Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Denver Stiffs.
If the Jazz win today it will be 1st season sweep of the Nuggets since John Stockton and Karl Malone.
by TakeFive on Apr 10, 2016 | 2:49 PM
Of course teams make all their shots against us.
Even when we do defend, they hit.
by Russ Hamilton on Apr 10, 2016 | 3:16 PM
We foul a lot
by Russ Hamilton on Apr 10, 2016 | 3:21 PM
rush all the shots. Take all the 3s!
by NurktheSmirk on Apr 10, 2016 | 3:23 PM
lol at that officiating.
by Russ Hamilton on Apr 10, 2016 | 3:31 PM
Well, that went poor quickly
by Russ Hamilton on Apr 10, 2016 | 3:53 PM
by That’s the Jokic on Apr 10, 2016 | 3:53 PM
Anddddddddddd its gone
by AllDayMudiay on Apr 10, 2016 | 3:53 PM
utah brings starters back in…we roll with the bench for shits and giggles. bye bye lead
by NurktheSmirk on Apr 10, 2016 | 3:53 PM
Juka 0-8 is killing us
by NurktheSmirk on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:01 PM
He needs to slow the fuck down
by That’s the Jokic on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:01 PM
Lyles killing Niko from the perimeter
by Russ Hamilton on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:01 PM
we’re lookin like garbage out there.
by InboundingLobPass on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:35 PM
Just terrible execution the last few minutes
by Russ Hamilton on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:35 PM
We might actually never beat Utah
by AllDayMudiay on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:36 PM
Bout to just turn this shit off
by AllDayMudiay on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:37 PM
by Russ Hamilton on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:39 PM
by AllDayMudiay on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:40 PM
So much one on one disasters.
by Russ Hamilton on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:43 PM
so…that 3rd quarter sucked
by NurktheSmirk on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:43 PM
24-0 run. Wow.
by William Eisley on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:43 PM
Is this what a basketball looks like?- All Nuggets players
by Mancar on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:48 PM
Nuggets hate playing at home.
by Mancar on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:52 PM
somebody needs to sit trey lyles on his ass
by InboundingLobPass on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:57 PM
This game is just sad
by SDcat09 on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:58 PM
whats that? Another guy having a career night against the nuggets….
by InboundingLobPass on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:58 PM
Naturally, Lyles scores a new career high against the Nuggets
by TakeFive on Apr 10, 2016 | 4:59 PM
On the bright side
Only one of these teams is getting swept in the first round
by NurktheSmirk on Apr 10, 2016 | 5:05 PM
not only will they get swept, but it will be 4 blowouts
by NurktheSmirk on Apr 10, 2016 | 5:09 PM
Headbands not working for Mudiay and Harris!
by FATLEVER on Apr 10, 2016 | 5:05 PM
cutting off blood to the brain
by InboundingLobPass on Apr 10, 2016 | 5:06 PM
We need talent that doesn’t get injured while tying their basketball shoes
by Mancar on Apr 10, 2016 | 5:05 PM
We finished a game!
That counts for something, right? RIGHT?
by Mancar on Apr 10, 2016 | 5:15 PM
One. I have no words about Jerry Sloan battling Parkinson’s. I’m devastated. 💔
Quin Snyder on Jerry Sloan: I’ve been fortunate that, you know, as he’s remained with the club and helped on a lot of levels that, you know, I’ve had a chance to interact with him. He’s been unbelievable with me. So supportive, and you know, careful to not overstep although I don’t really think that’s possible. But he’s aware of that just ’cause of the type of person he is, and you know, his respect for the profession and understanding it on the level he has.
So, obviously we have the same sentiments that, you know, you wish all the best and support that you can for Coach and for Tammy, his wife, and hope that, you know, that things go well. And that’s, you know, that’s the message that I think is circulating through our team, our players, our coaching staff, and, but obviously, you know, some level of shock, and, but after that, just, you know, wishing him all the support that we can from the position that we’re in.
Two. Idaho Stampede –> Salt Lake City Stars. Uni and logo:
Three. Gordon Hayward on how his hair stays soooo perfect during games: Blow dryer is the most important thing. So after you, you know, wash it and get it wet, you gotta use the hair dryer, which I think some guys are afraid of.
I always thought that you only use the blow dryer on hot. Like, I never thought that you would go back and do it with the cool setting. I didn’t even know what that little blue button was for until [my hair stylist] told me. …
[The media] needs to [give] a Best Hair [award], ’cause that’s a no-brainer…I’m gonna go out on a limb and say I got the best hair in the NBA.
Hayward on Joe Ingles’ hair: He’s definitely jealous. I told him he only has about, maybe, six months left of haircuts, and he’s gonna have to shave the whole thing.
Flashback to Ingles talking about Hayward’s hair last year:
Gordon will probably spend the whole seven days working on his haircut and make sure it looks good for when we come back. … It’s terrible, isn’t it? It’s terrible. …
I’m gonna give you a little insight on his haircut, and how long and silly it is…In this last trip, we were rooming right next to each other. Our rooms were basically joined. We had an adjoining door which we opened a couple times to talk to each other. But yesterday, he went to sleep for his little pre-game nap.
I got up, and it was half an hour before we had to leave, and I went to the bathroom and as I was passing through the little corridor to get to my bathroom, I could hear all this noise in his room. And I thought, like, I hope he’s all right. Like, he’s been away from his wife for a while, hope he’s not sad, and he sounds upset, whatever.
