Maybe his shot will come back in a few games, when it counts in putting Miami
away.However, this sounds suspiciously like what happened to him in
playoffs for the Jazz. Is he injured again?
For the most part Korver is a good 3 point shooter when his team has a lead.
When the pressure is on or when you really need the dagger Korver
rarely ever delivers.He is not a go to player if you want to win a
game...that is for sure. He can't dribble and he can't defend. All he can do
is spot up and shoot 3's when there is not alot of pressure...for the most part
during regular season games.All 3 of the former Jazz players that
play for the Bulls are role players. Korver and Brewer are paid appropriately
but Boozer got paid $75 million and that is where the Bulls are already
regretting their decision. Multiple NBA writers both in and outside of the
Chicago have made negative comments about Boozer.I know we are all
shocked by this (sarcasm). Some things never change.
He couldn't hit from long range in Utah either when it counted!!
The biggest knock on Korvers game is the fact that he can't put the ball on the
floor and drive, he has to rely on screens and take his quick release jump shot.
I like Korver, when he is on, he can light up threes with the best,
when his shot is off, he just does not have enough game to do other things on
the floor to help his team win, he is very one dimensional. will
say this though, the Jazz sure could have used a guy like Korver last season to
help keep the defense honest, teams would pack the paint and force AK and Bell
to hit out side jumpers. I hope the Jazz can bring in someone to
help stretch the defense....hmmmmm....Is there anyone worthy in this
draft or free agency?I don't know, maybe we should look at the guy
who led the NCAA in scoring last year, just sayin.
So...Kyle can't come up with the big plays in the playoffs - well how about
against the Pacers? Here is some of what Fox59 in Indianapolis reported on Kyle
Korver during the playoffs:In Chicago's three victories, Korver has
scored 19 combined points in the fourth quarter on 7-of-11 shooting from the
field. He has yet to miss from the behind the arc-and that's where he's done his
most damage.Korver helped to seal a pair of Bulls wins at the United
Center by hitting a three-pointer in the final 1:10 of the game-completing two
come-from-behind wins against the Pacers."You can't get a
better clutch player than him," said Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough of
Korver. "That's what he's done, he steps it up and makes big
plays." The bigger the shot, the better Kyle is," said
Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau of his guard-and the Pacers know who has to step
up to try an stop him. He has his off nights like everybody
else but he will always be a threat to any team the Bulls are facing.
Kyle will always struggle with pressure shots, this series is no different.
Boozer and DWill always wanted the ball when the game was on the line. Korver
became a passer not a shooter when that happened.Right now the Jazz
will need help when the game is on the line. Jefferson doesn't seem to get
intimidated but he like Bell was off his shot many games last year. AK has ice
water in his veins and will shoot with the game on the line but he is seldom
with the ball at the end of games.
re: boctieKorver came up big against who? The Pacers?Like we all said, never against big teams or big situations. The Pacers are
not considered a good team by any standard and the fact Chicago did not sweep
them speaks volumes.Does that mean Korever has never hit a shot?
No. Just most of the time he doesn't. Anyone with two eyes saw it here
repeatedly when he played for the Jazz.That is why your opinion is
outnumbered here...everyone did not imagine it. Why would anyone want to think
that if he was so clutch and great? Korver was a decent 3 point
threat for sure but maybe you can go back to last years playoffs Jazz vs. Lakers
(against a legit team--when it mattered) and come back and quote his magical
stats in that series.The reason his stats were so magical against
the Lakers is because he completed the most difficult trick of all for
magicians....the disappearing act.
Korver hits shots down the stretch when his team is leading. When he needs to
make one while trailing, he misses. He is not clutch at all. Actually the
complete opposite.Boozer is getting way out-played by his backup,
Gibson. Boozer will be traded over the summer.
Re: H20SKINever against big teams or big situations? Never is a
strong word.How bout Jan 15, 2011?"The Bulls
sharpshooter grabbed a key rebound and drilled a go-ahead three- pointer with
25.5 seconds left that helped Chicago pull out a 99-96 victory over the Miami
Heat."Oh...and there was that game winning shot against The
Jazz when he was a Sixer in 2007!!
Slow day in Sports in Utah? Wonder why? See you traded Booz, couldn't sign
either Brewer or Kyle Korver and then Sloan finally quits. Why do the
sportwriters @ Deseret News care to watch the NBA CONFERENCE FINALS?? The Jazz
are now 5 years away from even being a playoff team. So you think it's cool to
trash Korver- well he's disrupted the defenses, created turnovers and you failed
to mentioned he was 3-4 in Atlanta 1st Game for Treys and 3-4 in 2nd game
Atlanta game for treys. Kyle Korver is 20-45 in shooting 3pt. shots in THE
PLAYOFFS. At least he's in THE PLAYOFFS-let alone the Eastern Conference Finals.
Let's see 20 3pt shots converted-thats 44% and 60 POINTS. Booz, Brewer and Kyle
Korver are all smiling.
@ VMAN- Did you watch Korver get his tail whipped in transition by James last
night? LOL, Korver is a streak shooter, that's it, he no other NBA skill set.I am not sure why you think that the Jazz are 5 years away from being in
the playoffs? We have a very talented front line, we know our back court needs
help, but 5 years, sorry, I think next year's team will be competing for the
playoffs, no question about it.