Utah Jazz: Al Jefferson says Derrick Favors 'set the tone' in win

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  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 9:47 a.m.

    Talk, talk, talk.

    This guy is the reincarnation of Boozer. Here he is giving credit to Favors for playing defense saying he and the rest of the team "...just need to do it..."

    If I am not mistaken he said the same thing before the season and here we are 2 preseason and 6 regular season games in and Big Al is still telling us "..what he still needs to just do".

    He also said he had been in Santa Barbara and was "...in the best shape of his career" and yet he mentions he is just getting into game shape.

    This guy is an offense-stagnating disaster. Sure he he can get it going offensively some times but he makes absolutely nobody on his team better and never passes the ball to anyone. He is all about himself and his stats and every team he has been on its the same thing....mediocre/bad while he gets his stats and plays no defense.

    We're tired of hearing what Big Al needs to do and we would love to see it but we never will because he won't change.

    He keeps forcing shots through double/triple teams while teammates stand.

  • jazzer St. George, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:45 p.m.

    Great job Al on getting rebounds and scoring but 0 assist? C'mon we need you to be able to find cutting guys (doesnt happen when al gets the ball anyways). He will be a bigger threat when he can get 3 or 4 assist a game every once in awhile to keep defenders honest

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:13 p.m.

    I'd love to see Favors assert himself on the defensive end like he did against the Bucks and his offense will come. Being a major defensive presence like he was last night ignites the team. Favors offense may take some time and come along slowly but his defense could be a major force if he asserts himself on that end of the floor.
    Has anyone heard how the players who went out with injuries are doing?

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 12:00 p.m.

    Even though it was the Bucks, and a depleted Bucks team at that, I'm still impressed with the tenacity. Our big guys were scrapping to get in the paint and not just shooting 15-18 foot jumpshots. The first few games, we weren't even trying to enter the paint. So this is progress.

    When the Jazz play tougher and longer teams, we'll still need to step up our outside shooting. Although our littles were open on their jumpers, thanks to the inside game, our littles still have a low shooting percentage.

    Makes me wonder why the Jazz haven't played against more zone defenses.

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    Jan. 4, 2012 11:12 a.m.

    would't be too excited about al having a good game with their front court out.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Jan. 4, 2012 5:57 a.m.

    Whats with the limited minutes from Kanter? C.J. right back to casting away and inconsistency after a fair game the night before, he just doesn't have much humility and smarts. Could that be from lack of formal education or is it genetic? Evans gets 1 min, why? Hayward was flaying around some more. Settle down Gordon and quit the A.K. resembelance. Jefferson's "black hole" game was working last night, look out when it is not. I didn't see any team improvement last night and Coach is praticing today? Give them a breather for 1 day Ty, then get after it Thursday. Lots of question marks yet!

  • YoungBloodJazz REXBURG, ID
    Jan. 4, 2012 1:03 a.m.

    An all-around game for Al Jefferson tonight. If he plays defense like he did against the Bucks then the Utah Jazz are going to win a lot of games. Love the effort!