Utah Jazz: Tuesday's preseason win over Golden State a good starting point for rebuilding Jazz

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Oct. 10, 2013 9:49 p.m.


    to answer your question....its going to be Ian Clark....Hayward would hit some as well....but i think Jimmer needs to get a shot at it....but....we are stacked on the PG position....we still have Raul Neto....

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    Who will shoot the 3 with Foye gone? Let's get Jimmer for instant offense. His defensive skills are underrated because he doesn't get enough time on the court to hone his focus there.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    gehelmke: I don't think you understand the game very well. In order to play good zone defense, you must learn to play good man-to-man defense. The skill set will then transfer into a team oriented setting. Likewise, growing a team is all about putting players where they can deliver individual skills and have the best chance for success. Then, after they have mastered individual skills, you can put them together in a team setting.

    Imagine Burks in the starting line-up. With Burke and Hayward handling the ball most of the time, when will Burks be able to develop those skills? With Favors, Kanter, Hayward, and Burke looking for their opportunities to score, when will Burks get his chance to develop his skills?

    I'm not talking about his starting ability. I think Burks would survive just fine in the starting lineup. But you were talking about growing a team which starts with growing individual players. Burks has much more opportunity to grow by leading the second unit (just as Hayward did) than by being fifth option among the starters. He'll start but let's give him some opportunity to continue his development first.

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    Oct. 10, 2013 8:23 a.m.

    Don't like the idea of Hayward and Burks both playing the 2 and splitting the minutes there. Both should be starting and on the floor together for 30 minutes or more.....The bench unit with Lucas, McGuire, Jefferson, Biedres, and Evans is a solid enough unit.....Maybe when Rush comes back, if he's anywhere near what he was, he can take over the 2 on the bench unit....That's all conjecture, but the core 5 need to play together as much as possible. That's what this "growing a team" is all about.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 8:35 p.m.

    Kanter hit outside jumpers, Evans hit outside jumpers, and there were a few other pleasant results as well namely the rebounding. Evans and Favors combine for 27 rebounds?

    Defense at the rim? Unheard of with last years crew.

    We are going to need some outside shooting too because Favors still does not have a dominant inside offensive game. All of our bigs can fly up and down the floor though and that is where they should be getting their baskets because they are mobile enough and that is alot easier than grinding it out in the post where their moves are still limited. Get out in transition because you are more likely to get a foul call that way as well vs letting some big veteran guard you in the post.

    Burkes gave big production in limited minutes as well. His ability to draw fouls and get to the line is already above league average with limited experience. As he matures he could make his career at the line. Elite players draw fouls alot.

    There will be lots of ups and downs but it appears these young guys have made some progress and will likely continue.