Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Nets Daily.
This is a bad matchup tonight.
Not very optimistic.
by Jerseyjon on Mar 3, 2017 | 8:55 PM
Trying to be positive
But the Favors vs RHJ matchup is going to be exposed tonight, we need Booker to start! This is one matchup I see RHJ struggling in.
by ATLNets on Mar 3, 2017 | 8:58 PM
Booker is actually awful
by BigBlue91 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:48 PM
Starting RHJ against favors
by Chrisf975 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:13 PM
Horrible coaching letting Randy Foye even think about stepping on the floor
It really is annoying that we aren’t good obviously, and we don’t maximize the roster we have
by Chrisf975 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:17 PM
Man, Derrick Favors is too big for Rondae
That’s a crazy assignment.
by safety-nets on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:18 PM
i hate gobert
by aarianpetrusevskii on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:20 PM
This game will be over by halftime
by movingscreen on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:21 PM
Are we really about to put Trevor booker in to guard Gobert?
OH now it’s acy against Favors. Much better…
by Overwatch3 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:25 PM
at least we have our health
by aarianpetrusevskii on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:38 PM
We gave up 38 points in the 1st quarter. We couldn’t defend a slice of cake from an ant.
by Overwatch3 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:38 PM
anyone else find themselves screaming
“no no no!” when booker gets a rebound and starts dribbling up the court full speed ahead?
by GedionZelalem on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:43 PM
Or when he tries to post up, yup
by Chrisf975 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:44 PM
by safety-nets on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:44 PM
I know he wants to “show up” his last team but yeah he shouldn’t be handling the ball
by Aaron Koh on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:45 PM
Exum was sooooo overrated…
by Lorenzomax7 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:50 PM
yea he hasnt panned out at all
and looks worse and worse each year
by BigBlue91 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:51 PM
second half must get better
by sinusitis on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:12 PM
Any chance we see any of the new guys?
by safety-nets on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:21 PM
They must get their IQ up to the genius levels of Kilpatrick and Booker first
by Overwatch3 on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:22 PM
Utah is extremely good at exploiting mismatches
by Netradamus on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:26 PM
Would kill for Hill
severly underrated in this league
He just knows how to play and how to win
by BigBlue91 on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:45 PM
we were never going to win this game
just move on and maybe we’ll have a chance tomorrow
by bronxbombers2 on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:39 PM
I say that for every game…lol
by Netradamus on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:45 PM
It’s only the 3rd and Kenny gave up already
by N_P_A_ on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:49 PM
I am very uneasy with Kenny
and it isn’t the rookie coach mistakes. He just doesn’t seem to learn from his mistakes. I have the same negative criticism of him each game.
by Netradamus on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:54 PM
Kenny sux, please fire him
by Nets_GO on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:56 PM
Why is Kenny giving up so early?
theres still 6 minutes left and he takes the starters out.. such terrible rotations
by LinsanityIsBack on Mar 3, 2017 | 11:09 PM
Kenny Has a loser’s mentality lol
by N_P_A_ on Mar 3, 2017 | 11:10 PM
Kenny doesnt have the will to win
he just hangs in the towel when the Nets are making a run..
by LinsanityIsBack on Mar 3, 2017 | 11:10 PM
guess Kenny threw in the towel already
by LinMAD on Mar 3, 2017 | 11:10 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Canis Hoopus.
“Los Wolves” on the shooting shirts tonight…
Guess the whole “Los Lobos” thing is trademarked, huh??
Posted by SoDakHammer on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:02 PM
Either that or an executive order banning words of foreign provenance.
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:04 PM
But, but…he was soooooooooooo “presidential” last night???
An anorexic flatworm couldn’t limbo under that kind of low bar…
Posted by SoDakHammer on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:06 PM
My professor asked for headshots from all of his grad students so he can remember our names better
that’s like the weirdest request I’ve seen from a teacher yet.
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:07 PM
You should do a prison mug shot photo shoot
Even better if you already have an authentic mug shot!
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:09 PM
I had two professors do that in undergrad (they were married)
The wife took a video of each us introducing ourselves. It felt like those “I’m a Mormon commercial from a few years ago.”
Posted by running with Twolves (and scissors) on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:19 PM
Did you do it with a sweet mustache?
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:21 PM
No, but I did show up to the class sweaty and out of breath most of the time.
It was after I would play basketball everyday and I was married so I didn’t bother showering.
Posted by running with Twolves (and scissors) on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:23 PM
Which wife, running? Wait, am I conflating the Valentine’s Day joke with tonight’s opponent’s religious affiliation?
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:25 PM
We should all analyze why Wiggins didn’t pass it to Ricky there
I think it’s cause he hates spanish people
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:13 PM
Rush hit a three!
Did everyone witness?
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:18 PM
Rush is playing?
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:20 PM
Depends on the definition
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:21 PM
Thought he was out of the NBA
Haven’t seen him in forever. Thought he retired.
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:22 PM
Kiss Cam must be tough for the Mormons. Which wife to kiss?
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:28 PM
My boss is Mormon.
Only one wife, but 6 kids.
Posted by Mnem on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:29 PM
Posted by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:31 PM
In Utah, they refer to him as a “bachelor”
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:32 PM
And that’s just family #1
Family 2 and 3 on the other hand…
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:32 PM
Has the shipment arrived yet, AJ?
