Comments on: 20-Game Utah Jazz Check-In http://saltcityhoops.com/20-game-utah-jazz-check-in/ The ESPN TrueHoop Utah Jazz Site Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:05:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Jazz Individual Shot Selection Stats Salt City Hoops http://saltcityhoops.com/20-game-utah-jazz-check-in/#comment-19665 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:57:08 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=9038#comment-19665 […] lately – at least according to more common measures like points-per-100 possessions, where (as I noted last week) the Jazz have approached league average since Trey Burke has been in the lineup.  Ty Corbin’s […]

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By: Aaron http://saltcityhoops.com/20-game-utah-jazz-check-in/#comment-18663 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:52:33 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=9038#comment-18663 I always have a hard time buying into the idea of the coaching staff being aware of problems that we’re not. Unless it’s an injury, we’ve all seen that Rudy brings a lot of energy and usually a block or two, and that for whatever reason, Biedrins seems to have lost whatever abilities he once had.

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By: Aaron http://saltcityhoops.com/20-game-utah-jazz-check-in/#comment-18661 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:46:14 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=9038#comment-18661 It’s more than a slight edge. Russell was better than any late 2nd-round pick had any right to be, and would have been a worthy 1st-rounder, but you’re right, not a piece to build around. But I believe there’s more to it than Sloan not asking him to run the offense. Hayward is an almost ideal point forward-type. Russell never showed that kind of ability. His career assists per game was something like 1.25. That’s telling, even if he did play with Stockton.

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By: Ben Dowsett http://saltcityhoops.com/20-game-utah-jazz-check-in/#comment-18638 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:44:44 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=9038#comment-18638 Steve, I can’t say I entirely understand this particular decision either. Those who would suggest that winning isn’t exactly the first priority this year (never!) might point to that as a key reason why Biedrens is playing at all, and while I don’t agree necessarily I also can’t necessarily prove the opposite, because I’d have a very hard time playing Biedrens any minutes whatsoever if I were an NBA coach trying to win games. Gobert is also young and has plenty of time, and there are always some allowances given to veteran players over rookies – I expect it’s some combination of all these, or perhaps the Jazz have identified a few major problem areas for Gobert that I’m not yet aware of.

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By: Steve http://saltcityhoops.com/20-game-utah-jazz-check-in/#comment-18637 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:15:31 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=9038#comment-18637 I have enjoyed watching the development so far this season. My expectations are realistic but I am confused as to why TC is giving playing time to Biedrens over Gobert. Gobert is very raw and gets lost on defense, but he changes shots and protects the paint better than Biedrens and also has some offensive potential. Any thoughts?

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By: scotty http://saltcityhoops.com/20-game-utah-jazz-check-in/#comment-18604 Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:32:04 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=9038#comment-18604 Think about both players. If you are a numbers guy, compare the two. If not and you watched b Russ play the main difference between the two players was j slo never asked b Russ to initiate the offense. I guess you could give a slight edge to g as a setup man. The two players are more similar than any jazz fan wants to admit because no one in jazz history would have ever said, let’s build our team around Bryon Russell.

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By: Aaron http://saltcityhoops.com/20-game-utah-jazz-check-in/#comment-18577 Sat, 07 Dec 2013 22:59:52 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=9038#comment-18577 False. I agree that Hayward is not good enough to be the alpha dog on a contender, and may never be, but he is already better and a much more complete player than Russell ever was.

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By: scotty http://saltcityhoops.com/20-game-utah-jazz-check-in/#comment-18567 Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:22:49 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=9038#comment-18567 There are many reasons why G is not and won’t ever be a go to scoring option (or lock down defender option) and it’s ok. G is an above average player. He does some nice things with his minutes. The fan base, coaching staff, & maybe even mgmt need to stop putting him in roles he isn’t capable of reaching. For those who have followed this team, G will have a career similar to Bryon Russell. Once again, that’s o.k.. My only annoyance watching G he plays with absolutely no emotion. I don’t know why that bothers me as much as it does. He is a support piece, not a number 1 option, not the leader, a nice solid piece. It’s o.k.

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By: Ben Dowsett http://saltcityhoops.com/20-game-utah-jazz-check-in/#comment-18519 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:03:43 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=9038#comment-18519 You’re correct, Kanter is far from the only culprit – basically the entire team is a major negative defensively from any point of view. Favors has also been a disappointment in terms of his defensive play. I chose to single out Kanter because a) I’ve written at length about him this year and see him as the most important “core five” member, so his progress is of particular importance to me, and b) he is the Jazz player taking the most visible punishment for bad defensive play. Had I told you before the season started that Enes Kanter would be coming off the bench (behind Jeremy Evans, at that) by 15 games in, it’d certainly have been newsworthy.

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By: casey http://saltcityhoops.com/20-game-utah-jazz-check-in/#comment-18517 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:16:51 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=9038#comment-18517 I was looking into the Kanter-defense problem yesterday, and while Kanter has been bad, he’s really not the main culprit. Regarding your on/off court numbers for Kanter, I think this is largely due to garbage time skewing the numbers. With Favors in the game but Kanter on the bench, the team is still a league worst defense. Again, Kanter has not been good, but those numbers point to the fact that he’s not the main culprit in our defensive woes.

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