Tinsley is old and slow...can't defend...can't drive....can't
shoot.Lucas' only claim to fame is that his father was a great NBA
player...He's been trying to make it in the NBA for a number of
years...your clssic "wannabe".We have a talented point guard
named Burke, who has a bum finger.We also have a talented point guard
named Neto playing in Spain because the Jazz hierarchy doesn't want to hurt
the Spanish teams feelings by buying out the kid's Spanish contract.Meanwhile we have a young ship without a rudder suiting up and taking
the court.....This point guard situation is untenable. Only thing worse would be
to have an inept coach....but, oh yeah, they've got that too, don't
they?Can't help but wonder if Lindsey is going to just live
with this situation, or take some action to improve it....He appears to be
putting a heck of a load on Burke's back...and a bit of a load on Williams,
Rush, and Evans as well....
I didn't realize we are the only winless team in the NBA. Let the Andrew
Wiggins/Jabari Parker Sweepstakes begin!!!
I love the Jazz and I am glad that they decided to go with the 'youth
movement'. But man, this is painful to watch. The biggest problem I see
is that we don't have enough legit scorers on the team. Favors is not a
legitimate threat to score on his own and for as big as he is, he posts up so
far away from the basket that he can't get any easy scores. Kanter has put
up a lot of points, but once teams start to focus on boxing him out on the
offensive boards his numbers will drop. Burks is an awesome slasher, but his
jumper leaves something to be desired. Hayward can be a big time scorer, but
since he is the only one teams put their best defender on him and neutralize his
potential. Long story short: It is going to be a long and painful season to
watch, but hopefully it will be worth it in the end.
I watched the Houston LA game last night to compare LA vs Utah. The difference
I saw was LA had better outside shooting. Why is it the Jazz never have
Consistant outside Shooters??
Blaming Corbin with this point guard debacle is outrageous. They're running
the same offense that Jerry ran in Utah for years. They are however not running
it with John Stockton. Corbin has been ask to coach with more than five
different lousy point guards. Neto showed more promise in the one Summer league
game than any of the other guards. This team has very little talent past the
first five players, so changing coaches would add to the circus.
Yes Corbin IS to blame. He is the one calling the names of players to play.
Don't play Tinsley/Lucas at all. Playing the bear he would be better off..
The article points out the run in the Boston game began when Derrick Favors went
out.I understand and believed he never would be an offensive
juggernaut. What is really bothersome to me is that he is coasting and drifting
mentally for long periods of time during games. Despite his double double he
could have easily had much better stats. Not to mention he absolutely has
nothing offensively. He missed 3-5 shots inside 5 feet.He needs to
and should be a defensive rebounding machine and he could do it easily but he
seems lost in my opinion. Does not bode well considering he has spent time with
Malone. Puts more of the onus and problem on Favors himself. His stats
aren't better and the last couple of games worse than last year when
adjusted for minutes played.It will be sad if these guys don't
make progress.Our PG duo is the statistically the worst in the NBA.
Look it up on any stats website. The worst.Hurry up and get well
@jazz sourceI agree with your thoughts on Favors. I'm getting a
little concerned that he is not taking a more aggressive approach in his game
and seems to be in lala land at times. I believe in his potential and hope with
the minutes he gets this year he will step up and be the man. It is a little
more concerning now that he inked his new deal with the Jazz and we are hitched
for another 4 years. It's way too early for me to be getting over anxious
yet. He still needs a lot of playing time and I still believe he will bust out
to be a great player. I think it's all mental with him.
@fortydamUm yeah definitely not running the same offense as Sloan.
Ty has to work with what he has and admittedly, the front office hasn't
given him much to work with. But Ty has also been consistently failing in the
two major areas in which a coach needs to succeed.Player
development: I cannot think of one player that has taken a step to the next
level under his watch and most have gotten worse. Hayward has the skills to be
an all-star and he will be someday - for another coach. Kanter, Favors, and
Burks have all had the normal improvements you would expect with increased
minutes but none have taken any kind of major step forward.Team
performance: Ty hasn't shown the ability to make the most of the talent he
has at his disposal. For 20 years, Jerry Sloan teams consistently performed
better than projected. His coaching enabled the team to out-perform
expectations. He maximized his talent. Corbin has been at or below expectations
every season. His teams consistently under-perform.So he has failed
as a teacher for individual players and as a coach of the collective team. What
else is there?
The Jazz are absolutely the worst team in the NBA and Burke won't change
that. These young guys don't have it. They are all role players not stars.
Stars show it from the beginning ie Damian Lillard. Sorry Jazz will be lucky to
win 15 games not the 20 I predicted before the season. They are never going to
contend for title again while they are in Utah.
Does the Jazz have a team? I thought they sold their players.
Tanking for a Superstar is a long lesson but a good one.
@ Fortydam:Corbin has to assume part of the responsibility as to how
the team performs. The article said... "The Jazz coach is hesitant (to
try different lineups) because he prefers not to use players out of their
natural positions."That basically tells me Corbin doesn't
yet have what it takes to get the most out a young, inexperienced team. In his
situation, a coach has to be flexible and open to all possibilities. At this
point, they have nothing to lose by trying other options... until they are able
to figure out what works best in various situations. Obviously, that hasn't
happened yet. As fans, all we can do is hope and encourage.@ goforit:Never say never.
Once this young team gets a few wins under their belt, their mentality and
confidence will change (improve) and the wins will start coming with more
consistency. Until that happens more patience will be needed.
Let see, we are lacking offensive firepower yet we have big men that can defend.
How could the Jazz better their position with minimal risk. Well I hear that
Chicago may be open to filling a similar need with a player named Jimmer
Fredette. I know the Jazz are afraid of the political upheaval that this player
could cause, but just wait until the Jazz Fans get tired of losing with the
current lineup. Personally, I see little downside and a ton of upside. A one
year trial at a bargain price sounds good to me. Until a team really gives him a
solid chance to play and be successful we will never know the what if.