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Old 12-21-2009, 05:11 PM   #17
Xiao Yao You
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Default Re: Oct/Nov Record Predictions

Even Jerry has finally opened his eyes. Too bad it came after re-upping him.

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Jazz coach Jerry Sloan is looking to get more out of center Mehmet Okur.
"He's gotten off to kind of slow starts," Sloan said of Okur. "I think that's hurt him a little bit. And part of it is we try to get the ball inside, and he's caught on the outside playing out there a little bit more than usual. We haven't posted him up maybe as much as he should be."
Okur is averaging 12.8 points, down from 17.0 last season. He was an All-Star back in 2007.
"I think he's got to work harder to be able to run the floor a little bit better and get a chance to get some better looks at the basket," Sloan said, "because when we run 'power,' which we do a great deal of the time, he's the guy on the perimeter, and sometimes I think he can probably take that (post) spot if he put more into it."
Sloan did agree, however, that part of the reason for Okur's drop in production has been the aggressiveness of Carlos Boozer.
"That has something to do with it, obviously," Sloan said.
"But (Okur) needs to get some better looks at the basket. When we move the basketball, he gets opportunities."

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We haven't posted him up maybe as much as he should be."

LOL! Right! We're talking about the guy that can't post up the 6'6"Charlie Hayes.

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"I think he's got to work harder ...if he put more into it."

Is he capable of it though? Same old Okur Jerry. You on some new meds?
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