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People don't understand size. The only difference between now and then is Jazz had players making plays. They don't remember how bad sap played the 15 games before dwill got traded. He got killed by pretty much every pf in the league when everyone was blaming Big al at the time. Teams are learning what they can do with him. They both suck on d and both have their issues in the paint on both ends. With big al gone you will still have a lot of problems with sap. Kanter and/or favors needs to start.
Originally Posted by m3at
12-28-2012 11:07 PM
No one was blaming Al at the time (besides your adorably hyperbolic assessment). Well, besides me and very, very few others.
Originally Posted by shadler
"Adversity is opportunity in disguise."
His shot has gotten worse. The last 2 years or so his offensive game has been based off of having a pretty sweet midrange game. He doesn't really have that this year, along with his FT's taking a drastic hit.
I can see the logic in blaming Al for the 1st part, but the FT's are 100% on him.
Shovel your way out of the s***
I don't have the stats to back it up, but Ty has made a pretty consistent effort to get Paul touches early in games. He gets plenty of high PnR's, high posts, and even a fair amount of straight post drops.
Paul's problem is the offense is so inept that if he doesn't get his own shot, he'll never get it back, and he's not great at creating his own shot.
There are 15 teams in the NBA where Paul could effortlessly score 15 - 17 a night just because the system would get him shots. He just doesn't play on one of those teams.
It is really odd, some thoughts:
1. Remember when Al and Paul had great chemistry last year and Al would get Paul some easy buckets and vice-versa, it still happens this year, but seems to be way less. It was near bromance between them.
2. Paul has injuries every year and plays through them. They always get reported after they are healed and he returns to being himself.
3. He is down in every category not just shot %, PPG etc, but also steals and rebounds. The overachieving Millsap is absent.
4. He is having a career year with 3pt% and to a lesser extent assists. He is also fouling less.
Maybe he has hit his ceiling, but it doesn't make any sense to me that he can't have a career season in a contract year. I still want to believe that nobody works harder than Paul Millsap, and there is some explanation.
Millsap, without Jefferdad would probably fit better. Wish a deal for Aldridge could be done, but I think Portland wouldn't touch Alfred with a ten foot pole.
Milsap hates cutting to the rim and not getting passed to when Al is in the post.
This. It appears to me the historical benefit of the "Jazz system" is absent. And Vegas' notes about last year's chemistry is somehow worn off. That is due to the whole situation of Kanter/Favors as the heir apparents and BigAl/Milsap 'who do we resign' battle, is just too much to overcome.
Originally Posted by billyshelby
I would hate it too.
Originally Posted by Weezur
Cy is a Baker, he doesn't work fast food. Don't make that mistake, he doesn't like it.
he is unmotivated. since the start of the season. he wants a killer pg or else out. jazz have to keep sap and send al. but I think it will be both before this season ends.