Thanks, Matt -- very enjoyable to read this intelligent analysis, especially of
why Mo is being so successful with the pick and roll (shoulder to shoulder with
the screener). It's terrific that Ty has allowed the pick and roll to
recently resume its hallowed place in the Jazz offense (instead of dumps into Al
in the post on every trip). I can only wonder what the Jazz record would be at
this point if he had done this in November.
No doubt it was nice to finally see some assists out of Williams for a change.
Any way you slice it he is still a shooting guard in a PG body. An he still
jacks up multiple bad shots attempts a game not to mention missing multiple
layups.Although AJ can fill it when he has it going, I am tired of
watching AJ shoot jumpers/slight fadeaways avoiding contact.When the
guy who has the ball for your team literally half the game clock
can't/won't get to the free throw line it dooms your team to failure
in the playoffs. Opposing bigs never get in foul trouble against Al. Just
stand back and let him shoot jumpers or force it up through double and triple
teams. Last years playoffs was a debacle to say the least for
Jefferson. Does not bode well for future success and it looks like we will be
facing the Spurs again if we do make it. Old Duncan guarded/shutdown AJ all by
himself last year and no double team required. If your guy with the ball all
the time can't draw a double then the other team wins. Sorry.