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
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
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
One. Pink Grandmas! With signage!
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.
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
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.
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:
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.)
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.
** 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Blazer’s Edge.
Quin Snyder, best hair in the NBA?
by JamesInDigital on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:12 PM
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a guy sag off as far as Mason sagged off Gobert
they had no clue what to do about it.
Between that and the two wide open 3’s, that was a nightmare start for the Jazz.
by Corwin71 on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:15 PM
How embarrasing for Gobert how Mase played him on D WOW
by inherentbaby on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:15 PM
Jazz are flummoxed
by Waveblade on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:18 PM
Gobert is creating problems for Dame
by blazermaniac32 on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:24 PM
Gobert is freaking long
by hoodieNation on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:24 PM
we’re taking it inside a little too much
move them around and pass it where they ain’t. You can’t go around Gobert’s long arms.
by Corwin71 on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:25 PM
and the jazz fight back
I’d hope to keep a 5 point lead through the 1st though….
by Waveblade on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:26 PM
that opening flurry wasn’t going to hold against a healthy Jazz defense
settle in for the long game boys
by Farouq it I’m out on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:27 PM
we haven’t scored for like 6 minutes….
by Corwin71 on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:29 PM
rough. Jazz defense is incredibly good.
gotta give ’em credit
by Farouq it I’m out on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:36 PM
Half court basketball needs to die
by hoodieNation on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:39 PM
Oh come on
When you have scrubs like Burke and Chris Johnson hitting like that
by KingWes on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:41 PM
Utah is totally controlling this game on both ends
by blazermaniac32 on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:44 PM
Utah isn’t even playing good, guys are just playing stupid as hell
by KingWes on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:44 PM
95% sure Joe Ingles sold meth outside of my old school
by AUS2PDX on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:46 PM
Hayward’s dad took a metal ruler and heated it white hot and seared that part into his kid’s hair when he was 7
by Mortimer on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:53 PM
Hayward is a man I hate yet have no reason to hate
by AUS2PDX on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:54 PM
He’s kinda floppy I guess
by AUS2PDX on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:54 PM
He looks like a Lego character that I had as a child
by KingLamarcus on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Joe Ingles should never score in the NBA
It doesn’t make sense to me.
by KingWes on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:09 PM
Dame is getting killed by Mack, wtf
by KingWes on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:53 PM
Mack attack too good
by Waveblade on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:55 PM
Sheesh, Mack is just dicing us up
by Corwin71 on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:56 PM
by KingWes on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:56 PM
Mack is freaking trash stop it
by KingWes on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:57 PM
Mack is straight out abusing Lillard
by blazermaniac32 on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:57 PM
this is what we get for shelvin mack being left off the all-star team
by nerfthunder on Feb 21, 2016 | 6:59 PM
if we can find a way to contain Sheldon Mac
we have a shot……easier said than done though…that dude JUST.GETS.BUCKETS!!
by gernblanstan on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:15 PM
Omg…Dame…is just ridiculous!!!! Haha
by KingLamarcus on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:30 PM
by KingWes on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:30 PM
by TonyBalony on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:30 PM
HOW DOES HE SIT DOWN WILL BALLS THAT BIG?
by ParticleAccelerator on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Aminu has shut Hayward down completely
by Corwin71 on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:39 PM
I’m pretty sure he just blocked his soul too
by Koosman123 on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:39 PM
Mack keeping them in it, for some reason
by Corwin71 on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:41 PM
Mack is a little torpedo shooting through our paint defense.
by bowdown on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:42 PM
who is shelton mack and why is he destroying us?
by Eat Politicians on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:50 PM
i’ve never heard of him before this game.
by BlazersConga on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:51 PM
Lol, never even heard of him
by hoodieNation on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:51 PM
that’s 3 elbows to the head so far
nice job Utah
by Farouq it I’m out on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:50 PM
by gumbypuppy on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:51 PM
That’s been a Utah staple of play for 30 years.
by JamesInDigital on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:51 PM
Mack continues to destroy
by blazermaniac32 on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:50 PM
As if Quin Snyder cares about boos.
by ParticleAccelerator on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:53 PM
Quin Snynder conditions his luxurious hair with your boos.
by JamesInDigital on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:53 PM
This Shelvin Mack dude is annoying me now
by Blazin’ in Sydney on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:53 PM
Online boxscore says it’s 84 to 80, but on TV it sez 82 to 80
I was eating dinner and missed a bit, which score is right???
by Mortimer on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:54 PM
they just assumed Mack would hit…fair assumption
by Farouq it I’m out on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:55 PM
82 – 80
They counted Mack’s last miss for some reason, but it seems to be fixed now
by Blazin’ in Sydney on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:55 PM
I was right! haha
they ring it up when it leaves his hands
by Farouq it I’m out on Feb 21, 2016 | 7:56 PM
Rudy Gobert gunned down in his prime
by AUS2PDX on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:03 PM
The only way it ends is if you come to PDX, Rudy.