I thought I saw a FedEx truck circling your neighborhood this afternonn.
Posted by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:33 PM
If you are talking about the box of rats
it’s in the back yard because we didn’t want to deal with it tonight and the idea of someone stealing our package only to find out it’s frozen rats is too funny so we don’t worry about risk of theft.
Posted by AverageJer on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:40 PM
Brandon Rush’s inability to hit a wide fucking open 3 is
Posted by Poop Hat on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:32 PM
Mormons are awesome people. Not very often a religion is stereotyped as “nice”
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:37 PM
Favors is pretty good
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:43 PM
Joe flipping Engles!
MPE for three years running.
Posted by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:44 PM
All while moonlighting at HnR Block during tax season, too.
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:46 PM
He just wants the opportunity to have a Christmas party at work
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:49 PM
He probably takes a full advantage
Of the open bar.
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:50 PM
Ruining an awesome Rubio assist
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:48 PM
If Dunn can get on the same level of overall play that Rubio & Tyus are currently at, would the Timberwolves have the best trio of points in the NBA?
Posted by The.Purple.Bizon on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:55 PM
Not sure, but I’m salivating at all of the possible nicknames
The Three Amigos
The Three Musketeers
Until then it’s just: Paul, John and Ringo
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:56 PM
Posted by SoDakHammer on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:58 PM
That would just get them deported.
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:02 PM
only if they’re bad hombres
Posted by Mattsteg on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:02 PM
Then we could tie it in with our three forwards, Jordan Hill, Adreian Payne, and Brandon Rush.
The Three Stooges.
Posted by therealfracas on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:58 PM
The Three A-Please-Gos
Posted by SoDakHammer on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:00 PM
So close to me and my coworkers nickname on the street
“The Three A-Pleasing-Hos”
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:02 PM
three hos a-pleasing
like the 12 days of christmas?
Posted by Mattsteg on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:03 PM
Naughty Version (of course)
Next part is: “Two dudes releasing”
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:04 PM
Gawd, I don’t wanna know what’s in the pear tree!!!
Posted by SoDakHammer on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:04 PM
I was just watching Suns highlights the other night and Diaw was actually in shape.
Posted by Mnem on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:57 PM
Wolves defense has been awesome tonight
So good to see
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:02 PM
Mighty quiet in that arena…
Posted by mefoolonhill on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:09 PM
I think it’s always that way. No caffeine. 3.2 beer. Makes sense.
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:12 PM
Rudy just chilling near 4 wolves waiting for the putback dunk
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:29 PM
Rush is a trainwreck way too often
Posted by Doctor_Teh on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:30 PM
He has D- athleticism.
Posted by Captain Teeb’s Hotels on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:35 PM
but I am totally happy with the apparent W
Posted by Poop Hat on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:36 PM
Utah reached 50 points
It feel wierd isnt in the 1st quarter
Posted by CarlosAntonioPueblos on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:39 PM
A fun thing to do for Jazz games is to play Where’s Waldo with the crowd, but for black people.*
*this is true of most NBA games
Posted by Catalinawinemixer on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:41 PM
Jazz fans booing their playoff team
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:41 PM
3.2 beer finally kicking in
Tolerance be damned.
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:44 PM
I would have booked the entire 4th quarter.
Total garbage effort from Utah.
Posted by Ray Williams? on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:15 PM
Jazz unraveling a bit right now
Posted by Doctor_Teh on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:41 PM
Drive by comment
Wolves holding a decent team to 53 points in 3 quarters may be my favorite part of this season to date.
Posted by Klawitter on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:44 PM
Can we win this game without scoring another point?
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:46 PM
The numbers on my TV seem to be inverted.
Posted by AverageJer on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:51 PM
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:54 PM
Posted by CarlosAntonioPueblos on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:55 PM
How appropriate is it
that their dance team is sponsored by “America First”?
Posted by Mattsteg on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:56 PM
Quinn Snyder is terrifying
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:57 PM
Ingles is my NBA comp
Posted by running with Twolves (and scissors) on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:08 PM
Thoughts and prayers to the victims of the Salt Lake City Massacre
Posted by E-6 on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:59 PM
Terrorized by Wolves;
a Mormon’s tale of woe.
Posted by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:03 PM
Can’t remember the last time I saw a team leaving this big a turd on the court other than the Wolves.
Posted by Ray Williams? on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:11 PM
how do they have that good of a record??? sheesh… the Jazz looked HORRIBLE lol
Posted by blackmankitteh on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:15 PM
We’ve got 2 days off before playing those sad-sack Spurs
Posted by Rodman99 on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:43 PM
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:44 PM
at this point why not
Posted by VoodooMagic on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:51 PM
Your optimism is showing <3
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:54 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.
His knee as well, my ethical self says to wish him well, but my bitterness wishes it’s a season ending injury.
Posted by OKCNZ on Feb 28, 2017 | 7:20 PM
If it were season ending……
It would make the playoffs soooooo exciting, I’d actually rate OKC to go all the way. The irony would be palpable.
Posted by OKCNZ on Feb 28, 2017 | 7:37 PM
8-8 from 3???
Posted by RingoKid on Feb 28, 2017 | 7:45 PM
9/9 from three – What!!!??!
Posted by Marcus50 on Feb 28, 2017 | 7:47 PM
What the hell is going on?
