needs. That’s just my opinion, and of course there isn’t enough to tell if watson is good or bad
by acommoncreeper on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:56 PM
He won’t be a rookie after THIS season. More like a battle-scarred Iraqi soldier.
by suns68 on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:16 PM
ronnie in a suit coaching up book
make him the coach
by zarvinny on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:24 PM
The Suns are as cold as their cheese.
The Jazz are doing us as dirty as our seats.
by omnicious on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:33 PM
And the seats are dirty
by Lino Canaan on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:36 PM
And the beer is dirty and
The cheerleaders and the parking spaces are dirty.
by Palm3rFranchiseQB on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:42 PM
And the owner is a mental midget
With the IQ of a fence post
And the piano has been drinking
by albrt on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:52 PM
This tank better not break.
by omnicious on Feb 6, 2016 | 9:21 PM
No more timeouts
Let it endddddddddddd
by Airwave on Feb 6, 2016 | 9:27 PM
the tank still has gas
by boredoftheflies on Feb 6, 2016 | 9:30 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Brew Hoop.
Jazz are in form and this will be a tough one
Favors and gobert will feast on this bucks team. Plumlee will definitely get some burn against this lineup. Bucks should target the jazzs weak guards
by Socrates the 3rd on Feb 5, 2016 | 6:12 PM
man gobert would fit our D so well
by buckyeah on Feb 5, 2016 | 8:31 PM
He is a 7’2” – 7’9” guy
Is there any D he wouldn’t fit so well?
by Mafael on Feb 5, 2016 | 8:32 PM
ye true lol
by buckyeah on Feb 5, 2016 | 8:33 PM
this utah crowd is dead
by buckyeah on Feb 5, 2016 | 8:47 PM
Hard to believe Utah is the 8th place team in the West
We suck, but they suck worse. Hayward and Gobert are nice players though
by rccola42 on Feb 5, 2016 | 8:50 PM
They are not worse
Derrick Favors is really good too
by junesfoshiz on Feb 5, 2016 | 10:13 PM
The Jazz dancers suck I mean damn
by kyle.m.jenkins on Feb 5, 2016 | 8:51 PM
Panty pick-up for Joe Ingles. Your order is ready for pick-up.
Flagrant 2 my azz. Plumlee tickled his head with a feather.
by joebucks2014onward on Feb 5, 2016 | 10:02 PM
Two very bad teams playing against each other tonight
by thodoris.galanos on Feb 5, 2016 | 10:03 PM
Can someone explain to me why I should watch this team.
I mean, I get the youth, ownthefuture, yadda yadda, but they just are not entertaining at all. I think high school girls basketball teams play with more passion, energy, hustle, and confidence when on the floor than this Bucks squad.
by Tbucs4life on Feb 5, 2016 | 10:53 PM
I watch a fairly decent amount of HS girls basketball can confirm
Dispirited right now.
by junesfoshiz on Feb 5, 2016 | 10:57 PM
1. The Bucks had the biggest collection of just plain hideous live ball turnovers I’ve seen in quite a while.
2. The defense was up about 2 notches from where it’s been lately. Rotations were sharper, close-outs intentional and mostly under control.
3. This isn’t news at this point, but Jabari’s offensive game is pretty sad outside of a couple dunks here and there. I expected him to have a Big Dog type impact early in his career, to be able to pour in an easy 20 points with some regularity. He’s a homeless man’s version of Big Dog. So I guess maybe a homeless man’s weird dog?
4. Joe Ingles looks like your friend’s roommate.
5. Quin Snyder has the best super villain hair of any NBA coach (at least now that Pat Riley is in the FO).
by ZV on Feb 6, 2016 | 1:21 AM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Denver Stiffs.
