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***2012-2013 Utah Jazz Thread***

"we want Jimmer!"

lol
Too many Jazz games come down to the last shot. Kills me.

Jimmer better not win it with a 3
Originally posted by saniner:
Too many Jazz games come down to the last shot. Kills me.

Jimmer better not win it with a 3

f**king airball..smh
exciting game so far against the clippers. fast-paced, high scoring game.
Really liking the progression of Kanter as of late. I had my doubts the beginning of the season, he seemed a bit uncoordinated and goofy "kind of" like an Ostertag. But the more I see little hints of his game the more I see a higher ceiling for the guy. He can push basically anybody around with his body(played well vs. Bynum), he's leading rookies in rebounding, this "goofy" has turned slowly into more finesse, he's making power moves, playing decent defense and so on. All that and the kids only 19 years old. One thing I would like to see start happening though is him slowly taking some outside shots. 10-15 footers. I've seen him hit those on his European teams, so it's in his arsenal. He just has to get comfortable and give it a shot when the time is right. Overall his potential is intriguing.

Same could be said for Favors who is only 21(?). Harpring brought up a good point yesterday, it was something about Favors and his basketball IQ. I have sometimes questioned how basketball smart the guy is. I noticed this earlier in the season when a team went zone on us. I played center and p.f. in high school so I understand the concepts to beat a zone. Favors just looked confused, and never seemed to time his cuts properly. I really don't worry to much about this though because this is a skill that I feel he will develop more as time goes on.

He's actually got some really nice power moves as well, and a surprising touch around the basket. His footwork can be amazing, but next play sloppy. His defense is decent, and he is actually taking and hitting som of those 10-15 footers that Kanter needs to shoot.

Off topic's
-Hayward is playing just horrible basketball, he's another one of these young guys with a lot of potential. Only thing is he is the most bi-polar player on the team, more so than Miles

-Harris is worthless. I hate to dog a guy on the team but I do not see what he does he does for this team. It's not a knock on the guy, but he is doing absolutely nothing. We need a true P.G., someone to distribute the ball, and make plays. Someone to get guys open looks, and Harris is not doing that. I may be wrong but it seems there has to be some older veteren out there on the block. But who am I to say?

-Earl Watson is a beast
Favors is still only 20. He'll be 21 in July. The thing with Favors is that he has flashes where you see how great he can be, then he vanishes. He is solid on D, but way too many times he shys away from making a play because he doesn't want to get in foul trouble. He has his struggles as you mentioned, but when he and Kanter are on the floor our defense in the post is so much better. I love how Kanter is finally looking comfortable with the ball in his hands. His upside might be higher than I thought, and his rebounding is phenomenal. I had my doubts, but I think he can be closer to a 20 and 10 guy. Our future is bright with those 2. They are really inconsistent right now, but they are both extremely young. Kanter is the youngest player in the league right now, and last year Favors was.


Earl Watson is awesome. He says he wants to get into coaching when he retires, and i think he will do just fine. A big reason our bench plays so well is having all the young guys in with Earl. He is like a coach out there. I don't even know how he played last night. From what I had heard, I thought he would be out another week or two.

Harris doesn't fit in with this team. I'd like to see how he does off the bench though.


Hayward is a SG. His best games came when he started there, and that move needs to be made permanent. Last night wasn't a great game for him, but the few before he was terrific. I'm not worried about him in the least. I only worry Corbin will move him back to SF again.
Jazz showed up for this game against the Thunder
where in the heck is MT?? did he get thrown in prison or something?
Originally posted by Niners99:
where in the heck is MT?? did he get thrown in prison or something?

I remember him mentioning he was pretty sick a while ago, which is why he hadn't logged on. He was active for a few weeks after then stopped again.
Is it bad that I can barely watch this team anymore? I just get too frustrated with Corbin's lineups. It's obvious that these line-ups are not working. I know I am no coach, but it seems that changes need to be made and to me I can see 3 pieces that are expendable. Harris, Milsap, and/or Jefferson. I know getting rid of one of these guys may hurt the team in the short run(well besides Harris), but in the long run our future is Kanter, and Favors down low. They are progressing, and letting Milsap, Jefferson, Hayward, and Harris start off 1-16 if I'm not mistaken, is killing this team. No heart, no passion, no movement. Players are saying they can't figure it out. But again 1-16 shooting to start a game? And it's been happening more and more. I think the problems are obvious, but again I'm just a fan.
No comments on the Evans winning the dunk fest. That double jam was sick.
Jazz say they are open to trading Harris and Miles. While it would be great to move those guys, I doubt any significant moves will be made this year. I'm getting sick of Jefferson and Millsap though. Corbin has been playing these guys more and more since the season started. I do love Millsap, but it's taking away minutes from Favors and Kanter. Those guys are playing fewer minutes each game.

This team has a bright future, but they need to get rid of a few guys to get there. I love that Burks has been playing more, but I'm afraid that once Bell is healthy again Burks will go back to getting 5 minutes a game.
Originally posted by tjd808185:
No comments on the Evans winning the dunk fest. That double jam was sick.

That double jam was one of the best dunks in a long time. His other dunks were average. If he had more time, I think he could have come up with a few better ones. In practice I've seen him do a windmill dunk over Earl Watson.

Next year I hope they get rid of all the gimmicks in the dunk contest. It just isn't what it used to be
Originally posted by saniner:
Originally posted by tjd808185:
No comments on the Evans winning the dunk fest. That double jam was sick.

That double jam was one of the best dunks in a long time. His other dunks were average. If he had more time, I think he could have come up with a few better ones. In practice I've seen him do a windmill dunk over Earl Watson.

Next year I hope they get rid of all the gimmicks in the dunk contest. It just isn't what it used to be

the dunk contest has been exhausted. every different kind of dunk has been done. now its all about how high you can jump over stuff and then dunk. Its time to retire it. 3 point contest is still fun though.
Originally posted by Niners99:
the dunk contest has been exhausted. every different kind of dunk has been done. now its all about how high you can jump over stuff and then dunk. Its time to retire it. 3 point contest is still fun though.

I could not agree more.

Millsap is out tonight, which means big minutes for Favors