by ParticleAccelerator on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:04 PM
oh no, shelvin mack, we are doomed
by Eat Politicians on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:09 PM
Offensive freaking foul, refs.
by ParticleAccelerator on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:10 PM
refs just letting the jazz get away with anything
by Need 4 Sheed on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:10 PM
it’s always a tough game against the Utah Elbows
by Farouq it I’m out on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:11 PM
Utah needs to frigg off!
by KingLamarcus on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:11 PM
Utah gives “shot from the elbow” a whole new meaning
by Farouq it I’m out on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:11 PM
happy we came back from the early Utah run, have fought through elbows
time to close it out
by Farouq it I’m out on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:13 PM
I like this Jazz team
I want to beat them bloody tonight, don’t get me wrong, but I like them. Tough.
by Corwin71 on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:17 PM
Yep I’m the same.
by Blazin’ in Sydney on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:18 PM
Yeah I hope they make the playoffs too
by akimbonautilus on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:19 PM
I miss playing Golden State
by hoodieNation on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:17 PM
what a game
feels like a 2017 WCF game
by Farouq it I’m out on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:25 PM
Man, Utah WANTS this game, too.
by Timmay! on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:33 PM
Man, Utah is a tough team.
by Stryder9 on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:34 PM
Utah is going to be battling us in the NW Division for a long time
these could be the early days of a great, tough rivalry.
by Corwin71 on Feb 21, 2016 | 8:35 PM
One. Dennis Lindsey on the emergence of the Jazz’s young players, pre-trade deadline: We’re working very hard, really hard, every day, to make sure we’re taking care of our business, and I love what our coaches are doing. They’ve shown a lot of expertise and forward thought into not only how we need to look the next two weeks, but really the next two months and in particular, the next two years.
So, you see a guy like Trey Lyles, has literally gotten in every game with a very significant front line in front of him. And so, you know, I’ve said privately, and I wanna say publicly thank you to coach, because as you guys know, not every coach understands the importance of getting your young guys in.
And it’s not every game, but it’s a legitimate opportunity for the young guys. And you know, so it’s, we’re dealing with a very unique head coach and coaching staff that is able to see some development through, start to finish.
** Random trivia you can impress your friends with, courtesy of Lindsey: Dave Fredman, Walt Perrin and Justin Zanik are smokers.
Two. Aaron Gordon paid homage to Karl Malone during the Dunk Contest (and therefore should’ve won).
I’m sure it was a nice consolation price that he impressed Karl and Kay.
He also impressed another Malone, for different reasons:
Three. Best quotes from All-Star Weekend:
Four. Joe Ingles, who spent the break in San Diego with the other Australian NBA players, shares about his vacation:
** On which Australian NBA athlete is the best at beach Frisbee: Patty Mills is like a Frisbee king, at throwing it. He can throw it better than anyone I’ve ever seen. [Aron] Baynes is just huge, so he doesn’t have to really move anywhere to get it ’cause he can just catch it, so. Dante [Exum] was terrible. We had a little game at one point on the beach throwing it, and Dante definitely did the most penalties. So, he’ll be feeling good coming back into the break now.
** On whether he flies first class when he’s on his own: Well, n–I wouldn’t typically, no. But Dante booked my flight for me, and he booked first class, so. If I booked it myself, then no, I wouldn’t have. But Dante booked our trip, our flights when we were away one — when the Jazz were away. So I was away, and we were on the road for a little bit, and Dante texted me saying he was gonna book his, so I said, “Oh, just do mine and I’ll give you the money.” Little did I know it was gonna be an, a really explen–expensive trip…I would’ve gone economy. I would’ve sat in the back, happily squished in my chair, but Dante’s still living life, so.
Five. A tree fell on Dennis Lindsey’s house.
Dennis Lindsey responds: I’m a victim of friendly fire. It’s nice when your pillar of support just throws you under the bus and you’re now Twitter fodder…My wife is a coach’s daughter, so she’s been in and around locker rooms, and humor and stuff, and it seems like I’m at the tail end of several of her jokes.
I didn’t realize it until David Fredman came sprinting down* — I was in the player lounge finishing up calls, and Freddy had his computer and sprinting down and I thought he had something important to us, and then I saw the tree leaning on the house. So, Freddy, it made Freddy’s day.
* As fast as his smoker’s lungs could allow him
Lindsey explains some more (UDQMHOF conversation here): It was early in the morning when I pulled out of my garage, and when I pull out, I’m not looking in that direction.
Gordon Monson: The sprinkler’s broken in the front yard, you just keep on driving, man.