Posted by D Sizzle on Feb 28, 2017 | 7:48 PM
12 from 12…
LET EM FLY!!!!
Posted by RingoKid on Feb 28, 2017 | 7:52 PM
Bullshit ref heat check…
…we running them off the floor too!!!
Posted by RingoKid on Feb 28, 2017 | 7:55 PM
Bring on the Warriors!!!
Time for OKC Shootout!!!!
Posted by UhOhThrees on Feb 28, 2017 | 7:56 PM
Posted by RingoKid on Feb 28, 2017 | 7:58 PM
Gobert Mugs Adams and Adams called for the foul – SMH
Posted by Marcus50 on Feb 28, 2017 | 8:25 PM
Refs looking to make it a close game…
…russ helping them out til crunchtime then it’s westbrook takeover time and fuck the refs!!!
Posted by RingoKid on Feb 28, 2017 | 8:57 PM
OKC could lose this.
Posted by Marcus50 on Feb 28, 2017 | 9:05 PM
We don’t choke…
Posted by RingoKid on Feb 28, 2017 | 9:06 PM
Fucking Russ can be a real dumbass.
Posted by D Sizzle on Feb 28, 2017 | 9:07 PM
THESE REFS ARE MURDERING US.
Posted by Senor Caiman on Feb 28, 2017 | 9:09 PM
Trying to be the front runner for next years Oscars
Posted by RQ on Feb 28, 2017 | 9:09 PM
CLUTCHEST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE!
Posted by D Sizzle on Feb 28, 2017 | 9:13 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bullets Forever.
lets turn up Wiz
by Bobby Marley on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:10 PM
Going to Gortat on the first possession of every game is so stupid.
Not only does he always miss, but the other team always knows it’s coming.
by elliotlevy2 on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:12 PM
Their defense is scary
by 12AaronJones21 on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:18 PM
Oubre defensive IQ = shit.
by Michem9 on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:26 PM
Refs on some bullshit, as usual.
by batmanwithprep on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:31 PM
i feel like the bench is about to show us something
by Bobby Marley on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:34 PM
by swaggyP on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:35 PM
He didnt say it was going to be something good
by qthaballa on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:36 PM
There is no limit on how bad is Burke
by Wiz-kid on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:37 PM
He is still better than Maynor was, though
by LRJ on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:39 PM
George Hill vs. Burke should be illegal.
It’s like Tom Brady against a middle school flag football team.
by elliotlevy2 on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:40 PM
This bench is a joke, man.
by elliotlevy2 on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:43 PM
no bench points in four minutes
by swaggyP on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:43 PM
I am so fucking tired of Trey Burke
by jaffejoe on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:44 PM
Can’t get a call
lots of contact in the paint on both ends. Utah is the only team getting the calls.
by vertigho_BGS on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:44 PM
Utah is no joke defensively
by qthaballa on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:46 PM
Wizards would be the second best team in the East by a mile with an actual bench guard.
Can you imagine if we had Alec Burks or Exum?
by elliotlevy2 on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:46 PM
Exum is terrible.
by Michem9 on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:49 PM
Shelvin Mack aint even getting pt for the Jazz and he’s better than everybody on our bench
by WizKidsz on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:47 PM
by jarem on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:50 PM
Jeez, these refs are in the *tank* for Utah.
One of the most one-sided games I’ve seen all season.
by elliotlevy2 on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:52 PM
Wow fuck the refs!
by batmanwithprep on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:54 PM
Reffing always confuses me.
What is the incentive in rigging the game for Utah? The disparity is just so obvious for no apparent reason.
by elliotlevy2 on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:56 PM
Man Utah is one hell of a defensive team
by WizKidsz on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:57 PM
16-1 free throw disparity
by Rook6980 on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:59 PM
holy fuck man
by TheBackCourt on Feb 26, 2017 | 5:59 PM
Oh shit Joe Johnson is still in the league?
by ATrueNigerian on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Wall scared of Gobert
by Rice2012 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Whole team is
by WizKidsz on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:04 PM
Doesn’t help that Gobert can foul him with impunity and not get called for it.
by elliotlevy2 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:02 PM
And goaltend whenever he wants.
by batmanwithprep on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:02 PM
17ft to 1 really??
by Michem9 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:04 PM
these refs hate us
by Bobby Marley on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:04 PM
This team fucking sucks
The only reason they should max Otto is if they have any uses for his invisibility powers
by ststone4614 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:06 PM
Jazz defense shutting us down completely
by Illmatic12 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:07 PM
We’re not really sucking as much as Gobert is shutting us down. He’s a defensive monster
by 12AaronJones21 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:07 PM
The lack of respect this team continues to have from refs
by LeHalfrican on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:08 PM
Fuck man, this shit bench really kills all the momentum the starters build…fucking bench
by Wall_Hopeful on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:08 PM
Gobert is such a force! One man defense
that dude alters fuck out of game even if he scores nothing and grabs no boards, teams bend their offense AWAY from him. He’d be 1 or 2 in a re-draft, what a steal.
by DCrez on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:13 PM
#1 easily, IMO.
Kawhi is great, but it’ll be a crime if Gobert doesn’t win DPOY.
by elliotlevy2 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:14 PM
Oh naw these refs real live working us
by WizKidsz on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:22 PM
Kieff just committed a flagrant just so he could complain to the refs about the no call on the previous play
by tomdesabla on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:22 PM
These refs from Utah?
