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Where Are They Now: Adam Keefe

March 8, 2016
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What are you doing now?
My playing days ended in ’03, and I went right into the investment world and joined a firm — I’ve lived in Los Angeles ever since, and joined a investment firm out of San Francisco that subsequently sold their business to SunTrust Bank based out of Atlanta, and so I’ve been working for SunTrust Bank for the last four, five years, and living in Los Angeles. …

We work with a lot of, just normal guys, but also a lot of professional athletes and professional coaches. So, it kinda keeps my toes in the pool, so to speak, in the athlete world and the sports world, and it’s been a lot of fun to try and build something and make it grow.

What was it like coming from Atlanta and stepping into a Jerry Sloan locker room in 1994?
[The Hawks] were coming off of a pretty good [playoff run], and the Jazz, I believe, were kind of coming off of an upset loss in the playoffs where there was, there were questions; there were concerns. There was a lot of movement.

You know, for me, it was great to just come into a locker room that I hadn’t seen. And in Atlanta, we had a lot of very divided locker room between Dominique Wilkins and Kevin Willis.

The Jazz was the exact opposite. Everyone was on the same page, and Kevin and Jeff [Hornacek] and John [Stockton], through their — Karl [Malone] and Jeff and John, through their leadership, were on the same page with Coach Sloan, and it just made everything so much easier.

So, it was, it, we were getting to be a well-oiled machine. I don’t think we were there yet, but you know, I think my — after a time, when w–you know, when we cracked through and made the Western Conference Finals and then the next years going to the NBA Finals, it was a great organization to be with.

Was it an easy team to integrate yourself into?
A hundred percent. It was great. You know, I tell people all the time, I’ve never seen a situation — Bryon Russell and I competed for the same spot and the same playing time on the floor for, I believe, almost four years. And we were great friends, and I just don’t think that that is a common event. And Bryon was such a big part of that team, as was I.

You know, one year in the NBA Finals for the regular season, he started the game — he kinda played the first and third, and I played the second and the fourth. And the second year for the regular season when we went to the NBA Finals, I started just about every game and played more the first and the third and he played the second and the fourth.

So, the whole team, whether it was Antoine Carr or Howard Eisley or Shandon Anderson, the guys were really good guys and I think that that’s what made the team so special.

** His twin daughters, who were born during his stint with the Jazz, will play volleyball at Stanford next year. They recently played in a tournament in Utah with Jerry Sloan’s granddaughter.

What was it like playing for Jerry Sloan?
[He treated everyone the same.] That’s exactly how he coached. And he expected Karl and John to be on time and run hard in line drills and do everything that the guys who weren’t playing a lot were gonna do. I think everyone would say he was a very fair coach. He was very forthright and upfront.

You know, he w–there was no politics behind his style of coaching. And you know, more than anything, you appreciated that. You just wanted someone to evaulate you on your ability to contribute to the team, which is what I think his greatest strength was.

And I — even to this day, I think that maybe the legacy of Jerry Sloan is seen in the Spurs organization with Gregg Popovich. There’s no doubt that Popovich kind of modeled what he wanted to do after Sloan and the Jazz, and you’ve seen the success they’ve had.

Did the Finals losses stick with you at all?
You know, I think the second year when we lost when we had home court advantage did, or does. You know, I think we had a real opportunity to win that series, and we just kinda seemed to get out of what we were doing and what we were good at. And you know, to sa–to look back and second-guess is always easy, but the truth of the matter is, there’s a lot of pressure.

Things change — coaches, management, you know, everyone’s trying to do what they think is best to help the team win. And you know, we got away from our starting lineup that started the whole year. We kind of ended up, you know, looking for answers. I actually think I might’ve started Game 6 at center, which, you know, I hadn’t played a lick of center the entire season. I was playing small forward.

And so, that was the only thing that kinda sticks out a little bit to me, is I, you know, I would’ve loved to have given them the best Jazz effort and the best team effort that we had. Now, we gave them — the physical effort was there, but I think we kinda got away from our roots of what got us there.

But that’s, those are very, very difficult questions, and you know, the fact of that matter is, we were playing one of the greatest basketball teams in the history of basketball. It wasn’t just a good team; it was a great team.

Any good Karl Malone practice clash stories?
You know, Karl was maybe one of the best teammates I’ve ever had, and that’s just not in games when he’s scoring 30 and getting 20 rebounds. Literally in practice, he was one of the best teammates I’ve ever had.