Lindsey: There’s no question that I won’t be out in the yard with my saw, you know, chopping it down or trimming it.
Six. I have nothing to add to this masterpiece.
Seven. Trey Lyles toned down his bench celebrations for the national audience:
Eight. Dennis Lindsey on the addition of Shelvin Mack, the new Dee Brown of the Utah Jazz*: Yeah, so we’re really excited about Shelvin on a lot of different levels. We were going to add a perimeter player more than likely during this period, given our available money and roster spot. And h–would more than likely would be a point guard, just ’cause we’ve been shorthanded in that area with Dante [and Alec Burks] going down…
So, it was a real priority to get the team and Quin [Snyder] and the coaches more help, and Shelvin’s been in a program that we’re very familiar with, that does things very similar to what we do, so we, the, hopefully that learning curve, because of Quin’s familiarity with Shelvin and vice versa, will be a little bit shorter than if it’s someone that we’d haven’t had previous exposure to.
I got a nice text and call from Danny Ferry, the former GM with the Hawks that built the team and brought Shelvin on, and he said, “…He is really tough, really professional, has a high level of character. He can shoot the ball, and he can play two positions.” So, he said — he was quite glowing, and that’s not Danny’s nature. But I did want to share that…
Quin’s opinion to how we build the team now and going forward medium-term and long-term’s really important. And so, Quin had quite a bit to do to educate myself and Justin, the rest of the management staff, on what Shelvin can bring to the program. So, we really look forward to welcoming him and we’re very anxious to add him to our group.
* If he’s not married yet, hopefully he can rectify that so he can stay on the team.
Nine. Lulz from SLC Dunk:
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
Quin Snyder on getting his players to play the way he wants them to play: [Being] familiar with each other, and you know, the things that I want, and you know, where those buttons are, and how to push them, and which ones not to push.
Snyder on showing emotion during games: Joe Ingles sent me a text and said he liked my fist pump.
Snyder on catching up on his reading during All-Star break: I got a few…that I try to, you know, knock out during the season. It helps me go to sleep at night when I can just kinda take my mind there. And so, I got a few lined up. Don’t ask me what they are, ’cause that always gets personal.
Matt Harpring on Derrick Favors’ availability in the second half against the Mavericks: He had his hands on his pants, the rip-off pants. So, that was a clue, that he was about to rip them away.
1280 to Raul Neto, post-game: The bigs back there, doing their job. How much easier does life become as a whole when they’re back there doing it like that?
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Celtics Blog.
It’s times like this I’m glad I’m unemployed.
by Rattling Bones on Feb 19, 2016 | 4:01 PM
I work in esports
so basically I work whenever I want. Except I’m in Europe and the game starts at 4:30 for me so yeah WHAT THE HELL UTAH
by Axel Ropp on Feb 19, 2016 | 5:25 PM
Let’s Go Brad Boys!
Do you like the nickname for the team?
by LeSMIN’D on Feb 19, 2016 | 7:25 PM
by spinetingler on Feb 19, 2016 | 7:50 PM
by Chestnut Trill on Feb 19, 2016 | 8:36 PM
‘Celtics’ still works.
by AlecinOz on Feb 19, 2016 | 8:45 PM
This is ugly.
by mmmmm on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:12 PM
Luckily, the Jazz are too bad to take advantage of the Celtics playing so poorly.
by jesot on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:13 PM
Can’t continue to rely on their ineptitude though!
by mmmmm on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:13 PM
This is Utah’s good mode, though.
by jesot on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:14 PM
Is that OUR CHRIS JOHNSON!?!?!?
by GTR216 on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:13 PM
Yup. Always liked him.
by GreenCeltics on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:14 PM
I fricken loved him!
He got to every loose ball and hit every shot
by GTR216 on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:14 PM
Why do we give scrubs career nights?
Who the hell is Raul Neto?
by GTR216 on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:21 PM
He was on some one summer league team and then got signed by the jazz because tray Burke only cares about scoring. Essentially netto was signed for defense at the point position.
by Himari10 on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:25 PM
Every time I see Rodney Hood I get depressed at what could have been
We could have had him over the worthless James Young who will be off the Celtics in a few years and likely out of the NBA afterwards
by GTR216 on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:31 PM
Just a horrible game. Wish we were the team on a b2b.
by GreenCeltics on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:32 PM
We are really missing Olynyk to stretch out Gobert
This is the type of matchup where he’s just so so valuable. Gobert is dominating defensively.
by loco_91 on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:34 PM
Utah shooting at 63%
No way they keep that up.
by Rattling Bones on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:37 PM
WE CLEARLY SHOULD HAVE TRADED THE BROOKLYN PICK FOR RAUL NETO
by GTR216 on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:37 PM
8-11 from 3. you expect this against the Warriors
not from the Jazz
by loco_91 on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:39 PM
No way jazz keep this shooting up.
by Greenteamer99 on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:42 PM
Is there a more inappropriately named basketball club than the Utah Jazz?
