Monday, December 1, 2008

Things That Make You Go Hmmm

Boozer being hurt. A strained quad is holding Boozer out for extended games with injury. Doesn’t this sound familiar? Boozer has missed 5 games now and still doesn’t know if he’ll be able to return any time soon. The thinking goes that he might be available to play within the next week. Does anyone believe that? For the sake of the Jazz season & its prospects, I hope he returns ‘healthy’ soon. In the words of the C + C Music Factory... "chill baby baby chill baby baby wait."

Millsap in the starting lineup. Is this something we should get used to? We all know about the impending franchise decisions that need to be made at the end of the season…all regarding who we’d like to pay… Boozer or Millsap? Millsap hasn’t missed many games during his short career with the Jazz. He’s certainly a fan favorite and a Jazz work-ethic-aholic (similar to the Mailman). When he’s played in the starting lineup, Millsap has performed admirably. It is true however, that Boozer is plain and simply better, and will always be. Yet, it may not change the fact that the franchise might want to keep Millsap and pay him less (as comparative to Boozer). I guess we’ll have to worry about that decision when the season concludes. Things that make you go hmmm...

Kirilenko coming off the bench. AK provides a lot of energy and production while coming off the bench. This has turned out to be a brilliant decision. Kirilenko seems to be a totally different player this season compared to the last season. I really believe that it’s because he has a defined role and purpose coming off the bench. The M-Factory would agree with me... "Inner sense and a whole lotta class."

Jazz Inconsistency. How do we go from destroying the Sacramento Kings one night to being blasted by the New Jersey Nets the next? That just doesn’t seem to make sense. Aren’t both of these teams considered lower-level, bottom-of-the-basement performers? Neither team will sniff the playoffs. I have to attribute the Jazz inconsistency to injuries. We’ve had to utilize a vast array of players that probably wouldn’t normally see action (ie. Almond & Koufos).
It's those things that make you go hmmm, yeah!

Harpring Maligned. I think it’s probably best that the Jazz cut the cord with Matt Harpring. While I love his hustle, physical play and toughness (he defines what Jerry Sloan thinks is Jazz ball), he’s always injured. First, it was his knees, then ankle. Now it’s his back. Harpring just can’t get healthy (poor guy!)… He’d probably look better on the bench next to Phil Johnson and the Milkman, as a player/assistant coach. As the C+C said it... "You say to yourself: I'm gonna hit him with a brick"

Almond in a Jazz uniform. Why is he still with us? I recognize that our team is suffering through injuries and his contributions to the team have been helpful during this time… but… his contributions have been very minimal, and we’ve already decided NOT to extend his contract (via team option). Let’s trade him! We’re log-jammed at the wing positions. And with CJ Miles playing his best ball of his career, we already know who the future of our franchise is… Brewer and Miles. Case settled. Let’s trade him. I’d even take a future draft pick. Those things that make you go...

Fes. What else needs to be said? He should find a permanent apartment and resting place in Orem… make a few Boise All-Star Games for the Flash. I don’t believe that he’ll be successful in the NBA. "Just an example of how another brother can trample, Ruin your life..." It's those things that make you go hmm.


Pasty Gangsta said...

It's not every day you get to ponder C + C Music Factory lyrics AND Fes's future with the Jazz. My opinion: the Jazz need more of the former at their games and less of the latter.

Anonymous said...

So our future is Williams, Miles, Brewer, and Milsap, I think we would be missing a big piece, but I guess we would have money to buy a big center.

On another note, I am disappointed that there aren't more posts during the season. You guys seemed to post everyday leading up to the season, but now that we are in the thick of it it is jus 2 or 3 a week. Pick it up.

Pasty Gangsta said...

I am still hoping for great things out of Kosta. And love the resurgent AK. I think we've got some good pieces.

As to your second concern, Torrey, we'll try to pick up the pace and give our readership more TCG material!

Anonymous said...

You guys mention Almond, and he goes off. Maybe you should do it more often...?