Derrick Favors guarded the pick'nroll really well. Totally shut down one of
Indiana's playsHarris is a good defender too...and hopefully his
quickness earns more steals throughout the season.
From what I saw, they both played great! Harris stepped right in and did a
terrific job of directing the team. Favors looks to be a real steal. Next
season, (if there is a next season) the Jazz may just look back at the trade and
realize that this is when everything changed and they took a big step forward
into becoming a real contender for an NBA title; instead of an also ran.
this trade...A very smart move by management. Very smart. Their first game was a
really good "watch" and win.
I think KOC needs to be commended for even considering the trade that brought
these two.He takes a lot of heat but once in awhile he gets it
pulled together. Either of these two are an addition to the Jazz. Devin plays
at a high level and has a good backup so should be a good fit. Favors who plays
defense is a good find as well.As a team the Jazz will miss Dwill
but the team had progressed as far as he could take it.I am glad the
new guys had a positive experience, it was helped a great deal by Millsap,
Jefferson and AK.Good job all around
It looks like we have scored a double with this trade already with two more to
go with the first round draft picks. I agree if Favors would have waited to come
out in this years draft he would be the #1 pick. Both of these guy play good
defense and I'm lovin it.
I was more impressed with Favors defense than anything last night. He also knows
how to screen. I already know how good Harris is from watching him play all of
theses years. I think from here to the end ot the season Jazz have to win with
defense. George Carl said he would rather have 6 players that are in the top 10
at there positions than 1 super star, Hope he is right. We have at least 4
players in the top 10 at their positions. Still need a 2 guard.
Yes,it's only one game and one win,but you have to be impressed with the way our
two new additions contributed. I believe the Jazz can certainly make the
playoffs as a low seed.With Favors,the Jazz have a bruiser,a physical guy with
some talent,that in my opinion they've needed for a long time,especially since
Fess and Elson have failed to help this team in any way,shape or form.Another
critical Jazz weakness as many posters have pointed out is lack of outside
scoring from the two and the three.Bell's effort on the defensive end and other
intangibles such as taking charges,etc is nothing to be unhappy about.if Bell
could get his shooting touch back,he'd be great at that two position.
Great defense last night! Nice to see that effort on D that we haven't seen for
a while (at least for the whole game). I think both these new guys will thrive
here. Should be a fun rest of the season. Missing the playoffs would give us
another high pick, but making the playoffs, even for 1 round, would give some
playoff experience to some of these guys who haven't had much, if any. Plus
they'd have some extra games to mesh, bond, and fight together. Either way it's
good, but I hope they make some noise and actually get in the playoffs and show
their potential. They'll still have some good picks if they do.
I think it was a wise move, though shocking, from the Jazz management. Both
players looked good Friday night and both help out where the Jazz have been
weak. Yes, Darren has been a weak point for the Jazz of late.
The Jazz have not played that good of interior defense in years. While Favors
was in the game Al Jefferson seemed to flourish on both ends of the floor.
Favors will extend the efficiency of Al and Paul (more production in less
minutes). All year long it seemed that we played better when Watson stepped on
the floor. Tonight Watson pushed the ball and when Harris stepped on the floor
he continued to push it. The players seemed to be more at ease. Both
on the floor and on the bench. The only times we struggled were both times that
cj entered the game. He is the weak link on this roster.I am very
happy about the trade. I did not expect to see such an impact by Favors this
soon. He will be a very good big man for many many years to come. Even if he
does not score he is very effective at shutting down the paint. Al Jeff &
Favors are a big upgrade over Memo & Booz in the paint.O'Conner
received a most Favorable gift from the Nets. The real rewards will be in the
future but we may even see the playoffs now.
I was just thinking about all the big guys the Jazz have now, if Memo gets
healthy then I highly doubt Fes or Elson will be on this team next season. And I
doubt either will see much if any play time with Favors coming off of the bench.
I am still a D Will fan, and I think Jazz fans should appreciate the years he
spent here and the dedication he showed. I will admit seeing him in another
jersey hurt a bit. Good luck D Will! I wish him all the best.Now
with that said, I loved what I saw last night. I am not sure how many of you
know this but Devin Harris hold the Guinness Book of World Record for running
with a basketball from one end of the floor to another in 3.9 seconds. Google
it and read more about it. He brings speed, defense and leadership. Favors
brings defense, athleticism and from what I hear he has a good touch around the
rim. I like the Jazz youth and athleticism right now. Welcome to SLC Favors
and Harris we embrace you and we know you can help our team win. Don't forget
we are fighting with a beat up Portland team, Memphis, and Denver. I think the
Jazz could slip into a 7th spot. I hope they make the playoffs if for no other
reason to get these players playoff experience to get better.
I also think the Jazz can put some nice lineups on the floor.That is
a nice defensive lineup. Big Al is one of the shot blocking leaders in the NBA,
and Favors has the body type of Dwight Howard (and no I am not saying he is
Dwight Howard, that is way premature) 1-Devin Harris2-Raja
Bell3-AK4-Al Jefferson5-Derrick FavorsAnother line up
could be:1-Devin Harris2-Gordon Hayward3-CJ Miles4-Millsap5-Big AlThat could give more scoring and you could
even put AK in that mixWe also have Jeremy Evans who is young and
athletic. I am so excited with our athleticism and size right now! I think the
Jazz have a good future, now let's see what the draft brings!3-
Man do I miss Wes Matthews. Don't get me wrong. I am a Raja fan but looking
forward, I would be just giddy if the Jazz could start Favors(5), Jefferson(4)
or Millsap(4), Miles(3), Matthews(2), and Harris(1). With Okur(5), Jefferson or
Millsap (whichever didn't start), Raja(2) and Watson(1) off the bench. I believe
that lineup could actually compete.As it is, we don't have a solid
SG or 2nd SF for the rotation. After the Jazz let Matthews leave, I can't
understand why they let Korver leave too (or Brewer for that matter). Perhaps
Kyle wouldn't re-sign. But we went from a plethora of #2s to a drought (CJ's a
better 3 and Raja is better off the bench). Oh what I'd give to
have Matthews back. Hey Wes, if you, by some miracle, read this, you're sorely
missed!!!Now I can't wait to get rid of AK's obnoxious contract
($17,000,000 this year), perhaps we can get a consistent SF and woo Matthews
back (just hopein)Go Jazz!
cya dwill dont miss ya after tonight. have fun with the new team.... hahaha
O.K. Thanks to D-will for everything!!!! You will be missed. Love you man..Favors potential is exciting!! Harris, Wow I really like
that guy!! He will be an allstar again.Greg and Kevin O, that was
Nice win, but do you see the stat for 3 point shots? ZERO points! Where the
heck are we going to get someone who can consistently hit the three?????