Did We Give Up on Kanter and Hood Too Soon

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  1. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    Jesus Christo, pathetic. I don't know what Stotts is thinking with Kanter. Any other solution is better. They're lucky they survived game 7 of the Denver series with Kanter bleeding that many points.
     
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  2. jimmy eat jazz

    jimmy eat jazz Well-Known Member

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    Kanter is on the verge of being played out of the GS series.

    In short, NO, we did not give up too soon on him. He's a talented offensive player but an absolute cypher on defense. A team seeking to build a defensive identify (as the Jazz) cannot have a non-athletic, non-mobile, unable to guard the pick and roll center anchoring its defense.
     
  3. jimmy eat jazz

    jimmy eat jazz Well-Known Member

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    Dear God, he looks like he's not even trying on defense. How did Denver not exploit this guy more?

    Were we playing Portland (and being the league's #1 pick n' roll team), we'd be going at this guy almost every single possession.
     
  4. Sandman822

    Sandman822 Well-Known Member

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    In Kanter's defense the game plan was to drop on the PnRs, and Stotts defended it in his press conference. Him getting torched by Curry on PnRs all night isn't surprising.

    Unfortunately I don't really know what other option Stotts has because Kanter sure as hell can't come out and hedge with getting beat off the dribble by Curry either lol.
     
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  5. Scorpjazz

    Scorpjazz Well-Known Member

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    No. Definitely not. ---to original post question.
     
  6. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    Of all the players to come through Utah, his was always misspelled more than any other. Lol, and proud to say I didn’t have that problem. Lol
     
  7. NUMBERICA

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    I have never understood it.
     
  8. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    Any other option is better. Play Aminu at C against the Warriors. ****, in this series, play Turner at C over Kanter.
     
  9. Revolution 9

    Revolution 9 Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Hoods legs gave up on him years ago...
     
  10. Revolution 9

    Revolution 9 Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    ....and we didnt give up on Kanter, he gave up on us.
     
  11. TheStormofWar

    TheStormofWar Well-Known Member

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    No on Kancer.

    Hood is a what-if situation. How does Donovan progress with Hood still in the rotation? The situation was unfortunate about his contract and I'm happy to see him get some resurgence in PDX. I wouldn't mind having him back on a rotational basis as he would help the bench.
     
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  12. Lord Bullingdon

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    Fun Fact; Rodney Hood has now been swept by the warriors 3 years in a row, playing for 3 different teams.
     
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  13. Lord Bullingdon

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    U can't seriously believe this...What a spin-job... Kanter was deemed too expensive for us to retain, thats Utah giving up on him, not the other way around.

    When he hit the market lets not forget 2 teams demonstrated they'd pay him the max, Portland and then OKC matched... It's not a matter of "giving up" thats a ******** narrative... It's a matter of $$$, book keeping, follow the money..

    In-part due to the emergency of Rudy.. Make no mistake tho The Jazz held his restricted rights, they had full control...
     
  14. bigmike

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    Not enough Jazz DNA.
     
  15. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxsports.com/nba/story/report-enes-kanter-demands-trade-from-utah-jazz-021215?amp=true

    20 more just like this on the first page of the Google search.
     
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  16. latin jazz

    latin jazz Well-Known Member

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    Lol, speaking of a spin-job, he requested a trade you dummy. And he was getting decent minutes at the time. Glad he got traded.
     
  17. Lord Bullingdon

    Lord Bullingdon Well-Known Member

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    What the hell does a trade request mean to a player on a restricted deal? what do you know that i dont sir?

    We're talking about price here. Right? So cut the crap.

    Kanter wasn't too expensive for Utah, but they let him go cuz of Rudy, then he increased his value to a MAx player as a Backup on the Thunder? Is that how it went?? No way. C'mon now, thats obviously NOT how it went.. He was gonna get PAID from what we saw here in Utah...

    The Jazz were the one who held the control. Kanter on the other hand, had no control over the situation...

    If Utah didn't have control of this particular situation, then the system is flawed... do you understnad that? the owners collectively have failed to stand hallowed ground and the players association has seized too much power, and the competitive balance will sway further towards bigger markets, and probably in a year-over-year compounding manner, it'd only get worse before it got better...
     
  18. Revolution 9

    Revolution 9 Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    HE WANTED OUT LORD DUMB ***.
     
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  19. addictionary

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    Let’s be honest here. Enes wanted out coz Rudy was better center and more fitting to Jazz basketball. Enes has amazing footwork but it doesn’t help all that much in today’s game in the long run.
     
  20. jimmy eat jazz

    jimmy eat jazz Well-Known Member

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    Circling back to this. Kanter and Hood are who they are: offensively skilled but defensively challenged. Hood also is terribly inconsistent. Thus not surprisingly, Kanter's playing time steadily diminished against GS and Hood finished the GS series with a couple of woeful performances. You can't rely on either for consistent, winning play. Utah figured it out, OKC, NY, and Cleveland figured it out, and now Portland is figuring it out.
     

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