Comments on: The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Timberwolves 2-22-2014 The ESPN TrueHoop Utah Jazz Site Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:04:08 +0000 hourly 1 By: cw Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:08:43 +0000 Unique skill: Biedrins hair cut/foul shooting.

I second the call out on the Jazz’s bad perimeter defense. Trey has some really intriguing qualities but he gets toasted like an english muffin on high at the defensive end. That is something the Jazz are going to have to consider down the road.

About the three game losing streak: they lost to three teams better than they were, and were in two of the games. But really, the jazz are not a good team, so it’s weird to expect them to beat a team like Minn. who are way better going by advanced stats.

I am hoping Dennis Lindsey is in control (rather than the millers and/or o’connor) and knows what he is doing. He’s got all these draft picks and young assests. He’s got plenty of evidence about what the Jazz need. If he IS in control and knows what he is doing, I think we have to see some significant changes over the next two years. Trades involving draft picks and the young guys. Probably a new coach. Just staying the course and letting the young guys develop means–in my opinion–a team who peak is a 3-4 loss in the second round.

By: Paul Johnson Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:31:48 +0000 NBA unique skills:

Andrew Bogut, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and every other “big” for the San Antonio Spurs–setting dozens of moving screens per game without ever getting called for a foul, despite the NBA’s so-called “emphasis” on calling fouls for moving screens this season.

Here’s novel thought for the Jazz: Perhaps when Derrick Favors is out with an injury, and when Marvin Williams (who also is not a “rim protector”) is not giving the Jazz anything in the way of three-point shooting, rebounds or perimeter defense, the Jazz should play Enes Kanter at PF, and play either Rudy Gobert or Andris Biedrins at the center position–either of whom can’t give the Jazz much on offense, but can at least provide interior defense and rebounding for the Jazz.

By: Paul Johnson Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:18:40 +0000 NBA unique skills:
Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant (when healthy), Dwayne Wade, Tony Parker and Steph Curry lead the league in being able to draw “phantom” foul calls (when there is no actual foul made, but the referees call a foul anyway–sometime referred to as “star treatment”).

By: Paul Johnson Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:11:46 +0000 When Derrick Favors (or Rudy Gobert) is out of the game, the Jazz’s awful perimeter defense is exposed. Kanter is not a rim protector and never will be. He showed last year before he was injured that he has the strength to play good low post position defense, but he does not have the quickness and jumping ability to make up for the Jazz’s backcourt players letting their man blow by them for uncontested layups numerous times per game. It would also help if the perimeter defenders (after they are beaten by their man) would at least try to follow their man to the basket (rather than just stand and watch their man go in for a layup) so they could be there to contest a shovel pass to Kanter’s man for an uncontested dunk if he does go for the block.

By: barry stewart Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:09:18 +0000 lets face facts corbin will not be awinning coach,no defence

By: casey Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:54:56 +0000 NBA unique skills pantheon:
The Blake Griffin lob
The Dirk knee-up fade away
James Harden euro-stepping/foul drawing combination
Big Al’s post moves
Demarcus Cousing scoul

By: Clint Peterson Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:26:17 +0000 RE: Footnote 1: Paul Millsap leads the NBA in uncalled fouls to the face. And it isn’t even close.