Bear. Prophet. But First, And Foremost, Entertainer. The Downbeat #898

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

The Bear prophesies of the win to come, the last days, and of silly string falling from the heavens.

Wow...what a win. That was crazy. Up and down. But mostly:

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BTW (that's shorthand for by the way, in case you didn't know), you should all be following @cowhideglobe if you weren't before. Masterful tweeter. On to the downbeat.

Eons ago, when anthropomorphic creatures roamed the earth rather than in stadiums, fieldhouses, and arenas there was a great Prophet. He spoke of many things. He spoke of calamities. He spoke of wars and rumors of wars. He also spoke of sledding down stairs in a giant building dedicated to putting a ball through a hoop. To which most of the anthropomorphic woodland creatures were confused. They questioned his prophecies. But they all came true. To wit, The Bear, son of the son of the son of the son of the son of the son of the son of Kwantu, the great Prophet Anthropomorphic Bear, passed along one of his prophesies to one Greg Miller. A non anthropomorphic woodland creature. This was his prophesy:

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ALL HAIL BEAR, SON OF KWANTU.

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The Jazz game last night was a game of twists and turns. I still feel the Jazz are finding themselves. I really don't have much to this bullet point other than wanting to know your reaction to Millsap sitting out yet another 4th quarter. What's your take?

Personally, it seems as though Millsap's value right now is sliding in a contract year. It's interesting to be sure.

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Speaking of player's value and contracts does anybody realize the entire starting lineup of the Utah Jazz could be different next year? No really. Our entire starting lineup right now is in the final year of their respective contracts.

Mo - FA 2013

Foye - FA 2013

Marvin - FA 2013 (Player Option)

Millsap - FA 2013

Jefferson - FA 2013

The Jazz's entire roster is made up of VERY tradable pieces.

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Big props to Jamaal Tinsley. I'm sure most of you know that I felt Earl Watson was the better of the two. In case you are wondering I'm currently deleted any evidence that I said that. *aside* YES PUT IT ALL IN THE SHREDDER NOW! THEN BURN IT! NOTHING LEFT BEHIND. As I was saying, Tinsley had a phenomenal game. His line was great:

He did everything. He got assists, he got blocks, he got steals, he borrowed Ray Allen's jumpshot for a game. He did everything in order for the Jazz to win and while he was on the court the Jazz had a positive +/- differential. That is huge.

[Author's Note: We could have talked about Al's big game here but most of the pub went to Al from the press. This game from Tinsley fueled this win. Without J-Tizzle, Al has just another big game in a big loss.]

Finally I'll leave this tweet to you by @HPBasketball. I could go into an entire post about this but I leave it unto you, the reader:

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