Read this on AK by @JazzBasketball1. It’s the best AK post you’ll find. JBB also put together a fantastic video covering AK’s entire Jazz career here:
On being back in Utah: I’m missing Salt Lake. And my and my wife always talking when we landing in the airport, like, it feels like home. It feels, like, so natural. And it’s a great feeling. …
With all my respect to Minnesota and Brooklyn, it’s always been Utah Jazz. And you know, all the fans around the world would always associate me with Utah Jazz. And I’m, I’ve been very happy to considering and you know, think that the Utah franchise was my team and you know, all the organization been my team.
On how this night came about: Well, in the beginning of, end of February, beginning of March, Randy Rigby called me about Jazz alumni program and asked me if I’m gonna be here because Jazz wants to do this kind of night. And you know, I’m very grateful because it’s really been, majority of my career here. Not only basketball, but I always mention off the court part of my life because it’s not less important than the basketball part. And you know, along with basketball results, and you know, filling stats and playing great with the team and going through those stages, you know, my kids were born here.
You know, Salt Lake City really taught me a lot of things. You know, relationship with the community; how to treat my kids; how to treat the family. And those standards is really hard to, you know, value. You know, you can’t really bring it up from the basketball standpoint. So that, those things I would be really grateful for. You know, on the court, off the court kind of combining. …
Salt Lake City, as a city, really gave me great example how to raise my kids, how to be inside a community, how to, you know, work with the people, talk with the people, and I value that even more than the sports aspect. …
To be honest, I should be honoring Jazz, because you know, everything I have, Jazz gave me. You know, coming to America, young kid from Russia, you know, from other part of the world, and really, you know, becoming elite player in NBA. You know, Coach [Jerry] Sloan, all the organization believes in me. Fans; you know, city of Salt Lake gave me so much off the court. It’s a big honor for me.
On his place in the stat books: I’ve been w–fortunate enough to get a lot of stats in the duration of my career. It means, like, it’s very balanced player. If not Coach Sloan, if not Phil Johnson, I would never be on a place, you know, that high, ’cause they really made me such a balanced player…It’s really important to think about your team rather than, again, personal stats. It’s very nice to have great lines in every categories, but again, I always been thinking about a little differently.
On how Jerry Sloan and Phil Johnson affected his career: Without them, I don’t know how my career would go, ’cause starting from my first couple years, you know, they gave me so much. They really put me in a position to succeed, and you know, I really make that step to become an All-Star [in] my third year and really kind of put myself in a, that elite category of the players who were really playing in the highest level in this league. … Him and Phil — I don’t know, I can’t split them up. You know, they go for me as a one — they really gave everything, you know, all their best. …
It’s 10 years. Imagine 10 years, it’s like more than my nine-years-old kid…It’s like a relationship in a family. You know, it’s always ups and downs. You know, for majority of time, it’s great time, but sometimes you have a conflicts. You have things which is you don’t like, which is coach doesn’t like. And in 2007, we have some tough times, which is, you know, we cou–I couldn’t handle first. And it’s kind of over the time, we figure out how to handle it. But at that time, it was just tough, and like in any family, it was a kind of breakdown.
On Larry H. Miller: He’s a guy who really believed in me, and you know, gave me the chance, along with Jerry and Phil, you know, [to] kind of be an important part of this franchise. And you know, I will have only good thoughts about him. You know, he always been a fan of the team. He always been really passionate about the team, and this is how the owners supposed to be. Without them, you know, w–there’s no success in the franchise when there’s no involvement. …
He didn’t take [the Jazz] as a business. He took it as a, as his passion.
On the Western Conference Final team and the importance of team chemistry: It was really fun for those, like, three, four, even five years. We have such a great group of guys who really been close together, and not only on the court, but off the court. You know, we always been celebrating, like, different, Christmas, different, I don’t know, Halloweens, all the celebration together. And this is very important, because, you know, every team, almost every team have the same type of, not chemistry, but same type of offers they can give you. But chemistry, you have to create. And that’s what probably the values the most, when they, when the guys on the team or the players, they like each other, they like to play for each other.
On being president of the Russian Basketball Federation : It’s a fun job. You know, it’s a very important job, and you know, I’m taking it seriously. Big challenge for me because, you know, finish my career being, you know, in the physical presence, going to practices. Right now, it’s more chair job. You know, sitting in the chair, you know, talking on the phone all day long. But, it’s a lot of work, you know, starting from the kids basketball and finishing with the national team, and everything is kind of lay on my shoulders. But again, it’s a very nice job to have and very, very challenging. I like that.