And where is my confident team
by Born & Raised DC on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:29 PM
Maybe we’ve been overrating Brook’s coaching? This lineup has been sucking dick yet he’s made no subs
by 12AaronJones21 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:34 PM
Utah’s defense is too good. We can’t run our plays.
Then they kill us on offense by exploiting our PnR defense.
by rvWizPH on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:36 PM
by Rice2012 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:37 PM
Team sucks dick!
by vertigho_BGS on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:39 PM
Haywood just bullied Wall on that play
by Hands11 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:40 PM
Can you imagine if we had Joe Johnson?
You could literally pick the name of a Jazz bench player out of a hat, and any one of them would transform our entire team.
by elliotlevy2 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:46 PM
So which one of us filed the missing persons report
by WhyKnotUs on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:49 PM
Gotta go on this run with Gobert out the game
when he comes back in all those layups and breaks stop immediately
by Moonwalk Jenkins on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:49 PM
If the only thing that comes out of this game is Sato taking Burke’s minutes, it’ll be worth the loss.
by elliotlevy2 on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:50 PM
Leave it up to the Wiz to reincarnate the shit out of Favors
Lookin all prime lol
by WhyKnotUs on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:56 PM
Even up 14 they get bullshit calls
by Born & Raised DC on Feb 26, 2017 | 6:58 PM
This reffing is UNREAL
by Awesomesaucy on Feb 26, 2017 | 7:03 PM
This is one the few games that a team has every right to bitch about the officiating. They’ve single-highhandedly tilted the game. The outcome is different with impartial officials.
by vertigho_BGS on Feb 26, 2017 | 7:06 PM
man Gobert was the MVP for the game….i know hayword had his moments, but gobert won this for them w/ his D
by Wall_Hopeful on Feb 26, 2017 | 7:32 PM
Gobert is a beast…
but I saw at least two fouls in the first half on him that weren’t called. If they were called, Gobert would have had to sit – and this might have been a different game…
Referees CAN affect the outcome of games.
by Rook6980 on Feb 26, 2017 | 7:34 PM
One. DJ/PK to Joe Ingles on his disinterest in the Super Bowl: I mean, come on. When you gonna America-ize yourself a little bit?
Ingles: I did. I ate a chicken wing.
Two. Dennis Lindsey on Derrick Favors’ health: We knew that we were going to hit the season and have to manage Derrick and his condition, and there’s nothing that’s surgical that needs to be done or anything like that.
It just, he had a couple things that he had to take care of in the offseason, and it was clear that we needed to, you know, manage his way. And, to give you an example, so Derrick put in really good work this offseason, but was limited. And coming into the season, he was 274 pounds with 8 percent body fat. So that’s very fit.
And so, I took Derrick aside and I said, “Hey, look. I can’t say that you’re not fit, but [there would be less strain on your body at a lower weight].” And Derrick took the message, and he’s really grown in a lot of ways, and Derrick’s weight’s now 259 pounds. And he feels better. Not that he was heavy or not performing well, but he got the message and he’s doing extra work and good work.
Quin Snyder on Favors’ health and changing role: It’s hard to work on Derrick and Rodney [Hood] in the half-roll when one of them’s out half the time. So, we just gotta keep at it, and Derrick’s gotta keep rolling…
I think with Fav, he’s healthy enough. It just, we just want to keep him that way for an extended period of time and build on it, you know, and so, that’s the philosophy there. You know, he’s expressed some of his frustration about that, and, which is normal…but it’s more important for us to have him in a good place where he can be effective.
Three. Derrick Favors on his new role handling the ball more at the top of the key: It’s a new challenge for me. Just gotta go out there and accept it, do the best that I can, you know, but I’m up for the challenge. And, just see how it goes.
Favors on Rudy Gobert getting some of the roll touches this year that used to be his: Just gotta adjust. You know, just gotta, you know, figure it out offensively. You know, just gotta adjust to it. So, that’s basically what I’m doing now.
[As trade rumors swirl…]
Favors, asked about his tweet: I was just particip–I was just being on Twitter. You know, just using it. You know, just tweeted that. You know, it was just a tweet I did, so it wasn’t that big. Just a tweet.
Nothing to do with the team?
Nothing to do with the team at all. Nothing to do with nothing. Just a tweet. You know, just using Twitter.
Do trade rumors bother you?
Not at all. Not at all. I’ve been through it already, and I don’t really pay attention to it…If I’m here, I’m here. If I’m not, I’m not.
Four. Greg Ostertag(‘s Instagram) is the best.
Five. Trey Lyles on being chaperoned in New Orleans: Yeah, they gave us a good talk yesterday. You know, they made sure that we knew what was going on and that we’d have people with us at all times, just for, you know, safety precautions, whatnot. And you know, just so we’re not rebels out there doing nothing we’re not supposed to do.
Quin Snyder, asked what he did over All-Star break: Nothing I’m gonna talk about.
Six. Dennis Lindsey, asked if the team is tough enough: I think a more appropriate question would be is, does our team need to get punched before they respond?…Do we have an instigator? I think that would be of argument.
