All the fans of tanking should be happy right now. I for one am frustrated as a
fan. I miss the days athletes doing there best even when they did not go to the
play offs. Pride as a team and striving to improve each day should matter to a
person getting paid millions of dollars to do so.
I'm happy! This is a rebuilding team and will be so for a few years.
Winning a few games here at the end of the season may be good for the players
attitudes, but we need to bring in some more talent and as everyone knows the
draft has a lot of potential this year. Next year we can bring in a few solid
free agents, a new coaching staff, and then we can get on with the rebuilding
process in earnest. Anyone expecting the Jazz to make the playoffs this year or
next had unrealistic expectations. I think some of the younger Jazz fans have
grown up just expecting the Jazz to be a contender every year because for about
20 years that was expected. Those days are over for now so you have to adjust to
the process. Even the Lakers and Celtics go through the same cycles so
don't be too judgmental that this is just a Jazz phenomenon. We will be
back, but by reading some of the comments that get posted it will probably
happen after the bandwagon fans have given up ( as many already have ).
I'm so glad the milkman(coach corbin)is playing Richard Jefferson and
Marvin Williams so much. They are the future of this team! Forget about Favors,
Kanter, Evans or Gobert, we are in WIN NOW mode. Slight sarcasm aside, this is
such a joke. No question we are rebuilding. So to do that, our young players,
Evans and Gobert get 1 minute a peice???? Kanter only gets 25? I really
don't get what the front office is thinking.
I hear that, like byu-h, the jazz are phasing out their program over the next
This is fairly simple really. The average margin of victory in the NBA is
around three points.This same team was winning some games up until
about 3 weeks ago but simultaneously were losing sight of a higher lottery
pick.Now Corbin waits a bit longer to call that time out to stop a
run. He has actually tightened his rotation which has clearly resulted in more
losing. Jeremy Evans (second highest PER on team) is seeing his minutes
disappear??It pretty obvious the Jazz do not intend to
"waste" the losing we have all had to endure by accumulating a few
worthless wins at this point in the season.The players are still
trying but when your coach is making decisions like I listed above it is hard to
stay motivated/give 100% every game.Clearly we don't have a
"#1" talent on this team so we have to play the game to have a shot in
the lottery.This process is very foreign to us Jazz fans but
nonetheless necessary because John/Karl are not coming back and you are not
picking up Durrant, CP3, or LeBron in free agency.Embrace it!!
Hayward: "For whatever reason, we were not picking up on the ways they were
defending our plays".Isn't that part of the coaching
staff's business? Isn't that part of what timeouts are for? The
players are not understanding the defense being thrown at them; the coach calls
a timeout and tells them "Look, here's what the defense is doing! And
here's what you should be doing to counteract that!"More
discouraging is that the season is 95% over and the team is still not
understanding, still making so many mistakes on both offense and defense.
Just keep losing, pride don't equal draft picks, and the Jazz need the best
one they can get. I do think that Corbin will be replaced. I hope
the 3 top picks for the Jazz are George Karl, Lionel Hollins, or Stan Van Gundy.
This team is too young to have a coach who is cutting his teeth as well.We need a franchise player, and this is the draft to pick one up.Go ping pong balls!!
pocyUte, I love you but you made one mistake. Corbin didn't have any teeth
to begin with and Jazz management best get rid of Williams, Jefferson, Rush,
Biedrens and Lucas. They should make the coaching change ASAP.
Rebuilding is not letting young talent rot.A high draft pick will
cure little of this team's ills.
@HughI don't see talent that is rotting. In fact I see some great
talent that needs some coaching on defense, setting screens and some basic
fundamentals. I believe Favors and Burks are potential all stars. Kanter is a
great rebounder and scorer but couldn't defend my grandma, but good
coaching can fix that. Hayward is a big question mark but this season was really
for figuring out what we have. I think Trey will grow into the point guard
position but he's a bit of a question mark right now too, but just a
rookie. Remember we have Raul Neto coming next year that looks like he could
make everyone else better with his pass first mentality. Add in a great new
rookie, and free agents with all the cap space we have and this team can really
start to improve. Probably still not a playoff team next year but rebuilding
can take a few years. It will be interesting to see what develops with Hayward
in the off season.
RichieI think that is a given as well. It should be an exciting
The scary part is about Corbin. He thinks that he will return and bring a
couple of the veteran losers with him. Its time for Greg MILLER to grow
some hair on his chest.