Thursday, September 22, 2005

Taking a Page from MLB

The NBA has started up a new program with the NBA Development League. Players that are in their first or second season in the NBA can be sent down to the minors. There are some differences between the NBA and MLB (Major League Baseball) minor programs, in the NBA no more than 2 players affiliated with one team can be in the minors, and they can only be sent down three times. But in the case of rookie C.J. Miles, 18-year-old high school graduate picked by the Jazz, this could be a blessing in disguise. It was not seen that Miles would be getting much playing time this season with Devin Brown and Gordan Giricek ahead of him in the depth chart. So if Miles goes down to the minors he can get valuable playing time in, instead of sitting on the bench.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Adding Another Piece to the Puzzle

The Jazz have added the shooting guard that they have needed, and it really looks like they are going to have a promising upcoming season. Devin Brown was signed on Wednesday. Brown has spent the last two seasons playing for the Spurs, which will help bring a winning attitude to this rebuilding team. Adding a player that knows how hard to work to win will teach the other young players what they need to do to get back to the playoffs. This will be Brown’s chance to shine, he’s always been a bench player, but he’s been told that he has a chance to start this season for the Jazz. The Jazz are definitely a team to look at this season to see how these young players progress.