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Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

October 26, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Blazers Edge.

All aboard!
Next stop 1-0, last stop some time mid-June!

Posted by cookieman314 on Oct 25, 2016 | 6:08 PM

2016-2017 Trail Blazers: Great Team, or Greatest Team?
Posted by ozqb3 on Oct 25, 2016 | 6:27 PM

I’m gonna cry myself to sleep if we lose just fyi
Posted by AUS2PDX on Oct 25, 2016 | 6:43 PM

Some lady from Utah just OurTimed me, what are the odds.
Maybe she likes basketball.

Posted by heybabydrinkyourmilk on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:03 PM

What’s OurTime?
Posted by occassia on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:07 PM

Swinging couples BDSM site
Posted by Mortimer on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:08 PM

Dating site for old people.
Posted by squeeky on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:08 PM

Watch it, buster.
“Vintage” is acceptable.

Posted by occassia on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:10 PM

Posted by squeeky on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:12 PM

Snyder still looking like he’s trying to take over Gotham or something foolish
Posted by AUS2PDX on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:07 PM

George Hill has got some serious shoulders.
Posted by squeeky on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:19 PM

And Lillard can’t get the same calls that superstar George Hill gets
Posted by Lassiie on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:19 PM

Well…the Jazz have to miss soon, right?
Posted by SlickRick1987 on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:22 PM

Quin Snyder’s gameface is in mid-season form, it seems.
Posted by djrick on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:24 PM

I have the unsettling feeling that a full strength Jazz team could absolutely starch us
Posted by AUS2PDX on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:32 PM

Vonleh is looking…good?
Posted by Bib Fortuna on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:43 PM

he was always cutest boy 2 the max and now the game matches!
Posted by Mortimer on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:45 PM

Hood’s a sneaky good defender
Posted by Darn you, darn you to heck! on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:54 PM

Hood is a straight up baller
Posted by Darn you, darn you to heck! on Oct 25, 2016 | 7:57 PM

I check for Rudy Gobert in my closet every night
Posted by Darn you, darn you to heck! on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:00 PM

The Jazz defense is so desperate it should have its own lapel pin.
Posted by heybabydrinkyourmilk on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:09 PM

I haven’t noticed the crowd much tonight
Do I just need to turn the volume up or is it a subdued opening night?

Posted by mrsbro on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:10 PM

They’re having a prolonged moment of silence for the destruction of Gobert’s defensive rating
Posted by Mortimer on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:10 PM

Jazz announcers homerism is borderline unbearable
Posted by AUS2PDX on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:10 PM

I didn’t mind them at the start, but my lord they’re biased. I’ve gone off them.
Posted by AUS2PDX on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:12 PM

I can’t take it any more, and it’s just half-time
Posted by Tim Mahedy on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:12 PM

I’ve always liked the Jazz announcers, for some reason
Posted by KingWes on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:14 PM

My wife (no basketballin in her at all) Just asked me
Why that tall guy (gobert) dont just spin his arms like a windmill the entire time rofl

Posted by Tim Fletch on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:11 PM

Anyone got Quin Snyders number
At this point, it just might work out better

Posted by Tim Fletch on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:15 PM

It’s a valid question.
Posted by KingWes on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:14 PM

I have a message for Jazz fans:
Diaw is old.

Posted by conspirator5 on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:34 PM

Did Joe Johnson get 10 years younger what the heck is going on?
Posted by Need 4 Sheed on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:35 PM

Joe Johnson is ridiculously strong.
Posted by LamarcusAldridgeMVP on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:35 PM

This quarter sucks
Posted by OfficerCosta on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:41 PM

We’re about to lose to the Jazz without their best players lol
Posted by AUS2PDX on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:41 PM

Can we just acknowledge how absolutely pathetic our defense is?
Posted by AUS2PDX on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:43 PM

Rodney Hood is making me mad.
Posted by conspirator5 on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:44 PM

Utah could throw it at the bleachers this quarter
…and the ball would turn around in the air and go in.

