@B RussYes the refs let a lot of contact happen. I thought for the
most part it was consistent on both ends of the floor though (both teams). Some
games are officiated different than others.I thought Favors was
fouled a few times, but he hasn't earned the refs respect yet. It's an
ugly part of the league. As for the others; despite being a great
scorer, Jefferson doesn't go to the line much because he doesn't go up
strong. He pivots, jump hooks, and lays it in. Also, Kanter will rarely get the
calls because he brings the ball down to his waist, regathers, and despite going
up strong, he goes up straight up and into the shot block.
@ColoJazzFanWhat? Favors has improved big time. Remember Favors was
traded before the trade deadline last year, so with the lockout delay this
season, he has yet to have a training camp with the Jazz. Listen, he is 20 years
old and already a man child who can play the PF or C.As for Hayward
(overall youth thing), he is growing leaps and bounds. If he stays healthy with
his type of rugged play, and if he can get a consistent outside shot, he will be
an all star in a year or two. He reminds me of a young Manu Ginobili. Kanter is a solid career backup. He boards and bangs, but he will never be a
scorer.Burks is as good a rookie as the Jazz have had since
Millsap's first year. He will be a great starter alongside Hayward (wing
spots) for years to come. He, like Hayward, needs an outside shot. Hopefully
both won't be like Ronnie Brewer who never developed that jumper.
Kings fouled us on every shot attempt down low. I have never seen so much wrist
grabbing on shot attempts. Thats a big part of why our shooting % was so low.
Jefferson had a good game as far as points and rebounds go but his defense
stinks. You can forget the playoffs with that kind of interior defense from your
starting big men. Now the Warriors will probably slide below the Kings and you
can kiss that draft pick goodby. Kanter pulled down 8 rebounds in only 10
minutes of allowed playing time. Why doesn't Kanter get more playing time?
Truley baffling. Come on Ty.
0 for 13? When looking at Favor's numbers this year compared to last,
there really is little to no improvement. Where are we going and are the
"youth" really developing?