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Friday, February 8, 2008

Preview: Jazz @ Kings

Jazz will be in Sactown tonight taking on the Kings. Jazz have historically struggled in Arco Arena.

Here is the NBA.com Preview for tonight's matchup.

We invited Tom from Sacto Royalty to join us in a Q/A session about the state of the two teams.

Here are the questions My Utah Jazz asked Sactown Royalty:

1. Who has improved more over the past two seasons and why: Deron Williams or Kevin Martin

*Deron Williams and Kevin Martin have both improved a ton of the last two seasons. I'll give the edge to Martin, though. Why? I'm a homer. Why #2? Everyone knew Deron would be great; he was the #3 pick in a decent draft, and should've been #2. Martin was picked #26 in a good draft, and should've been #5 or so (behind, say, Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Luol Deng and maybe Emeka Okafor or Andre Iguodala). Williams has realized his potential; Martin and his sculptors have created something.*

2. Will Sacto move Artest? If you had to make a deal with the Jazz, who would you move?

*Yes, Artest has to be gone soon, if for no other reason than to put the front office's mind at ease. I'm not sure what (if any) deal with Utah would make sense, unless Kevin O'Connor is desperate enough to replace Jason Hart and Ronnie Price in the rotation by giving up Paul Millsap for Beno Udrih. I sincerely doubt O'Connor's that worried, though.*

3. Do you consider the Jazz to be one of the elite teams in the Western Conference? Why or Why not?

*Of course! They were in the conference finals last year, for gosh sake. When you have as lethal a combination as Deron and Carlos Boozer, plus one of the most explosive defenders in the game, possibly the sweetest shooting center in the game, a killer athlete at the two, and now a lethal shooter to swap in for your resident tough-guy jackass? Yes, you're just fine.*

4. Will Sacto ever retire Greg Ostertags Jersey? If no, why?

*The Greg Ostertag era never happened. Do you hear me? It never happened!*

You can read CB Jack of My Utah Jazz respond to the following questions at Sactown Royalty .

Three quickies for you:
1. When your GM signed two point guards who couldn't get off the bench in 33-win Sacramento last year, what was your confidence level on a scale of 1-10?

2. If Malone-to-Stockton couldn't win a title, is there any chance for this core?

3. Which long-term Western contender scares you more heading into your team's prime, the Lakers or the Blazers?


A full recap of tonights game will come as soon as the final buzzer sounds.

(Jazz 100, Kings 92)

3 comments:

Ron Boone said...

Thanks Jazz.

UtesFan89 said...

That game was just sad.

Free CJ!

Pick-n-Roll said...

I think we all knew the streak would end at Arco..Doesn't make sense why the Kings own the Jazz, but it also doesn't make sense why we continue to play J-Hart..Late!