I think there’s some times that Rudy instigates inside with his interior presence. I think George Hill is a naturally tough guy. I think Gordon [Hayward], since he’s come here at 200 pounds, now 232 pounds, has improved his physicality and by definition is tough. I think Derrick Favors is quietly tough.
So, the other part to that is, it’s an appropriate point. Look, we don’t want guys elbowing guys and hitting guys…What we want is to compete great with great competitive poise. And so, at times we’ll — our opponents get physical with us, and we still need to have a real composed response.
[Also], we’re very good at effective field goal percentage and we’re very good at not fouling. When you couple the two, there’s an accelerator to that so that’s not necessarily us taking fouls. What it is, is showing great discipline.
Is the team mentally tough enough?
I think that will show itself out these last 30 games [and if we make the playoffs]…There are times when our mental approach has been really good in some o–several of our fourth-quarter comeback wins that we don’t seem to talk about…So, we have been mentally tough in several comebacks. So, it’ll be an interesting and open-ended question, really.
Are there times when the Jazz lack fight against top-tier teams?
We’ve had, certainly, some bad losses as well as some good wins; probably less good wins than bad losses to date. But I, you know, so, there’s a lot of ways to look at it. I’m not sure I’m ready to go with [that conclusion]. I think it’s premature. It’s premature for a number of reasons [including injuries to Hayward, Hill, Hood and Favors]. Really, Rudy’s been the only player that’s been available to us every night. So, we’ll put our group together. We’ll get healthy. We’ll coalesce, and we’ll take our chances.
Seven. Jerry Sloan watching the game with Felton Spencer ♥
Eight. Possibly creepy dad tweets by Bryon Russell:
Nine. Dante Exum on his goals for the last 25 games of the season: I think, you know, just to establish myself, you know, in the rotation. You know, that’s the biggest thing. I’ve kind of been up and down and out of it, so I just wanna kinda get that established role and hopefully, you know, continue to grow my minutes and have a bigger role.
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of These Weeks (UDQM)
** Craig Bolerjack on Matt Harpring’s pizza order: You’re going large, I know that. And loaded.
** Harpring on Mike Muscala: Caught Alec Burks sleeping a little bit, got behind him.
** Harpring on block totals: Anthony Davis is right behind Gobert.
** Kristen Kenney on Gordon Hayward: He’s less worried about the contact in the pocket.
** Harpring on Alec Burks’ fall: You always hold your breath when AB goes down like that.
** Harpring on Burks: He’s gonna have to go in with a little bit more control.
** Boler on Joe Johnson: Quin is riding his veteran right now. (H/T @5kl)
** Boler on the Jazz’s large lead against the Pelicans: They can just ride and rest. (H/T @5kl)
** Boler: How about Ingles playing some backcourt D?
** DJ/PK in response to Joe Ingles’ disinterest in American football: If I lived in Australia for three years, I’d be getting into kangaroos.
** Quin Snyder on how hard it is to take get away mentally from the game from during the break: It’s hard, just like it is hard for everyone. It’s a little different, because the period of time that you aren’t able to do that is extended.
Bonus. Dancing fans:
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Brew Hoop.
In other news, what about this game eh?
Not optimistic. Utah such a good team against us.
However, this team can surprise anyone so let’s see if they are rested and focused.
Posted by thodoris.galanos on Feb 24, 2017 | 7:12 PM
I mean we have to consider, what kind of player would Beasley be if he had some brains and focus?
He is such a natural scorer, it’s almost easy watching him play at times.
Posted by thodoris.galanos on Feb 24, 2017 | 7:19 PM
moose can’t hold gobert out of the paint
Posted by marbot on Feb 24, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Don’t think you can beat the Jazz if Exum burns your whole defense..
Posted by thodoris.galanos on Feb 24, 2017 | 7:41 PM
In other news, the Jazz seem to be one of the few teams rivaling Bucks’ fouling
Only they kind of make it count by being the best defense in the NBA.
Posted by thodoris.galanos on Feb 24, 2017 | 7:43 PM
So average.. just a bunch of average players and omg Kidd is such a bad coach.
Posted by Thon Air7 on Feb 24, 2017 | 7:50 PM
Wow! Jazz passing the ball like GSW and SAS. Please no more Henson.
Posted by marbot on Feb 24, 2017 | 7:51 PM
He is as useful as tits on a Bull
Posted by tommyr on Feb 24, 2017 | 8:19 PM
It’s just our bench getting burned today.
Also damn this Jazz defense man. Can we play this scheme? There’s NO FRICKING open shots. Haven’t seen one.
Don’t tell me Ingles is an elite defender, it’s just the simple scheme no?
Posted by thodoris.galanos on Feb 24, 2017 | 7:53 PM
To be honest I’m pleased if we end the half being behind like 5-7 points.
All things considered this was a pretty bad half for us against a very strong team.
That said, that lead against a defense-heavy team is hard to get back.
Posted by thodoris.galanos on Feb 24, 2017 | 8:09 PM
Also they are kicking Snell’s ass man.
Haven’t seen him having so much difficulty getting shots. Do we need any plays or what?
Posted by thodoris.galanos on Feb 24, 2017 | 8:10 PM
It’s odd that Middleton isn’t shooting
Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 24, 2017 | 8:13 PM
I hate watching Delly play
Posted by tommyr on Feb 24, 2017 | 8:14 PM
Gordon Hayward is so good
Boston is going to be great with him next year.
