One. Quin Snyder on the toughness of players who have played overseas: I’d like a few — yeah, I told Igor [Kokoskov] we’d send a few of our guys to Red Star or Partizan and let them play in Serbia. Let them play in Belgrade for a year and bring them back.
And — I think it’s, as much as the crowds, it’s just the, there’s a monotony to it. There’s a, two practices a day. You know, no — you don’t fly, you don’t charter. Like, you’re f–you know, you’re traveling commercially. You’re, you know, the locker rooms that you’re in, there’s no glamor. You know, there is in the Euroleague Final Four, and there is in certain places. I was fortunate to be in CSKA, which was one of the big-budget teams.
But you better love the game. I mean, you play for the sake of the game, and Joe [Ingles] felt that in Barcelona. And you also learn how to be a part of a team. I mean, people aren’t playing as extensive minutes. You know, the game itself is very much, I think, is more about the group. It’s more about matchups; guys kinda facilitating their team’s success.
You know, there isn’t the media coverage that you have here, where y–the, you know, there’s other things and people that are lending, you know, enthusiasm to what you’re doing. You better find the joy of the game in the game, and it’s a healthy experience.
Just, it’s, you know, it’s why it’s great, you know, in baseball you have, you know, great potential players that go play in the minor leagues. And they learn how to hit a certain pitch, and they get reps. You know, I mean, let me figure out, you know — and then go back to batting practice and work.
Two. Hair did:
Three. Things you only hear on 1280:
DJ/PK to Joe Ingles on a school event he attended: Did you sign some autographs? You sign them in Australian? I don’t know if they have different penmanship down there. They sound funny. Maybe they write funny.
The other one of DJ or PK: You think he writes it upside down?
The first one: I don’t know. I’ve never been there. They’re down under, so who knows?
Four. Dennis Lindsey on Rudy Gobert’s care factor: There were a couple of moments that we noticed with Rudy before we got him, that i–we felt like he really cared. That’s a big deal, especially when you couple it with the type of tools that typically NBA players have, and then the plus-plus tools that Rudy has.
So, the initial season, even summer league before our season, he showed signs that he could be a very good NBA player. But he wasn’t quite strong enough. I think there was a little bit of a langrid–language and a speed-to-the-game barrier that he had to overcome.
But that first year, even though — I think if you were to ask Rudy and give him some real truth serum, was he had to deal with a great deal of frustration, or maybe he felt like he could help us more than he was able to show. And let’s just say that’s of argument — and it’s not clear one way or the other that the playing time he got was exactly right.
But with that said, I do think we gave him enough playing time and D-League minutes, NBA minutes, an–especially when you couple that with, he really, the biggest goal for us is t–for him to get stronger. And so, I still think that we might have got lucky with that balance, with maybe if there — in some universe out there, there were too many minutes, that wouldn’t have allowed him to address his body, needs.
And so, I think we, by and large, struck a very good balance…A lot of [Gobert’s edge and competitiveness] is just innate. Y’wish we could get a DNA chip and insert that into every player that we deal with. And so, there was something innate about Rudy where he clearly had something to prove to himself and the rest of the league.
Six. Quin Snyder on Rudy Gobert: I don’t know that there’s a guy that likes to compete and play more than Rudy, which is pretty interesting.
You know, he just loves the game, and he loves to play and he loves to play out there. And he’s never nervous. He just is excited about playing basketball, and you can feel that when he plays.
And he’s, his, you know, I don’t, it’s good that we have all the analytical tools we do now, because maybe — Rudy’s probably underappreciated as it is because the box score doesn’t say all the things that Rudy does.
You know, the graphs that shows his face over here in the upper quadrant and everybody else over here with his rim protection,* and then, you know, all the things that he’s doing that are special — he’s having a special season.
It’s an unconventional season in some ways because of his productivity. His productivity and his impact is different than a typical player that you look and say they’re having a great year.
I’m just going to assume Bill Hanzlik doesn’t use “pipe” the way J.R. Smith uses “pipe.”
Eight. We now have possibly one-seventh of the team calling for the purple mountain throwbacks to be brought back. Derrick Favors was ambiguously the first vote, during his takeover of the Jazz’s Twitter account in July.
Trey Lyles agrees:
Nine. I’m traveling and way behind on everything. I just figured I should publish this before it becomes even more irrelevant with its days-old info.
