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Published: Friday, May 4 2012 4:00 p.m. MDT

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Santa Ana, CA

I am glad I went on the Des NEws Site to see this. This is completely the issue I have discussed for 3 years all over the City and on every Social Site. Largely ignored including by friends of mine at this paper. Just what Corbin said about priority tells you everything you need to know. Oh also, starting Howard again and again. Even though before the Series started I said do not change chemistry. Carroll adds more on the D end, the hustle, the dirty work than Josh scoring 6 points in the First Quarter. Many Sloan biases have returned to the forefront. While this goes on, Popovich continues to lap Corbin in Coaching expertise. Expect a 5 game Series loss at best. Do not defend 3s, do not rotate? Good, then eventually Bonner, Jackson and Ginobli so far quiet in Series on 3s will get it going...Matter of time....

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Spot on! The Jazz have never valued the three pointer on defense or offense.

Sturgis, MS

Finally an article from the Rock that I actually like.

Bountiful, utah

My opinion is simply that until Harris and Jefferson start playing defense, use the second team. I swear Harris learned defense from bullfighting (without a sword). The team is much better with Favors in the middle.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

It is comical how several posters pick out one part of the article about guarding the 3 point shot and ignore the rest about guarding the paint.

It is not rocket science here but you people act like you know it all and just invented sliced bread or something.

Corbin said you need to defend the paint first and then rotate and get out to the 3 point line. No where did I read they will not, should not, or have decided to NOT guard 3 point shooters.

Any fool ought to know that Tony Parker can shoot a little over 33% when he is getting a layup and he will do that 9 out of 10 nights. Layups do not take alot of touch.

On the other hand, is Tony Parker going to shot 41% from the 3 point line 9 out of 10 nights?

Play the odds. Duh.

The Jazz desperately need a 3 point shooters they don't have right now so the Spurs are just packing the paint and daring us to shoot. That is an admitted problem by the Jazz.

So Todd, I fail to the great insight of your post. Old news. They know.

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