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
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Bird Writes.
So far so good for the Pels…
Being up by 2 at the half and AD w/3 pts is a Blessing.
I hope and pray for Monty and his family. His wife dying bcuz of an accident was indeed tragic.
by fshabazz on Feb 10, 2016 | 8:13 PM
a no show tonight so far.
by whentheleveebreaks on Feb 10, 2016 | 8:03 PM
Have to hand it to the Pels, with a starting lineup once again with three backups and a ten day contract guy with that,
they are battling the Jazz, hanging in there. Cole hit a few shots to get it close again in the third. Find a way! Pels! Win this.
by njccc on Feb 10, 2016 | 8:34 PM
4 seconds left to go in third quarter..
opportunity to call time out and set up a play to score at quarter end
by BenDerDonDat on Feb 10, 2016 | 8:43 PM
Ajinca tries hard, but his bball IQ is miniscule
by BenDerDonDat on Feb 10, 2016 | 8:55 PM
We have some real bricklayers on the team right now..DC, Norris, TOney Douglas
Surprised Luke wasn’t given a look tonight
by BenDerDonDat on Feb 10, 2016 | 9:12 PM
AD! WOOO, showed up scoring wise when they needed it the most..finish it Pels
by njccc on Feb 10, 2016 | 9:15 PM
Battered Pels not only hung in there, but found a way to win! Noice! AD with 8 big points in the last two minutes…
he sucked most of the game, but came up BIG when they needed it the most…Beat the Thunder!
by njccc on Feb 10, 2016 | 9:25 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Mavs Moneyball.
Parsons scores at least 15
Dirk goes off
Derrick Favors torches our defense
Charlie V misses a three but still gets played
Rodney Hood dunks on us
by wsjoshua02 on Feb 9, 2016 | 7:40 PM
at least the Mavs aren’t down big
they often are early in the 1st
by beachdrifter on Feb 9, 2016 | 7:54 PM
lyles is killing dirk
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:11 PM
holy shit. lyles has scored every time on dirk
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:14 PM
Is it bad defense?
Or are we really executing that well?
I’m soooo not used to this.
by jjco on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:15 PM
also dirk hates utah
by Dynomite on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:18 PM
Lyles is going to be a really good player
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:17 PM
Jazz keeps exploit Dirk’s defense
by buydumbell on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:20 PM
there we go. mavs coming back to earth
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:27 PM
Boy they are just victimizing Barea
by jjco on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:27 PM
sit down barea
by dimitriouss on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:27 PM
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:28 PM
bench barea and matthews
by buydumbell on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:29 PM
a couple misses in a row and we fall apart
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:30 PM
Just being up 7
after that start is kinda dissapointing…I hope they come out hot again!
by beachdrifter on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:40 PM
Watch us blow the lead and have a terrible 3rd quarter
knock on wood
by wsjoshua02 on Feb 9, 2016 | 8:49 PM
derek harper: useless analysis
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:14 PM
i wish he’d take a sick day
once in awhile
by dimitriouss on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:15 PM
damn we need a bucket in a bad way
by ktatum35 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:36 PM
jeez fuck us
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:36 PM
holy shit. mavs can not get a stop at all
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:38 PM
play defense you lazy shits
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:39 PM
by jjco on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:39 PM
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:42 PM
this is so fucked right now
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:43 PM
Clutch ass Raymond Felton
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:51 PM
Anybody else see Ray’s titties shake when he slapped his chest?
by hardenhater10 on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:53 PM
by Marjun on Feb 9, 2016 | 9:56 PM
No OT please
All our starters have quite a few fouls.
by raijin.luppi on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:02 PM
by raijin.luppi on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:02 PM
fuck me running
by ktatum35 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:02 PM
Didn’t even blink when he shot it
by slimbig on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:02 PM
GOD DAMMIT. i knew it
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:02 PM
Hood is a breakout superstar
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:03 PM
by Marjun on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:03 PM
That wasn’t our fault
Hood is just freaking great
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:04 PM
yeah hood is dope
by Marjun on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:08 PM
lucky ass hood > clutch ass Ray
by Dynomite on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:04 PM
Hood is freaking legit
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:08 PM
we are so fucking soft
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:10 PM
God damn it
by lemonbrigade on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:13 PM
FUCKING SOFT rebounding
by veyronp87 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:14 PM
fuck you refs that was clean
by dimitriouss on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:16 PM
by Marjun on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:23 PM
I knew it.
