Apr 6, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin instructs against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Jazz 130-102. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz: What We've Learned

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After the beating the Jazz took last night versus the Warriors, I started thinking back on what happened.  It’s clear the Jazz have no desire to be playing right now and everyone is looking forward to the off-season.  What’s crazy is the Jazz started 1-14 followed by a 20-20 record followed by 3-19.  What exactly did we learn from all of that?

Health is Key

The first part without Trey and Marvin killed the Jazz.  Follow that up with the 9 games Favors missed (0-9) and the 7 games Hayward (2-5) missed.  When the Jazz played full strength and with effort they competed with the best of them as shown by the wins over OKC and Miami.

No playoffs, no effort

Some games the guys show up, other games they have no idea that a game is being played.  They have no faith in themselves and they definitely are looking forward to the summer.  Once they were not going to make the playoffs they gave up completely which as far as fans and the gm is concerned that works cause the team will get a much better pick.

New Coach Coming

I thought Ty would get another deal after this year until about 4 weeks ago.  The Jazz don’t seem to play for him and they definitely have issues.  Management has said that they will judge him by the teams defense and the Jazz were dead last in defensive efficiency.  That says one thing to me, the Jazz will go another direction.  The players need it, the Jazz organization needs it and the NBA needs it.

New #1

Hayward attempted to be the number one this year and fell short.  That’s okay.  Hayward is a great #3 on a team and a good #2.  Teams need players like G Hay to make deep runs in the playoffs.  The new #1 of the Jazz going forward however should be and will be Alec Burks.  Alec hopefully this off-season will work on his outside shooting and anything else needed to be a #1.

Tanking in the NBA has to be stopped

Nothing says I wasted my money on season tickets like a 30 point loss to the Detroit Pistons at home.  A team that hadn’t won a road game in 2014.  Really?  This season was a bust for the Jazz but think if every team had no reason to lose games?  The NBA would be a better place.

Jazz must find 3 point shooters

I watch the best teams in the NBA and all they do is hit 3’s.  If a player is left open they knock it down every time.  The Jazz on the other hand have open threes and they miss them often.  If Hayward, Trey and Alec are going to be big scorers they need to be hitting those around 40% of the time consistently. McDermott, Stauskas both would be huge pickups for the Jazz in the draft.

 

 

 

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