This boards hate for Jefferson is crazy. He is not a great player but he is a good solid player, if he was in his 2nd or 3rd year playing like this people would love him.
Btw, I'm kind of curious as to how you guys are comparing this Raptor game to the one that went to three ot's? Jazz fans as well as anyone should know that we're a completely different team on the road than we are at home. Regardless of who's on the team, we've blown out good teams at home, whiles losing to crappy teams on the road.
Take for instance when we played the hornets.. Anthony Davis didn't play for nearly a whole half of basketball... yet because it was on the road we lost, because our bench and our defense aren't nearly as good on the road.
We're a completely different team at home/road so it's a really marginal argument to make that because Jefferson was out... it was the reason why we blew out the raptors at home. Because just by looking at the Jazz history this season, you see its clear that we play a completely different brand of basketball at home as compared to that game we played against the Raptors on the road.
We beat Denver by 2 at home, whiles we got blown out by 20 by them on the road. So you can't just compare road games to home games, as a way to say that because player A was out in the second game clearly that led to a win against the team this time around.
That kind of logic just ignores the road problems we had all season, and the home magic we've had all season. When you choose not to contextualize things, to make an argument it's a big hint that the logic behind the argument if faulty
Last edited by Purch; 12-08-2012 at 11:55 AM.
How are are going going to defend without Al? With him gone their bigs will eat us alive in the paint.
"Hayward can be a #1?"......"Maybe if he goes down to Fort Wayne...DLeague" -ESPN
Thats a pretty good sample as far as quality of teams: some bad ones, some decent ones, and a good one. (though still a small sample.)
Seems like if Al was not on this team then our amount of wins wouldn't go down much (and possible might go up), plus we get to develop our young talent, plus the games are more fun to watch, plus we spend his 15 million elsewhere.... Whats not to like?
To be fair:
Phil 16-17 road record
Tor 10-23 road record
Por 8-25 road record
GS 11-22 road record
LAL 26-7 home record
Tor 1-12 road record
The Lakers win was great. The Philly win was good. 3-1 in the other games (what should be easy home wins).
Also its interesting that before Al came to the jazz, they were better than after. (obviously that has to do with having memo, d-will, and AK).
The celtics got better after getting rid of big al. (and picking up garnett, and ray allen)
The t-wolves got better after getting rid of big al. (and drafting kevin love.)
The jazz have a better record since they aquired big al when he doesn't play...... I dont really have a point since there are good reasons/excuses for the discrepencies, but those are the facts.