Posted by: Henri on March 1st, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
It’s easy to be enthusiastic after a win. I am not. Of course I am glad the Jazz won a game against a hot team, a possible rival in the playoff race, assuming we are still able to speak playoff openly and not about ping pong balls. For me this victory is “the tree that hides the forest”, as we say in a french proverb.
The structural problem is still there: right now, the jazz are only efficient in up-tempo mode, in which players like Devin Harris will certainly shine … so if playing up-tempo allows the Jazz to have a 15 point margin security come crunch time, they eventually end up winning … but they still have to play up-tempo. In Wolvesland, the case occured recently: the team blown out a 18 pts lead when they stop running. But if it’s a tied game, the Jazz does not seem able to install its old half-court offense and be efficient at a slower pace.
Which drives me to the following thought:
Is “Jazz basketball” still possible … or are we entering a “run-and-gun” era for the Jazz ??
Personnaly, I am not sure I want the Jazz to be a Mike D’Antoni type of team. And you ?
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