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring: I’ll tell you what gets hard… (H/T @5kl)
** Harpring on Dorian Finney-Smith: I think he’s an up-and-comer.
** Harpring on Joe Johnson: Slow, methodical, but just will drill you.
** Harpring on elbow stingers: I’ve done this many times. Just goes dead on you.
** Harpring on Dirk Nowitzki miss: He just needed one more inch. (H/T @5kl and @seanp33)
** Harpring on Rudy Gobert: They stretch you out, Gobert’s forced to come on the perimeter.
** Harpring on Craig Bolerjack’s inability to say the word “shimmying”: You just hurt your jaw?
Boler: Oh my.
** Dennis Lindsey on the Jazz being outplayed by the Suns: I wanted to give [Suns GM] Ryan [McDonough] a little bit of love and validation that he’s doing the right things. And again, I’ve been in that position.
** Lindsey on his relationships with other GMs: They’ve kinda seen what we’re trying to do, even though we’re not doing it maybe as quick as what we want or you guys want, certainly. Last year, we got quite a bit of love internally, but I’m not gonna go and mention that.
** Boler: That standard is still rocking. A lot of action on top of the rim. (H/T @5kl)
** Ron Boone on George Hill and-1 and Seth Curry: We saw George Hill do this last night against Curry, and Curry ends up riding him.
** Booner on George Hill and mouthpieces: He wants a thin one. He doesn’t like the, you know, I guess the real thick ones.
** Spencer Checketts with one of the worst UDQMs ever: Gail Miller is live in studio. We are live on Instagram. This is only the second time I’ve done this. The first time was with George Hill, and now it’s with Gail.
Gordon Monson: Did it work the first time?
Checketts: Um, I think so. I, you know, it’s just kind of a strange thing. Like, I feel kind of weird holding my phone and, just right in front of Gail. But you’re used to the cameras. You were on there today, and you did a fantastic job.
Gail Miller: Thank you.
** Greg Miller on Quin Snyder: He’s comfortable coming to us and saying, “Hey, could we try this?” Or, “What if we did that?” And he’s just, it’s really, it’s almost casual. I don’t know that that’s the best word to describe it, because —
Gail Miller: It’s comfortable.
Greg Miller: It’s very comfortable, yeah.
** Quin Snyder on Gordon Hayward, and the rest of the team: We’ve ridden him, and ridden him. All those guys were a little drained.
** Snyder on George Hill and Steven Adams: George got tied up with Adams, and wasn’t able to get off his body.
** Boler on the bench: Quin Snyder is not afraid to go deep.
** Boler on Hayward stepping behind the 3-point line: Hayward wants it, pops out behind.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Grizzly Bear Blues.
This was the entire game thread.
Not bad 1st qaurter griz Good to see Daniels back in the mix. ZBO giving carter a run for his money in the “ageless one” category
Posted by slandrum on Jan 28, 2017 | 8:40 PM
This team is tough. Big enough to where they are hard to bully inside the paint, and dangerous enough to shoot from everywhere else. If they get in this year they are going to be a tough match-up for someone if they stay healthy
Posted by slandrum on Jan 28, 2017 | 8:51 PM
Vintage core four performance
Posted by slandrum on Jan 28, 2017 | 9:05 PM
What we learned
The jazz are still tough
ZBO is a beast
Marc is amazing
and it appears there is a certain back-up point guard that acquired an adderall scrip. (Whatever it takes)
Posted by slandrum on Jan 28, 2017 | 9:49 PM
Conley is en fuego!
Posted by TitansPredsGrizzBulls on Jan 28, 2017 | 10:09 PM
Last night took an L
But tonight we bounce back! #GritNGrind
Posted by TitansPredsGrizzBulls on Jan 28, 2017 | 10:14 PM
Apparently feels a bit “snubbed” tonight and is balling accordingly.
Posted by slandrum on Jan 28, 2017 | 10:21 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Silver Screen and Roll.
Mozgov is soooooo ass
by Nance Jr Bacon Burger on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:39 PM
This staring 5 makes me want to puke
by Chiefsdodgerslakers2415 on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:41 PM
What a great young starting lineup we’ve been tanking for the past 4 years.
by Nance Jr Bacon Burger on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:43 PM
Gordon Hayward’s hair is perfect
by Chiefsdodgerslakers2415 on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:45 PM
is this basketball team
by angelswing on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:46 PM
is jazz bench has any difference with starting lineup lol
they were same good
by angelswing on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:48 PM
Only down 3
Jazz should feel bad.
by Chiefsdodgerslakers2415 on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:49 PM
Gobert can push off
but Nance can’t, yup we are playing in Utah
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:16 PM
don’t forget mozgov get 4 foul for nothing
by angelswing on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:18 PM
Lol I’m just so mad at Mozgov
He looks like he doesn’t want to be here. I don’t ever want to see him in purple and gold again
by lakersNchrgers on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:34 PM
wow didnt expect a close game lol
by imposibol on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:33 PM
another competitive loss coming up … the tank keeps gaining momentum lol smh
by Shehzeb Imam on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:33 PM
we have a chance to win this game
Utah is really good but they dont score a lot, we just need a little run from 3.