Posted by Asha_Walker on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:46 PM

If we can’t beat a depleted Jazz team we might as well clear house for draft picks and give up on the season
Posted by Need 4 Sheed on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:49 PM

Posted by Lassiie on Oct 25, 2016 | 8:50 PM

Really not a good sign if we lose to this depleted Jazz team
Posted by AUS2PDX on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:01 PM

Spearheaded by 45-year-old Joe Johnson.
Posted by Roy Wonder on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:03 PM

Please get rid of Hood for the rest of the game
Posted by Need 4 Sheed on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:03 PM

Posted by Mortimer on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:04 PM

The everlasting Gobert Stopbert
Posted by djrick on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:05 PM

Joe Johnson is literally having the best game of his career what the heck is even happening right now
Posted by Need 4 Sheed on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:04 PM

Joe Johnson won’t go away.
Posted by PDXLink on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:05 PM

Can the Blazers
Possibly beat Joe Johnson?

Posted by Berkeley on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:08 PM

Ew, my opponent has Joe Johnson on his fantasy team…
Posted by LamarcusAldridgeMVP on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:08 PM

Joe Johnson the player we Can’t beat Lol
Posted by Waveblade on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:10 PM

Any Jazz possession that doesn’t go through Johnson is a gift for Portland.
Posted by Roy Wonder on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:11 PM

Diaw you too sloooow
Posted by B ruff on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:16 PM

He’s been playing at that pace forever.
He could play another ten years.

Posted by djrick on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:17 PM

Unless there’s an espresso nearby, he’s proceeding with leisure.
Posted by ParticleAccelerator on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:17 PM

Don’t forget soft ripened cheeses.
Posted by djrick on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:19 PM

Dame with 37!!
Posted by Anomaly81 on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:18 PM

Posted by Darn you, darn you to heck! on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:18 PM

Posted by conspirator5 on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:18 PM

came here to start an MVP chant

Posted by so harkless on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:19 PM

Posted by Mortimer on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:27 PM

Par for the course at this point for that team lol
Posted by Lassiie on Oct 25, 2016 | 9:28 PM

Bits from Preseason Week 4

October 26, 2016

One. Jazz Twitter Hits, Part 1:


Two. Jazz Twitter Hits, Part 2:


And an hour or so later, the Jazz tweet out a second picture, for some reason featuring two and not five of the players left out in the first pic:


Will there be a third pic featuring Joe Ingles, Joel Bolomboy and Jeff Withey? Stay tuned.

Update: Close to a day later (but still before tipoff of the season opener), the Jazz successfully post a third image that includes two of the missing three…


…And several hours after that, a fourth image that completes the set of 15:


Three. Bring on the season!


Bits from Preseason Week 3

October 23, 2016

One. Dante Exum on what he’s learned from game film of the first few preseason games: I need to learn how to play when I’m tired. You know, that’s the biggest thing. And you know, whether it’s getting open on the cut or just, you know, being, getting to the right position, you know, that’s the biggest thing for me…

I think it’s just, you know, when you get to kind of that level, it’s like, rather, you know, we have an emphasis on getting to the corner. You know, it’s not shortcutting or anything. It’s just, you know, getting to where we’re supposed to be.

And you know, whether it’s, you know, stepping over the man to, you know, get open, you know, it’s those little things, you know, when you’re tired that you don’t do, like you know, the te–the other team can put you out of a play. So, you know, it’s just getting over that hurdle of, you know, saying I’m not tired and you know, just keep pushing.

Quin Snyder on Exum playing through fatigue: Yeah, I mean, he’s just gotta, he’s gotta play through fatigue. And a little bit of what’s happened is because we’re not entirely healthy…his minutes get extended and things like that, so.

