Utah Jazz Basketball: Offense heads south in 4th quarter

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  • Jazz Cop
    March 31, 2010 8:41 a.m.

    on price, at least you know what you're going to get with price. with gaines, you just have to think he isn't as prepared as price, just by watching gaines you see at times he loses his competitive edge, the same can't be said of price.
    it was a good move to play price ahead of mathews, with dwill and price both on the court, i think sloan should go to the two pg lineup more, with both price and gaines, who can both shoot and drive, both are undersized but aggressive defenders.
    i agree with the assesment that gaines has an edge in talent and is probably a smarter player, but in his limited role, you have to be really happy with gaines so far, i don't think he's ready to replace price as the primary back up though.

  • Ticked and other perspectives
    March 30, 2010 2:55 p.m.

    I was fairly ticked at the Jazz over the IND loss and also the 2nd and 3rd Q of NY. However, I have since realized that this team is tired.

    There are problems at PG but rest would solve most of those as far as DWill is concerned.

    Price just simply does not run the team (as a general rule). He does a lot of other things well and he can be fun to watch. He tends to make about as many dumb mistakes a great plays.

    He needs to get under control and stay under control. Faster is not better. He just needs to play smart.

    His biggest problem is that he does not run the offense (most of the time). Knight ran the offense. He had other problems but he ran the offense.

    Price is okay as a SG (with DWill) when quickness is needed and he won't get posted.

    If Price will not control himself, play within the offense and run the offense then Sloan needs to start playing Gaines unless there is something we do not know.

    We do not need Price bricking shots. We need him acting like a real PG. Run the offense.

  • NY and Boozer
    March 30, 2010 2:47 p.m.

    Why in the world would NY want to over pay Boozer when they have Lee and Harrington for less (and probably less as FAs next year) and also have Gallinari for under 4 mill a year?

    Talk of Boozer going to NY really does not make a lot of sense.

  • todd on Price
    March 30, 2010 2:22 p.m.

    He helped us win the game in the 4th quarter when New York went ice cold. I stay behind our 3 points. There is no better threesome in the league except maybe Denver Billups, Lawson and Carter.

    I would like Price be able to score better like Howard Eisley did

  • PurplePeopleEater
    March 30, 2010 12:44 p.m.

    Price had a very good game outside of scoring and assists. Steals, shot blocks, harassing defense. Sometimes you can't do everything.

    What Price WAS doing right is why Sloan kept him in the game. And it worked, as evidenced by the mere 11 points New York got in the 4th quarter.

    D-Will still makes mental mistakes, but I think that's probably because of the excessive minutes he plays in some stretches, and because he' so aggressive. That probably won't go away during his career. We can just hope poor shooting and many mistakes don't go together in the same game.

  • Agree With Braden
    March 30, 2010 8:56 a.m.

    Point guard isn't the only position we are weak at in the backup. This team quite frankly isn't very good. They have "NO" toughness either mental or physical! How far will that take you?

  • braden
    March 30, 2010 8:42 a.m.

    D-Will had a heck of a game. The inconsistency throughout the game worries me though, and Ronnie will need to be a bigger offensive threat by the time the playoffs come around... two points, 0 assists in 15 minutes