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Utah Jazz vs. New York Knicks: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 23, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Posting and Toasting.

they’re still playing these things?
Posted by John Stark on Mar 22, 2017 | 9:33 PM

I can’t stop watching!!! What’s wrong with me?!?!
Posted by StraightOutofComptonandSelfEsteem on Mar 22, 2017 | 9:43 PM

we’re all masochists
Posted by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Mar 22, 2017 | 10:21 PM

please don’t defend hood and gobert
Need points for fantasy playoffs.

Posted by Du30 on Mar 22, 2017 | 9:56 PM

Why do so many bad teams have to lose when the Knicks are trying to out lose them?
Stop losing! Show some pride and let the Knicks catch up to your losing ways!!!

Posted by Kristropolis on Mar 22, 2017 | 10:05 PM

So…
KP at C again?
Can somebody whack Horny’s head?

Posted by xobserverx on Mar 22, 2017 | 10:30 PM

horny is the nintendo switch to jackson
Posted by normanhathaway on Mar 22, 2017 | 10:36 PM

No.
Phil’s wisdom “injection” lasts about one (or one and half) game.
After this period Horny falls back to his trade mark dumbness.

Posted by xobserverx on Mar 22, 2017 | 10:40 PM

WE STILL WANT TO WIN GAMES BOYS
Posted by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Mar 22, 2017 | 10:40 PM

fucking horny wisdom
Posted by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Mar 22, 2017 | 10:41 PM


Don’t you dare win this knicks.
Posted by Du30 on Mar 22, 2017 | 10:47 PM

I have faith we’ll lose this
Posted by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Mar 22, 2017 | 10:58 PM

Why are we getting a normal whistle tonight?
What the fuck is this?

Posted by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:11 PM

im 100% sure you have been right all along
Ingles is Quinn Snyder’s weed connect. thats the only explanation

Posted by felinequickness on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:20 PM

explanation for what? Ingles has been freaking great for us.
Unless your talking about the way Snyder and Ingles look? If so then yup. Maybe coke.

Posted by Dunkin’ Idahoe on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:24 PM

ingles has been great this year
it was more about how he miraculously lasted this long

Posted by felinequickness on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:36 PM

I love these refs. They’re calling a ton of shooting fouls in favor of the knicks
Posted by Rookie of the Year on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:15 PM


where the fuck is Donny?
Posted by felinequickness on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:14 PM

debating if I need to run to the liquor store at halftime.
I swear to god Lyles will be the death of my liver.

Posted by Dunkin’ Idahoe on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:16 PM

the answer to that debate is always yes
Posted by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:17 PM

On the other hand we have more gin than I initially thought.
Fuck it. Store tomorrow, gin & tonic tonight.

Posted by Dunkin’ Idahoe on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:19 PM

sorry but gin and tonic is fucking disgusting
mix that shit with something else

Posted by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:19 PM

excuse me? I will “mix that shit” with some ice and a lime.
gin and tonics is one of the best goddamn drinks out their.

Posted by Dunkin’ Idahoe on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:22 PM

Gobert’s hair design looks fucking stupid
Posted by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:21 PM

I kinda like it
Posted by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:22 PM

dude wtf?
you like that and you hate gin and tonics??? you’re lucky you’re on team Tucker

Posted by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:22 PM

are you my 50 year old mom?
who tf drinks gin and tonic?

Posted by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:24 PM

classy motherfuckers. And people who need protection from malaria.
Posted by Dunkin’ Idahoe on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:25 PM

is your 50 year old mom a slightly pudgy Indian man with a hairy chest and supple manboobs?
Posted by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:25 PM

… I plead the 5th
Posted by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:26 PM


Let’s go Jazz!
Posted by Kristropolis on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:25 PM

WHY ARE WE WINNING
Posted by abe88 on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:31 PM

We’ll always be the best at not making any fucking sense
Posted by abe88 on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:35 PM

Stifle Tower save us from ourselves pls
Posted by Willy Hernangorgeous Stole My Heart on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:31 PM

Derrick Rose being human garbage juice still paying off for us
the deep tank

Posted by Willy Hernangorgeous Stole My Heart on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:33 PM

Gobert’s head is distinctly French
Posted by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:35 PM

I’m amazed we’re still leading with how much amazingly dumb shit KOQ has done
Posted by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:37 PM

not for long
Gobert about to impregnate our face with french babies

Posted by Willy Hernangorgeous Stole My Heart on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:38 PM

Not the worst life, tbh
Posted by Dunkin’ Idahoe on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:54 PM

Why is George Hill’s skin so taut on his face
Posted by Willy Hernangorgeous Stole My Heart on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:40 PM

Gobert is a good body type goal for KP
i dont want KP beefy, but Rudy’s got dem cutzzz

Posted by felinequickness on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:41 PM


aight well ima chill here and watch the West Wing instead
godspeed to our mechanized war machine

Posted by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:50 PM

i like that you accused me of being a 50 year old mom
fuck outta here

Posted by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:51 PM

Wow, what a reception for Jeff Hornacek. Huge fan favorite here in Utah.
— Jonah Ballow (@jonahballow) March 23, 2017

Posted by JR and the Off-Balance Shots on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:50 PM

Lol why are you surprised by that?
I’d happily trade coaches with them though!