He’s just gotta stay focused on it, and part of it right now is, you know, you can see him getting tired out there and just a question of whether, you know, you want him to try to play through it and show it to him afterwards and you know, let him see himself, or get him out, you know, and try to get him fresh.

We haven’t really had the option of getting him out as much right now…I’d like to be able to play him the amount of minutes that he can be the most effective. So you know, maybe he’s getti–gets a short breather and goes back. Maybe it’s, he gets a little wake-up call.

You know, I get into him, like, “Hey, come on,” and he catches himself. I don’t think, you know, it’s just not his habit yet to play every possession, and that’s part of, I think, his youth and the fact that he hasn’t played in a while.

Two. ♥♥♥


Three. Boris Diaw’s love for coffee makes me love him more. From the Wall Street Journal:

His influence is being felt around the team, too. Lindsey, the general manager, was a drip-coffee drinker before this season. But under Diaw’s influence, he’s already drinking several espressos per week, Lindsey admitted. Ingles himself is the proud new owner of a Nespresso courtesy of Diaw, he said.

Jazz star Rudy Gobert seemed like another logical addition to Diaw’s club. He, too, is French. Which makes it almost shocking that Gobert can’t stand the stuff. “I’m already too energetic,” he said. “If I drink coffee, I go crazy.”

Diaw is used to these heretics. Spurs guard Tony Parker, also French, likes hot chocolate. At the Rio Olympics, where he procured yet another espresso maker, Diaw’s teammates reminded him that not everyone from France is a fan of a coffee. “Some were rebellious,” Diaw said, “and got a tea.”


Four. Quin Snyder after the Jazz’s final preseason game: You know, the takeaways are that we’re a ways away. You know, and that doesn’t mean that we can’t be competitive right now, but we’re gonna have to be very, very good defensively, you know, in order to be successful…

We can’t make mistakes defensively. People are gonna hit shots. They’re gonna make plays, but you know, we can’t not communicate, and you know, leave a guy open because we didn’t talk. You know, just breakdowns like that, we just can’t afford to have. And our margin for error right now is not real large.

Five. Kinda thought this caption was going in the other direction lol:


Congrats from fans:


Six. Quin Snyder on starting the season with injuries: Yeah, I don’t wanna, I don’t ever wanna use, you know, injury as an excuse, but I do think that there’s a realism. It doesn’t mean we, you know, it doesn’t mean you can’t win.

What it means is, you have to, you know, your margin for error becomes very, very small. And I think that’s where we are. But that doesn’t mean we can’t, you know, not make mistakes. We gotta make less mistakes on defense than we’ve been making. You know, and that hopefully puts us in the game…

I mean, we can’t emphasize it more. We just gotta make sure — it’s, you know, you can go back and forth with, as a coa–you know, as a preseason, is i–you know, but I’m a believer in habits, so I just wanna see them all the time.

Seven. Quin Snyder with the Derrick Favors status update: He’s pretty much on the same track. You know, he hasn’t turned a corner where he’s able to practice or play. But hopefully making progress at the same time where, you know, I’d like to s–think sooner than later, but you know, it’s been a month now. So, it’s hard to say.

Eight. Jeff Van Gundy’s take on the Jazz this season: Everything trends differently at different times, but what you need, and as al–and have always needed is groups to fit together. And the way teams can fit together is to have unselfish players who are willing to pass and screen and move without the ball and guard and rebound, right?

So if you get an unselfish — you know, if you get your group based on unselfishness with the skill level to pass the ball, and you know, drive it and bring the extra defender to you and start playing four-on-three on the weak side, then you got a shot.

And I think that’s what Utah has. You know, they’re big. They have a lot of depth. They may not have that transcendent star, or — not maybe, they don’t have that transcendent star that you can just throw the ball to and go get a bucket, but I’m not so sure that’s absolutely necessary to be what I think the Jazz will be this year: I think they’re gonna be around that 50-[win] mark. …

I think they are a playoff team. And listen, I think one of the reasons that they’re in such good position now besides the addition of some players to add more quality depth, is because Quin Snyder has done such a great job in building up the habits and you know, their culture so that they are hard-playing. They have the right offensive habits of passing and screening and moving, and they guard you every night.

