This opinion won't be popular......
I don't think Al is the problem. He can be productive, and he is passing much much better. But when he has to carry the team the task is sometimes too much for him. I see the problem being the wings. No scoring, no rebounding, no defense, no heart.
What the jazz need is a dynamic wing who is not afraid to attack the basket or take the shot or otherwise be the man. I think that kind of player would take the pressure off of Al and it would also allow Ty to play Favors more without worrying about Favors not so developed offense.
Last edited by mellow; 11-16-2012 at 09:25 PM.
Messina, Jabari and Monroe. The perfect summer.
Definitely will not be staying up until 3am if it results in us putting zero effort in like this
*note I am not saying he's done everything I'd like to see as well*
We lost because our starters don't know how to play without somebody cheering them on. The starting lineup for this team is pathetic and needs to change. All of Jefferson, Marvin and Hayward need to be benched. Start Favors, Millsap, Burks, Mo and Carrolle. At least with that lineup you know you will be playing with energy.
We have the wing you want on the bench. His name is Burks. But for some reason our coach won't play him at all.
Our wings can play decent defense they just don't have anybody backing them up. It's no coincidence that our defense improve when Favors is on the floor. Because our wings can play more aggressive and worry less about a guy going unmolested toward the basket.
Our dynamic wing player is Gordon Hayward. He has been relegated to spot-up shooter when he should be the primary playmaker in the offense. If you ran him at point in the second unit, you wouldn't need to rely so heavily on Tinsley and could maybe find minutes for guys like Burks and Carroll.
This has nothing, nothing, nothing to do about players.
The only question now is when the shills of the Jazz media (looking at you, Locke) will address the elephant in the corner of the room: We might have the worst half court offense in the league.
We have too many good players to ever be the worst statistically. But we should be much better than we are, and it's clear Ty has no idea how to fix the problem.
Props to Carroll. He stinks, and I loathe the idea he will get more minutes after tonight, and he'll never shoot as well again, but the reality is he's a great guy to have on a team that doesn't run an offense. But where most coaches would have called tonight's game a 'spark,' Ty will put him into the regular rotation 5 games too long.
If there are 5 worse starting point guards than Mo Williams, I want the list.
If Mo sucks so bad why isn't Burks given a chance?
A better question is, can you think of 5 worse coaches than Ty Corbin?
Or 5 softer bigs than Jefferson?
Or 5 reasons why Burks shouldn't be playing?
had Damien Lillard been drafted by the Jazz his greatest stat would be DNP.
That's saying something. Ty needs to go.
portland isn't afraid to play their lotto pick big mins. Why are the Jazz afraid to play their lotto picks big mins?
it's a huge crime that Favors isn't playing 30+ mins, Kanter 20+, and Burks 20+.
This Locke comment cracks me up: "Hayward and Marvin were quiet tonight. I have a hard time understanding if they are to blame or if the Jazz reverted back to throwing it in the left block and when that happens they don’t get many chances."
Locke is there. Every night. And yet it's obvious he knows nothing. Going into the post tonight against Philly's terrible frontline made sense. But if there is no design to have Hayward and Marvin crash the basket without the basketball, we get reduced to a YMCA team that watches the Big Man try to score.
When is Locke going to admit the problem is Ty? The reality is I don't think he can given his relationship with the Jazz. At the same time, the longer he ignores this, the more he loses credibility.