Quinn Snyder looks like Robert Patrick
by FuturePrivatePractice on Feb 3, 2016 | 7:11 PM
Gallinari really struggles in the defensive end….. wtf
by Japheth:the.other.kind.of.asian. on Feb 3, 2016 | 7:25 PM
It helps the Hayward circle jerk.
by BigSkyBirdDog on Feb 3, 2016 | 7:25 PM
Somebody needs to put the hurt in Gobert
by InboundingLobPass on Feb 3, 2016 | 7:33 PM
by Gordon Gross on Feb 3, 2016 | 7:39 PM
Brickety Brick Bricking
by Gordon Gross on Feb 3, 2016 | 7:46 PM
Utah looks like we used to look last year
Just totally uninterested in playing basketball.
by That’s the Jokic on Feb 3, 2016 | 8:01 PM
if quinn snyder knew where your family lived, you would be distracted too
by dynamo.joe on Feb 3, 2016 | 8:13 PM
this game is so boring.
by roxintober on Feb 3, 2016 | 8:03 PM
that was a bullshit call.
by nuggs1876 on Feb 3, 2016 | 8:05 PM
“and the rebound, off the fingertips of Hood.”
They don’t even care who pulled down the board, just the Jazz player that was closest.
by nuggs1876 on Feb 3, 2016 | 8:08 PM
So damn sloppy
Put the ball in the hoop, jeez…
by Gordon Gross on Feb 3, 2016 | 8:34 PM
Did the refs forget they can call fouls on Utah
They’ve missed about 3 as far as I can tell the last few possessions.
by That’s the Jokic on Feb 3, 2016 | 8:34 PM
this team blows and if you optimists are ok with this bullshit product you are only contributing to the problem
so terrible wtf are we all about anyways? rebuilding? thats not us we are supposed to be a perennial playoff team….so who gives a fuck if we lose in the first round the home games bring revenue to the city of Denver unlike this cluster fuck thats on the floor
by Danteslion on Feb 3, 2016 | 8:39 PM
by Gordon Gross on Feb 3, 2016 | 8:40 PM
if I was drunk posting
why the fuck would I give a shit about bringing revenue to Denver since I live in Houston in the first place
by Danteslion on Feb 3, 2016 | 8:42 PM
It’s hard to tell
by Gordon Gross on Feb 3, 2016 | 8:43 PM
Other teams like Utah can just totally dictate the game to the Nuggets
and the Nuggets comply with incessant dribbling, poor passing and terrible shots.
by Rocky Mountain Way on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:12 PM
How are we this fucking bad?
by Mancar on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:14 PM
why do I have to spell it out for you this is econimics 101
if the majority of fans are ok with the team being a stinking pile of hot garbage, they are going to stay a stinking hot pile of garbage….once fans become displeased with the shittiness that we have become it will equal a change…..ill try and make another example for you so you understand, from the owners perspective, Hey if I make the same amount of money regardless of how shitty we are, why try and make the team better. economics bro why makr the team better if I can make the same amount regardless if they blow dick or not
by Danteslion on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:20 PM
I don’t think they teach “blow dick” in economics 101
by NurktheSmirk on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:23 PM
Jesus. When Derrick favors is hitting shots against you…seriously
Why can’t we beat this fucking team?
by Mancar on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:17 PM
I really hate the Jazz
I don’t know why.
by Rocky Mountain Way on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:18 PM
We just can’t beat Utah plain and simple
by AllDayMudiay on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:18 PM
Utah just owns the crap out of the Nuggets.
by Rocky Mountain Way on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:31 PM
Well we suck.
by Mancar on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:34 PM
There is always next year to beat the jazz I guess. Lame.
by Mancar on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:35 PM
15min and zero pts from Foye…..
19min. and zero pts from Joffrey
thats not gonna get it done.
by InboundingLobPass on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:40 PM
Foye needs to be put out to pasture yesterday
and Joffery looked good early in the season but now he’s awful.
by Rocky Mountain Way on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:44 PM
can you milk foye?
by NurktheSmirk on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:45 PM
does he have teats
by TakeFive on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:45 PM
Yes, but they are on the wrong sides
by That’s the Jokic on Feb 3, 2016 | 9:59 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Blog A Bull.
Make the Jazz sing the blues!
by Dr.Q on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:06 PM
who the fuck is raul neto
by Jaina on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:09 PM
I thought he was suppose to be the European Derrick Rose.
