why does the NBA allow "hands on" offensive players? Sheesh, Memphis all
but mugged the Jazz players everytime they touched the ball--but no foul calls
against them. This is bad for the game of basketball. When the D can keep their
hands on the player they are guarding, the game of basketball will deteriorate
into a street fight--and not basketball.
I am not sure that a "Jekyl and Hyde" approach and response will make
the playoffs. The 11 point lead was whittled to three. Bayless made two threes
and this was matched by two by Hayward, not just the one. Jefferson and Millsap
did not play well in the fourth quarter with Millsap turning the ball over and
Jefferson missing two key free throws. Favors and Kanter did play well. This
would indicate that AJ and MSap ran out of gas while Favors and Kanter should
have played more. Next, there is the Knicks followed by a make or break three
game trip to AlamoLand.
@dumprakein the 80s and early to mid 90s...this was legal...you are
allowed to hand check your guy...and push him off...with your hand....but
today...hand checking is not allowed...i am not sure if this is what you mean by
"hands on" players....@JBQi just hope...that corbin
gets sacked...and we bring in...a few pieces that we would really need...and
hand the keys to the four guys...Foye...for me is a backup...so is Marvin
Williams...Demarre as well...we would need a legit 3...i want to be
creative..and have burks and hayward have the ball...in the offseason...Hayward
needs to work on his penetration...especially when he trying to push between
players...he gets stripped easily...work on rebounds...as well as some ball
handling...to be much efficient..he also needs a dependable post up game...when
match ups are in his favor...for Favors...Ball handling and footwork...and back
to the basket drills with kanter doing the same...burks...same with
hayward...but more emphasis on perimeter shooting..both Burks and hayward needs
to develop perimeter D
First, it was good to see the team beat a quality opponent for a change, 2nd it
was nice to see Hayward redeem himself by winning this game with some big shots
at the end after he missed some chances to win some close games last week.But, Corbin remains a mess. Kanter, who has been the most productive
Jazz player over the last few weeks plays 10 minutes now that Jefferson and
Millsap are off the injured list. Are you kidding me? And the 10minutes he
played he played well. How does Marvin Williams play almost 23 minutes and score
5 points while Kanter scores 8 in 10 minutes play into the future of this team.
Also, Watson plays 12 minutes, scores 2 points and Burks plays 8 minutes and
scores 3 points. Why is Watson getting any minutes at all while Burks is forced
to sit on the bench. Corbin, you got a lot of splainin to do!!At
any rate, congrats to the team for a nice win!!
OK, here's mine:Some players put their heart into the game.
Some put their soul into the game. But Gasol is the only player to put his
shoesole into the game.
What would we be saying about Hayward's last three-point attempt if it
hadn't gone in? Seems like shooting those threes with the lead in the
final minutes hasn't always worked out for the Jazz...
I agree with JBQ - Jefferson in particular played about ten minutes too many,
and was just not effective in the fourth quarter, didn't block out on the
glass all night. Kanter needed, deserved, more minutes. There just isn't
much chance of winning any game when your offense revolves around a guy who
averages more shots than points.
Desperation game but a win never the less. A well coached Jazz team with this
talent would be assured of a playoff position at this point. Corbin is just
messing around wondering what to do while the future of the Jazz hangs in the
balance. The future is on the bench.
@Queensland Jazz fani am with you...Big Al is a PF\C...and as such
we expect him to hit at least 50% of his shots...especially the way he plays the
game...back to the basket with a lot of post moves on his arsenal...i hope we
dont sign either Big Al or Paul Millsap...if we could get Ed Davis...that would
be great...we have 3 young Big Men...and add a serviceable big man who can
defend...but majority of the backup minutes goes to Ed Davis...if not Ed
Davis...we could make a run for Mareese Spreights...if we dont sign mo...we
could sign Jose Calderon to a 2 year contract...while we develop Burks as a
PG...but...we also need to develop Hayward as Burks and Hayward would share the
responsibilities and is much more efficient that way...giving numerous looks on
offense...we also need a good coach with a solid system...and i think...Brian
Shaw could be the guy given the chance...we need to replace earl and
jamal...they are good..but we need a better one...they should have kept Maynor
Nice win, hopefully its not too little too late.
@OCougit might be a little too late...we have a tougher schedule
than LA and Houston...the 3 games that we lost should have been won...but if we
do not get into the playoffs...i hope that is the reason they would boot corbin
"...Not to get political, but...".The Jazz chances are
sinking faster than romneys' failed campaign/run as POTUS. There...all better.