Why should the Jazz defend? Management didn't. They let Portland walk
right in and take Wesley Matthews and then stockpiled bigs when they
couldn't find both a 2 and 3, not to mention collecting free agents like
that is a way to build a team.
What happened to Old School. Does Jerry Sloan want to come back which I
don't think so. Gail need to give up this franchise and let another city
take this team. Most players who come and go never live here.
They never learned to say yes either.
Glad to see it over. Will make it easier to let people go and start fresh. Step 1: Leadership, defensive accountability and ability to manage a
game and player matchups from the coach. (I'm pretty sure that means we
need a new coach although I bet they wait until after next season to make that
move.)Step 2: Big Al has to go or step one is impossible. Millsap
either goes or is sixth man. Step 3: Point guard who will lead,
defend, distribute and score in that order.Step 4: Do not bring in
stopgap players. Let the young long term guys play next year win or lose. They
have been brought along slowly long enough. (Heard last night the average
experience in Houston is 1.9 years and they seem to have enough experience to do
well.)Step 5: Draft well. Jazz should be able to get a couple nice
pieces in the draft this year (or trade up for one even better) Next year may
end up being a fairly high draft pick. Using cap space(and sign and trades of
and Paul) to get picks like Cleveland has should produce more picks.
I often find myself having to turn off the Jazz game and watch pretty much
anything else. I've never seen a team with a greater propensity to stand
around and watch the opponent drive past and take an open shot. I see lots of
standing around and watching after a shot is put up. I remember late during the
Stockton/Malone years I felt even then that the rest of the league was becoming
mostly unwatchable. The NBA was moving into an era of guaranteed contracts and
limited work ethic. The Jazz under Sloan were largely an exception to that
rule, but today are no different, and are perhaps now one of the worst. Very
uninspiring! I'm done with the NBA. It has become the worst regular
season product ever.
Rational Yeah because that plan worked out so well for Portland... Wesley
Matthews is decent, but not worth the money they paid him. Period.