HAving been critical of KOC and Sloan in the past I need to clearly state that
they has made major progress in fixing the problems that existed for years. 1. There is now a decent back up PG. 2. there is a decent defense.
3. The SG is tolerable4. The 3 point shooting is erratic but
improved.5. Sloan's game management has improved.6. The back to back
and road problems appear to be fixed by quality depth and a new attitude. The team is still weak in rebounding. The team still starts slow. Those
should fix as the team gels and focuses.As the season wears on and
as the Jazz get Okur back and the rookies improve the Jazz should be able to
replace SA as the top team in the West. SA is old and will wear down. LA looks
vulnerable. Dallas is built for the regular season but Utah should be able to
win as many as DAL. The top 5 teams in the West are all very good
this year. Utah has just as good a shot as any of the others.
I personnally love the game of Elson, and can't wait until Memo returns. I have
followed this Jazz team since they came to SLC and believe very strongly that
this is without doubt the very best 1-12 depth we have ever had. The additions
of Jefferson, Elson, Watson, Hayward, and Evans is god sent in my opinion and
makes this team one of the best in the whole NBA! Good luck men.
I think Elson is going to be a big key to winning games down the stretch and in
the playoffs. Keep working hard, GO JAZZ!!