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  1. Hitman

    Hitman Well-Known Member

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    In two winning games against Portland, Dante averaged 19 mins, 11.5 points, and 6 assists, and our average winning margin was 25.5 points.

    In our game against Portland where Dante was injured, we lost by 5 points.
     
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  2. Dali

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    Also the defence coming back.
     
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  3. Sandman822

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    Insanely small sample size but in 14 minutes the lineup of Rubio/Korver/Ingles/Crowder/Favors has managed a 103.1 ORTG. In 13 minutes that same lineup with Mitchell in for Rubio is at a 106.9 ORTG. That same lineup with Exum in is at 117.1 in 48 minutes, so that bench unit does seem to miss Exum on the offensive end to a degree.

    There's something about Dante's ability to get to the paint at will in that lineup that really makes everything else click, so it's fun to think about how much better the Jazz' 2nd unit could be and how much better the team can still get with him and Thabo still to come back. Only downside is that Rubio probably sees more time with Favors/Gobert which hasn't been a great trio together compared to alternate options where one of Favs or Rubio are replaced with Crowder or Korver.
     
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  4. Jazz

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    Exactly
     
  5. Jazz

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    Exactly those 2 things
     
  6. Jazz

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    The combination of exum with favors or gobert is so good. No one on the jazz plays better with the centre like Dante does
     
  7. zman1527

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    Watched John Stockton badly turn his ankle near halftime of a game almost at the end of his career. On replay it looked terrible, two guys had to armchair carry him to the locker room. I wondered if that might end his career then and there. Then he started the second half and completed his normal minutes. Tough dude.
     
  8. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    Bambi don't play that.
     
  9. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I think he actually cut it off and Played on one foot... then he grew a new foot in the offseason.
     
  10. fishonjazz

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    I didn't just look at the wins. And yes the back to backs, away games (that in the past you said don't matter), travel and all that contributed to the fact that the jazz weren't playing as good at any other time this season as they are now.

    I never said there aren't reasons that they are playing their best now. Just said that they are playing their best now. Until someone can point to a stretch that we were playing better and make a good argument of a time this season that we were playing better I will stand by it.

    In my most recent post in this thread I too said that I think they will play even better later this season. The last 20 games should be their best stretch of the year imo.

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  11. fishonjazz

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    Jazz missing pg's too iirc
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  12. fishonjazz

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

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    Your point?

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  13. seattlejazzfan

    seattlejazzfan Well-Known Member

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    Lol
     
  14. Hitman

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    Seriously? You wanted a comparison of wins. We beat Portland twice with Dante, lost to them without him. It is so hard to accept we're a better team with Dante?
     
  15. seattlejazzfan

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    What is their record this year with and without Exum?
     
  16. Hitman

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    Against Portland, 2-1. I'm not going to play your silly game of using our soft recent schedule as evidence of anything. Otherwise we could use Exum's game against the Knicks as evidence that Exum is good enough to start.
     
  17. Spinoza

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    Omigod.
     
  18. seattlejazzfan

    seattlejazzfan Well-Known Member

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    14-5 in games Exum plays less than 10 minutes or doesn't play at all. (Used less than 10 for a bigger sample and to take from games earlier in the season- 9-2 when he just doesn't play)

    15-17 when he plays 10+ minutes.
     
  19. seattlejazzfan

    seattlejazzfan Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Because you know you lose.
     
  20. Hitman

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    No, because it doesn't mean anything. Our recent streak doesn't mean we can do without Ricky, or Dante, or that Donovan can play full-time PG. It means we have depth to beat bad teams. Doesn't mean we have depth to beat good teams - as our loss to Portland proves.
     

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