I know that I am to critical about this teams play but I want them to excell so
bad it hurts to lose. We primarily lost this game because of a lack of effort in
the 1st half, and I can't understand why. Two things I will critique is why does
bid Al get so many minutes when his game isn't top notch? He took twice the
shots of any other player and 30 plus minutes for the points and rebounds he had
surely didn't deserve the minutes, also with 11 seconds to play and we have the
ball down 5 points what is he doing in the game? We needed nothing but 3 point
shooters (Bell) for example in the game. One other item is why is Burks not
playing any minutes the last few games? I don't get it!
Your right, on certain nights Jefferson when struggling continues to get heavy
minutes. Which in turn takes away from Millsap. I believe Millsap should be
taking the bulk of the shots down the stretch, he has more explosiveness and can
create off the dribble. I think its better to have Millsap play along Kanter,
while Jefferson plays along Favors. Hopefully, we just get an upgrade in the
point guard position, somebody that can shoot, penetrate the lane and pass.
Right now, Harris can not shoot and cant create for others. Watson is good but
unable to score. We need to get Mo Williams, Billups just went down, trade
Harris and Miles for Mo Williams.... I think the Clippers will do it, they get a
shooter to replace Billups in Miles and a back up point guard in Harris.. What
do you guys think?
The GREAT coaches in the league usually go with the hot hand. We watched
Indiana for 2 1.2 Quarters own the Jazz in the Paint. At one point it was 40-22
PAINT Point Pacers en route to a 71-50 Lead. Gordon and Paul sparked the 3rd
Quarter Comeback. They were the only ones, playing Defense. Even Hibbert and
Tyler were having problems scoring when the 2nd unit came into the game..Earl
Watson handled the Pacer Points including Collison who was destroying Devon
despite Devon having ok luck offensively. At one point over 2 games our
"STARTING POINT HAD BEEN OUTSCORED 45-17. Watson started getting steals,
tough D, ran the offense, got into us having free flowing offense and could
penetrate. Things Mr. Harris again failed to do. Kanter and Favors were
spectacular together. It was the best Defensive Tandem in long memory the Jazz
had in a game when the opponent was struggling to score..CJ made shots, it was
(cont), then we go up down 21 to 91-90 Lead. Tyrone called Time...Earl was
tired. However, with TV time out, time you get back to action about 2 minutes
elapsed. SO what does Corbin do? A FATAL ERROR....He puts starters back in
that got us in the mess the First Place. Now the offense stops moving, Josh
cannot guard a cat. Granger destroyed him with that combo, AJ did his usual
hesitate then pull up for a shot while we stood and watched. Collison blows by
Harris (again) to give Indiana a 5 point lead 100-95. Then Ty puts Earl in with
seconds left but that time too late. I expected bad losses. This is the most
painful because the Coach did A SLOAN and cost us the game with Veteran Bias.
This game was ours and there cannot be "1" good reason Favors and
Kanter came out of that game....The Jazz as a result drop out of top 8 in the
Different opponent, same story.At least give Burks a chance when our
other guards can't score or run the floor.
It looked to me like the Jazz were trying a new tactic ...get them tired by
letting them score so many points....
Good Comments Todd, good analysis. I totally agree with your posts. Yes the
bench was playing awesome defense and got the game back for us then Tyrone
pulled a Sloan. Good coaches go with the flow of the players that are playing
good. Not with a set rotation of ineffective vetran bias's. This is the very
thing I am concerned about with Tys coaching. I wonder who is running this team
is it Devin Harris (not on the floor), or big Al. Come on Corbin take charge and
coach to win. Go with the players who are giving that winning effort.
@ ToddLast year you can't stand Sloan, now you dish on Corbin
constantly.... When will it end?
Go tattoo NBA. You make tattoo U look right at home.
I would love to see Harris traded by the trade deadline. I would love to see
Kanter and Favors get more PT, their defense makes a difference. Offensively
they aren't nearly as good as Jefferson and Milsap but I love how the team plays
D when Kanter and Favors are in the game. Howard was playing well before he got
injured but since his return he has struggled, Hayward should have been in the
game going down the stretch, his D and his ability to get is teammates involved
& create were needed.