And I put my ear kind of next to the window, just — the door, sorry, to hear what it was, and it was the hair dryer going, so. I’ve never seen a man use a hair dryer before, and I knocked on the door to try and see a man use a hair dryer. So, he was in there. I don’t know what he was doing.
I did see the day before that he had, like, seven different hair products and a little comb and the hair, obviously now, with the hair dryer. So, it’s pretty obvious how much he likes his hair. And I think, if you watch during the game, it doesn’t move. I don’t know how it’s possible, but it actually doesn’t move.
Four. Gregg Popovich on Quin Snyder before the Spurs game: He’s smarter than the rest of us. That boy is like a bubble machine.
He’s got stuff — you know, it’s like a cartoon with little bubbles coming off his head all the time with ideas about lots of different stuff. I’m serious. And some of it I understood, some of it I didn’t.
But, great guy, you know, great friend and guy to be around, and you know, is intelligent, but isn’t full of himself, and enjoys people.
Five. Quin Snyder, asked after the Spurs game if he feels “snakebit”: We can look at it two ways. “Snakebit” implies that we’re not doing anything. We’re doing great. And we’re not doing quite enough because we didn’t make a shot.
Like, if Rodney Hood makes that shot, if Kawhi Leonard misses that shot, you know — we’ll watch it and see if there’s anything more we can do, but you know, I’m not gonna get — we can do better. We can play better. We can make more threes throughout the course of the game, but our guys are really, really competing…
I don’t wanna go there on the good side or the bad side. I just wanna keep — I don’t wanna be lucky, and I don’t wanna be snakebit. I just wanna be better.
Six. Rodney Hood on falling in the draft: Going into the process, you know, I got to the 10s [in mock drafts], and you know, they was telling me I could go from late lottery to mid-first round. So, between 10 and 20, which is a [wide] range, and I thought I was good enough to go through the, in that area, with the workouts and proving myself and everything. And you know, going into draft night, I thought the same thing, you know, but it didn’t pan out.
Do you know why you fell?
To be very honest, I really don’t know. You know, I haven’t even tried to look into it. You know, after that time passed, I just moved on. But you know, I wonder about it all the time.
Did you have a chip on your shoulder in your first year because you fell in the draft?
Yeah, I was real disappointed that night, but you know, as I sat down and just thought about it, you know, I got my foot in the door and I’m going to a great situation. And that’s how I looked at it from that point forward. You know, I was going to get a chance to play, and just because, you know, guys got picked in front of me, you know, they might be going to a team where they might not get the opportunity.
So, you know, it was, like I said, it was a blessing in disguise, but I definitely had a chip on my shoulder, and I wanted to prove, just to myself and to my peers, not necessarily to the GMs, but to prove to my peers, that you know, I belonged in, you know, the top, especially a lottery pick. I deserved to be a lottery pick. But it just drive me to be where I am today, you know, trying to prove, still trying to prove that.
Does falling in the draft still tick you off?
No, not really, ’cause I think I’ve proved that to a certain extent that, you know, I was better than some of the guys that were picked before me, you know, so I kind of moved past that. I’m trying to just be the best player I can be now, you know, and, but I still, it’s still in the back of my mind.
But that’s not what drives me anymore. I’m trying to be, I’m trying to help this team get to where it needs to be, and that’s at the top of the West.
Do you still know the names of all the guys picked before you?
Yeah, I know them, the order. I know everyone. Yeah.
Seven. Joe Ingles on the Americanization of Ben Simmons: He’s probably one of the only, obviously, main guys that has [gone the route of prep school and college in the States] if you look at the seven other [Australian players] that play [in the NBA] now [or] guys that have played in the past. No one’s done it the way he’s done it. I think he went three years to high school and then college for a year, and now, obviously, professionally. He’s been around our national team for the year 20–I think it was 2014 when we had world championships, and got cut from that team. I think he was the last one cut.
So it’s, yeah, I, he was, at that point, he would’ve been 16, 17, I think, and super talented then. Obviously, he’s still got a long way to go with development. I think he’s shown glimpses of, obviously, being a superstar. I still think there’s a lot that he needs to work on, and I think he knows that.
But in saying that, I mean, we would welcome him with open arms back into the national team. I think he could bring something that we haven’t really seen, not with our team anyway, not since I’ve been involved since 2007. And we don’t want him to be Americanized. We want him to stay as Australian as possible.
I think it’s the same, like Dante [Exum]. Dante’s got American parents, and you talk to him, and you think he’s been there his whole life and his parents have been there their whole lives. It’s a pretty special thing. So, hopefully, for them, we can keep them as Australian as possible. Obviously, he spent so much time over here at a young age as well, that he’s growing up in the American culture. So, hopefully we can keep him on our side.
Eight. Joe Ingles on his role with the Jazz this year: Came back in this year and obviously everyone was healthy, and probably went back to the role that I originally thought I was gonna have last year. And same thing. Guys got injured. Me and, I mean, Chris Johnson’ve been battling, kind of, not against each other, ’cause obviously we’re all in the same thing together, but one game it’s him, one game it’s me.
