At-a-boy Jazz. Now don't disappoint the rest of this road trip, you still
gotta lot of room to go to catch (get behind) the Bucks.
As the youth movement is getting more time, I find it impressive that Marvin
Williams speaks so highly of them while his time goes down. He has some good
ball left in him, and not getting productivity and minutes hurts his free agent
stock. A solid veteran team should want his services to play a role and have a
good attitude about it. The Jazz obviously will move on in their own direction
It was good to finally see the core get meaningful minutes together. I have been
anxious to see them play together since the start of the season as I thought
that was what this season was about. It was good to see more than just a glimpse
for a change. If this keeps up I am sure I will want to buy tickets to see them
“I thought the focus, especially on the defensive end tonight, was really,
really good,” Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said.Say what?? Kanter
(who scored 12 points) was defending against West, who pumped in 25....He did a
lot of it on 15'-16' jump shots where Kanter was 6'-7' away
from him waving his arms....and West even had a big bandage on his shooting
hand.Factoid: Kanter doesn't play defense very well when
defending a center. His defense is atrocious when attempting to defend a power
forward.People are saying Kanter can play power forward while Favors
plays center. They are basing this on the fact that Kanter has a decent jump
shot....My contention is that the Jazz can't afford to have him play PF
because he can't defend opposing PF's. If the Jazz are adamant about
him playing the PF, the need is there for a lot of off season work on
defense.This is also why I earlier advocated drafting Randle from
Kentucky over Parker from Duke...back when the Jazz had a shot at either one of
them....I think power forward is a weak position for the Jazz.
Ball in Hayward's hands at the end.Another Jazz loss.I'm shocked.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the Jazz have a lot of talent.What they
don't have is consistency. And that has a lot to do with coaching. One game they get blown out by 20 points against a team like
Cleveland.Then they come back the next game and nearly beat the best team
in the league... and on the road no-less. Definitely a consistency issue.
While I do enjoy their times of impressive play, I'm glad
we're still in the hunt for a great lottery pick. That, plus a couple of
well-chosen free agents this summer could set the foundation for a fun,
competitive team with great playoff results for years to come.
@CarnakI guess we will all just roll with your assertion and ignore
the obvious? How many teams have won @ Indiana this entire season? That would
be a total of 3 losses there all season for Indy. And somehow you expect a
bunch of inexperienced players during a rebuilding season to pull that game out?
I guess we will also ignore the fact that Hayward played pretty
well down the stretch to even be in a position to even have a shot to send it
into O.T.?I won't defend Haywards bad shooting % all season but
that game was not his worst for sure.I'm with gehelmke on the
Kanter issue. No way Kanter can play PF. Its a shame because he will be a
beast offensively and it will be hard to watch him play elsewhere but he is Al
Jefferson reincarnate on defense.Favors is the defensive anchor and
has to cover for a myriad of defensive mistakes by ALL his team mates. 0-9 this
season sums up how good this team is without Favors. Kanter scores well...and
then lets his opponent match or exceed his scoring with doormat defense.Kanter should be traded.
@gehelmikei agree with you on Randle...but if we had a shot on
Parker..i might go with parker...and probably draft a big later on...depending
on where we draft...we either get Julius Randle...or Noah Vonleh...Cauley-Stein
is worth a look with the Golden State pick...i think we would need a backup
3...but if we could move up...by moving Kanter...i'd take that option...