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Where’s Gordo?

July 5, 2017
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So I’ve been sitting on this video for some time. Years, actually, as I listened to front office personnel go on the radio every week and talk up Gordon Hayward and his amazing leadership. Their high praise made me watch games with an eye out for the leadership they kept talking about. His disappearing act during certain situations is what caught my attention about him instead, year after year.

I mean, now’s as good a time as any to post this, right? *shrug*

Off-Season Quotage

June 8, 2017
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One. Frank Layden on Gordon Hayward’s free agency and how he’d pitch Utah to Hayward: I would say look at the success you’ve had here…You know, this is an easy place for you to live. You know your way around. It’s easy to get to the airport. It’s easy to get to practice. We’re changing the practice facilities. You’re the main man.

You know, we might say that [Rudy] Gobert is the one that we need the most, but it’s you. You are that [Karl] Malone, that [John] Stockton, that guy that we’ve got to have. This is your team. Now you go somewhere else, maybe it isn’t quite the same. Maybe you go to, you know, you go to Boston and the people are more interested in the little guy there, who knows? But I would try to convince him that he knows what he has here. …

By the way, remember a couple years ago when the Jazz stepped up and they paid you the maximum? I mean, I don’t think anybody at that time — I didn’t think he was worth it. I think the Jazz, for one of the few times in their history, actually went overboard. And they paid this guy all this money, giving him all that thing, and this was a team that couldn’t make the playoffs!

So I think does he owe something back to the Jazz? I think he does. Does he owe something back to these wonderful fans? I think he does. If he goes somewhere else, is he going to be, get the same coaching or get the same attention and the press and everything else that he gets here, and the comfort of being here? I don’t think so.

So I think it would be in his best — it would be my suggestion, and in his best interests, to stay here and make this a home, and, just as some of the other great Jazz players have. And I’m thinking of, you know, whether it was Malone and Stockton — and by the way, even in the last year, it was a mistake letting Malone get out of here and we haven’t been the same since…

All these guys who made great careers and even stayed here after, couple of them stayed here after and have businesses here. When you think of the investments that John Stockton and Karl Malone have made here, and certainly Thurl Bailey and Big Mark Eaton.

Yeah, I think he could fall into that realm. He may. If he’s selfish, he may go somewhere else and it may not be quite what he thinks of this or what it’s like…I’ll tell you one thing. The Celtics is a tougher team to play for than the, certainly than the Jazz are. Those fans will eat him alive if he didn’t come through and they paid him all that money. They’d eat him alive.

Two. Layden on where the Jazz need improvement if Hayward can’t take them to the next level: Well, I think you gotta do it in slow steps. They’re gonna be better just the fact that they’re gonna be a year older, and a year more experienced and that they know what it takes to get to the playoffs. And I think we also realize that this year that they did have a lot of missed games…

I think what you gotta do is sustain who you are, all right, and I think that, you know, and hope that you have — I think when [George] Hill played — I’ll give you an example: When Hill played, our point guard, when he played, this was a team that was much better than anything else we could possibly do.

Now, when Hill got hurt, maybe we should’ve played the Australian kid [Dante Exum] all the time and just live let him do his mistakes, and maybe by the end of the season he would’ve been a much better player. But however they chose not to do that, and they, the other kid is a good backup, the [Raul] Neto kid or whatever his name is.

But you know, I think that these, the key position is always down the middle. I think not only do they, hei–you can’t get enough big guys. So I would try to get another big veteran player up front, and then I would like to see us, you know, and we can get rid of that kid from California [Jeff Withey] or something else. Our secondary is a little bit soft.

And then I think what we gotta do is, we gotta look for the idea, we can’t count on what’s his name, oh, the guy, [Joe] Johnson, you know, to come ba–come through and give us a few minutes here and there though he’s gonna be very, very good. I think we need another veteran forward and I think if, you know, common sense says can we get, we gotta get a healthy Hill, make sure he’s here. If he’s not, then we’ve got to get another point guard.

Three. Dennis Lindsey, asked if he’d be comfortable with the Jazz’s point guard rotation if George Hill and Shelvin Mack leave: I think it goes without saying that somewhere in the point guard queue that we have to have some experience. And while Dante is, he’s all we th–all the way back from a health standpoint and now he has to develop his skills and develop experience.

And Raul’s still 24, and we have great hopes and ambitions for Raul Neto as well. He’s a great fit for us on and off the court. And then, but, do we carry four point guards like we did last year?…I think we needed all four at various times in the year, especially given what’s happened to us the last two years with all the injuries.

Four. Lindsey on whether Dante Exum is a starting point guard or a 3&D guy in the NBA: It’s funny. I think he has to use his speed, this point guard speed that he has when he’s more at the wing, and he’s gotta use that better going forward. And a lot of that is, is developing the skoo–skills to allow his speed to come out. And then when he’s playing a guard position, he needs to use the unique size — the wing size, if you will — more as a guard…

He has to develop the skills to match his size, and match his speed. We can all see that. There’s a little bit of a duh factor, and that just takes time. He’s 21 and a half right now, or a little bit older than that. Turns 22 in July, so he’s a college-age senior, and we lost a season. So, what we impressed upon Dante is, is his urgency has to match mine and Quin [Snyder]’s urgency for him. I–this plan has to be minute by minute this summer. …

Dante’s gonna have to do the work, and we’ll see where it fits within the team concept.

Five. Dennis Lindsey, Unintentional Dirty Quote Machine:
** A lot of what we wanna to do can’t be consummated until early July.
** Many times, you’ll get several teams that wanna do something and be active. They just can’t find anything that intrigues them enough to pull the trigger. So, that one’s typically been hard for me.
** We have great size, length, across the board, positionally. We’ve been intentional there. Not that we wouldn’t take a smaller, talented player with the right characteristics, but one thing that I think you could point to is our unique size. Derrick has that. Rudy has that. Gordon, Joe Ingles, Joe Johnson, Dante Exum, George Hill. We’re big. And that’s something that we felt like if we were big and/or long, that we could build a defense, and Rudy’s both of those adjectives.
** We want PHDs, and it has nothing to do with degrees.

Six. Quin Snyder’s journey from Missouri to Austin: I didn’t anticipate getting back into coaching [after Missouri]. I didn’t have a plan, and that was part of it. And I think that was good, because, you know, I ended up having some changes in my personal life, and suddenly found myself really with an open book. You know, a blank slate.

And, you know, what do you want to do? I don’t know. Where do you want to do it? I don’t know. Well, if you get to that point, it doesn’t matter. Like, you can’t go wrong, right? You don’t know what you want to do and you don’t know where you want to do it, well, how about, you know, the Austin in the D-League?

So, it was empowering that you had that sense of possibility in that sen–to me, that was, the biggest thing for me that you come to is, the thing you can control is your own mindset and how you want to approach something, and you know, I got in a place where I liked what I was doing and put my head down and that was my focus and I didn’t really worry about any of that other stuff that I’d spent a lot of time trying to control or worry about…

Before I got to Missouri, I basically spent my adult life at Duke, and, from 18 to 32. I mean, that’s, I played there, you know, and then gone to grad school there and didn’t think I was gonna coach, and then started coaching and had an opportunity but didn’t have — there’s some things that, you know, experientially that you can think you know, you could maybe know intellectually or rationally, but until you’ve lived through certain things, there’s a level of knowledge and of understanding, whether it’s the profession or even on a personal level, that you just don’t have. Life experience is the only way to acquire some of those things, and whether we call them lessons or adversity or whatever the case may be.

So, one of the things for me before I got to Austin, and I remember, you know, I had multiple conversations with R.C., which is one of the reasons I ended up in Austin. R.C. Buford, that is, who I’ve known, you know, since I was a teenager. He recruited me when I was, he was at Kansas…He [was] someone that I would talk to during that time, ’cause I was trying to figure out what I really wanted to keep doing, and in that sense, for me going to Austin — I didn’t go back to coaching with a complete, kind of clarity that this is what I wanted to do.

I went back to make sure that if I didn’t want to do it, I was comfortable I knew that, and it wasn’t as simple as just, hey, diving in. You know, I was definitely kind of feeling the waters out, and I was forthright with that about, with myself, and I think kind of let’s see how this goes…It was an opportunity to really, you know, down to the nuts and bolts, is this what you like doing, and what I began to kind of find out is this is something I’m really lucky. I’ve got something I like doing. I love the teaching part of it. I like the competition.

The long bus rides and the early flights and the hundred people in the audience in the stands, and none of that really had an impact on me whatsoever because I was doing something that I had found out that I really like to doing. And you lose sight of that. Sometimes there’s so many other things externally, particularly in college, you know, with the other responsibilities. The other things that you’re accountable for, were very different.

In this case, it was just coaching…I got to be a head coach and to screw up a timeout situation and to be hard on myself and fail, so to speak, and learn from it, and have the support of a group and a team…But yeah, I was stripped down to the point where it was raw.

You know, it was, it made sense to me that this is where I wanted to be, and I wasn’t, I got to a point where I was, frankly I didn’t really care if I was gonna be in the NBA or not. I found something I liked doing, and day-to-day life was good. You know, I met my wife. And everything on that level, fundamentally for me, was in a good place and that made me, you know, gave me the opportunity to be better at what I did.

Where Are They Now: Donyell Marshall

June 4, 2017


via @DMarsh42

Where are you now?
I am back in the state of Connecticut. I am now the head coach at Central Connecticut State University. You know, we’re NEC Conference, Division I. It’s a really good conference. Last year was my first year as the head coach. We won six games. We got better.

You know, I got here because one of my former coaches at UConn was the head coach. He retired; I took over for him. You know, had a couple down years but we had a g–a pretty good — even though I say six games, we had a pretty good first year. You know, a really good recruiting class coming in, so things are looking bright.

Was coaching something you always wanted to do?
Towards the end of my [playing] career — I had an AAU team for 15 years, and then towards the end of it I actually started coaching it. And I knew I always either wanted to get into commentating and, or I wanted to get into coaching.

And towards the end of my career, like I said, I coached my AAU team, and when I saw that I could really get to the kids and relate to the kids and that they would play hard for me, I wanted to get into coaching.

