Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Canis Hoopus.
let’s hope for a win tonight!
I am envious of some of the players the Jazz have. Mainly their best, Hayward, Gobert and Hood are all awesome and their addition of George Hill was smart.
Posted by Name-Game on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Score 100 on the Jzz!
Cause the Jzz to score less than 100!!
Posted by Timber Dome on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:07 PM
Sneyder an 8 on the craziness look scale tonight
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:14 PM
Grandpa Munster har…
Posted by Simitar on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:15 PM
Utah missing a ton of easy shots.
Posted by Simitar on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:15 PM
Gobert a one man wrecking machine on the glass
Posted by Name-Game on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:16 PM
Gobert is feasting
Posted by Name-Game on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:21 PM
7 minutes in… we haven’t made a 2 point shot
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:21 PM
This offense is hideous.
Ricky in the corner makes me sad.
Posted by shoebobs on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:21 PM
Just think if Utah had Burks and Favors
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:22 PM
and Stockton and Malone (and Ostertag)
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:22 PM
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:24 PM
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:27 PM
And Adrian Dantley
Posted by googoleeoottooooleeoottooooleeeatta on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:25 PM
Darrell Griffith, Mark Eaton, and Ricky Green
Posted by SoDakHammer on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:27 PM
Posted by googoleeoottooooleeoottooooleeeatta on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:28 PM
You know, before he was one of us.
Posted by SoDakHammer on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:29 PM
Posted by googoleeoottooooleeoottooooleeeatta on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:31 PM
Rafael Arauyo and Carlos Arroyo
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:31 PM
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:47 PM
Posted by Poop Hat on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:29 PM
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:31 PM
Gobert killing us on the boards
he has to have like 9 by now, right?
Posted by Poop Hat on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:22 PM
He has 2 more than we do…
Posted by Simitar on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:25 PM
Being Goberted right now
Posted by blond unicorn on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:22 PM
remember when I really liked the Jazz
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:24 PM
I forgot why I hate them now
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:27 PM
Posted by shoebobs on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:28 PM
that’s the guy who invented Mormonism?
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:29 PM
It’d be nice if we stopped just giving the ball away
Posted by jandersh on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:41 PM
Why do we keep letting Shabazz throw up bricks and not play any defense but still give him minutes?
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:42 PM
did you see his abs, dude’s ripped bro
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:43 PM
lol Joe Ingles and Jeff Withey are schooling us
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:48 PM
This offense is jank
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:49 PM
at least we don’t have to listen to Matt Hapring
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:53 PM
sneyder looks so crazy man
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:50 PM
Quinn Snyder has definitely killed multiple hookers, right?
Posted by googoleeoottooooleeoottooooleeeatta on Nov 28, 2016 | 7:59 PM
Simultaneously or in total?
Actually, I think the answer’s the same.
Posted by Manna from Heaven on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:05 PM
Probably on par
With the Green River killer
Posted by Name-Game on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Trade Wiggins for Inggles
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:00 PM
We may have to throw in a pick.
I’d start with lottery protected, but be willing to go down to top 5.
Posted by Quality Jason on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:02 PM
Every NBA team pre-1981 had at least one player who looked like Joe Ingles..
Posted by SoDakHammer on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:05 PM
I had to switch over to Utah feed cause my Wolves is freezing
but I got to find out that they call Ingles “Jingling Joe.”
Posted by Quality Jason on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:06 PM
how are we letting a frenchie dominate us
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:09 PM
Ingles is Australian, Joel
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:10 PM
what happened to Donte Exam
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:16 PM
He’s currently in bust rehab
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:18 PM
Quinn killed him to show why he’s the top of the coaching list
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:19 PM
probably drank his blood too
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:20 PM
Quinn has to stay young
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:22 PM
wonder what his ancient mesotopamian name is
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:23 PM
when you pronounce Dieng as Jeng
why don’t you pronounce Diaw as Jaw
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:30 PM
cute as hell
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:31 PM
Why did the ref just whisper to Gobert after that foul call… this game is rigged
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:36 PM
ref is prolly a mormon
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:37 PM
SHABAZZ YOU’RE ASS GO TO CHINA AND MAKE THEM WATCH THIS SHIT
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:39 PM
Lyles is looking like
the next Joe Ingles.
Posted by Quality Jason on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:41 PM
If we lose this game by less than -1
I’ll consider it a victory
Posted by Klawitter on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:45 PM
never go against the Mormons in a street fight
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:49 PM
If Ingles would have made that, Zach would have had to retire
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:50 PM
Quinn Snyder will never get fired because the F.O fears for their lives if they tell him the bad news
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:51 PM
they’re already dead
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:52 PM
stupid sexy hayward
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:53 PM
Towns got lost in Haywards dreamy eyes, not even contesting
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 8:54 PM
Towns why are you being garbage
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 9:02 PM
Wiggins.. come the fuck on
Posted by Name-Game on Nov 28, 2016 | 9:10 PM
the damn Lakers are 9-9
Being 5-12 is ridiculous with this roster.
