Posted by: Jazzed uponit on May 5th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
I don’t agree with some things Ty said recently in media when asked about strategy problems. He’s been saying things like ” we just need to make the right cuts, set better screens, and guys need to get to their spots”. I don’t think its practical to rely on sets and screens when fouls aren’t getting called and Popovich is just owning in the play call and offensive/sets chess match because his guys have been doing the same thing for years and hundreds of playoff games.
While watching the Nuggets put a beat down on the Lakers last night I noticed the key players were Faried, McGee, Lawson, and Andre Miller. Mcgee +30, Lawson, +23, Miller +17, Faried +5 (went 6-16 FG, but had 15 Rebounds, half of them offensive boards.) Gallanari went 3-11 FG on outside shooting but still had the 3rd most minutes played (33:22).
During a time out at the beginning of the game coach Karl basically told his guys : hey dont worry about getting the perfect set just go out and play. meaning use your basketball intuition and just play. All of those players mentioned have good basketball IQ and they excelled the most.
The jazz have a very good if not better equivalency to the lineup Nuggets use the most. Our best guys intuitively are Tinsley, Hayward, Millsap, Favors, and Burkes. I think they should get the most minutes subing in guys that want to fight hard with energy so subs would be Carol,Kanter, Evans, and Ahearn
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