by slimbig on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:23 PM
fuck all that noise.
by ktatum35 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:23 PM
bunch of fucking softies
what a shit ass loss
by McMalph ’13 on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:23 PM
guess hayward is better than parsons now
by Dynomite on Feb 9, 2016 | 10:25 PM
One. You know how when Edith on “Downton Abbey” got knocked up by the Matt Harpring lookalike, she got sent off to Switzerland to have the baby in secret? Is this why Tibor Pleiss keeps getting sent off to Idaho? (via @robynmhayward):
Two. Poor Jeff Hornacek. He deserved better.
** Gordon Hayward on Hornacek’s firing: Yeah, you know, unfortunate. Jeff’s a great guy, I think, a great coach. I think it’s a business in the NBA and you know, you’ll see coaches get fired throughout the season, and the off-season, and players get traded. So, you know, it is what it is.
** Derrick Favors on Hornacek’s firing: It was a shock. You know, Jeff’s a, he’s a good guy, a good coach, and you know, I hate that it happened to him. But — you know, like I said, he was a good guy, a good coach. You know, he helped me out a lot. He helped me a number of guys out, and you know, hopefully he’ll get another job.
Three. One more Jazz player headed to All-Star Weekend!
** Trey Lyles on being selected to the Rising Stars Challenge (and Kobe Bryant fanboyness): Happy. You know, get to go back to Canada for once and actually play there, so. Should be fun…Growing up watching the All-Star Game and All-Star events, all, you know, all the years growing up, you know, and to finally be a part of it. And to have your favorite player going through his last one is a special experience.
** Lyles, asked if he’s going to hang out with Drake: I don’t know. Maybe. You know, he can hit my hotline bling.
Five. Gordon Hayward, asked after the Nuggets game if this is a turning point in the season: You know, I think we’re finally just getting guys back, getting guys healthy, which has been a struggle for us this year, just playing with full strength, and you know, trying to get adjusted even when we were full strength, back to the way we were playing last year after the All-Star break.
So, I think it’s starting to come together for us. You know, I think it’s definitely a long season, and there’s still gonna be probably an–we’re gonna have another stretch where we’re down. You know, this is a young team. But as long as we continue to get better, we learn from those moments, we’ll be better by the end of the year.
Six. Trey Lyles Bench Celebrations of the Week:
The enthused (thanks to @BrunnerJazz):
And schooling Gordon Hayward on flexology:
Seven. The Jazz wore white tights for the time this week (Jazz players were previously only allowed to wear black tights for “consistency” reasons). The white tights did not fare so well in their debut.
Eight. Joe Ingles on his All-Star break plans: I’m going with all the Australian guys from the NBA, all seven of us or whatever, we’re all going to catch up and — lucky that none of us made the All-Star Game, I guess, but maybe next year. But we’re all gonna catch up and just rented a couple houses and all stay together and have a bit of fun and hang out with each other before, obviously, finishing the season.
Speaking of Ingles and Australian NBA players, we saw this bench shot this week and it’s time to revisit an Ingles quote from a year and a week ago:
[Dante Exum]’s got this terrible little mustache that he thinks he has to trim regularly. Which is ridiculous, ’cause it’s clear that he doesn’t. But he’s actually never shaved any other part of his face.
Nine. Rudy Gobert, asked if he was upset by the Suns’ Hack-a-Gobert strategy: I was just thankful they gave me points…I was happy.
Does it anger you, though?
I like it. You know, they didn’t hurt me. They just foul me and send me to the line to get easy points.
Quin Snyder on the Suns’ Hack-a-Gobert strategy: It can go away, ’cause we’re not taking him out. And that was the decision that, you know, we made that decision a week ago, two weeks ago. If we’re gonna be the type of team that we wanna try and be and he’s gonna be the player that he wants to be, he’s gonna have to shoot them…
The way I feel about it right now, he’s a competitor and I think his, all his teammates believe in him and he showed them why tonight.