On his back tattoo: You know, like, everybody trying to get a tattoo in the early age, and I always wanted to try, but I didn’t really know that I’m ready for a tattoo. And you know, I kind of late, wait, but by the age of 30, I felt like, well, I still want it. You know, I still want to try, and I gave myself a present for 30 years old. And you know, I work for about six or eight months with my kids on the, what they wanted, and it’s kind of for them. It’s not for the showing off. And you know, I, if, you’ve seen probably one or two pictures in the Internet. It’s only be, by accident. So, it’s not really for the fans or for somebody to see. It’s for myself, for my kids, and I really enjoy it.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Silver Screen and Roll.
Simmed the lottery 5 times.
Lakers fell out every time lol
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:08 PM
Kobe better stick to Hood
or he’ll burn us
by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:12 PM
I like Gobert. We need to find someway to steal him.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:12 PM
Jazz’s D is awesome
by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:21 PM
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:23 PM
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:23 PM
2 – 15
Can we haz fire byron now pleeze..?
by Capt’n Shugg on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:24 PM
by the opposing team with 4 min left
by Capt’n Shugg on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:27 PM
Fucking hate byron’s rotations.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:28 PM
by Shehzeb Imam on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:28 PM
by deadmuse on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:29 PM
byron is the closest you’ll ever get to being robotic and dense.
by Shehzeb Imam on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:44 PM
Hahahaha Rodney Hood just broke the graphics
by av1o3 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:53 PM
God this is sad.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:55 PM
lol so fucking bad.
by av1o3 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:58 PM
Hood is breaking KObe’s record today lool
by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:58 PM
Kobe for 0!!!
Way to answer that 3 with an airball.
by Kilgary on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:58 PM
by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:59 PM
Hood just toying with the Lakers …
by Shehzeb Imam on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Eliminating any chance the Buss family would be dumb enough to bring byron back for another year
by sumo390 on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:03 PM
Hood is legend
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:05 PM
Okay this is bad even for us
by NukMoss on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:06 PM
Rodney Hood has 30 points on 13 shots, 115.4% True Shooting.
by Kilgary on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:21 PM
Lakers so bad even Gobert is making jumpshots
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:28 PM
Okay well that went well I’m out this is beyond stupid.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:31 PM
Worst game of the season. Easily
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:36 PM
The lowest point in all of my lakers’ fanhood
by GIBRANXM on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:40 PM
Watching this game makes me wish I never heard of basketball
My eyes hurt.
by MILEHIGHORANGEHORSEPOWER on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:50 PM
byron getting his ass beat so bad right now his grandchildren’s grandchildren won’t be able to get a coaching job
by sumo390 on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:55 PM
I wonder if we can push this lead to 70 with some special byron Turnovers
by sumo390 on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:00 PM
byronomics has reached it’s maximum efficiency level
it has taken 2 long years of hard work and dedication to reach this level of ineptitude
by Q.Calloway25 on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:04 PM
We’re losing by 52 HOLY SHIT LOL
by WiiTarded on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:03 PM
and utah jazz coach is our former asistant
by angelswing on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:05 PM
WTF is this s**t?
by Steelxl on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:08 PM
Did we spot them 30 points?
by Steelxl on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:09 PM
Well at least the Lakers played their worst possible game on byron Scott’s birthday
by WiiTarded on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:17 PM
byron may you be the Clippers next coach.
by OC guy on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:17 PM
After the Houston game:
One. Shoutout to these two Karl Malone fans in Chicago. Especially the one that could be Greg Ostertag’s brother.
Two. Quin Snyder on Trey Burke’s role: You know, it’s hard to, for me to just kind of encapsulize any player’s individual role. I mean, I think what’s, you know, Shelvin [Mack]’s obviously our starting point guard, and as I’ve said, you know, Trey’s done an unbelievable job staying ready for when that time comes.
We’ve got Raul [Neto], who’s been a consistent defender throughout the course of the year, and you know, there’s always opportunity to play. And you just don’t know when it comes, and the one thing I can say about Trey is just, you know, his professionalism is outstanding.
And you know, we’re aware that that situation, you go from, you know, from playing minutes to all of a sudden, you know, as the year progresses, not playing minutes. But we made a trade, and that’s the reality of the situation.
The same thing happened to [Trevor] Book[er] the other night. You know, I mean, Trey Lyles played really, really good, and then Book didn’t get in the game the second half. But you know, Book’s role hasn’t changed. So, I mean, in that sense, I don’t think people’s roles have changed as much as the times their minutes have changed.