I’ve never seen him take a cheap shot at someone, a teammate or a f–or a player. I’ve never seen him want anything but success for his teammates.

He was a gu–he was a tremendous passing post for a big guy. He would set screens for people. He was just a great team player…I mean, the most amazing thing about him was just how big and how strong he was. That’s what was amazing, day in, day out. To be able to play against that in practice was a, was great for me. (KALL)

And here’s your weekly Utah Jazz wrapup

March 7, 2016

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One. Quin Snyder on his backup point guard rotation: At some point, there’s something to be said for one player being able to prepare a certain way. That said, you know, if — you know, basically we’ve got a guy in Raul [Neto] that’s kinda hung his hat on defense, and you know, a guy in Trey [Burke] that’s been — come off the bench offensively and giving us a punch.

And that’s not to say that, you know, I think Raul’s shooting, what, 40-some percent from three in the last month. So, you know, and Trey’s had some games where he’s, you know, played defensively.

So, I don’t want to box myself in. But philosophically, I think it’s hard to play three point guards, and we’ve committed to Shelvin [Mack]. We haven’t had time; we haven’t had a training camp full of stuff, so, to make a determination, and, but it makes sense.

Two. Quin Snyder on #PlayoffPush: We should stop talking about the playoffs. I mean, I don’t think this is a team — and we can feel it, but I mean…we just need to play well. And you know, that’s, it’s natural, right? But I don’t, you know, I don’t think we’re at a point where…[interrupted]…

And I’m not going to stop paying attention to it, you know, but I think — the point being, you know, we can look at that, but to the extent it’s a distraction from our group continuing to improve. You know, we’re, we still haven’t got Alec [Burks] back.

So, there, this is still a process for us kinda finding ourselves, and the quicker we can do that, you know — Shel — we just, you know, we have a starting point guard that joined us at the break. I m–we have to figure out how to play well together, and I think that’ll be the thing that helps us, you know, make [interrupted]…

How many teams have added a starting point guard in the last two weeks? I mean, it’s unusual. And that’s because we’ve played with two point guards, or, as I said, six, over the course of the season. So, we’ve played with six point guards, you know, at the end of the game, and now we’ve got a new starter. It’s just a, I think there’s a process in and of itself there.

Three. Joe Ingles, asked on 1280 if he ever looks at Matt Barnes and says, “Really, man? All the tats, including way up the neck to the face? Isn’t it — come on, guy, isn’t that a little too much?”: I mean, I had, what, six, eight weeks with him in the Clippers when I was there, and he’s a great guy. He actually helped me a fair bit, so — being in the same position in training camp, and obviously battled against him. But yeah, a really good guy, so don’t judge him by the tattoos.

Four. Joe Ingles on his hopes for his twins: I want them to look like her. I want them to be as tall as me, look like her, be as athletic as her, because I don’t want them having “Slo-Mo” nicknames when they grow [up] and getting teased.

Five. Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) invented the whip 20 years ago:

 

Six. Finally, an explanation for this:

lyles-weight-s

lyles weight tweet

Seven. Quin Snyder after the loss to the Grizzlies: You know, they’ve got men. You know, this is a veteran team, and they’ve got guys that have been in those positions, and you know, are a confident group, whether it’s Matt Barnes or Vince Carter. You know, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley. Those guys are men, and they know how to win…They have an identity. They’re physical. You know, they come after you.

Eight. No Trey Lyles bench celebrations this week, but there was this precious moment:

lyles booker

Nine. Trevor Booker on Derrick Favors’ performance against the Pelicans: Straight animal…I think he felt like that [the officials] missed some calls, and that made him mad. And I love seeing him mad, so maybe before the game, you know, Imma start slapping him.

Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Craig Bolerjack: Jingling Joe jingling inside.
** Matt Harpring on a Rodney Hood miss: Spot on. Just probably 6 inches long. But dead eye on. (H/T @Aheffy)
** Dwane Casey: Gobert makes up for a lot of mistakes. He’s long. He knows how to use it now. (H/T @zprince3, @Mark_R_Pereira via @DJJazzyJody)
** Harpring on Zach Randolph: He’s getting into Rudy Gobert’s body. Rudy’s gotta be physical on Zach Randolph, ’cause when you let him bang you…he’s gonna eat you alive all night.
** Joe Ingles: It has been a pleasure to be with my pregnant wife.
** Harpring: When you just pound the entire night and you can’t score, you just get frustrated.
** Harpring on plus-minus: I’m not a huge guy…but when there’s big numbers, I’ll tell you.
** Quin Snyder on his rotation against the Pelicans: We wanted to get some guys some early blows, so that’s what we saw. We got a few guys in there early, and tried to save some legs and keep guys fresh.

Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 6, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Bird Writes.

No comments in the game thread. (This was the site’s first comment-free game thread of the season.)

Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 5, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Grizzly Bear Blues.

Note: This was the entire game thread.

Not looking good
by Vincent Torello on Mar 4, 2016 | 7:27 PM

I love Lance Stephenson on this team.
Please bring him back

by Vincent Torello on Mar 4, 2016 | 7:48 PM

Chalmers.
He has a +/- of 25 at the half, in 13 minutes! thats insane, not something you see show up on the stat sheet for sure.

by Zordor on Mar 4, 2016 | 8:19 PM

WTF is this? Again?
by Vincent Torello on Mar 4, 2016 | 8:32 PM

Neto is a bitch.
And so is the ref who called that weak shit. He got picked on as a kid

by Vincent Torello on Mar 4, 2016 | 8:51 PM

Just getting in
Really ya’ll? Isn’t this a below 500 team? What is going on. Why do we have such a hard time with this team? Lets go guys!!

by GrizzGirl2 on Mar 4, 2016 | 8:53 PM

Way to go Grizz!!!
Lets do this!!!!!!!!!! Come on!!!!!!!!!!

by GrizzGirl2 on Mar 4, 2016 | 8:56 PM

Mike Conley!!!
by grizzgrl on Mar 4, 2016 | 9:10 PM

Birdman!!
by grizzgrl on Mar 4, 2016 | 9:10 PM

Mike!!!!!!
by grizzgrl on Mar 4, 2016 | 9:13 PM

Freakng Zbo!!!
by grizzgrl on Mar 4, 2016 | 9:15 PM

Grizz Grindin’!!!!!
Go Grizz!!!

by GrizzGirl2 on Mar 4, 2016 | 9:32 PM

Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 3, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Raptors HQ.

I say Gobert eats Jonas for diner
by Maddog957 on Mar 2, 2016 | 7:37 PM

Home Stand time.
It would be nice to get a big win to start it off. Utah’s bigs are trouble for any team though, let alone ours.

by budgellism on Mar 2, 2016 | 7:40 PM

Big question how much moose does Grodon Hayward use in his hair?
half a bottle or a full bottle? His hair doesn’t move , my hair would be all over the place. He has so much moose in there that his hair is soo hard it’s like wearing a helmet !

by Maddog957 on Mar 2, 2016 | 7:58 PM

Hayward getting whatever he wants
by Belisarius on Mar 2, 2016 | 8:23 PM

scola’s d on booker is embarrassing
by cbop on Mar 2, 2016 | 8:59 PM

got to mute matt and jack
do they ever talk about the game in progress anymore?

by cbop on Mar 2, 2016 | 9:06 PM

Contrary to what you (I) might initially think, (s)he’s not talking about Matt Harpring and Craig Bolerjack. Raptors’ broadcasters are Matt Devlin and Jack Armstrong.

They never make it easy, do they?
by Chilango on Mar 2, 2016 | 9:39 PM

cory jo had a pretty off game
made neto/burke look like the second coming of nash and lowry
jazz pretty much got buckets every time they put scola or derozan in a pick and roll. would be nice to see how good the defense could have been tonight if patterson had started instead of scola.

by mikeymoney on Mar 2, 2016 | 10:04 PM

Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 1, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Celtics Blog.

So is AB playing?
Because I would actually like to see Young play a bit. See if he developed at all.

by CeltsFlow on Feb 29, 2016 | 5:35 PM

God no! We’re trying to win, aren’t we?
No Young. Please. My eyes bleed when I see him taking the floor. Against Rodney Hood it will be specially painful.

by BHCELTICS on Feb 29, 2016 | 7:30 PM

Nothing like the obviously NBA ready guy who your team passed up to pick you torch you…
Thankfully, James suffered a minor injury in the D-league and couldn’t get lit up by the NBA starter we passed up to pick him.

by jon33hoy on Feb 29, 2016 | 7:59 PM

This jazz guys are tough to play
by omitasub on Feb 29, 2016 | 7:54 PM

Jazz offense looks really random…they need a PG.
by MrMojo18 on Feb 29, 2016 | 8:49 PM

How old is Ingles?
by MrMojo18 on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:06 PM

Born: October 2, 1987
by frontenddev on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:07 PM

