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Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

January 1, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bright Side of the Sun.

We’ll win this match
Things are starting to click for us, Warren getting back to some form, Bled playing well, rookies showing their worth. Time to go into the new year with lots of momentum.

by Sun Sam on Dec 31, 2016 | 5:35

Jazz concede the least points, least fast break points and least pace, and are basically full strength at home, going to be ugly I suspect.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Dec 31, 2016 | 5:44 PM

Is Mack going to be the unassumed Suns killer tonight?
by desertfulloffiya on Dec 31, 2016 | 6:29 PM

I’d want either Favors or Lyles in exchange for Chriss
by desertfulloffiya on Dec 31, 2016 | 6:41 PM

Why would the jazz even think about that
by acommoncreeper on Dec 31, 2016 | 6:41 PM

No way, neither of them has All-Star upside like Chriss.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Dec 31, 2016 | 6:41 PM

get knight out of there asap
by desertfulloffiya on Dec 31, 2016 | 6:48 PM

Out of pheonix too, if we can get anything for him, take it
by Sun Sam on Dec 31, 2016 | 6:51 PM

7 points in 7 minutes this quarter.
Get the bad quarter done with and we can play well in the 2nd half.

by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Dec 31, 2016 | 6:52 PM


Why do we not attempt any shots at the basket ever
by CaptainFubar on Dec 31, 2016 | 7:03 PM

Ingles is Killing Us
by MookAllen on Dec 31, 2016 | 7:12 PM

Bled always gets killed by slow unathletic shooters
by CaptainFubar on Dec 31, 2016 | 7:13 PM

Sheldon Mack has done well to get an NBA contract.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Dec 31, 2016 | 7:36 PM

Utah just grind with their bigs and shooters, very solid team just need a top 15 player.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Dec 31, 2016 | 7:44 PM

Getting beat by the hardcharging guard trio of Joe Ingles, Shelvin Mack and Raul Neto
by CaptainFubar on Dec 31, 2016 | 7:45 PM

We’re playing well and consistant.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Dec 31, 2016 | 7:56 PM

Bench unit is frisky.
by jack’s complete lack of surprise on Dec 31, 2016 | 7:56 PM

We’ve got all the momentum.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Dec 31, 2016 | 8:01 PM


Keep it in Mack’s hands.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Dec 31, 2016 | 8:14 PM

wow this 4th quarter is a mess
by desertfulloffiya on Dec 31, 2016 | 8:15 PM

What a choke job.
by jack’s complete lack of surprise on Dec 31, 2016 | 8:16 PM

haha this is soooooo funny how this team cant execute down the stretch
by nathdory on Dec 31, 2016 | 8:22 PM

Booker can be a bit of a bitch at times
there i said it

by desertfulloffiya on Dec 31, 2016 | 8:24 PM

No stream whst hapened
by CaptainFubar on Dec 31, 2016 | 8:25 PM

Dead ball and Book had the ball in his hands. Gobert went to kind of knock the ball out of his hands. book took offense and proceeded to throw the ball at Gobert. double Techs lol
by desertfulloffiya on Dec 31, 2016 | 8:27 PM

Oh he most definitely is a bitch.
But he’s our bitch.

by jack’s complete lack of surprise on Dec 31, 2016 | 8:25 PM

Oh well. The tank is on schedule
by stratmn69 on Dec 31, 2016 | 8:25 PM

What a terrible look.
by jack’s complete lack of surprise on Dec 31, 2016 | 8:25 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 30, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Liberty Ballers.

When the New Orleans Hornets were taking fan submissions for a new team nickname, I submitted Stormin’ Mormons, but it sadly didn’t make the cut.
Posted by St.Philly on Dec 29, 2016 | 8:47 PM

joe johnson goes for 40 tonight.
Posted by terd ferguson’s hat on Dec 29, 2016 | 8:53 PM

Seems like the stinking Jazz always rough us up
Posted by topspindude on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:07 PM

Your right. But what team besides Detroit haven’t the last three years
Posted by 76ersfutureisbright on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:09 PM

Why am I watching this
Posted by Euphronius on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:14 PM

Damn, I’m kind of sad I have nothing better to do.
Posted by EastonAssassin63 on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:15 PM

We may not be able to score tonight
Posted by AAKing23 on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:20 PM

I’m turning it off when the lead hits 15
Posted by Euphronius on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:23 PM

any minute now
Posted by EastonAssassin63 on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:25 PM

