Posted by: Kory Woodland on January 28th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
To prove a point concerning my recent post trade assests NOW, lets take a look at the experience of the roster that absolutely destroyed us at home tonight…
The typical arguement is that it wouldn’t be wise to add more youth to this team. I understand this is just 1 game, but I’m not buying that if you put a bunch of young talent together and coached them properly, that you can’t be successful after a few short seasons.
Jeremy Lin 2.5 yrs 12 PTS. 7 AST
Omer Asik 2.5 yrs 4 PTS, 19 REB (17 DEF)
James Harden 3.5 yrs 25 PTS
Carlos Delfino 7.5 yrs 14 PTS
Cole Aldrich 2.5 yrs 3 PTS
Pattrick Patterson 2.5 yrs 12 PTS
Toney Douglas 3.5 yrs 7 PTS
Marcus Morris 1.5 yrs 16 PTS
Royce White Rookie DNP
Terrance Jones Rookie DNP
Don Motiejunas Rookie
Chandler Parsons 1.5 yrs
Greg Smith 1.5 yrs
- you can compete even if you don’t have a “scoring center” to make a huge impact if he will defend the rim and rebound. Tonight it was Asik (ie Kanter)
- every team needs a lethal perimeter shooter (ie Foye) or Delfino, Allen, Miller, Kapono, Korver etc
- an up tempo game can be a huge benefit if everyone knows their “role”. (Millsap should be owning other 2nd units)
- take it to the rack when your shot is off. Tonight Harden went 0-3 from outside and adjusted. (Burks needs to learn this really soon)
- an all around wild card player will help you win. (Houston-Parsons, Utah-Hayward)
Even on the nights when our shooting goes South, we can at least battle for boards on BOTH ends and control our turnovers that lead to fast break points. Corbin also needs to learn how to use timeouts before the opposing team runs off a 17 pt lead or more.
Right now I would consider moving our vetran assests for some youthful “role” players. I think with the personalities we have on the roster (besides Burks), that coach Sloan could do some great things with these guys. The one thing I don’t like about Jerry, is that his substitutions were sooo predictable.
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