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Published: Sunday, July 13 2014 12:05 a.m. MDT

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Brio
Alpine, UT

Some fun to watch offensive highlights. But the overall consistency of the defensive effort was what was most encouraging to me. Once the defense becomes the nature priority, a mindframe will fall into place for improved offense. With the emphasis as such, this will end up being a good year on multiple fronts.

At this point, it's okay for Jazz fans to allow themselves to start feeling some legitimate optimism. It with be both a growing and a fun year.

ed
Los Olivos, CA

Burke still took the most shots. Still wants to be the scorer. How about passing the ball, from the point?

Itsnotjustagame
Cedar Hills, UT

Exum looks to be about what we hoped and expected at this stage. He had flashes of incredible athleticism and fantastic court awareness and passing - mixed with very out-of-control play at times and struggles against the higher talent level than he's played against in Australia.

I am very optimistic about how Burke, Burkes and Exum are going to mix. If they focus on ball movement they can really make each other better with their court vision and quick moves.

And I loved that for the first time in years the Jazz played defense - you could see clearly that defending was a priority last night. I think I like Snyder and his new staff already.

Morgan Duel
Taylorsville, UT

Same stuff different day.

play by the rules
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

Very impressed with how fast Exum is. He is very quick on dribble penetration and is able to make passes off the drive.

byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

Exum looked really good, he could start day 1, his defense was better than I thought it would be. Hood also looked good, but it was one of those days where nothing was going down for him. Gobert also seems much improved from last year, I think he makes the Jazz rotation this season.

On the flip side Trey struggled getting separation, the only way he will keep his starting job over Exum is if he can become a lights out shooter. The refs also dominated the game calling 58 fouls, which made it impossible for anyone to get into any rhythm and made the game hard to watch.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

Exum = New Jordan. Take it to the bank.

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

I'm with Ed on this one. Burke needs remember he is a point guard, he should create good shots for his team mates and get them the ball where they like it. There are not too many successful 6' shooting guards in the NBA.

scalman
Temecula, CA

Hood and Burke couldn't hit anything, but both hustled. I also thought Burke was going for his shot a little bit too much, but that's the way he plays. He also works so hard to penetrate, while Exum, with his longer strides and better athleticism, can often get by defenders with one fake and a long stride or two...he reminds me of a young Kobe that way. Exum had some wonderful assists early on, and then played somewhat inconsistently the rest of the way. He is, though, as he has said, a point guard, and I feel he will be starting at point by mid-season if not before then. With Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward playing most of the shooting guard minutes, that might leave Trey Burke on the bench eventually. Gobert had trouble making free throws, but was solid in the post.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Thoughts after watching the game:
Exum: The real deal. He has Chris Paul Potential. Lightning quick and sees the whole court. Not a threat from the outside. Needs to work on ball-handling skills.
Hood: Nice looking shot. He missed, but most were short and dead-on. He will be a good scorer but needs to develop scoring off the dribble. Defense has Ok for a rookie.
Burke: The way Exum played, his days are numbered in Utah. handles the ball better than Exum in the pick and roll. More polished too.
Gobert: Very impressive on defense and better on offense over last year.
As usual for Jazz coaches, they kept Exum on the bench way too much. Same with Gobert. Stupid.
Overall, the Jazz are going to be horrible next year unless they sign some veterans soon.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

For the 1 and 2, there are 96 minutes to share. Burks, Burke and Exum should all play at least 30 minutes a game. Hayward, should play around 38 a game at the 3. At the 5, Favors should play most of the minutes. They still need help at the 4.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Exum was amazing.

Defense, slashing, passing.

3 pt. shot was weak.

It will be interesting to see what happens tonight.

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