Or I may be thinking of another guy
by YouBlewwIt on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:11 PM
who will go off on utah today?
rodney hood, right?
just to make our misery worse.
by Bullieve on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:10 PM
get the alcohol ready guys
by TheHungarianJordan on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:11 PM
The jazz run a beautiful offense
by Grandmasta L on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:11 PM
Fuk the refs
by Trey23 on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:18 PM
I hate Heywards hair
Looks like a little prick
by jaybills123 on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:22 PM
stupid shot jimmy
by Jaina on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:22 PM
Kirk and brooks? Wth
by Trey23 on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:24 PM
What are your thoughts on McDermott
by jaybills123 on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:49 PM
by seven11 on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:50 PM
by MCREW on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:40 PM
Wtf was that?
by AirJordan23 on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:41 PM
by young grasshopper on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:41 PM
Doug McDermott is bullshit.
by Dogfishhead on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:46 PM
The way the Bulls play is so embarrassing some dumb basketball these guys are playing
by MCREW on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:46 PM
The Totally Random Raul Neto Explosion Game
Brought to you by, BullsGonnaBulls
by Dr. Handsome, D.D.S. on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:48 PM
Burn it all to the ground and don’t leave a goddamn thing left
by BoozerDPOY on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:51 PM
We’re down 4, relax
by seven11 on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:52 PM
jerry sloan looks like a giant version of woody allen
by young grasshopper on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:56 PM
Jerry Sloan looks like he’d rather be reading the dictionary than watching this shit.
by Dogfishhead on Feb 1, 2016 | 8:57 PM
Haywood head looks like astroboy
by Trey23 on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:02 PM
Wtf happened to Jimmy?
by PrinceTarmac on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:26 PM
by Grandmasta L on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:27 PM
at least he won’t be playing injured anymore
by JoakimsJumpShot on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:27 PM
Right back in the game…are you fucking serious?
Sit him for a while at least! It’s February in Utah and the team sucks
by PippenAin’tEasy on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:27 PM
Why do we dumb down so often
The Jazz are playing terrible
by jaybills123 on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:44 PM
Dude barreled his shoulder into Rose fuck that
by MCREW on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:53 PM
former mvp could not even get a call vs rodney hood
by trig on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:54 PM
fucking terrible bullshit
by trimbot on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:54 PM
come the fuck on
by trimbot on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:59 PM
Neto is schooling rose
Who even is this guy???!
by AirJordan23 on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:59 PM
by seven11 on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:59 PM
Take that back
by Trey23 on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:59 PM
Wtf this neto guy got his career high!?
by Grandmasta L on Feb 1, 2016 | 9:59 PM
The Bulls suck
I can’t believe we picked Snell over Gobert. Infuriating.
by Basketball Smurf on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:02 PM
how is hayward’s hair still like perfectly gelled
so annoying lol
by Jaina on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:07 PM
Looks like he just fell out of an episode of Dawson’s Creek circa 1999
by yungfella85 on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:09 PM
drose wishes he was rodney hood
he can actually get calls
by trig on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:16 PM
I will remember this game as the one where rodney hood got more calls than derrick rose.
by Bullieve on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:18 PM
watching this Utah team is like watching what could have been for the Bulls
Gobert and Hood should both be bulls
by Basketball Smurf on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:20 PM
by Grandmasta L on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:26 PM
LOL. This is bullshit.
by Nut_Cracker on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:26 PM
by young grasshopper on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:26 PM
lol what complete garbage
by BlueBullBear on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:30 PM
just give them the win
we suck anyways
by trig on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:30 PM
fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
by Bullieve on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:30 PM
by Grandmasta L on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:37 PM
Fuck this game! Fuck this Team!!!
by PJDaBullsfan on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:37 PM
Neto getting more calls than Rose
by trimbot on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:38 PM
I hate this game
by Grandmasta L on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:39 PM
by MCREW on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:39 PM
Neto is literally going anywhere he wants to on the floor
This defense is such shit!
by AirJordan23 on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:43 PM
by BullsfanPortland on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:46 PM
I hope Thibs is getting a good laugh out of this debacle
by ArtisGilmoresBeard on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:46 PM
goddamn sad ass shit
cannot believe this FO and coach are still trying to sell everyone on “players aren’t mentally tough” and “dun dun returning is like a trade!”*
fuck this garbage ass non coaching, fuck garpax
by trimbot on Feb 1, 2016 | 10:49 PM
* Their front office uses this line too?
One. Finally, Derrick Favors has returned.
