What a wet fart of a Game 1

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Chris, Apr 14, 2019 at 9:51 PM.

  1. jimmy eat jazz

    jimmy eat jazz Well-Known Member

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    Another example of how Jazz desperately need another reliable scorer. Once we lose this series (and we will), while Houston exposes our weaknesses (so far, yes), we damned well better not have yet another off-season of "continuity" or "internal growth" or "gee, by golly, we have chemistry."

    Getting Houston in Round 1 was just dumb bad luck. For all of you people out there who wanted Houston (such as one guy on twitter) because (paraphrased) "growth doesn't come by taking the easy route," I hope you're happy.

    For the record, I'm just as happy winning via an easier matchup than winning by overcoming a harder matchup.
     
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  2. yamers

    yamers Well-Known Member

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    Jazz are not built for a team like the rockets.

    Its just a terrible match up. What did you expect? They beat our *** last year with this same roster.

    Nba needs to look at the buyout rules, where the rich keep getting richer. Thats s huge problem.
     
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  3. Shad

    Shad Well-Known Member

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    We need a change in the forward and point guard slot. Jae or Favors has to go and, obviously, AT LEAST one of our point guards has to go. I wish it was Exum but we'll have to give a pick or 2 to get rid of him sadly. I'd go after Kemba. Then trade Favors and/or Jae, Exum, Allen, thabo + picks for Blake. Problem solved for the jazz. 3 great scoring punches with Donovan.

    Kemba
    Donovan
    Ingles
    Griffin
    Gobert.

    Who says no to that lineup?
     
  4. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Meh.
     
  5. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    We need shooting badly. Our starting 1 and 4 can’t shoot, Korver is old as ****, Ingles isn’t some spring chicken and Mitchell just isn’t a natural and efficient.

    We need guys who are natural shooters. Yet we also need a guy who can get his own shot/penetrate.
     
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  6. Sandman822

    Sandman822 Well-Known Member

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    Kemba is that dude I'm just ultra hesitant on giving him a long term max with his age and size
     
  7. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    He turns 29 in May. He’d be fine for the first few years. Maybe even the life of the contract. Quite frankly, I don’t think we can pick and choose. If Kemba is willing to sign here for the max, we need to do it if we think he’s a major difference maker.
     
  8. JazzFever

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    I wouldn't say no, but I don't see how we'd stay out of luxury tax hell. Our starting five would eat all our cap and we wouldn't be able to re-sign Donovan without killing ourselves even more.
     
  9. firegirl

    firegirl Well-Known Member

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    Kemba is great. Blake is a ***** and he's poison
     
  10. latin jazz

    latin jazz Well-Known Member

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    Two things:
    We need to realize that there is a big difference between being aware of your weaknesses and your ability to address them. DL is quite conservative. But he has shown he realizes what the team needs (like shooting with the Korver trade). Another thing is his ability to hit a home run (quite difficult to pull off). My observation goes to the first point.

    Second, you are suggesting we had the ability to bring big talent the last off-season. Two words: cap space. We didn't have it. Therefore, the moves during the previous off-season and this one were designed to manage and extend our assets (Thabo, Udoh, Favors, Exum, Neto) to hopefully pull the trigger on a deal during the trade deadline with some of those contracts and/or expiring ones (Burks, Rubio). Everyone expected a trade due to the roster flaws. Not being able to make a trade was pretty frustrating. The next off-season should prove DL's ability to fix the roster. If not, we would be wasting Rudy and Donovan's prime.
     
  11. jope

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    IDC at this point about Blake's issues, if he's on this team we are a contender.
     
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  12. Mission Accomplished

    Mission Accomplished Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if they didn't trade Burks for Korver we would have had more to trade. But, he went way conservative with an old vet that is past his prime.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using JazzFanz mobile app
     
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  13. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member

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    No more dicking around with the extreme give him a wide *** open lane to his right. He gets back to his left anyway. If he buries us on step back threes so be it.

    DM needs to get uber-aggressive... not just to shoot, but we struggled to get things going. Joe Ingles also needs to hunt his shot more.

    Favs was solid but I need him to go full Tucker/Taj Gibson and just throw people out the way bully mode on the offensive glass.
     
  14. LoPo

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    If we lost Favors, Exum, Rubio and Grayson then added Blake and Kemba, we would be contenders without a doubt.
     
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  15. Alfalfa

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    No he's not. Getting Kemba and Griffin would make the Jazz the latest super team.
     
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  16. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    The Jazz D strategy can work, but the perimeter defenders have to stay attached to Harden's side more closely and the other 2 perimeter defenders who aren't helping on Rudy's man need to be pre-rotating to the corners.
     
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  17. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Griffin is never healthy for the playoffa
     
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  18. Alfalfa

    Alfalfa Well-Known Member

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    Ya, there's that.
     
  19. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I would love Griffin on the jazz. But he's fragile as tissue paper.

    We already have a paper player, DedEx
     
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  20. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member

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    Was gonna say this... if we had Blake we'd be much worse... we'd have to gut our depth and then he wouldn't be available when we need him most.

    Of course we wouldn't have to rely on him nearly as heavily as Detroit so maybe with a lighter load he could stay somewhat healthy.

    We really can't turn our nose at any of these guys (except Love... he ain't it)... will have to take what we can get (if we can get it).
     
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