Man this is going to be quite the blowout.
Posted by JojoTheProcessEmbiid on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:27 PM


I love team basketball. Utah passing is making me cum
Posted by 76ersfutureisbright on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:34 PM

what
Posted by Kyle Neubeck on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:36 PM

I’m sorry for being so abtuse. The interior passing on two straight plays made me ejaculate. Ok ok, maybe it was our poor defense but I was looking for an excuse
Posted by 76ersfutureisbright on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:41 PM

Abtuse is not a word.
Posted by ChucklesBiscotti on Dec

Get that garbage Australian ymca shit out of here
Posted by Euphronius on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:38 PM

Oddly fun quarter
and we somehow got the lead. NERLYMAN looked studly. Trade Oak plz

Posted by Jawntothefuture on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:41 PM

i hate tj mcconnell
Posted by SwishGawd on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:46 PM

Haha
What did he even do bad here? He seemed perfectly fine.

Posted by ChucklesBiscotti on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:47 PM

i just hate him lol
Posted by SwishGawd on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:48 PM


Remember when Covington could shoot
Good times

Posted by Euphronius on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:52 PM

He’ll learn to shoot again once he’s an ex-sixer
Posted by Knucklehead75 on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:22 PM

Okafor cookin, y’all
Posted by Kyle Neubeck on Dec 29, 2016 | 9:58 PM

even a broke clock is right twice a day
Posted by splinter27_ on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:00 PM

even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while
Posted by splinter27_ on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:00 PM

Not a great Sergio game thus far….
Posted by pizzamanchuck on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:04 PM

sucks on the road
Posted by dyzz on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:05 PM

i take it back he sucks, period
Posted by dyzz on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:11 PM

SIXERS LEAD
Posted by player 2 has entered on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:05 PM

Open corner 3 contest for ALL Jazz players who want to participate.
Posted by EastonAssassin63 on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:11 PM

Nice half, fam
Posted by pizzamanchuck on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:12 PM


The Sixers aren’t going to win
Just letting you all know

Posted by Euphronius on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:26 PM

Gotta say. Hey, we are not playing that bad. Yet.
Posted by 76ersfutureisbright on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:41 PM

They look like a legit NBA team
Posted by Euphronius on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:42 PM

That’s like saying an average prom date looks gorgeous in her prom dress.
Posted by 76ersfutureisbright on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:44 PM

We made an interior pass. We made an interior pass!!!!!
Posted by 76ersfutureisbright on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:46 PM

favors and diaz (sp.)…..slow and fat
Posted by don’tknowitall on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:54 PM

favors and marcus smart on the same diet.
Posted by terd ferguson’s hat on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:55 PM

Here comes the 4th quarter Okallapse!
Posted by duckyninja on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:57 PM


Maybe don’t let them shoot corner threes idk
Posted by Euphronius on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:58 PM

here comes the collapse
Posted by dpain24 on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:58 PM

EL OH EL
thats the team i know well

Posted by SwishGawd on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:58 PM

Well that’s that
Posted by AAKing23 on Dec 29, 2016 | 10:59 PM

Rodney hood always kills us
Posted by Euphronius on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:02 PM

did anyone see that weird thing with the little bears and the jazz mascot pinching the refs ass?
and there was a baby??
I WAS LIKE WTF IS HAPPENING!

Posted by terd ferguson’s hat on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:02 PM

this is pathetic
Posted by dpain24 on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:05 PM

18-2 utah run…
Posted by splinter27_ on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:06 PM

21-2 run!
Posted by EastonAssassin63 on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:07 PM

Three Quarters
Of fun was 3 more than I expected.

Posted by ChucklesBiscotti on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:08 PM

Truth
Posted by bebopdeluxe on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:12 PM


Favors is kinda fat.
Posted by JoNoDario on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:09 PM

dude Utah is weird.
they do that 3rd quarter show then the cheerleaders are wearing layers.
I don’t understand the world at all.

Posted by terd ferguson’s hat on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:11 PM

I Blame
George Hill for being entirely too good at basketball and being wasted by the Pacers for far too long just putting him in the corner.
Hill eviscerated them in pick and roll the whole 4th.

Posted by ChucklesBiscotti on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:25 PM

I can’t believe that Larry Bird thought that Jeff Teague was better than Hill. That trade makes no sense.
Posted by SJexpatriate on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:31 PM

In Exciting News
The Suns are beating the Raptors!

