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Communication is the key in making improvements on defensive assignments

Published: Monday, Nov. 19 2012 11:45 p.m. MST

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Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

As long as the Jazz have Al Jefferson there is no pick-and-roll defense. He is absolutely horrific and every team in the nba with two brain cells combined on their coaching staff knows it.

Run a high pick and roll involving Jefferson and you are guaranteed an open layup or open mid range jumpshot.

The complicating factor is as a result of AJ's pathetic defensive effort, his team mates give less than a full effort because they know that even if they defend the other half of the pick-and-roll properly they will still be scored on.

Personally I am not sure why any team would run even so much as a single other offensive set as long as AJ is on the floor. Sometimes they do but that is just due to pathetic coaching and undisciplined offensive opponents.

I hate watching it night after night.

Its also a big reason why this team is so gutless on the road.

Corbin needs to get a spine and bench Al the next time he sags back in the middle while all his team mates cover his lack of effort.

fortydam
OREM, UT

Jazz Source, you sound just like me! I'm hoping for a mid season trade deadline deal that involves AJ and maybe the Jazz getting a true point guard in return. I am also looking forward to the Jazz doing something with Evans. I think the highlight reel slam dunks are fine, but his game has nothing else. In place of Evans the Jazz could use a defensive minded banger to back up Favors, Sap, and Kanter. Adam Keefe where are you!

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

Right.. if the Jazz trade Jefferson they will have little low post scoring. That wouldn't be good for a team that can't shoot. Millsap is ok, and Favors is good but not consistant. There is no way that would benefit the jazz.

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