Posted by: Jazzed uponit on August 28th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Weve discussed alot the possible impact that Derrick could have this year with more minutes and touches. Defensively its not even a question how much the team improves on the court defending the paint and highpost. What about his offense? Is there going to be enough improvement or new devolopment in his post game? My thought is that he could have a breakout year offensively as well as defensively. The athleticism is already there on offense. Critics have put a knock on his midrange abilities. I think he has always been able to shoot. Hitting the weights hard and putting on more muscle always leaves some work to make a counter adjustment with a players shooting game. This might have also been a factor and impact on Haywards game when entering the NBA.
If Favors does get more touches and he does have confidence to exploit those touches on offense, will we maintain our offensive force this upcoming season? My feeling is that what has improved is Derrick’s overall confidence that he can compete with anyone in this league. He has alot more confidence at the end of last season that he is a legit talent and force in this league. He’s always had offensive talent to match his Defense. I think this will just come out in the wash and maybe a lower shot % than Al, but a hell of lot more fouls being drawn by taking it to the rim which would be a dramatic increase in team offensive power.
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