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Game Thread Nov 23, 2022 07:00PM MT: Jazz vs. Pistons


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Tom349

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Not at all what I suggested… we needed to run some of our stuff where he dives from the elbow and cooks those guys as they navigate the puck and stay in good position… should be able to put those guys in positions where he shooting over them on drives… not just backing them down.

BBQ chicken refers to being too small in the low post. I would have said attacking the basket on a drive and going over them is something completely different.

As for Lauri, Detroit as a team defended him very well, played him very tight and aggressive which took away the angle which he had to attack the rim and going through/over the top of their defenders. He also didn't seem to have it (his legs) tonight, which meant he was naturally less aggressive.
 

HermanG

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Anyone else sick of KO turning down open shots to pump fake and then pass off?

Such as a frustrating player.
KO is infuriating. Some moments I love him and other moments I hate his guts. There is no in-between.

I think his defense is his weakest link though. Doesn't have the bulk to guard bigs and doesnt have the step to guard wings. I don't know who he is supposed to defend. His hustle is undeniable and he gets charges with his flopping, but at times that looks like the only thing he has going for him.

Offensively he giveth and taketh, but definitely the better half of his game.
 

Tom349

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KO is infuriating. Some moments I love him and other moments I hate his guts. There is no in-between.

I think his defense is his weakest link though. Doesn't have the bulk to guard bigs and doesnt have the step to guard wings. I don't know who he is supposed to defend. His hustle is undeniable and he gets charges with his flopping, but at times that looks like the only thing he has going for him.

Offensively he giveth and taketh, but definitely the better half of his game.

Makes sense why he has been a bench player for most of his career. Good for 20-25 minutes a game but can't be regularly relied upon.
 

HermanG

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Still gotta keep in mind, that this was only the 4th game of the season where didnt have the lead at any point in the 4th quarter. Vs Rockets we were tied late in the 4th, and in the Nuggets and Wizards games we were trailing all the way.

And I feel like we were coming back in this one before that elbow on Lauri that the refs didn't call. I feel like we got stuck to that non-call and what was looking like a one possession game before the elbow just got out of hand after it.
 

FrenchJazzFa

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My concern was about the energy we put in the games to make the 10-3 series. No team can play like that all season long. We will have to organize us better specially on the defensive part or we will struggle. Next 4 or 5 games will show what we can expected for me .
 

HermanG

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I have a Chicago fan staying at my house over the holiday. He's telling me this is the real Lauri.
Shame on you for listening to a hater. Lauri wanted out of Chicago as he needed a fresh start, and they are still bitter about it.

We have seen 20 games, and he has been bad in 2 of them, mediocre in few others and good to excellent in most of them. Cleveland loved him, both the fans and the coach (go read Bickerstaff rave about him). Hardy and our players rave about him.
 

Ron Mexico

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As much as I love Lauri I think the ratio of Jazz fans to Lauri fans on here is reaching a tipping point and is going to get overwhelming at some point this season. We have a ton of new posters on here and I assume most of them are here for Lauri. We might have got a few fans of other players but no where near the number of Lauri people. If we get losses piling up or make a youth switch its going to be rough sailing on here.

But I think we get back on track with our homestand after these two road games. Hopefully we win 1 or both the road games. This board overreacts to everything though, quite the emotional bunch.
 
We need another pg into this roster. If Mike is out, no one else can find people off the cuts or in the traffic. Everyone can find shooter open around the arc but that is easy.
Though, our defense is so bad might as well sell half of the farm and quit dreaming. Of course when Mike comes back we might again demolish teams offensively.
 


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