Utah Jazz notebook: Tyrone Corbin eager for NBA Finals to get underway

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  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    May 31, 2011 6:11 p.m.

    You just can't use irony here. Some just will not get it.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    May 31, 2011 3:36 p.m.

    Hee Hee well going back on here it figures Bugoff and Miles would go for Jimmer just like the majority of people. About PR not winning. If Jimmer went to Idaho or Wyoming no one would talk about him. The Jazz are a very conservative organization and outside of Elson and Fessie Baby I say they could bring back the exact same roster and we will go through the struggles again next year. Also the thought of trading Milsap for Matthews as rumored in Hoops Hype is a splendid idea, Devon would be part of the deal and then Rudy could be used as a shooter off the bench. That would offset of what we lost a lot in Korver

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    May 31, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    You got to at least like the enthusiasm of Corbin. I wish he would get Malone to work with the young guys....You have pretty much the greatest player in history wanting to help and no one calls him...Malone should be a coach for Jefferson, Favors and Millsap...They need someone of his level....The one dimensional 10th or 12th great power forward ever, who was actually a center, Duncan, would not be a good mentor. Malone would.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    May 31, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Whatsinitforme: Wouldn't it be great if the Jazz drafted Jimmer #3 and Emery #12. The Jazz would have the best backcourt in the league. They would be amazing to watch every night. Just the thought of it sends tingles up and down my spine.

    Harris is not a Jazz type point guard. Good coaches coach the players they have on the team and adjust to the style of the player in order to win. Corbin never did that with Harris and thus the Jazz lost almost every game after the trade. So it's either get rid of Harris or get rid of Corbin. They don't belong together.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    May 31, 2011 12:12 p.m.

    Corbin has to solidify his position before he can make radical changes. KOC is now the driving force behind the Jazz. Since Sloan is gone you are seeing a lot of KOC philosophy.

    The Jazz are cautious by nature. They can be slow to adapt. However, they are moving in the right direction. Corbin moved AJ closer to the basket where he could make a one step moves (or pass back out) with BIG immediate offensive results. It cut down on the wheezies and the flow stopping one on two inside moves.

    Corbin has yet to adjust to Harris. That will change the offense a lot IF he does it. I am not sure that is good.

    I like the 2 PG offense. Harris may play more at the SG depending on who the Jazz draft. Or he may get traded for a shooting wing. Harris can defend. I do not like his inefficient shooting.

    There are a lot more changes coming. The Jazz will get bigger and faster. The offense will change to max the potential of the new players.

    There will be an improvement in the defense by changing the outdated defensive scheme.

    Better Days Ahead.

  • COOL HAND LUKE Old Ephraims Grave, UT
    May 31, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    One major aspect of the Jazz team play and coaching needs to change. Mainly, their play calling. Like "Bugs" said, "under Sloan they were predictable" (4C, 4down, C etc etc etc.) I almost would like to see a new coach at the helm, someone who takes a totally new posture on the style of offense and defense played. I like coach Corbin, but.. I would like to see the Jazz take on a new mindset, a new playbook if you will. I really liked the changes Chicago made with coach Thib, but alas, it was not to be for them this year. Their franchise took 3 steps forward. Why not the Jazz???

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    May 31, 2011 8:33 a.m.

    You are starting to see the KOC/Corbin philosophy change but it is not in full view yet. They are updating the Jazz to the latest theories, quite rapidly.

    If the Jazz run a PG who can shoot (not a shoot first PG) with 2 wings who can shoot and twin towers (AJ/Favors/Kantor) they have a better version of the DAL team IF the Jazz fix their Defense and rebounding.

    Even if they run a penetrating PG with wings who can shoot they will improve the team a lot. It is not clear yet if they plan to build around Harris. I think it is a mistake but it could be done.

    The Jazz are not predictable with a 2 PG offense. Under Sloan they were predictable. Everyone knew what they were going to run and knew how to stop them since they did not have the Stockton/Malone talent any more.

    Corbin will make his own mistakes and KOC has his own biases but they are fixing Sloan's outdated approaches.

    The Jazz will be back stronger. KOC is getting the talent. His plan of draft picks is right IF he makes the right picks.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    May 31, 2011 8:21 a.m.

    I think Knight might eventually be the best PG in the draft. I also like Jimmer and the PG from BC. Kemba will start next year for some team. I just do not think Kemba's game fits the Jazz. His game is similar to Harris. Harris can modify to a degree. He is a good player but modification will not max this team's output.

    I think Jimmer is capable of maxing the Jazz, assuming they want to return to a DWill type PG. I am not sure KOC/Corbin plan on going in that direction with the PG.

    They are moving toward the 2 PG system that all the current contenders are running and which made the Jazz run best (Fisher/DWill). They also have Hayward at SG. He can point and that is why he should be at SG and not SF.

    Bell lost his shot when he lost his elevation (at little). If he fixes that he may be back. He also could get traded.

    The attitude of the Jazz has shifted from continuity to get the best players possible and get as much talent as the Jazz can afford.

    It is a welcome change.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    May 31, 2011 12:57 a.m.

    @ Bugoff,

    I agree that the Jazz need to address the PG position.

    If anyone can give a valid, believable reason to think anyone other than Jimmer in this year's draft can fill this bill, I'm listening.

    For now, I've seen enough and read enough to remain on Jimmer's bandwagon.

    I also believe that with Hayward's coming out party at year's end, he shouldn't have too much problem becoming the starting 2.

    I also believe Bell will play better this coming year (and as Hayward's backup). It was as if he'd "just come off a mission" the way he played last year. Too much time away from the game the previous year affected his consistency.

    I think as a 2, Hayward will soon make us forget about the loss of Matthews.

    Bet we see some trades by the Jazz to change their draft positions. Not sure free agency has much to offer this time around.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    May 30, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    Utah is fully capable of building a DAL type team that is deep. There are a lot of problems that have to be addressed but Utah can field a high WP48 team that can compete for a title without 3 super stars.

    It will take Utah a couple of years to get all of the pieces in place.

    Be patient. The Jazz are headed in the right direction.

    Would you rather have Boozer or Favors? Would you rather have AJ or Okur?

    PG need addressing. The shooting wings are needed. But the Jazz are moving in the right direction.

    The salary situation is improving also. More talent for less money.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    May 30, 2011 11:23 p.m.

    What Coach Corbin should be eager for is watching our Utah Jazz playing as a team and in the playoffs next year.