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Game Thread Nov 25, 2022 08:00PM MT: Jazz at Warriors


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MT Steve

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I don't like the way things are unfolding right now. It's looking like we're going to be stuck in the middle...not bad enough to get a really good draft pick, but not good enough to win a playoff series. Pretty much the worst spot you can be in the NBA.
This isn't a treadmill situation - we have so many assets with which to improve.
 


HermanG

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Lets just keep calm until we get that home stretch. Its obvious our biggest weakness is our defense. We can definitely improve working as a unit once we get to spend some time in SLC.

Defense is s collective effort, and these guys havent played together for that long. Everyone is new to each other between our players and coaches.

I just hope Hardy can coach that side of the ball as well. We know he can coach offense.
 

HermanG

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Biggest positive takeaways:
We scored 119 points while shooting like crap from 3.
Sexton is continuing to mature, and we saw JC play smarter ball as well.
Maybe NAW isnt as bad as we thought. At least the horrible 3 TO stretch vs Pistons didnt destroy him mentally.
 

LogGrad98

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Those two had a combined 17 assists tonight so they were passing the ball.
Tonight. One data point. And they weren't setting up Lauri as much as moving the ball in the motion offense. I want to see them focus more on getting Lauri more shots specifically.
 

FrenchJazzFa

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Just watch the replay. Usual NBA game, 3pt contest winner get the game. We shoot too poorly and when it's the case, we cannot win if defense is not good enough. We start to look like a team who could end in the lottery.
 

yamers

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1. jazz defense is balls. esp transition D, when they do a headcase turnover on their own fast breaks. Just total mental lapses.
2. as balls as the defense is, there is no ****ing way looney should grab boards over 4 people. defensive rebounding has been absolute balls.
 

Agent#00

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I think Sexton need to go back to the bench and let NAW play with jc. Sexton is being targeted alot on d and we need him to add more scoring on the bench . NAW adds defense and some ball handling maybe can co-exist with jc until Mike comes back.
 

Step-Back Hook

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Tonight. One data point. And they weren't setting up Lauri as much as moving the ball in the motion offense. I want to see them focus more on getting Lauri more shots specifically.

Not happening without a pg. His brand of offense does not mesh with pure shooting guards. His career month in 2019 was much about Otto porter jr. who is not a guard but quite a good making plays fro the wing. Otto had health for a while back then and his presence and IQ unlocked Lauri like Mike has done this season. He is now shooting career high from 3pt line though. And the last ten games 46.4 %. The one hammer down dunk he got last night was from JC almost losing the ball but in the last second found him. He starts now games going for some cuts as he used to but as he almost never gets them in his hands he shoots threes. Which is ok as far he is shooting like he has done last weeks.
This team just needs lot of pieces. More defensive force and two future point guards. One to start and one to come off the bench.
 


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