Archive for October 2008

Jazz Decline Almond’s Option   Leave a comment

Well, this is a shock. Kind of. The Jazz have declined the 3rd-year option on Morris Almond, meaning that he will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. Though, based on history, we should’ve seen it coming. Right around the time he was drafted, in fact.

My very early, simple thought? Bad idea.
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Posted October 31, 2008 by S S in Morris Almond

Jazz Start With A Win!   Leave a comment

Well, it definitely wasn’t pretty. But a win is a win, and now the Jazz are 1-0 on the regular season. It was a lot closer than many expected, largely because it was a very sloppy game featuring a lot of missed shots and without the presence of 2 of the stars… 1 from each side.

There may have been a lacking of stars with Deron & Hit-N-Run out, but the teams made it close and exciting. But in the end, Good prevailed, and the Jazz are 1-0 on the season.
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Predicting The West   Leave a comment

Exactly what the title says. Surprise(s?) below.
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Posted October 29, 2008 by S S in Predictions

Game Day!   Leave a comment

Well, the regular season is finally here. And what better way for the Jazz to start the season than with a home game against the division rival Denver Nuggets?

We already know what the Jazz did this offseason… and a quick recap can be found here (just read the beginning if you so desire). As for those Nuggets? Full reviews here and here. The quick rundown? They let Eduardo Najera walk, and dealt Marcus Camby for nothing. They traded for Renaldo Balkman, added Chris Andersen and resigned JR Smith. There you go… the Denver Nuggets, now with even less D?

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Posted October 29, 2008 by S S in Brevin Knight, DEN Nuggets, Deron Williams, Ronnie Price

Jazz Waive McNamara   Leave a comment

As was completely expected, the Jazz have waived PG Gerry McNamara, cutting the roster down to 15 players. McNamara was the only one of the 16 players left that didn’t have a guaranteed contract, and the presence of 3 solid point guards made his likeliness to stick around very low.

Add in a not so hot preseason in which he didn’t even play very much, and the writing was on the wall a while ago. Best of luck to McNamara, where ever he ends up.

Posted October 27, 2008 by S S in Transaction

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We’re nearing the end. Already previewed… the Atlantic, the Southwest, the Central and the Northwest division.

Posted October 25, 2008 by S S in Predictions

Preseason Game 7… Jazz 100, Blazers 89   Leave a comment

Ouch. The game started off horribly for the Jazz. They couldn’t stop the Blazers to save their lives (6-7 from long range in the first quarter… the 1 miss being a like 80-footer at the buzzer… and 8-11 in the first half). And these Blazers were without Brandon Roy & Greg Oden. And I don’t think Deron would’ve made a huge impact defensively with the way the Blazers were shooting. Of course, he might’ve stayed in front of his guy, which would be a start… The Blazers finished with 63 points in the first half (49 for the Jazz). Ugly.

And then something happened. J-Slo yelled. The Blazers cooled down. The Jazz took off. They not only started scoring, they really quieted the Blazers (26 points total in the 2nd half, 13 in each quarter). And just like that, the Jazz had themselves a 100-89 win to end the preseason.
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