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    Too bad we let D-Steve go a few seasons ago, just before he peaked into craziness.

    Wow that is a crazy wicked tat. I liked D Steve. Had he been a bit more mature I think he could have done well here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Too bad we let D-Steve go a few seasons ago, just before he peaked into craziness.

    Okay I actually read the article and the part about the pirates P tat on his cheek is awesome. He seems like he's not all there. Not quite Kirk Snyder level but close. And why is it the Jazz always seem to gen the crazy ones? It would make you think Artest would fit in nicely in Utah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle View Post
    Okay I actually read the article and the part about the pirates P tat on his cheek is awesome. He seems like he's not all there. Not quite Kirk Snyder level but close. And why is it the Jazz always seem to gen the crazy ones? It would make you think Artest would fit in nicely in Utah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle View Post
    Okay I actually read the article and the part about the pirates P tat on his cheek is awesome. He seems like he's not all there. Not quite Kirk Snyder level but close. And why is it the Jazz always seem to gen the crazy ones? It would make you think Artest would fit in nicely in Utah.
    Well I don't know if a good fit is the right way to describe 'em since they don't seem to last too long in a Jazz uniform.

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    We should move all this D-Stevenson discussion to the Roman Polanski thread.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    We should move all this D-Stevenson discussion to the Roman Polanski thread.....
    Before you go all Javert over D-Steve, just remember that it was a long time ago and he thought she was of legal age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    We should move all this D-Stevenson discussion to the Roman Polanski thread.....
    I think that girl was 14, not 13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle View Post
    Okay I actually read the article and the part about the pirates P tat on his cheek is awesome. He seems like he's not all there. Not quite Kirk Snyder level but close. And why is it the Jazz always seem to gen the crazy ones? It would make you think Artest would fit in nicely in Utah.
    I loved this quote:

    And finally, Stevenson got a crack inked on the left side of his forehead. "I don't crack," he said. "I feel like people always try to break me, but I don't crack. So, I put that there."
    So because he doesn't crack, he got a tattoo of a crack on his forehead? I guess as long as it makes sense to him.

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    Does he explain his Abraham Lincoln tattoo? You don't see enough Abraham Lincoln tats these days. Barbed wire, 8-balls, or Grover Cleveland tattoos, sure, those are a dime a dozen.....but not Abraham Lincoln.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    I loved this quote:

    So because he doesn't crack, he got a tattoo of a crack on his forehead? I guess as long as it makes sense to him.
    That one killed me as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    So because he doesn't crack, he got a tattoo of a crack on his forehead? I guess as long as it makes sense to him.
    yeah. I found that funny. Also the part abou him not cracking but also missing fifty games last year. Good times.

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    Follow the Jazz on Twitter and you could get free tickets to the first preseason game tomorrow night.

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    AK thinks that LBJ and Shaq are going to be poison for the rest of the league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    To be honest, I thought that headline kind of blew the comments out of proportion.

    "I feel like I'm the starter," Boozer said to Tim Buckley of the Deseret News. "I think I've earned that. That's the only role I've been in my whole career."

    "I think it's great to have competition. You know, I think Paul is very good. I guess if we are competing, then we're competing for it. But I feel like I am the starter."

    "Obviously me being hurt, that hurt us a little bit," Boozer admitted of missing 45 games last season. "I think if I was healthy we'd have a higher seed in the playoffs."

    "You know, I can't control having knee surgery. I had to have it. I tried to avoid it, but I had to have it," added Boozer, admitting that could affect head coach Jerry Sloan's decision. "So if it affects me from that respect then that's his decision."

    "If we're winning, and everybody gets out there and has a chance to help us win, I'm happy with that," said Boozer.

    "I mean, if we win that's all that matters. Not to try to make people happy. But to win basketball games. So if we focus on that, and I have to take two less minutes a game, or whatever the case may be, I think I can make that sacrifice for the betterment of the group."

