During the slide starting at Dallas, plus/minus Ricky -24Joe
-37Donavan -25Rudy -60Favors -15Jae -24Exum -54
The league has changed. Teams are playing smaller, faster, and shooting from
distance. Rudy and Favors are not as effective against these new lineups. Gone
are the slow set offenses of the past. Utah is famous for sticking players in
the wrong position. Thurl was a great four until Karl moved him to the three. AK
was a all star four until Boozer moved him to the three. Favors was a better
five until Rudy moved him to the four. Now Crowder was a decent shooting three
until they moved him to the four. Defending bigger players takes your legs.Utah needs shooters. A lengthy four that shoots from distance. A backup
point guard better than 33 million Dante. I’m so tired of the poor
shooting that Jimmer looks good, and I’m not a Jimmer fan. I think Ricky
stays because everyone needs a real point guard. Time to shake up the lineups.
Rubio= 7 points.
I've been a Utah pro basketball follower since the Utah Stars and actually
yearned for a franchise for years before that.The last time I found
the Jazz this painful to watch was at the nadir of the Corbin years.So I still believe this is a talented lot (if not as talented as their
pre-season press clippings were raving, which set off warning bells for me at
the time, and that they're another Mitchell-caliber player away from where
they need to be even with everything clicking), that Snyder really is one of the
better coaches in the league (and deserved COY consideration last year), that
Dennis Lindsey has known what he's up to and that Mitchell really is all
that.So I'll give them a bit of time. But mercy! This is
painful.PS: PART of the problem as I see it is that a LOT of teams
have improved this year. Fewer doormats in the East and signs of life in
Sacramento and Dallas to name two. Teams can't stand still in the NBA, and
the influx of talent from around the world is raising the bar, among other
variables at work.
The way the Jazz are playing this year I'm sure glad we can turn them off
and watch some college games, (football and basketball) instead. Getting tired
of hearing... not our best performance... turnovers are killing us...can't
make 3's... our foul shooting is killing us, etc. With the amount of money
everyone makes its about time they correct the problems.