** On how painful his back got: I couldn’t tie my shoe. You know, I couldn’t [bend] down, put my shoes on. I couldn’t, you know, put my shorts on. It was hard for me to walk a little bit. I couldn’t really get out of bed without feeling pain. So I mean, it was tough — and let alone try to run and jump…It was definitely frustrating, ’cause I didn’t know how long it was going to last. You know, I was thinking — a lot of stuff going through my head.
** On his first game back: I was excited…I’m an emotional person, and you know, I was happy to get out there. You know, be with my teammates, play basketball again and you know, just try to make a playoff push.
Favors, answering the question below
** On getting the start against the Timberwolves: I guess all my hard work paid off. You know, coach finally believe in me, you know, to put me in the starting lineup. You know, hopefully, you know, I could maintain that starting lineup spot and you know, just try to help the team win…I’m used to playing 20 minutes ’cause I was coming off the bench, so you know, 30 minutes, that’ll be a little bit tough to handle, but you know, hopefully, you know, I’m in good enough shape to be able to handle 30 minutes.
Two. Rodney Hood and Raul Neto, All-Star (Weekend participants).
Raul Neto on what the Rising Stars selection means to Brazil: It’s a big deal for my country. I think I’m the second Brazilian player play in this Rising Star game. Nene was the first one, I think 2003, 2004. And it’s a big deal. We never had an All-Star player. I know that’s too far away from the All-Star player, but it’s just the beginning. I think it’s a big thing for my country and for me too.
Looks like we’re finally getting back (or closer) to that time when a Jazz player charters his own plane to the All-Star Game but there are so many Jazz players participating in All-Star events that there isn’t room on the plane for the young guys.
Three. Quin Snyder on what effect Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors’ returns will have on the Jazz’s 3-point attempts: You know, we, you know, our, one of the things that I feel about the way we play offense is, you know, hopefully it’s malleable to our personnel…
Clearly, our spacing will be different because neither one of those guys are a 3-point shooter. So, it probably won’t be coming from them, but hopefully we can continue to space in a way — I think it’s not just our bigs or those guys being out. It’s our guards have gotten more aggressive taking those shots. Our spacing has really improved.
But again, when those two guys are on the court, the spacing’s gonna be different, and we’ll see how people defend us. That’s one of the biggest things, and you know, we’re gonna try to keep taking them, that’s for sure.
Snyder, asked if making the playoffs is a goal or if he’s just focused on continuing with the process: I think the two go hand in hand, to be honest with you. I think, you know, whether we make it or not, you know, I think it is something you strive for. And for sure, I think you can do that and at the same time, you know, keep trying to improve.
Part of development is winning, and beginning to, you know, to have that experience of winning, know what it feels like. So, you know, and continue to crave it, more towards it. And that’s part of the growth process, you know, where you start to feel like you belong. And you know, I think we’re a team right now that’s relevant.
We wanna be a team that’s in the mix, and you know, even if we, you know, if we’re that eighth seed and we limp in and have a tough time against someone like Golden State, I, it’s hard for me to think that you don’t benefit, you know, from that. And you know, so I would like to see this team achieve as, you know, as much as we possibly can.
Frankly, it would be an unbelievable accomplishment for this group, given everything that’s happened, with Dante [Exum] this summer, and you know, we get Alec [Burks] back in March, and, so. You know, it’s not something that we’re talking about every day, but I think our pl–you know, our players are competitive. They know what’s going on out there. We don’t need to fixate on that because I don’t think that is the goal in and of itself.
This isn’t a — but I do believe that as our team improves, you know, that we’ll continue to climb that ladder. And as I said, you know, it’d be nice to be in the mix and have an opportunity just to experience that. To go through the playoff preparation process, to, and all those things.
And at the same time, I, you know, I’m not gonna be, you know, I don’t think this season, w–you know, if it doesn’t happen, I don’t think we’re, you know, blaming anyone for it not happening as much as we are, we look back and say, “OK, how can we, you know, how can we use this to get better?” And that’s been crucial for us in the last few years.
Snyder, asked if he will do anything differently against the Bulls in an attempt to get the Jazz’s first three-game win streak of the season: I’m in search of consistency, so maybe we’ll just lose and keep it steady and go that way.
Four. Rudy Gobert, telekinetic.