It’d be a big win, with 4 days off incoming.
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:34 PM
by OC guy on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:34 PM
well Utah still making us look competent so far lol
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:36 PM
Good news is Utah is not the best offensive team.. bad news.. we suck.
by LakerSpartan117 on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:54 PM
we got a call in Utah?
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:00 PM
holy shit Mozgov alive lol
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:01 PM
Mozgov bringing some energy now
Was it the foul or Zubac threatening his minutes that made him play better?
by lakersNchrgers on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:02 PM
Gobert is a defensive monster..
But that’s about it.
by LakerSpartan117 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:08 PM
7’9 wingspan lol
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:10 PM
OMG those were some serious blocks
by lakersNchrgers on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:08 PM
stop lobbing shots to gobert
it’s energizing them…
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:08 PM
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:10 PM
Tank mode engaged
by sumo390 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:10 PM
here comes the tank
by Shehzeb Imam on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:10 PM
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:11 PM
they are running out of gas
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:29 PM
LET”S GO LAKERS!!!!!!
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:40 PM
We’re in position where we might keep the pick but I just can’t root for us to lose
I just can’t do it
by lakersNchrgers on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:41 PM
See what I did there?!
by TankCommander on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:42 PM
Lmao *face palm*
by lakersNchrgers on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:44 PM
here comes the refs in utah lol
clear push off, no call, give them enough possession to score.
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:42 PM
its safe to say, my prediction/hope of a 35 win season is a pipe dream now
by 4ever Lakers on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:52 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Denver Stiffs.
The Pepsi Center is EMPTY tonight. This could be the worst single game attendance in basketball this year.
— T.J. McBride (@BSN_McBride) January 25, 2017
by AllDayMudiay on Jan 24, 2017 | 6:49 PM
See what happens when your coach gives a giant middle finger to the fans for showing up and rewarding them with Jameer Nelson hero ball?
by DeezNuggs on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:10 PM
the Jazz are good, but there’s nothing that draws crowds
by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:13 PM
lol, Gobert’s offense is literally just dunks
by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:12 PM
Gallo is playing like a selfish dick tonight
by DeezNuggs on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:19 PM
Gallo is a slow hog
by Paul2233 on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:20 PM
Man, this is some ugly, ugly basketball
by TheLogDog on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:21 PM
Jameer should pass into Jokic
by Stiff Miner on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:22 PM
Jameer should pass
by Mitch Lewis on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:23 PM
Well technically speaking Jameer should leave.
by Stiff Miner on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:24 PM
Just no ball movement right now
by Stiff Miner on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:26 PM
We’re getting dominated by their D
by margabelle on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:27 PM
For a team that can’t shoot
the Nuggets sure take a lot of 3s
by TheBulgarian on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:32 PM
The Jazz AA asst. coach just did a double nose pick with his thumb and index finger.
by margabelle on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:37 PM
Nuggets can’t get stops
When the Nuggets get a defense we will be dangerous team.
by Nuggburg on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:40 PM
Utah got length every damn where damn
by Mak P on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:44 PM
Utah is such a good defensive team
by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:47 PM
by Mak P on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:48 PM
And they have such a tight rotation
They are very well coached. Every opening the Nuggets get is filled within a second or two.
by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:49 PM
I don’t know why we’re surprised calls go against Denver
No team is disrespected as much as the Nuggets
by TheBulgarian on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:57 PM
i hope the ref who missed that out of bounds call doesn’t have any young children quinn snyder can eat.
by dynamo.joe on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:00 PM
by Ryan Blackburn on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:02 PM
by InboundingLobPass on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:08 PM
Gobert is a poor’s man Deandre lol
by egaleotti on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:04 PM
His defense isn’t really that skill based
It’s all in his length and the excellent coaching this team has.
by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:05 PM
I’m surprised we scored over 50 that half after that first quarter
by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:07 PM
Jokic >>>>>>>>>>>> gobert
by nugznazty on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:10 PM
He’s even outplaying him on D tonight.
by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:12 PM
Jokic can make shots that are more than 1 inch away from the rim
by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:14 PM
Gobert is a liability offensively
by That’s the Jokic on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:14 PM
Gobert vs Jokic
1/1/1 vs 10/6/2 (last stat is blocks)
by egaleotti on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:21 PM
just had a thought
whatever happened to exum? Is he still in the league?
by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:23 PM
I think i saw he was suspended.
by Stiff Miner on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:24 PM
by InboundingLobPass on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:27 PM
He’s just bad
by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:27 PM
Please no 4th quarter collapse….
