Was this season a success?

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by David Stern, Apr 25, 2019.

Was this season a success?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. UtahJazz32

    UtahJazz32 Well-Known Member

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    Sadly no, it was a step back. Not even a lateral.

    Sometimes you need to take a few steps back before you surge forward...

    I feel the draft, free agency and a trade or two will get us what we need.

    As mentioned more scoring. Players who can create their own shot and a point guard who can distribute the ball and shoot/score.. that can hit open shots.

    DL, you must show something this off-season

    If you stand pat and make excuses for staying with what we have you risk our future progress and we should consider replacing you ... That's the blunt truth.

    Oh yeah draft smart please no more Exum busts.
     
  2. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    Winning one more game, and losing to the best team in the NBA after the All-Star break, is not a step back from last year. We didn't advance, either. The objective was to give this group of players another chance to prove themselves, and they proved they couldn't advance.
     
  3. tfivas

    tfivas Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    C-
     
  4. JazzyFresh

    JazzyFresh Well-Known Member

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    No, this season was about as stagnant as a season could get. While players may have improved, the team as a whole stayed right where it was at besides a win or two in regular season. We week still a 5th seed.

    It was an enjoyable season none the less but I can't call it a success.
     
  5. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    If I could rate the season, I'd give it a C. Players did as well as could be expected. I thought Utah would get to 55 wins with HC advantage, but Jazz fell short.

    The lower grade is because Lindsey did next to nothing. Jazz got Korver. Lindsey replaced Jerebko with Niang. Despite having room under the tax he didn't sign anyone. He didn't have a Plan B at the deadline.

    He might be the most overpaid GM in tje league.
     
  6. fishonjazz

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

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    How much is he paid? How much is the average gm paid? How much is the highest and lowest gm paid?

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  7. Lord Bullingdon

    Lord Bullingdon Well-Known Member

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    Dancng bruh. I dont literally dance, more figuratively, like a dancing on graves type of thing... actually everyonce in a while ill bust a move like Famous Dex when i pass a mirror or something, but comfortably and powerfully with a wry smile, I kicked my feet up years ago.

    The universe is dancing all around us, I've done nothing special, just falling in line.. I just do a much better job than most at catching the vibe...



    picture a great juggler, something like that, my daily tasks would take a small army of monkey's in suits to complete and they would do a terrible job compared to me, and i just do it as an exercise, a flex if u will.. i've been flexing for years one might say...

    you know in Apocalypse Now when Marlon Brando says "you're an errand boy sent by store clerks", thats how I feel bout most ppl I meet, so I try to spend time absorbing culture.

    If you've ever seen the Ingmar Bergman masterpeice "Wild Strawberries" from the 50's, I'm with that Isaak Borg type of ****.

    I am actually on such a high horse that I'll never really get off it to come speak about things I find to be important. I know the cold reality that ppl for the most part are dormant have very little to offer me, I have what they can offer already and oh so much more. The internet has cut out many middle men, great time to be alive. My skills are top shelf, cutting edge one might say, anyone trying to talk to me bout my ****, will ultimately turn into me just debriefing them bout **** they dont know.. my time is too valuable.
     
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  8. UtahJazz32

    UtahJazz32 Well-Known Member

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    They couldn't advance, so yeah it was a failure.
     
  9. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    It was an experiment. Sometimes you need to get negative results in a properly run experiment.
     
  10. checkbookdoc

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    It all depends on how you define "success". Below are some definitions and my response for each

    Was it financially profitable? I am sure it was.
    Was the team a championship contender? No
    Was the team better than last year? Yes
    Was the team much better than last year? No
    Did DL avoid moves that ruined the team's future? Yes
    Did DL make any moves that improved the team's future? No
    Did the Jazz meet expectations? Depends on if you expected us to be better than Rockets and/or Warriors
     
  11. checkbookdoc

    checkbookdoc Well-Known Member

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    Correct, context never matters. As John Lennon sang, "You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not". See, meaning doesn't change with surrounding info!
     
  12. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    I haven't read through the thread but I think we could have been close to taking out Houston... if Donovan shot a little better, if Joe played his averages, and if Dante hadn't passed. So we can't be too hard on our management.
     
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  13. UtahJazz32

    UtahJazz32 Well-Known Member

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    You can call it an experiment. Obviously head office thought it needed more at the trading deadline yet more should have been done prior. I guess DL really sold you on it ? He has a way of making a stand still seem like no better options were available.
     
  14. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    Whereas you know for a fact better options were available? List one or two of these options, please, and how you know they were better.
     
  15. UtahJazz32

    UtahJazz32 Well-Known Member

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    You know about Conley right ? Just to hold on to Exum ? I'm ok about Grayson. Did you see how little Niko got traded for or how about Otto Porter Jr. We could have got these guys for very little. You remember this right ? DL being a lil too lax and perhaps too conservative. Let's get real Exum is a bust
     
  16. One Brow

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    If it's Conley for Rubio, Favors, and Exum (that seemed to be about the deal proposed)? This is before Exum became ded. That seems like a lot to give up for Conley.

    Parker and Portis were both above-average players this year. Who do we give that's equivalent for Porter?

    However, I agree on Mirotic. He seems a steal for four second-rounders, if he resigns. If not, that was a bad trade for Milwaukee.
     
  17. UtahJazz32

    UtahJazz32 Well-Known Member

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    Give up expiring and picks for Porter maybe jabari too ? Though I don't like jabari.

    Exum sucks even before he got dead again . As I said prior Conley would take us to the next level. An old Conley with a bit of an overpayment is much more potent than a current Rubio or a future Exum which is more bust ...
     
  18. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everything you said there.
     
  19. UtahJazz32

    UtahJazz32 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying to crucify DL but he could have pulled the trigger on something to get us over the hump. He has a tendency of doing nothing and selling us the impression that he couldn't improve us. I don't buy it he must do more this off season or we will lose our strides in the west. Plus Mitchell and Gobert will get pissed
     
  20. Stars Fan

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    In response to the OP, this season was a success based on expectations. If we think of pre-snyder, post-sloan experience, we made the playoffs, we won 50 games. That's success. If we think of expectations based on last season's success, this year was a wet blanket.

    #D.O.N. is the answer to all our challenges!

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