Who's the new floor leader?

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  1. krebstaz

    krebstaz New Member

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    It was clear Dwill was the floor leader but now he is gone. Who is going to step up and be the new captian. Who are the players going to look to on the floor? Who is going to lead by example? I would have to say it's time for millsap to step into this role, but with the way big al has been playing it might be him job to take us home
     
  2. Chad Feldheimer

    Chad Feldheimer Well-Known Member

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    I think it might be early but I think it has to be Harris.

    Nobody is vocal enough other than Raja probably( and I think they ought to cut his minutes anyway).
     
  3. BetterThanESPN

    BetterThanESPN Member

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    Harris. He's a smart guy and he knows how to run the point. It's going to take 4-5 games to really get this team rolling.
     
  4. retroevo

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    Harris looks like he wants to lead on the floor tonight already!
     
  5. cjs55

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    I honestly think it might be AK. He looked pretty vocal out there tonight.
     
  6. BetterThanESPN

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    He doesn't have to worry about Deron completely ignoring him on the offensive end anymore... has to feel good.
     
  7. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    We played more as a team tonight than we have in a while. Everyone trying on defense, everyone passing the ball. I think just about everyone had 2 or 3 assists. Makes you wonder, was Deron the black hole? I guess only time will tell.
     
  8. fallenchicken

    fallenchicken Well-Known Member

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    Favors is the team leader.
     
  9. cjs55

    cjs55 Member

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    Deron damn well wasn't a black hole. That's simply ridiculous. However, when your teammates don't enjoy playing with you, it's going to make team basketball much more difficult. This team has been miserable since December.
     
  10. Orange4Life

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    I won't say the offense is better without Deron but it is more fluid. More movement and passing. It's been like this for awhile, not just this year.

    I think Al has really stepped up. But I think Harris is the floor leader. He was commanding out there tonight. You can tell he is ****y sob and has a little nasty in him. I like him all ready.
     
  11. NotDeadYet

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    Devin Harris, less than24 hours after arriving and a brief time on the bench at the start, took over tonight, playing 29 minutes. I believe he played the entire 4th quarter. He's way quicker and more aggressive getting into the paint and either getting off a shot, getting fouled, or dishing from the paint than Williams was.
     
  12. twentytwo

    twentytwo Active Member

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    Deron played ****** defense for the last couple months. I'm pretty sure our defense will see an immediate improvement with him gone.
     
  13. PrinceJL

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    Co-signed
     
  14. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    perhaps a bit strong, but I agree with your general point. Harris's speed and footwork on D is definitely better.

    Too bad we couldn't bring in at least one shooter before the deadline... the team would be MUCH better if they had.

    EDIT: Speaking of which, why didn't they strong-arm Morrow into the deal? Add Morrow and Bell to the deal and tell them to keep one of the picks. Damn.
     
  15. prodigy

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    I like Harris patience, he looks pretty comfortable out there and I'm sure he'll pick up the offense just fine.
     
  16. Darkwing Duck

    Darkwing Duck Well-Known Member

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    Kirilenko was pretty vocal out there, so I'd say he'd be the floor leader.

    Bell is probably the locker room leader.
     
  17. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    One thing I noticed was Deron didn't trust Al in the pick and roll, and Harris being new or what ever had no problem feeding Big Al the ball cutting doun the middle of the lane and setting him up perfectly a few times.
     
  18. retrojazzfan

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    Francisco.
     
  19. Stifle Tower

    Stifle Tower Punch Bowl Re-Filler

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    What impressed me is that they cut over to Devin and Scott Layden in the 1st quarter when Watson was on the floor. They were clearly discussing plays. Harris seems to be a pretty bright guy. I loved that quip he made about everyone knowing what the Jazz run.

    Gotta respect Watson when he voluntarily stepped aside. Corbin made the comment that the PG job was up for grabs and Earl quickly shut down any controversy by saying he prefers to come off the bench. I'd love to see Watson stick around another 3-4 years - if his game doesn't deteriorate.

    And I agree with everyone else re: the Jazz looked like a better "team." There was great ball movement and fantastic defense, especially in teh 1st quarter. Good to see.
     
  20. Bronco70

    Bronco70 world's worst Staff Member

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    So does Harris start against the Pistons... or does Ty give him a few more games to acclimate?
     

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