Posted by Toll Booth Willie on Nov 28, 2016 | 9:23 PM
thibs should give back his first month’s salary
This team is trash. And it’s on him, and him alone.
These guys are way too good individually to be this bad as a team
Posted by Toll Booth Willie on Nov 28, 2016 | 9:13 PM
congrats to Utah
Lyles sealed it
Posted by Russian Bee the Revolution Fuck SBNation on Nov 28, 2016 | 9:18 PM
Quinn will let the team eat tonight now
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Nov 28, 2016 | 9:18 PM
Yeah KAT you deserved to get stuffed on the last play of the game. Stop missing layups. Play solid defense like you’re supposed to do.
Posted by jonboy11 on Nov 28, 2016 | 9:22 PM
Didn’t watch this one
I have to say life is a lot more enjoyable when you abstain from all Minnesota sports. I went for a jog got some fresh air checked the box score said yup sounds about right and moved on. Thats about as much time as I’ll give this team. 10+ years of god awfulness will do it. Seasons not about wins its about dunks.
Posted by 2004 Twolves on Nov 28, 2016 | 9:28 PM
One. Happy Thanksgiving!
Two. Love this so much. Literally half the team showed up!
Trey Lyles on seven Jazz players attending the SLC Stars game: Everybody knew a couple guys were gonna go, and then a lot of guys just showed up. We justed wanted to go out there and show support. This is the first time we were home and they had a game, so we wanted to go watch them…[Joel Bolomboy] told us w–he was playing the night before, so we knew that. So, we all were talking about going on the plane on the plane ride home.
Quin Snyder (who was there too) on Jazz players turning out to support Joel Bolomboy: It says a lot about Joel too, that the guys would think to do that and want to come support him.
Three. Topic of the Week: Rudy Gobert’s hands.
Trey Lyles on Rudy Gobert’s hands: He’s getting a lot better. You know, last year it was kind of bad, but this year, you know, he’s catching a lot more balls. And you know, we’re giving him confidence. We’re staying on him about it, and he’s, you know, really taken a focus to it.
Gordon Hayward on Rudy Gobert’s hands: Well, I mean, I think he’s getting better. I think with him, it’s more anticipation of, you know, like, being ready for the ball. I mean, he’s got big hands, so I mean, he’s, he should be able to catch those, and I think he will. It’s just something where he’s gotta be mentally focused and mentally ready thinking that the ball’s coming to him every time. So, you know, it’s good they’re working with him.
Quin Snyder on Rudy Gobert’s hands: Rudy’s trying to get better…He’s committed to it and hopefully will continue to get better.
George Hill on working with Rudy Gobert on his hands: I tell him every day we gotta work on at least 100 catches where you’re just throwing bullet passes and things in traffic to get his hands better. ‘Cause, I tell him that’s, you know, six, eight points a game where maybe we bobble it [or] we don’t throw it, you know, good, and we miss the opportunity to get an easy bucket, things like that. So, just trying to help him out.
Rudy Gobert on working with George Hill: I just wanted to show him that I can catch, and I told him to learn to throw lobs too.
Flashback: Rudy Gobert on his hands, locker room cleanout 2016: My hands are good…People think I got bad hands. I think I have good hands, to be honest.
Four. Tame in comparison to what we’ve seen in the past, but we’ve got our first Trey Lyles bench celebration of the year (that I noticed):
Five. People calling…
People calling Jamal Murray “Steph Murray”: Craig Bolerjack
People calling Alec Burks “Eric Burks”: Quin Snyder
People calling Gordon Hayward “Korver”: Ron Boone
Six. Quin Snyder on George Hill’s return: I think he just gives — he gives our other players confidence because there’s a stability when you have somebody who’s a floor leader. And you know, I think our guys, you know, in the beginning of the year they felt that. And then when that’s gone, you know, we have to be able to be better with him not on the floor.
Snyder on George Hill’s return, some more: You know, [Rudy Gobert] didn’t concentrate in Denver. He let the game, the fouls, the, a lot of things break his concentration. And tonight, I felt like he was more focused on that. He was a beneficiary of some of the things that George was doing. I think George’s presence on the court helped stabilize Rudy.
Snyder on George Hill’s return, some more some more: George can make plays, but it’s his presence that is encouraging to me to, that Rodney [Hood] and Gordon, Rodney and Gordon get a lot, and with a lot comes a lotta responsibility…Those guys have a obligation to make plays for other people and to play defense, and I think George subtlely reminds them of that.
Seven. A public service announcement from Joe Ingles on behalf of all Australians:
DJ/PK: Turkey is an obsession on Thanksgiving in America. Is there a certain food that is identified exclusively with some form of holiday or occasion in Australia?
