Chris Mannix: Nothing happening between the Nets and Jazz regarding CJ Miles, source with direct knowledge tells http://SI.com Twitter
Why wouldn't they? He's better than what they have now. Not sure I want him to go being the only guy that hits the 3 or at least did before he got hurt. Maybe if they got Foye back. CJ is the most obvious one to go.
Clippers are apparently dangling Bledsoe which is a bit surprising. I figured they might want to try to hold on to him til Paul commits past next year. He's a pretty good young player. Not sure how he would fit in the Jazz offense but if they think he is better than anybody they can get in a weak pg draft or in the off season they might want to try and get him. Hayward and Tinsley work for him and Gomes. They want Gomes off their books and he'd come off the Jazz cap after next year like almost their whole roster will. Could possibly replace Hayward in the upcoming draft if they get to keep their pick by not making the playoffs. Or if you can get another team involved that would take CJ you could give up the pick in the upcoming draft and keep Hayward.
Because of some recent swelling of Josh Howard’s left knee, he underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests on the knee on Monday.
The MRI test results were examined by Jazz team orthopedist Dr. Lyle Mason, and revealed a chip in the lateral femoral cartilage within Howard’s left knee. This injury will require surgery in order to prevent further damage to the knee. As a result, Howard is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
That sucks. Burks gets to play now and his price on the free agent market might stay cheap in the summer. Nocioni?
You'd think if they stay healthy next year, with a lineup of Curry, Thompson, Jefferson, Lee and Bogut that they'd be in the high 30's, low 40 win range, which barring them winning the lottery would move the pick over to the Jazz.
They should have been good the past couple years too. Who knows? Can Mark Jackson coach? Curry and Bogut are certainly big question marks. The front office looks serious about changing things around there that's for sure. I thought Hickson might help the Jazz but Portland got in the way again.
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We can use multiple combinations at different times. The thing that we want to get better at is forcing our will on guys. If we go big or small, and forcing the other team to change, and not us having to make the reaction all the time to what we're doing. That's another of growing where we are. Oklahoma City tried to make us go small the other night, and we did a good job of making them change and go back big, because Paul could guard Durant. But then we can post him up on the other side. Those are the kind of things we're trying to grow better to; to make … the other teams make adjustments and not us having to make changes to them.
This is from Corbin. It's good to hear. I thought Sloan let the other team dictate the game too much.
Hardly a day goes by that an NBA scout or executive doesn’t reach out to Wilson Arroyo about Dion Waiters. Arroyo coached Waiters at Burlington (N.J.) Life Center and is now with the New Jersey-based AAU program Team Final. “The San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz have been calling me, and a couple of background-checking people have called,” Arroyo told SNY.tv Friday by phone. “They do background checks for the NBA.” ZagsBlog.com
But. Just this week, BallinEurope contributor David Hein ran an excellent and extensive interview with the former Jazzman on his heinnews.com (part one may be found here; part two is linked below) in which, upon touching on innumerable subjects, Kirilenko comments on his future plans … with slightly different estimates and emphatic feeling.
“I was always saying that I would love to play in the best league in the world. So, yes, in the end of the season I will consider all the offers from the NBA again,” Kirilenko told Hein, but, more significantly, “that does not means I will definitely go.”
Also of note in the heinnews interview is Kirilenko reckoning that “I think I still have three to four years of highest-level basketball in future.” Further, European fans may be slightly disheartened to read that he “was never thinking about slowly finishing career somewhere. As soon as I see I don’t belong to the best in the world I will retire.”