I just felt it was my passion. I felt I had a lot to give back. You know, my first couple years in the NBA was a little different, but then once I got to Utah and Karl [Malone] and John [Stockton] helped me, and then, and helped me turn my career around, I felt that, you know, I had to pass along some of my knowledge to the younger kids, and it was something that really interested me and took off.

Who were some of your bigger coaching influences?
I’m not saying this just because I’m on the phone with you guys and we’re talking in Utah, but — I’m sure you can go back and read a lot of articles. I always tell people that Jerry Sloan was probably my favorite coach.

You know, he’s a guy who demanded a lot out of me, and the thing that I respected was, I’ve [played] for coaches that, you know, they let the superstars get away with certain things, where Jerry Sloan didn’t let that happen. He got on Karl and John the same way he got on everybody else, and that, I respected that. And it made you want to go out there and work harder.

He taught me a lot about life, a lot about basketball, how to be a professional, and just how to be a better person and stuff. So, I would say that he was probably my favorite coach in the NBA.

Matt Barnes and #nightlife. What went through your head when you were traded from the Bay Area to Utah?
[The Warrriors] was a struggling organization at that time, so for me, I was very excited because it was a chance for me to get to play with, obviously, John and Karl. It was a chance for me to get to play in the playoffs and play for a very good organization, a team that I was gonna learn to win from. And like I said, I ended up having the time of my life there.

You know, and I think it was different for me. I–you know, it was, it wasn’t, it was a struggling organization and we weren’t winning. Went through a lot of different things, and I just wanted to learn how to win and I just wanted to do things like that. You know, and for me, you know, Golden State — I was young. So, yeah. Did I hang out? Did I [enjoy the nightlife]? Yeah, I did. I was young.

When I got to Utah, you know, the nightlife is different, but it’s also, I was starting to mature. You know, I was, I had my wife. I had my kids. And so, I didn’t even really look to go out because I was, you know, trying to, you know, get my life in order, I, which mean I was learning how to become a professional. Learning how to win, learning how to take care of my body, learning how to eat right.

So, the nightlife wasn’t there for me at that point in time…I would never say that [Salt Lake City] was a bad place. It was a place that I wanted to re-sign when I was a free agent, but things just didn’t work out…I would never talk anything bad about Utah because the two years I had there were great years.

On playing with John Stockton and Karl Malone
Obviously, they were great. You know, I mean, I remember my first practice, getting there and you know, John asks me, you know, where do I want the ball, and I didn’t understand what he was saying. I was like, “Well, in my hands.”

And he was like, “No, like, where do you want the ball? Where is it going to help you shoot better?” You know, “Where do you like the pass?” And you know, just things like that.

If you look at my two years in Utah, I shot 50 percent from the floor. You know, even though John was the guy there, I was the second leading scorer on the team. They looked for me a lot. So, I mean, I learnt a lot. Again, like I said, I learned how to be a professional…and just present myself and hold myself accountable for things.

So you know, I, working with those two, you know, they were definitely like big brothers to me even though that, I had only been there with them a short time. You know, I wish I had a chance to play with them longer, but like I said, things didn’t happen. (KALL)

These Weeks in the Utah Jazz: Last of the Season

May 13, 2017

One. David Locke, asked if the Jazz have done enough to convince Gordon Hayward to stay in Utah long term: I think in the last three years, what Dennis Lindsey and Quin Snyder have done for Gordon Hayward is exceptional. His growth has been there.

The question is, how scarred is he from the first three years? And — he didn’t like the first three years. He didn’t like playing under Tyrone Corbin and didn’t like the rebuild…

Absolutely, [he didn’t like what happened with the offer sheet]. That negotiation did not go well. And so, I think w–the one problem you have when you’re the incumbent team in free agency is you’re the only one who has scars with your player. Right?

So, when, whether it’s Danny Ainge or Pat Riley or Magic Johnson or whomever it is that’s gonna sit across the table from Gordon Hayward in, wherever, Mark Bartelstein’s office in, where, Chicago, is, they’ll have no scars. Right? They have never done anything wrong to Gordon Hayward in Gordon’s mind.

Two. Locke on Hayward’s future if he stays in Utah: He will never have another circumstance like what he has here…If he stays, it’s his town. He will be the most, probably the third most beloved Jazz player in the history of the franchise. He will have a place here forever, which I think’s interesting that none of these players ever consider.

But after watching us have our 20th year reunion of the Finals team and seeing, you know, how many of these guys kind of just don’t have any footing on what they’re doing with life other than just kinda hanging, I think there’s a real value to the fact that you’re gonna retire at 35 to 40, and you’re gonna actually have another 35 years of your life, and sitting on the couch is not actually a good answer.

And if Gordon stays in Utah, he can have whatever job he wants, be it coach, broadcaster, general manager, financial adviser. Whatever he cares to do in life, he will be able to do…He would be king, and it’s his franchise.

Three.

Four. Zach Lowe on his appearance on a Utah radio program earlier this season: I went on a radio station in Utah an–after my podcast with Boris Diaw, eating my avocado toast that Boris got me, and i–I just said — and this was in December, so we’re not even 30, are we 30 games into the season? I don’t know, 25, 30. And I just make some remark about, you know, how, you know, last year [the Jazz] were not good in close games.

The offense was not good in close games, LAST YEAR, and that’s an issue that, you know, we gotta monitor or something, going forward.

And I start, these texts start coming in from people with the team, like, “How could you say that?!” “What did you say?!” And I’m like, wait a sec, hasn’t everyone in Utah been writing about this for, like, a year? Like, is this some groundbreaking thing? Everything I read about Utah going into the season was well, they were so-and-so points per possession minus in crunch time last year.

And so, I say that on radio. It’s like, what the hell?! Wha–why is this such a big deal? … They’ve been great [this year], and they’ve been gr–I just, I rattled off the Joe Johnson stats earlier. They’re winning crunch time in this series [against the L.A. Clippers], so congratulations to them. Stop yelling at me for things that are true, that I said on the radio, that are true. And were true. And remain true.

Five. I almost didn’t do this post. This is the reason I had to:

[Pink Grandma] Mori said she recently ran into [Jerry] Sloan, the former Jazz coach, in public — they share an audiologist.

“He said, ‘I know you, Pink Lady,’ ” she recalled. “Then he gave me a hug.” (Trib)

*dies of warm fuzzies*

On the subject of the Pink Grandmas, how awesome is it that the Jazz gave them their own pink playoff T-shirts? (first photo via @pinkgrandmas)

Six. Real question Joe Ingles was asked about his free agency during his final 1280 interview of the season: With you taking off to go to Australia, how will that work, because you’re not gonna be here in person and all that stuff. You just do it via phone or whatever it might be?

Seven. Gordon Hayward, asked if he wants a do-over on the season because he thinks he can do better with it, or was it a good year: Yeah, I don’t think, I mean, you can’t have do-overs. So, I don’t look at it as I’d want to do it over…

But you — we have to be hungry for more. You can’t, you definitely can’t be satisfied with winning one playoff series, getting to the second round. At least I’m not, so. Like I said, I’ll go into this season hungry for more — offseason.

Eight. Andrei Kirilenko is the best.

Nine. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Weeks (UDQM)
** Question asked to Quin Snyder: You wanted to emphasize the thrust and pace. How’d you feel like your team was with that yesterday, and are they getting closer to the level you’d want and expect consistently?
** Snyder’s response: Thrust, I’d like to see us, you know, get into whatever it is we’re doing, you know, quickly.
** Snyder on self-reflection: We’ll do it. Dennis and I will do it. We’ll do it with the players. We’ll do it with you guys. We’ll do it with, you know, upper-level management and ownership and all those things that are out there. It’s a long summer.
** Joe Ingles on Snyder: Yeah, I mean, Quin’s been, obviously, for me, I think I’ve said it a, numerous times, been, has been huge for me. We’ve got a bit of a weird relationship.
** Ingles on taking a break from basketball: Obviously, then after that, we can, we get into the sticky stuff.

Ten. I’ll leave you with this.

San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets: Rockets Game Thread Highlights

May 12, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Dream Shake.

If we lose this
it would be a massive choke
don’t do this to us rox!

Posted by Daniel C on May 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Absolutely zero reason to not get a win in this one
Get down to business, blow them out early and get ready for Game 7.

Posted by f22a4bandit on May 11, 2017 | 7:03 PM

LMAO, our lower bowl is pathetic
Posted by goingforthecorner on May 11, 2017 | 7:08 PM

fuck, will we for once play defense ?
Posted by NVP on May 11, 2017 | 7:12 PM

WTF!
Posted by daopninja on May 11, 2017 | 7:13 PM

we deserve to lose this game
Posted by Daniel C on May 11, 2017 | 7:14 PM

CMON FANS SHOW UP TO THE GAME MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!
Embarrasing rich pieces of shit . Nba tickets are too expensive

Posted by martymouse on May 11, 2017 | 7:15 PM

Harden isn’t even trying though
just walking it up, picking up his dribble when he doesn’t need to, passing the ball way up court leading to TOs. This shit is pathetic.

Posted by Michael 2k on May 11, 2017 | 7:29 PM

James Harden is has been the Spurs’ best point guard
Posted by NVP on May 11, 2017 | 7:26 PM


Call a fucking timeout.
Posted by KLP713 on May 11, 2017 | 7:26 PM

The ccrowd is completely dead
Posted by VBG on May 11, 2017 | 7:27 PM

WTF is this offense
harden get your #&(& together

Posted by Daniel C on May 11, 2017 | 7:27 PM

What would happen if the Rockets played big?
Put in Dekker, Anderson, Capela, Harden, Ariza. Popovich might die of shock, so that’s a win right there.

Posted by Xiane on May 11, 2017 | 7:29 PM

Ha, Dekker.
Posted by KLP713 on May 11, 2017 | 7:29 PM

MDA playing Dekker, good joke
Posted by goingforthecorner on May 11, 2017 | 7:31 PM

Like D’antoni is going to play Dekker
he’s to scared to play anybody but guys that’s getting paid

Posted by NVP on May 11, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Sam Dekker in!
Posted by VBG on May 11, 2017 | 7:31 PM

Hey MDA, nice going not playing Dekker in Game 5
we sure couldn’t have used a guy who makes 3s

Posted by goingforthecorner on May 11, 2017 | 7:34 PM

Now Mike DA
Decides to play Dekker….. no shit dumbass!!