Ingles: Probably just beer…Not that I drink one. I would have water. But everyone in Australia who is not a professional athlete would love to have a nice cold beer.
DJ/PK: Is it Foster’s?
Ingles: No, for the one millionth time I’ve been asked that in America. We don’t — no.
Eight. And a public service announcement from Rudy Gobert as well:
Nine. Dancing Jazz Fan is baaaaack!
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring on Rodney Hood: Ride him while he’s hot right now, for sure. (H/T @bjcseven)
** Quin Snyder: For me personally, it’s difficult for me to react too much to small things.
** Snyder on Joel Bolomboy’s time with the Stars: What you want to do more than anything is just let a guy have an opportunity to go up and down and get his timing.
** Harpring on George Hill trying to get a loose ball from Emmanuel Mudiay: I mean, he’s just on top of him. Doesn’t care, you know, what happens to his body.
** Craig Bolerjack to Harpring on Jamal Murray: Matty, he’s gone 32 minutes.
Harpring: At 19, he can go 32 minutes easily, every night.
** Ron Boone on Joe Johnson: You know what’s coming once he starts backing you in and changing directions and putting his backside into your chest. You know he’s gonna get to a certain spot.
** Gordon Hayward on Kyle Korver: He’s a hot guy that can really score. (H/T @blazerdog38)
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Peachtree Hoops.
Lets play some team ball tonight?
by atlsfinest1234 on Nov 25, 2016 | 7:38 PM
That steal and 3 got me hyped
Nothing more beautiful than a Kyle Korver catch and splash 3
by HawksInEurope on Nov 25, 2016 | 8:21 PM
I might be tripping, but it sounded like Nique finally said “Shelvin” correctly
by Guantanamo Geronimo on Nov 25, 2016 | 8:28 PM
Shelvin Mack: still a blockhead
by HawksInEurope on Nov 25, 2016 | 8:32 PM
Bazemore and Dwight look horrible
If Dwight won’t rebound or hustle sit him down and play moose. Same with Bazemore. Just run Prince, thabo and Korver.
by seasonticketssince04 on Nov 25, 2016 | 9:00 PM
Oh dear god i cant believe it lol. Hardaway Jr is in the doghouse. Its Lou Williams all over again. we finally get a scorer who cant create and he cant last
10 games iin the roation
by Revfromtampa2014 on Nov 25, 2016 | 9:07 PM
It’s thanks to how much Bud loves Korver
It’s Prince or Hardaway Jr, not either or. One of them is going to not play for his cherished Korver.
by Scooby Doo 2 on Nov 25, 2016 | 9:10 PM
we play a team that is just as big and physical as us and we back down
I feel like I am watching last years Hawks the way we are getting bullied around the floor. We have to play THJ if he isn’t hurt this game. Utah isn’t giving up free looks we need someone who can create some offense.
by seasonticketssince04 on Nov 25, 2016 | 9:13 PM
Get Korver and Dwight out of there. Just taking up space tonight
by seasonticketssince04 on Nov 25, 2016 | 9:35 PM
Unless Bazemore and Korver don’t play a minute down the stretch, this game is as good as over
Worst starting wings in the NBA folks!
Worst contract of the NBA too!
by Scooby Doo 2 on Nov 25, 2016 | 9:35 PM
We just need to cut into their lead before the 4th…
by wmcgee_va on Nov 25, 2016 | 9:40 PM
48 points. thats what happens when u mess with a rotation that was masking average offensive players
by Revfromtampa2014 on Nov 25, 2016 | 9:43 PM
Bud is going to think Korver and Bazemore is the answer here
He’s going to be sadly mistaken and the lead is going to balloon to 25.
by Scooby Doo 2 on Nov 25, 2016 | 9:49 PM
wish the big boys upstairs would intervene
by Revfromtampa2014 on Nov 25, 2016 | 9:50 PM
This one is on Dwight
He got dominated by Gobert and gave us nothing. He left Milsap by himself. The rest of the team is inconsistent, so I can’t be mad at them. But all Howard has to do is rebound and play hard. This is the third or fourth game he is out here loafing around.
by seasonticketssince04 on Nov 25, 2016 | 10:00 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Denver Stiffs.
