Jazz drop 3rd consecutive game in flat post-Thanksgiving performance to Lakers

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  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Nov. 25, 2018 8:39 a.m.

    During the slide starting at Dallas, plus/minus

    Ricky -24
    Joe -37
    Donavan -25
    Rudy -60
    Favors -15
    Jae -24
    Exum -54

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Nov. 24, 2018 11:49 a.m.

    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.

  • Hugh G. Hayter Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 24, 2018 11:30 a.m.

    Rubio= 7 points.

  • Bigpics West Haven, UT
    Nov. 24, 2018 8:48 a.m.

    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.

  • Dukester VANCOUVER, WA
    Nov. 24, 2018 4:49 a.m.

    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.