Well..... the reason this Kid played so well was he just played basketball. His
B-ball instinct just took over and he played basket ball he drove and kicked the
ball, he passed and cut, he found the open spot on the floor and waited for the
ball....... he just played. He was successful because he didn’t know much
of the jazz system. The Jazz system is fine just like most offenses they are
just fine…… but sometimes you just need to play ball and not get
locked into one aspect of the offense….. when the Jazz push the ball they
are as good as anybody, even in a semi early offense or transition. So jazz
players sometimes you just have to play like Garrett did.
Wow our point guard situation must be in a sorry state when we swoon over a guy
getting 7 points and 5 assists.
It is good for the Jazz to get their first win. The newcomer was a big
The number of points scored has little bearing on this kid's value....He
controlled the offense.....Made the right pass at the right time.....Scored
enough so that the opponent had to defend against him....and in general, played
like a point guard. He gave the Jazz offense an aura it had not attained up
until he took on the point, and he didn't play bad defense either.He might not be a "great" point guard, but he is a "real"
point guard......something the Jazz have not had since D-Will departed....and
he'll probably get a lot of bench time when Trey Burke comes back.....but
Jazz fans will always remember the night this kid turned this team around.
Watching the game ending and chest pounding, you'd thought the Jazz had
just won the NBA Championship. Face the facts that the team is young,
inexperienced and most are just not plain good. And Diante had just an average
game--there was a reason he was in the D League. Please tone down the
expectations and just realize you are just as bad a team as the league believes
C'mon, Hochmut, let us enjoy that much-needed win. I, too, felt like they
had just won the NBA championship and loved Diante just dropping in like that.
It was a relief to finally get off the ground floor. Now we'll just look
forward to upcoming improvement and gains (we hope and trust).Go
Someone needs to go drink another quart of pickle juice...
@ Little Andy I don't get it? Who was cramping up? @
HochmutWe aren't a bad team, we are a rebuilding inexperienced
team. Big difference. A team like the Bobcats are a bad team. Taking into account the age, experience and injuries, i would say the Jazz are
doing about as expected. I'm confident you'll jump back
on the bandwagon in the next few years. Until then, are you going to cheer for
the Clippers or Golden State this year?
@hochmutRight. They should act bored and nonchalant about their
first win after all the losses.Your advice of concentrating on how
bad the league believes they are will undoubtedly get them over the hump.Where are you coaching at? I bet you really rack up a lot of wins with
your awesome philosophy and motivational skills.Theses guys are
mostly young inexperienced raw talent. If you knew much about the NBA you would
already know that there are very few players that are good enough to skip steps
while learning to win in the NBA. Get them a consistent point guard you would
see a big turn around and a lot more progress by these players. But they just
aren't there yet so give them some time.
Somebody should tell his parents that NBA league pass WON'T show most Jazz
games due the Root Sports' domination of the broadcast rights. Maybe he can
The word "Hochmut" is the German word for arrogance or haughtiness -
even hubris. You might want to keep that in mind when reading certain posts.