Posted by: JRN5150 on May 7th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Well guys, its really too bad that we lost but the Spurs are a very good team. Tonight we learned a lot about this team and some of its players.
Gordon Hayward- The poor kid looked like a rookie again. I had my doubts about Hayward early in the year but by April he proved to me that he would be a very good 6th man at worst. I do think a 6th man role would maximize his abilities but he will be good anywhere. He didnt play much tonight and didnt deserve to. Lets hope he can bring everything together this offseason and help us next year.
Devin Harris- He played well for us again tonight. It didnt really show through his shooting percentage but was some of our only offense tonight. Also, every time he came out of the game we fell way behind then he would lead a charge when he got back on the floor. He was our MVP through the last 2 games and was the most important piece to the big 3.
Paul Millsap- Got off to a quick start but after he got pulled his offense never came back. He really came up short for us this series. He was very solid all year but I think the weight he dropped in the offseason hurt his post game. He had to rely on his mid range jumper all year and he had a few rough patches with it. Honestly I think Millsap should be traded on Draft night regardless of whether Jefferson is traded. He is our best value and we need to sell while he is hot. He is a little overvalued in this league. Lets be honest for a second, he is not a top tier PF in the league and is much better off of the bench. David Locke put up stats earlier this year that showed he was the 24th best starting PF in the league but the 2nd best bench PF. He has made it known that he will not come off the bench. Why not trade into the draft? He is going to walk in a year anyway unless we overpay him and jeopardize our core.
Derrick Favors- HE IS A BEAST! I loved his game tonight. He still needs some polish but I love how physical he was with Duncan this series. I hope we have room for a third bronze statue. KOC better lock him up with a max deal ASAP. We cannot let this guy go. He should start 82 games for us next year or I will slap Ty Corbin.
Enes Kanter- Impressed me in this series. I love his toughness as a rookie. Hopefully he can develop into a solid starter and occasionally pop out for a 3-ball. I know he has the range. I studied his combine tapes very carefully before the draft and was converted from a Brandon Knight fan. He played some good D all series. I think a training camp will do a world of good for him.
DeMarre Carroll- Get this guy a new contract please KOC. He is a living representation of everything the Jazz organization takes pride in. Hopefully his 3-ball can develop after an offseason with Horny. I love his game. He should start next year to be the glue of our team.
Alec Burks- He is so athletic it brings a tear to my eye. He didnt play his best tonight and was a little out of control. But his play earlier in the series was superb. He will contribute a lot on Offense next year. I think time in the league will be his best friend. I see him as the future cold blooded assassin that we need to close out games. I love how he gets to the rack.
Al Jefferson- I was a little put off by his comments yesterday but to all those who said he gave up in the first game are wrong. He showed that he cared tonight. Tonight his defense went from embarrassing to passable. At least there was improvement. He also knocked down his 18 footer all night ( hehe Dallan). He has been our rock in the paint all year so props to him. Team MVP for the season without a doubt. He is my favorite player and I would hate to see him go. I cannot be convinced its the best thing for the team right now but I will trust KOC on this one and accept it if he goes. KOC knows the situation better than any of us and has a good read on their attitudes. If this was his last game in a Jazz uniform, I think we all owe him a big thanks for holding us together in this transitional period.
Thanks to all of the people on this website for the fun year we had. Especially Jason for the post game every night. This might have been my last Jazz game for 2 years because I turned my mission papers in this week and might be gone by October. If it was you guys hold down the fort while I am gone haha. This team means a lot to me. High school wasnt the easiest time for me but I surrounded myself with things like the Jazz and the Miami Hurricanes and I became so passionate about them that they are all I think about. I will be here for the offseason to argue with Dallan and Omar and Nick some more and if we end up with a draft pick I will break it down the best I can. Thanks again everybody!
P.S. Dallan and Omar, no hard feelings over the last few weeks.
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