Nice close game against the Spurs scrubs!
Guys came off the baseline screens a little better last night. Although my read on guys being "open" on the perimeter was that Doc scouted us, saw nobody could hit an outside shot, and was clogging the hell out of the paint. And once those first flex cuts don't work, we have no idea how we're going to use the second half of the shot clock. There's 2 huge things I just don't understand why we don't see:
1. When we drop the ball into the block, have fun and freeze the frame. 80% of the time, the other 4 guys are on the other half of the floor bunched together, and nobody is moving.
2. Nobody ever cuts to the hoop on this team without the ball (except Sap). Al and Sap have more interior passes to one another than they do to the rest of the team combined.
Fun Fact: We're 21st in assisted baskets. That's not Jazz basketball.
Maybe people should stop comparing Ty with Popovich.
Corbin running the exact same play but Lakers don't give the Jazz the same thing Phoenix gave the Spurs.
Did I mention yet how much I hate this stupid play?
My major grip with Corbin is that our best player continues to get less than 30 minutes every game unless it's a triple OT. He has not gotten a single game over 30 minutes unless it was an OT game.
This is unacceptable. He's the only player on the team with a shot at being a super star. He's already the best player on the team. And he needs minutes against starters to improve even more. Yet he continues to get games with less than 30 minutes and even some under 20. That is unacceptable.
"Coach, how is this team going to get better on the road?" "Well, we just gotta keep working and getting better from game to game."
"Favors, what do you have to do specifically to improve your post play?" "Well, I have to keep working on it and just get better from game to game."
"Burks, what one thing do you have to do to get more minutes on the court?" "Well, I have to keep working on my game, and just, ya know, get better."
Of course no blame is to go on the Jazz FO for making the coaching staff and player personnel decisions. I never once hear anyone criticize KOC or Randy Rigby. Everyone thinks is solely on Corbin for the playing time issues with the young guys. I dont think its that simple. I think Corbin is doing the best he can considering everything that is on the table.
IMO if Burks could reliably execute and hit shots coming off curls he'd be on the court a lot more. It's not helping him either that Foye has been an absolute killer shooting the ball, sometimes blowing games open singlehandedly. Also if Alec had a much better handle & vision he'd have the backup point minutes.
I don't know how replacing Raja and Howard with Foye and Williams is an indication of a FO who doesn't know what they are doing. If Ronnie Price and Korver had a baby, it'd be Foye. If Bryon Russel and Gumby had a baby it'd be Marvin. Yay babies.
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