Posted by ChucklesBiscotti on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:22 PM

Hey
They won! Awesome, go Suns.

Posted by ChucklesBiscotti on Dec 29, 2016 | 11:31 PM

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 28, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Silver Screen and Roll.

we going playoffs
Posted by The Lakers’ Future on Dec 27, 2016 | 7:36 PM

Gordan Hayward trained with Kobe…
so we’re going to lose this one.

Posted by lakerdynasty on Dec 27, 2016 | 7:48 PM

how does fat Diaw score so easily
jesus!

Posted by The Lakers’ Future on Dec 27, 2016 | 7:56 PM

damn gobert out favors in
jazz frontcourt is good

Posted by angelswing on Dec 27, 2016 | 8:03 PM

more than good haha
Posted by madmaxx350 on Dec 27, 2016 | 8:04 PM

They are about a year or so ahead of us development wise.
I think we have better overall pieces.

Posted by LadyAlannya on Dec 27, 2016 | 8:07 PM

Freaking Diaw.
Posted by LadyAlannya on Dec 27, 2016 | 8:23 PM

This has been a good game.
I like that the refs haven’t been too tight with the fouls.

Posted by LadyAlannya on Dec 27, 2016 | 8:33 PM

yup
great game, this aint in Utah
/no shade intended

Posted by madmaxx350 on Dec 27, 2016 | 8:35 PM


Utah lucky we are missing 3s
we could be up double digits.

Posted by madmaxx350 on Dec 27, 2016 | 8:50 PM

dang that lady behind the Jazz’s bench is eye ******* the Jazz’s head coach
Posted by The Lakers’ Future on Dec 27, 2016 | 8:55 PM

how does Hayward’s hair not even move or get out of place?
Posted by The Lakers’ Future on Dec 27, 2016 | 8:57 PM

damn bad game from both team
Posted by angelswing on Dec 27, 2016 | 8:58 PM

damn it!
Posted by The Lakers’ Future on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:02 PM

so frustrating
Posted by Shehzeb Imam on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:04 PM

wtf at that random lid on the basket for us all of a sudden
Posted by madmaxx350 on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:06 PM

Ingram got fouled ref wtf
Posted by madmaxx350 on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:07 PM

shit im worried now
Posted by madmaxx350 on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:13 PM

we have to win this
Posted by madmaxx350 on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:14 PM


wtf happened with these guys
they went back to looking like crap

Posted by The Lakers’ Future on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:14 PM

OMG Joe Johnson is till alive?
Posted by The Lakers’ Future on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:25 PM

Lmao!
Yeah, he conned another team into giving him money.

Posted by 32-42-33-34-24 on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:37 PM

we need to go for Hayward
as soon as the FA starts, pay him anything possible to get him here.

Posted by madmaxx350 on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:47 PM

That’s why we need to win, to show him he’s on the wrong team
Posted by Lakerchariot on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:49 PM

convince his dad first
Posted by angelswing on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:50 PM

4 lakers around the basket
And it conveniently bounces to Gobert

Posted by Chiefsdodgerslakers2415 on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:53 PM

Did we all forget to box out Golbert?
Posted by Lakerchariot on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:53 PM

just foul him !!!!!!
Posted by angelswing on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:53 PM


You know. This game really is a test of how close the guys are with Jazz probably a little ahead of them in development.
Posted by LadyAlannya on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:53 PM

damn it
Posted by madmaxx350 on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:55 PM

what fucking play
Posted by angelswing on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:55 PM

What the fuck was that.
What the fuck was the point of the timeout? lol

Posted by Arciel on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:55 PM

Game.
What a waste.

Posted by Arciel on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:56 PM

Basketball gods just hate us
Posted by Chiefsdodgerslakers2415 on Dec 27, 2016 | 9:58 PM

wtf…
Posted by Townsfromdowntown on Dec 27, 2016 | 10:00 PM

effing hate Utah FOH
Posted by Shehzeb Imam on Dec 27, 2016 | 10:01 PM

We need Quin Snyder back to be our X’s and O’s guy
Posted by Townsfromdowntown on Dec 27, 2016 | 10:05 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Toronto Raptors: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 24, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Raptors HQ.

It’s Christmas. This was the whole game thread.