Please no 4th quarter collapse….Please no 4th quarter collapse….Please no 4th quarter collapse….
by margabelle on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:34 PM
I guess Favors want to prove he can do something against Jokic
by Mak P on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:39 PM
Making up for Gobert not doing so.
by Ryan Blackburn on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:41 PM
Diaw chubbily effective
by Nuggburg on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:52 PM
Boy, I was despondent halfway through 1st quarter…
… very impressed since.
by margabelle on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:58 PM
… and so it begins.
by margabelle on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:02 P
Damn this is depressing
by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:07 PM
by Thugget on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:07 PM
Blowing another big lead..
by Rocky Mountain Way on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:08 PM
Same old story everynight
by egaleotti on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:08 PM
This is pathetic
by Thugget on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:12 PM
We’re lucky Utah sucks on offense
by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:12 PM
I blame Quin
He’s giving our players the stare. Using his powers
by Nuggburg on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:13 PM
We’re beating a very good Jazz team at their own game
This is a big win for us if we can hold out the final minute
by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:16 PM
hahaha. jameer hero ball bails us out. The basketball Gods are just giving us the finger
by Japheth:the.other.kind.of.asian. on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:14 PM
Go Jameer go!
Up your trade value!
by elhuachi on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:17 PM
Nuggets didn’t lose!!!!!
by moondoggie12 on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:23 PM
this is a sell high moment for jameer and darth. get on the phone with lebron NOW!
by dynamo.joe on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:46 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.
It would be great if our bench guards could defend without fouling
Posted by D Sizzle on Jan 23, 2017 | 8:32 PM
Jazz interior having a block party..Gotta be smarter…
Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 8:34 PM
Can we get a bucket please??! Is that too much to ask???
Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 8:40 PM
..Gotta make your shots lad..
Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:29 PM
C’mon stevo, sort ya shit out!!!
Posted by RingoKid on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:31 PM
STOP CHUCKING BRICKS!!!
… please russ
Posted by RingoKid on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:36 PM
Gah our shooting is just so bad.
Posted by Senor Caiman on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:37 PM
Westbrook has now descended into full “piss-shot” mode.
If you find that you can’t get a shot, then run some plays to get your perimeter shot to other players. That will space the floor and causes the defense to pay more attention to the other players, thus freeing you up.
I hope he gets that beaten into his brain for the 4th quarter.
Posted by MagicKeys2010 on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:45 PM
And his teammates have responded by shooting airball 3’s
Posted by D Sizzle on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:47 PM
11 points in the quarter…
…ain’t gonna get it done.
time to quit mucking around and get back to scoring!
Posted by RingoKid on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:52 PM
Jazz are a really good team
Posted by D Sizzle on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:55 PM
Gonna come down to who wants it more..
Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:18 PM
what a game
and a huge one we need to win for seeding
Posted by bringthethunder on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:22 PM
Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:24 PM
i hate hayward’s haircut
Posted by bringthethunder on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:24 PM
Posted by D Sizzle on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:25 PM
Posted by D Sizzle on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:26 PM
What was i worried about??? Lmao..
Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:26 PM
NO MONEY SHOT FOR THE JIZZ!!!
well played thunder coach and team…
Posted by RingoKid on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:27 PM
Making the Thunder great again
Trump’d the Jazz
Posted by Forrest Crump on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:30 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Indy Cornrows.
Hopefully being near GHill makes the Pacers care again.
by HelpIsNotNeeded on Jan 21, 2017 | 8:02 PM
Another back to back
by jonjonNYC on Jan 21, 2017 | 8:02 PM
This seems like the most obvious loss on the schedule
Short of the two Golden State games.
by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 8:51 PM
Aggressive George Hill….
by denggoy1 on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:11 PM
He was misused and miscast here pretty badly
They told him to play point guard but to never actually run the offense, part of that was his own personality but as much of it was the scheme where PG and Lance were driving the offense instead.
by faulcon on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:15 PM
Pacers helping both Hayward and Gobert get picked for the ASG.
by denggoy1 on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:24 PM
Pacers in the bottom 5 in FG% at the rim?
by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:32 PM
The implication is that there are 4 other teams just as bad or worse
Which I really find hard to believe.
by faulcon on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:35 PM
Seemed like they didn’t want to pass the ball to Neto.
by denggoy1 on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:53 PM
If they can keep it at or below 10 points behind by half-time, it’d almost count as a success.
by Hoosiers47 on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:58 PM
Man….has it really come to this? Makes me wish the NFL is having their championship round today so I can watch that instead.
by denggoy1 on Jan 21, 2017 | 10:01 PM
Hill killing us in this run
by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 10:32 PM
PG tossed after fouling out
Gonna have some words after the game about the refs.
by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 10:58 PM
ARE YOU KIDDING ME
These fast breaks are so pathetic!
by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 11:10 PM
Nate tossed as well
Missed an obvious over the back on Gobert and gave him a foul instead. Denari would get tossed if he could.
by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 11:12 PM
Toss Teague as well.
by denggoy1 on Jan 21, 2017 | 11:18 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Mavs Moneyball.
i’m trying to decide between harper and harpring both suck
but i think i’ll tune in to the jazz broadcast..