And so, there’s times that I feel like I’ve, like, yeah, I could be here for the rest of my career, and then there’s days it’s like, holy shit, like, maybe I won’t be here tomorrow. And obviously being over here now, you see the day-to-day business of it too…
I think the thing that can help me is that I am versatile to different situations, different positions. I’ve shown that I can start and hold my own, and I’ve also shown that I can come off and, come off the bench and do what I have to do. I’ve, I’m gonna be the same guy if I play five minutes or 30 minutes. I’m not gonna change. I’m not gonna change off court. I’m gonna talk to the guys and tell them what I see and what I believe in…
You never know what can happen. I mean, you don’t know who they’re gonna draft, who they’re gonna sign. It’s just a lot of unknowns, I think, too. So, like, I do love it here. I love the guys. I love being a part of a young team that’s building towards something, and I’d love to be a part of it a long time.
Nine. Alec Burks has returned!
Root Sports wasn’t impressed tho.
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Craig Bolerjack on Trey Lyles: Trey’s got a great set of, uh, skillset.
** Quin Snyder on Chris Johnson and Trevor Booker against the Suns: Those two guys, you could just feel them when they came in.
** Root Sports Keys to the Game (H/T @Velociraptees):
** Ron Boone on what Quin Snyder wants from Rudy Gobert on defense: Stay big and vertical.
** Steve Brown to Derrick Favor on his knee: Is it mostly stiffness, then, that you’re dealing with?
** Boone: Booker may have put the lower part of his body into Tim Duncan.
** David Locke: Joe Ingles long balls in the 4th quarter were mammoth. (H/T @JazzJargon)
** 1280 to Joe Ingles on Craig Bolerjack: Holy cow, you had him screaming when that second one went in.
** Snyder on Alec Burks’ shots in his first game back: He got a couple big ones, but, the one in particular in front of our bench. But, so, I was pleased.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Clips Nation.
LOL. Wilcox for 40 point, Prigioni 15 assists crushing the hearts of Utah and their fans.
by Redondo Mike on Apr 8, 2016 | 5:52 PM
HERE WE GO BENCH HERE WE GO
by Ainnem Agon on Apr 8, 2016 | 6:10 PM
The corpse of Paul Pierce has been reanimated – and he heard all the nasty (and accurate) stuff we’ve been saying about him
by katsuisdoge on Apr 8, 2016 | 7:24 PM
how tf are we winning currently?
Half our roster was in the dleague 2 months ago
by take_a_blake on Apr 8, 2016 | 7:39 PM
Are you kidding me with these foul shots?
that was ridiculous
by Jonee on Apr 8, 2016 | 7:59 PM
One of the worst calls of all time right there
by Jellyfish_ on Apr 8, 2016 | 8:01 PM
The ref killed us
by Ainnem Agon on Apr 8, 2016 | 8:03 PM
This is some horse [excrement] by the refs in the 4th man
and it’s all the same ref – eff you, man
by katsuisdoge on Apr 8, 2016 | 8:06 PM
by angelo~ on Apr 8, 2016 | 8:21 PM
by angelo~ on Apr 8, 2016 | 8:21 PM
by Jonee on Apr 8, 2016 | 8:37 PM
by take_a_blake on Apr 8, 2016 | 8:37 PM
For the win!!!!
by LACLIPPERFAN on Apr 8, 2016 | 8:37 PM
SUCK ON THAT REFS. WE BEAT THE FIX!!!!
by Jellyfish_ on Apr 8, 2016 | 8:39 PM
by Jellyfish_ on Apr 8, 2016 | 8:40 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Pounding the Rock.
GO ESPUELAS GO. BOBAN KILL THEM. HI EVERYONE
by sexynobili on Apr 5, 2016 | 7:32 PM
I like when WE score….hate it when THEY score
by Timminion on Apr 5, 2016 | 8:13 PM
Spurs getting Hoodwinked
by Stijl on Apr 5, 2016 | 8:24 PM
In first qtr win prob was as low as 52, at end 73
by Scipiotheyounger on Apr 5, 2016 | 8:35 PM
OESTE FOR TRES
by sexynobili on Apr 5, 2016 | 8:36 PM
That West 3 shows what the Spurs are all about. A big man steps out and drains the 3 at the last second and it’s like Kawhi made one. No celebration, no surprise, no special handshakes, just a guy shooting the ball and it going in.
This team is so easy to root for.
by Chris Silva on Apr 5, 2016 | 8:36 PM
Heh, looking at the Jazz coach, I suspect they’ll have to run some suicides tomorrow.
by René Torenstra on Apr 5, 2016 | 8:40 PM
Refs are giving the Jazz a fighting chance. I’ve counted 5 touch fouls already.
by KlawDaddy on Apr 5, 2016 | 8:50 PM
Im falling asleep. The Jazz stadium is so silent and their commentators SO SO boring.
by Mauro Tardella on Apr 5, 2016 | 8:50 PM
Hey, where’s our lead going? I liked it, make it grow again please!
by thirtynineyearfan on Apr 5, 2016 | 8:54 PM
The Jazz announcers keep complimenting Jazz players on how awesome they are at getting uncontested rebounds.
by cecilthesheep on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:01 PM
Considering Utah is a good team. playing on their court, Spurs doing fairly well.
by Stijl on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:05 PM
Timmy with the Elmer Fudd. Missed the bunny.
by chajamamama on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:25 PM
We’ve forgotten how to basketball.
by DMarie2101 on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:25 PM
Do we have to miss everything?