Spurs of the East
All we need is post season production.

by Coby Truman on Dec 23, 2016 | 8:46 PM

nuttin is going down
going to be a frustrating game if this keeps up

by fishedin on Dec 23, 2016 | 9:25 PM

Utah has a great crowd
by Coby Truman on Dec 23, 2016 | 10:13 PM

Merry Christmas from Kyle Lowry
He could not be beaten tonight.

by cbop on Dec 23, 2016 | 11:27 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 22, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Sactown Royalty.

Just watching the Kings is hard enough of a task
Why is CSN then making us listen to Doug Christie to boot?

Posted by BeTheBall on Dec 21, 2016 | 6:32 PM

I can literally remember nothing from that first quarter. It made absolutely no impression on me.
Posted by andy sims on Dec 21, 2016 | 6:39 PM

I’m feeling the same way about this second quarter
Posted by Xero916 on Dec 21, 2016 | 6:46 PM

Yeah, this is not great.
Posted by andy sims on Dec 21, 2016 | 6:51 PM

Ingles is kind of a dirty player for a complete nobody.
Posted by andy sims on Dec 21, 2016 | 7:02 PM

Hey everyone, we’re still alive!
Posted by kgdobter on Dec 21, 2016 | 7:46 PM

DEFENSE!!!
Posted by gallo del cielo on Dec 21, 2016 | 8:14 PM

I can’t believe we have a chance to win this game after being down 20
Posted by kgdobter on Dec 21, 2016 | 8:15 PM

Rudy Gobert’s really animated. I appreciate the passion.
Posted by Xero916 on Dec 21, 2016 | 8:15 PM

Kings win! Kings win!
Posted by Xero916 on Dec 21, 2016 | 8:24 PM

Every Kings starter, negative +/-
Every bench player positive

Posted by unfair weather on Dec 21, 2016 | 8:25 PM

Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 21, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Golden State of Mind.

I hope we don’t go into OT
rest the 4th qtr?

Posted by 3dhicksboys on Dec 20, 2016 | 7:24 PM

its cold out there
Posted by QualityOverQuantity on Dec 20, 2016 | 7:44 PM

Man
Somebody make a shot

Posted by lakititi on Dec 20, 2016 | 7:45 PM

Curry afraid to drive on Golbert lol
Posted by Delejayn on Dec 20, 2016 | 7:46 PM

Just like in Utah
Nobody wants to challenge Gobert at the rim

Posted by Badly Browned on Dec 20, 2016 | 7:47 PM

so this is what basketball was like in the 50s
Posted by AJC3317 on Dec 20, 2016 | 7:52 PM

Why is this happening
Posted by the Stranger on Dec 20, 2016 | 7:52 PM

wtf is going on
Posted by DontcallmeIggy on Dec 20, 2016 | 7:53 PM

2/15 FGs for them, 2/13 for us
Posted by ServantOfLuna on Dec 20, 2016 | 7:55 PM

FGs:
Jazz: 5/23
Warriors: 7/26

Posted by ServantOfLuna on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:05 PM


foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul
Posted by Puppydog on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:23 PM

Think Dray fouled Zaza more than Gobert did there
Posted by DontcallmeIggy on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:24 PM

Looked more like a flop by Zaza.
But Gobert happy to oblige.

Posted by shadowx1224 on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:24 PM

anyone else think Quin Snyder might actually be Patrick Bateman?
Posted by the Stranger on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:30 PM

NBA gotta stop those weak-ass fouls
Posted by Ammat The Ankh on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:31 PM

another terrible call
Posted by AJC3317 on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:33 PM

These are some terrible”fouls”
Posted by the Stranger on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:34 PM

bullllllllshit
Posted by Ammat The Ankh on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:34 PM

THAT IS TOTAL BULLSHIT
Posted by BornInDaEB on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:34 PM


I’m 93% certain Snyder murders homeless men in dark alleyways
Posted by the Stranger on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:39 PM

Draymond has the entire Jazz team shook lol. They look scared
Posted by 31509453651032155 on Dec 20, 2016 | 8:54 PM

i wonder how often in history both starting centers have worn #27
Posted by AJC3317 on Dec 20, 2016 | 9:01 PM

30-point lead
Posted by ServantOfLuna on Dec 20, 2016 | 9:20 PM

It has got to be so annoying playing against the warriors’ defense.
Especially the blocked shots, because the dudes we have aren’t generally regarded as shot blockers. It’s one of those you’ve gotta see it to believe it types of things. Probably disheartening.

