Last month I was advocating trading Kanter to move up in the draft. He's
come a long way in a month's time....I'm still unsure about a number
of things he does wrong...like pivoting around trying to make "Al
Jefferson" moves...always holding the ball down low....until he either
travels or has the ball stolen. Hard to believe he's been in the league
three years and still makes mistakes like that, and the mistakes he makes on
defense...standing flat-footed, straight up and holding his arms straight
up....That puts him about 9' above the floor....a 6'2" guard can
jump up over that to shoot a layup....He has to leave the floor to play defense!
My fear is that we have another Kyrylo Fesenko here...a huge body with a little
ability...but not a lot.I'm hoping Kanter is able to get some
coaching before the jazz give up on him...It's rather obvious that
he's not getting any now.
The present Jazz coaching staff will destroy all the young players on the Jazz
team until they are replaced.
@RichieI'm no Corbin fan but Trey Burke, Favors, Burks, and
Jeremy Evans are all improved this season. I'm not sure how that adds up
to "destroy" but whatever.As far as Kanter is concerned, for
whatever reason this season his defense is horrific! His pick and roll defense
looked just like his old mentor Al Jefferson and the weird thing is Kanter did
not used to be that bad. Its bizarre really the regression he has had on
defensive fundamentals. Early on this season he literally never
showed on high pick and roll defense. His first two seasosn he did. Go
figure.Then he started taking too many jumpers instead of just
posting/banging where he really excels. He needs to have better decision making
on double teams because he gets doubled almost every time. All-stars draw
double teams. It should be a huge advantage for us but because he
forces/fumbles/makes bad passes that advantage is often wasted.Kanter has some elite skills and abilities. When he gets it going we have
seen how he can dominate so "it" is there.I hope he soon
learns the mental/decision-making part.