Posted by Muruju on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:51 PM

not sure we want a rumored former coke addict coaching in New York
Posted by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Mar 22, 2017 | 11:52 PM

heywood is trash
Posted by jacoop on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:02 AM

Do the Jazz suck?
Posted by Kristropolis on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:02 AM

Gobert is basically KP’s older Black half-brother
Just sonning him

Posted by Muruju on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:05 AM

Utah is picking a bad game to be trash
what is with this perimeter shooting

Posted by Willy Hernangorgeous Stole My Heart on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:07 AM

Jesus KP…
Gobert is destroying you in every possible way right now.

Posted by StraightOutofComptonandSelfEsteem on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:35 AM


Gobert has 9 offensive rebounds lmao
Posted by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:42 AM

Knicks have 8
Posted by Kristropolis on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:43 AM

WE COMING FOR THOSE PING PONG BALLS!!!!
Posted by Kristropolis on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:44 AM

just slack through it Derrick
tank is strong

Posted by Willy Hernangorgeous Stole My Heart on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:45 AM

Utah fans are like a whole other level of white
Posted by Willy Hernangorgeous Stole My Heart on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:45 AM

white+
Posted by normanhathaway on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:46 AM

For a second I thought I saw a black guy in the front row, then realized it was an assistant coach really far down the bench.
Posted by Frodo BaZuccggins on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:46 AM

Dude in the brown suit, right?
Thought the same thing

Posted by Dunkin’ Idahoe on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:47 AM

Yeeeepp
Posted by Frodo BaZuccggins on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:58 AM


Smiling Melo in 4Q…
it’s L.

Posted by xobserverx on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:46 AM

Gobert is pooping all over the Knicks faces.
Posted by StraightOutofComptonandSelfEsteem on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:45 AM

Hornacek can fuck off
Posted by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:50 AM

Dont forget Phil man
Posted by $100M Contract on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:53 AM

sure, but this is a game thread so idk what Phil has to do with Hornacek doling out minutes like a fucking dickwad
Posted by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Mar 23, 2017 | 12:53 AM

good fake close L, Knicks
Posted by Willy Hernangorgeous Stole My Heart on Mar 23, 2017 | 1:00 AM

niiiiiiiice
Posted by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Mar 23, 2017 | 1:01 AM

NBA should penalize the Magic for tanking
Posted by LegionofBlue14 on Mar 23, 2017 | 1:03 AM

1997 Utah Jazz Finals Team Reunion Eve Bits

March 22, 2017
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Antoine Carr on today’s NBA players sitting out games: [Unless you’re playing for your national team during the summer], you should be playing. I mean, that’s what your contract is. You go out there and you play [82 games]. You do what you’re paid to do. I don’t remember a time where I could walk in there and go, “You know what? I’m a little bit tired today. I don’t think I want to play in this back-to-back.”

Adam Keefe on Jerry Sloan’s team rules back in the day: Jerry wasn’t a big fan of headphones on team buses or on the team plane. He liked guys that, had to interact with their teammates, so consequently, you know, when you’re on the team bus…[players] were conscious. They were present with their other teammates, which I think was important.

I think that, you know, one of the biggest rules were, you know, don’t mess up. Like, don’t be that guy. There was no fine system. The other teams had fine systems. We didn’t have a fine — because people weren’t late. People showed up on time. They left early. They planned around contingencies to make sure they weren’t late, that they didn’t let their teammates down.

And you know, really, I attribute it to Jerry kinda running that show, but also having guys like Karl [Malone] and John [Stockton] and Jeff [Hornacek] that didn’t expect special treatment. Like, I’ve been on other teams where the rule was “Don’t be late unless you’re one of these two guys.” You know, those two guys could be as late as they wanted to. You know, in Utah, that didn’t fly.

Chris Morris on Karl Malone’s MVP season: That was the year Mailman was making his run and putting in the work, and no time off or anything like that. It just made us even work harder too, just to see him, that he’s never taken a day off and, for 18 years, and you know, and that’s a long time without taking a day off.

Morris on what it was like playing for Jerry Sloan: He was a tough nut to crack, man. But I think he put a lot of discipline in what we did…The main thing was that he held everybody accountable, you know, on their play, and how they could be that focal point of winning or losing a game.

Morris on the current Jazz team: They still play the way we played, old school…Hopefully, we* can start shooting better consistent shots. Right now, the bench gotta get a little more stronger of being consistent to be able to give the starters some much-needed time to rest, by being consistent. That’s the main thing. That’s the only thing that’s missing right now, is bench play that can be more consistent, to get their time in as well to help win the games.

* “We.” ♥

Morris on today’s NBA players sitting out games: This is a [new] generation…Coaches and organizations don’t want their star players to get hurt, but thing about it though, Karl Malone been a star player for 18 years, and I seen Stockton come back in a game from a small injury, as well as Karl, from where he tore a tendon in his finger and still came back out and played. Didn’t even miss a beat. But this day and age right now — I’ll take the old days over the new days.

