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The Downbeat - 10 June 2010 - #247 - The No LA In UT Edition

  Today's one of the big workout days for the Jazz.  Here's who's coming in:

If you're looking for the big center, this is the group (well, not all of them of course).

  Here's some audio from the guys brought in yesterday (courtesy of the Utah Jazz)

  There had been some hope of having a Rocky Mountain Revue a few months back when it was reported that the Jazz had reserved some dates in July but it's not going to happen.  They're heading back to Orlando,

The Orlando Magic will host the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League at the RDV Sportsplex from July 5-9.

The 20-game event will feature the Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics and the Charlotte Bobcats.

While it's sad to see the RMR gone, probably for good, the least they could do would be to hold their camp in Vegas so that fans could still actually attend.  Notice the other teams in the league?  They're all in the east with the exception of OKC.  I guess they can't get into trouble in Orlando.  I have yet to hear of the players that go the Vegas league of having problems though.

  Ugh, this makes me sick to my stomach.  Siler writes that it's possible the Flash becomes the DLeague affiliate of the Lakers,

From a geographical standpoint, the Lakers' closest potential affiliate would be the Bakersfield (Calif.) Jam. However, Flash owner Brandt Andersen has cultivated a relationship with the Buss family, which could lead to the Lakers affiliating with the Flash.

It's not as far-fetched an idea as it might sound at first. As much as their teams are rivals, Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak have gotten together to schedule things like preseason games in the past.

We don't want that yellow taint in Utah.  They would only have 1 or 2 players there but I don't want anything to do with the Lakers.   It's not a problem having shared with Boston and Atlanta in the past because they're not rivals.

The only way this works for me is if we could turn one of the Lakers DLeaguers and have them sabotage LA somehow.

It would also be interesting to see the fans' reactions when one of the Lakers get in the game.  Would they be booed?  I think I would.

  Great lunch with Clarkpojo, shums, and jake1a yesterday.  I wish we would have had more time, we could have talked Jazz all day.  Clark has a good spot up on how Minnesota could be dangerous next season, you know, even more than they are now to the Jazz.    If they make a jump next season, which is possible, the NW division is going to be nasty.  I'm not too worried though because Kaaaaahhhhhhhn! will screw it up.  If they succeed, it will be despite him.