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  1. Douchebag K

    Douchebag K Well-Known Member

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    Hot shooting night. We’ve still got a long way to go to play our best
     
  2. Kyoto

    Kyoto Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like an excuse.
     
  3. dalamon

    dalamon Well-Known Member 2018 Prediction Contest Winner

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    If any of you putzes had a third degree ankle sprain you’d be out for 6 weeks, do a **** job on physio, & have a **** ankle for the rest of your life.

    Chill out.
     
  4. Douchebag K

    Douchebag K Well-Known Member

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    That makes zero sense. Kind of like most of your posts
     
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  5. Aneurism

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    Is it my imagination or do we seem to win more when Dante is out of the game than when he plays ?

    For those that keep talking about Exum's potential.. Exum is 23.. Mitchell is 22.
    Exum needs to start doing something useful..

    What I don't understand is that in all of the time he has been injured, he hasn't strengthened the other body parts that weren't injured. It's like he doesn't even look like he works out. Mitchell looks stronger and fitter than Exum..
     
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  6. fishonjazz

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

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    Playing bad teams doesnt mean they haved played bad. You dont seem to understand that you can play bad teams but still play good basketball.


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  7. fishonjazz

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

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    Cant you point to a different 10 games or so stretch of this season where we have played better basketball?


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  8. Sandman822

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    It's your imagination, Exum has been the focal point of by far and away the best non-Mitchell lineup the Jazz have had this season that has played significant minutes, and that bench lineup was often bringing the Jazz back into games while the starting lineup started off the first quarter slow towards the end of December. Jazz winning more games with Exum out is more to do with the significantly easier schedule, the fact that Donovan Mitchell decided he was an all star in 2019 and the team has completely locked in defensively with Rudy at the helm.
     
  9. elan_prodigy

    elan_prodigy Well-Known Member

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    Context: Everything and everyone look pretty incredible when DM goes Spida.

    We just played the softest stretch in our schedule.
     
  10. candrew

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    Where did you read he had a third degree ankle sprain? That's usually a month+ on the shelf - see Lonzo Ball.

    He was initially diagnosed with 2 weeks.
     
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  11. elan_prodigy

    elan_prodigy Well-Known Member

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    Couple things.

    1. Ive seen Exum have bad stretches but his play has never cost us games...

    2. Minutes played:
    DM: 4164
    EXUM: 3917

    Potential.. tbh who knows? But he's the same age as Grayson and between the two who do you think has more "potential"?

    3. So, what makes you think Dante isnt getting stronger?? Have you never seen him defend a big in the post? Box out? Set picks?
     
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  12. elan_prodigy

    elan_prodigy Well-Known Member

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    Ive enjoyed the win streak but Im having severes Dante withdrawals!!

    39 games. I got 39 games. Its a start. Kid's luck will turn eventually and I saw enough in this stretch to remain optimistic about who he'll develop into.

    Missed a huge opportunity with Rubio out along with the soft schedule. Total nut punch.


    If his progress this year is legit, I expect him to pick up where he left when he comes back.
     
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  13. Wes Mantooth

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    Exum being a spazz is probably my bigger issue here. Layups he goes flailing about and falling down all the time. In this case, he lands on some dude’s foot. There’s zero awareness on multiple levels on his part.
     
  14. Wes Mantooth

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    Is he just going to come back after the all-star break, take six weeks to get back into playing as he had been, be hot and cold (more this) in the playoffs, and then we’ll all be saying, “Next year is gonna be his year!” for like the fifth time in his career?

    That’s where it feels like we’re headed. Yet again.
     
  15. Quin's Murderface

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    I'm sure you'll craft that narrative into whatever he does. The reality is that he was killing it the last month and definitely turned a corner when given the responsibility with the ball in his hands. If he comes back and Quin stops letting him run PnR he won't be as effective because his skillset isn't being a 3 and D wing. If he trusts him and lets him run the second unit he'll continue to play well.
     
  16. b_line

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    Just being brutally honest. You haven't looked at the strength of schedule over the last 12 games, have you?
     
  17. bigmike

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    How anyone can say Dante hasn't been an impact player this season is beyond me. Our second unit has been sorely hurting without him and Neto in the guard rotation.
     
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  18. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    Dante is our heroin habit.
     
  19. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    He looked like next-level Dante right before he got hurt though.
     
  20. Jazz4ever

    Jazz4ever Well-Known Member

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    One would hope 11m a year buys you a rotation level player.
     

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