Greg Ostertag on how closely he keeps tabs on the Jazz nowadays: I do keep up with the Jazz now a little more than I did in the past. I don’t watch a lot of NBA basketball ’cause I don’t, it’s just, I don’t enjoy the style of play that’s played nowadays…I keep up with them because I consider myself a member of the Jazz family forever. Just the way I feel, and so, and I’m happy for them.

I’m glad they’re getting back to where they’re being competitive in the West, and o–you know, other than Quin [Snyder]’s bad haircut, he’s done a good job with them getting them, you know, getting them back into, to the point, to the middle of, you know, playing for the Western Conference title…as long as they can keep their core together.

Ostertag on frequently butting heads with Jerry Sloan back in the day: I was the turd in that situation.

Bryon Russell on a season of dominance: I wanna say that year we lost three home games that year? I believe it was three games, and I mean, we were whupping some butt. I mean, that comes with training with Karl all summer. You know, the whole team stayed back, and you know, that altitude, it was like, once we got down to sea level, it was running by everybody. And it worked. And kudos to Karl for making us all stay to work out.

Russell on what summer workouts with Karl Malone were like: It was rough. I mean, it was work, work. I thought I was a pretty good workaholic kind of guy. When we trained with him, it was like an animal in a cage. Just wild, and it was nonstop. And I was like, man, can I get a break? “No, you’re too young to get a break. Come on. Come on, boy. Come on.” I mean, we was doing the hills. We was doing biking. We was always like, oh man, you gotta be kididng me. But it paid off.

Russell on team chemistry: The downtime was great time. We pretty much spent, like, we were on the road, the whole team would go out and eat. There wouldn’t be no cliques here, no cliques there. There would be one big group…We were a team that pretty much knew what one through 12 can do, and everybody played their role to the best.

Russell on his relationship with Jerry Sloan: He was the best NBA coach that coached Bryon Russell. Better than Phil [Jackson], better than George Karl, better than Doug Collins and et cetera. He really stressed what I was good at, and that’s defense…He taught me a lot, and I learned everything that he dished out, and I was one of his better guys.

Russell on John Stockton: He would get the ball to you at all cost, and it was times where Stockton would pass up a layup to pass it out to me, and I’m like, “Stock, two points is two points.” “Dammit, I’m giving you the ball. You better shoot the ball.” …

His vision was incredible. You know, han–his hands was bigger than mine, and I’m 6-7 and he’s 6-1. So, I mean, anybody that says he’s not the top two [point guards along with Magic Johnson], something’s wrong.

Russell, asked did Michael Jordan push off: Of course he did…You know the thing he told me? He’s like, “You was off balance. That’s why I got away with that.” I’m like, “Mike, come on. You wasn’t not even a step faster than me, and I wa–I didn’t have the ball.” … He’s always been a great guy to me, and I’ve always respected him and I’ve always said he was the best player in that era, and I liked guarding the best.

Russell on who would win a matchup between the 1997 Utah Jazz and the 2016 Golden State Warriors: Oh, man. We’ll smash them. I mean, all of this Steph Curry running around — getting posted up. I mean, Klay [Thompson] — getting posted up. Who’s gonna guard Karl? [Could Draymond Green guard Karl at all?] Absolutely not. No. That tough ball he’s playing right now wouldn’t work in our era. Very few guys that’s playing now I don’t think could play in the era of the 90s, because it was more physical.

I mean, you have guys sitting out for rest now. If Karl would’ve sat out for rest, or anybody — Jordan would’ve sat out for rest, you would’ve had a fit. I mean, people paid to see us play. Not to knock anybody, but you know, some of these stars go to towns, and you know, kids come to see them play, and they sit out the game ’cause they wanna rest. I mean, we didn’t rest. But it’s a money-driven league now, so you gotta do what you gotta do.

Russell, asked if he enjoys today’s NBA: Absolutely not. I mean, I just think it’s not like what it used to be. I think everything is for money now. It’s not about the love of the game. And when we played, I could’ve played for free because that’s how much I loved the game of basketball. And I’m pretty sure a lot of others who would tell you the same thing in the 90s and the early 2000s.

Russell on Vivint Arena: I’m always gonna say Delta Center, because that was the place where we had that thing rocking.

Russell, asked would Gordon Hayward get small forward minutes on the ’97 team: No. He would have to try to get it from Hornacek.

Russell ends his interview with: Let’s go Jazz. Let’s kick some New York Knicks ass.

Kenny Natt on Jerry Sloan: Jerry projects an image that, of toughness, but Jerry’s a very kindhearted and loving guy. He’s always been that way, and again, it’s those type of lessons that you realize and you s–you noticed how these marquee players all the way down to the last guy on the bench, everyone gravitated to him, appreciated him and the tough image that he projected.