Posted by LOS34 on May 11, 2017 | 7:33 PM


Wow. This is just flat out shitty play from us
Posted by VBG on May 11, 2017 | 7:39 PM

Call a fucking to wtf
Posted by Dmo_Htx on May 11, 2017 | 7:40 PM

This is embarrassing
What the hell is this shit?

Posted by f22a4bandit on May 11, 2017 | 7:42 PM

I love how Harden screams at the other Rockets players every time he turns the ball over
Posted by VBG on May 11, 2017 | 7:45 PM

Man Harden has been awesome assisting the Spurs
Posted by NVP on May 11, 2017 | 7:45 PM

Harden is fucking pathetic right now
choked his lungs out game 5, now it’s his heart’s turn

Posted by Michael 2k on May 11, 2017 | 7:46 PM

Yup, the team has absolutely no heart as evidenced
by game 5. They are just making sure everyone knows it right now.

Posted by Bobbythegreat on May 11, 2017 | 7:50 PM

We broke 40 before halftime

Posted by caveman8fb on May 11, 2017 | 8:03 PM

Is it July 1st yet?
Time to start looking at FA

Posted by bakerman360 on May 11, 2017 | 8:32 PM

The good news is that there’s no way
anyone can say that the Rockets are close with the core they currently have. It’s time to blow things up.

Posted by Bobbythegreat on May 11, 2017 | 8:34 PM

that’s asinine
we clearly need a 2nd star but we’re not that far away. Just replace Hayward with Ariza in the starting lineup and we’re much better

Posted by goingforthecorner on May 11, 2017 | 8:36 PM

Hayward will have his choice
why come to Houston after this performance.

Posted by tunatango on May 11, 2017 | 8:40 PM


Spurs so bitchy.
Posted by Xiane on May 11, 2017 | 8:36 PM

how come a team of full of undrafted players and old people can play defense and we cant
Posted by NVP on May 11, 2017 | 8:40 PM

James Harden is definitely related to Carmelo Anthony
Posted by Lord Houston on May 11, 2017 | 8:40 PM

James Harden & Carmelo Anthony Comparisons
Harden – Great scorer, Garbage defense, Has no heart, blames teammates on court for his mistakes
Anthony – Great scorer, Garbage defense, Has no heart, blames teamates on court for his mistakes

Posted by Lord Houston on May 11, 2017 | 8:46 PM

Crowd still empty
dont know if they left or ever showed up. I never saw a full stands today

Posted by martymouse on May 11, 2017 | 9:02 PM

Kevin Durant would have been so good on this team
too bad we had to look like the most dysfunctional team ever just before he hit free agency, good job, Rockets

Posted by NVP on May 11, 2017 | 9:02 PM

Even Doc Rivers is thinking
‘at least my team didn’t choke like this’

Posted by NVP on May 11, 2017 | 9:05 PM

James Harden must be seeing Khole Kardashian again.
Posted by Bigstack1980 on May 11, 2017 | 9:10 PM

You know this game is RIGGED
It’s set for GS vs. CLE, BSPN already setting the narrative “the is NEW LAKERS vs. CELTICS” , it’s clear Harden is a mason and gatekeeper. That’s why it appears like he’s a choker #13 itself is a significant number. Remember the Curry airballs in last year’s FINALS those aren’t 3 pt handsigns they throwing up that’s 666

Posted by NiceshotHakeem on May 11, 2017 | 9:13 PM


Jesus the Rockets still at 8 points in the quarter.
Can’t even score on the scrubs.

Posted by Ethan Matz on May 11, 2017 | 9:18 PM

Wow check out this stat.
Aldrige had 16 2-point FG’s.
The Rockets had 9.
NBA record team low 11.
WTF.

Posted by Ethan Matz on May 11, 2017 | 9:20 PM

We changed basketball though
Posted by VBG on May 11, 2017 | 9:21 PM

so what now? how do we retool this roster? getting rid of anderson is gonna be hard with his contract
would like to see hayward…how about ingles? bring in larry sanders as backup to capela…nene is probably done with rockets

Posted by inquisitiveman on May 11, 2017 | 9:49 PM

Larry Sanders is ah, a dead horse, I think.
Hayward stays in Utah I think. Joe Ingles would be handy – three pt shooting defender.

Posted by Xiane on May 11, 2017 | 9:50 PM

We either need to get Hayward and send Ariza to the bench
Or we need more size in the frontcourt. Nene’s injury for all intents seemed to be what doomed us as it forced that terrible 7 man rotation. We need 4 legit Bigs, not 3.

Posted by TexianArmy3495 on May 12, 2017 | 12:31 AM

Bits from Locker Room Cleanout 2017

May 11, 2017

This season was…
** George Hill: Day one, coming in here, I talked about making the playoffs and things like that, so I think our goals have been accomplished in that aspect. But it didn’t end the way we want to. You know, you always want to compete and fight down to the stretch, and you know, I’m kind of frustrated I wasn’t out there with the guys due to a toe injury that, you know, I had no control of. But very fortunate enough to be with these group of guys, and I think, you know, it was a successful season other than, you know, how it ended.

** Joel Bolomboy: I feel like my overall game developed when I was able to play with the Stars, and my shot got way better from the time I got drafted to now. It just improved so much.
** Raul Neto: I think I learned to be ready. I think there’s something that I’ve never been through before, going to the game without knowing that, if you gonna play this game, if you gonna dress, if you gonna be with a suit behind the bench. You never know what’s going to be in the next game. So I think I learned to be patient and I learned to always be ready and be a professional.
** Alec Burks: I knew coming into it, I was starting the season so late that I wasn’t gonna, you know, get to my old self. I knew that coming in, so I was just trying to get healthy…Towards the end, it just, I felt, you know, that my leg wasn’t all the way right. You know, I needed to do steps to make myself more healthy. That’s why I didn’t play. You know, just, I was just in pain, so I couldn’t play through that…I’m nowhere near [100 percent]. I knew that coming in. You know, my injury was more serious than, you know, I thought it was and I’m learning that it’s a lot of [non-surgical] things that need to be done, you know, to get my leg right.
** Derrick Favors: It was tough mentally for me, just dealing with the injuries and not being able to go out there and play with my teammates, play with the team. But I stuck with it. I stuck with the program, rehabbed a lot and I was able to come back and you know, make a contribution to the team. But it was tough to deal with, you know, but I had a good support system. You know, Quin [Snyder], you know, he was with me the whole way. The training staff, the strength and conditioning guys; everybody. The coaching staff; everybody. So it all worked out for me.

Do you anticipate being back/want to be back with the Jazz next year?
** George Hill: I definitely do. You know, I love this team, love the city, love the organization. And you know, if it makes sense, then I definitely will be here.
** Jeff Withey: I hope I’m here. I really like Utah. I like the fans, and like I said, this organization’s great. The city’s great. I feel like everybody supports the Jazz, and that’s what I think every player wants, is to have the city behind them and have the organization behind them. And so, you know, for me I’d love to be here. This is definitely where I want to be, so we’ll see what happens.
** Raul Neto: I have a team option, but I don’t know how it’s gonna be [with transactions] during the summer. I hope I’m here. I’m really happy and I’ll, like I said, I’ll work hard to take my opportunities next year.
** Shelvin Mack: Yeah, I like it here. You know, I got a good relationship with coach Q and all the guys on the team…Everything will take care of itself. Just, you know, take it one day at a time.
** Boris Diaw: It’s a team option, so it’s really on them…I’m just in a wait-and-see mode. I’m not sweating over it. I’m not anxious. But yeah, for sure. You know, I, like I said, I like the season that I had here. I enjoy being here, so I would like to be back here. But I would definitely understand any choice that [management] would make.
** Joe Ingles: You look around the league, I think guys get stuck in so many situations that aren’t ideal, and for me, this is it. This is ideal for me. It’s really the perfect situation on court, off court for me, for my wife and the kids. And again, I think I’m appreciated by the Jazz and the coaching staff and aga–yeah, hopefully it all works out very quickly.

Starting vs. coming off the bench, playing time, etc.
** Rodney Hood: I’m a — I believe I’m a starter. I’m a starter in the NBA. You know, I did that. We won a lot of games with me as a starter. I — you know, coming off the bench was a adjustment as well. You know, but you know, I’m a starter.
** Trey Lyles: I knew I wasn’t playing well, and you know, Boris and [others] been playing really well, and they got the time. And you know, coach told me that, you know, this is the situation I’m in. I got squeezed, so you know, I was able to understand that. I wasn’t happy with it all the time, but you know, I had to be supportive of my team. You know, and he was just doing whatever was best for the team, and I tried to be the best cheerleader that I could be on the bench. And you know, next year hopefully I won’t be in that position.
** Raul Neto: I think last year, nobody expect me to start the season playing in the starting five, and I think this year after starting almost the whole season last year, I was kind of, I had a lot of hype about myself trying to maybe get better and play more minutes and I was thinking about how I was going to be with all the players healthy, with all the point guards we have. But I think I learned a lot this season. It was a different season for me, and, I was always ready. I was always happy to be here, and, even if I wasn’t playing a lot of minutes, I was coming to the practice facility and going, practicing hard every day and I think that’s, that was kind of my — I was thinking my first season was going to be like this, and it was kind of the opposite. My first season, I played more than this season. But I’m, I learned a lot. I got better, and I think that’s what matters.
** Shelvin Mack: It was very challenging, especially, you know, starting off, it’s not like other situations where you not playing at all. But starting off you playing a lot, even — I think December I was averaging, like, 30 minutes a game, and then just go from that to just not playing is very difficult. You know, everybody on our team, you know, kinda went through the same thing, so it kind of makes it easier. We got a lot of good guys that at least you could cheer for, instead of, you know, always complaining or something like that. But it’s very difficult.
** Dante Exum: I definitely feel more comfortable at the point guard position. You know, I think just being able to get in transition and play motion, you know, definitely in the last couple weeks, that was, you know, what we turned to a lot. Just, you know, running on balls and you know, running in transition. You know, I think that’s, you know, a lot of my play style and just being able to use my speed and quickness in the open court. So you know, hopefully I get to, you know, get the ball in my hands a bit more and showcase that.

