Randy Hollis: Jazz can't shoot straight and losses are piling up

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  • SD_UtahUter San Diego, CA
    Nov. 11, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    I'm hoping the Jazz finally decide to dump Corbin when they get to the 0-12 mark. It's pretty unacceptable to get down to a team by 25-30pts with just over a quarter played. It's just a mess right now. They say they focused on defense - what defense? I see the same old thing, they get broken down on the perimeter and wide open shots all day or open drive to the basket. Whatever Corbin has been preaching, it's fundamentally flawed. It may be possible this team barely wins 10 games..disgusting. Why do they still give heavy minutes to Tinsley and Lucas? They are not NBA caliber players. OK tanking is fine but getting whooped every game is unacceptable. I hope a change is made sooner than later..

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Nov. 11, 2013 4:50 p.m.

    Real Bass. Interesting thought. Their car business would dry up, but for 250 million, who needs to sell cars.

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 11, 2013 7:11 a.m.

    Maybe these guys were career bench players for a reason?! We could have made changes without throwing out the baby with the bath. Is this a scheme to disenfranchise Utah fans so the team can be moved to Seattle? This roster won't win 15 games.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Nov. 10, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    Both Kanter and Favors has shown they are too raw...Seeing Big Al play...and learning his moves is great...but imitating his play style is not...i hope Malone school's these two bigs more...Kanter should trust his range...he can stroke it from mid range...he should develop it so it doesnt limit himself to just backing down....Favors would need a lot of time and touches....we are going to lose 90% of the games anyway...let's make sure to get him 10 to 15 touches a game...let hime work on his post moves...its gonna be a hard 5 years...

  • Queensland Jazz fan Townsville Australia, 00
    Nov. 10, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    I think the Jazz will be more watchable when Evans, Burke and Rush get healthy. This should mean far less of Jefferson, Lucas/Tinsley and Harris, none of which would have a place in the league if it weren't for our desire to tank. But what concerns me is that Corbin, in four years, doesn;t seem to have any idea, and if he doesn't, then I can only imagine him communicating vague, incomprehensible jibberish to the players (hence lack of learning of either offensive or defensive sets, and most importantly an identity). That the Jazz don't play hard is on the coach.

  • jazzer St. George, UT
    Nov. 10, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    I'm not even worried. Just give it time and we will have a new coach and our team will start making the games close. I am 100% okay with what is happening on the floor right now.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Nov. 10, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    Well, we should have a pretty good idea of who will be worth keeping after this season.

    Pretty ironic how in preseason these guys were talking about being ready to "take over from the veterans" and "we will be better than many think"


    I really think Hayward is looking like a star primarily because all the rest of this crew is playing so bad.

    Favors is a mess offensively. Just like two seasons ago he shows the same glimpses of ability. Then you wait for 5 games to get the next glimpse. He lacks alot of mental focus. He gets pushed around and scored over too easily yet doesn't do much when he has the ball. I guess you have to pay about what we did for defensive bigs though.

    Kanter? Why can he only rebound on the offensive end of the floor?

    These two are sure not proving to be much of a defensive duo despite the stats showing it was the case last season.

    Our PG situation is horrific.

    Everyone needs to move on from last years players. Millsap had great games for us too. Then he would disappear statistically for weeks.

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    Nov. 10, 2013 10:19 a.m.

    Amazing! This team has no direction, no motivation, no idea what to do out there on either offense or defense.....and here we have a sportswriter who watches a game where they give up 115 points, and he's bad-mouthing the offense....labeling it a "can't shoot straight" offense.......Listen up, Mr. Hollis....With a decent defense, 91 points wins a lot of games....but you seldom win a game where your defense gives up 115....

    Further....A week or so ago, Corbin was talking about how they had worked more on defense than offense...Then last game he was commenting on how the offense struggling was causing the defense to struggle...an untenable statement. Anyone who's played church ball has had nights they couldn't throw it in the ocean, but they were a demon on defense.

    Your defense of Corbin is noble, but the fact stands that HE is a huge piece of the problem. He needs to go.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Nov. 10, 2013 9:08 a.m.

    Corbin is doing a terrible job of playing the hand he was dealt. This is now going on his fourth season with the Jazz as head coach. I wonder how much longer we will have to watch him struggle.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 10, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    It is Corbins fault . You said it Lucas/Tinsley have the worse shooting percentage.No defense, plenty of minutes = Jazz lose.. If they ard benched now it will still take a few games to iron out..

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Nov. 10, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    Another side effect to this poor play is the loss of respect from the refs. I sure it wouldn't have changed any of these thirty point blowouts, but the Jazz are getting hammered inside. I noticed it more last night and in the Suns game. It shouldn't matter if they're loosing or unknown rookies, the refs need to be consistent. Kanter and Favors both got pushed and in some cases pulled by the arm right out of the paint, allowing drives to the basket. All of them either got bodied or their heads taken off when trying to finish. On the flip side, when they tried to play physical they were rung up. It seems that this team can't shoot from anywhere on the floor. I noticed that Corbin limited Burks from handling the ball, he dribbles around too much. Ian Clarke (slow start too) is at least quick with the ball and his passing. Please let the ping pong balls bounce our way...

  • jazz4ever San Mateo, CA
    Nov. 10, 2013 4:51 a.m.

    When you mentioned fg% of the utah players like lucas and tinsley, I did a cursory check for this season, with 7 games done. almost all players have dipped from last years %'s in both fg and 3pt with the exception of hayward whose fg% has improved. Also almost all are registering their worst fg% in their career! yikes. This does not look like an temporary setback to me. Something is seriously wrong with the coaching, preparation or the offensive sets. Or is it the hornacek leaving after effects? ie., was he the reason for the better shooting these past years? I dont think jazz management can deny it any longer, they have a serious coaching situation which should be set right asap!

  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    Nov. 10, 2013 4:00 a.m.

    Paul Millsap, 8-16 11 +23 18 pts why is it a good idea we let him go? He still could have started at the PF and Favors at the C.

  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    Nov. 9, 2013 11:05 p.m.

    Record setting Jazz in the making. They are so amazing and will break so many records too bad it will be for the worst ones.

  • knightrider Sportstown, UT
    Nov. 9, 2013 10:25 p.m.

    #rigginforwiggins or #sorryforjabari