Hill is starting for the jazz tonight
Probably will be on minute restrictions though.
by alex47666 on Nov 23, 2016 | 6:56 PM
That’s not good for us
Hopefully he’s rusty
by That’s the Jokic on Nov 23, 2016 | 6:57 PM
The Jazz mascot really should be a guy in a saxophone costume
by That’s the Jokic on Nov 23, 2016 | 6:56 PM
We win this because our C’s dominate against Gobert and Whitey…
Need Gobert in early foul trouble again. Mudiay PnR Gobert…
by jbigstupid on Nov 23, 2016 | 6:58 PM
Ooof. Suck start.
by margabelle on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:13 PM
their arena looks really empty
by NurktheSmirk on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:14 PM
da f is gong on?
by Paul2233 on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:17 PM
Spurs know how to close out games
Hope we get their one day
by alex47666 on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:17 PM
Forget closing games. Can we start a game please
by Mancar on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:18 PM
not sure whats worse the nuggets start tonight
or the music they’re playing in the arena…
by InboundingLobPass on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:18 PM
MUDIAY IS FUCKING GARBAGE.
he very seriously can’t go three games without his horseshit shot
by Mancar on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:22 PM
MUDIAY needs to come off the bench. Our starting pg is hot trash
by Mancar on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:25 PM
Our starters are hot trash
by the_roof on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:26 PM
Our backup PG is also hot trash
by TheLogDog on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:26 PM
Hate they have never given Jazz nickname
back to New Orleans or got something new. Dumbest nickname in sports.
Hell, Jazz is probably outlawed in Utah.
by elcarg4 on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:34 PM
how the hell are we down less than 10 points
by Danteslion on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:38 PM
Jokic so smooth, poor Whitey or whatever his name is
by steffbay on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:45 PM
f*ck you Jameer
by NurktheSmirk on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:45 PM
I hate you Jameer. Move the fuckin ball CHRIST
by the_roof on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:45 PM
jameerrrrrrr fuck off
by Danteslion on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:45 PM
Jameer thinks he’s still important on this team, fuck off
by egaleotti on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:46 PM
guys – we need a new offense and coach. It’s that simple.
by Paul2233 on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:48 PM
We need a new HC bad
by the_roof on Nov 23, 2016 | 7:49 PM
Everyone in Utah is white and blonde
by That’s the Jokic on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:05 PM
Amazing how we are only down 6 at halftime
by egaleotti on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:09 PM
What is Mudiay’s appeal? Seriously? If all he gives us is extremely subpar shooting, gastly layup attempts and jogging the ball up past half court and passing from the perimter
That is such a sad excuse for a starting PG. Mudiay is the new Foye.
by Mancar on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:10 PM
Good God this halftime performance is seriously awful
by InboundingLobPass on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:11 PM
I wonder how many of these 11 year olds are already married….
by InboundingLobPass on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:12 PM
this halftime show is just weird.
by Japheth:the.other.kind.of.asian. on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:17 PM
by egaleotti on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:19 PM
The bench needs to be put in now. Starters are hot garbage.
by the_roof on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:26 PM
THIS LINEUP FUCKING SUCKS. CHANGE IT NOW
by Mancar on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:27 PM
These fucking starters do not know how to move without the ball. Who is coaching these fools.
by the_roof on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:28 PM
why are these fucking starters still in.
They are giving the worst effort.
by Mancar on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:31 PM
we were down 17 then came back and tied
now down 17 again! smh
by InboundingLobPass on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:39 PM
Good time for a coaching change. You can’t continue to leave or start line ups that play with no urgency or passion.
by the_roof on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:40 PM
FUCK OFF JAMEER PLEASE!!
by egaleotti on Nov 23, 2016 | 8:42 PM
quit calling fouls just end it
by Danteslion on Nov 23, 2016 | 9:09 PM
malone has to go
by Paul2233 on Nov 23, 2016 | 9:11 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Denver Stiffs.
yeah hopefully we can force Utah to play faster than they can handle.
by InboundingLobPass on Nov 20, 2016 | 7:14 PM
Gotta stick with Ingalls. He’s deadly from deep
by Russ Hamilton on Nov 20, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Please stop stepping out of bounds. This is basic stuff, guys
by Russ Hamilton on Nov 20, 2016 | 7:31 PM
Gallo not getting any calls at all
by Russ Hamilton on Nov 20, 2016 | 7:34 PM
I know everyone on Utah is hurt
But good god they are bad on O.
by Rainbow skyline on Nov 20, 2016 | 7:38 PM
Jazz can’t score unless they make jumpers or Hayward drives.
They’re just awful on O right now
by Russ Hamilton on Nov 20, 2016 | 7:45 PM
neither team can basketball…. smh
by InboundingLobPass on Nov 20, 2016 | 7:46 PM
Jazz barely have any game tonight
by TakeFive on Nov 20, 2016 | 7:52 PM
How’s it going
by Rocky Mountain Way on Nov 20, 2016 | 8:04 PM
Utah can’t score
by Russ Hamilton on Nov 20, 2016 | 8:05 PM
And again, as I say every time the jazz play
Quinn Snyder looks like Robert Patrick
by The Prince of Essex County on Nov 20, 2016 | 8:05 PM
Gobert is a dick
by Japheth:the.other.kind.of.asian. on Nov 20, 2016 | 8:43 PM
by The Prince of Essex County on Nov 20, 2016 | 8:47 PM
mack looks like he ate Felton
by NurktheSmirk on Nov 20, 2016 | 8:49 PM
We should be up by 20 right now
by Russ Hamilton on Nov 20, 2016 | 8:50 PM
tf was nelson doing guarding hayward
by egaleotti on Nov 20, 2016 | 9:09 PM
by TakeFive on Nov 20, 2016 | 9:10 PM
Man it was so nice to get a win like this.
