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Published: Sunday, March 2 2014 6:50 p.m. MST

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Black & White
SLC, UT

At-a-boy Jazz. Now don't disappoint the rest of this road trip, you still gotta lot of room to go to catch (get behind) the Bucks.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

As the youth movement is getting more time, I find it impressive that Marvin Williams speaks so highly of them while his time goes down. He has some good ball left in him, and not getting productivity and minutes hurts his free agent stock. A solid veteran team should want his services to play a role and have a good attitude about it. The Jazz obviously will move on in their own direction as well.

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

It was good to finally see the core get meaningful minutes together. I have been anxious to see them play together since the start of the season as I thought that was what this season was about. It was good to see more than just a glimpse for a change. If this keeps up I am sure I will want to buy tickets to see them play together.

gehelmke
Bastrop, TX

“I thought the focus, especially on the defensive end tonight, was really, really good,” Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said.

Say what?? Kanter (who scored 12 points) was defending against West, who pumped in 25....He did a lot of it on 15'-16' jump shots where Kanter was 6'-7' away from him waving his arms....and West even had a big bandage on his shooting hand.

Factoid: Kanter doesn't play defense very well when defending a center. His defense is atrocious when attempting to defend a power forward.

People are saying Kanter can play power forward while Favors plays center. They are basing this on the fact that Kanter has a decent jump shot....My contention is that the Jazz can't afford to have him play PF because he can't defend opposing PF's. If the Jazz are adamant about him playing the PF, the need is there for a lot of off season work on defense.

This is also why I earlier advocated drafting Randle from Kentucky over Parker from Duke...back when the Jazz had a shot at either one of them....I think power forward is a weak position for the Jazz.

Carnak
Salt Lake City, UT

Ball in Hayward's hands at the end.

Another Jazz loss.

I'm shocked.

Objectified
Tooele, UT

There is no doubt whatsoever that the Jazz have a lot of talent.
What they don't have is consistency. And that has a lot to do with coaching.

One game they get blown out by 20 points against a team like Cleveland.
Then they come back the next game and nearly beat the best team in the league... and on the road no-less.
Definitely a consistency issue.

While I do enjoy their times of impressive play, I'm glad we're still in the hunt for a great lottery pick. That, plus a couple of well-chosen free agents this summer could set the foundation for a fun, competitive team with great playoff results for years to come.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

@Carnak

I guess we will all just roll with your assertion and ignore the obvious? How many teams have won @ Indiana this entire season? That would be a total of 3 losses there all season for Indy. And somehow you expect a bunch of inexperienced players during a rebuilding season to pull that game out?

I guess we will also ignore the fact that Hayward played pretty well down the stretch to even be in a position to even have a shot to send it into O.T.?

I won't defend Haywards bad shooting % all season but that game was not his worst for sure.

I'm with gehelmke on the Kanter issue. No way Kanter can play PF. Its a shame because he will be a beast offensively and it will be hard to watch him play elsewhere but he is Al Jefferson reincarnate on defense.

Favors is the defensive anchor and has to cover for a myriad of defensive mistakes by ALL his team mates. 0-9 this season sums up how good this team is without Favors. Kanter scores well...and then lets his opponent match or exceed his scoring with doormat defense.

Kanter should be traded.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@gehelmike

i agree with you on Randle...but if we had a shot on Parker..i might go with parker...and probably draft a big later on...depending on where we draft...we either get Julius Randle...or Noah Vonleh...Cauley-Stein is worth a look with the Golden State pick...i think we would need a backup 3...but if we could move up...by moving Kanter...i'd take that option...

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