Posted by burnjericho on Feb 24, 2017 | 8:38 PM
11 assists on 27 FGs is just awful
And we had 12 points without an assist to start. This is pitiful.
Posted by Dob Reer on Feb 24, 2017 | 8:58 PM
Did Mirza do something wrong to get benched like this?
Or is it typical idiot Kidd
Posted by HotSingleMoms on Feb 24, 2017 | 9:05 PM
Where Are They Now: Greg Ostertag (2014)
Jerry Sloan recounts the infamous ice bag incident
On his relationship with Jerry Sloan
You know, I think the one thing I learned now that I’m older and wiser is that all those times Jerry was yelling at me and I thought it was [his] fault, it was my fault.
Who are you most excited to reunite with at the ceremony?
I’m excited to see them all, but (long pause during which Tag gets teary, which in turn gets me going) I’m really excited to see Jerry. Because I love him to death, and I hate what he’s going through. ‘Cause that’s not the Jerry Sloan I knew. And I know it’s tearing him apart, and it kills me.
I try to call him to ca–I try to call him to talk to him on the phone. I can’t, ’cause I get emotional…I know we had our ups and downs, but I love him to death and I, it kills me to see him like that…
The one great thing about Jerry was no matter what happened, most of the time especially with me, he’s, w–no matter what happened the next day, the night before, the next day, he was always like, good morning, you know, and he gave you a high-five. And you know, 99 percent of the time it was over. There are times when him and I carried it over, which, again, my fault.
Best memory of your career?
Probably most likely John [Stockton]’s shot. I mean, that was phenomenal. That was probably the best playoff game I’d ever played for the Jazz, and I fouled out and I was so bummed that I didn’t even watch the last play. I was over there, I had my head down — and not pouting, but just nervous.
And all I — I had to watch the replay to really see what had happened. I just, you know, the, it went in, John hit the shot, and all of a sudden I heard everybody jumping and screaming.
And the one thing I remember most about that replay was Greg Foster and Stephen Howard were sitting next to each other, and when they got up to run on the court, Greg was flailing his arms and punched Stephen Howard in the face. And I just remembered seeing that.
But it was so fun, ’cause, you know, you never saw a lot of reaction out of Jerry, as far as on a win, or something like that. And to see him throw his arms up in the air and with, and be jubilant and excited, and Phil [Johnson] too, and all, and just everybody was, I mean, that was a — and it was funny, because I said in a post-game interview, I said, “We’ll be back at so-and-so time. It’s plenty of time for people from St. George to drive up.”
And I got off the plane, and we were on the, what we on, the, I can’t remember, we were going out somehow at the gate and this, these two guys go, “We drove up from St. George!”…
To see something like that, that Utah had been waiting for since they moved there, to have ourself in position to win an NBA title, was, it was just fun to see the state come together like that and see two guys drive up from St. George…just to come celebrate at 1 o’clock in the morning.
Being older and wiser, I’ve got a lot of regret in my life, and, one of that is not being the player for those guys that I could’ve been and should’ve been, and taking for granted that I was 7-foot, and only being as good as I was at that time and not doing any better.
You know, Bobbye and, Bobbye Sloan and John and Karl [Malone] were always telling me, if he wasn’t yelling at you, he doesn–he wouldn’t care about you. Well, at times I thought he cared a little too much, but you know, looking back, I blew that.
I just, you know, I looked at it like, you know, if things were going wrong it was my fault regardless of who screwed up…I regret it, and I know Jerry only wanted the best for me, and la–you know, as I got older and look back, I, it’s one of those things that I blew, I didn’t take advantage of…
It came down to — I would say I loved playing the game. I’m pa–I’m competitive and I like to win and I hate losing. I just didn’t have the work ethic I should’ve had. That’s essentially what it comes down to, period.
What happened with Shaq?
We had just beat them in the play–in, to go to the Western Conference Finals, I think…[Shaq] was the best big man in the league that time, and they had asked him something in the locker room about, you know, hey, I, something to the effect that, you know, hey, Greg Ostertag had a pretty good game, pretty good two games against you, blah, blah, blah.
And Shaq said something like Greg Ostertag can’t, you know, hold my blah, blah, blah; whatever it was.
Well, it came to me and instead of taking the high road, I got livid and my answer was, well, Shaq’s going home to play golf. I’m going to the NBA Western Conference Finals. So, you know, me being naive, I thought it was over. (laughs)
So we played them, what, first game of the next year, and I walk–we were going out for shootaround and he gets in my face and I mean, we were nose to nose and he said something — he said, “Better watch your mouth,” something like that.
And I said, “You started it!” And all of a sudden, that big giant glove comes out of nowhere. He didn’t hit me. He didn’t slap me. He didn’t pun–he just put his hand on — I wasn’t expecting him to put his hand on the side of my head and fr–and push me down. And that’s all it was.
On basketball today
I don’t watch a whole lot of basketball now because it’s not the basketball I grew up on. It’s not, you know, it’s, they don’t play basketball really the way that we played 20 years ago. You know, if you remember, teams used to…hate to play us because we would actually screen you, and screen you hard.
And we would box you out, and you know, we would run an offense and we would take 20 seconds off the shot clock if we needed to. You know, we’d get a layup on a fast break, y–we’re gonna get a layup. But if we didn’t, I mean, how many times in John and Karl’s career, did we run four up to start the game and John got a layup off that and everybody knew it was coming?