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:28 PM
AJ really should get his chance against gobert
by go87 on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:40 PM
let goober foul out guarding Dirk.
by Dynomite on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:41 PM
aww jees harpring sucks
guess it’s more harper ugh
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:43 PM
he just bad mouthed Dirk saying he’s the second option
what the fuck does he know about the mavs??
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:45 PM
wtf is wrong tonight, so many shots are waaaaay off
0-12 on the last shots
by DirkKnowChipsKey on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:57 PM
empty the bench
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:57 PM
Rick sending a message with the full hockey lineup change…
Good for him to finally call that poor ass play out.
by CardinalAllUpInYoFace on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:09 PM
I miss blond George Hill
by legend41ry on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:11 PM
every time it gets close we settle for a 3 or turn it over
it’s fucking frustrating
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:32 PM
bah, at least it’s only 5
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:34 PM
Rick needs to rest DWill the rest of the game…
Let Seth, JJ, and Harris run tonight’s game. Play Anderson more instead of Wes as well. The starters just look slow and out of whack as fuck.
by CardinalAllUpInYoFace on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:36 PM
well operated coaching
Joe Ingles who averages 2.2 assists a game, is game leader with 4 assists
by SL86 on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:58 PM
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:04 PM
wtf it’s just a damn hard foul
soft ass fucking league
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:06 PM
oh fuck off harper go do the jazz broadcast if they impress you so much
you fucking turd..
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:13 PM
every time it’s within one possession
there has to be a turnover
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:23 PM
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:34 PM
okay now let’s see if they raise the level on offense
by go87 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:37 PM
so much bullshit coming out of harpers mouth
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:43 PM
what happened to driving to the basket?
fuck this man
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:52 PM
Oh no JJ
by legend41ry on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:53 PM
well isn’t that great
by Mavs Guy on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:53 PM
this is fucked up
he called timeout with a sec left
by DirkKnowChipsKey on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:58 PM
getting fucking tired of facing the refs every fucking night
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:59 PM
only because cuban calls those fuckers out on their bullshit
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:59 PM
we always get screwed
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:59 PM
mavs should be pissed if this goes to overtime
by go87 on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:00 PM
Why is Deron not taking time out?
He gets brainfreeze in these situations.
by Pompelmo on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:01 PM
ya…. his court iq is much lower than i expected of someone of his caliber.
by Dynomite on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:02 PM
OT it is
by jjco on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:04 PM
wow refs, just wow
by DirkKnowChipsKey on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:07 PM
we cant win 5 vs 8
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:12 PM
this shit is killing me
NOTHING we can do
by DirkKnowChipsKey on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:13 PM
the refs screwing us every night raw defines our team
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:17 PM
worst loss of the season
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:21 PM
the league needs to start fining the fuck out of these refs
this is getting fucking ridiculous
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:23 PM
fucking out of hand
by DirkKnowChipsKey on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:23 PM
it’s all so fucking blatant
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:26 PM
SO proud of our team !!!
Never be tanking in 1000 years !!!
by madeyemoody on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:30 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bright Side of the Sun.
Not a good first possession on offense
by acommoncreeper on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:11 PM
by Sun Sam on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:15 PM
this game should restore order to the tank
by amazins8669 on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:16 PM
Order is resotred
by Sun Sam on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:17 PM
Team is looking in prime shape to regress back to normal. Book with the hero ball, fouls coming (I’ve said it was a big issue before), and not cashing in on the other team’s turnovers.
by bringo! on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:19 PM
You can smother Utah if you keep defensive rotations, they only really have Hayward to create.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:25 PM
I get the suns foul alot
But some of the calls are fake,
Bender got all ball on Hayward
by #PLANETORANGE on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:28 PM
Very true, we get a lot of phantom calls against us, like a lot
by Sun Sam on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:29 PM
Another phantom call on Bend3r
by bringo! on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:33 PM
Bender is getting no love from the refs
by noblevillain on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:33 PM
Oh my goodness, Bender could be special on defense.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:33 PM
Not if they call phantom fouls on him
by #PLANETORANGE on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:34 PM
Bender is destroying the tank.
by vagranttoad123 on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:34 PM
After a rocky start, Suns looking pretty good
by Sunscott on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:42 PM
Is Ingles really is a good defender? I dont understand how Book cant blow pass him for a layup
by nathdory on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:51 PM
by acommoncreeper on Jan 16, 2017 | 7:52 PM
We’re going to be good and young by next season.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Jan 16, 2017 | 8:00 PM
OK, so this can’t be real
How are all 3 of the rooks we picked good at basketball.