Everyone played well.
by AllDayMudiay on Nov 20, 2016 | 9:38 PM
Probably the best game the Nuggets as a team have played this season
It’s great when multiple young/rookie players show up big like they did in this one.
by Rocky Mountain Way on Nov 20, 2016 | 9:41 PM
and always great to beat Utah
by elcarg4 on Nov 20, 2016 | 9:43 PM
Seems like a century since they last beat them.
Utah has always been a pain for the Nuggets no matter the year.
by Rocky Mountain Way on Nov 20, 2016 | 9:44 PM
One. Quin Snyder on his decision to not play Rudy Gobert down the stretch against the Memphis Grizzlies: Rudy wasn’t playing good, and we had that lineup in, and those guys brought us back. And Rudy knows that. Rudy was the first one cheering for them. So, no. We just — that group that was playing at the end was playing the best basketball, so we went with them.
Rudy Gobert on his foul trouble against the Grizzlies: There was some weird calls, but you know, I think I gotta be smarter also. I know that out of the five fouls, probably gonna be one or two bad calls, but I gotta avoid those three fouls I make, you know? I can’t allow myself to make stupid fouls and put myself in this position.
Two. Quin Snyder on the bench defense: Until we get healthy, we just got–you know, it doesn’t, it’s not an excuse for our defense, but we’ve gotta — hopefully we’ll continue to be better with fewer guys, and then when we get more depth be able to keep that level higher.
That’s what I’ve been sh–’cause we have been, you know, our bench has been really good defensively at times, but there’s a level of energy that’s unique that they have to have to do that. And it’s not, it’s, you know, it’s not common but it’s doable, and that’s where we gotta be. We gotta have not just extra effort, but extraordinary effort.
Three. Jerry Sloan: Small College Basketball Hall of Famer.
This is impressive enough on its own, but it’s merely what Jerry achieved before he ever set foot on an NBA floor. In the same class of honorees were Willis Reed and Earl Monroe. Here’s the greatest story ever told involving these guys:
I’m going to take a stab at how this story would go in today’s NBA:
“We were playing Team X in Arena Y. Team X had Future All-Star XA and Future Hall of Famer XB and Future Crazy-Dressing Analyst XC and those guys. Future Hall of Famer XA got a rebound and threw it out and was gonna beat Role Player YA down the floor. He was hauling it down the floor. He had his head down, and when he looked up, Defensive Stalwart YB was right there, man. XA ran over YB. Charge! XA fell on the floor and hurt his knee. He already had a bad knee. He threw his arms up in the air, looked at the refs with a really whiny expression and yelled, ‘Did you see that? Call a foul!’ while YB and the rest of the players ran back up the floor. Team Y scores easily.
Later in the game, XA got another rebound. He hauled off down the sideline again. This time he saw YB. He didn’t go right, and he didn’t go left. He ran up to YB, jumped into him and released the ball. The whistle blew. And there was XA saying, ‘Your wife tastes like Honeynut Cheerios.’ Y-B replied, ‘Well, I told my mom I was signing with your team and she cried.’* The two stepped up to each other and the rest of the players on the floor crowd around. They put on their most menacing faces, but really are just waiting for the refs to separate them.
And these guys have every kid in American copying their style, because they get paid a lot and have a lot of endorsement deals.”
Four. * Reference @_@ (via CBS Sports):
Five. George Hill on the role he’s played in Rudy Gobert’s progression: You know, before I got here, he’s the type of player, when you say something to him, he always has an excuse for it. And you know, as we’ve been, you know, talking more and Coach has been on him more, he’s starting to understand just listen first and take everything in and apply it to the game.
And you know, I told him any time you can just listen sometimes, take the constructive criticism and see that, and apply it to what they’re telling you to do — because they’re not telling us something that’s gonna hurt us. They’re trying to help us ’cause you always want to win — and just take that and apply it and do the best you can, and you’re gonna be a better player.
And he’s been doing a great job of that and really applying all the knowledge that the coaches and stuff have been telling him and applying it to his game, and he’s having a great year so far.
Six. Finger talk:
Joe Ingles on how his finger injury last year affected him: Mine was on my left hand, and kind of like George is going through now. It’s, when it’s on your shooting hand or your stronger hand, I think it’s pretty difficult. Obviously, for Gordon [Hayward], it’s different. His is on his opposite hand. He can tape it up and it probably doesn’t affect him as much. But when it’s on your strong hand, it makes a bit of a difference.
