Communication is the key in making improvements on defensive assignments
As long as the Jazz have Al Jefferson there is no pick-and-roll defense. He is
absolutely horrific and every team in the nba with two brain cells combined on
their coaching staff knows it.Run a high pick and roll involving
Jefferson and you are guaranteed an open layup or open mid range jumpshot.The complicating factor is as a result of AJ's pathetic defensive
effort, his team mates give less than a full effort because they know that even
if they defend the other half of the pick-and-roll properly they will still be
scored on.Personally I am not sure why any team would run even so
much as a single other offensive set as long as AJ is on the floor. Sometimes
they do but that is just due to pathetic coaching and undisciplined offensive
opponents.I hate watching it night after night.Its also
a big reason why this team is so gutless on the road.Corbin needs to
get a spine and bench Al the next time he sags back in the middle while all his
team mates cover his lack of effort.
Jazz Source, you sound just like me! I'm hoping for a mid season trade
deadline deal that involves AJ and maybe the Jazz getting a true point guard in
return. I am also looking forward to the Jazz doing something with Evans. I
think the highlight reel slam dunks are fine, but his game has nothing else. In
place of Evans the Jazz could use a defensive minded banger to back up Favors,
Sap, and Kanter. Adam Keefe where are you!
Right.. if the Jazz trade Jefferson they will have little low post scoring. That
wouldn't be good for a team that can't shoot. Millsap is ok, and
Favors is good but not consistant. There is no way that would benefit the jazz.