Isn’t one suppose to be like super garbage?
by #PLANETORANGE on Jan 16, 2017 | 8:01 PM
Quality half of basketball… 2017 is looking good for the Suns.
by vagranttoad123 on Jan 16, 2017 | 8:04 PM
Lol another phantom call
Hate that we always get fouls called on us when the other player falls all over themselves
by bringo! on Jan 16, 2017 | 8:26 PM
We chuck, we start to fall apart.
by Dragan Nkemdiche on Jan 16, 2017 | 8:33 PM
I knew this would happen with Ingles
Gotta read the scouting report,
Best shooter from downtown in LEAGUE!!!!
by #PLANETORANGE on Jan 16, 2017 | 8:42 PM
Ingles is killing us
by nathdory on Jan 16, 2017 | 8:44 PM
Booker just ended Exum’s career
by Dragan Nkemdiche on Jan 16, 2017 | 8:50 PM
booker too wet
by amazins8669 on Jan 16, 2017 | 8:57 PM
Like seriously, he is
by #PLANETORANGE on Jan 16, 2017 | 8:59 PM
Hill and Hayward had chances to take bender 1 on 1 there, gave it up instead.
What he does for your defense
by acommoncreeper on Jan 16, 2017 | 8:58 PM
That was a beautiful missed dunk
by troglodytes on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:01 PM
Gobert nearly died
by nathdory on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:02 PM
Alot of missed calls refs
by bringo! on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:02 PM
Jazz are so wierd in a good way
They just play basketball
You don’t get cool points on the NBA
by #PLANETORANGE on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:07 PM
How did he make that?
Joe Johnson is still really good. He could even make the hall of fame one day.
by Dragan Nkemdiche on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:11 PM
wtf Joe Johnson… just… how?
by troglodytes on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:11 PM
Joe Cool is full of daggers tonight
Seems like every time the Jazz take the lead it is on a JJ shot.
by Sunscott on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:11 PM
Joe johnson coming back to burn us
After all these years!
by #PLANETORANGE on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:13 PM
we shoulda kept him
by amazins8669 on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:14 PM
A good game
Just probably not a win.
by Sunscott on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:16 PM
tank is secure
by plum4mip on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:17 PM
by amazins8669 on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:17 PM
Gobert’s not human.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:17 PM
If anyone but Gobert was the opposition, and Joe Johnson doesn’t hit a miracle shot, Chriss would be the hero making that game winner dunk.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Jan 16, 2017 | 9:24 PM
One. Marcus Paige on George Hill: One of the first days George Hill got here, I saw him deliver a whole bunch of food to h–some homeless people, and it’s just cool to see. No one asked him to do that. It wasn’t part of a, you know, a organization or a part of — he just felt it in his heart to do that.
Paige on how much interaction he has with Jazz coaches and players while in the D-League: Not so much during the season, but I built a decent relationship with some of the guys through training camp. I was fortunate enough to be with the team through camp, so I still talk to the, some of the players every now and then.
I know Joe Ingles has reached out to me for some advice — or not for some advice; to give some advice…Couple of them come to some of [the Stars] games and talk to us after the games.
And obviously Dennis Lindsey, the GM, has been at our, a few of our games and stuff. But there’s not a whole lot of communication, but just to have the support, to know they’re there, is cool.
Two. Love this so much.
Three. Quin Snyder going into fanboy mode for Gordon Hayward: Oh God, yes. I mean, come on. Gordon Hayward’s, we’re talking about Gordon Hayward as an all-star, and, because he’s played like an all-star, so. If he has a bad game against Golden State without George Hill and Rodney Hood, like, at some point we gotta recognize what Gordon’s doing.
You know, Gordon’s looking around going, oh, he’s out. Oh, you know, who broke down the defense and did something and did something easy for me? Or do I have to do it, again, by myself? And then, do I get evaluated, you know, because I’m trying to beat two guys who are trapping me in pick and roll in the last six minutes of the game? …
From what I can tell, Gordon Hayward’s, like, not only is he having a great year, but he’s dealing with some psychological challenges when you don’t have a lot of help. If you’ve ever been in a situation in your life where you’re like, it’s really hard? When someone asked you to lift 400 pounds, and then said oh, you can’t lift 400 pounds, you’re not strong?
