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Memphis Grizzlies @ Utah Jazz - Game Thread


Right now, having Williams back is all that matters. It will take him a while to get up to full speed. I still don't think we see him attack the rim like he normally does, but he should be better than his last outings when he was pushing it.

His first game at home will get him a huge ovation when he's introduced. And should he be able to explode for a dunk, the crowd may blow the roof off.

Every Jazz fan has been (in)patiently waiting for his return. With Deron back, we'll be able to better gauge just how well this Jazz team will be.

Of course, that will have to wait a little longer no too. Boozer is likely out. Korver is a game-time decision. If we could get a regular rotation, it would be a miracle.

But the bench players have filled in admirably. Granted, there have been a couple of frustrating losses that we might not have had had everyone been healthy. But to be where we are in the standings while having at least 3 regulars out per game, we're okay. It might sting in the end of the season though if we lose a seeding by one or two games.

And so much for Jarron Collins' expiring contract this season. He'll be out at least 4-6 weeks and a lot more than that if he has surgery due to his elbow injury. He may be out past the trading deadline. And even if he's back before then, who's going to take his $2MM expiring deal? It could happen for someone trying to get even more cap space and doesn't care if he plays or not.

So on to tonight's game. Memphis is in town after getting beat at their place just last week. The Jazz should win this handily. We're getting some semblance of our team back. Let's hope that this thing gets decided by the third quarter so that we can rest Deron a bit.

And I failed pretty miserably for Dial the Dunk. So I'll be adding a reminder to every game thread with the number. I'll have a contest in the next game or two (one that will get more readers) for leaving a message. Here it the info,


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