George Hill on his finger injury: I gotta wear the brace a couple days longer, and th–after that I can be back there. So you know, eager to get back out there…You don’t really know how much you actually need your thumb until it’s gone.
Questions Gordon Hayward has been asked this week (ones about his shot and whether he can not dunk with two hands not included):
** Was your finger bothering you our there in the third quarter? Is it still bugging you?
** Is it something you feel like you are having to play through and is kind of challenging to play through whatever it is?
** Did you re-aggravate it? Was there a specific place it happened?
** Is the finger still bothering you?
** You’ve been rubbing that finger, massaging it the whole time you were talking to us. You do it during games too, and I think a lot of fans wonder what that means, what you’re feeling, why you do that?
** It hurt when you dunked it with two hands, and at least you have timeout to then  a little bit from the finger, but are there other moments in the game when you feel…?
** Is it better than it was when you first came back?
** We saw you grabbing your finger a little bit. Is it bothering you?
Seven. Is the team crazy thin because players are eating their backups, or are players having to eat their backups because they’re crazy thin?
Eight. Quin Snyder after the loss to the Chicago Bulls: We weren’t very good. That’s clear…I don’t see any reason that because we played this way tonight, that we’re necessarily, like, you know, sirens are going off for our offense. You know, our offense is, I don’t know, over the course of the season has been not great, but solid…
[We] lost to a really good team…So, I mean, we could be better. You know, tha–there’s no question about that. And, we’ll try to be better, but I, you know — well, part of the th–part of games like this, and you know, is it’s an 82-game season, and you gotta do everything you can to get better when you don’t play well.
But you know, I don’t look at our group — I, looking, we didn’t play well. I don’t think we have to, you know, examine everything, and you know, start over. You know, I just think we gotta play better, and there’s some things we absolutely have to do better. And, that’s clear, so.
Nine. Joe Ingles on the Jazz’s international locker room: We’ve got seven international players out of 14, 15, whatever it is, and it brings something different. It’s not — obviously, we’ve got two French, two Australian, Brazilian, Canadian. Like, we’ve got guys from all over, so you kinda get to learn different cultures. I think it’s good for the American guys too, and even the coaching staff and the organization, just to learn a bit about different cultures.
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Gordon Hayward on his finger: I got squeezed pretty hard, and you know, it was throbbing the rest of the game.
** Hayward on rubbing his finger: I mean, I’m just kind of making it feel better. I think it’s just, getting a little bit of the swelling out. A little massage helps it feel better.
** Craig Bolerjack: Beautiful look inside, Hood could not finish.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Dream Shake.
Fuck the Jizz
Posted by batman713 on Nov 19, 2016 | 10:40 AM
It’s enough to make someone go around Utah when driving between SF and Denver.
Posted by charva on Nov 19, 2016 | 12:21 AM</span
I hate playing Rodney Hood
he’s never missed a 3 against us
Posted by Michael 2k on Nov 19, 2016 | 4:25 PM
Defense and Harden keeping us in this.
Posted by gravityonme on Nov 19, 2016 | 4:25 PM
Not if Ryan Anderson can help it
he looks totally fucked
Posted by Slippin’Jimmy on Nov 19, 2016 | 4:27 PM
Sam Dekker continues my suspicion that he is secretly old
by pulling out the macarena when the kid reporter asks him to dance
Posted by NVP on Nov 19, 2016 | 4:37 PM
nah, not so weird for a wisconsin kid to be stuck in 90’s music
Posted by thatguyisgood on Nov 19, 2016 | 4:39 PM
vernon maxwell kinda sounds like chappelle doing a white guy voice
Posted by thatguyisgood on Nov 19, 2016 | 4:47 PM
Posted by NVP on Nov 19, 2016 | 5:24 PM
here comes the wave of turnovers
we should probably call a time out, but we’re waiting until they cut it down to single digit
Posted by NVP on Nov 19, 2016 | 5:28 PM
Sorry I called you a Terrence Jones clone,Trey Lyles, you are better
Posted by NVP on Nov 19, 2016 | 5:33 PM
Hood just never misses against us
Posted by Michael 2k on Nov 19, 2016 | 6:13 PM
You didn’t have to do that to him, Harden.
Posted by KLP713 on Nov 19, 2016 | 6:15 PM
Posted by thatguyisgood on Nov 19, 2016 | 6:16 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Blog A Bull.
I hadn’t watched the Jazz play @ home yet. Court looks nice.
by MayThibsForgiveUs on Nov 17, 2016 | 9:53 PM
Nice change from the last few seasons’ boring look
by MayThibsForgiveUs on Nov 17, 2016 | 9:56 PM
Refs are not calling a lot of fouls
by YouBlewwIt on Nov 17, 2016 | 10:32 PM
Score, or nah?
by MayThibsForgiveUs on Nov 17, 2016 | 10:33 PM
Just awful play from both teams
by SirJulian_ on Nov 17, 2016 | 10:42 PM
Holy crap both teams can’t score.
