Game Thread - Jazz @ Pistons 5 PM MTN

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  1. JazzMan4Life

    JazzMan4Life Well-Known Member Contributor

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    VS.

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    What: Utah Jazz (19-20) @ Detroit Pistons (17-19)
    Where: Little Ceasars Arena
    When: Saturday, January 5, 5:00 PM Mountain
    How:ATTSportsnet - radio: 97.5 FM - www.reddit.com/r/nbastreams


    Jazz Starting Lineup
    C - Rudy Gobert
    PF - Derrick Favors
    SF - Joe Ingles
    SG - Donovan Mitchell
    PG - Ricky Rubio

    Pistons Starting Lineup
    C - Andre Drummond
    PF - Blake Griffin
    SF - Reggie Bullock
    SG - Bruce Brown Jr.
    PG - Reggie Jackson


    GO JAZZ!​
     
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  2. zyzz

    zyzz Well-Known Member

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    I feel really confident about this one for some reason.
     
  3. carolinajazz

    carolinajazz Well-Known Member

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    This is a game we should NOT lose! If we do, we're just about back to square one!
     
  4. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.
     
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  5. The Jazz Wonderbra

    The Jazz Wonderbra Well-Known Member

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    You haven't kept up with politics lately I guess.
     
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  6. Piso

    Piso Well-Known Member

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    Last year, our big run started with a win at Detroit.
    Make it happen again.
     
  7. LoPo

    LoPo Well-Known Member

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    Let's Go Jazz
     
  8. Kyoto

    Kyoto Well-Known Member

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    What is Detroit doing with their team? The trade for Blake made no sense for them.

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  9. LoPo

    LoPo Well-Known Member

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    It was Stan Van Gundy's call. They just screwed up by not getting even more aggressive and trade all their mediocre talent (Stanley, Kennard, etc.) and a future pick for another good piece. When you go in for Blake like that, you have to have backcourt talent too.
     
  10. Sandman822

    Sandman822 Well-Known Member

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    SVG's dying move. tbh I don't really hate the Blake trade, the Pistons before that were going nowhere and because of Griffin's long contract they've got a few years to build something around him.

    Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond's contracts are bigger issues than Blake.
     
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  11. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member

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    Problem is with Blake’s injury history and age I think these are the best years they will get out of him and the back side of the deal could be awful.
     
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  12. Kyoto

    Kyoto Well-Known Member

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    Either way, contracts aside it's not like Detroit was a contender. Even with Blake on the team they wont make it past the first round

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  13. Sandman822

    Sandman822 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's true, but I think everyone knew that was always part of the gamble. I would rather take that gamble on Griffin's contract as he goes into his 30s for example than give Drummond the kind of money he's getting as a 1 dimensional guy who doesn't really fit in the modern NBA.
    For Detroit it was more about just getting back into the playoffs than truly contending, there's a handful of teams in the East that are just desperate to get some playoff basketball again. SVG was also trying to save his job and hoped Griffin would get them back into the playoff picture.
     
  14. SCS

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    There is no reason why we shouldn't win tonight... So we'll probably lose.
     
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  15. LoPo

    LoPo Well-Known Member

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    Yep. They had a new building (or building renovation I can't remember) and they needed people in the seats. By the start of this season, Avery Bradley would have probably just left and Tobias Harris probably wouldn't have been the commodity he is today. Considering how well Blake has played, it's been a great trade for Detroit. It's just too bad they haven't made other sacrifices in order to build around him.

    They could have waived and stretched Leuer, traded future 2nd rounders for Korver/Holiday type deals, or gotten really aggressive and used future 1sts/Kennard/Johnson. Last year, they might have been able to get a 1st rounder for Stanley Johnson. Should have...
     
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  16. Kyoto

    Kyoto Well-Known Member

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    For as long as Blake's contract is they must have thought that this was the answer for years to come. It seemed like a very shortsighted move.


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  17. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member

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    Looking for more progress from Exum and some nice versatile offense from Favors.
     
  18. Sandman822

    Sandman822 Well-Known Member

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    I just want a strong start like Boler said
     
  19. zyzz

    zyzz Well-Known Member

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    But I suppose the exact opposite couldn't hurt
     
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  20. JazzMan4Life

    JazzMan4Life Well-Known Member Contributor

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    welp
     
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