Three. Too bad Gordon Hayward wouldn’t shell out the money to live in a better neighborhood without so many creepy weirdos roaming the streets accosting his wife.
Four. Speaking of Jazz WAGs, best Jazz WAG tweet ever?
Five. Love love love!
But go ahead and retire #47, Utah Jazz. First of all, because #47 should be retired. Second, because #47 belongs more to Andrei Kirilenko than any number will ever belong to any Jazz player.
Six. Speaking of AK, this is pretty awesome:
Meanwhile in New York, Carmelo Anthony is undoubtedly complaining to Kristaps Porizingis about whose jersey he should have worn on that day 10 years ago.
For those that need a refresher, this is from the Deseret News in 2004:
Seven. Quin Snyder on the state of the team: Everybody should kinda keep this in mind, frankly. The NBA, a large part of wins and losses is dictated at a given point in the season by schedule.
And as excited as we were and people were going into the All-Star break — we were winning games at home that we should win, and o–that w–you know, we felt like we could win. And then this stretch after the break, we lose to Washington when we fly back and forth across the country.
And I actually felt like we were playing pretty good by the end of that long road trip where we were losing. I mean, we lost to Boston in a game I felt like we had a chance to win. Nobody’s winning at Toronto right now, and nobody’s winning at Boston. And we played really well against New Orleans. That doesn’t always — and we obviously did win that game.
But wins and losses don’t always reflect kinda where your team is…So, there was a stretch when we’re playing some teams that are just good. You know? I mean, the, we lost at Golden State. We lost to San Antonio at home. So when you start looking at those games and you see Boston on the road, Toronto on the road, San Antonio, Golden State, it starts to make a little more sense that the possibility exists that we’re not playing as poorly as maybe the record at a given time would indicate…
I mean, we’re still missing two, what were two of our s–top six guys, you know, at the beginning of the year, without Dante [Exum] and Alec Burks. So, this team has overachieved in many ways already, regardless of what the result is, when you lose [Derrick] Favors and [Rudy] Gobert…
There’s also just reality, that there’s certain things, you know, like OKC. You know, if we tacked that up as a game we should win, that’s, you know, that’s probably not fair to these guys. Although we wanna win them all, you know, that’s why Vegas has a line. And I’d probably bet that every game that we lost, we weren’t favored to win.
And Dennis Lindsey’s take: We have a very young group. That, I think that’s the way we set it up. And so, we want to give Quin a full runway to develop. And with development, there comes some of that pain, where, you know, experimenting with this, and putting a player in a particular situation that allows for growth to happen. And sometimes the outcome isn’t pretty, but there is a plan behind it.
Eight. Alec Burks’ sartorial selections were mentioned last week. Here’s another one: a normal looking shirt in the close shot, but zoom out and surprise!
Nine. No Trey Lyles bench celebration this week, but we do have a Rudy Gobert celebration!
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Craig Bolerjack: Mopping up the floor after Mack went down.
** Ron Boone: It is more of a zone on the backside.
** Boler on Joe Ingles 3-pointer: If you find that sweet spot, feed it. (H/T @dianaallen)
** Media to Derrick Favors: You and Rudy have been do–playing even better back there. Have you guys done anything different, or is something — what’s better now than before?
** Andy Larsen to Rodney Hood on Dwight Howard and Stickum: Have you ever felt a ball that was sticky or anything like that?
** Jeff Van Gundy on Dwight Howard and Stickum: You would think that the people shooting could feel it right away. So, I’d be surprised if it’s widespread.
** Boler on Gordon Hayward: Matty, he fell right in my lap.
** Boler on Thunder fan proposing during game: Way to pull that off.
** Boler on inbounds pass: Mack takes it from Rudy.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Canis Hoopus.
I wonder if we’ll get the Trey Burke revenge game though
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 6:46 PM
Scoreless through 3 minutes
by SoDakHammer on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:14 PM
We can’t lose if don’t allow a point
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:15 PM
The first time in two weeks that I can watch a game.
