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  1. SCS

    SCS Well-Known Member

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    3 of the top 13 offenses belong to teams who aren't going to be in the playoffs. Also, 13 is kind of a weird number to use. Almost like he was going for a desired result with the numbers.

    Defense is definitely our concern though. Our success/failure at getting stops is going to determine how far we go because our offense is legit one of the best in the NBA. At the start of the season our defense didn't look like it had lost much of a step. We were in the 105-107 DRtg range. Recently we've been in the 110-112 range. Not sure what happened but the focus and execution hasn't been there. In reality I think our defense is probably more of a 107 DRtg defense. But we need to lock back in on that end.
     
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  2. vegas

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    I need to see this revised for when the teams are at full strength. Clearly we're screwed when they run out the 7 man B team.
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  3. NUMBERICA

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    Yeah, I’m kinda over this season? IDK. I’ll watch games when it’s convenient but I got better things to do and so does DL, evidently. That’s probably not fair.

    I’ll cross my fingers for Udoh or something.
     
  4. NAOS

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    My eyeballs tell me that we’ve slipped when it comes to staying in front of the ball. Our on-ball defense has been downright putrid in several games.
     
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  5. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    It's both. I throw out Udoh's name because one would imagine that situation could lend to applying some pressure to get something done, even if just a buyout. Obviously there are lots of variables and being able to get him isn't a sure thing, but there are a number of options out there that aren't sure things... but between the trade deadline and free agency, if you've got like 8-9 different options that all would have a 25% likelihood of being able to happen, then striking out on all of them indicates there's lack of urgency about the situation.
     
  6. carolinajazz

    carolinajazz Well-Known Member

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  7. SCS

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    I agree. This same group of players has done a much better job of doing these things earlier in the season though. I think it's more of a focus/effort issue than a situation where they just can't do it. Ya know? Hopefully they come out of the All Star break with new focus on that end.
     
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  8. carolinajazz

    carolinajazz Well-Known Member

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    We won 50 games last year with what many here felt was a piss poor team lead by Rubio at point guard! We better win 55+ games to justify all the dumb trades we made and letting go Rubio, Favors and a few others!
     
  9. NAOS

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    Let’s hope Mike Conley is leading the way on that. He was a darling for the advanced stats crowd last year on defense. Seems almost inconceivable to me at this point.
     
  10. LifeOnaPlate

    LifeOnaPlate Well-Known Member

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    Integrating into Snyder's system takes work and time. You also risk alienating players. And given the Davis and Green scenarios, the grass might not always be greener. That's why Ekpe makes the most sense to me.
     
  11. LifeOnaPlate

    LifeOnaPlate Well-Known Member

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    Other teams didn't stand pat, tho
     
  12. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I'm still on board despite the overwhelming negative attitude on this board.

    We are slumping but we will pick it up again. This is still the best Snyder team and probably still the best team since Stockton and Malone days.
     
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  13. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Surprisingly, I'm with ya on this

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  14. prodigy

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    I knew we'd slump at some point but i didnt think it would be this long or this bad defensively. A likely first round matchup with Houston probably doesnt help the jazz fan mindset at the moment. I honestly think I'd rather play any other team.

    But there is still some season left to play to play. We've hit rock bottom, we can only go up from here.
     
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  15. vegas

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    Truth. Just a matter of when they put it together. The talent here is obscene.

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  16. stormkoopacv03

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    Currently watching the Bucks playing the Raptors, man I wish the Jazz played like the Bucks. They're well team oriented and play well together. I sure hope the Jazz rebound tomorrow against the Celtics.
     
  17. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    I felt like the jazz did play that way during that long stretch without Conley

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  18. vegas

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    Tbh I think it needs to hurt more to cause the proper amount of remorse to create enough motivation. Im sure that's not popular, but it's my take. Last time I felt this way about the team is right before sloan retired.

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  19. Nate505

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    Rockets lose to the Knicks yesterday, Nuggets lose to the Warriors tonight.

    For all the crap the Jazz get for just beating crap teams, at least they beat them.
     
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  20. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Well, we still have to beat the Knicks tomorrow. Anyone following the Dolan/Spike Lee controversy?
     

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