"Moreover, the Jazz did a great job boxing out, tipping the ball to
teammates. Rebounding could be a key all season." SERIOUSLY????? When has
this ever NOT been true for the JAZZ??
Was at the game last night. Jazz played well overall, good to see Burke play
well, he needs a little work on spacing but he'll figure that out. Hayward
was aggressive, as was Favors, both missed some easy ones that rimmed out or
such. Lucas looked confident and determined, he should be a nice backup point.
And Jeremy Evans was really improved, making step-back jumpers and rebounding
very well, looks like he's added about 10 pounds of muscle in the
off-season.One thing was glaring for the Jazz - lack of defense on
the pick-and-roll. Golden State killed the Jazz all night with P/R and P/P
plays, double screens, etc., surprised they only ran these situationally and not
more frequently with the success they had. Speights should fill their
'Carl Landry' role well, he looked solid. All in all,
nice opening for the Jazz, good things to build on, and the new scoreboards and
sound system were great!
Thanks for the analysis. Nice to read it since I didn't get to see the
game. Good start for the Jazz, although it's only preseason. We'll see
if they can keep it up. Standingd, I'm puzzled by your comment.
I've seen plenty of games where the Jazz did not box out, did not tip the
ball to teammates, and did not control the boards.