And it happens to be a brickfest
Sup, fellow masochists?
by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:16 PM
Brick by brick we’ll build this victory house.
by E-6 on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:17 PM
Lyles is playing like a Stuuuuuuuudddddd
by SoDakHammer on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:46 PM
Lyles is killing us again…
by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:47 PM
the wolves look terrible tonight
but at least Ricky looks particularly well groomed
by Malastare on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:50 PM
Well that was an ugly first half.
by chl on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:58 PM
The Jazz need to be embarrass by this performance
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:58 PM
if I was a jazz fan
I’d probably be out giving people pamphlets they don’t want, but if I had time for basketball I’d be really pissed off at their first half.
by Malastare on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:02 PM
The Jazz are a decent team, but man…They are not fun to watch.
They are very Memphis and Chicago-Thibs like. Just tough to watch.
by criteriado on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:08 PM
We could trade Bazzy for Burke…
by SoDakHammer on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:30 PM
Gosh he can’t even get playing time behind Mack and Neto…
by chl on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:31 PM
Burke’s not even
the best Trey on the Jazz.
by PoorDick on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:34 PM
Or the best player with the last name starting with Burk
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:35 PM
[Joe Ingles dunks]
my dad just got a steal and a dunk for the Jazz.
by PoorDick on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:37 PM
Bench blew it again oh well
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:46 PM
Bench the benchers,
by Ensiferumm on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:47 PM
yeah that’s it
bench needed to contribute and they were absolutely goddamn useless. good night guys.
by Malastare on Mar 26, 2016 | 9:00 PM
Oh well gg jazz bros
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 9:06 PM
That hairstyle Hayward is sporting does nothing to lessen…
his facial punchability…
Still looks like that obnoxious frat dude who was so annoying in your MacroEcon class.
by SoDakHammer on Mar 26, 2016 | 9:02 PM
So you are saying you won’t open the door if he tries to tell you about the story of Jesus Christ?
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 9:02 PM
If he knocks to tell me the story of Shakes, the clown,
I might consider it…
by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 26, 2016 | 9:04 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.
I’m a bad fan
if they lose, I’m OK tonight. Because it screws Houston.
by bondom34 on Mar 24, 2016 | 6:53 PM
you really don’t like the Rockets that much
by IreneAdler on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:00 PM
I’d rather anyone win
than Houston. They are the least likable team in the league by far.
by bondom34 on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:06 PM
russ cracks me up…
he’s like the little show dog that keeps humping your leg in public.
you push it away and it gets testy, then returns to humping your leg.
by RingoKid on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:23 PM
Hayward’s hair game is strong!
by RingoKid on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:34 PM
maybe he put some stickum
by IreneAdler on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:35 PM
AW … it’s a beautiful night
by Grumble2much on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:54 PM
KD with 57 straight games of at least 20 points
by D Sizzle on Mar 24, 2016 | 8:45 PM
…i’m calling this game done
by RingoKid on Mar 24, 2016 | 9:00 PM
i dont know why Snyder hate Burke
by IreneAdler on Mar 24, 2016 | 9:05 PM
I’m starting to think…
…them white jammies is lucky.
by RingoKid on Mar 24, 2016 | 9:16 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Dream Shake.
by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:14 PM
Maybe we will get a point soon… maybe…
by Jodorowsky on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:14 PM
It’s like counting civilians’
pushups…..zero, zero, zero, zero, zero…..
by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:16 PM
I miss the fun I had watching the Rockets last season
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:17 PM
I hate the person that watching this team has turned me into…
by Jodorowsky on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:18 PM
we got a lead
by DoubleBogey on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:22 PM
I hate this team.
by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:27 PM
Great defense by them.
by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:33 PM
What’s with their coach’s hair?
by TexasBornAndRaised on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:36 PM
17 point lead at home
this is usually when we stop playing right?
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:58 PM
Rare occasion, 1 in 20 games
where we actually contesting shots and play not horrible defense
by iCheerio on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:01 PM
I wish we got this dwight every night and not just the playoffs
going low for loose balls, contesting and blocking shots
by ChucktheWagon on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:01 PM
Im sick of James chucking iso threes like he is Curry
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:04 PM
Make your fucking FT’s DMo
by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:22 PM
the collapse is on
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:27 PM
Please sub these dumbasses out.
by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:28 PM
the coaching is just kind of comical honestly
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:40 PM
gotta be better
by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:41 PM
no he doesn’t
there isn’t anyone else to take his place
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:41 PM
Boy, the Rockets seem to be playing to the level of their competition.
by TexasBornAndRaised on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:41 PM
So many of our players are terrible
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:42 PM
That may of been the worst save of all time.
by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:55 PM
normal idiot bullshit that the Rockets pull every game
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:56 PM
we are going to get wiped the fuck out in the playoffs
wiped the fuck out
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:56 PM
The team is stupid.
