Utah Jazz: Enes Kanter having more fun, success on the court

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  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Jan. 6, 2014 11:57 a.m.


    I'm no Corbin fan but Trey Burke, Favors, Burks, and Jeremy Evans are all improved this season. I'm not sure how that adds up to "destroy" but whatever.

    As far as Kanter is concerned, for whatever reason this season his defense is horrific! His pick and roll defense looked just like his old mentor Al Jefferson and the weird thing is Kanter did not used to be that bad. Its bizarre really the regression he has had on defensive fundamentals.

    Early on this season he literally never showed on high pick and roll defense. His first two seasosn he did. Go figure.

    Then he started taking too many jumpers instead of just posting/banging where he really excels. He needs to have better decision making on double teams because he gets doubled almost every time. All-stars draw double teams. It should be a huge advantage for us but because he forces/fumbles/makes bad passes that advantage is often wasted.

    Kanter has some elite skills and abilities. When he gets it going we have seen how he can dominate so "it" is there.

    I hope he soon learns the mental/decision-making part.

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    Jan. 6, 2014 10:33 a.m.

    The present Jazz coaching staff will destroy all the young players on the Jazz team until they are replaced.

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    Jan. 6, 2014 8:13 a.m.

    Last month I was advocating trading Kanter to move up in the draft. He's come a long way in a month's time....I'm still unsure about a number of things he does wrong...like pivoting around trying to make "Al Jefferson" moves...always holding the ball down low....until he either travels or has the ball stolen. Hard to believe he's been in the league three years and still makes mistakes like that, and the mistakes he makes on defense...standing flat-footed, straight up and holding his arms straight up....That puts him about 9' above the floor....a 6'2" guard can jump up over that to shoot a layup....He has to leave the floor to play defense! My fear is that we have another Kyrylo Fesenko here...a huge body with a little ability...but not a lot.

    I'm hoping Kanter is able to get some coaching before the jazz give up on him...It's rather obvious that he's not getting any now.