Brad Rock: Utah Jazz can't sit on perimeter woes

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  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    May 10, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    Obviously, the writer makes some valid concerns that need to be addressed. The comments of Coach Corbin do not help matters. O'Connor does not appear to want to make changes because of salary constrictions with Harris, Jefferson, and Millsap. "Do what needs to be done and do it quickly".

  • wealth53 orem, utah
    May 10, 2012 9:53 a.m.

    We need Al and Paul, Al improvement as defense player is possible with GOOD coaching,he showed some of that in some games, he is smart, coachable, he is a great scorer, I repeat, he just need a GOOD COACH. We need is a better point guard who is a good shooter and at least one strong other shooter although I think within our actual team we have two potential good shooters. If we were not in Utah, Corbin would be out. I like him as a person, yet, I don't think he has the personality to coach this or any winning NBA team, he may learn, but I am not sure. Harris, Bell and Tj leaving would be a plus that gives us an opportunity to get a couple of good outside shooters plus a good point guard. Can you imagine having a better point guard who is a good shooter plus two more good outside shooter? And improved Al, Favors, Alec, Hayward, plus Paul?

  • mdp Bountiful, utah
    May 9, 2012 8:19 a.m.

    I totally agree with the comments regarding soft defense this year. Outside shooting was a problem- I think a lot of that involved poor spacing on the floor. I saw many instances in the last series when the ball was outside the circle and the other 4 were in the paint, along with their defenders, which made interior passes next to impossible. If the spacing were better, Burks and Hayward could either drive or shoot.

    Unfortunately, the same spacing problem was true on defense- its hard to defend the 3 when lounging in the paint.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    May 9, 2012 7:20 a.m.

    Standing Pat as most years the Jazz have except when forced to Trade DW, means the same thing. Bottom line is nothing changes unless Corbin decides to Defend the 3, and have another big agile player in the Front Court. Defensively. AJ does not play like an intimidating 6-10 Agile guy can be. The Jazz are soft on Defense, no great man Defenders. The mindset among the fans is constant. Outscore opponents no matter what the DWIL school of Basketball. Give one up, come back and try to quickly match it. No Defense-No rings...

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    May 8, 2012 11:40 p.m.

    The team is no closer today than when the season started at being real contenders. No point guard, poor defense of the three, poor rotation on the pick and roll, and very soft interior defense. The Spurs showed what the Jazz are a good team for their scrubs to develop their skills against.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    May 8, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    The cleaning out of the Jazz locker rooms is like when they clear a bad traffic accident from the freeway: We all get to go happily on our way and we don't have to look at the mess any more.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    May 8, 2012 7:19 p.m.

    I think a young Raja bell would have been the right fit with this group. The Jazz have a wealth of bigs that need some perimeter help. Bell can shoot and play defense when his health is right.

    When Bell was getting his minutes earlier in the season, Jefferson was a black hole down low. Now Big Al is learning to kick the ball back out and pass to cutters. Also, Favors is developing in his skills and team chemistry. Remember he had no training camp this year and was in New Jersey last year.

    If healthy and in sync with his teammates, Bell could have helped in the playoffs. It's also understandable that Coach Corbin wanted to play Burks more minutes as well. Obviously Hayward is set now in his wing spot, and with Howard in the mix, Miles and Bell were left out.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    May 8, 2012 5:26 p.m.

    Shooters, shooters, shooters. The big men will get better. We just need some outside help.