What do you consider a "failed" offseason for the Jazz?

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  1. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    Asking, expecting, or demanding Mitchell to carry the burden better than he does is unrealistic and really unfair.

    This team is really cool, but what they bring to the basketball court is quite mediocre outside of Mitchell and Gobert (and he isn't a player you can ask to do anything on offense but pick the lowest-hanging fruit). Both of those pieces would do well if we had a third serious piece.
     
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  2. One Brow

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    If that were true, Denver would have kept both picks.
     
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  3. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    Nah, Denver demonstrably had no brains.

    Furthermore, on the topic of boldness; In those two moves combined, the Jazz traded one player on the roster who didn't want to be here.
     
  4. NUMBERICA

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    The three rotation players Lindsey has traded since he's been here have all either publicly stated or made it clear otherwise that they didn't want to be here. Getting rid of players that are causing team-chemistry issues by doing their bidding isn't bold.

    Someone get me a thesaurus.
     
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  5. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    The DL criticism is so out of hand. It's becoming a caricature of itself.
     
  6. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    It's like when Joe Ingles pump fakes an open three to drive and move the ball around the perimeter... and then we end up with an open Ricky three.
     
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    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    I'm afraid this may be the summer of 2019 in a nutshell.
     
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    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I knew that you, as the king of analogies, would like this... I mean "like" in a sad way.
     
  9. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Of course, we'll get people talking about "hey, the Ricky three was wide-open!" and how that's advantage basketball.
     
  10. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Passing up good shots (by good shooters) for better shots (by bad shooters).
     
  11. SCS

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    They didn't make it to the second round of the playoffs because of Hill though. He missed like half of the season and was a complete non-factor in the playoffs.

    They should have traded that lottery pick for a future draft pick/assets. Not for half a season of George Hill who in the grand scheme of things didn't provide much. I said it way back then. We did not get value for the asset.

    Joe freakin Johnson was the biggest pickup for that team btw.
     
  12. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    Hill was huge for us. Even with all of the games he missed, he was worth six wins that year according to win shares. Without looking at win shares; this team had **** at that position without him and it's a shame how often we had to play without him. His +/- was fantastic, and his PER was that of borderline all-star, saying nothing of the raw box score stats.

    He sat out the GSW series, but the Jazz both don't make the playoffs without Hill and they don't win that Clippers series without him.

    Lastly, whether Hill or Johnson weren't great additions for us isn't mutually exclusive. They were both great additions.
     
  13. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Failed off-season = no attempt at major moves. I'd rather see us swinging for the fences and end up in the lottery than just roll it back again. ****ing do something.
     
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  14. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    That's what I came here to say. I can accept all realistic outcomes if it's plainly evident the Jazz showed some boldness in trying to improve this team, because the one we have now has an obvious ceiling on it.
     
  15. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Agreed. And we crashed hard into that ceiling this post-season.
     

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