We can’t get a foul call though, so that’s not helping.
by YouBlewwIt on Nov 17, 2016 | 10:42 PM
WTF AM I WATCHING
by Niko’s Pump Fake on Nov 17, 2016 | 10:42 PM
by Acebrs on Nov 17, 2016 | 10:43 PM
Can we get some shots in the 2nd half, please?
by MayThibsForgiveUs on Nov 17, 2016 | 10:43 PM
After seeing his shot fall, Wade seems interested now.
by TOWWTC on Nov 17, 2016 | 11:11 PM
by vpate2277 on Nov 17, 2016 | 11:21 PM
Hey can we please guard Shelvin Mack
by KaBoot on Nov 17, 2016 | 11:21 PM
C’mon guys. One more strong quarter
by MCAction on Nov 17, 2016 | 11:27 PM
by aldimond on Nov 17, 2016 | 11:28 PM
The bench is ALIVE!
by Nut_Cracker on Nov 17, 2016 | 11:28 PM
by MCAction on Nov 17, 2016 | 11:28 PM
For fuck sakes the lead is down to 8
by GoBulls!!! on Nov 17, 2016 | 11:44 PM
Simply ridiculous. I love Jimmy Butler.
by Easy Eis on Nov 17, 2016 | 11:55 PM
well, another gritty performance from these Bulls
I’m thoroughly enjoying no Rondo ball.
by phillyeagleGuy on Nov 17, 2016 | 11:57 PM
Watching the Bulls is fun again!
by GoBulls!!! on Nov 18, 2016 | 12:02 AM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Grizzly Bear Blues.
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* Or in this case, three weeks.
One. Dennis Lindsey on the impact George Hill is already having: After the Portland preseason game, the, and then going to Phoenix, we had a tough practice. And there were a couple defensive transition drills that we were doing that, in years past, Quin [Snyder] would’ve had to address where the mistakes were.
And George just stopped everybody and was 100 percent spot on, and said, “Hey, look. This is where we have to be better.” And so, I’m happy for Quin that allows another voice to echo the things that he’s saying.
And then, little touches. Things that he’s already done in the community. His camp…Joe Johnson and George both had a thing for military support. So, on Nov. 3, those guys and myself and a few other people are gonna go and do a military initiative that’s near and dear to George’s heart…Even though it’s early in his Jazz career, his voice does carry a lot of weight already.
Two. Way better than a picture of a pink backpack:
Three. Dennis Lindsey on Rudy Gobert’s extension: Rudy was really in the mindset that he wanted to stay in Salt Lake and Utah and stay with the Jazz organization…He told [his agent] Bouna [Ndiaye] that he wanted to find a deal that was fair to him and wanted to find a deal that allowed us to keep him and other core players going forward. …
The three objectives through this negotiation and really going forward, we’ve honored these three things, that we literally put them down on paper. We want Rudy to become as a, safe an athlete as possible. So, many times availability is the best ability, and especially with someone like Rudy that just impacts a game off presence. So, we wanna make him safer. And so, a lot of things that we put into the agreement, I think honor that.
And then we wanna make him stronger. And he’ll complete each of his roles that he currently has at a higher rate if he’s stronger. And by definition, I think if he’s a stronger athlete, he’s a safer athlete. He doesn’t put himself in bad positions.
And then we wanna make him more skilled. And so, there’s — and not all of a sudden where he’s, you know, taking [Hakeem] Olajuwon turn shots. I think that would be an unfair goal to place upon him.
We wanna work on offensive skills, but that could be pivoting to make better decisions with his passing. He’s always been a willing passer. He’s now more of an able passer but we have to enable him more with better footwork, so he has better vision. Working with his stance so he’s able to catch the ball better, quickly get it to the rim and in a strong fashion, finish.
So, really what we told Rudy in private was, is we’re committing to you as a core piece of our team because you’re a defensive presence, because of your shot-blocking, because of your rebounding, and because of your finishing.
And if those things all — if we can make you safer, stronger and more skilled so you’re able to do it more and better and more efficient, then the goal’s been accomplished. Let’s not take the contract and try to turn you some–into something that you’re not…Rudy is quite realistic, as his agent is, that we can have a deal that makes sense.
Five. Traveling at the time this #UDP of Dante Exum appeared (H/T @5kl) and this was the best I could do with the devices on hand. Rudy appeared to enjoy it, though.
Six. Joe Ingles, asked who he would save if DJ and PK were both dangling from a cliff and he could only save one: Oh no, I’d just walk off and go get some dinner or something.