Posted by shadowx1224 on Dec 20, 2016 | 9:31 PM

not used to watching us score this little but still win by 30 points.
Posted by maxdusty on Dec 20, 2016 | 9:58 PM

Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 19, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Grizzly Bear Blues.

Guys please dont come out and brick your first 13 threes again
by Vincent Torello on Dec 18, 2016 | 5:14 PM

Jazz are a good road team
This game has the feel that if we come out with the persistent crappy shooting, this team is gonna smoke us

by Vincent Torello on Dec 18, 2016 | 5:19 PM

This Jazz block party is getting ridiculous
by It’s A VC three! on Dec 18, 2016 | 5:51 PM

Yeah, they’re pretty good
by Vincent Torello on Dec 18, 2016 | 5:53 PM

Starting five
Su*ks

by jay.p on Dec 18, 2016 | 6:09 PM

It’s actually amazing that a team can lead at halftime with a 32% shooting percentage.
by It’s A VC three! on Dec 18, 2016 | 6:14 PM

Rodney Hood.
There you go, Chris Wallace. Watch and weep for the player that you should have drafted. The player that everyone knew you should have drafted.

by Vincent Torello on Dec 18, 2016 | 6:28 PM

We shouldn’t be shooting outside of 15 feet right now
Everybody playing is simply awful. This is quitessential ugly ball

by Vincent Torello on Dec 18, 2016 | 6:35 PM

I feel like a trade is in store in the near future
Cause this aint sustainable

by Vincent Torello on Dec 18, 2016 | 7:18 PM

This Week in the Utah Jazz

December 18, 2016

One. Boris Diaw on his deep-seated belief that basketball should be unselfish: Sometime, I’m, I, you know, I catch myself going overboard with [unselfishness]. But, like I’m — I would say on purpose, you know, to even it up, because when you in the team and, like, some people are, you know, too selfish, sometime it takes too much unselfishness to balance it up.

If everybody’s unselfish, then I don’t need to. You know, everybody can just do their thing. But sometime, yeah, I do make the extra pass, you know, a little too much, you know, to show — because it becomes contagious, and that’s something I found on the court. Selfishness is contagious, when somebody’s, you know, is becoming selfish, when two, one or two players doing it, then everybody else is like, “Oh, why I’m not doing it? Why — I need to get my shots too.”

But unselfishness is the same. When somebody, you know, you do two pass and they swing and somebody get a shot and three and you pass up a layup to give somebody a shot, then they probably gonna do it for you the next play. And so, yeah, I try to bring that virus…and sometime I do too much.

Two. They don’t make posters like they used to. Or, you know, at all.

swat-lake-city

Three. Derrick Favors on if he can do everything including run, jump and cut: Now I can, after I got done with all the rehab and training. I had to reteach myself how to jump properly, how to land properly, how to, you know, stop properly without putting a lot of pressure on my knee. So I mean, now I can do it pretty good…

It’s definitely tough not being able to play. You know, you wanna, I wanna be out there with my teammates and be playing in the game, be practicing with them. So it’s definitely tough, but you know, at the same time I gotta be smart with it. You know, it’s, I don’t wanna make it worse. I just wanna do the rehab, do the treatment, and just let it heal. So, I gotta be smart with it…

You gotta think about your career. You know, just can’t go out there and try to play through it and make it worse. So you know, sometime you just gotta, you know, man up and just say, “Look, I’m not feeling right, something’s wrong” and just take care of it.

Four. Things you cringe to hear from a team so bitten by the injury bug:

** Dante Exum: [I’ve battled knee tendonitis] since before I was drafted. You know, it’s just something every basketballer kinda gets at some time in their career.

** Quin Snyder: Rodney [Hood]’s hamstring is gonna continue to be something he has to address.

Five. Gordon Hayward, asked if the team has better attention to detail this year than in the past: I think that, you know, adding the veterans that we added…They just, you know, there’s a vibe there and you know, they just kinda demand precision from everybody, just ’cause, you know, we’ve all seen them be successful on different teams and t–at the highest level. So, that stuff’s contagious and you know, we’re really executing our game plans right now.

Six. Derrick Favors on matching up against Enes Kanter: I mean, I didn’t take it personal going up against him and I treated it like another game, another player. I know obviously the fans don’t really like Enes that much, you know, but he’s a cool guy. You know, I don’t really take it personal with him.