Ringing endorsements of Salt Lake City
** Trey Lyles: It’s a lot nicer than what you would think. You know, for somebody like me that’s a low-key guy, you know, it kind of reminds me of being at home in Indiana ’cause there’s not a lot going on. It’s a quiet city. You know, it’s really nice, you know, when you got the views like today, you can see all the mountains and stuff. You know, I think it’s a lot better than what people would realize.
** Boris Diaw: For some players, their wives want them to go to a place where there is no nightlife, so it can be an advantage.
** Joe Johnson: I played in some great cities, man, and obviously Utah is a great city as well.
** Rudy Gobert: I have a lot of great times here, and I don’t need to go in the club and get drunk to have a good time. You know, so I think there’s some things you have here that you cannot have in some big cities. You know, and that’s some, one, also one of the reason why we sign here, because I like to live here.

Offseason focus
** Rodney Hood: Just lock myself in the gym this summer. You know, that’s what a — you know, whatever it takes to become the player that I need to become. You know, that’s what I’m willing to do this summer. I think the biggest thing that me and coach and Dennis [Lindsey] talked about was just physical, like, fitness. You know, just getting strong, putting on some weight and things like that. So, that’s the main things right now.
** Derrick Favors: Imma have to adjust. I’m still gonna work on my post-ups, still gonna work on my mid-range, but Imma have to really, like, add the three to my game now. You know, that’s the fun part, just being able to add to your game, get better, and adjust. So you know, I’m excited about this off-season.

Relationship with Quin Snyder
** Dante Exum: You know, we, definitely at the start, you know, we, you know, we made sure that every month we, you know, we talked, just to kind of reconnect and see where h–each other was at. You know, even though sometimes I didn’t — disagree, you know, with a lot of the, with some of the stuff that he was, you know, doing, you know, it was just to kind of, you know, see what he was thinking and you know, where can I work on my game so I can, you know, get my minutes back up. But you know, we always reconnected so you know, we could get back on the same page.
** Joe Johnson: Coach Quin is different, man. He’s a strategist. You know, he’s like no coach I’ve ever played for. If you ever go into his office, man, you know — he can draw on his wall so you get all sorts of weird stuff drawn on the wall…He’s a great, great coach, man. He’s great for this team, this organization. And he was great for me. You know, me and him sat down and had so many pow-wows and talked that he was almost like my therapist. So, I really enjoyed him as a coach, man.

Stayward vs. Goward?
** Joe Ingles: I honestly think it’ll get done soon. Obviously, I hope like everyone else that he’s here, and again, I know his heart’s here. He’s grown up here. He’s become the player he is here. And it’s his team. It’s his team that we’re all a part of, and he’s a huge pay–piece of what this club does.
** Shelvin Mack: [I have no insight] at all. You know, he’s his own man, and the only thing I can tell you, wherever he goes he’s gonna be playing some video games. That’s the only thing I got for you.
** Derrick Favors: As players, we really don’t like to talk about it that much, ’cause he kinda, he has so many voices in your, coming at you from different directions…We don’t really talk about it that much.
** George Hill: He doesn’t know. You know, his heart is here in Utah. That’s where he’s been his whole career. So, evidently, you know, I’m sure Utah has the first, you know, hammer for him. So, that’s definitely gonna weigh on [my decision].
** Gordon Hayward: I don’t plan on dragging this thing out. I don’t wanna be, you know, in late August still figuring out where I’m gonna go. At the same time, I still wanna, you know, sit down and look at the options, look at what the deal is for the Jazz, for, you know, anywhere else…That’s kinda why you hire an agent. You know, for him to be able to talk to other teams, talk to ou–the Jazz, and figure that out.

Other
♥♥ Rudy Gobert: I mean, to me, it was, you know, that’s why I really wanted to find an agreement, you know, last summer because I knew this summer was gonna be a mess if I was an unrestricted free ag–restricted free agent. You know, you have three of your majo–three of your top players that are free agents, so it’s a mess. You know, and, but yeah, I really wanted, you know, for us to find an agreement, and you know, I knew, I mean, money is fine but to me, winning is more important. And I knew I was gonna be able to get more money this summer, but to me, it was important to, you know, to show that…I believe in the organization and they believe in me. So, it was great. You know, it was great, and hopefully it motivates some of the guys to do the same and, you know, so we can build something.
** Joe Johnson on Rudy Gobert: [The things that he does], you really can’t make up for. He’s a, I mean, he’s unbelievable at 7-1, 2, however tall he is. He was probably the difference-maker in me coming here.
** Gordon Hayward on where he will spend the summer: We’re still working through where exactly we’re gonna be this summer. You know, obviously we have our house here. We have a house in San Diego, and so we’re gonna be going back and forth, probably, a little bit…I know they’re doing stuff here at the facility throughout the summer, so tha–the facility may be down for a little bit, but, still trying to figure out where I’m gonna work out, where I’m gonna be.
** Derrick Favors on where he is health-wise now: I definitely feel 100 percent now going into this off-season. I feel a lot better. I mean, of course Imma still do a lot of training, a lot of rehab stuff to make sure, you know, the stuff go away, never comes back. But I definitely feel 100 percent.
** Jeff Withey on the impact of the three vets: Those guys just brought so much knowledge to our locker room, and you know, in huddles when it was a close game they would, you know, sometimes take over and start talking and just, you know, telling us we, what we should do and what we need to do. And so yeah, they definitely led the team the right way.
** Dante Exum, asked if the team is letting him off the hook for summer league: They’re letting me off the hook. I think. I mean, I’ve told them. It’s my birthday around then too, so.

Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors (Game 4): Opponent Game Thread Highlights

May 9, 2017
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Golden State of Mind.

LET’S GO WARRIORS!!!
by El Shorts on May 8, 2017 | 5:42 PM

I’d like to see Klay score more than 60 tonight…
by cyTOPEia on May 8, 2017 | 6:04 PM

taste the looming despair in the building
mmmmmmm

by Craymond_Green on May 8, 2017 | 6:08 PM

loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool gobert
by AJC3317 on May 8, 2017 | 6:13 PM

Even Neto can off-ball hold Steph
by 123707THIZZ on May 8, 2017 | 6:15 PM

Jazz are in the penalty?
I’ll take it.

by ServantOfLuna on May 8, 2017 | 6:20 PM

Gobert also bear hugged Iggy fighting through a screen
This guy is ridiculous. He can’t play with us so he resorts to this crap. And the refs don’t care. They’d be in foul trouble at the 8 min mark if they called it on Gobert.
We’re just way way better than the Jazz for it to matter. If this is the Cavs and the refs get us in foul trouble or don’t call anything on them then we might be in trouble.

by Puppydog on May 8, 2017 | 6:23 PM

Gobert +/- like -20 right now.
Scrub

by Puppydog on May 8, 2017 | 6:29 PM

Rodney Hood’s third foul, wow
by belilaugh on May 8, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Looks like Mack has three too
But that might help the Jazz, I feel like Exum is better

by belilaugh on May 8, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Rodney Hood can’t play defense for shit
by BoldinGateBridge on May 8, 2017 | 6:30 PM

I swear Utah should have been playing Exum instead of Mack the entire series
by belilaugh on May 8, 2017 | 6:32 PM

See the same thing
by RIP-Shane on May 8, 2017 | 6:35 PM

Mack has played really well
…for Mack

by abaddon on May 8, 2017 | 6:33 PM

Well damn
I’ll take +22 for the first quarter

by abaddon on May 8, 2017 | 6:32 PM

Jazz shot 24% for the quarter
by MacWhat on May 8, 2017 | 6:33 PM


One of my favorite parts of this series
Is how much Joe Johnson torched the Clippers but hasn’t been able to do really anything against the warriors

by RIP-Shane on May 8, 2017 | 6:34 PM

Clips are garbage
by MacWhat on May 8, 2017 | 6:36 PM

Suprised utah doesn’t play exum more
He has some length so he can actually be more versatile on switches and he can do the basic offensive stuff like 3 and layup

by Yung Wong on May 8, 2017 | 6:34 PM

Shelvin Mack played on Butler with Hayward
Maybe Snyder is just trying to harshly remind Hayward that you can’t recreate your college experience so he doesn’t bolt for Brad Stevens

by belilaugh on May 8, 2017 | 6:38 PM

…and here comes the 2nd unit hemmorage as per usual
by abaddon on May 8, 2017 | 6:38 PM

Like clockwork
by abaddon on May 8, 2017 | 6:44 PM

Holy shit what the fuck just happened
by El Shorts on May 8, 2017 | 6:46 PM

is someone gonna tell this crowd that they’re down by 10?
by Craymond_Green on May 8, 2017 | 6:46 PM

why would they not be excited
by Bobbita on May 8, 2017 | 6:47 PM

Damn gotta give Utah credit they’re not quitting
While we’re playing like we got somewhere else to be

by BoldinGateBridge on May 8, 2017 | 6:47 PM

I bet Slc is calling for snyder’s head for not playing exum over mack this series
by Yung Wong on May 8, 2017 | 6:47 PM

Snyder = Scarecrow
by Craymond_Green on May 8, 2017 | 6:47 PM

getting beat by scrubs like ingles and favors and exum
lol. put the starters back in. this 2nd unit was trash.

by lakititi on May 8, 2017 | 6:48 PM

Lol! Jazz 14-0 run. They are within 15!!!
by rcknfn on May 8, 2017 | 6:50 PM

Jazz in penalty again
by ServantOfLuna on May 8, 2017 | 6:55 PM


Waiting for Gobert to literally punch someone and not get called for it
by abaddon on May 8, 2017 | 6:56 PM

Wait, now we’re calling moving screens?
Please take a gander at Gobert, refs.

by TheNotSoGreatOne on May 8, 2017 | 7:01 PM

LOL they see that foul. But not Gobert shoving people
by BoldinGateBridge on May 8, 2017 | 7:02 PM

does Exum ever close his mouth?
by 3dhicksboys on May 8, 2017 | 7:02 PM

mouth breather
by jpees on May 8, 2017 | 7:04 PM

Wow
by abaddon on May 8, 2017 | 7:04 PM

blind ass refs
by jpees on May 8, 2017 | 7:05 PM

Foul foul foul
Good job NBA

by mykelala01 on May 8, 2017 | 7:07 PM

Gobert with the fend-off?!?!?! what these refs looking at?
by TilltheBitterEnd on May 8, 2017 | 7:07 PM

refs doing their damn hardest to keep this one close
by DontcallmeIggy on May 8, 2017 | 7:08 PM

smh these officials.
by TilltheBitterEnd on May 8, 2017 | 7:08 PM

NBA keeping game close so people don’t change the channel
Business as usual

by TheNotSoGreatOne on May 8, 2017 | 7:08 PM

We’re getting beat on both ends of the court …
by the refs.

by BitJam on May 8, 2017 | 7:09 PM

Looks like its another day of 5 vs 8…
by ab612 on May 8, 2017 | 7:10 PM

Refs are on a mission right now
Those last five minutes were some sincere bullshit. Hey fucknuts, it’s a rule, u get someone in the air to land on you, you get the foul.

by BKisforSF on May 8, 2017 | 7:11 PM

especially if its a superstar like Steph
by lakititi on May 8, 2017 | 7:13 PM

It’s so depressing knowing that this is going to be how it is every series with the refs.
It’s like this EVERY postseason. Since at least 2014. Why? Has any super team ever been treated with such disrespect from the NBA and refs?

by Puppydog on May 8, 2017 | 7:18 PM


utah gets a foul EVERY time they drive
warriors make shots while getting pushed and no call. wtf.