But at the same time, everyone realized that it was all about love with him. And I don’t know of any other coach out there that gives it like that. I mean, Jerry’s a — project that tough image, as I said, but again, he’s a softie-softie. And if Jerry’s listening, I know that you are. Everyone knows you are, those that was with you every day. We know just how soft you were, Jerry.

Kenny Natt, asked how real the stories of Stockton and Malone playing with ankle/elbow sprains the size of grapefruits were: Very real. Those were the types of things that those guys projected every day. I mean, they played through injuries. That was one of the things that they were really conscious about. It’s amazing how they were conscious about not letting the opponents see them, any weakness in them in any way. Those are things that I remember — tape it, hide it, whatever you have to, just get me back out there. I don’t want anyone to underst–to see that I’m suffering in any way, or whatever.

But they played through everything, and they were two of the leading guys that I’ve ever seen in regards to taking care of themself, not only during the season, but even off-season, and it showed in their career, in their career longevity. So, those are the things that I remember. Just get me back out there and let me play.

And even in practices, you would think that they’d want to sit out, right, playing so many minutes and things of that sort. But they would never, never take those days off like that. And that’s, it’s, it showed in the energy of the team, because the other guys picked up on that and they also fought through injuries and things of that sort. So, the expectation was put in place, but it all started from the top with Jerry on down, through Phil [Johnson] and the rest of the guys.

Craig Bolerjack to Kenny Natt, UDQM: Just looking back at how special that “staff” was, you guys had, and how you pulled it off. I mean, you have to look back sometimes with a big f–smile on your face.

Greg Ostertag and Bryon Russell Facebook Chat: Best Bits

March 21, 2017

Fan question: Favorite memory?
Bryon Russell: What was yours?
Greg Ostertag: My favorite memory? When Michael [Jordan] pushed you.

Fan question: Rank Karl Malone all-time.
Russell: Best power forward of all time. Hands down.
Ostertag: You think so?
Russell: Even without the rings.
Ostertag: What about Timmy [Duncan]?
Russell: Timmy’s just got rings. He’s a finesse four. Power forward says power.

Fan question: I remember when Greg got ejected in LA…
Ostertag: I do too. That was really fast. Jerry [Sloan] was right behind me.
Russell: He protected us, man.
Ostertag: He did.
Russell: He went to bat for us.

Fan question: Could John Stockton dunk?
Ostertag: No, John could not dunk.
Russell: Not at all.

Fan question: Why can’t we have more all-stars on the Jazz?
Ostertag: Politics.
Russell: They gotta get better.
Ostertag: I love Rudy Gobert. I love the way he plays, runs the floor, blocks shots…I really like the way Rudy plays.
Russell: M-hm. But I would’ve dunked on his ass. I like him though. He’s a Jazz. I’m always gonna love the Jazz.
Ostertag: That’s right.

Fan question: Favorite coach of all time?
Russell: Sloan.
Ostertag: Sloan. Absolutely.

Fan question: Thoughts on Mark Jackson?
Russell: What about him?
Ostertag: Yeah, what about him?
Russell: Good guy. Great teammate for a year, I guess. For you.
Ostertag: Yeah. You ever play with him?
Russell: [No.] I was gone.

Fan question: Today’s NBA is too soft.
Ostertag: I would agree with that.
Russell: 100 percent.

Utah Jazz at Indiana Pacers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 21, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Indy Cornrows.

How about showing some fight on the boards tonight.
Posted by HelpIsNotNeeded on Mar 20, 2017 | 6:41 PM

IDK man
Pretty much the only thing they’ve shown fight on all year is arguing with the refs.. Seems unlikely to change now.

Posted by squidbilly on Mar 20, 2017 | 7:07 PM

Pretty good effort so far
But we know not to get too excited about the first half.

Posted by Nathan S. on Mar 20, 2017 | 7:19 PM

Some solid passing in this game.
Posted by infinityzero.systemerror on Mar 20, 2017 | 7:19 PM

Amazing how good things happen when you hit threes
Posted by Nathan S. on Mar 20, 2017 | 7:22 PM

Amazing how good things also happen when Paul goes after loose balls like that
Posted by Nathan S. on Mar 20, 2017 | 7:24 PM

Who knew that all the Pacers needed back was GHill.
Posted by HelpIsNotNeeded on Mar 20, 2017 | 7:25 PM

Why is Jefferson in the game?
Posted by Nathan S. on Mar 20, 2017 | 7:34 PM

He used to be good.
Posted by infinityzero.systemerror on Mar 20, 2017 | 7:37 PM

The Pacers bench sucks.
Posted by HelpIsNotNeeded on Mar 20, 2017 | 7:40 PM


Whoa….I expected the exact opposite score. I was getting ready to break something.
Posted by denggoy1 on Mar 20, 2017 | 8:21 PM

I wonder if Hayward would come to Indy. Him, Myles, Paul and an inside scorer/banger/rebounder would be nice. Only thing I don’t like about Hayward is his boy band hair. Maybe I’m just showing my age.
Posted by denggoy1 on Mar 20, 2017 | 8:42 PM

Pretty fantastic quarter after the Jazz cut the game to two.
Posted by Nathan S. on Mar 20, 2017 | 8:46 PM

Pacers playing a dangerous game here letting Utah stick around.
Posted by denggoy1 on Mar 20, 2017 | 8:55 PM

They must really enjoy the adrenaline rush
Posted by Nathan S. on Mar 20, 2017 | 8:58 PM

Aw…
We’re blowin it.