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    Replacement refs for the first preseason game.
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    Start the season destroying the Nuggettes! Looks like they are already in mid-season form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Start the season destroying the Nuggettes! Looks like they are already in mid-season form.
    I think I like Nuggettes better than Thuggets or Butt-Nuggets. Do you have any similar nicknames for the Spurs, Suns and other Western Conference rivals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    I think I like Nuggettes better than Thuggets or Butt-Nuggets. Do you have any similar nicknames for the Spurs, Suns and other Western Conference rivals?
    No, and I think I stole Nuggettes from Donut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    No, and I think I stole Nuggettes from Donut.
    You mean from Donette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle View Post
    Follow the Jazz on Twitter and you could get free tickets to the first preseason game tomorrow night.
    I called and bought 4 tickets to Disney on Ice this afternoon and the guy I go through at the ticket office gave me 4 tickets for tonights game - Section 9 row 18. That's the closest I have ever been at a Jazz game and, considering the face value on the tickets are $144, it's probably the closest I ever will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewth8tr View Post
    I called and bought 4 tickets to Disney on Ice this afternoon and the guy I go through at the ticket office gave me 4 tickets for tonights game - Section 9 row 18. That's the closest I have ever been at a Jazz game and, considering the face value on the tickets are $144, it's probably the closest I ever will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Did you get good Disney on Ice tix?
    I bought Disney on Ice Tix as well, so did Hotlunch. I am on row 2. Thats pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Did you get good Disney on Ice tix?
    Yes, but they were cheap because it is for opening night. They were lower bowl, row 20 for 12.25/each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewth8tr View Post
    Yes, but they were cheap because it is for opening night. They were lower bowl, row 20 for 12.25/each.
    I thought opening night was good. You should have gone with CJ and HotLunch.
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    Highlights from last night.
    [YOUTUBE]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/IOLIWSvhYDk&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&featur e=player_embedded&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/IOLIWSvhYDk&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&featur e=player_embedded&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/YOUTUBE]
    http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=291001026

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    Highlights from last night.
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    http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=291001026
    I just hope that Maynor enjoys the playing time he is getting right now in the preseason, considering that he won't see the court again until next October.

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    The Jazz Play the Same Tune
    September 30, 2009

    In describing the last three seasons of Utah basketball one would not be tempted to use the word “progress.” In 2006-07 the Jazz finished with 51 victories and an appearance in the Western Conference Finals. Two years ago the team improved to 54 wins, but was bounced in the second round. Last year, the Jazz regressed to 48 wins and a first round exit in the playoffs.

    Such a record would suggest changes would need to be made if the Jazz are hoping to reverse course. This suggestion, though, was ignored by powers-that-be in Utah. This past summer the only change Utah made to its roster was adding guard Eric Maynor in the draft. Every other player listed on this team’s roster at ESPN.com was on the team in 2008-09.

    Given that the Jazz are returning the same roster, should fans of this team expect the same outcome?

    To answer that question, let’s first examine the outcome from last season. Table One reports the Wins Produced and WP48 [Wins Produced per 48 minutes] for each player employed by the Jazz last season.

    Table One: The Utah Jazz in 2008-09

    The Jazz employed five above average players last season (average WP48 is 0.100): Paul Millsap, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, Ronnie Brewer, and Andrei Kirilenko. Despite missing a combined 81 games this quintet still managed to produce 39.4 wins.

    In the off-season Millsap was signed to an offer sheet by the Portland Trail Blazers. When Utah matched this offer it was expected that Boozer – who plays exactly the same position as Millsap – would be sent elsewhere. At the start of training camp, though, both Boozer and Millsap are still employed in Utah.