Ingles on the World Series: I had dinner with [Dante Exum] last night. He begged me to come and watch the World Series or whatever it was called…It was entertaining. I’m glad I saw the last bit of it, I guess. And I’ll tell my kids one day that I watched [the Cubs] win it after 100-and-whatever years. That’s a lie. I’m not gonna tell them that.
Ingles*, making Gobert proud by making fun of Trevor Booker’s hairline:
* Ingles himself is a victim of hairline jokes by Dante Exum.
Seven. #nomakeup #nofilter #wokeuplikethis
Eight. From the deleted tweet files:
Nine. So stop asking.
Ten. Quin Snyder on the status of Derrick Favors’ body: I don’t think he’s 100 percent yet. It’s, you know, Derrick’s situation — we forget Derrick, you know, Derrick hurt his back last year, and it’s just been a process for him, you know, getting healthy.
And it’s kinda gonna go on — it’s gonna be ongoing where we’re — I guess it’s not so much a minutes restriction as us really being aware of his body and physically trying to keep him fr–really, you know, it’s, in some respects it’s how we are with every player, but a little more conscious of that with Derrick because of his size and his physique and how much, I won’t say how much pounding, but how much energy and effort and physicality goes into his game.
Eleven. Meanwhile in Russia…
Also watching his son play: Jazz-hat-wearing Karl Malone.
Twelve. Derrick Favors, asked if he’s thinking about his upcoming extension: I’m not really thinking about it right now. I’m just worried about the season…Of course I want to be here, you know, but you know, it’s a business too. But of course I want to be here, and I love being here.
Thirteen. Jerry sporting all that Jazz gear ♥♥♥
And one more Jerry Sloan appearance along with a classic Frank Layden story:
Fourteen. Quin Snyder, asked for his thoughts on the election results in light of what Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr have publicly said: Frankly, it’s, for me personally, it’s not something that I’m inclined to talk about…
I respect the fact that Pop and Steve Kerr both have taken a point to speak their views, but it’s not something right now for me personally that I want to share with everybody that’s listening.
Fifteen. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Craig Bolerjack on Rudy Gobert’s lost contact: The ball boy came out and wiped it up with a towel.
** Boler on Gobert: I just like the confidence in his hands. Able to just grab it and go.
** Quin Snyder on Joe Johnson on the block: He was able to be really efficient down there, and that’s something, you know, you could just tell, there wasn’t a lot of dialogue…We did it, you know, think pretty quickly and he didn’t have to say much. But he knew what was going on.
** Snyder on George Hill: I think some of the things that he’s doing, you were hopeful that he’d do, but you’re equally pleased that he’s doing them.
** Joe Ingles on what he’d do if DJ and PK were dangling from a cliff: I might tease you. I might grab you and then like, “Yeah, I got you,” and then let you go.
** Snyder on what he wants defensively from Trey Lyles: Sending the signal that, you know, when he gets out there this is gonna be — “I’m gonna be a pain in the b–you know, pain in the butt for you to play against, ’cause I’m gonna play hard and I’m gonna make you uncomfortable.”
** Matt Harpring to Boler on the Where Are You Watching contest: You’re not on my staff.
Boler: No, no. No, no. I’m just part of your, well, I’m part of the staff because I’m here with you.
** Dennis Lindsey on Kevin O’Connor: He and I like to give each other the business.
** Lindsey on negotiations with Rudy Gobert: As all good deals are when they’re consummated, you know, both sides were able to lay out what was important to them. And sometimes even there, then, there’s a gap. Even though there’s two willing partners, there’s just a gap that exists…A lot of things lined up, and we’re certainly glad we have him in the fold.
** Snyder on the loss to San Antonio: If you don’t hit first, if you don’t shift, if you don’t wedge, if your guards don’t get in there, their size takes over.
** Harpring on Nicolas Batum and Gordon Hayward: I mean, Batum is all over creating contact…Hayward this time gets angry and says, “You know what? Fine. I’m gonna go all the way in.”
** Harpring on Nicolas Batum and Gordon Hayward, Part 2: They’re trying to get physical with Hayward. And Batum — they’re saying, “Let’s get up into him during crunch time to see how he reacts.”
** Snyder, asked for his assessment on how Dante Exum is playing: I’m going to give Dante a blow.
** Harpring on Derrick Favors defending Nikola Vucevic shot attempt: He rushed it because he thought Favors was coming.
** Harpring on Rodney Hood: He says, “You know what? I’m gonna pull it out. OK, everyone get out of the way.”
** Boler to Harpring during a McDonald’s promo: You’ll take it all PLUS your nuggets! (H/T @stvnprk)
** Boler on Dante Exum: Quin Snyder’s gonna ride him as long as he can.
** Harpring on Hood: Hood’s length at that position is great.
Bonus Bit. Yeah, Boler tucked it in.