You know, like, really, he’s got a Volkswagen, and he’s trying to lift it, and there’s no one on the other side. You know, and so, he’s doing great.
Snyder on Hayward’s defense: He’s doing it defensively too. Not as consistently on that end as I’d like sometimes, but it’s hard to be too hard on a guy that’s doing everything else, you know? He–every now and then he probably deserves to take a possession off.
Four. Dennis Lindsey on Rudy Gobert’s improved performance: We went to the league with a few things over the last couple years with Rudy and Derrick [Favors] and people checking them, and, when they’re screening and rolling or screening and slipping to the rim, and — illegal plays, if you will. And we were able to make a case that they didn’t have freedom of movement.
And — not that they singled out those guys or us, but just in general big men. And I think it’s a better game when guys can freely flow to the rim, so I think some of [Gobert’s] efficiency is that the league in general is getting better at allowing bigs to screen and move unobstructed to rim.
Five. It’s been too long since Jazz Nation has had a good long panic about Gordon Hayward leaving and his buying a house in SoCal. Fodder, featuring a guest appearance by Mehmet Okur: 😂😂😂
Six. Rudy Gobert on All-Star Game fan voting: I think [fans] should vote, but yeah, I think 50 percent’s a little too much.
Seven. Happy to see Jerry Sloan out and about at so many Jazz and Stars games. Hope you don’t mind the light stalking, Coach.
Eight. Joe Ingles, asked if he’s talked to Dante Exum about his fluctuating minutes: It’s something that I don’t want to kind of force him to talk about. I think at different times we’ve kind of just kind of walked into it and we’ve kind of talked about it as it’s happened, and I mean, it’s obviously something for him maturity-wise, he’s just gonna have to, kind of have to deal with and keep working hard and just wait for his opportunity.
It obviously sucks. You go from kind of starting your first year to being injured your second year and then, I mean, we’ve got four point guards that could all play on a lot of teams in this league. So, those minutes are obviously, there’s only 48 minutes and there’s four of them, so you can’t play them all 10 minutes a game. So, it’s a tough situation.
I think in the long run, I think he knows, he understands he’s still only 21, 20, 21, whatever he is, and still got a hell of a lot of basketball ahead of him. So yeah, it’s something that obviously you just need a good attitude, the right attitude, to keep working hard. It’s not that Coach doesn’t like him or they think he’s not good enough. It’s not that. I think it’s just the situation we’re in.
Obviously, Shelvin [Mack]’s been playing recently well, recently too, and that’s just the way it is…I think for him, just staying ready. And look, you know, the guy–talking to other guys in our team, Gordon didn’t play his first two and a half years in the league, and it took a while. There’s a lot of guys that were like that.
I think the situation that [Exum] got drafted into when we, when they weren’t obviously too sure about Trey Burke and then obviously shipped Trey out of here a couple years later with the trade. That spot was kind of up for grabs at that time.
So, we’re obviously a different team now. We’re fifth or fourth or whatever we are in the West, and trying to win as much as we can. So, I have no doubt his opportunity’s gonna come again this year, and like I said, if he can stay ready and take that opportunity, he’ll be fine and just know to keep working hard.
Nine. Moment censored by the Utah Jazz and 1280 in their uploaded post-game audio/video:
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Weeks (UDQM)
** Quin Snyder on losses: I think you need to let it linger some. It’s just a question of putting it in the right place…At some point you have to put it behind you.
** Snyder on Kyle Lowry: He’s just so good at using his body, and so creative.
** Snyder on the team: We’ve grown, and you can’t grow unless things are hard sometimes.
** Snyder on his wife: I’ve got an unbelievable girl that I’m married to that I’m so, I mean, I’m just ecstatic about that. I’d probably be happy doing about anything with that component, that box.
** Craig Bolerjack on Dante Exum airball: Dante had time. He just misfired.
** Matt Harpring on Rodney Hood shot: He needed that one. He finally got one to go down.
** Harpring: Joe Johnson, never in a hurry. He knows what he’s got down low.
** Snyder on George Hill: There’s other parts of his body probably that, you know, he hasn’t felt in a while that will get fatigued.
** Boler on introducing Kristen Kenney to focus hats: What we gotta do is flip her over like a couple of pieces of paper, or a newspaper.
** Boler: What came out of that mouth? I don’t know. It was a high, hard one.
** Boler: Ingles just took a high, hard one by Chriss. Staggered him for just a moment.
Harpring: Joe’s Australian. He’s used to it.
