NBA playoffs: Kyle Korver isn't dialing it in from long distance

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  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    May 23, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    @ VMAN- Did you watch Korver get his tail whipped in transition by James last night? LOL, Korver is a streak shooter, that's it, he no other NBA skill set.

    I am not sure why you think that the Jazz are 5 years away from being in the playoffs? We have a very talented front line, we know our back court needs help, but 5 years, sorry, I think next year's team will be competing for the playoffs, no question about it.

  • vman Cedar Park, Tx
    May 20, 2011 9:12 p.m.

    Slow day in Sports in Utah? Wonder why? See you traded Booz, couldn't sign either Brewer or Kyle Korver and then Sloan finally quits. Why do the sportwriters @ Deseret News care to watch the NBA CONFERENCE FINALS?? The Jazz are now 5 years away from even being a playoff team. So you think it's cool to trash Korver- well he's disrupted the defenses, created turnovers and you failed to mentioned he was 3-4 in Atlanta 1st Game for Treys and 3-4 in 2nd game Atlanta game for treys. Kyle Korver is 20-45 in shooting 3pt. shots in THE PLAYOFFS. At least he's in THE PLAYOFFS-let alone the Eastern Conference Finals. Let's see 20 3pt shots converted-thats 44% and 60 POINTS. Booz, Brewer and Kyle Korver are all smiling.

  • boctie Lincoln, NE
    May 20, 2011 6:07 p.m.

    Re: H20SKI

    Never against big teams or big situations? Never is a strong word.

    How bout Jan 15, 2011?

    "The Bulls sharpshooter grabbed a key rebound and drilled a go-ahead three- pointer with 25.5 seconds left that helped Chicago pull out a 99-96 victory over the Miami Heat."

    Oh...and there was that game winning shot against The Jazz when he was a Sixer in 2007!!

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    May 20, 2011 4:50 p.m.

    Korver hits shots down the stretch when his team is leading. When he needs to make one while trailing, he misses. He is not clutch at all. Actually the complete opposite.

    Boozer is getting way out-played by his backup, Gibson. Boozer will be traded over the summer.

  • H2OSKI Alpine, UT
    May 20, 2011 4:30 p.m.

    re: boctie

    Korver came up big against who? The Pacers?

    Like we all said, never against big teams or big situations. The Pacers are not considered a good team by any standard and the fact Chicago did not sweep them speaks volumes.

    Does that mean Korever has never hit a shot? No. Just most of the time he doesn't. Anyone with two eyes saw it here repeatedly when he played for the Jazz.

    That is why your opinion is outnumbered here...everyone did not imagine it. Why would anyone want to think that if he was so clutch and great?

    Korver was a decent 3 point threat for sure but maybe you can go back to last years playoffs Jazz vs. Lakers (against a legit team--when it mattered) and come back and quote his magical stats in that series.

    The reason his stats were so magical against the Lakers is because he completed the most difficult trick of all for magicians....the disappearing act.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    May 20, 2011 4:25 p.m.

    Kyle will always struggle with pressure shots, this series is no different. Boozer and DWill always wanted the ball when the game was on the line. Korver became a passer not a shooter when that happened.

    Right now the Jazz will need help when the game is on the line. Jefferson doesn't seem to get intimidated but he like Bell was off his shot many games last year. AK has ice water in his veins and will shoot with the game on the line but he is seldom with the ball at the end of games.

  • boctie Lincoln, NE
    May 20, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    So...Kyle can't come up with the big plays in the playoffs - well how about against the Pacers? Here is some of what Fox59 in Indianapolis reported on Kyle Korver during the playoffs:

    In Chicago's three victories, Korver has scored 19 combined points in the fourth quarter on 7-of-11 shooting from the field. He has yet to miss from the behind the arc-and that's where he's done his most damage.

    Korver helped to seal a pair of Bulls wins at the United Center by hitting a three-pointer in the final 1:10 of the game-completing two come-from-behind wins against the Pacers.

    "You can't get a better clutch player than him," said Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough of Korver. "That's what he's done, he steps it up and makes big plays."

    The bigger the shot, the better Kyle is," said Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau of his guard-and the Pacers know who has to step up to try an stop him.

    He has his off nights like everybody else but he will always be a threat to any team the Bulls are facing.

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    May 20, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    The biggest knock on Korvers game is the fact that he can't put the ball on the floor and drive, he has to rely on screens and take his quick release jump shot.

    I like Korver, when he is on, he can light up threes with the best, when his shot is off, he just does not have enough game to do other things on the floor to help his team win, he is very one dimensional.

    will say this though, the Jazz sure could have used a guy like Korver last season to help keep the defense honest, teams would pack the paint and force AK and Bell to hit out side jumpers.

    I hope the Jazz can bring in someone to help stretch the defense....hmmmmm....

    Is there anyone worthy in this draft or free agency?

    I don't know, maybe we should look at the guy who led the NCAA in scoring last year, just sayin.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    May 20, 2011 10:44 a.m.

    He couldn't hit from long range in Utah either when it counted!!

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    May 20, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    For the most part Korver is a good 3 point shooter when his team has a lead.

    When the pressure is on or when you really need the dagger Korver rarely ever delivers.

    He is not a go to player if you want to win a game...that is for sure. He can't dribble and he can't defend. All he can do is spot up and shoot 3's when there is not alot of pressure...for the most part during regular season games.

    All 3 of the former Jazz players that play for the Bulls are role players. Korver and Brewer are paid appropriately but Boozer got paid $75 million and that is where the Bulls are already regretting their decision. Multiple NBA writers both in and outside of the Chicago have made negative comments about Boozer.

    I know we are all shocked by this (sarcasm). Some things never change.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    May 20, 2011 10:13 a.m.

    Maybe his shot will come back in a few games, when it counts in putting Miami away.

    However, this sounds suspiciously like what happened to him in playoffs for the Jazz. Is he injured again?