Comparison to the 96-97 Jazz Finals Team


FAILED STATE

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Devil's advocate: we are undefeated when donovan doesn't play (I think it's 5-0 or something) and 8-1 when Conley doesn't play.

I think we are deeper than most teams and can withstand injury better than most teams.

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I think we lack a sufficient amount of length and athleticism when it comes to playoff basketball. In order to overcome this, we need the sex machine running at full tilt. Full health. Joe needs to be flame-throwing. Clarkson needs his full maniac. Etc.

In my opinion.
 


fishonjazz

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I think we lack a sufficient amount of length and athleticism when it comes to playoff basketball. In order to overcome this, we need the sex machine running at full tilt. Full health. Joe needs to be flame-throwing. Clarkson needs his full maniac. Etc.

In my opinion.
I agree.
My biggest worry is our lack of size, especially at the 4. I wish royce and bojan were both a couple inches taller.
Teams will try to get Rudy out of the paint and when successful we can't rebound or defend the rim.

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vegas

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When I try to imagine how serious of a contender we are this year, one thought keeps occurring to me: we’re going to need to be in optimum health.

I supremely hope we’ve got a good load management system ready to rollout.
I am a bit concerned at the obvious absence here. crossing my fingers with you.
 

silesian

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From my memory, that Jazz team was more dominant. This team seems to coast to wins, letting teams get back in games, which is not a good sign. But this team has more depth. At least from what I recall.
That is my recollection but maybe not true. Jazz have the 16th highest point differential (9.3) in NBA history. Old jazz were 26th (8.6)

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kabenac

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It was a different game then. 1990s Jazz were consistent and fundamentally sound.

The current team has depth and flexibility.

The 4-5 positions are so different between the two teams. Malone could stretch the floor and defended well inside.

Rudy changes the entire defense - something cardboard cut-out Ostertag could only ever dream of doing.

A Malone-Rudy combo would have been so amazing. Having that we'd win the Championship both then and now.

The front office has actually done a great job giving us a competitive team, especially after Haywood sold us out. Heck, from last season to this season the improvement is there.
 

LogGrad98

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It was a different game then. 1990s Jazz were consistent and fundamentally sound.

The current team has depth and flexibility.

The 4-5 positions are so different between the two teams. Malone could stretch the floor and defended well inside.

Rudy changes the entire defense - something cardboard cut-out Ostertag could only ever dream of doing.

A Malone-Rudy combo would have been so amazing. Having that we'd win the Championship both then and now.

The front office has actually done a great job giving us a competitive team, especially after Haywood sold us out. Heck, from last season to this season the improvement is there.
We can only dream right? But imagine a starting 5 of:

Stockton
Mitchell
Ingles
Malone
Gobert

Good hell. Win all the rings.
 

The Thriller

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I’ve always wondered if the Dwill Jazz hadn’t been matched up quickly with the Kobe Gasol Lakers how far they could’ve gone?

But I agree, this is the best chance we’ve had since the late 90s.
 

The Thriller

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Thats pretty much perfection right there
Would Gobert have struggled against the top bigs at that time? Would Duncan have given him problems? Maybe? Divac? Lol. Yao? Zo? Rasheed? Shaq? I’m talking about the late 90s early 2000s when the centers were much heavier. Or would Gobert’s length and unique athleticism won the day?
 

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