Posted by jpees on May 8, 2017 | 7:30 PM

we lucky jazz cant make 3s
Posted by Bobbita on May 8, 2017 | 7:32 PM

It’s adorable that people think the NBA doesn’t have their refs keep playoff games close
Like believing in Santa

Posted by TheNotSoGreatOne on May 8, 2017 | 7:32 PM

Getting kinda tired of all the fouls that don’t get replays
Posted by positiveuphemism on May 8, 2017 | 7:38 PM

Networks are the ones who want a close game
Think they want anyone questioning the legitimacy?

Posted by TheNotSoGreatOne on May 8, 2017 | 7:39 PM

biased AF announcers
Posted by Bibliosaur on May 8, 2017 | 7:40 PM

I miss Oracle so bad right now. Actually get fair games
Posted by BoldinGateBridge on May 8, 2017 | 7:41 PM

(continued complaints about Rudy Gobert’s ability to apparently get away with murder)

Shit man Utah is just not gonna go quietly. Strap on your seat belts it’s gonna be a bumpy ride to the finish line.
Posted by Eric Dettenrieder on May 8, 2017 | 7:44 PM

Jazz is showing life
I don’t like that.

Posted by ServantOfLuna on May 8, 2017 | 7:47 PM

Curry’s such a legend
Going right at Gobert, giving up like a foot

Posted by belilaugh on May 8, 2017 | 7:48 PM

suck it refs…
We still win the quarter

Posted by ab612 on May 8, 2017 | 7:54 PM

lol must be frustrating to play well and refs help u and still lose the qtr.
Posted by lakititi on May 8, 2017 | 7:54 PM

Lol the announcers seem so disappointed every time the warriors score
Posted by BoldinGateBridge on May 8, 2017 | 7:54 PM


Watch out for the cheap/dirty shots this quarter
Posted by BoldinGateBridge on May 8, 2017 | 7:56 PM

AGAIN Gobert does what he wants.
Guy might as well grab Draymond Green by the leg and toss his ass into the crowd. Refs not calling it.

Posted by Puppydog on May 8, 2017 | 8:00 PM

from the bench?
Posted by DontcallmeIggy on May 8, 2017 | 8:00 PM

You’re right, that was someone else. I must be off my rocker enraged rn. That was JJ I think
Posted by Puppydog on May 8, 2017 | 8:01 PM

Nooo Hood – that sucks. Jazz don’t need more injuries
Posted by avenue_steppin on May 8, 2017 | 7:59 PM

Dray doesn’t respect Brown
And I don’t blame him one bit. He’s a shit coach.

Posted by TheNotSoGreatOne on May 8, 2017 | 8:05 PM

what are we taking note of again?
asking for a Jazz fan.

Posted by Bout De Souffle on May 8, 2017 | 8:05 PM

(complaints about officiating continue)

prince gobert will not be disturbed by the peasant matt barnes
Posted by manunder on May 8, 2017 | 8:09 PM

100 points!
Posted by ServantOfLuna on May 8, 2017 | 8:09 PM

Lol @ Gobert looking dazed and confused
useless

Posted by Damian Palacios on May 8, 2017 | 8:10 PM


Time to start printing #WASTEOFTIME t-shirts Utah.
Sums up this refball of a series.

Posted by Puppydog on May 8, 2017 | 8:12 PM

Ok
Garbage time engaged

Posted by Badly Browned on May 8, 2017 | 8:19 PM

Let’s see a 3pt barrage from GSW now
Posted by Craymond_Green on May 8, 2017 | 8:18 PM

What an easy series
Made me sweat much less than Portland

Posted by belilaugh on May 8, 2017 | 8:19 PM

i feel like im just not worried about any games with this team
Posted by bigkino217 on May 8, 2017 | 8:21 PM

Respect to Hayward who has had a really great series against us
Played very hard to defend his shirt. Utah has a gem there.

Posted by Damian Palacios on May 8, 2017 | 8:23 PM

Not for long they don’t
Posted by belilaugh on May 8, 2017 | 8:25 PM

they were chanting for hayward. if he leaves, they’re screwed
Posted by bigkino217 on May 8, 2017 | 8:25 PM

If I’m the Jazz, I don’t let Curry hug Hayward
Might end up a Warrior lol

Posted by The Legend of Zen: Phil and the Triforce on May 8, 2017 | 8:29 PM

yup.
Posted by TilltheBitterEnd on May 8, 2017 | 8:29 PM

Hayward is about to pull an Enes Kanter on his way out the door
Posted by Puppydog on May 8, 2017 | 8:30 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors (Game 3): Opponent Game Thread Highlights

May 7, 2017
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Golden State of Mind.

Go Warriors!!!!!!!!!!!
by mayelamingi on May 6, 2017 | 5:30 PM

#GodsTeam
by GoldBloodedKing on May 6, 2017 | 5:33 PM

refs guessing a lot here so far this game
by DontcallmeIggy on May 6, 2017 | 5:45 PM

Refs to the rescue.
Silver doesn’t want people changing the channel too early

by TheNotSoGreatOne on May 6, 2017 | 5:45 PM

STFU Utah fans
by El Shorts on May 6, 2017 | 5:52 PM

Utah fans yelling at Draymon makes me soooo uncomfortable
by 123707THIZZ on May 6, 2017 | 5:52 PM

My immediate thought lol
by belilaugh on May 6, 2017 | 5:52 PM

wow the refs have been shit so far. that was indeed all ball
by AJC3317 on May 6, 2017 | 5:52 PM

that was a gift for league “competitiveness” marketing
by Hatuxka on May 6, 2017 | 5:53 PM

Short end of the ref stick so far, can’t deny that
by belilaugh on May 6, 2017 | 5:53 PM

refs = the great equalizer
by DontcallmeIggy on May 6, 2017 | 5:53 PM


Jazz doing a good job at getting angry at every call regardless
That will influence the officials as the game goes on

by belilaugh on May 6, 2017 | 5:54 PM

Jazz fans, I mean
by belilaugh on May 6, 2017 | 5:54 PM

jazz fans and grizzlies fans are both really good at getting pissed off at everything against their team, regardless of how obvious it is
by AJC3317 on May 6, 2017 | 5:55 PM

living in a wasteland with no nightlife can do that to you
by Hatuxka on May 6, 2017 | 5:56 PM

Any outrage about that amuses me when I can see quite a few people in Utah calling players thugs for being out at midnight in a club anyway
But I don’t really know how many actually care, the entire story seems pretty manufactured

by belilaugh on May 6, 2017 | 5:57 PM

living in a wasteland with no nightlife is actually good for you
so really, why are they so angry?

by Hatuxka on May 6, 2017 | 6:06 PM

Oh…the refs…
by david__mn on May 6, 2017 | 5:57 PM

Whistles on every play for the jazz, fun game to watch.
by manunder on May 6, 2017 | 5:58 PM

Since it’s a game thread, feel over the top shit talking is appropriate..
Who do you think the most inherently racist fan base is…utah, okc or boston?

by manunder on May 6, 2017 | 6:03 PM

[4 of 4 people repsond “Boston”]


jazz playing the game they want to play
and trailing by 10

by positiveuphemism on May 6, 2017 | 6:09 PM

hayward is actually good. id rather have him than paul george.
by bigkino217 on May 6, 2017 | 6:10 PM

Fat Diaw you are too slow
by mykelala01 on May 6, 2017 | 6:13 PM

We need to send these salty fans home mad
So annoying

by BoldinGateBridge on May 6, 2017 | 6:14 PM

Is the Jazz’s strategy legitimately to foul GSW in transition? If so, that’s actually kind of sad.
by Chifleaf on May 6, 2017 | 6:15 PM

REALLY?
FOULING MACK ON A 3?

by TheNotSoGreatOne on May 6, 2017 | 6:15 PM

Eh, basketball is a game of runs
by belilaugh on May 6, 2017 | 6:23 PM

Get Steph in NOW goddamnit
by abaddon on May 6, 2017 | 6:24 PM

Our traditional 2nd quarter WTF
by BitJam on May 6, 2017 | 6:25 PM

Wtf are the warriors doing. .did they successfully find some nightlife the night before
by manunder on May 6, 2017 | 6:26 PM


Did Green just scream at the acting coach
about taking a time out, while he was driving to the basket?

by 3dhicksboys on May 6, 2017 | 6:29 PM

Utah fans dying to drop the n bomb on 23
by manunder on May 6, 2017 | 6:33 PM

I don’t like Draymond attacking Mike Brown like that….
by Delejayn on May 6, 2017 | 6:34 PM

welp
this is NOT a winning formula. Draymond reverting back to childish Draymond

by the Stranger on May 6, 2017 | 6:36 PM

DRAY SHUT UP!!!!
by Delejayn on May 6, 2017 | 6:37 PM

Dray needs to STFU
Especially about that last call. He just fell down trying to bait the refs into calling something.

by DontcallmeIggy on May 6, 2017 | 6:37 PM

draymond needs to stfu, love him but come on man
by ryanfromdabay on May 6, 2017 | 6:37 PM

