@shannon ...and if someone could make free throws...yeah, I was
remembering that there were two games late in the season that if only one more
free throw was made, then there would be no need to worry about the last second
tip-ins, and might have won those two games, therefore we would have been in
seventh place, not eighth, and therefore not have faced, and been swept by the
spurs and....ahh, for lack of a free throw....
JBQ from St. Louis....Just a comment on your comment....According to
Ahearn's bio he also played with the Spurs and the Heat who are still
contenders. So, I imagine if Ahearn has memories of being in the NBA these are
the teams he will remember all his life and not so much being on a team that was
late getting out of the starting gate and went 0 and 4 in the playoffs.I think Coach has a good handle on what is going to make this team better. The
point guard postion is a good place to start. An outside shooter is a necessity
and if someone could make free throws consistently especially in close games
that would just be more icing on the cake.
We all think and comment, but the truth is we are not the GM or on the
management team. I believe with the options the Jazz have like the trade
exception, possible draft picks and free agent market our Jazz managers will do
just fine and get what they need--playmakers, shooters, and defenders!
I think O Conner should trade Jefferson and Harris for as many of our glaring
needs as they can get out of them.
Devin harris needs to be traded...i'll trade him for a first round pick and
a solid backup PG...the Jazz needs to trade Al Jefferson for Eric
Gordon...probably Al Jefferson for Eric Gordon + Jason Smith?...grab Goran
Dragic...we can include Harris on the Al Jefferson trade...maybe get a few
picks...Grab Ersan Illyasova...i think we lack the offensive power...and Eric
Gordon Would provide that...Ersan illyasova would provide quality Depth and
would probably start...Jason Smith would be good rotation player...and giving
Kanter more minutes to improve...the rotation would be tough...since you have a
lot of players to go to...i think Alec Burks should get a shot at PG if we cant
grab dragic...i think he can handle the position...and i think he could guard
the point guards in the league given the chance...
Extraordinary comment from Resolute Voice. Just ... astonishing.Re:
point guard. Two words: Austin Rivers.
Resolute voiceHow is it to live in the twilight zone? Is there a
housing or economic crisis? If they are the complete opposite of what is it here
just like your hillarious comment, I would love to move there. But then the Jazz
would just be a farm team would they? Do you go by portland
trailblazer/johnson72 by chance?
Just a comment on Ahearn- from the little I saw him play, he at least tried to
hustle on defense; more than I can say about Harris. Im guessing Blake is at
least as good or better an outside shooter- and a whole lot cheaper.FWIW, Id like to see Hayward try the point; he is easily the best passer on
the team and likes to set others up.
The Jazz have major issues to fix. The core of the team could leave for greener
pastures, there is no outside shooting, the "big" men are soft, and the
coach is having major issues talking to his players. KOC, RR, and the Millers
will decide the future of the franchise in the next 3 months. Right now the Jazz
are on the verge of being a farm team for the NBA on the same level as the
Pirates or Royals of MLB.
I can't believe some of the comments here.Personally I do not
think Harris is anywhere near close to being what this team needs. He is a poor
passer. His skill is using his speed to race down the floor and beat the
defense. That is nice if that is ONE of your skills but not your only skill.Outside of that Harris is a poor passer and he rarely makes his team
mates better. For the first half of the season Gordon Hayward in limited
minutes had as many assists per game as Harris while at the same time having the
ball in his hands a fraction of the time.Harris dribbles down and then
just passes to the wing. Whoopeee.Harris is an average to below
average shooter. Why in the world would you put an undersized average shooting
PG in as your SG?Unbelievable. We need a young PG to build for the
future because Devin Harris is not it. When he is at his best he is speeding
down the floor and making some shots. Never is he passing well and helping team
mates and that is a big problem.
No matter what Kevin O'Connor is saying publicly, "point guard" is
a mess for the Jazz. I like Wstson and Tinsley a lot. I appreciate the time
for the Missouri kid, Ahearn, he will remember it all his life and maybe get
into coaching. Nevertheless to keep saying that Harris is the answer is "not
the answer". He has weakness after weakness and it is obvious that Corbin
believes that he will use his "father figure" image to "bring him to
the promised land". As Mia said to Charlie on "Two and a Half Men",
"it ain't gonna happen".
I want Dev as the point guard of this team. He improves his chemistry with the
young ones every single game. Frankly, I don't think PG is a big worry on
this team. Dev is young and solid.We need solid defenders and great athletes.
Someone that pulls defense away from the inside. Our bigs could have had better
years if we had an outside shooter that was consistent.
scalmanHe gets to the free throw line just fine. He just can't
make them when he gets there.
Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward are better options for the Jazz at shooting guard.
If the Jazz don't find a better option at point than Harris this summer, he
has one more year to prove himself. I just don't think he is the passer the
Jazz need, and I don't think he finishes well at the rim (including getting
to the free throw line). I still want Alec Burks to get a shot at point guard.
I like all three of the Jazz PGs. Who cares if Watson and Tinsley are 32 and 34
years old. A backup doesn't play big minutes and their legs stay fresher.
Plus having a proven veteran as a backup PG helps stabilize a team. Watson is
under contract and the Jazz can pick up Tinsley's option. Do it. One of
those guys won't like being the third stringer but the Jazz will have
insurance in case of injury. Plus Devin Harris could play some SG with three PGs
to choose from. Maybe the Jazz trade Harris for another starter? Who knows
Am pleased the Jazz are thinking of moving Harris to shooting guard.
That's more his natural position -- knocking down threes and occasionally
driving to the basket. Even at his best this season he was just so-so at
running the offense. And we only need remember what Parker did to his defense.
And the Western Conference contains point guards like Paul, Westbrook, Curry,
Rubio and Lawson that he has to guard.Move him to the 2.
Nash may be older but the spark is still there. He would be great for our young
team. Dragic was someone who I wanted the Jazz to draft. Love to have him. If
the ping pong balls fall in place and there is a leapfrog from the 8-14 spots I
would go for Lillard..