Utah Jazz: Devin Harris feeling more comfortable

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  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    Harris had some very nice pick'n'rolls in the Bucks game.
    He had an absolutely amazing crunch time pass with Milsap the other game too.

    He'll be fine. I like his attitude much more than a Deron, Westbrook, or Cousins.
    He didn't even shoot much in the Bucks game which shows his dedication to wanting to be a pass-firs.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 1:08 p.m.

    Harris might feel comfortable but Burks is the one attacking the rim, distributing the ball, getting teammates open looks and playing some defense. From what I have seen I think Burks could handle the point better than Harris. You know he will at least push the ball up the floor.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 5, 2012 9:49 a.m.

    I didn't realize this article was about CJ?

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    I think he looks very comfortable.....but that is the problem!!

    He looks really comfortable walking the ball up the floor and doing nothing to initiate the offense.

    He looks very comfortable never breaking down the defense or getting a good shot for his team mates.

    He looks very comfortable as the starting PG averaging the same assists as a second year play Gordon Hayward.

    He looks really comfortable getting scorched by every guard he faces.

    He looks really comfortable not playing a lick of defense too.

    For supposedly one of the fastest PG's end to end in the NBA he looks very comfortable plodding around like a plow horse.

    Personally I think he should get comfortable somewhere else. Earl Watson comes on the floor every night and it is instant uptempo, energy, fast breaks, and easier baskets.

    Every time our team got in a funk with Williams it was because he was noit pushing the ball and probing the defense or running the break to get his team mates easier baskets. I see the same trend with Harris....he better start running and get this team so easier baskets or this season will be akin to Taliban torture.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 8:44 a.m.

    Right on Bloodshy! I think Harris has always been more two guard than point guard. I would go as far and say that he (as well as AJ) should play in the second unit. Tinsley looks washed up, I'd rather get Stockton's kid out of Europe and give him a shot. His point guard skills looked sharp, and we all know the gene pool on that one. I can't get enough of Kanter! I haven't seen a guy that big come all the way out and guard the little guys, (and keep in front of them) for a long time. I have a feeling that he and Favors are going to be a force before long. Maybe we could trade C J and Bell for a shooter. Hey has anyone seen what Gaines has been doing for the Nets. The Jazz should have hung on to him!

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 7:59 a.m.

    Shooting has been a problem for the Jazz so far and Corbin feels extra rest and practice should help the team.

    Get a backbone Corbin and tell it like it is...a new shooting coach would help the team....the team is set but a coaching change can shake things up

    Raja needs to be a coach...he said he does whatever the coach has asked him to do..what about scoring.

    ESPN Mark Stein said Bell has as great scoring average but it is not over 1 game but 5 games..has 11 points over 5 games????? give me a break

    bench Bell and give him a coaching job, give his jersey to somebody who has legs, confidence and can do more than swat at Kobe twice and call it worth $3 mil a year...only Cousins in Sacramento is a bigger head case

  • YoungBloodJazz REXBURG, ID
    Jan. 5, 2012 3:53 a.m.

    Big Al is going to bet snubbed for the All-Star game and Millsap and Harris are not going to be even close to consideration. You've got to be having like an MVP year if you play for the Jazz to even be an All-Star reserve because the size of the market. The starters will be all the same people again, the fan favorites from the big markets.

  • cowboy99 South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 8:33 p.m.

    Yeah Harris hasn't been pushing the ball very well which really hurts the offense and he has struggled to find the open man and set them up. As it is he'd only be useful to us as a pick and roll pg but seeing how all of SLC seems to think that is too antiquated, we're in trouble.

  • Bloodshy DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 7:49 p.m.

    I've been very down on Harris. I've consistently stated that he is a very gifted & skilled player, but that he lacks court vision and doesn't seem to be a real pg. These last two games he's looked a lot better, giving me a little hope. If Harris could improve into a legitimate 1, it would help the Jazz in a big way. I'm still betting against that happening, but Harris has some potential to become legit.

    My thought on Bell & CJ remain the same. CJ will never be a good defender, which ensures he'll never be a great player. And right now he's shockingly bad on D. If he could become more consistent on O, he might be worth keeping for an offensive spark every 2-3 games. If not, we need to unload him. We don't pay him much, but it's currently too much. Bell is worthless. He's no longer good at anything. Burks should start @ 2 now & Bell shouldn't see another minute on the wood this year.

    I also still think Al would be better used as a 6th man off the bench. His black-hole nature might be a good thing for the second team O.

  • UkJazz W-Ton, Uk
    Jan. 4, 2012 7:28 p.m.

    "Defensively, he's doing a better job of meeting the point guard early and antagonizing him before he gets into a sweet spot to make passes to his teammates."

    well that must be in practice coach because nobody watching this season, has seen him do that in a NBA game....