This is the 2nd time in a row
Gobert and Green do the same thing and the foul is always on Green.

by BitJam on May 6, 2017 | 6:37 PM

No tech on Gobert there?
good job

by positiveuphemism on May 6, 2017 | 6:37 PM

Why was that not a t on gobert
by McKara on May 6, 2017 | 6:37 PM

It’s crazy how no one can talk to Draymond…shit is disgusting..
by Delejayn on May 6, 2017 | 6:38 PM


Gobert is annoying the fuck out of me with his hanging on the hoop
The Jazz fans telling Green to sit down is also fucking irritating. Let’s obliterate these guys already.

by El Shorts on May 6, 2017 | 6:38 PM

Absolutely unacceptable for the refs to miss that Tech on Gobert for hanging on the rim
That was as bad as it gets

by Hat-trickKane on May 6, 2017 | 6:39 PM

not a warriors fan here but if that’s the way they are going to ref you guys against the freakin Utah Jazz, then god help you guys against the Cavs
by Revfromtampa2014 on May 6, 2017 | 6:40 PM

trust us, we’re used to it
by AJC3317 on May 6, 2017 | 6:40 PM

Clear over the back on Gobert. Garbage officiating
Thats the Advantage of Home court

by BoldinGateBridge on May 6, 2017 | 6:40 PM

Warriors losing their composure
by the Stranger on May 6, 2017 | 6:40 PM

This is all on Draymond, like him or not, can’t deny….
Now the story of this game win or lose is going to be…….yet again…..Draymond being a distraction
Shit is getting old

by Hat-trickKane on May 6, 2017 | 6:41 PM

Mike Brown’s horrendous rotations are giving me flashbacks of MJax
by TheNotSoGreatOne on May 6, 2017 | 6:42 PM

This
by rcknfn on May 6, 2017 | 6:41 PM


Draymond doesn’t learn. He doesn’t get it.
Its a major problem despite the outcome of this series not being in question and the Warriors clearly being the better team.
Against CLE though his temper is going to be an issue. Just gonna have to pray the Warriors can find ways to win regardless.

by Hat-trickKane on May 6, 2017 | 6:42 PM

The refs fucked with him constantly from the start of the game
Gobert falling on him and him getting called for the foul sent him over the edge. Especially after ingles pushed him in the throat a few plays before, in front of the ref, with no call

by positiveuphemism on May 6, 2017 | 6:44 PM

How the hell did the jazz score 33 playing like shit in that quarter?
refs helped a lot but really?

by positiveuphemism on May 6, 2017 | 6:43 PM

Gobert could kill a man on the floor and not get whistled right now
by RangersLTW on May 6, 2017 | 6:43 PM

This
by BitJam on May 6, 2017 | 6:44 PM

Good….this is just the kind of irritating game the Warriors will want to demolish the opponent..
The fire has been lit under the team. Gobert will get the Warriors treatment.

by maxdusty on May 6, 2017 | 6:45 PM

The problem is teams know how easily they can get to Dray emotionally..The Cavs are going to intentionally F*ck with him.
by Delejayn on May 6, 2017 | 6:45 PM

Are the jazz dictating the officiating?
by manunder on May 6, 2017 | 6:48 PM

It’s not the Jazz, it’s the refs
Two bad calls and a bad no-call. He can’t defend Gobert when Gobert is allowed to man-handle him and he can’t do the same.

by BitJam on May 6, 2017 | 6:49 PM

At least the team is used to playing against the officials in game 3’s
Usually happens every series

by BoldinGateBridge on May 6, 2017 | 6:51 PM

why are the refs letting Rudy Gobert do whatever the fuck he wants
blatant fouls included

by the Stranger on May 6, 2017 | 6:59 PM

Our guys just have to realize the refs are not going to do them any favors.
It’s in the leagues best interest to have the series go longer(doesn’t that sound familiar). Gotta go out there and take the game with our play. You can’t control the refs.

by DontcallmeIggy on May 6, 2017 | 6:59 PM

let’s have a good third quarter
Here we go!

by Damian Palacios on May 6, 2017 | 7:01 PM


this is gross officiating
by the Stranger on May 6, 2017 | 7:04 PM

Every shot made they are looking at the refs..SMH..
by Delejayn on May 6, 2017 | 7:05 PM

If the refs tried this at Oracle they would get killed man
by ab612 on May 6, 2017 | 7:05 PM

Steph, Klay and Draymond shooting bad from being too tired from that Utah nightlife?
by Daking Indanorf on May 6, 2017 | 7:06 PM

Gobert just pushing and shoving his way through this game
He’s been trash and it shows in his mentality under pressure. just trash.

by Damian Palacios on May 6, 2017 | 7:10 PM

Quin Snyder is coaching his ass off
by Delejayn on May 6, 2017 | 7:14 PM

Curry finally hitting an open 3
by Badly Browned on May 6, 2017 | 7:16 PM

Haven’t you been listening to the announcers?
It’s all the defense.

by abaddon on May 6, 2017 | 7:17 PM

Ok, got the lead back
Need a better showing from the bench here

by Badly Browned on May 6, 2017 | 7:26 PM


GOBERT IS TRASH
Posted by Damian Palacios on May 6, 2017 | 7:21 PM

Did the Jazz fans just boo the ball getting stuck up there?
Posted by belilaugh on May 6, 2017 | 7:24 PM

Yes
Posted by abaddon on May 6, 2017 | 7:24 PM

Yes. I think they did.
Posted by Chifleaf on May 6, 2017 | 7:24 PM

Yup
Posted by McKara on May 6, 2017 | 7:25 PM

coz Curry did it, and they think it was on purpose
Posted by Hatuxka on May 6, 2017 | 7:29 PM

random iguodala aggressive fadeaway
Posted by AJC3317 on May 6, 2017 | 7:25 PM

that was some mjax offense
Posted by bigkino217 on May 6, 2017 | 7:26 PM

giving up 3s to Shelvin Mack
it pretty fucking lol

Posted by the Stranger on May 6, 2017 | 7:31 PM

Even the Jazz’s arena is square
Posted by 123707THIZZ on May 6, 2017 | 7:34 PM

Their actually calling some of the Jazz blatant fouls now. Bodes well for us
Posted by BoldinGateBridge on May 6, 2017 | 7:35 PM

GOBERT IS TRASH. OVERHYPED
Posted by Damian Palacios on May 6, 2017 | 7:41 PM


Gobert is annoying
Posted by aeatherx on May 6, 2017 | 7:44 PM

hood went to the locker room?
i missed what happened to him

Posted by bigkino217 on May 6, 2017 | 7:43 PM

Gobert pushed one of our guys into him on a rebound.
Our guy fell on him under the basket

Posted by fresh donutz on May 6, 2017 | 7:45 PM

Ingles doesn’t get called for enough fouls
fouling is his game

Posted by Hatuxka on May 6, 2017 | 7:47 PM

Gobert with a dangerous elbow. just a poor mentality player.
Posted by Damian Palacios on May 6, 2017 | 7:49 PM

Ingles BS continues to the bench fake upset about the call on him
Posted by Hatuxka on May 6, 2017 | 7:49 PM

That is NOT a shooting foul
Fucking bullshit

Posted by Badly Browned on May 6, 2017 | 7:50 PM

LMFAO THESE REFS
Posted by TheNotSoGreatOne on May 6, 2017 | 7:50 PM

REff u NBA fuckers
Posted by abaddon on May 6, 2017 | 7:50 PM

hayward gets the harden call that curry literally never gets
Posted by AJC3317 on May 6, 2017 | 7:50 PM

stepping on their throats now
gotta survive these next three minutes

Posted by jpees on May 6, 2017 | 7:52 PM


KD told the mascot to GTF off the court. LOL
Posted by fresh donutz on May 6, 2017 | 7:56 PM

Time to go home, Jazz fans
Posted by TheNotSoGreatOne on May 6, 2017 | 7:57 PM

fucking gobert..dirty ass player
Posted by cal_new2007 on May 6, 2017 | 7:59 PM

GOBERT IS TRASH
Played like a horses ass all game. i’m sick of his stupid shit. that was a very bad foul on durant in terms of intent. he should be kicked out

Posted by Damian Palacios on May 6, 2017 | 7:59 PM

Gobert cannot handle the pressure yet.
Posted by fresh donutz on May 6, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Gobert afraid of KD
Posted by iHypeTV on May 6, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Gobert haircut is such a joke
you’re not hard, dude

Posted by Craymond_Green on May 6, 2017 | 8:00 PM

He’s played soft mentality all game. He’s terrible
Posted by Damian Palacios on May 6, 2017 | 8:02 PM

I love KD standing up for himself
Posted by avenue_steppin on May 6, 2017 | 8:02 PM

this
Gobert has been asking for it this whole series

Posted by jpees on May 6, 2017 | 8:03 PM

Gobert look shook
Posted by avenue_steppin on May 6, 2017 | 8:03 PM

Gobert gonna wake up and cry tonight
Posted by Damian Palacios on May 6, 2017 | 8:06 PM


KD dagger and FU to refs
Posted by rcknfn on May 6, 2017 | 8:05 PM

Fuck Gobert
Enjoy 0-3

Posted by El Shorts on May 6, 2017 | 8:05 PM

when they going to learn not to piss the Warriors off
NOW its a sweep

Posted by 3dhicksboys on May 6, 2017 | 8:05 PM

Next game we need to come out firing…Tired of playing with this team having them thinking they can hang
Posted by Delejayn on May 6, 2017 | 8:06 PM

3-0 BABY!
Utah Jazz gave it eveything and still come up so short. They can blame shit gobert.

Posted by Damian Palacios on May 6, 2017 | 8:07 PM

Curry to refs: FU
Posted by BitJam on May 6, 2017 | 8:08 PM

Gonna be time to enjoy some of that Utah Nightlife soon….oh wait….
Posted by maxdusty on May 6, 2017 | 8:08 PM

Haywood is a really good Free throw shooter..
Posted by Delejayn on May 6, 2017 | 8:09 PM

So my son says, “I’m surprised the fans are still there.”
I reply, ’it’s Utah, they have no where else to go..”