** Gordon Hayward on his biggest pet peeve: Like, Robyn is always shushing me because she thinks I’m gonna, like, wake up the girls. And that is, like, that really gets me going.
** Dennis Lindsey on Rudy Gobert’s improved free throw shooting: Now, teams don’t want to leave his body.
** Joe Ingles, asked how much shooting slumps get in his head: Only as much as all the media puts it in there. I don’t think about it. Obviously me and Renae don’t sit at home talking about me shooting or anything like that. But I think, I mean, like I said, the only time I’ve ever really thought about it is when people bring it up.
** Hayward on the Western Conference standings: I mean, it’s just so tight that for me, it’s never a problem to get complacent or anything.
** Snyder on the playoff race: You could easily slip out.
** Rodney Hood on his hot shooting night against the Pistons: You know, I pulled it from pretty far back, and you know, that one felt good so after that I just kept firing away.
** Harpring on Hayward spilling some nachos: He uses a towel. You gotta lick that off. You gotta lick it. I mean, that’s extra energy right there.
Boler: “You need a towel, Matt?” “No, I’m fine!”
Harpring: Oh, I, those fingers would never have been cleaner.
** Harpring on the scarring liquid used by the training staff: Oh, here it comes, Boler. Here comes the liquid…Little sting. The black gloves are on. You know those are the real-deal gloves. Don’t mess around. The little stick, you crack that stick, and all of a sudden that liquid comes out.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Orlando Pinstriped Post.
damn this is good!!!
by necksnappa on Jan 14, 2017 | 9:29 PM
huh what a start
by Petar Gulin on Jan 14, 2017 | 9:39 PM
42 pt 1st Quarter.
Did we already trade for an All Star??
by zakchi on Jan 14, 2017 | 9:41 PM
by Petar Gulin on Jan 14, 2017 | 9:44 PM
by outbreak on Jan 14, 2017 | 9:46 PM
This line up is so bad
by outbreak on Jan 14, 2017 | 9:46 PM
by necksnappa on Jan 14, 2017 | 9:48 PM
thats some sad shit.
by necksnappa on Jan 14, 2017 | 9:50 PM
ugh CJ Watson sucks.
by RL Magic v2.0 on Jan 14, 2017 | 9:51 PM
I was hoping the deficit would be reduced slowly, rather than within 3 minutes.
by RL Magic v2.0 on Jan 14, 2017 | 9:55 PM
I’m an Aussie so I had high hopes the Magic would’ve drafted Exum.
Now… we made the right call. He totally made use of his non-NCAA or even non-professional league opponents to inflate his draft stock. He can’t shoot 3s, he’s not a playmaker, all he has going for him are long arms.
by RL Magic v2.0 on Jan 14, 2017 | 9:58 PM
I remember watching his hype video
and i noticed in one of videos that he was guarded by some random girl.
by Petar Gulin on Jan 14, 2017 | 10:01 PM
Agree. I’m Australian too, was a little more hesitant on him than some because we’d barely seen him but he’s looked bad
Has attitude rumours too, some australia team players apparently hate him and his sister was tweeting about how much she hates him too
by outbreak on Jan 14, 2017 | 10:01 PM
He’s not even the best Aussie in this Jazz team.
He wouldn’t be a sure thing in the Boomers squad in the next World Cup/Olympics.
by RL Magic v2.0 on Jan 14, 2017 | 10:03 PM
Ingles is one of most underrated players in the league IMO
by Petar Gulin on Jan 14, 2017 | 10:06 PM
Hard to get rated when you are a role player on a small team like Utah though
by outbreak on Jan 14, 2017 | 10:06 PM
by Petar Gulin on Jan 14, 2017 | 10:10 PM
Is it just me, or is it just this game, but Gordon Hayward hasn’t looked too flash?
I mean there’s bias of recency cause I just saw him trip and get robbed by Payton leading to the Gordon dunk + Utah coach tech
by RL Magic v2.0 on Jan 14, 2017 | 10:04 PM
what happened to hezonja? lol
by necksnappa on Jan 14, 2017 | 11:00 PM
He was playing for Utah tonight
by Voice Of Reason $ on Jan 14, 2017 | 11:01 PM
Elfrid Payton’s best game – I know statistically the game vs Atlanta is better (so far anyway), but George Hill has been routinely abused by him.
And Dante Exum has been exiled to the bench because of him.
by RL Magic v2.0 on Jan 14, 2017 | 11:05 PM
Man, I feel bad for Rodney Hood.
More than I feel for this team losing.
by RL Magic v2.0 on Jan 14, 2017 | 11:28 PM
Holly Jesus what a collapse
by Petar Gulin on Jan 14, 2017 | 11:29 PM