by fuzzy_quack on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:27 PM
This game is really ugly
by bussman792 on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:28 PM
Are the Spurs allowed to score this quarter?
by chajamamama on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:31 PM
11 fouls called in 6 minutes.
by Stijl on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:35 PM
We’re fortunate tonight they haven’t hit ANY 3’s.
by Scoot Tre on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:35 PM
more hacking then a pneumonia commercial
by Timminion on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:35 PM
more hacking then an axe murderer movie
by Timminion on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:37 PM
It must be national “Hack-A-NBA-Player” night tonight in Utah. They look like lumberjacks out there.
by KlawDaddy on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:37 PM
more hacking then Bruce Lee
by Timminion on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:37 PM
more Hacking then drunk Canadiens playing street hockey
by Timminion on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:38 PM
more hacking than a Target store.
by Stijl on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:38 PM
There’s someone or something Quin Snyder looks like. I can’t put my finger on it.
by cecilthesheep on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:38 PM
Jimmy Smits and a praying mantis.
by DMarie2101 on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:40 PM
In the book of ugly games seen this quarter gets it’s own chapter.
by Stijl on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:41 PM
until boban comes in and becomes a mormon god!
by sexynobili on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:43 PM
Not the fourth quarter I was hoping for …
by yeahisaidspurs on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:54 PM
Ingles the clear favorite for game Spurs killer.
by yeahisaidspurs on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:57 PM
by sexynobili on Apr 5, 2016 | 9:58 PM
I love this game. Good to have some pressure.
by 7Peter on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:07 PM
this is an exciting game.
by chajamamama on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:08 PM
Utah is always a tough place to play
by spursfan87 on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:09 PM
Props to the Jazz for drafting Rodney Hood. Kid is a big time player.
by Scoot Tre on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:10 PM
Couldnt agree more. Awesome player.
by Mauro Tardella on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:12 PM
KAWHI freakin’ LEONARD
by Stijl on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:19 PM
oh my Kawhi…
by Scoot Tre on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:20 PM
with the game on the line….Kawhi hits his FIRST jump shot from the field of the second half
by Timminion on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:20 PM
by chajamamama on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:20 PM
by hurts2bgood on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:20 PM
AND G’DAY JAZZ!
by 7Peter on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:22 PM
Great game, though. Hood is nice.
by DMarie2101 on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:22 PM
What a good game! I HOPE the Jazz get the 8th seed and take it to the Warriors!
by chajamamama on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:22 PM
considering that I was expecting a loss, the game being entertaining is a win, the win is a bonus. Also, I like everything about Rodney Hood. Utah has a very nice young core. They’re going to be a problem for years.
by Scoot Tre on Apr 5, 2016 | 10:24 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bright Side of the Sun.
Quiet in here
Guess everyone is at church or napping
by rtvanharen on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:17 PM
Don’t know where you guys are but we are looking good….sofar
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:41 PM
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:47 PM
I’m dominating this thread
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:45 PM
This is getting ugly quick
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:57 PM
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:59 PM
This just in
Len has a rare disease to his nervous system that makes him lose control of his arms and legs.
by MIDN116HT SUN on Apr 3, 2016 | 4:06 PM
Looks like that virus is spreading
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 4:07 PM
Here we go again….giving us hope
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 4:25 PM
Is a limp noodle
by MIDN116HT SUN on Apr 3, 2016 | 4:48 PM
At least I had time to pick out my new bike during the game
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 5:05 PM
do you cycle a lot ?
by NameAndSurname on Apr 3, 2016 | 5:11 PM
Yes I do
I’ve started doing triathlons a few years ago. This year the main goal id the 70.3 Arizona Ironman. Only if my knee recovers, I have meniscus surgery this Wednesday. In total when I’m done with it it will be about 2100 euro, about 2400 dollars. The problem is I’m 6’6″ so not sure if my body fits on it.
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 5:16 PM
Gobert is long as monday…
by NameAndSurname on Apr 3, 2016 | 5:15 PM
One. Kobe Bryant on Quin Snyder: I know Q very well. Q is a brilliant coach. … We spent a lot of time together. Q, myself, and [Ettore] Messina. We spent a lot of time just talking basketball. All three of us was basketball nerds, so we used to go over things, and see offensive options and defensive schematics, and we just talked. And, yeah, but he’s brilliant.
Bryant on the reception he got at Vivint Arena: I guess it’s, the fans here, I think it’s even more special because of the rivalry, because of the battles, and because of the love-hate relationship between us both. You know, it’s, at the end, it’s hard to say goodbye to that, ’cause we all want to go down memory lane and reminisce…They want to hate me tonight. I want to hate them. But we suck.
P.S. Jazz math lulz:
Two. Who celebrated better, the Utah Jazz on Rodney Hood’s 3-pointer or the Charlotte Hornets on Marvin Williams’ dunk?
Three. Quin Snyder on the Jazz’s free throw shooting against the Warriors: Well, I know we were trying to make them, so it wasn’t effort…I know we’ve been good from the line of late, and I think we’re — so, i–I don’t know that we can look at a singular game and say — you know, if it were that simple, then I, we just would’ve identified it in the third quarter and fixed it, and then we would’ve made more from there on out.
I think sometimes when you get fatigued, you know, it gets harder to make them. And, but we, you know, we didn’t shoot well from the line. We did a lotta other things really well. And you know, we can lament that fact, or we can say we got beat by the world champs.