Posted by WarriorsGoldenGirl on May 6, 2017 | 8:10 PM

Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors (Game 2): Opponent Game Thread Highlights

May 5, 2017
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Golden State of Mind.

so do they actually take offense to players saying there’s no comparison between nightlife in LA and SLC?
I mean, it’s not an insult. Lack of nightlife doesn’t mean it’s a bad city.

by Craymond_Green on May 4, 2017 | 7:40 PM

OH man we have MJax commentary
by Tatiana Stark on May 4, 2017 | 7:42 PM

Starting lineups
Jazz:
Joe Ingles, the French revolution, Gordon “lego hair” Hayward, Iso Joe and Sheldon Mack.
Hill is out (as others have reported)

Starting line ups for Dubs:
Same ‘ole for warriors
Curry in today #fingerscrossed

by Tatiana Stark on May 4, 2017 | 7:43 PM

Ingles clearly missing a nickname
Maybe ‘Aussie Joe’ or ‘Washed Hobo’? ‘Leftyroo’?

by Down Under Armour on May 4, 2017 | 7:54 PM

Oh, God, no!
Mark Jerkson is at the mic

by WarriorsGoldenGirl on May 4, 2017 | 7:44 PM

Jazz can’t keep up with our pace
by ServantOfLuna on May 4, 2017 | 7:47 PM

Also having the most stacked roster in history helps
by TheNotSoGreatOne on May 4, 2017 | 7:48 PM

Jazz are F’d
by Craymond_Green on May 4, 2017 | 7:53 PM

Announcers think Gobert altered that shot rather than Iggy just being terrified of layups
by 123707THIZZ on May 4, 2017 | 7:58 PM

Our D is stifling
by New Girl on May 4, 2017 | 8:01 PM

Utah – nobody wants to shoot
by abaddon on May 4, 2017 | 8:05 PM

Score check after Q1
Warriors – 33
Jazz – 15

by Tatiana Stark on May 4, 2017 | 8:08 PM


Frick yeah Clark!
by New Girl on May 4, 2017 | 8:13 PM

Ian was not guarded on that 3
did Utah not get the scouting report?

by Craymond_Green on May 4, 2017 | 8:14 PM

Not looking too good in the 2nd quarter
by ServantOfLuna on May 4, 2017 | 8:16 PM

Well that lineup was an unmitigated disaster
by Derek Knight on May 4, 2017 | 8:18 PM

Mark Jackson get another coaching job please
by New Girl on May 4, 2017 | 8:23 PM

Jazz fouling to stop the fast break
20 pt lead …

by Tatiana Stark on May 4, 2017 | 8:24 PM


Gobert should work on his offensive game this summer
In a game like this, I think it’s easier to defend the Jazz knowing that if Rudy catches the ball at free throw line extended, he won’t really do anything.

by The Legend of Zen: Phil and the Triforce on May 4, 2017 | 8:25 PM

That what happened when Beadrins
Is your mentor

by mykelala01 on May 4, 2017 | 8:26 PM

Ingles on Curry not as good as Ingles on Paul. Curry can shake laterally, Ingles was good because he was big enough to fight through DeAndre’s screens and challenge Paul
by Derek Knight on May 4, 2017 | 8:26 PM

Also Hayward is fucked when he tries to go at Durant
by belilaugh on May 4, 2017 | 8:27 PM

Utah on 10-0 run
Come on dubs play some D!

by Tatiana Stark on May 4, 2017 | 8:33 PM

why did they take their foot off the pedal?
by the Stranger on May 4, 2017 | 8:34 PM

because they know they can beat utah
turn it on and off when they feel like it……
annoying

by 3dhicksboys on May 4, 2017 | 8:55 PM

Hm so Heyward does have some Harden in him.
by BoldinGateBridge on May 4, 2017 | 8:34 PM


Crowd is DEAD
we would have to go on a crazy run just to get this crowd somewhat excited

by Craymond_Green on May 4, 2017 | 9:01 PM

What is happening
by mykelala01 on May 4, 2017 | 9:04 PM

Can we panic yet?
by WarriorsGoldenGirl on May 4, 2017 | 9:05 PM

Uh, what’s going on???
by ServantOfLuna on May 4, 2017 | 9:06 PM

hahaha we’re in your head, Gobert
by Craymond_Green on May 4, 2017 | 9:10 PM

Green is Mr. D…
gobert can only watch

by Critical Roach on May 4, 2017 | 9:17 PM

knocking Steph around, he still makes it
by Hatuxka on May 4, 2017 | 9:24 PM

I know the Jazz aren’t just some scrubs…
But still, i didn’t think the Warriors were gonna struggle this much to pull away from this Jazz team. Especially after being average in game 1….

by Hat-trickKane on May 4, 2017 | 9:26 PM

this won’t play well in SLC
by GetOffaMyLawn on May 4, 2017 | 9:28 PM

Barnes got hit big time…
refs gonna ref

by Critical Roach on May 4, 2017 | 9:29 PM

10 point lead, one quarter to go at home
Absolutely cannot blow this opportunity.

by belilaugh on May 4, 2017 | 9:29 PM


Refs low-key screwing the dubs
Steph shots that weren’t
BS clear path foul
Barnes obviously hacked

by abaddon on May 4, 2017 | 9:29 PM

Too many lapses in this game
by New Girl on May 4, 2017 | 9:32 PM

Gobert zigzag haircut = not convincing
by Craymond_Green on May 4, 2017 | 9:33 PM

Helps with the
spin dancing ….

by Tatiana Stark on May 4, 2017 | 9:35 PM

he should
shave in spirals

by JaVale McGee on May 4, 2017 | 9:37 PM

they just don’t have it dialed in tonight.
Doesn’t seem like it matters too much. Jazz are good, but just not good enough.

by this_connect on May 4, 2017 | 9:35 PM

You can already tell this game isn’t going to just end easily…
by Hat-trickKane on May 4, 2017 | 9:40 PM

Stop effing around and put in the big guns
by belilaugh on May 4, 2017 | 9:42 PM

Why are we playing iso ball?
by Tatiana Stark on May 4, 2017 | 9:42 PM

lol, utah heading back the other way as Mack was in his shooting motion
by Hatuxka on May 4, 2017 | 9:42 PM

Green is down
Oh no.

by ServantOfLuna on May 4, 2017 | 9:42 PM

Holy shit
We’re fucked
Unbelievable

by belilaugh on May 4, 2017 | 9:43 PM


This is what happens when we don’t put teams away early….SMH..
by Delejayn on May 4, 2017 | 9:45 PM

Oh come on refs that was such a lame azz call foul
by Tatiana Stark on May 4, 2017 | 9:47 PM

These refs are so inconsistent
by Badly Browned on May 4, 2017 | 9:47 PM

I guess the league just looking to take our players out
to even the playing field

by the Stranger on May 4, 2017 | 9:50 PM

Exum is like if MCW was good
by Derek Knight on May 4, 2017 | 9:54 PM

Hayward “creates some space”
That’s one way to put it

by belilaugh on May 4, 2017 | 9:55 PM

it’s easy to create space when you shiv your defender in the neck
by the Stranger on May 4, 2017 | 9:57 PM

Jazz are looking decent on the road
Makes me nervous for game 3 in Utah.

by WarriorsGoldenGirl on May 4, 2017 | 9:57 PM

Give the Dubs some credit.they are keeping them in the game..
by Delejayn on May 4, 2017 | 9:57 PM

Exactly. Only reason Jazz have been hanging around is because of Dubs mental lapses
by The Legend of Zen: Phil and the Triforce on May 4, 2017 | 9:58 PM

they just keep hitting big shot after big shot to stay in the game
Dubs might have won these first 2 games but i think the Jazz gained some confidence after tonight. Dubs need to bring their A game(not their C- game that we’ve seen here tonight) on the road to Utah or else the Jazz might make things interesting.

by Hat-trickKane on May 4, 2017 | 9:57 PM

Agree – kudos to the Jazz
We brought their A game.
I have no idea what game the Dubs brought.
We have been unable to get separation

by Tatiana Stark on May 4, 2017 | 10:00 PM

if this was in Utah the score would probably be reversed
by the Stranger on May 4, 2017 | 9:59 PM

Jazz have momentum
Jazz should feel good going into game 3. They now are playing unafraid. They probably would have beaten about any other team tonight.

by Tjay1m on May 4, 2017 | 10:01 PM

Jazz played a good game
by Tatiana Stark on May 4, 2017 | 10:04 PM

Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors (Game 1): Opponent Game Thread Highlights

May 3, 2017
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Golden State of Mind.

Break their spirits EARLY
a la Portland game 4. Especially cuz I just don’t think they’ve got guys as tenacious as Lillard

by Craymond_Green on May 2, 2017 | 6:58 PM

the clippers are so worthless. i was actually rooting for them to do something right for once but of course they couldn’t, and that just made me hate them even more
by AJC3317 on May 2, 2017 | 7:24 PM

Fuck
by Germinator on May 2, 2017 | 7:44 PM

well this sucks…
for those without nbatv

by Critical Roach on May 2, 2017 | 7:45 PM

Wizards are my new sh!t team now
by allen.saenz on May 2, 2017 | 7:46 PM

I’m furious at the Celts and Wizards for not finishing in regulation
by belilaugh on May 2, 2017 | 7:48 PM

Thankful Jazz rusty as well
by Tatiana Stark on May 2, 2017 | 7:50 PM

lot of iso to start the game for us
by DontcallmeIggy on May 2, 2017 | 7:50 PM

Warriors D is stifling the Jazz …
8:57 in and Jazz have scored ZERO!

by Tatiana Stark on May 2, 2017 | 7:52 PM

I. HATE. NBA.TV.
by abaddon on May 2, 2017 | 7:55 PM

Call a fucking timeout Brown
In fact, call all of your timeouts now to stall

by belilaugh on May 2, 2017 | 7:56 PM

This sucks!
I am watching commercials for a Celtics/Wizards game to finish! I thought waiting a week was hard enough!!!

by FiveAlarmFreddy on May 2, 2017 | 7:57 PM

jazz first score at 7:48
by Tatiana Stark on May 2, 2017 | 7:58 PM

After the nice start, only up 5
by QualityOverQuantity on May 2, 2017 | 7:59 PM

Wizards, please give up
by Craymond_Green on May 2, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Please!!!
No more timeouts!

