Comments on: Surprising Utah Jazz Storylines http://saltcityhoops.com/surprising-utah-jazz-storylines/ The ESPN TrueHoop Utah Jazz Site Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:57:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Caleb http://saltcityhoops.com/surprising-utah-jazz-storylines/#comment-25277 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:59:49 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=10793#comment-25277 What’s surprising to me is that Corbin likes to start Marvin Williams as a stretch four. Well I think that if Kanter learned how to shoot threes, then he could have the slow center on the other team follow him around. This creates scoring opportunities for both Favors and Kanter. I also like how they’re double-double machines. We have a great point guard of the future in Trey Burke. Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks can be excellent starters, but together there is just not enough scoring to help the Jazz win. SO we need Jabari Parker to play the small forward, leaving Hayward or Burks as the odd man out eventually.

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By: Aaron http://saltcityhoops.com/surprising-utah-jazz-storylines/#comment-25268 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:11:06 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=10793#comment-25268 Well, one reason is because Rudy’s butt is glued to the bench most of the time, even though he’s impressed the hell out of me when he does get in there…

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By: Aaron http://saltcityhoops.com/surprising-utah-jazz-storylines/#comment-25266 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:37:42 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=10793#comment-25266 I don’t know how much of a surprise this is, given the well-publicized dislike many of us have for Corbin’s rotations, but I’m pretty amazed and disgusted that we wouldn’t be starting Alec Burks with what he’s shown us, and how hard it’s been for Rudy to get off the bench, despite being a huge spark of energy who can block any shot that comes near him.

As for the superstar question, I believe that Burks and Favors can carry this team to respectability and annual playoff berths (and Trey, if he can improve his shooting and play like he was in December and January). I’m not sure they make us bona fide contenders. I’d certainly feel a lot better if we had one more significant piece, and if that’s someone who’s regarded as an alpha, like Wiggins or Parker, so much the better.

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By: trollificus http://saltcityhoops.com/surprising-utah-jazz-storylines/#comment-25192 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:32:37 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=10793#comment-25192 One thIng I’ve wondered about, that probably falls short of a ‘storyline’, but maybe qualifies as a “wonder why…?” subject, is blocked shots. As in, “Why don’t we have more of them?”

We’ve got Gobert, Favors and Evans, any one of whom could be a source of league-best shotblocking. We’ve got Burks and Hayward with more than enough size and athleticism to get blocks against 2 guards. Matter of fact, this team, far from being the long-time “automatically less athletic than our opponents” Jazz, has a roster full of people who CAN block shots (excepting maybe Burke)…AND WE DON’T.

Why? Is Corbin teaching them to defend the way a middling-sized, not-super-athletic 7th man (in other words, Corbin) was told to defend: “Keep your man in front of you and stay on your feet, don’t jump”?? That’s what it seems like, anyway.

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