Derrick Favors on getting injured against the Warriors: I talked to the trainers, and you know, I was seeing how my knee felt running up and down and doing stuff, and it didn’t feel good enough to go back out there and play. And I, you know, made the j–made the, said I wasn’t going back out ’cause I didn’t want to hurt the team…I felt like I’d hurt the team more if I went back out there, so I stayed back.
Four. The game after the Jazz honored Andrei Kirilenko: ♥♥♥
Five. Dante Exum with his own injury update: I’ve been cleared to do everything except contact. You know, I’ve just started last month cutting; being on the court and being able to come off screens and shoot.
But I think in the next month or so, I’ll start to get cleared to, kind of the unpredicted movement, which is, you know, everything I’m doing now is, I can go slow or predict it, but once I start going against someone, it’s just gonna be at random and you know, me reacting. So, it’s just about putting my knee in a good situation, or not compromising so it can get reinjured.
Quin Snyder on where Exum was before his injury: We saw him in the summer league last year start to really — you could tell he started to understand that he could get where he wanted to go on the court, where it almost was like he was discovering himself. Where he had the ball, and all of a sudden someone did something, and bam, he got to this point, and bam, he got to that point, and he was getting more and more comfortable dictating what he wanted to do on the court.
And then, obviously, he turned his ankle at first, so it was only that one game. But I saw, from that point, from the season ending to that point, you know, a big jump. And he knows that’s out there for him. We might not see that right away again, but I think he remembers, you know, that growth before the injury…You know he’s gonna come back hungry defensively, too. He’s just a unique defender.
Six. A transcript of Orrin Hatch’s pitch to Dennis Lindsey for signing Jimmer Fredette:
Hatch: I still think you oughta take a crack at getting Jimmer out here, because he can hit that shot any time he wants to. And he’s third in the D-League back there…I’m not trying to put you on the spot. All I can say is that I know he’d get a lot of fans out.
(five minutes later)
Hatch: I wish we had a few more dead-eye shooters that you could just put in there and count on if they get the ball, they’re gonna —
Lindsey: We’re open to all suggestions.
Hatch: I suggested Jimmer. He may, they tell me that he’s getting faster on defense. He’s doing a little bit better job, and you know, he was third in the class D-League, but the thing I like about him, he’s not only a very, very fine person, but he can shoot. And he’s a good team player. So, and he doesn’t
I mean, when you stop and think about it, I hope that whoever gets him, that he’ll cost a lot in the future because he does what’s right. But he’s a kid that if you give him a chance, he won’t let you down. He’ll keep going and going until he can, you know, cover what needs to be covered. But I’m not trying to tell you how to coach or how to do this, but I —
Lindsey: I completely understand…He’s been great for the state of Utah and basketball.
Hatch: Oh, he has.
* By context, it appears Hatch said “cost” but it sounded like “cuss,” which is not out of the realm of possibility in the context of who/what/where we’re talking about here.
In related news, you’ve all read about how Nike lost Stephen Curry to Under Armour after a Nike official mispronounced his name, right? Well, the Jazz’s chances of signing Curry down the line are now at 50-50 after Orrin Hatch called him “Steph-on” on 1280 this week. (It’s 50-50 because Dennis Lindsey quickly called him “Steffin” seconds later in the segment.)
Seven. Joe Ingles, asked as a supporter-and-carer-of-all-things-Australian, what advice he would give to Iggy Azalea: I don’t really have anything to say on that, I don’t think. I don’t really know what happened. I’ve obviously read a bit about it, but, yeah, I, it’s obviously a pretty ugly situation, and they all probably wish it didn’t happen, but yeah, I mean, best of luck to all three of them in, however that pans out.
Eight. Tender moments in Utah Jazz history: Trey
Burke Lyles picking confetti out of Steve Brown’s hair.
Nine. Quin Snyder on Jeff Withey: Every time I play him, he plays well. It’s, I should probably play him more. That’s, you know, that’s on me. But I’m glad he stays ready. I mean, he does all the things that you tell a player to do, and he stays focused. He stays ready.
Jeff Withey on staying ready: It’s been tough. It’s not tough physically. It’s tough mentally, ’cause you’re, you know, you go from playing to just sitting and watching everybody play, and you want to be part of the team. You want to help out, and so, it gets really frustrating.
But you know, you gotta stay mentally prepared, and you gotta keep — you know, in practice, you gotta do game reps…It’s tough. It’s a lot different than going out there and playing.
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Quin Snyder on his film session on the plane with Shelvin Mack: I think it’s something he wanted to do too. We were gonna try to do it in between games, and I just felt like from an emotional standpoint, it was good to let him have a, catch his breath too.
** Matt Harpring on Andrei Kirilenko: We’ve had a lot of locker room moments. (H/T @JazzJargon)
** Rodney Hood on his performance against the Lakers: I got the feeling a little bit, and you know, I just kept shooting. My teammates kept telling me to keep shooting. You know, it felt good tonight.
** Snyder on minutes: There’s times when we’ve had to extend guys. And so, all those situations can happen, but certainly, you know, being able to give them a little bit of a blow is a good thing.