Looks like 38
by MrMojo18 on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:08 PM


Jeez, can this team ever get over this hump and actually take a lead?
by mahonedog88 on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:20 PM

Your wish is their command!
by greengreek on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:22 PM

Jazz looking a bit frustrated, taking bad shots. Time to really push the tempo
by NYDan on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:26 PM

Yeah Ima need Hayward to stop making plays. Ima also need Gobert to stop getting calls
by Employee #8 on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:31 PM

A meteor striking Salt Lake City is what I’m asking Santa for this year
by Employee #8 on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:34 PM

Gobert really just parking himself in the lane like there’s no such thing as 3 second violations
by Employee #8 on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:36 PM

Is it just me or does Hayward travel EVERY time he drives?
by frontenddev on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:38 PM

WHEN DID SHELVIN MACK BECOME GOOD
by GTR216 on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:44 PM

SHELVIN MACK IS A 16 PERCENT 3 POINT SHOOTER
16 FREAKIN PERCENT

by GTR216 on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:46 PM


WOW
What a block by Bradley!!!

by Tai on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:51 PM

Avery just out there EMAACULATING Hayward
by Employee #8 on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:52 PM

THIS TEAM!!!
by GreenCeltics on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:52 PM

Sigh of relief
by greengreek on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:56 PM

Props to the Jazz and Quin Snyder. Great competitive team.
by GreenCeltics on Feb 29, 2016 | 9:57 PM

And here’s your weekly Utah Jazz wrapup

February 29, 2016

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One. Pink Grandmas! With signage!

grandmas

Two. Shelvin Mack, asked what’s the most embarrassing thing he can tell everyone about Gordon Hayward: That little rap song.

Mack on Feb. 22, asked if he gives Gordon Hayward crap about his missed shot in the NCAA title game: No, I never bring it up. I should — actually, I need to bring it up.

Mack on Feb. 23, asked how Gordon Hayward’s game has changed since college: He’s making shots. You know, he’s not missing shots like he did against Duke. So you know, that’s the biggest difference.

Three. #Squad.

hood burke

Four. Phil Johnson on Jeff Hornacek getting fired*: There’s a lot of factors in what happens, and so, no one person is to blame, or no, you know, it’s a concerted effort, and a lot of times, it’s very difficult. You’ve gotta have good players. You’ve gotta have good management, and you’ve gotta have loyal people and good personalities, good character on your team to succeed in this league.

Well, that’s very difficult to come by, and so, you know, and extenuating circumstances come up. Sometimes you make trades and they don’t work out, and it ends up…the coaches are, they usually go first, and then after a few years then the general manager. But the owner never really gets fired, so he keeps making, keeps, he has the ability to keep making decisions.

* People calling Markieff Morris “Marquese Morrison”: Phil Johnson

memo horny

Five. Gordon Hayward on the moment below: Yeah, just some gamesh–gamesmanship. You know, I should’ve knocked it down. I think it was, I was perfect from the line until then, or missed one or whatever, and so. Should’ve hit.

bev-hay-s

Six. Joe Ingles, told Craig Bolerjack was on the show earlier: That would’ve been riveting. He probably talked about himself for 20 minutes…Have you seen the amount of hairspray he uses before a game? It’s ridiculous.

Ingles, hearing a pre-recorded comment from Boler about how he [Ingles] badgers him constantly, ripping out his earpiece, etc.: That’s on him. That’s his fault…’cause he stan–him and Harpring or whoever it is, stand at the half-court in their $35 suits and they act like it’s all about them, and always stands there with his chest out like he’s the man, and they get in the way of our warmup line when we’re trying to do layups, and so, you know, I was trying to get him out of the way. …

And their suits, their s–their clothing at times, they need, they should be, Root Sports or whoever does it should actually pay for [their suits] so they don’t look like clowns* on TV with what they be wearing sometimes.

Ingles on Matt Harpring: His hair is actually rapidly falling out like his co-partner’s too, so he needs to watch out after having five kids. But yeah, no, he’s the same. His suits are probably a bit more expensive than his co-partner’s, but yeah, it’s the same thing.

They always just sit there like they own the show, and Harpring throws a couple loose jokes out. He’s always asking me for free Nikes…I tell him, “You just made $50 million in your career, you can’t buy a pair of Nikes?”

Ingles on whether his wife will continue playing professional netball: It’s an Australian sport, one of our biggest sport. I mean, their team sells out every game. She’s definitely not gonna play this year, obviously, with the kids on the way. Next year, she’s kind of left it up in the air.