Posted by Fisticuffs111 on Mar 20, 2017 | 9:12 PM

Boom baby!
Big shot, PG

Posted by Nathan S. on Mar 20, 2017 | 9:13 PM

No home whistles these last two possessions…
Posted by Nathan S. on Mar 20, 2017 | 9:15 PM

Phew.
Escaaaaape.

Posted by Fisticuffs111 on Mar 20, 2017 | 9:16 PM

Save us, Paul
Posted by Nathan S. on Mar 20, 2017 | 9:16 PM

Thanks Paul.
Posted by infinityzero.systemerror on Mar 20, 2017 | 9:16 PM

Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 19, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Blog A Bull.

Rooting for the Win, don’t mind the L
by YouBlewwIt on Mar 18, 2017 | 8:13 PM

Game 70…
and Hoiberg still shuffling the lineup. Man I dislike this dude.

by yungfella85 on Mar 18, 2017 | 8:19 PM

I hope the Jazz can make some noise in the playoffs and win a couple rounds
by YouBlewwIt on Mar 18, 2017 | 8:24 PM

every time i see a pic of utah’s coach
i’m like who the fuck is this guy? i can never remember him, lol.

by Jaina on Mar 18, 2017 | 9:11 PM

so the bulls are doing exactly what zach lowe said they would
sticking around the playoff picture and being annoying.
chicago better not F this up and make the playoffs. i got zero interest in watching bulls/cavs in the 1st round.

by mikeymoney on Mar 18, 2017 | 10:15 PM

Denzel and Portis
With pretty good games against a West Playoff team. Alright, alright. Lol

by JustWhyMan on Mar 18, 2017 | 10:17 PM

Utah Jazz at Cleveland Cavaliers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 17, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Fear the Sword.

FIRST BLOOD drawn by the Cavaliers of Cleveland!!
by PyroKinesis on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:11 PM

I love the way the Jazz go about attacking switches (giving it up and getting it back with a running start)
by New Zealand Basketball on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:15 PM

Hey we can rebound again
by David Zavac on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:19 PM

Joe Ingles gonna get more or less than Delly this summer?
by New Zealand Basketball on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:23 PM

More
by mikeytp on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:24 PM

You’d max him, wouldn’t you
by OPace on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Meh, I’d max Hill. I’d give Ingles like 12-13 per lol. Almost an old max?
by mikeytp on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:32 PM

Limits their upside and makes them super expensive tho. Gobert max, Hayward max, Hill max, Hood about to get maxed
by New Zealand Basketball on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:43 PM

Yea but how are they going to replace Hill with anything close to Hill? Like what other option do they have? They can either be what they are by maxing those three and getting something for Favors. Then they will contend for the next 3-4 years. Or they can let one of them go, not get anything close to as good to replace them, and be worse than they are now.
by mikeytp on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:45 PM

Deron
by New Zealand Basketball on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:46 PM

Idk. I just think Hill is so much better than Exum is ever going to be. You’re taking a huge step down at PG and I really believe that core can seriously contend especially if all those guys get better. It might not be enough if your PG situation sucks.
by mikeytp on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:55 PM

You’re realistically getting rid of Hood tho if you wanna max Hill
by New Zealand Basketball on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:57 PM

Yea. Also doubt Hood will ever be as good as Hill is though. Idk they’re probably going to follow your plan but I doubt the team will be as good as they kept everyone. It’s gonna come down to ownership.
by mikeytp on Mar 16, 2017 | 7:03 PM

Jazz have so many nice pieces
by New Zealand Basketball on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:29 PM

Shame so many of them will be gone
by mikeytp on Mar 16, 2017 | 6:30 PM


Cavs shooting 39.6/23.5/50….yuck
by OPace on Mar 16, 2017 | 7:05 PM

Horrendous.
by PyroKinesis on Mar 16, 2017 | 7:24 PM

Agreed.
by Kid_From_NE_Ohio on Mar 16, 2017 | 7:26 PM

This team refuses to fight over any screen/pick vs anyone sans GS, just lazy shit.
by Young Eagle on Mar 16, 2017 | 7:27 PM

Shump out there attempting murder
by TheDellavaliers on Mar 16, 2017 | 7:37 PM

Gobert getting away with it
by GaiusGracchus on Mar 16, 2017 | 7:37 PM

Gobert is officially my least favorite player in the NBA now
by GaiusGracchus on Mar 16, 2017 | 7:41 PM

Aggressive acting by Burks on that one
by jjco on Mar 16, 2017 | 7:44 PM

Diaw, the original and more portly Draymond Green.
by Kid_From_NE_Ohio on Mar 16, 2017 | 7:51 PM

frye is so bad on defense that everybody on utah team tries to get a defensive switch from him.
by Michael Philips on Mar 16, 2017 | 8:15 PM

He’s our very own Steph Curry
by OPace on Mar 16, 2017 | 8:17 PM

Cavaliers win!!
by PyroKinesis on Mar 16, 2017 | 8:20 PM

Good win!
by jjco on Mar 16, 2017 | 8:21 PM

Utah Jazz at Detroit Pistons: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 16, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Detroit Bad Boys.