Now they’ve added some more offensive capability, and because of that, they’re gonna be able to score a little bit easier. Now, that’s still the thing to me that they’re gonna have to figure out down the stretch of games to close games out, and you never know how that’s gonna play out in the playoffs, but I’m interested to watch them there because I really like the roster Dennis Lindsey’s put together and I think Quin Snyder is a fabulous basketball coach.

Nine. The Jazz have waived Chris Johnson, bringing the roster to 15.


Given the way Dennis Lindsey has raved about him in the past, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Johnson back in a Jazz jersey down the line if a roster spot opens up. Plus, he spells his first name “Christapher,” so he has that tying him to Utah.

Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Quin Snyder on Dante Exum’s minutes getting extended because of injuries to other players: He’s being thrust into situations because we’re not as deep as we, you know, as we’d like to be.
** Media to Exum about pick and rolls: Do you find just as much enjoyment watching guys finish…as you do when you finish?

Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

October 20, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Blazer’s Edge.

Too bad everyone is hurt for the Jazz. We won’t be able to get much of a feel for how the Blazers stack up. Jazz will probably score like 75-80 points whether we play defense or not.
Posted by squeeky on Oct 19, 2016 | 5:44 PM

Is it even still worth watching since Meyers is sitting this one out?
Posted by gg83 on Oct 19, 2016 | 6:10 PM

Is there really no way to watch this? What? Blasphemy!
Posted by AUS2PDX on Oct 19, 2016 | 6:18 PM

Streamless tonight
Posted by BlazerFanSince1970 on Oct 19, 2016 | 6:20 PM

Boo, hiss.
Posted by ParticleAccelerator on Oct 19, 2016 | 6:24 PM

Yeah, I’d love…
…To talk to the genius who let this happen. How did he pull it off?

Posted by bhenick on Oct 19, 2016 | 6:39 PM

Jazz fan here, someone said the Utah Jazz app has their radio broadcast on it
if that is of interest to you. i’m downloading it currently I’ll let ya know if it works.

Posted by Quinter is Coming on Oct 19, 2016 | 6:29 PM

Well, it says I can only listen within 75 miles of Salt Lake.

Posted by Quinter is Coming on Oct 19, 2016 | 6:31 PM

I just contacted nba league pass and they said audio is just unavailable for preseason
Posted by Henry95 on Oct 19, 2016 | 6:50 PM

Posted by BEdging4Life on Oct 19, 2016 | 6:54 PM

Mason Plumlee has not yet fouled out
I repeat, Plumlee has NOT yet fouled out

Posted by ripcitycanadian on Oct 19, 2016 | 7:02 PM

It’s a miracle!!!!!
Posted by BlazersConga on Oct 19, 2016 | 7:04 PM

It’s nice that Crabbe is trying to expand his game. I hope he doesn’t go overboard with it in games that count, but it’s good to “see”.
Posted by squeeky on Oct 19, 2016 | 7:51 PM

by “see” you mean “hear”, right?
Posted by BlazersConga on Oct 19, 2016 | 7:52 PM

Posted by pdxthomastran on Oct 19, 2016 | 8:16 PM

well, that got ugly
thanks to the Jazz for losing.

Posted by gumbypuppy on Oct 19, 2016 | 8:17 PM

If the Blazers beat the Jazz in Utah and nobody’s around to see it, do we get the W?
Posted by AUS2PDX on Oct 19, 2016 | 8:18 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

October 18, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Clips Nation.

Sorry guys, it looks like this is the one Clippers game of I think the entire season that actually isn’t on TV anywhere in the local Los Angeles region or nationally. It’s only available on NBA League Pass as far as I can tell.
Posted by jamesnisky on Oct 17, 2016 | 3:25 PM

So far I’m glad I can’t see this game.*
Posted by vickinish on Oct 17, 2016 | 6:54 PM

* This was posted sometime during the first half and it was the last comment of the thread.

