I’ve had season tickets for most of my life and I’ve never had a season where I thought the Jazz were just not trying. Such is the case this year. The Jazz, by the eye test, have given up on the year. The team that use to give it all every game of every season have become a pushover team as they all seem to have started the summer two months early.
Does this bug most Jazz fans? No. Mainly because fans want a better pick. That shouldn’t be what fans want though as a lack of effort and desire only lead to worse things in the future. I know most don’t see it now; but if the players get in their minds that losing happens and they become numb to the feeling, then it will become a common occurrence. Without a healthy competition every game, there is no entertainment value and the season ticket holders have become bitter towards an organization that is built on a winning tradition.
The problem is these young guys are all solid players and competitors, but the lack of effort every night is disheartening. I question Ty for the future and I also question whether or not these players are right for the Jazz. Derrick Favors is the only for sure player the Jazz have and after that I’m not sure. Alec could and should be the Jazz’s number one option, but starts games on the bench. Gordon Hayward is going through a nightmare shooting year in which it really can’t get worse. Trey is a rookie so we’ll give him a break, but only showing up in the last 5 minutes gets old specially since the Jazz aren’t in most games. Enes has made huge strides, but the Jazz are awful with him and Favors both on the court.
My dream is for the arena to empty out at halftime the next time the players take the night off. When they come out to shoot their faces would be priceless. I know that will never happen, but I’m still shocked 17,000 people show up to games. Seriously this year just needs to end before I never watch another game. Sorry for the rant, but why I bought season tickets is beyond me. It has nothing to do with wins and losses, but to me effort is everything.