None of this is necessarily news, other than to suggest that the Jazz packed it in early on an otherwise promising season just because a player or two might leave this summer. Sad, sad, sad. Here's to winning ONE game against the Lakers.
Friday, April 17, 2009
In breaking down the Western Conference Playoff bracket, ESPN's Marc Stein makes an interesting point about the Jazz's monumental collapse heading into the Playoffs: "Rumblings in front-office circles around the league are growing louder that the uncertain futures of potential free-agent forwards Paul Millsap, Mehmet Okur and Boozer -- since it's unclear who's staying and who's going -- have caused tensions in the locker room that have seeped into Utah's play. An increasing lack of togetherness would certainly help explain what's been happening at the defensive end, judging by the 125, 118 and 130 points the Jazz gave up in three of their final four regular-season losses."