Bits from Preseason Week 2

October 16, 2016

One. Quin Snyder on what’s most encouraging about the team so far: That we’re not very good. Truly. ‘Cause I hope we can be better. You know, it’s, I, it just, it makes you — I mean, it’s kinda half empty, half full. I don’t think we’ve found, you know, a rhythm yet. There’s moments. And you know, I’d like to think that means there’s room for improvement…

It’s [chemistry]. It’s also kind of a timing thing. Like, just knowing, you know, playing with, you know, it’s like football. You have a quarterback and a wide receiver. Like, they kinda have that sixth sense, you know? You throw the ball here and he’s there. We don’t really have that yet. We have a lot of “Ugh.” You know, “My fault.” “No, no, my fault.” You know, we got guys arguing over whose fault it is.

Two. Heard on the broadcast when the Jazz played the Clippers in L.A.: Possibly the worst commentary in an NBA game ever. “[Joel Bolomboy]’s father is African. Was rather intelligent. Wanted to go somewhere else to learn, get educated. Ended up in the Ukraine.”

Follow-up bad commentary, two minutes later: The foul’s on Bolomboy. That’s 1-800- B-O-L-O. M. B-O-I.

Three. Artwork by Rodney Hood. Jeremy Evans, he is not (via @utahjazz):


Four. First preseason home game, national anthem:

Five. Even the ref couldn’t believe Chris Johnson’s block (H/T @robmacrobmac):


Six. Quin Snyder on Rudy Gobert’s improved free throw shooting: There was never a time [last year] that we substituted for him in, you know, a hack-a situation, where I felt like if someone’s going to do that, we’re, you know, Rudy’s a guy and he’s one of our main guys, and we’re gonna, he’s gotta learn to make them and we’ve gotta be confident in him. So, that didn’t happen…

[This year,] I probably won’t have him in no matter how well he’s doing if they’re gonna foul…although he definitely would lobby for it. I know Rudy.


Eight. Mehmet Okur on his new position as Suns player development coach:

“Whoever wants to get better, I’m here for them,” said Okur.

The retired center had acted as a community ambassador for the Jazz in recent years, meeting with sponsors and season-ticket holders and hosting youth clinics, but he wanted more. When Watson called and inquired about his services, Okur jumped at the chance to join him. (Salt Lake Tribune)

Interesting since just two months ago, we saw Memo working out with Derrick Favors. Guess the Jazz couldn’t offer him “more.” :(

Nine. Quin Snyder, asked if Boris Diaw has him hooked on coffee yet: That was one of the reasons we traded for him. I mean, you know, I felt alone here. So, no, we’ve, yeah, there’s, everywhere you look, there’s like an espresso machine or a Keurig or you know, a Krups. I mean, we’ve got, like, every — Braun. You name them, we got them. Nespressos, I think. So, I’m — mountain-sized, you know, on his behalf. They send him, like, those free pods, and I don’t get anything.


Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Clippers announcer: Withey’s lack of girth and strength is certainly noticeable, but he gets it inside.
** Quin Snyder on jamming a finger: First you think it’s broken. And then it feels a little better. And then it turns purple.
** Snyder on the Jazz’s 3-point attempts: I would anticipate that going up. How much it’ll go up, you never can tell exactly. It’s something we talk about and we work on, and I think we’ve seen it go up as a result of that. But if a guy comes down — you know, Joe had one the other night…I applauded it.
** Snyder on wanting players to take 3-point shots: I’m only so inspirational. So, guys gotta wanna shoot ’em, and I think we will want to more and more. We’re just kinda figuring out where they come. You know, you’re not able to anticipate when they’re coming as much.
** Craig Bolerjack to Steve Starks: These renderings get you excited, doesn’t it?
** Boler to Matt Harpring on the number of free throws shot in the Suns game: I tell you Matty, I want you to take this in.

Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

October 13, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bright Side of the Sun.

Excited about the young guys
Can’t wait to watch them again tonight

Posted by AZBengal18 on Oct 12, 2016 | 2:57 PM

Alex Len sucks
Posted by CaptainFubar on Oct 12, 2016 | 4:44 PM

Len is playing like poop.
Posted by vagranttoad123 on Oct 12, 2016 | 6:14 PM

4 minutes in and not a single good looking shot.
Posted by Portuguese Barbosa on Oct 12, 2016 | 6:20 PM

A tale of two free throws…+20 Utah
Not saying many aren’t deserved, but rather we ahould expect negligent fouling from an inexperienced team.

Posted by lee4 on Oct 12, 2016 | 6:47 PM

soo ugly
Posted by Petar Gulin on Oct 12, 2016 | 6:58 PM

…let the panic begin
Posted by lee4 on Oct 12, 2016 | 7:23 PM

Utah is an experienced roster. Sure, we’re gonna look horrid comparatively.
Posted by lee4 on Oct 12, 2016 | 7:35 PM

I sure as hell hope this isn’t going to be the norm for nba refs this season.
Almost every preseason game I have watched has had 60+ free throws.

Posted by blackcaribou22 on Oct 12, 2016 | 8:13 PM

So ugly…
Posted by lee4 on Oct 12, 2016 | 8:18 PM

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

October 11, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Clippers Blog.

This was the whole game thread.

Bingo Anderson !
i think he can be starting 3 for us

Posted by NesbyBingo1999 on Oct 10, 2016 | 8:26 PM

good Defense wes
Posted by NesbyBingo1999 on Oct 10, 2016 | 8:39 PM

Posted by NesbyBingo1999 on Oct 10, 2016 | 9:09 PM

Mo took another Charge.. i like that
12 pts by mo ! MO BUCKETS

Posted by NesbyBingo1999 on Oct 10, 2016 | 9:27 PM

20 secs to go … AUSTIN WAS FOUL …. hit a 3 and send this game into OT … LOL

Posted by NesbyBingo1999 on Oct 10, 2016 | 10:05 PM

Posted by NesbyBingo1999 on Oct 10, 2016 | 10:09 PM

Bits from Preseason Week 1

October 10, 2016

One. Utah Jazz, first preseason game, national anthem:


Two. :) :) :)



Good to see Brad Jones there as well.

Three. Guess we know what (who) this deleted caption is about now…



And a response to that last tweet:


Four. Some fantastic responses:



Five. The worst collision between an NBA player and a padded chair ever. #hyperextendedknee


Looks like that lady wants to play the bongos on Dante’s badonkadonk.

Six. Joe Ingles on why he opted for a layup instead of throwing it down against the Suns: Well, Gordon [Hayward] did it a couple plays before, I think, so I didn’t want to, first of all, I didn’t want to show him up. He’s obviously the face of the team, and if I do that, and then it kinda makes him look bad. So, that was the first reason. Yeah, I’m more about Gordon getting all the praise.

And, I mean, you can’t give all your tricks out in preseason. It’s only preseason. I’m not gonna go and hammer it down and — do you know, next time when I’m in that same situation, the guy’s gonna think I’m gonna lay it up and it’s gonna be a nasty poster of him in Slam Magazine or whatever those basketball magazines are called…I might just rip my jersey off and throw it in the crowd and just walk back to the locker room.

Seven. Per Ingles, Boris Diaw’s dream is to sail around the world one summer after he retires. In the winter, he may just get a place in Park City to ski, which he loves but hasn’t been able to do since turning pro.

Ingles, meanwhile, is hopping on the first plane back to Australia when he retires.