And it’s just, it just comes down to, you know, we just, we would out-execute people, and set screens and box out and get the shot more or less that we wanted rather than what you wanted.
And — I guess I’m just old school. I just don’t enjoy watching the way basketball’s played now. It is what it is. I mean, I know people pay to see those guards run up and down the court and jack up threes and dunk and all that stuff, but I, you know, I’d like to see these new-age teams play against some older teams back in the late 80s, early 90s…
I mean, look at San Antonio. In the big picture, they’re kind of boring. But they’re the best team in the West and they’re competitive every year. They lost probably, arguably, the best four-man — and that’s not a knock against Karl — but the best four-man ever to play the game* to retirement, and they’re still the best team in the West, or se–I’m sorry, second best team in the West.
* Oh no he di’int!
On the urban legend about the time he threw a bag of ice at Jerry Sloan (also, UDQM)
It wasn’t at Jerry. It was just — it was after the game, actually. And I can’t remember — I think it was Houston. And it was one of those deals where, you know, Jerry was riding me and I was just, got to the tipping point.
He was something to me or something, something, something — I don’t know, I, you know what Jerry’s formula was. “Hey Greg,” you know, softly, gently. (laughs)
No, he had said something to me. He was chewing on me, you know, and I said, I just, I turned around and g–I bent down and picked it up and it went flying. And actually, it went, not at Phil Johnson, but past Phil Johnson. So, yeah. I’m not gonna lie. It happened.
** Ostertag to Gordon Monson: I’m out here, I’ve got cows and chickens and donkeys, and I named one of my donkeys after you…It’s the dumb one that always runs into the fence.
** Interview ends with this from Ostertag: Gordon, I’ll take a picture of my ass and send it to you. (1280)
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Blazer’s Edge.
Here’s to a cheat code-less Joe Johnson tonight!
Posted by RipCityREC-kingMachine on Feb 15, 2017 | 5:26 PM
OK Meyers this is you LAST chance to prove your worth now go out there and kick some butt!
Seriously Nukic is right behind you laughing.
Posted by sackataters on Feb 15, 2017 | 5:30 PM
I wanted Rudy so bad in that draft
He turned out pretty good too
Posted by cavejunctionblazer on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:12 PM
Weird, Leonard showed up with a haircut just like Nurkic’s.
Posted by CanamAldrin on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:12 PM
Has an accent now too
Posted by Mortimer on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:14 PM
CJ lookin’ like the living personification of vomit early on
Posted by AUS2PDX on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:18 PM
We can actually play Nurk and Leonard vs them
Jazz the only team we can get away with that hahah
Posted by Shelvino on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:19 PM
CJ…get it together
they have ingles on you
Posted by skott75 on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:19 PM
Our team looks like a group of kids at summer camp that just wants to go home to their videogames…
Posted by RipCityREC-kingMachine on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:25 PM
This jazz team is just
A weird ragamuffin collective of misfit derelict…and they are beating us. Shameful
Posted by cavejunctionblazer on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:26 PM
this is hilarious
looks like the guys are buying into the tank
Posted by skott75 on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:28 PM
Dang it Favors stop messing with Nurk!
Cant wait to see him play against some regular bigmen not the defensive fortress Utah got
Posted by Shelvino on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:42 PM
woaaa dante exum playing an nba game
never thought i’d see that
Posted by so harkless on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:47 PM
Meyers go away we’re here to watch Nurk.
Posted by Devyn on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:47 PM
I didn’t realize how Exum was so big
for a pg he’s huge
Posted by so harkless on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:49 PM
It’s fun listening to Damian get applause in UTA even while they’re hating on us.
Posted by conspirator5 on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:51 PM
It’s like they don’t get he HATES them and thinks they’re a JOKE
Posted by Mortimer on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:52 PM
“America First Jazz Dancers”????
An interesting axe the Jazz ownership is grinding there considering how unpopular the big T is with M’s in U.
Posted by conspirator5 on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:53 PM
Ingles owns our guards
Posted by Shelvino on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:53 PM
Ingles is a top 5 doesn’t look like an NBA player NBA player
Posted by Farouq it I’m out on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:54 PM
Uh… So do the refs just not call fouls on Utah or something?
Posted by Koosman123 on Feb 15, 2017 | 6:55 PM
This team is so bad…..
Posted by OfficerCosta on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:01 PM
The actual worst
Posted by AUS2PDX on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:02 PM
This team is hard to watch
Posted by Ken N Chmiel Jr. on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:01 PM
we’re not very good
Posted by srsly on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:09 PM
Are these really the best shots the team can get off?
Posted by bluesloth on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:33 PM
Bro we suck!
Posted by Shelvino on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:34 PM
We’re so bad
Posted by pdxthomastran on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:33 PM
Hate is such a strong word. I hate this team.
Posted by AUS2PDX on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:34 PM
Dame just watched Hayward shoot that… Contest it!
Posted by dpnim on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:36 PM
i mean, nice thought, but haywood’s just going to shoot over him
6’3 pg vs 6’8 sf …
Posted by Eat Politicians on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:38 PM
Stockton and Eaton are in the stands
Posted by Mortimer on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:40 PM
I’ve mentioned this before, but I remember as a kid thinking Eaton was the ugliest dude in the world
BUT NOW THAT HE’S OLDER, and maybe cuz I am older, he just looks like a normal dude to me. My tastes in giants had changed!