** Boler on OT against the Warriors: Right now, it’s all about D. Big D.
** Ron Boone: Hayward did not realize LaVine was coming up his backside.
** Snyder on the sideline: Slow it down. Play with it. (H/T @AllThatAmar)
** Dante Exum on changing his shot: I think the biggest thing was making sure I don’t have two hands on the ball as I’m releasing. You know, it was a big issue with my shot last year. I didn’t realize it, but we’ve changed that, so. The shot’s been straight up for the most part, yeah.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Canis Hoopus.
I don’t expect much positive from this game
I just hope we don’t get blown out.
by Joel Hernandez on Apr 1, 2016 | 7:36 PM
Wolves should try to outscore Utah.
by Ray Williams? on Apr 1, 2016 | 7:37 PM
Timeout at the 11 minute mark of the first quarter down 3?
by Ray Williams? on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:12 PM
A known turning point for an NBA game
by Snoekenbijter on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:13 PM
Trey Lyles is just going to destroy us tonight huh
by Joel Hernandez on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:16 PM
Haywood looks like a good player from far away
but then you get up close and see his hair
by MNIslander on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:30 PM
Why do the Jazz play ugly games with us
by Joel Hernandez on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:41 PM
That’s just #JazzBaskeball
by FreeDieng on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:42 PM
Jazz announcer has an interesting pronunciation of Bjelica
by TimothyS1 on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:46 PM
These Utah announcers are turrible
by FreeDieng on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:59 PM
by MNIslander on Apr 1, 2016 | 9:00 PM
But they’re just overdoing all this promo stuff, I have no idea what’s going on. Like, did someone on the Wolves just get a technical? Idk they were too busy talking linking us to NBA april fools pranks
by FreeDieng on Apr 1, 2016 | 9:02 PM
Snyder reminds me of McConaughey in “A time to kill”
by MNIslander on Apr 1, 2016 | 9:35 PM
The Pups are Special!!!!
Hard to find a team in any professional basketball league whose starting backcourt combines for one FG in three quarters.
by Hmm! on Apr 1, 2016 | 9:48 PM
I don’t think we got this
by Joel Hernandez on Apr 1, 2016 | 9:58 PM
We’re running on them.
by Banana_Peeler on Apr 1, 2016 | 10:15 PM
oh well, if the refs are only going to give you 8 FTA the whole game
the Jazz are going to be virtually impossible to beat. That’ll happen from time to time.
It’s not all on the refs, but pretty tough to let a team that makes their living by being physical be as physical as they want with no repercussions
by VoodooMagic on Apr 1, 2016 | 10:21 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Golden State of Mind.
this may sound stupid coz of where you are all from but pls realise im on the other side of the world… anyway, is Utah part of the US or Canada??
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:07 PM
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:08 PM
thanks, always been confused about that…
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:08 PM
Utah – land of the max 3% alcohol beer
is two states over from California
by DontcallmeIggy on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:10 PM
we’re almost certainly going to lose this game, so i hope the freakout in this thread is minimal
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:11 PM
Ugh…they are looking slow
This looks like a loss already. Hope they pick things up
by positiveuphemism on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:14 PM
it just feels like tonight is gonna be tough
by alisial3 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:24 PM
why does everyone keep saying this
seriously…Utah is really not that good
by DraymondGotThis on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:33 PM
damn @ Gobert
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:25 PM
Even with that last shot, Curryy looks awful, he just don’t seem to be the same player for some reason. Just don’t look like the MVP atm
by alisial3 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:33 PM
so neto gets that call but steph can’t
by reanasiaj on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:40 PM
they need to keep it close
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:41 PM
Jazz can’t shoot for crap
by TortureOpp on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:45 PM
neither can we
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:46 PM
Jazz are getting looks, they just suck
by TortureOpp on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:47 PM
We’re lucky that the Jazz are unable to hit their shots
by ServantOfLuna on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:47 PM
Is this the team we are afraid of?
by fresh donutz on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:48 PM
Jazz are heating up
by El Shorts on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:51 PM
Jazz cheerleaders are really white
by belilaugh on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:54 PM
i noticed that… & really blonde…
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:55 PM
by toomuchfreetime on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:57 PM
would they let their children be cheerleaders tho??
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:58 PM
these Jazz commentators want to talk about EVERYTHING they can think of except the game they are fkn watching!!
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:55 PM
AK47 in da house
by fresh donutz on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:57 PM
Report from the Vivint men’s room
Looking at the names on the backs of the dudes at the urinals: 3 Currys, 1 Stockton, 1 Malone.
Loads of Warriors fans in the house.
by Euclidite on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:16 PM
here comes our heavy legs comes in 3rd q
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:19 PM
Gotta love scheduled losses
good job NBA
by positiveuphemism on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:21 PM
If Utah is smart, they will accelerate the pace and run us into the ground
A low scoring game just means a good run and we can win it. They should try to blow us out right now.
by positiveuphemism on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:24 PM
but they are not!
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:24 PM
by positiveuphemism on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:26 PM
Why do we only have 2 FTAs?
by ServantOfLuna on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:34 PM
Mormons rarely foul
by QualityOverQuantity on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:35 PM
Talk about an absolute trash of a quarter
by DontcallmeIggy on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:49 PM
How is Utah this white.. Like everything that they do during timeouts and half time?