Five. When Stan Van Gundy met Jerry Sloan:
Following a 95-92 victory over the Jazz, Van Gundy was walking from the locker room into the tunnel to do his post-game presser with the media. Right before he exited the locker room, a Pistons official caught former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan walking through to the exit. He stopped him and wondered if he’d like to say hello to Stan. Van Gundy walked out of the locker room door and was taken aback by the presence of the Hall of Fame coach. They chatted for a couple minutes, said their goodbyes, and Van Gundy walked to the scrum beaming.
“That’s a bigger thrill than the win right there,” Van Gundy admitted. “That’s one of the all-time greats there. That’s fun. I’m not in awe very often, but I am around him.” (CBS)
Six. Gordon Hayward on the officiating this season:
** After the Pistons game: Teams are definitely being physical with us, and you know, we gotta find ways to, you know, get the defense off of us and get where we wanna go. If they’re not gonna call it, we gotta find a way to get the job done, so.
** Before the Hornets game: They’re letting guys hold us, especially at the end of games. You know, I don’t know — you try to talk to the refs and tell them and it just doesn’t seem to matter, so. We’re just going to have to be sharper and maybe push them back.
Speaking of Hayward, he shaved his scruff. He never really believed he could grow facial hair, though.
Seven. Joe Ingles is a father-in-waiting.
** On his initial reaction: It was obviously a bit of a shock and you get, you find out that you are pregnant and then obviously the news of twins comes a little bit later. But yeah, a little shocked, surprised. Obviously really excited. Something that we’ve always wanted, I guess, but never kind of planned…Just kind of waiting for the right time, and it happened, and we don’t do anything half-assed in the Ingles family, so you got two of them.
** On his usage of “half-assed”: I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to use it in Utah.
** Ingles, asked if his wife called him from Australia to tell him the news and how did it all work: No, so she was here when we found out. Obviously, we needed to be together for that to happen anyway. So, yeah, we found out [about] two or three weeks ago now.
** Ingles, asked about the long-distance logistics of playing away from home: No, I’m not having my kids here. I’m having my kids in Australia.
** Parenting plan: It’s gonna be tough, but they gonna have — when they get to about two years old, they’re gonna play with each other. We’ll lock them in a room, and they can play with each other, and soundproof the walls, and they won’t, we won’t even hear them, and life will be great.
Eight. Dennis Lindsey on roster-building while keeping Gordon Hayward’s impending free agency in mind: I think that the best thing we can do is get out of the way and let Quin work, and then continue to add good, young pieces around him…Quin really knows what he’s doing. I think Gordon recognizes that.
Nine. New Jazzman Erick Green on getting called up from the D-League: I found out last night, late last night, like 10:30 or something. And I didn’t answer the phone for the first two calls because I didn’t, I don’t never answer the call if I don’t know your number. That’s just how I always am.
So, I didn’t answer and my agent called me and was like, “Answer your phone. Utah’s calling you.” So I answered real fast then…I pick up the phone. They told me they excited to have me. And I was exci–I couldn’t even sleep last night.
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Craig Bolerjack: It’s the man that can put the six hot dogs down all by himself. My partner, Matt Harpring.
** David Locke to Rodney Hood: Do you mean, I mean, to some extent, you had to hit the lowest moment to be able to kinda come back up?
** Beat writer to Derrick Favors on his first game back: Do you think you could’ve gone even longer than the 20 minutes, though?
Favors: I don’t know. You know, I was good if it’s 20 minutes.
** DJ/PK to Joe Ingles: I think fans find that intriguing. Will–seriously, Quin and the coaching staff will have a list of a bunch of things you blew and show you film of stuff that went wrong.
Ingles: Probably not a bunch or a list, but there’s always things, and I’m sure it’s probably nothing major…You never know, it might be a day we come in and it’s all positive stuff about what we can do next time that was great, and to keep doing it.
** Gordon Hayward on slow starts and other issues: Those things are things that definitely keep me up at night, and you know, watching film helps that.
** Boler during the Pistons game: He couldn’t explode from the waist down. (H/T @JazzRaytion)
** Boler during the Timberwolves game: Nice, soft, just stroked it deep. (H/T @5kl)
** Harpring during the Timberwolves game: When you play hard, you’re going to touch people every now and then. (H/T @5kl)
** Harpring after the Timberwolves game: I’ve seen bigger. (H/T @5kl)