Eight. Dennis Lindsey on the injury of Gordon Hayward: Things happen. Look, this, it’s basketball. It’s dynamic. There are large bodies moving very fast…I was joking a little bit with Steve Starks that we had a great run with John [Stockton] and Karl [Malone] where we didn’t have any injuries for 18 years, and now we’re, we’ve had ours in spades here.

Lindsey on how Hayward got hurt: There’s a little conjecture on what happened. We think, potentially, that it was caught in someone’s jersey, which does happen.

Nine. Rudy Gobert on his improved free throw shooting: I just made 25 in a row again today, so feeling good. You know, just shooting with confidence, and my percentage gonna go way up this year…I’m shooting about 90 [percent] in practice.


While we’re talking about Gobert:


Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Craig Bolerjack during the pre-game show before the first preseason game, already in mid-season #UDQM form: When we come back, Kristin Kenney gets the inside slam from Quin Snyder.
** Craig Bolerjack: Bender got bent over.
Matt Harpring: He’s flexible though. (H/T @SLCJuanB)
** Matt Harpring, one more time: Bender, bent over.
Bolerjack: Boy. Both ankles turned on him.
Harpring: Basically … (both start laughing)
** Joe Ingles on changing twins’ diapers: Renae obviously can’t do that by herself. So, I’m, yeah, when, obviously when I’m here, I’m all in there.
** Ingles on George Hill: I shoot with him every day.
** Dennis Lindsey on Hayward’s injury: There’s a lot of things he can do with his lower half and certainly his right hand, which is his dominant hand. (H/T @5kl)
** Dante Exum on reacting vs. decision-making: You know, I was getting there, and it was like, “OK, I got a shot. Should I shoot it? No. OK, I can drive it.”…No, I can’t drive it, and I pull it out. I got nothing.

Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

October 6, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bright Side of the Sun.

The jazz broadcast is the one on nba tv, so you might just have to deal with it
Posted by acommoncreeper on Oct 5, 2016 | 7:07 PM

they’re okay
but if they call Earl “the bulldog,”…

Posted by RebUCLAwriter on Oct 5, 2016 | 7:10 PM

How you gonna let Rudy Gobert get 8/4 in 6 minutes, Alex?
Posted by 3 2 1 For 3 on Oct 5, 2016 | 7:23 PM

Because Gobert is a stud.
Posted by BlindSquirrelsFindNuts on Oct 5, 2016 | 7:26 PM

I firmly believe that Rudy Gobert is the 2nd best Center in the NBA behind KAT
Posted by CaptainFubar on Oct 5, 2016 | 8:10 PM

This is wrong on so many levels.
Posted by jack’s complete lack of surprise on Oct 5, 2016 | 8:13 PM

Right now Cousins is the best hands down.
In three years, you may be right.

Posted by Dragan Nkemdiche on Oct 5, 2016 | 8:18 PM

Warren and Chriss are wearing the same exact hair and it confuses me.
Posted by Dragan Nkemdiche on Oct 5, 2016 | 8:11 PM

Gobert 10-10 FT, wtf
Posted by gooooPHX on Oct 5, 2016 | 8:12 PM

These Jazz commentators are talking about Heyward like he is Lebron or something.
Posted by Dragan Nkemdiche on Oct 5, 2016 | 8:50 PM

In their defense, he is the best player they have had in a while and, he does fill up the stat sheet. In past years stop Heyward beat the Jazz. Not so much anymore.

Posted by Dan_Conway on Oct 5, 2016 | 9:02 PM

Utah looks like a complete team
top-5 team in the West hype is warranted

Posted by desertfulloffiya on Oct 5, 2016 | 9:04 PM

Those defense chants are artificial
Was at the game yesterday and it was so out of place since the stadium was empty… Any other teams that have fake defense chants?

Posted by 3 2 1 For 3 on Oct 5, 2016 | 9:12 PM

LOL. We didn’t when D’Antoni was coach.
Posted by suns68 on Oct 5, 2016 | 9:14 PM

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