Seven. Private moments caught on camera, starring Bear and Greg and Heidi Miller.

bear-millers

Eight. Quin Snyder on his favorite and least favorite things about coaching: I think maybe my favorite thing in this — I don’t know how to say it exactly, but for me I feel like this job, from a coaching standpoint, particularly given the fact that the players are so good at the NBA level, there’s an artistic quality to it where, you know, you’re given pieces and players, and you know, they’re obviously — we’re not talking about inanimate objects.

I mean, that’s what makes it so exciting, I think too, is that, trying to be able to blend those guys together and do things that help them be successful and put them in the right situations and make mistakes and keep trying to do it. There’s a, you know, it’s a, you know, for me at least, I liken it, you know, if I were, if I had any artistic ability, I think that’s what it might feel like.

There’s a creative component to the job that I really love, and the way that I know that is ’cause I really don’t know what time it is most of the time. You get lost in it, and you’re engaged that much where it’s, you know, I really like that.

You know, the, in some ways, maybe the hardest part of it is similar, in that it truly, I mean, in the way that I think most people do it that are, you know, that aspire to being really good at it, it can be consuming, and that’s something you have to be mindful of because ultimately I don’t, if you’re that consumed, you’re probably, it’s probably not helping you in the end, you know?

You’re probably better off, you know, turning it off and regenerating and it makes you better. But that part of it, it just, there’s a cost, you know, like any profession that you spend a lot of time in. You have to, there’s an opportunity cost in terms of your own time…

And I’ll be honest with you, the other thing, if we can contrast the NBA to college, it, to me, for me personally, the NBA, you know, it changed my life. I mean, I, college coaching to me, all the stuff that you have to do as a college coach, whether it’s, you know, people talk about recruiting, but there’s just so many other things that you’re responsible for on a level that is just impossible.

And to be held accountable for things that you don’t have any control over — like for me, I know I’m accountable for the things that hopefully I have some control over. Not always, but I’m good with that. I’m just, I really enjoy what I’m doing, and I like when I’m doing it.

Nine. Oh, and Quin Snyder’s not done praising Draymond Green yet:

It’s almost like a Magic Johnson — that’s the guy, when people ask me about Draymond, that comes to mind. It’s, he’s like Magic Johnson. He’s 6-8. You know, he doesn’t bring the ball up the court in the half court like Magic did…but he’s able to find [the team’s scorers].

They’re just a really, really unique team and in a lot of ways, well, I think they’re more unique than last year and probably better…

I probably shouldn’t have called timeout at the end, but I wanted our young guys to get experience executing on offense against that team on that level of game.

Ten. Dennis Lindsey on finding the balance between complimenting and challenging a team: We want PhDs…We want poor, we want hungry, we want driven — from interns all the way through up to players.

I wouldn’t be surprised that, if our group starts feeling good about themselves way prematurely — I would add, we haven’t done anything — that Quin will crack them, and he’ll hit them hard. And Coach doesn’t look for confrontation, but he wo–he certainly won’t back down from it. And so, I think he has a very good pulse of our group…

I would hope the little bit that we’ve been able to sustain through an injury period and now that, you know, hopefully we’re coming out of that, that we’ll understand we haven’t done anything.

Eleven. Dennis Lindsey on Rudy Gobert’s development: It’s a lot of little things that have added up. You have to give the kid credit. He is, as you can see in his play and in his talk, he’s an ambitious guy. He wants us to be right up there with the contenders, and so, it starts there.

And then, I think Alex Jensen gets a lot of credit. That relationship started a few years ago, back when Rudy was a rookie and not playing much, but there was a level of trust.

I think his agent gets a lot of credit. We’ve told his agent the truth on what Rudy needed in the off-season from a nutrition standpoint, from a sports performance standpoint, from an athletic training, from a recovery, from a mindset.

We had to sit on Rudy, you know, about little things on how to be professional. And I would say this: He’s, while he was very professional as a young guy entering the league, he wasn’t perfect and we didn’t let those things go.

We held those standards really high and now we’ve got a more mature person and a more mature player and that’s a credit to Quin and the coaches and Rudy himself.

