Time, Sloan did not over 1,200 games in 2 seasons.
Jazz offense offends nobody but the fans
They got out of their offense and the "Super Stars" started hucking up
outside shots. When they stayed within the offense, the scored. More proof that
when players think they know better than the coach, they lose.Good luck
Coach Corbin. You are going to need it. Time to trade some cancers for some
Tale of two halves,the haves and the have nots,and we are very lucky to have cj
miles,who plays well for a half and then...poof...the great and famous Houdini
act...gone huckin 3`s as fast as he can,forgeting there are 4 other guys with
him,a 1 man bricklayer show
I loved this guy as an assistant, but I feel really sorry for him as a head
coach. He might have been ready to inherit a team where everyone knows that what
the coach says-goes. But is he ready to inherit a team that seems to be aching
to be less tough and who have a petulant star who will only be coached to a
point and then starts calling the shots himself?The Mailman nailed it, in
case some of you weren't watching and are still trying to convince yourselves
that Jerry signed an extension and then 48 hrs later, happily decided to go back
to farm life--Karl said that no matter how much anyone ever disagreed with
"my coach"--when they stepped out on the floor, they did it Sloan's
way.Good luck Ty! You gonna need it.
It looks like the Jazz cannot play a full game. That's been obvious for a long
time. What happened to 105% effort? Very few Jazz players fit that goal. A
good kick in the pants, better still, a cut in pay would bring on more energy.
Coach Corbin has his work cut out for him.
It will take Corbin the rest of this year and probably some of next year to work
out the problems. There are some bright spots. 1.
Hayward emerged and shot and shot well. That is crucial. The SG/SF position is
depleted at the moment and lacks quality depth. If the Jazz can get 14 points
and 5 rebounds consistently out of him in 30 minutes they do not need to trade
for an SG/SF.2. The rotation is short and 4 of those players are
Fes, Elson (defensive players mainly) and Evans and Hayward (rookies). That
leaves 5 players and AJ does not execute the offense that well. If the Jazz can
heal up and in some cases rest up they can finish. KOC may needs to
get Jeffers as a practice player for 10 days. He knows the offense. The Jazz need to focus on making sure everyone knows and executes the offense
properly. That takes 5 on 5 practice. The Pick and Roll defense by
the bigs needs to be modified. That takes practice. The defense is a major
problem. More later
The best thing about yesterday, the Mailman delivers once again, "the
Hornacek needs to make Fes shoot 500 FT a day and teach him how to shoot a FT.
Someone needs to teach him how to do a couple of additional offensive moves. He has the ability to be more than just a bench warmer and we need him
functioning well. IT IS the responsibility of the coaches and organization to
train the players and help them get better. It is not all on the athlete to
improve their game. Evans needs intensive work at the SF position.
That is where he is needed and that is his natural position. The
Jazz can not count on Okur, AK, and Bell not being injured especially at playoff
time. KOC really should add an insurance SG/SF or Evans/Hayward need
to be ready. The rebounding was about even with the Suns. It is
still a problem. The Jazz at this point are worn and in many cases
hurt. That is why you did not get a "full game" last night. Sloan always ran with major minutes on his 7 or so best players. That works in
the short run but wears them down (and gets them injured) over 82 games.
A lack of quality depth is a problem. It may be wise to do a minor trade if
possible. The SG position lacks consistent outside shooting. It would not hurt
to add a player the Jazz want in the long run. The Sloan system has
been disrupted about 1/2 of the time for the last 2 months. Teams make
adjustments and then disrupt the system. Sloan did not seem to have
an answer for that. Corbin is going to have to figure out how to get the system
to run consistently with the players he has. That takes 10 healthy
players and practice. The Sloan system in its current version requires a lot of
energy. It also requires execution. That is not happening for a full game
because the energy and execution is not there. Some players have to
play who lack a lot of experience with the system and it falters. The rest have logged a lot of minutes and tend to be older, dinged and worn.
This is the same team that lit it up in the first 2 months. The lack
of experienced quality depth and injuries are a problem.