She, if she can, she might, but we’re gonna weigh that decision when it comes. It’s, obviously it’s tough with two kids and me over here. We’ll have to see what — how that would work. But hopefully I can push her into retirement. But, no, obviously it’s up to her, and she obviously couldn’t tell me to quit.

* Speaking of clowns:
clown car

Seven. Dennis Lindsey on the NBA Officiating Last Two Minute Report of the Jazz-Rockets game: Look, we understand that the last two minutes of any game is tough to officiate, and that calls can go both ways. And we’ve been beneficiaries last game. You know, we were down six calls there, as everybody knows.

That said, what really concerns us is that with our style of play, as a freedom-of-movement team, when fouls like that are missed, it affects us more than it would some other teams.

So really, again, it’s not so much two minutes or the six calls, the volume. It’s just the type of non-calls that happen. And you know, beyond that, I really can’t elaborate too much. But, appreciate the question.

Quin Snyder on the six uncalled violations by the Rockets: You know, during the course of the game, one of the things we’ve tried to do, as a younger team, that’s less experienced, you know, we’re trying to gain respect on multiple levels throughout the league, you know, with other teams, and you know, I think we’ve done that to a degr–I think we’ve been taking, I don’t know if we say people’s best shots, but people have played well against us…

So, we have to understand, and part of our evolution, collectively and individually, is being able to deal with adversity. And there’re certain things we can’t control. We’ve tried to control a lot of things. You know, we literally drill showing our hands and stand down on fakes, and a lot of those things that, you know, verticality, that could potentially put you in harm’s way.

But we’ve been in a lot of close games, and it’s good that we were able to, you know, to overcome whatever adversity we had in that game and win the game. I think had that not happened, it’d probably be a little more difficult pill to swallow.

I believe in listening to [the officials]. You know, there’s a few things that our guys have done that, you know, they’re either not doing or you know, they’re trying to play more like a guy like James Harden, ’cause he puts you in such difficult situations with — sometimes we go in there and just try to get a shot off instead of going in to draw a foul.

So, I think it’s a learning process for our team. That’s a little bit what you get when you have the least amount of NBA experience in the league. You get a lot of questions about, you know, being in close games and what you can do to be in close games. Some of that’s in your control and some of it’s not, and you have to f–know where that line is and, you know, prepare that way.

Eight. Get well soon, Trey Lyles. (His celebrations have been so lackluster this week, I just assume he’s ill.)

lyles-221

lyles-celeb-2-s

Trey Lyles on his bench celebrations: You know, it’s really just me being, you know, in tune with the game, and just, you know, happy to see [teammates], you know, do good things, and just me being excited.

You know, I know the crowd likes it, so, you know, it helps out the crowd get into the game a little bit more. It helps out the teammates on the bench get into it a little bit more too. And you know, the guys, they like it too…It’s a cool thing I like to do.

More Lyles quotage:
** Best and worst dressed on the team? Best dressed would be Trevor Booker. Worst dressed would be Rudy [Gobert], for sure…I just don’t think anything he wears matches. Or, I don’t know, maybe it’s ’cause he’s so big, it’s hard for him to find stuff. But you know, I just, his style isn’t, you know, positive in my eyes.
** Most unorganized, dirtiest player on the team? Probably Rudy. You know, he throws his stuff all over the place and you know, he’s, at the, in the games, you know, at the arena, you know, he always has his stuff over and beside my locker or Joe’s locker and we’re like, “Come on man, you gotta clean up every now and then,” so.
** On Quin Snyder as a coach (UDQM): He’s a good coach to play with. You know, he’s very hands-on. You know, he likes to have his hands on everything. And you know, he’s very energetic, and you know, he wants things done the right way. He challenges us to, you know, be better every day, and you know, he’s a great coach to play for, and he’s a player’s coach.

Bonus quotage:
** Quin Snyder, asked if Rudy Gobert is his worst-dressed and most unorganized player: I don’t have the experience with that that Trey does. I’ll have to take his word for it.

Nine. Gordon Hayward on the loss to the Nets: We learned today we can’t just turn it on the last four or five minutes, and — we gotta play from the get-go.

Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Dennis Lindsey on Shelvin Mack: It’s very obvious to our fans that he has a good body. He’s long.
** Lindsey on Rodney Hood: He can rise up real quickly inside of a tight quarter.
** Craig Bolerjack: Favors was on top of [Noah] Vonleh. (H/T @5kl)
** Boler: The Jazz are just pounding the Blazers on the inside. (H/T @5kl, @swaywe11)
** Ron Boone on Gordon Hayward: Just a little too close to his body there. Gave [Damian] Lillard a chance to reach around the front.
** Steve Brown: Coach, obviously a big one again tonight. They’re all big at this point.
Quin Snyder: No question. And at home, too.
** Boler on Trey Lyles: Nice move by the rookie, as he gets Josh Smith up.
** Brown to Derrick Favors on point guards: Are there little differences, though, in styles with guys, I mean, based on size, based on, you know, body types?
** Boler: Harden goes down, Hayward’s bent over in half.
** Gordon Hayward on getting poked in the eye: Everybody’s been through that. I mean, it just, it takes a little bit of time to g–to kinda get your senses back.
** Phil Johnson, comparing Mark Eaton and Rudy Gobert: You know, Mark was bigger. I mean, even though he was taller, he’s not that much longer. But he was bigger. I mean, if you look at Mark, how big he was…He was older, and his development came fairly quickly, actually, because he was a little older.
** Johnson on how the NBA has become less physical: The Jazz do it a lot. They force guys into the big man. They shave guys in different places.
** Snyder, Spurs post-game: Rudy’s, you know, strength is not necessarily his girth as it is his length. And so, he’s gotta learn how to use his body.
** Snyder on the Jazz’s offense against the Nets: We tried to move it. Sometimes that frees everybody up, when everybody’s touching it. And then there were certain opportunities really, where, you know, where we thought, you know, Gordon or — Rodney got it going during that one stretch, right, where we milked the same play two or three times for him.

Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

February 28, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Nets Daily.

Idc if we win anymore lol
Just wanna see the young guys play good

by Tredub7 on Feb 27, 2016 | 9:05 PM

I don’t care if the young guys play good
I just want the willpower to not watch the game

by calling all toasters on Feb 27, 2016 | 9:08 PM

Is there anyone at the game tonight?
the arena looks empty

by SteelNets on Feb 27, 2016 | 9:22 PM

Wish we had gordon hayward
He would be good fit

by The Painted Ones on Feb 27, 2016 | 9:22 PM

Horrible defense and offense whats new
by the Cool none on Feb 27, 2016 | 9:46 PM

I want to see brolo go hard at that thing called gobert
by manleyyy on Feb 27, 2016 | 9:48 PM

Not even getting shots off
by the Cool none on Feb 27, 2016 | 9:49 PM


Hey look…..we are making open shots
by the Cool none on Feb 27, 2016 | 10:33 PM

Quin Snyder has an M.B.A. and a J.D.?
I’m shocked that he’s not POBO somewhere with those two degrees combined with his basketball knowledge.

by aydee123 on Feb 27, 2016 | 10:36 PM

What is POBO? Urban Dictionary has two definitions: cross between hobo and pedo, and person of black origin. Guessing it’s neither of these in this context.

the level of basketball being played in this warriors/thunder game compared to the nets /jazz game makes me question how their in the same league
by jonathon21 on Feb 27, 2016 | 10:54 PM

[game thread switches to GSW/OKC game]

lopez cant do ish vs gobert
by JT45 on Feb 27, 2016 | 11:13 PM

Hayward, Gobert, Favors, Hood, Burks, Exum, Lyles…
The Jazz have such a great core.
Those first three are already at least borderline All-Stars, and Hood looks like he’s approaching that level.

by aydee123 on Feb 27, 2016 | 11:16 PM

[game thread switches to unrealness of Steph Curry]

scared to turn back to nets game
dont need a let down tonight

by Jay Hud on Feb 27, 2016 | 11:30 PM

oh hey we’re still playing
and we’re winning
neat

by J-Kay on Feb 27, 2016 | 11:31 PM

this game is slipping away
just feels like a loss coming

by jonathon21 on Feb 27, 2016 | 11:40 PM

we just do things to lose
by Nets_Fan_Since_1994 on Feb 27, 2016 | 11:40 PM


[game thred switches to discussion on the Spur waiving Ray McCallum and whether Nets should pick him up]

We are so dumb
by StrongGuyland on Feb 27, 2016 | 11:52 PM

this team is so stupid i just cant
by jonathon21 on Feb 27, 2016 | 11:53 PM

man o man how bad can we get
by ajv9307 on Feb 27, 2016 | 11:53 PM

Trying everything possible to lose this one.
by DarkXaero on Feb 27, 2016 | 11:54 PM

ready for heartbreak
by jonathon21 on Feb 27, 2016 | 11:57 PM

You want to lose , nets?
by the Cool none on Feb 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Well earned win
by HJM114 on Feb 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

February 26, 2016
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Pounding the Rock.