Posted by Mortimer on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:44 PM
Your eyes are probably just going bad.
Posted by jigglyai on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:46 PM
He grew into his features!
It’s the only hope I have for myself as I age.
Posted by Mortimer on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:47 PM
Nurk is one thick guy, my goodness
Posted by mrsbro on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:43 PM
Nurk post up pimp
Posted by cavejunctionblazer on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:43 PM
Nurk is our Saviour!!
Posted by broyblazers on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:43 PM
Nurkic is making me question my sexual orientation right now
Posted by AP_18 on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:43 PM
Posted by Blaz3rs on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:45 PM
Posted by Blaz3rs on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:45 PM
The Nurkleus of the team
Posted by Blaz3rs on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:46 PM
STOP TAKING NURK OUT TERRY U IDIOT
Posted by AUS2PDX on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:58 PM
We’re losing and I don’t even care
Posted by AUS2PDX on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:58 PM
I only care when Nurkic goes out
Because I want him to come back
Posted by Koosman123 on Feb 15, 2017 | 7:59 PM
RIP Meyers Leonard 2012-2017 hit on the head by a Herzogvinian Hammer
Posted by sackataters on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:01 PM
Watching Nurk and the rest of the Blazers are eating farts in the background because they absolutley suck
Posted by AUS2PDX on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:03 PM
Ingles tonight is what we hoped Babbitt would become
Posted by fanoftrc on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:03 PM
I don’t know how
but he is even a decent defender
Posted by skott75 on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:04 PM
He surprises the hell out of me
He looks like a 45 year old who likes his Budweiser
Posted by Farouq it I’m out on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:05 PM
I was thinking alcoholic electrician.
Posted by ParticleAccelerator on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:06 PM
Why are Dame and CJ still in???
Posted by fanoftrc on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:06 PM
Posted by Mortimer on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:07 PM
This is a bad team
Posted by Timmyb1980 on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:08 PM
Beat off the dribble by Joe Ingles…
Posted by Roy Wonder on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:10 PM
Do you think Dame even realises how trash he can be?
Posted by Stephec1 on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:11 PM
Golbert should be a ALL STAR
Golbert and Meyres are the same age, 24. But Meyres plays like he is 12.
Posted by rbdfabio on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:16 PM
Hey, it’s Jeff Withey.
Former future great value second-round pick Jeff Withey.
Posted by Roy Wonder on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:19 PM
Our biggest regret as a franchise
Posted by Mortimer on Feb 15, 2017 | 8:20 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Clips Nation.
Posted by Jonee on Feb 13, 2017 | 6:04 PM
Man our thread is so dead compared to opponents blogs….
Posted by DrewsLife1022 on Feb 13, 2017 | 7:42 PM
Finally Clips play Solid D .
And get a win against a pretty good team too. Keep it up Clips!
Posted by BruinAce on Feb 13, 2017 | 8:21 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Celtics Blog.
There’s so many Celtics fans at this game haha
by steved24 on Feb 11, 2017 | 10:26 PM
Yeah you can hear cheers every time IT scores.
by GreenCeltics on Feb 11, 2017 | 10:29 PM
Is Utah going to give Hayward a max contract?
by GreenCeltics on Feb 11, 2017 | 10:32 PM
I hope they do. I don’t want him
by GTR216 on Feb 11, 2017 | 10:33 PM
Preseason some folks around here were saying Hayward was a better player than IT.
by Bird Rights on Feb 11, 2017 | 10:35 PM
LOL. Isaiah playing with one arm in his sleep > Hayward
by GTR216 on Feb 11, 2017 | 10:36 PM
If we target anyone from Utah it should be Favours, dude is a Hulk and would be a good pairing with AL.
by Bird Rights on Feb 11, 2017 | 10:46 PM
SMH at Lion King Cam.
by Bird Rights on Feb 11, 2017 | 10:40 PM
Lol they just had a shot of boris diaw taking care of his wedgie hahaa
by Bimbo Coles on Feb 11, 2017 | 10:52 PM
Of course Utah has Simon says as their halftime show.
by GreenCeltics on Feb 11, 2017 | 11:13 PM
Cs dropping like flies
by GTR216 on Feb 11, 2017 | 11:33 PM
Utah is a cursed city
This is where our latest dynasty was ruined when KG hurt his knee in January of 2009
by GTR216 on Feb 11, 2017 | 11:36 PM
UTAHS COACH LOOKS LIKE A FAILED MOB BOSS
by Bimbo Coles on Feb 11, 2017 | 11:46 PM
Utah has got to be getting frustrated
by GTR216 on Feb 11, 2017 | 11:47 PM
TREY LYLES LOOKS LIKE THE WEEKNDS BROTHER, THE WEEKDAY
by Bimbo Coles on Feb 11, 2017 | 11:50 PM
Is Utah really the best defense in the league?
You’d think they’re the worst based on this game
by GTR216 on Feb 12, 2017 | 12:06 AM
Joe Ingles looks like that weird uncle but he can ball
by Bimbo Coles on Feb 12, 2017 | 12:22 AM
by west coast celtic on Feb 12, 2017 | 12:31 AM