Lets get this dub
by The Notorious S.V.G on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:33 PM

I just wish the Jazz could rest all their good players
Unfortunately they are fighting for home court advantage

by The Notorious S.V.G on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:33 PM

I’m rooting for not falling behind by 10+ in the first quarter
by mumblesaurus on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:42 PM

Are we the only team that doesn’t realize the 3 point line exists
It’s a fireable offense

by Goose15 on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:43 PM

Obligatory down early
by DennisGER on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:47 PM

Run some offense
Van Gundy can’t call plays for shit

by Goose15 on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:51 PM

Hayward is handsome and good at basketball
by Goose15 on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:53 PM

facts
by The Notorious S.V.G on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:54 PM


so much for not going down 10
by mumblesaurus on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:55 PM

Wow we suck
by The Notorious S.V.G on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:55 PM

hahahahahhahahahaahhahaha
this team is pathetic.
good line up switch SVG

by LIKEaBAAS on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:57 PM

WTF
by Makeithappen19 on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:57 PM

good god
by mumblesaurus on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:57 PM

Horrible offense, porous defense
Fuck this

by DennisGER on Mar 15, 2017 | 7:58 PM


As frustrating as it is against us, jazz playing beautiful unselfish basketball
by mannie32 on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:04 PM

this is gross basketball
by mumblesaurus on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:11 PM

sad how people can get shooters and we can’t
by Makeithappen19 on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:12 PM

this ingles dude is working us
by mumblesaurus on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:16 PM

this L is on SVG
Everyone turn this mess off. Do not waste any more of your time. This is simply pathetic. Ill see y’all in the next game thread

by LIKEaBAAS on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:25 PM

This is legit embarassing
by sje on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:31 PM

God awful
by dimes5 on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:32 PM

Boo the shit out of them
by Makeithappen19 on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:31 PM

5 Assists in a half?
by Revenga! on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:27 PM

1 three in a half?
by DennisGER on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:35 PM

Not a good team
This is just not a good team.
SVG couldn’t get laid in a whorehouse with a fist full of C-notes the way he has gotten this team to not perform this year.

by TyrusTheGreat on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:33 PM


I thin the Jazz have significantly better players than us
Gobert > Drummond
Hayward > Morris
Hill > Reggie
The rest of the roster is debatable. But their two best players are better than anyone on our roster. And I think everyone agrees that Hill is better than Reggie.

by BigBensFro on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:49 PM

Hill is way way better than Reggie
Hill is an all star and tremendously underrated.

by Goose15 on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:50 PM

Damn.
If Hill is significantly better than reggie and Gobert is significantly better than Dre we are fucked for a loooong time lol

by RipHamiltonTUR on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:50 PM

Gordan Heyward, Jimmy Butler, Paul George
I’m not sure Heyward is definitely the third-best player in that list. He’s damn good.

by sje on Mar 15, 2017 | 8:52 PM

Jazz making Pistons look like a D-League team
and they’re not even title contenders

by sje on Mar 15, 2017 | 9:01 PM

Bright spots tonight.
None. There are none.

by Crosseyed on Mar 15, 2017 | 9:04 PM

How are we so bad
by The Notorious S.V.G on Mar 15, 2017 | 9:06 PM

Jazz are playing some beautiful basketball
I’m gonna stay tuned in just to watch that and dream about our Players having even a fraction of the Basketball IQ that they have

by tile on Mar 15, 2017 | 9:07 PM

This is worst than AIDS.
by Portuguese Piston on Mar 15, 2017 | 9:07 PM

Also joe johnson always seems to fuck us over
by mannie32 on Mar 15, 2017 | 9:25 PM

Boban
makes Rudy Gobert look small. Crazy.

by shags on Mar 15, 2017 | 9:27 PM

This team kinda sucks ass.
by IamPAP on Mar 15, 2017 | 9:29 PM

I’m beginning to wonder if Quin Snyder is secretly Jerry Sloan’s son
because that guy also knows quite well what he’s doing with that clipboard.

by Christopher Saucier on Mar 15, 2017 | 9:41 PM

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

March 14, 2017
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Clips Nation.

oh
plz use this one to find your way back to the dominant winning ways.

Posted by O_OO on Mar 13, 2017 | 2:07 AM

(no comments between 1st and 4th quarters)

Utah crowd going wild
Posted by KillaClip on Mar 13, 2017 | 7:54 PM

Going another difficult first round series if Utah can maintain home court and health
They have length, girth, athletes, youth, veterans, good coaching, amazing home crowd eager to return to the playoffs and looking to prove something. Going to be experience (Clippers) vs better overall talent and fit (jazz)

Posted by KillaClip on Mar 13, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Girth. LOL
Posted by ianbaron on Mar 13, 2017 | 8:25 PM



Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 12, 2017
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.

damn…we lookin shit hot!!!
crashing boards, scoring inside, kicking out and dropping 3’s…
…keep this up fellers!!!

Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 2:53 PM

is that a rash all over hayward ?
no..it’s just roberson gettin busy!!!

Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 3:02 PM

no gobert = no defense
…they runnin scurrred!!!

Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 3:03 PM

7-15 on 3’s…
…at the half
shoulda been better…
but westbrook gonna westbrook!

Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 3:09 PM

i see the kylebot…
…has dropped off the end of the bench
ain’t nothin like some singler playing garbage minutes in a blowout!!!

Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 3:28 PM

tickets please for the thunder express…
…next stop WINSVILLE
C’mon ride it…
CHOO CHOO!!!

Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 3:52 PM


Russ going 1 on 1 … stupid … run the offense Russ
Posted by Sammy1 on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:04 PM

SWEET BABY JEEBUS RUSS…
WTF was that shot ?

Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:05 PM

The
“I’m sick of our team not being able to close out games without me.” shot

Posted by D Sizzle on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:08 PM

Geez Russ
Team ball got the lead, why go away from that

Posted by Tumekeheke on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:09 PM

WE DONT CHOKE!!!
…in russ we trust!!!

Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:11 PM

i would not like to be on the wrong side…
…of a quin snyder tongue lashing
dude looks straight out of American Psycho!

Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:15 PM

russ with the exclamation point…
GAME OVER!!!

Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:23 PM

Jerry Sloan stories, as told by Tony Abbott

March 11, 2017

via @BrunnerJazz

Give us a good Jerry Sloan hunting story.
So, I got called by Karl [Malone]. This had to be ’99 or 2000. He was like, “Hey, I wanna buy Jerry and Brian, [Jerry’s] son, elk tags.” And we got some friends that have a ranch, so they bought these elk tags. He’s like, “They need to go hunting.” And Karl’s like, “I’ll just pay for it; you guys take them hunting.”

So, they flew into town. Brian didn’t have his hunter safety yet…So we stopped. We did his hunter safety. We got it done. We rolled down to the ranch, and the next day we find Brian this bull and shoot this bull, and Brian’s — he’s a doctor. He’s an [emergency room] doctor, right? So, Brian’s like, “Hey, let me help skin that.”

I’m like, “Nah, I got this. You know, I, this is what I do for a living.” …

He’s like, “Well, I’m a doctor. You know, I’ll do this.”

“Have at it, Brian.”

About three seconds into it, his finger is just flayed open. I mean, like Stitch City. Well, we’re in the middle of nowhere. So, guess what he had to go — he had to go to Fairview. That was the closest place to fix his finger. I mean, it’s an ongoing story ’cause Brian hunts with me all the time still, right?

So, Jerry was up next. And so, we’re hunting with Jerry, and he pulls out this .30-06 rifle. It looked like it was from about 1912. He pulled out a box of ammo that I would’ve never shot one of the bullets out of, it was that old. I’m like, “Where’d you get that?”

He goes, “100 bucks at a garage sale. And they screwed me on it. I hate going to garage sales because they know who I am and I get [charged] top dollar.” It was [$100 for] the gun and the ammo. It was a combo. It was a deal. And he’s like, “I got screwed on that deal.”

Anyway, so we go and we start hunting. We find these bull elk…and it’s out there, like, 300 yards. And that’s a pretty good sho–I mean, Jerry, he grew up in southern Illinois. He ain’t never killed anything past 50 yards. And I’m like, “Can you shoot that?”

“Oh, I can hit that.”

And I mean, this gun…I would not have fired this gun. I’m, like, standing back, getting out of the way, and all of a sudden, he shoots, and man, he just aces this bull. I mean, just whoaaaaa, piles the thing up right — they were like 300 yards away, and I’m like, you’ve got to be freaking kidding me. He hit that thing. I thought there was no chance.

So, we wander on over to the bull. We get over there and we’re standing probably about 10 yards away, 8 to 10 yards away from this bull, and it’s just expiri–I mean, you can tell that it was done. And you know, if it was gonna be too much longer, we’d shoot it again. You don’t want it to suffer. Anyway, and it’s lying there, oh, taking its last breath and it’s about done, and I’m standing just in front of Jerry and Jerry’s just back to my right.

I remember it plain as day. And this bull’s laying there with its head down and it’s pretty much done. You know, Jerry’s gun’s — I don’t know if it’s slung over his shoulder or held in his arm. My gun’s back at the truck. You know, this is a done deal, right?

In the blink of an eye, this bull stands up, charges right at us. Jerry, without saying a word, steps in front of me, shoots this bull. It drops at my feet, and he looks at me and what do you think he says? “That’s better than a fast break.”

And that bull piled up on the ground in front of me, and I’m like, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” Unbelievable.