    But who is the starter? At the moment, ESPN.com lists Boozer as the starter. So the depth chart for Utah would be as follows (with 2008-09 Win Produced and WP48 reported]:

    Potential First String

    PG: Deron Williams [10.9Wins Produced, 0.209 WP48]

    SG: Ronnie Brewer [8.5 Wins Produced, 0.156 WP48]

    SF: Andrei Kirilenko [5.2 Wins Produced, 0.138 WP48]

    PF: Carlos Boozer [3.9 Wins Produced, 0.158 WP48]

    C: Mehmet Okur [4.1 Wins Produced, 0.082 WP48]

    Potential Second String

    PG: Ronnie Price [-0.4 Wins Produced, -0.024WP48]

    SG: C.J. Miles [1.3 Wins Produced, 0.038 WP48]

    SF: Kyle Korver [3.2 Wins Produced, 0.081 WP48]

    PF: Paul Millsap [10.9 Wins Produced, 0.229 WP48]

    C: Kosta Koufos [0.4 Wins Produced, 0.031 WP48]

    In addition to these ten players, the Jazz also have the services of the following players:

    PG: Eric Maynor (Rookie, above average point guard last year in college)

    SF: Matt Harpring [0.4 Wins Produced, 0.030 WP48]

    C: Kyrylo Fesenko [-0.1 Wins Produced, -0.017 WP48]

    Again, this team suffered some significant injuries last year, primarily to Carlos Boozer. Not only did Boozer miss games, his per-minutes performance also declined. Prior to last season Boozer’s career WP48 stood at 0.266. Had Boozer matched that performance last year the Jazz would have won 51 games and entered the playoffs as the 6th seed (as opposed to the 8th seed). And had Boozer been available the entire season – and maintained his career average – the Jazz might have won more than 55 games and taken the second seed. In sum, a healthy Boozer would have made a huge difference in 2008-09.

    Understanding Boozer’s injuries gives us insight into the plan in Utah. If Boozer is healthy (and yes, that’s a big if), Utah can be one of the top teams in the West. Of course, there’s the issue of who gets to start at power forward? And perhaps more importantly, can Boozer and Millsap play together? If not, then the Jazz will always have a very productive player sitting on the bench.

    If Boozer and Millsap can play together, though, the Jazz can field a line-up of Williams, Brewer, Kirilenko, Millsap, and Boozer. Such a line-up – with Boozer producing at his career average – would have an average WP48 of 0.200. To put that in perspective… a team where each player averages a 0.100 WP48 will win 41 games. So if the team doubles the average WP48, the team doubles its win total. Yes, this line-up is quite good.

    Of course, other players will play. But the Jazz – with everyone playing and producing as they have in the past – can be quite formidable. And that decision to stay the course will look very, very smart (and many of my colleagues at Southern Utah will be very, very happy).
    http://dberri.wordpress.com/2009/09/...the-same-tune/

    Play this lineup together, despite the fact that Deron is the only one that can shoot, and they should win 82 games. Maybe this season is more promising than I thought!

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    Kevin O'Conner (Utah)


    So should I start taking hard looks for that unprotected draft pick coming my way? Or is D'Antoni going to rain on my parade?
    John Hollinger
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    Where it gets interesting is if the Jazz disappoint. Then they have a lot of temptation to pay somebody to take Boozer, and I'm sure that draft pick would be an acceptable form of payment. But as far as using that pick to take on a player, there's no chance of that happening until after the season when they can be under the tax again.
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    Does D-Will make the All Star team this year? He has to be the best player in the league who hasnt' made an all star team, right?
    John Hollinger
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    Yes and yes. His numbers after his ankle healed last year were sick.
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    Any chance the Jazz could deal Boozer for a 3 who can score? Stephen Jackson? John Salmons? Couldn't either one of those make the Jazz serious contenders?
    John Hollinger
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    More than a 3 who can score, I think they need one who can shoot. I know they have Korver but he's seriously one-dimensional and he actually hasn't shot *that* well since coming to Utah -- just in the high 30s. If they could get somebody like Mike Miller or Ray Allen (not that they're available) ... that would be a game-changer.
    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/28578

    Little does Hollinger know, the Jazz already have the next Ray Allen, and he's ready to break out this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/28578

    Little does Hollinger know, the Jazz already have the next Ray Allen, and he's ready to break out this year.
    Oh yeah, I can't wait! I just can't remember who it is, though...

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