Twelve. Rodney Hood, worldwide trender:

worldwide-trender

Rodney Hood on his game winner against the Mavericks: That’s my first game winner, ever, you know, in my life, so you know, it was — first person I saw was Rudy, and you know, I just hit a lo–I didn’t know what to do, so I just shook it a little bit…I got [the shimmy] from Rudy, though. I got that from Rudy. But nah, I j–I didn’t know what to do, so I just did that.

hood-shimmy

Rudy Gobert on Hood’s shimmy: I showed him the move before the game, you know, in the locker room, and I didn’t know he was gonna do it in the game.

rudy-critique

Thirteen. Quin Snyder on the Jazz’s lack of toughness against the Mavericks: I thought they got physical, and we didn’t respond as well. When I say physical, just good, hard-nosed, clean play. You know, we need to react better to a team, you know, when it gets into a grind-it-out situation.

And you know, I thought that bothered us and as a result we stopped being as aggressive as we needed to be attacking the basket…We just have to respond, you know, with more toughness on the offensive end when that happens…We were atrocious the first half, defensively.

Snyder on the Jazz’s penchant for giving up big leads: I think we have a tendency at times to lose focus, and collectively our players have to get more communicative. They have to talk to each other on the floor. We have to be able to figure stuff out as we go, and you know, we, if the score, you know, doesn’t say be urgent, like, we have to find a way to be urgent.

Fourteen.

jerry-stars

Fifteen. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Joe Ingles on his shot: Me and Zach [Guthrie] obviously have been working hard on trying to get it off a bit quicker.
** Ingles on his defense: This year I feel like I can stay in front of guys and hold my own.
** Quin Snyder on Rudy Gobert: It’d be nice if he didn’t have to come out.
** Snyder on George Hill’s toe injury: It’s longer than we’d hoped.

Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 17, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Mavs Moneyball.

ugh tough choice harpring or harper..
by dimitriouss on Dec 16, 2016 | 9:21 PM

ah espn is doing the game gonna watch that
by dimitriouss on Dec 16, 2016 | 9:22 PM

why would ESPN want this shitty game?
by Dynomite on Dec 16, 2016 | 9:31 PM

geez, did espn forget what decade it is?
these games would have been the hot ticket in 2001

by Dynomite on Dec 16, 2016 | 9:37 PM

shitty start
by Bball21 on Dec 16, 2016 | 9:51 PM

fuck this grab a goddamn rebound ffs
by Bball21 on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:02 PM

They’re feasting in the paint
by ___shadi on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:09 PM

bullshit
we have to start flopping more as a team

by Bball21 on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:15 PM

We got an offensive rebound
Oooops offensive foul never mind.

by ___shadi on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:16 PM


Refs being refs
by ___shadi on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:25 PM

tell powell to flop against gobert
by go87 on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:25 PM

we have to get a specialist to give lessons at practice
by Bball21 on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:26 PM

Get someone from the clippers
by raijin.luppi on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:27 PM

yup pls foul the shit out of gobert.
by Dynomite on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:35 PM

fuck you gobert haha powell drive at him
by Bball21 on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:37 PM

Wes cold af
by raijin.luppi on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:38 PM

19-7 rebounds how tf is that possible
by raijin.luppi on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:39 PM

stubborn Carlo
not realizing that pushover Powell is wrong placed at center, while Lyles punishes the SFs regularly,
he ripps two holes with his stubbornes lineups

by SL86 on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:45 PM


wheres the defense at all
by SL86 on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:48 PM

lmao out rebounded 21-8
might as well be playing an all guard lineup

by Bball21 on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:49 PM

22-8 in the rebound category lmao
by raijin.luppi on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:57 PM

and why does Matthews begin to suck again
man he is pushed to defend SFs, worst +/- of all players, who has invented that crap
great carlo, ripping everything off exept his PG love

by SL86 on Dec 16, 2016 | 10:59 PM

Are you watching Los Mavs?
by Dynomite on Dec 16, 2016 | 11:00 PM

well its the god coach
that is great at playing players in such way to suck great

by SL86 on Dec 16, 2016 | 11:05 PM

it’s that time of the game eh refs?
by dimitriouss on Dec 16, 2016 | 11:15 PM

Freaking Roodney Hood
by raijin.luppi on Dec 16, 2016 | 11:19 PM

Roodney hates us right? He light us up a lot
by raijin.luppi on Dec 16, 2016 | 11:21 PM

Mavs chicken head scrambling defense is a sweet dream for opposing teams.
by Moe4ever on Dec 16, 2016 | 11:25 PM