Maybe the lakeless Los Angeles club.
by Rattling Bones on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:55 PM
are 22.5 games behind GS and are almost at .500
by Bird Rights on Feb 20, 2016 | 12:06 AM
by LA CelticsFan on Feb 19, 2016 | 11:59 PM
Derrick Favors is a beast
by GTR216 on Feb 20, 2016 | 12:07 AM
Utahs coach looks like he just woke up after a night of partying
by omitasub on Feb 20, 2016 | 12:13 AM
This game is a mess
by jesot on Feb 20, 2016 | 12:22 AM
We got to get ourselves a Gobert. Do they grow on trees?
by GreenCeltics on Feb 20, 2016 | 12:36 AM
Is being like the great Wall of China out there lmao.
by Himari10 on Feb 20, 2016 | 12:36 AM
I HATE THIS GAME
by GTR216 on Feb 20, 2016 | 12:42 AM
RAUL NETO THE SUPERSTAR WE SHOULD HAVE TRADED FOR
by GTR216 on Feb 20, 2016 | 12:50 AM
I thought this Raul Neto was just a created player on 2k16, I didn’t know he’s real lmao
by omitasub on Feb 20, 2016 | 12:52 AM
This game sucks, David Lee didn’t die for this.
by omitasub on Feb 20, 2016 | 1:01 AM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bullets Forever.
Jazz have a decent roster
by Rice2012 on Feb 18, 2016 | 7:11 PM
Hood is a nice player
by Rice2012 on Feb 18, 2016 | 7:18 PM</span
Hood has been deadly as of late
Gotta watch him
by Illmatic12 on Feb 18, 2016 | 7:18 PM
Gobert is such a lackluster player offensively, Nene playing like 15 feet off of him lol
by SmileyAllMighty on Feb 18, 2016 | 7:22 PM
This Neto kid can’t handle Wall man
by WhyKnotUs on Feb 18, 2016 | 7:26 PM
Nene is getting physical down low, gobert cant stop him
by SmileyAllMighty on Feb 18, 2016 | 7:26 PM
dudley just blocked favors
by rvWizPH on Feb 18, 2016 | 7:34 PM
Jazz have no offensive flow
by SmileyAllMighty on Feb 18, 2016 | 7:57 PM
Otto got Hayward looking miserable out here
Hayward so normal lol
by qthaballa on Feb 18, 2016 | 7:57 PM
Burke so bad
by ARendon6 on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Jazz are so sloppy
by Rice2012 on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:01 PM
Damn the Jazz suck tonight
Pile it up here
by Rice2012 on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:23 PM
Gobert can’t guard Nene, I love his drives.
by Hypemaster on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:24 PM
Favors couldn’t either
by qthaballa on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:25 PM
This Neto guy sucks badly
by Rice2012 on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:31 PM
Just pressure neto
by Rice2012 on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:33 PM
Jazz really should of traded for a PG, he looks terrible and burke isn’t any better
by SmileyAllMighty on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:34 PM
Burke may be the worst point guard in the league. Like actually.
by ARendon6 on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:45 PM
I knew he was bad, but he’s literally terrible
by SmileyAllMighty on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:46 PM
thank god Burke sucks.
by TilltheBitterEnd on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:46 PM
How are the Jazz in the playoff picture?
by Rice2012 on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:46 PM
How is this Jazz team .500
by SmileyAllMighty on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:47 PM
I know Utah’s record, but tonight they don’t look like quality team at all
by PeDroDr on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:50 PM
wow burke is horrible
by Hypemaster on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:55 PM
Trey Burke is ass
by qthaballa on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:55 PM
he has easily won the “Worst Player on the Court” award today… he wins that one a lot…
by TilltheBitterEnd on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:56 PM
Neto looks worse than Burke
by SmileyAllMighty on Feb 18, 2016 | 8:59 PM
They’re both awful, but I agree
by Rice2012 on Feb 18, 2016 | 9:00 PM
Ingles is really awful too
by ARendon6 on Feb 18, 2016 | 9:00 PM
Lawler’s Law baby, thats game
by TheBackCourt on Feb 18, 2016 | 9:10 PM
by Houseofguards on Feb 18, 2016 | 9:13 PM
Oubre bringing short shorts back?
by ChillVillain on Feb 18, 2016 | 9:16 PM
Feel like I’ve seen quite a few players wearing shorter shorts now, was bound to start coming back
by SmileyAllMighty on Feb 18, 2016 | 9:20 PM
Somewhere John Stockton is cheesin with approval
by WhyKnotUs on Feb 18, 2016 | 9:21 PM