I mean add a little bit of ethnic flavor for God’s sake. I ain’t even talking about Urbanizing it completely but just a dash of flavor
by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:51 PM
i lived in slc for a year. it’s extremely white. like kinda shockingly white from someone who’s lived in california the other parts of his life
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:52 PM
I’ve lived in Central Missouri
That’s white white but NOT like this White.
by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:54 PM
it is really bizarre to see…
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:52 PM
COME THE F_CK ON UTAH! How do you fit the stereotype so well??
At least give Atlanta credit, they’re predominantly African American and mix it up so well.
by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:03 PM
I hate you! and your smug face
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:05 PM
gobert over the back no call
by reanasiaj on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:05 PM
how is that a foul on Steph?!?!
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:06 PM
Ok Gobert got foul?
but Curry was harrased by Gobert no foul
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:06 PM
This is ridiculous
Game is fixed
by positiveuphemism on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:09 PM
literally everyone in utah expected that to be a foul on gobert, are you fucking kidding me?
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:09 PM
fuck off refs!!
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:10 PM
Refs hate us now
by ServantOfLuna on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:10 PM
Still no foul
by TortureOpp on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:11 PM
Pls make a shot for fucks sake
by Rabble Rouser on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:12 PM
we have played the dumbest fucking basketball we could possibly play
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:12 PM
Utah Jazz I will forever hate your team strictly due to your Announcers
by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:18 PM
god i hate utah
by andrewjpainter on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:20 PM
OT, just what they needed
by TortureOpp on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:28 PM
I’ll easily take Utah over Houston/Dallas/Portland in 1st round please
by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:29 PM
You want the hardest matchup because?
by Godric on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:30 PM
We’ve played one of the worst games of the year and we’re going to OT
by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:31 PM
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:31 PM
Fitz just had an orgasm over that Dray board
by DraymondGotThis on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:39 PM
I think even Matt Harpring did the same over that sequence.
by jv209 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:41 PM
green hammer!!!!! the dagger!!!!!!!!!! we’re gonna actually win this game lololololololololololol
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:40 PM
by bogut on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:40 PM
Love this team
by chakdephatte on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:40 PM
Respect to Harpring for being so complimentary towards Draymond’s effort.
by jv209 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:41 PM
Dray smacked right in the face with no call
by DontcallmeIggy on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:43 PM
fuck these refs!! even in Rugby thats a foul!!
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:44 PM
That is a flagrant
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:44 PM
Shocking that they didn’t even bother to look at it
by cybermaldonado on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:45 PM
What effort on a second night of a B2B!
by dinohealth on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:46 PM
by TortureOpp on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:46 PM
We win, baby!
by ServantOfLuna on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:46 PM
by Rabble Rouser on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:46 PM
what an amazing win
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:46 PM
Au revoir Utah you little pissants
by El Shorts on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:47 PM
Take that…Utah, land of Donny and Marie!
by maxdusty on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:48 PM
Read this on AK by @JazzBasketball1. It’s the best AK post you’ll find. JBB also put together a fantastic video covering AK’s entire Jazz career here:
On being back in Utah: I’m missing Salt Lake. And my and my wife always talking when we landing in the airport, like, it feels like home. It feels, like, so natural. And it’s a great feeling. …
With all my respect to Minnesota and Brooklyn, it’s always been Utah Jazz. And you know, all the fans around the world would always associate me with Utah Jazz. And I’m, I’ve been very happy to considering and you know, think that the Utah franchise was my team and you know, all the organization been my team.
On how this night came about: Well, in the beginning of, end of February, beginning of March, Randy Rigby called me about Jazz alumni program and asked me if I’m gonna be here because Jazz wants to do this kind of night. And you know, I’m very grateful because it’s really been, majority of my career here. Not only basketball, but I always mention off the court part of my life because it’s not less important than the basketball part. And you know, along with basketball results, and you know, filling stats and playing great with the team and going through those stages, you know, my kids were born here.
You know, Salt Lake City really taught me a lot of things. You know, relationship with the community; how to treat my kids; how to treat the family. And those standards is really hard to, you know, value. You know, you can’t really bring it up from the basketball standpoint. So that, those things I would be really grateful for. You know, on the court, off the court kind of combining. …
Salt Lake City, as a city, really gave me great example how to raise my kids, how to be inside a community, how to, you know, work with the people, talk with the people, and I value that even more than the sports aspect. …
To be honest, I should be honoring Jazz, because you know, everything I have, Jazz gave me. You know, coming to America, young kid from Russia, you know, from other part of the world, and really, you know, becoming elite player in NBA. You know, Coach [Jerry] Sloan, all the organization believes in me. Fans; you know, city of Salt Lake gave me so much off the court. It’s a big honor for me.
On his place in the stat books: I’ve been w–fortunate enough to get a lot of stats in the duration of my career. It means, like, it’s very balanced player. If not Coach Sloan, if not Phil Johnson, I would never be on a place, you know, that high, ’cause they really made me such a balanced player…It’s really important to think about your team rather than, again, personal stats. It’s very nice to have great lines in every categories, but again, I always been thinking about a little differently.
