Posted by: JRN5150 on May 2nd, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Many of the Jefferson haters on here have been saying that Jefferson cannot be the go-to guy on a championship team.
I have never heard anybody argue contrary to that statement. For this year though, he is the best we have as a #1 option. We are not a championship team by any means. Who else on our roster can lead a championship right now? Lets have a look.
Millsap- Next closest thing on the team besides Al. Had a chance to take over last year but had stretches of wild inconsistency. Makes a terrific post compliment but by the time Deron left, Al had established himself as “the guy” because he is a better scorer plain and simple. His size plays a large part in this. The more teams focus on him the worse he does. Like I said, compliment man.
Hayward- Too young, still inconsistent. He cant be “the guy” yet . If you dispute that, you are foolish. Lets wait a few years.
Favors- see above. He is close though. The storm is brewing.
Harris- Out of control. Lacks confidence. His great performances have an erratic effect on the team. Lately he has helped us with big games but I am still not confident in him having the ball when we seriously need points. Iffy jumpshot (I would bet money he lead the league in airballs this year.)
The rest of the team- Dont make me laugh.
We are not in the best position this year. We are in a transitional phase with our team and it just so happened to be successful. Can we be realistic? Like most of you I would bet money that I am the biggest Jazz fan on the planet. I predicted we would be the 8 seed going into the season. But I am a chronic realist and see things how they are. We need a roster shake up before we can talk championship. Until then, lets stop being big babies over the guys who worked their butts off to get us here and lets cheer them on! Maybe we can squeak out 4 wins on the Spurs and get to the next round. But I promise you, Its not gonna happen unless we get solid play and time from each of our best players (Yes Dallan, including Al).
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