YES. Just beat these Jazz people!
by Chanthasouk on Feb 25, 2016 | 10:35 PM

I have a TON of respect for this Jazz team.
by Spencer Caffrey on Feb 25, 2016 | 10:44 PM

this
by chajamamama on Feb 25, 2016 | 10:44 PM

Gotta get to sleep. Good game and good night to y’all!
by ManuArg on Feb 25, 2016 | 10:45 PM

Man I’d love to poach Favors or Gobert. Or both.
by Spencer Caffrey on Feb 25, 2016 | 10:47 PM

I was beginning to wonder if HAYWARD WAS PLAYING
by Timminion on Feb 25, 2016 | 10:54 PM

Haywood is just MILDLY intimidated by Kawhi
by Timminion on Feb 25, 2016 | 10:59 PM


Utah is one of the better teams Spurs faced this roadtrip after Clips.
by hoopsaf on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:07 PM

Kawhi is such a gift to this world.
by cecilthesheep on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:23 PM

Lead! Bottoms up
by Estebandvl on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:23 PM

Held them to 12 in the quarter! That’s nice.
by cecilthesheep on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:32 PM

Im going to sleep…bye everybody
by spursfan87 on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:34 PM


While we’re still on break, can someone explain to me exactly when the Jazz became a bad team again?
Injuries hit them as bad as the worst of them.

by zhouprodigy on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:40 PM

IIRC, it was pretty much when Gobert got hurt. He’s their whole defense.
by cecilthesheep on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:42 PM

They stole it from SA. Dennis Lindsey is their GM and Quinn, their coach. Both are former SA Spurs.
by indiancharlie on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:45 PM

Jesus…. I have to wonder if Pop is trying to inject spies into organizations all over the NBA…
by zhouprodigy on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:47 PM

What are you talking about? They are a playoff team as of now.
by hoopsaf on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:47 PM

I know. It was a comment to the attitude here, that being down by the Jazz was completely indefensible. They don’t suck, is what I’m saying. I get the feeling some people don’t know that.
by zhouprodigy on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:48 PM

Welp, gotta go to sleep. Almost midnight here in the east coast. Sigh. WIN SPURS WIN!
by Chanthasouk on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:53 PM


They are having way with us on the inside…and POP doesnt like it
by Timminion on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:54 PM

Gorbert/Favors are really good. At least as good as our big guys.
by hoopsaf on Feb 25, 2016 | 11:57 PM

Next assist by Tony will have him pass Jerry West at #29 on the all time list. Tied with 6238
by chajamamama on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:20 AM

Which comes first? The chicken or the egg?
by Stijl on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:23 AM

The egg. Unless you’re talking about a chicken egg. Then the answer is the chicken.
by chajamamama on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:24 AM

How come nobody eats turkey eggs? Esp. for Thanksgiving breakfast?
by thirtynineyearfan on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:26 AM

Turkey hens are the only animal that can decide/choose what gender the hatch will be. True story.
by Stijl on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:29 AM

Alligators can control the sex of the hatchlings by regulating the temperature of the nest.
by chajamamama on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:31 AM

the chinese can do that better
by death&taxes on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:32 AM


That Favors guy. Just can’t guard him
by Valiere on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:24 AM

The Jazz announcers sound exasperated. Kawhi is taking their life force.
by Scoot Tre on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:27 AM

Spurs win!
by magnuskrauss on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:41 AM

An impressive beat down of a playoff team in a back to back game.
by hoopsaf on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:41 AM

Wow. I passed out somewhere in the last 6 minutes.
Fatigue. But good win!!!

by zhouprodigy on Feb 26, 2016 | 12:47 AM

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

February 25, 2016
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Dream Shake.

up and coming team hungry to prove themselves
against teh Rockets who are the opposite

by NVP on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:01 PM

I see defense is still optional.
by KLP713 on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:21 PM

What do these fool even do at practice?
beers and wings?

by NVP on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:22 PM

blackjack and hookers
by xtysocx on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:24 PM

This crowd is dead…
by Jodorowsky on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:26 PM

Probably due to the low
quality of basketball being played.

by Bobbythegreat on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:26 PM

too many blacks
by twinkilling0303 on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:26 PM