On how Jerry Sloan and Phil Johnson affected his career: Without them, I don’t know how my career would go, ’cause starting from my first couple years, you know, they gave me so much. They really put me in a position to succeed, and you know, I really make that step to become an All-Star [in] my third year and really kind of put myself in a, that elite category of the players who were really playing in the highest level in this league. … Him and Phil — I don’t know, I can’t split them up. You know, they go for me as a one — they really gave everything, you know, all their best. …
It’s 10 years. Imagine 10 years, it’s like more than my nine-years-old kid…It’s like a relationship in a family. You know, it’s always ups and downs. You know, for majority of time, it’s great time, but sometimes you have a conflicts. You have things which is you don’t like, which is coach doesn’t like. And in 2007, we have some tough times, which is, you know, we cou–I couldn’t handle first. And it’s kind of over the time, we figure out how to handle it. But at that time, it was just tough, and like in any family, it was a kind of breakdown.
On Larry H. Miller: He’s a guy who really believed in me, and you know, gave me the chance, along with Jerry and Phil, you know, [to] kind of be an important part of this franchise. And you know, I will have only good thoughts about him. You know, he always been a fan of the team. He always been really passionate about the team, and this is how the owners supposed to be. Without them, you know, w–there’s no success in the franchise when there’s no involvement. …
He didn’t take [the Jazz] as a business. He took it as a, as his passion.
On the Western Conference Final team and the importance of team chemistry: It was really fun for those, like, three, four, even five years. We have such a great group of guys who really been close together, and not only on the court, but off the court. You know, we always been celebrating, like, different, Christmas, different, I don’t know, Halloweens, all the celebration together. And this is very important, because, you know, every team, almost every team have the same type of, not chemistry, but same type of offers they can give you. But chemistry, you have to create. And that’s what probably the values the most, when they, when the guys on the team or the players, they like each other, they like to play for each other.
On being president of the Russian Basketball Federation : It’s a fun job. You know, it’s a very important job, and you know, I’m taking it seriously. Big challenge for me because, you know, finish my career being, you know, in the physical presence, going to practices. Right now, it’s more chair job. You know, sitting in the chair, you know, talking on the phone all day long. But, it’s a lot of work, you know, starting from the kids basketball and finishing with the national team, and everything is kind of lay on my shoulders. But again, it’s a very nice job to have and very, very challenging. I like that.
On his back tattoo: You know, like, everybody trying to get a tattoo in the early age, and I always wanted to try, but I didn’t really know that I’m ready for a tattoo. And you know, I kind of late, wait, but by the age of 30, I felt like, well, I still want it. You know, I still want to try, and I gave myself a present for 30 years old. And you know, I work for about six or eight months with my kids on the, what they wanted, and it’s kind of for them. It’s not for the showing off. And you know, I, if, you’ve seen probably one or two pictures in the Internet. It’s only be, by accident. So, it’s not really for the fans or for somebody to see. It’s for myself, for my kids, and I really enjoy it.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Silver Screen and Roll.
Simmed the lottery 5 times.
Lakers fell out every time lol
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:08 PM
Kobe better stick to Hood
or he’ll burn us
by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:12 PM
I like Gobert. We need to find someway to steal him.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:12 PM
Jazz’s D is awesome
by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:21 PM
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:23 PM
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:23 PM
2 – 15
Can we haz fire byron now pleeze..?
by Capt’n Shugg on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:24 PM
by the opposing team with 4 min left
by Capt’n Shugg on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:27 PM
Fucking hate byron’s rotations.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:28 PM
by Shehzeb Imam on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:28 PM
by deadmuse on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:29 PM
byron is the closest you’ll ever get to being robotic and dense.
by Shehzeb Imam on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:44 PM
Hahahaha Rodney Hood just broke the graphics
by av1o3 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:53 PM
God this is sad.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:55 PM
lol so fucking bad.
by av1o3 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:58 PM
Hood is breaking KObe’s record today lool
by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:58 PM
Kobe for 0!!!
Way to answer that 3 with an airball.
by Kilgary on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:58 PM
by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:59 PM
Hood just toying with the Lakers …
by Shehzeb Imam on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Eliminating any chance the Buss family would be dumb enough to bring byron back for another year
by sumo390 on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:03 PM
Hood is legend
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:05 PM
Okay this is bad even for us
by NukMoss on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:06 PM
Rodney Hood has 30 points on 13 shots, 115.4% True Shooting.
by Kilgary on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:21 PM
Lakers so bad even Gobert is making jumpshots
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:28 PM
Okay well that went well I’m out this is beyond stupid.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:31 PM
Worst game of the season. Easily
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:36 PM
The lowest point in all of my lakers’ fanhood
by GIBRANXM on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:40 PM
Watching this game makes me wish I never heard of basketball
My eyes hurt.
by MILEHIGHORANGEHORSEPOWER on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:50 PM
byron getting his ass beat so bad right now his grandchildren’s grandchildren won’t be able to get a coaching job
by sumo390 on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:55 PM
I wonder if we can push this lead to 70 with some special byron Turnovers
by sumo390 on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:00 PM
byronomics has reached it’s maximum efficiency level
it has taken 2 long years of hard work and dedication to reach this level of ineptitude
by Q.Calloway25 on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:04 PM
We’re losing by 52 HOLY SHIT LOL
by WiiTarded on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:03 PM
and utah jazz coach is our former asistant
by angelswing on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:05 PM
WTF is this s**t?
by Steelxl on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:08 PM
Did we spot them 30 points?
by Steelxl on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:09 PM
Well at least the Lakers played their worst possible game on byron Scott’s birthday
by WiiTarded on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:17 PM
byron may you be the Clippers next coach.
by OC guy on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:17 PM