As has been pointed out before by several posters, Jefferson bogs down the
offense. This year the offense has been boring to watch -- not much crisp
passing, swift ball movement, back cutting, all-of-a-sudden somebody's open
stuff. Always thought I could expect to see that from the Jazz.Al
is a hard worker and, I think, team minded. I don't know why it's taking him so
long to get into the flow of this system. He's not a rookie. But when the ball
goes into him and he posts up and works his defender for 6, 7, 8 seconds -- it
changes the offense -- the other guys have to pause also and stand around
wondering what he's going to do. Maybe the new staff should put a stopwatch on
him in practice and the rule would be -- three seconds to shoot or pass the ball
back out, Al.
I saw some definite positives the first half of the game.Positives that I
believe will carry over into the next game against the Suns. Some of the guys
looked like they were out there to actually play and not have to worry so much
about what was said to them on the bench by a coach who has a mostly negative
personality. Hayward,especially looked like a much improved player ,Kirilenko
looked like he could "breathe" again out there. Remember fans that the
Jazz were missing Bell and Price also.Those guys would have added more energy to
the team. Deron played a good game.Miles played good at times but needs to
concentrate more on his shooting so it's more consistent. Now lets give this
team a break.I believe that had we had Kirilenko the full game and Price and
Bell ,the Jazz would have won this game. Our big men are killing us at this
point ,and they have all season.We simply need more out of Fess and Elson.These
guys are a liability for the team right now. Bring Malone back.He couldn't do
By the way,I predict the Jazz will beat the Suns in Pheonix on Tuesday. Corbin
will have them ready.Somebody has got to work with our big men more and instill
some skills and confidence in them.Esp.fess and fransisco.I liked what Corbin
did with Hayward in having him bring the ball up the floor on occasion .It
seamed to fill the guy with a sense of purpose and confidence. This team will be
Hayward needs to be the emergency 3rd PG in the future.There are a
couple of thoughts that are important. Right now the Jazz only have
DWill, Millsap and CJ who are healthy AND who have extensive experience with
running the system. You can't run the system with 3 players for a
whole game. It only takes 1 player on the floor who is hurt,
confused or slacking to disrupt the system. Other teams identify the weak points
in the system and disrupt it. The biggest problems are hurt and
confused. If the system gets disrupted then DWill has to improvise and CJ
starts chucking. Further, the ball does not flow to Millsap. The
Jazz will not run well until the system runs well. That is mostly a matter of
healing and practice. The defense needs an overhaul. It that worked
it might carry the team. There is one major point. There seems to
be some Sloan loyalists who want to blame the players. That is not helpful. You have to have 7 or 8 players who are healthy, know the system and
execute it or it will be disrupted by the other team.
? why dosen't it flow to millsap. when millsap is shooting we are scoring then
cj comes in if he is hitting we score if he is clunking we lose
CJ can shoot within the system or because the system is disrupted. However, he
is much more likely to hit his shots within the system. If the
system breaks then DWill has to take over by himself, OR he has to go to AJ and
let him go one on one OR CJ shoots from the outside. You can run the
team thru Millsap and AK but with AK out the system bogs. When the
system bogs depending on who is guarding Millsap he may not be able to get open
or DWill may not be able to consistently get him the ball. If AJ has
a bad night (and AK is out) and the system bogs, teams can concentrate on
Millsap and the entire inside game goes away.If there is not enough
outside shooting capability the Jazz efficiency disappears and the team is
dysfunctional (most of the last 2 months). Corbin needs outside
shooting and he needs to tweak the system so that both AJ and Millsap function
well at the same time. AJ needs special plays so the other players
are moving when he has the ball.
Bugoff ... excellent well made points ... I was going to post up some of the
same, but I couldn't have said it any better.
I really enjoy reading the posts on the Deseret News site because people
actually discuss the Jazz. It isn't like yahoo or ESPN where people are simply
posting to get under your skin.I believe the Jazz can turn things
around with a few roster moves/trades, and perhaps a secondary system that can
be run when the flex is being disrupted. I know that is a lot to ask because
the flex is already complicated, but it would sure surprise a lot of teams.
@rvalens Thanks Iapreciate your insights. Please post if you want to.
i hope management knows that bobcats are willing to trade Wallace or Jackson or
even both to free up salary...why not dump CJ and AK and get those two..add a
couple of picks and a TE should seal the deal...
CHA want to move Diaw at 9 mill and keep Wallace and Jackson.