Jerry Sloan Hunting Story, Part 2
So, we shoot this elk. You guys know Mark McKown, the [Jazz] strength and conditioning coach? Mark came down, and Jerry goes, “Let’s go pick the elk up,” ’cause we took it to get processed. So Jerry rolls in down there, and h–and I’m like, “Hey, you wanna just come to my house and I’ll drive you?”

“No, I’ll pick you up.”

Well, Jerry rolls in in his F350 Econoline van. That’s what he drove back in 1999 or 2000, right? And he’s like — him and Mark are sitting in the front seats, so I open the back to get in, and there’s no seats. He doesn’t have any seats. What’s it full of? Garage sale stuff.

So there’s, I can’t remember if it was a cooler or a 5-gallon bucket that I sit on the back of this thing, and we roll over to the, Gandolfo’s. He wanted to
eat first, so [we went to] Gandolfo’s down in Center Street on Provo…

And we’re walking through the park and I’m following him and McKown, and I really still don’t know Jerry very well. Keep in mind, like, I’ve only officially met him like three or four weeks ago when Karl introduced him to me.

And him and McKown are walking in front of me and I’m behind him, and all of a sudden they start josseying* for position against each other. They’re, like, pushing each other out of the way and I’m like, “What?”

We get to door, Jerry leans down and he picks a penny up off the ground. When I say a penny, it wasn’t a nickel. It wasn’t a quarter. It was a penny. And he looked back up and he goes, “Picked up 17 of those in Chicago one day.”

* Jostling + Jockeying = Josseying?

Jerry Sloan Garage Sale Story #1
So he calls me and I’m going up to his h–I can’t remember, I was going up to his house for something. And he goes, “Hey! Hey! Come into the garage and check it out.” Bobbye was still alive. I don’t — I was not a f–I was not one of Bobbye’s favorite people, because she is a animal lover. This — she threatened me with — she liked me, don’t get me wrong. She threatened me with bats, take my knees out. I mean, the whole works.

So, [Jerry’s like], “Tony! Come in the garage!” And he lived in this condo, you know, up on the east side of the bench. Pulls me in[to the garage], “I gotta show you what I just got at a garage sale.”

I’m like, “What?”

Up at the top corner buried behind all this junk — and Jerry has more junk than anybody on the planet — he starts pulling stuff there. “Quick, I don’t want Bobbye to know I got it.” He pulls down this ram head.

When I say ram head, I don’t mean a big desert sheep or a Dall sheep. This is like one of those farm-raised rams that they get there, and it’s in this plastic and it’s half moldy and mildew and he goes, “Picked this up at the [garage sale].”

I’m like, “What’d you pay for that?”

“$400. Do you think I got a good deal?”

“Uh, sure, Jerry.”

The mount wasn’t worth $400. So, he thought he got over on it.

Jerry Sloan Garage Sale Story #2
So, one more garage story for you. He’s like, “Yeah, Tony, I get taken all the time, but I got the better of them one time.”

I’m like, “What are you talking about?”

He says, “I was at this thing. There was this little old lady and she was selling all this stuff and she had this bread box.” And you guys remember the old bread boxes where you rolled up the thing…

And he’s like, “And she wanted, this bread box — and she wanted 20 bucks for it. And I’m like, ‘It ain’t worth 20 bucks.'” He goes, “But I ended up buying it, and I was ticked. And I get home and I’m dusting it off and I’m cleaning it and I’m lifting it, and all of a sudden” — when you lift the bread box, it’s got the bottom thing in it…It lifts up, and there’s this little compartment underneath it.

He says, “I opened that up, and there was $300 in it. And I didn’t take it back.

One more story for the road
He came to my expo last year…and he walked the floor with me. And we were talking after, and he’d started treatment. He hadn’t really announced so much of what was happening yet, and I was a little privy to that. And I said, “Oh, I’m heading to New Zealand after this.”

He says, “I’ll trade you.”

I’m like, “What?”

He goes, “I’m going to Boise for treatment.” …

He walked through the expo last year. Took a picture, shook a hand and signed an autograph of every person that asked him.

We had a fundraiser that night for the Chairbound Sportsman. These are guys in wheelchairs, whether it was accidents; whether they’re vets; whether it’s, you know, they were born with it; whatever the case may be.

And he gave me a basketball that we could auction off. So I got up there — and I knew Jerry pretty good, so I bought two more basketballs, right? And I had three there, but I pulled one out, and Jerry sat front and center and we auctioned this basketball off, signing it for Jerry and then having someone get a picture with Jerry signing it to them…

We sold the one ball. I offered a second one at the same price and sold it. I offered a third one at the same price and sold it. And if I’d’ve had 50, I would’ve sold 50 basketballs that night. We raised more money at that fundraiser than we’ve raised at any one ever before, and Jerry sat right there and did what he could do to help the cause.

So I called him to come this year, and he’s down at the [Pac-12] tournament. There’s a tournament right down in Vegas this weekend, so he’s down at the tournament and he’s like, “Tony, I can’t be there but what can I do for” — I mean, “What can I do for the sportsmen? What can I do for the Chairbound guys?” (1280)

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