Utah should build a team of 15 Gordon Heywards…
by Jodorowsky on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:30 PM


ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……
by Jodorowsky on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:49 PM

I swear to god this game is being broadcast in .5x speed
by Jodorowsky on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:50 PM

How the fuck did you foul Rudy Gobert there
he was off balanced, facing the wrong way with 3 red shirts around him. How did you foul him in that situation

by NVP on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:58 PM

This is just a bad basketball team.
Pass the bleach.

by Bobbythegreat on Feb 23, 2016 | 8:59 PM

Someone mercy kill this team…
by Jodorowsky on Feb 23, 2016 | 9:06 PM

wow these refs are fucking stupid
by WattYouTalknBoutWillis on Feb 23, 2016 | 9:16 PM

Refs love to screw us
But this is ridiculous

by KrisD on Feb 23, 2016 | 9:17 PM

Utah 17 turnovers and we’re down by 5 lol
by wavytrillswagg on Feb 23, 2016 | 9:36 PM

Is Josh Smith out of shape or something?
Looks so much slower than last season

by twinkilling0303 on Feb 23, 2016 | 9:38 PM

Seems like he’s lost a lot of GAF
by Orange88 on Feb 23, 2016 | 9:39 PM


Holy shit!
We somehow have a lead!!!

by Bobbythegreat on Feb 23, 2016 | 9:46 PM

Of course Utah screws with the clock
by Orange88 on Feb 23, 2016 | 9:58 PM

Yeah, fuck you, Utah.
by KLP713 on Feb 23, 2016 | 9:58 PM

Utah has always had the worst
clock operators.

by Bobbythegreat on Feb 23, 2016 | 9:59 PM

it’s your own fucking operator’s fault
give us the point

by NVP on Feb 23, 2016 | 9:59 PM

Too Hood for his
own good.

by Bobbythegreat on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:03 PM

Oh, shut up, Utah fans.
by KLP713 on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:04 PM


our team is just really badly coached
just kind of a perpetual shit show

by H&Hguy on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:04 PM

fuck Daryl Morey
by H&Hguy on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:07 PM

half of our players SUCK
and our GM thinks he is the smartest guy ever!

by H&Hguy on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:09 PM

If I am Heyward
I am pissed that the team has let this be so close. Dude is having a perfect game offensively and Jazz are finding ways to screw it up.

by KrisD on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:16 PM

they’re up by 3
by NVP on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:18 PM

Bad call
Come on refs this is ridiculous

by KrisD on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:17 PM

Im done blaming the refs
who gives a shit. This team is depressingly awful and deserves to get boned

by H&Hguy on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:18 PM

Burke is murdering us.
by KLP713 on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:21 PM


LOL, well good for
Utah, they deserve this one.

by Bobbythegreat on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:22 PM

We don’t deserve to be JBB’d
by wavytrillswagg on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:23 PM

Well it’s going to keep happening
till he gets fired. He’s just a shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty coach

by Bobbythegreat on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:24 PM

don’t worry our brilliant GM will fix the shitshow he has created
LOL

by H&Hguy on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:22 PM

How were you expecting him to fix this midseaon? Did you want him to break the team up last offseason? Because that’s the only way we could of avoided this.
by KLP713 on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:24 PM

Take JBB out back
and beat the shit out of him.

by Bobbythegreat on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:25 PM

LMAO.
by KLP713 on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:25 PM


aaaaaaaand we luck out
by H&Hguy on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:41 PM

10 seconds is an eternity for Hayward to hit a wide open game winning lay up
by NVP on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:43 PM

That.. that was Hayward’s first miss.
by KLP713 on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:45 PM

James Harden 1 foul away from fouling out
don’t expect him to try very hard on D

by NVP on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:46 PM

saving the hard d for the strip club
by twinkilling0303 on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:48 PM

Hood may you please go fuck yourself.
by KLP713 on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:48 PM

Rodney Hood making the Rockets his bitch
by H&Hguy on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:56 PM

holy shit he’s good….
by Jodorowsky on Feb 23, 2016 | 10:56 PM

Rockets losing out is best for everyone
by wavytrillswagg on Feb 23, 2016 | 11:09 PM

The Rockets are the Jeb Bush of the NBA
by wavytrillswagg on Feb 23, 2016 | 11:18 PM

If we tank the rest of the season maybe we get lucky in the draft!!!
by wavytrillswagg on Feb 23, 2016 | 11:28 PM

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