by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:02 PM
18 points to tied
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:03 PM
And James Harden chokes again
when we need him to not suck. It’s starting to be a pattern.
by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:11 PM
Utah wit the lead y’all
by wavytrillswagg on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:15 PM
by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:17 PM
I never doubted you Bev
except for a few minutes ago
by twinkilling0303 on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:18 PM
Wow Utah fucked up
should’ve IMMEDIATELY grabbed Dwight when he got the ball
by goingforthecorner on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:23 PM
LOL WE GIVE UP A DUNK WITH 1 SECOND LEFT
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:23 PM
18 point lead choked away
what a fucking comedy
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:24 PM
Great job, Rockets. Choke an 18 point lead on your homecourt against a team your fighting with to get into the postseason.
Fuck. This. Team.
by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:27 PM</span
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Brew Hoop.
81 comments in the game thread but only 10 posted after the game began.
Giannis defending Gobert
Sum(Wingspan) = 654’45’’
by Mafael on Mar 20, 2016 | 6:13 PM
Monroe useless vs gobert. No surprise.
by Dimitraa on Mar 20, 2016 | 7:18 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Blog A Bull.
first go bulls
by fmwozuishuai on Mar 19, 2016 | 7:32 PM
Gonna catch this one later.
No good stream, and I want to watch Spurs v. Warriors. Go Bulls, hope we play well and win!
by Michant on Mar 19, 2016 | 7:35 PM
So are people watching the NCAAs or the Warriors-Spurs?
by Dr.Q on Mar 19, 2016 | 7:42 PM
by bullsrule on Mar 19, 2016 | 7:43 PM
Wtf are these calls?
by MayThibsForgiveUs on Mar 19, 2016 | 7:53 PM
D rose turnover
The d stands for dumb
by Derrick a smith on Mar 19, 2016 | 7:55 PM
Looks like we r
On pace to keep jazz under 100?
by Dirk_Diggler on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:02 PM
Favors is killing them.
by Dr.Q on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:17 PM
Let’s put them away bulls!
by Derrick a smith on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:25 PM
Won the third!
by Trey23 on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:39 PM
Fuck portis got trumps hands
Dunk that shit jeez
by Derrick a smith on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:44 PM
seriously, hayward’s hair
not a strand out of place even in the fourth quarter lol
by Jaina on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:51 PM
Trump brand spray
by Trey23 on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:52 PM
I bet he’s got product holding that down.
by Nut_Cracker on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:52 PM
of course he does
i remember in the other game against him he was also fixing it constantly. i haven’t watched that much of this game to notice if he did it the whole time this time too lol.
but i mean he must use a ton of product on it for it to withstand all this basketball lol
by Jaina on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:53 PM
its a 3d printed wig
by trig on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:55 PM
Reminds me of Tintin.
by Dr.Q on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:53 PM
Quin Snyder looks like he fell asleep in a tanning booth.
by Dr.Q on Mar 19, 2016 | 8:52 PM
Are we actually gonna hold a team to under 90?
Throwback score right here
by yungfella85 on Mar 19, 2016 | 9:08 PM
Finally managed to keep a team under 100.
by MayThibsForgiveUs on Mar 19, 2016 | 9:15 PM
One. The sartorial stylings of Mr. Alec Burks:
Two. Hubie Brown on Lyles v. Frye: “I give Lyles a lot of credit, because he stood his ground. He didn’t do anything, all right? He didn’t push off. What he did was, he stood his ground, ’cause he’s not gonna allow you to intimidate him, ok, and I like that. I don’t care what they call here, I like what Lyles did.”
Exactly. Good to see a Jazzman standing up for himself.
Trey Lyles on his little scuffle with Channing Frye: I haven’t [ever been head-butted in a game], but you know, like I said, you know, tempers flare and you know, I ain’t gonna hold it against him…Gotta stand my own ground…I don’t think it was intentional at all, what he did or what I did. But you know, it’s just how, you know, the game goes. We getting into it, and you know, tempers flaring here and there, and you know, it’s nothing too big.
Three. Quin Snyder on Shelvin Mack flirting with a triple double, how aware he is of these things during games, and how much he wants these milestones for his players: I’m not aware of them…I guess I’m, I should probably be more aware of the stastistical milestone part of it. If that happens, I’d certainly be happy for him, but I’m not gonna adjust anything we do to get that.
Five. Quin Snyder, asked if it’s frustrating he can’t find more minutes for a productive Trey Lyles: Well, I mean, you want me to tell Trevor Booker I’m frustrated?
