So school starts for my kids and for me next week. I am pretty excited but at the same time I have loved this summer. I don't want to go back to homework, responsibilities, and a daily schedule. Getting ready to go back to school has made me realize though that the Jazz are coming back real soon.
Gordon Hayward's blog has a small breakdown of the schedule. Here are a few good quotes.
"This is going to be my sixth year in the league, with four of them not making the playoffs — and one was a first-round sweep," Gordon said. "I’m definitely ready to get this going."
Yep, Gordon wants to make the playoffs.
Gordon on the lack of offseason moves by the Jazz:
"I think it shows confidence in the players we have on the team already," he said. "It shows confidence in the coaching staff and the developmental guys to make us better players because we all have to be, especially in the West, where everybody just reloaded again."
This exchange made me laugh:
Sleepless night! Moose throwing up all night followed by a 430am hospital visit for him. Finally he is resting & getting some sleep! # life— Joe Ingles (@Joeingles7) August 20, 2015
@rudygobert27 omg is that really u rudy? You are like the best NBA player ever. Please sign my shirt if I ever see u— Joe Ingles (@Joeingles7) August 20, 2015
H/T to Basketball John for this awesomeness. Addison Foote (his twitter here) from St George gave himself a challenge to redesign all 30 NBA logs in 30 days. So a logo a day. They look pretty dang good.
Here is the Jazz logo:
And here is the post:
Our new point guard, who happens to be my new player crush, did some good work at the U of U Health Care Fit Clinic.
We always love how active Jazz players are in the community.
Speaking of Raul Cute Neto, Andy had an interesting Twitter conversation about him as the starter.
Raul Neto is a real candidate to win starting job. Burke makes the most sense in his current role off the bench, where his high usage fits.— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) August 20, 2015
Neto, like Exum before him, will "stay in his lane" on offense, allowing Burks/Hood/Hayward/Favs to do their thing.— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) August 20, 2015
And on D, they think Neto can approach league average. Burke showed after AS break that Jazz can have great overall D with average PG D.— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) August 20, 2015
I agree Neto should start and Burke should come off the bench, if everything remains the same in our point guard spot.
Because awesomeness (H/T Moni)
Andrei Kirilenko received a fine model of AK-47 as a gift from head of Udmurtia, visiting Izhevsk where he was born. pic.twitter.com/vSFLoEc7Ak— Alexander Chernykh (@chernykh) August 19, 2015