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Dennis Lindsey on Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert: They’re giving each other dap, and loving on each other. So, there’s a chemistry. There’s a connectivity. You know, they view each other as partners.
** Rudy Gobert on Derrick Favors: I think everybody feel more confident knowing that me or Fav are, you know, in the back, and I feel confident knowing that he’s in the back too.
** Rodney Hood on Derrick Favors’ return to the lineup: We using him more and more as he get more and more back into, you know, himself, and you know, just milking him. You know, regardless, you know, he can score.
** Steve Brown to Derrick Favors on his back trouble: Pillows between your knees, tried that one?
** Craig Bolerjack on Joe Ingles’ passing game: He’s got a great knack of slipping balls inside. He’s a sneaky guy. (H/T @JazzRaytion)
** Lindsey on basketball players: There are a lot of guys I’d love to be my son-in-law, but they might not necessarily who I’d want to be in the bunker with, if you know what I’m saying.
** Boler on Manu Ginobili’s testicular surgery: That could really disrupt the flow of the Spur[m]s… (H/T @its_computers, @BrunnerJazz)
** Matt Harpring on Greg Monroe: He likes to go left. When Monroe gets the ball, he loves going middle and shoot that ball with his left hand. (H/T @Malavoltron)
** Boler to Rudy Gobert about the Jazz’s good start against the Suns, post-game: Talk about just getting off with a lot of emotion and domination.
** Harpring on Raul Neto’s clean shave: I like him shaved. He looks younger to me. (H/T @halloweenhead)
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bright Side of the Sun.
Raul Neto is gonna kick this teams ass.
by 3 2 1 For 3 on Feb 6, 2016 | 6:49 PM
These guys play pro ball for money. Actual money.
Let that sink in.
by jack’s complete lack of surprise on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:17 PM
Suns shooting 00.0%
not too good
by peachBazket on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:19 PM
Are you doing this on purpose Tyson? Is this funny to you?
by jack’s complete lack of surprise on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:17 PM
Most incompetent veteran I’ve ever seen
by acommoncreeper on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:18 PM
What did he do??
by K Brunk on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:19 PM
Nothing in particular
Just that he commits about 5 3-second violations a game, doesn’t contest anything, loses the ball every time he gets it, and is generally useless
by acommoncreeper on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:21 PM
Still standing outside watching on the tv’s
Almost ashamed that I’m about to go watch this in person.
by Hoop Shootin’ Boogie on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:38 PM
Do the Mercury have a point guard we could borrow?
Gotta be better than this.
by suns68 on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:42 PM
Can Earl Watson be our HC of future?
by Palm3rFranchiseQB on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:44 PM
He can’t and he won’t
by acommoncreeper on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:45 PM
He’s just not what this team needs right now
I’m not sure why you think he would ever be a coach of the year candidate
by acommoncreeper on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:51 PM
It’s kind of hard to judge Watson based on this. I can’t think of a coach who could win with the current roster.
by suns68 on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:54 PM
I agree totally
But I just don’t think a rookie head coach is what our team needs. That’s just my opinion, and of course there isn’t enough to tell if watson is good or bad
by acommoncreeper on Feb 6, 2016 | 7:56 PM
He won’t be a rookie after THIS season. More like a battle-scarred Iraqi soldier.
by suns68 on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:16 PM
ronnie in a suit coaching up book
make him the coach
by zarvinny on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:24 PM
The Suns are as cold as their cheese.
The Jazz are doing us as dirty as our seats.
by omnicious on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:33 PM
And the seats are dirty
by Lino Canaan on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:36 PM
And the beer is dirty and
The cheerleaders and the parking spaces are dirty.
by Palm3rFranchiseQB on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:42 PM
And the owner is a mental midget
With the IQ of a fence post
And the piano has been drinking
by albrt on Feb 6, 2016 | 8:52 PM
This tank better not break.
by omnicious on Feb 6, 2016 | 9:21 PM
No more timeouts
Let it endddddddddddd
by Airwave on Feb 6, 2016 | 9:27 PM
the tank still has gas
by boredoftheflies on Feb 6, 2016 | 9:30 PM