Saturday, October 29, 2005

Whaley Making an Impression

When you’re a rookie just hoping to get a spot on an NBA team, what better way to ensure your position on the team than trying to punch an opposing player and getting suspended for 2 games, that is if you make the team. Well that’s exactly what second round draft pick Robert Whaley did in the fourth quarter of the exhibition game against the Los Angeles Lakers. I understand about being in the game and having your emotions run free, but Whaley needed to realize that he’s living day to day in this league and doing something like that just shows the team that they can’t count on him. Hopefully this won’t be it for young Whaley, but if I may offer a piece of advice, keep your emotions in check.

Monday, October 17, 2005

The Jazz are Tuning Up

Well the preseason has officially begun, and the Jazz have come out 1-1. They won their first game against the Toronto Raptors in overtime, 102-101, but then lost to the Indiana Pacers, 99-92, in Ron Artest’s first game in Indiana since his season long suspension in November of last season. Rookie C.J. Miles looked really good against the Raptors with a team high 14 points, including the 3 pointer with 2.4 seconds left sending the game into overtime. There’s still a lot of sorting out to do, and a lot of players needing to get back into game shape, but the Jazz look like they can make a stir in the Northwest division.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

From Russia With Love

As a Jazz fan it’s been hard to find stuff to be really happy about and look forward to. But the steady improvement of Andrei Kirilenko has really gotten me excited about this upcoming season. He got a little off track last season due to injuries that didn’t allow him to play up to his caliber. But look for Kirilenko this season to make a definite impact, not only on his team but also across the league. This young player definitely has his best years in front of him which is making the upcoming season very exciting for me.