by FiveAlarmFreddy on May 2, 2017 | 8:03 PM

Fucking finally
by belilaugh on May 2, 2017 | 8:01 PM


The officials calling ticky tack fouls. . . Silver put the word in
by Bibliosaur on May 2, 2017 | 8:04 PM

Only two team fouls on the Jazz
by ServantOfLuna on May 2, 2017 | 8:04 PM

oh come on … ref
by Tatiana Stark on May 2, 2017 | 8:05 PM

Breathe on Gordon , you get a foul call
by QualityOverQuantity on May 2, 2017 | 8:05 PM

That’s not a foul!
by ServantOfLuna on May 2, 2017 | 8:05 PM

These fouls are BS
by Bibliosaur on May 2, 2017 | 8:06 PM

fucking refs..go choke on a ….
by cal_new2007 on May 2, 2017 | 8:07 PM

The refs can only keep them in it for so long
by Hat-trickKane on May 2, 2017 | 8:07 PM

We are getting out rebounded!
by Tatiana Stark on May 2, 2017 | 8:10 PM

where’s the energy????????????
by the Stranger on May 2, 2017 | 8:11 PM

There is also no motion!
by Tatiana Stark on May 2, 2017 | 8:11 PM

Why does Durant not get foul calls?
Cause he’s a Warrior?

by cyTOPEia on May 2, 2017 | 8:11 PM

Seriously
People who order fish and chips should require permission from the rest of the bar

by Duby Dub Dubs on May 2, 2017 | 8:12 PM


Literally what is McHale talking about, jesus
by 123707THIZZ on May 2, 2017 | 8:12 PM

Didn’t question any of fouls that Jazz got
by rcknfn on May 2, 2017 | 8:13 PM

Serious what a joke
by Bibliosaur on May 2, 2017 | 8:14 PM

Kevin McHale the Homer
That was a clear foul. Must still be salty about us getting him fired.

by BoldinGateBridge on May 2, 2017 | 8:14 PM

Ref late whistle, had to vomit at the thought of giving Curry a call
by Derek Knight on May 2, 2017 | 8:14 PM

27-21 Q1
by Tatiana Stark on May 2, 2017 | 8:16 PM

Anything Gobert gets his hands on in the restricted area is a dunk
by belilaugh on May 2, 2017 | 8:28 PM

might want to stop fouling Gobert on WIDE open dunks
by DontcallmeIggy on May 2, 2017 | 8:28 PM

Doubling off Gobert seems pretty risky
by belilaugh on May 2, 2017 | 8:29 PM

Need to counter Gobert
by ServantOfLuna on May 2, 2017 | 8:29 PM

We have Damian Jones
by Tatiana Stark on May 2, 2017 | 8:29 PM

KD isn’t right yet
by the Stranger on May 2, 2017 | 8:31 PM

getting the curry treatment by the refs
he’ll adjust

by sharkzfan on May 2, 2017 | 8:33 PM


and THAT is what Dray can do that Gobert can’t do
by belilaugh on May 2, 2017 | 8:39 PM

That is exactly why
Draymond is the DPOY, not Gobert. He can’t guard guards.

by CurryKlayPot on May 2, 2017 | 8:40 PM

To be fair, Gobert is really fucking good at what he does which is protect the rim
But I saw some people saying that there was nothing Dray did better than Gobert defensively, which is insane

by belilaugh on May 2, 2017 | 8:40 PM

this
but Draymond wins multiple games with his defense. Can Gobert say that?

by the Stranger on May 2, 2017 | 8:41 PM

Curry made Gobert look like a baby giraffe standing up for the first time
by Daking Indanorf on May 2, 2017 | 8:40 PM

Gobert has better rotations than Mike Brown
by Derek Knight on May 2, 2017 | 8:40 PM

DPOY?
Gobert got COOKED.

by Prophit on May 2, 2017 | 8:40 PM

And that’s why Draymond is my DPOY
Gobert can’t cover guards way out there like Draymond can.

by The Legend of Zen: Phil and the Triforce on May 2, 2017 | 8:40 PM

POOR GOBERT.
Oh my goodness, Steph needs to apologize for making him look so silly.

by shadowx1224 on May 2, 2017 | 8:41 PM

DRAY Dpoy
by mykelala01 on May 2, 2017 | 8:44 PM

Always and forever
by The Legend of Zen: Phil and the Triforce on May 2, 2017 | 8:44 PM

Yooo green is a legend
by placid on May 2, 2017 | 8:44 PM

Steph giving the Jazz false hope momentarily just so Dray could bolster his DPOY credentials and KD could send an arena-shaking message
Light fucking years

by belilaugh on May 2, 2017 | 8:44 PM


Jazz being down only 12 , is actually pretty good for them
by QualityOverQuantity on May 2, 2017 | 8:47 PM

sucks we are only up 12..
by cal_new2007 on May 2, 2017 | 8:55 PM

Jazz are lucky they aren’t being blown out.
Looking for it to happen 2nd half.

Posted by bilfor on May 2, 2017 | 9:00 PM

Jazz hitting three pointers
What?

Posted by ServantOfLuna on May 2, 2017 | 9:07 PM

How is Gobert allowed to push off
Posted by ab612 on May 2, 2017 | 9:07 PM

lol if draymond half pushed someone like that
flagrant 1

Posted by sharkzfan on May 2, 2017 | 9:07 PM

Hayward just blatantly shoved off Dray to get the steal
fucking lame

Posted by the Stranger on May 2, 2017 | 9:16 PM

refs letting Jazz pummel our Dubs
Posted by the Stranger on May 2, 2017 | 9:21 PM

gotta keep it interesting
can’t let us run away with the game this early

Posted by DontcallmeIggy on May 2, 2017 | 9:22 PM

I don’t understand why the refs are staring at these fouls and not calling them
Posted by the Stranger on May 2, 2017 | 9:23 PM

Hood just blatantly shoved Zaza right in front of the ref
Posted by the Stranger on May 2, 2017 | 9:23 PM


damn this crowd is dead for a playoff game
Posted by Craymond_Green on May 2, 2017 | 9:23 PM

gotta love that corporate crowd!
Posted by sharkzfan on May 2, 2017 | 9:24 PM

That’s like five straight Jazz FGs that have bounced or rolled in annoyingly.
Posted by Sleepy Freud on May 2, 2017 | 9:26 PM

How does Hayward’s hair not move?
Posted by Tatiana Stark on May 2, 2017 | 9:27 PM

dude’s jellin’ hard
OR it’s just a plastic hat

Posted by Craymond_Green on May 2, 2017 | 9:28 PM

these refs lmao
Posted by Damian Palacios on May 2, 2017 | 9:28 PM

obviously the jazz are going to drive
they get the whistle every time

Posted by sharkzfan on May 2, 2017 | 9:29 PM

wow
literally only Hood is killing them and they can’t stop him

Posted by the Stranger on May 2, 2017 | 9:31 PM

gotta admit Jazz move the ball pretty well
Posted by Craymond_Green on May 2, 2017 | 9:31 PM

Only on
One possession… the rest is ISO Joe ISO Hayward ISO Mack and ISO Hood

Posted by mykelala01 on May 2, 2017 | 9:36 PM

rodney hood’s game
push off and rise up. very effective.

Posted by sharkzfan on May 2, 2017 | 9:33 PM


Well, it’d be nice to see some calls
On the Warriors side of the court in the fourth, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

Posted by wabalaba go dubs! on May 2, 2017 | 9:33 PM

8 of Rodney Hood’s points came off an illegal pushoff
refs rewarding it so not much Dubs can do until they don’t

Posted by the Stranger on May 2, 2017 | 9:35 PM

this crowd is WACK
I’d be losing my SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT out there

Posted by the Stranger on May 2, 2017 | 9:40 PM

Time for the bench to blow this wide open…
Posted by ab612 on May 2, 2017 | 9:44 PM

Gobert where’s your DPOY performance?
Posted by Craymond_Green on May 2, 2017 | 9:45 PM

No flagrant for that shove on Green
SMH

Posted by Damian Palacios on May 2, 2017 | 9:51 PM

F u gober…..
Posted by cal_new2007 on May 2, 2017 | 9:51 PM

Kudos to Green to keeping it cool..
Posted by rcknfn on May 2, 2017 | 9:52 PM

Yes! Flagrant … it was a double handed shove!
Posted by Tatiana Stark on May 2, 2017 | 9:52 PM

damn right that’s a flagrant
Gober a dumb***

Posted by Damian Palacios on May 2, 2017 | 9:53 PM

I applaud Green for not yelling after that shove
Posted by El Shorts on May 2, 2017 | 9:53 PM

If Green had done that it would have been at least a flagrant 1
Posted by BitJam on May 2, 2017 | 9:53 PM

flagrant 2 with 2 game suspension
because last year….

Posted by lakititi on May 2, 2017 | 9:54 PM

“DPOY” Gobert getting frustrated with being beat by the true DPOY
And of course, McHater has to say Dray was being dramatic and that was not a flagrant.

Posted by WarriorsGoldenGirl on May 2, 2017 | 9:55 PM


Utah coach is a bond villain
Posted by Craymond_Green on May 2, 2017 | 9:56 PM

lol I had that thought earlier
Posted by abaddon on May 2, 2017 | 10:00 PM

what the hell ppl leaving at a home playoff game..stay the damm 3 mins.
Posted by cal_new2007 on May 2, 2017 | 9:56 PM

Don’t go home yet bandwagons
Its the freaking playoffs

Posted by mykelala01 on May 2, 2017 | 10:02 PM

pisses me off..ppl leaving so early..idiots.
Posted by cal_new2007 on May 2, 2017 | 10:05 PM

garbage crew ruined the point differential
lame

Posted by the Stranger on May 2, 2017 | 10:04 PM

Warriors with the W
Bench looking like, was that a basketball game?

Posted by Damian Palacios on May 2, 2017 | 10:04 PM

Dave Chappelle was in the building
Posted by belilaugh on May 2, 2017 | 10:05 PM

Back during the SLC Olympics he said:
Four out of five black people in Utah, . . . .
play for the Jazz

Posted by xenotoca on May 2, 2017 | 10:08 PM

Gobert’s gonna go throw darts at his Draymond Green dart board at home
whilst playing Careless Whisper on repeat

Posted by Craymond_Green on May 2, 2017 | 10:12 PM

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