Did We Give Up on Kanter and Hood Too Soon

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  1. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    No


    Hood chocked hard under pressure and an even bigger issue could not stay healthy. I would be happy to pick him back up but him and his agent wanted more than we would have paid. We traded him for something instead of letting him walk.

    We still wanted Kanter just not to start. He is not better than Gobert and no team in the NBA would start him over Gobert. He demanded a trade publicly, so we traded him for low since he killed his own trade value. Kanter then talked **** about the team and Utah. He has been on 3 teams since and its been proven he is not a starter in the NBA. Maybe he turns that around but that is years after the fact he demanded a trade because a player was better than him. Instead of working hard to fit in or even surpass the player that was better than him he threw a little kid temper tantrum and got traded away like he wanted. Maybe he grows up and starts working hard and becomes a solid player but that is not reason to regret losing him when he was a far different player. The same could be said of Lyles.
     
  2. homeytennis

    homeytennis Well-Known Member

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    I think we can get Trey Lyles back for cheap. He is doing viscious pine right now.
     
  3. idestroyedthetoilet

    idestroyedthetoilet Well-Known Member

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    You should pity @Mission Accomplished He used to be KOC Begone and his trolling shtick died with O'Connor's retirement, and he's never been able to muster up another one that makes sense.
     
  4. idestroyedthetoilet

    idestroyedthetoilet Well-Known Member

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    I bet Kanter works hard on his craft. He improved a lot here and has since. My issue was he thought he was or would become better than what the reality is. Good on him for wanting more, but I think reality has set in and he's more accepting of his role now. Too bad it's taken him being on other teams to realize it. He could have had it every bit as good here if it wasnt for that pesky fan calling him Kwame Kanter.
     
  5. Lord Bullingdon

    Lord Bullingdon Well-Known Member

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    LOL
     
  6. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Milssap?
     
  7. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    *Viscous
     
  8. UtahJazz32

    UtahJazz32 Well-Known Member

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    He talks too much crap. ****y mo fo practice your d
     
  9. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    I'm shocked Portland survived through the egg that Kanter laid today.
     
  10. Douchebag K

    Douchebag K Well-Known Member

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    yeah that wasn't a genuine box out establishing position move
     
  11. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    Both Kanter and Hood had attitude problems, took beatings, and are more mature on a team that clearly has an alpha.

    Exum is different. His issue isn’t his attitude. His issue is his health. He isn’t dependable.
     
  12. David Stern

    David Stern Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe that Hood had an attitude problem. If he did, Mitchell and others wouldn't still be raving about him.
     
  13. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    He was not happy with his role and was just generally discontent... not an active cancer... but I would say he checked out and had a mild attitude problem... may not have been directed at his teammates as much as the coaching staff and front office.

    I’d have him back... he’s a good dude and really struggled with the free agency pressure and incredible expectations... trying to fill Gordon’s shoes was too much. As a 6th man Hood is great... even if he was the 4th or 5th starter... as a #1 or #2 option though... he’s not consistent or healthy enough.
     
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  14. NUMBERICA

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    Are you serious? Mitchell raves about everybody. And you can absolutely be friends with (or at least be friendly with) people with an entitled, ****** attitude.

    Hood's was deeply offended that Ingles (very much deservedly) took his spot and thought he was owed stardom by the Jazz when Hayward left. He then refused to play basketball on the Cavs (???). I don't know how much he's grown up since then, but he was a ****ing turd for a while there.
     
  15. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    He's also bad at basketball and how this isn't talked about enough is very bizarre to me.
     
  16. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    just the other day you re-opened the door to Alec Burks, so....
     
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  17. jope

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  18. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    First, we've always known he's an amazingly ****** defensive player. On many of those failed close-outs he obviously is thinking rebound. Stat-chasing as usual.
     
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  19. addictionary

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    That's the Enes Kanter we know. He can hustle and drain the power of a great Center like Jokic. Jokic's success would be even more off the charts if Enes did not hustle to perform well on D.

    But when his opponent's weapons are the backcourt, Enes will not be able to defend enough pick and pops/rolls if he can any to save the day, therefore making him a great liability against a team like GSW.
     
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  20. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    Can we dispense with this notion that they're these great players? Great players aren't buried on the bench on the worst team in the NBA and then cut. Great players aren't guys that do **** in the rotation on another one of the league's worst teams after signing the QO.

    Let's stop pretending that this is some failure of the Jazz to evaluate or develop talent. Until a couple of weeks ago, Hood's glory days were on this team, and Kanter was nothing more than the league's jester. Good for them for finding some good luck right when they needed it and for finding whatever it is that is helping them perform right now.
     

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