Dennis Lindsey on whether Trey Lyles is making a case for more minutes: Yeah, I think he is, but again, there’s a time and place for Trevor and his leadership and his energy and his vertical athleticism. There’s a time for Trey and his spacing and ball-handling and improved shooting.
So, I think Quin’s done a masterful job of keeping a veteran that’s very important to us in Trevor Booker relevant on the court and in the locker room with consistent playing time, and also playing a rookie that we’re trying to develop with a talented frontcourt in Rudy [Gobert] and Derrick [Favors] as, with our starters…We’re very lucky that we have the coach that we do, that has some imagination on how to get those guys in games. …
We’ve been able to use those minutes that Derrick was out, specifically, to speed up [Trey Lyles’] development. I think you can make an argument he’s a year ahead of schedule with his comfort level and his confidence.
Six. Old Jazz and New Jazz collide:
Seven. Joe Ingles on Quin Snyder saying he played 37 minutes against the Cavaliers because it was him or Alex Jensen: Alex Jensen is terrible. I can’t believe he put me in the same category as Alex Jensen.
Alex is actually my individual coach as well…We do spend a lot of time together, so I know that if we did play one-on-one, I mean, I would absolutely clean him up. But he did, he had a solid career at the [University of Utah], and they got to a championship game I think. So, he’s a decent player, but not anywhere on my level.
Eight. ♥ Part 2:
Nine. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Utah Jazz!
Joe Ingles, asked if St. Patrick’s Day is a thing in Australia: Not so much St. Patrick’s Day, but beer is. So, anything that involves beer or the chance to drink a beer is usually a pretty positive day in Australia.
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring on Alec Burks: You gotta think that he’s close. He looks close, anyways.
** Craig Bolerjack on Chuck Yeager in the Kings crowd: Having his way with a box of popcorn, I might add.
** Harpring on officiating review: Hayward does lean into [g]ay.
** Harpring to Boler on his car knowledge: You drive into the place, they say, “Boler, we’re done” and you pick it up.
** 1280 to Trey Lyles after the Suns game: In this locker room at halftime, could you sense you had the chance to really knock out one?
** Boler on whether fans can win Chick fil-A twice in one game: I don’t know if you can do it twice. I don’t.
Harpring: I don’t see why not.
Boler: Probably that won’t work.
** Quin Snyder on Shelvin Mack: I’m more aware with him of, you know, of him continuing to learn how to use our, use his teammates and use our players, and I think that’s a process for him…He’s, you know, he’s got size and length, and he’s down there, and he mixes it up…When people get into Gordon and Rodney, those opportunities are gonna be available.
** Dennis Lindsey on Quin Snyder: Quin, as you know, goes quite deep into the bench, and all of our guys have to be ready.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bright Side of the Sun.
This has a Suns win all over it.
Totally depleted Utah team that hasn’t played well lately versus our team that seems to be figuring it out. Whether we win or lose I’ll be happy. Happy to see a win, or happy to keep the 3rd worst record.
by sun-arc on Mar 17, 2016 | 11:19 AM
but conversely, these are all keys for a huge blowout loss.
by Hamil on Mar 17, 2016 | 1:24 PM
Lazy passing, lazy dribbling, lazy defense
by troglodytes on Mar 17, 2016 | 6:27 PM
-8 isn’t bad. The way we are playing, we should be down about 20.
by Cheater on Mar 17, 2016 | 7:03 PM
Welp we can’t score
by SunsFan@TheOffice on Mar 17, 2016 | 7:18 PM
Suns twitter feed resorting to cute pictures of kittens to pep up the fans …
by BenchSplinters on Mar 17, 2016 | 7:27 PM
Suns on pace for a 6 point 3rd quarter
by BenchSplinters on Mar 17, 2016 | 7:31 PM
the tank is back on
by rtvanharen on Mar 17, 2016 | 7:45 PM
This is unwatchable.
They dont have Gordon Hayward and we are almost losing by 40.
They should give their monstruous salary checks to the fans that watch this sh**t. Be ashamed!
by Portuguese Barbosa on Mar 17, 2016 | 7:51 PM
Are we getting to 70?
by Cheater on Mar 17, 2016 | 8:05 PM
I tuned in to the game a few minutes ago and I tuned out.
Good luck to those of you with the stomach to watch this. You’re far more committed than me
by boredoftheflies on Mar 17, 2016 | 8:06 PM