This is the kind of shitty rotations that get coaches fired, If this team wasn’t stealth tanking.
by Moe4ever on Dec 16, 2016 | 11:36 PM

utah isn’t going anywhere with this team anyway
how are we still in it?
i’m really mad lol

by Bball21 on Dec 16, 2016 | 11:50 PM

joe ingles of all players scoring open shots on us
by go87 on Dec 16, 2016 | 11:50 PM

what the fuck was deron doing???????
by Bball21 on Dec 17, 2016 | 12:11 AM

Wtf was that!
by ___shadi on Dec 17, 2016 | 12:12 AM

it’s time to trade deron for real
by go87 on Dec 17, 2016 | 12:14 AM

really done with him after this wtf was that
we had the last damn shot

by Bball21 on Dec 17, 2016 | 12:14 AM

It’s confirmed
We’re tanking. Who shot the ball with 8 sec left on the clock! And no timeouts. Wtf was that!
/end rant/

by ___shadi on Dec 17, 2016 | 12:16 AM


Hood again!
Still remembered last year.

by DirkFTWin on Dec 17, 2016 | 12:13 AM

fuck me fuck me fuck me
fuck fuck fuck

by Bball21 on Dec 17, 2016 | 12:14 AM

That happens cause of 3 GL
dwill guarding Hood, wouldn’t happen with Wes in his line

by SL86 on Dec 17, 2016 | 12:14 AM

nope, Wes was guarding Hood
Dwill was on Hayward though, but we’re lucky the jazz wasn’t able to exploit

by DirkFTWin on Dec 17, 2016 | 12:21 AM

hayward is overrated imo
by Bball21 on Dec 17, 2016 | 12:22 AM

The Jazz are overrated.
They barely beat the worst team in the League.

by Dynomite on Dec 17, 2016 | 12:23 AM

Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 15, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.

There was no game thread. These comments were posted on the last post on the site.

No Dipo against the Jazz
Shit.

Posted by D Sizzle on Dec 14, 2016 | 4:01 PM

with no dipo against the jazz
Russ is gonna have to clamp down and morrow gonna have to be white hot.
Anyway, knowing the thunder, kyle singler will start and drop 50

Posted by vivaromanov on Dec 14, 2016 | 5:59 PM

Thats not good … seeing 50 in Roman numerals is “L”. You’ve done it now!
Posted by Grumble2much on Dec 14, 2016 | 6:37 PM

Best kyle scores 5…
…and go for the “V”

Posted by RingoKid on Dec 14, 2016 | 6:44 PM

Sounds good to me!
Posted by Grumble2much on Dec 14, 2016 | 6:54 PM

nerds …
Posted by Sammy1 on Dec 14, 2016 | 7:52 PM

Kyle is going off!
2 pts.
Today is his day. Time to find your groove again,

Posted by Galsy on Dec 14, 2016 | 8:41 PM


gotta
get more pressure on the Frenchman somehow and try to build up foul trouble
he is stifling the shit out of the whole team and without Dipo as another option he can do it well too. . . .

Posted by WCGoblin on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:23 PM

Billy just couldnt help himself we got to within 6pts
had to put Grant & Semaj back in …. downhill.

Posted by Sammy1 on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:43 PM

Billy just cannot run a logical simple lineup
Everything has to have this secret twist in it.

Posted by D Sizzle on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:43 PM

Sick of this sort of bs from Billy
We arent good enuff to be throwing these sort of games

Posted by D Sizzle on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:44 PM

ffs
We cut the lead then Billy has to put Semaj and Grant in and we’re down 12

Posted by D Sizzle on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:52 PM

kanter
getting macked to pieces as well

Posted by WCGoblin on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:53 PM

He has no licence to talk shit to anyone
Posted by D Sizzle on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:56 PM

I know
its embarrassing that he talks when he isn’t playing well and when the team is losing – poor form!

Posted by WCGoblin on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:58 PM


any
time now to sub in a decent lineup Billy – just saying

Posted by WCGoblin on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:57 PM

Singler…
I’d never thought I’d ever have to ask a basketball player to ingest cleaning liquids, but please down a bottle of Clorox.

Posted by MagicKeys2010 on Dec 14, 2016 | 10:03 PM

Billy… You are good in the postseason. But in the regular season when you need games to win, especially against key playoff competition, you go full-on stupid.
I’ll stop being angry when you win, but losses like these…
I hate everything you stand for, and everything you are.

Posted by MagicKeys2010 on Dec 14, 2016 | 10:28 PM

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