Jazz notebook: Jazz show improvement on pick-and-roll D

Communication is the key in making improvements on defensive assignments

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  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    Nov. 23, 2012 11:54 a.m.

    Right.. if the Jazz trade Jefferson they will have little low post scoring. That wouldn't be good for a team that can't shoot. Millsap is ok, and Favors is good but not consistant. There is no way that would benefit the jazz.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Nov. 20, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    Jazz Source, you sound just like me! I'm hoping for a mid season trade deadline deal that involves AJ and maybe the Jazz getting a true point guard in return. I am also looking forward to the Jazz doing something with Evans. I think the highlight reel slam dunks are fine, but his game has nothing else. In place of Evans the Jazz could use a defensive minded banger to back up Favors, Sap, and Kanter. Adam Keefe where are you!

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Nov. 20, 2012 10:53 a.m.

    As long as the Jazz have Al Jefferson there is no pick-and-roll defense. He is absolutely horrific and every team in the nba with two brain cells combined on their coaching staff knows it.

    Run a high pick and roll involving Jefferson and you are guaranteed an open layup or open mid range jumpshot.

    The complicating factor is as a result of AJ's pathetic defensive effort, his team mates give less than a full effort because they know that even if they defend the other half of the pick-and-roll properly they will still be scored on.

    Personally I am not sure why any team would run even so much as a single other offensive set as long as AJ is on the floor. Sometimes they do but that is just due to pathetic coaching and undisciplined offensive opponents.

    I hate watching it night after night.

    Its also a big reason why this team is so gutless on the road.

    Corbin needs to get a spine and bench Al the next time he sags back in the middle while all his team mates cover his lack of effort.