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Old 12-12-2013, 05:33 AM   #299
Xiao Yao You
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Default Re: Season of the tank!-2013-14 regular season

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Watching the Kings is what we as an organization have to be very careful to avoid. They have lost so much that the minute things got bad they packed it in and quit. Mike Malone the new head coach said at one point to them this is embarrassing and what is most embarrassing is you are not embarrassed. As we go through this developmental process we must hold the signature of this organization that we play hard and play to win, once the losing culture seeps into your organization it is a nasty abyss to get out of.
The key is having good guys. Good young kids and good veterans. Marvin Williams, Richard Jefferson, John Lucas and Andris Biedrins are very important to this team and holding the group together. Couple that with that our young players have been taught the right way to play and are very solid people you have a chance to get through tough seasons and come out the other side.
It's why vets need to be in the mix and playing to lose is a dangerous game you might not be able to get out of like so many other franchises.

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Anyone who would take DeMarcus Cousins over Derrick Favors (Kevin Pelton I am talking to you my friend) is nuts because DeMarcus is nuts.
Agreed! Paying him max before the year began was nuts too.

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Brandon Rush buried three three balls tonight. If he can give the Jazz 15 to 20 minutes a night and lessen the burden on Gordon Hayward that would be a great addition for the Jazz. Tonight Gordon was 7 of 15 for 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. He only got to the line twice but they were allowing first degree murder in the paint on drives tonight.

Rush looked good. Got to get him in the mix. Could see him starting or playing a huge role off the bench. Could also be a trade asset as well.

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Alec Burks has linked 7 straight game together. Lots of credit goes to the coaching staff to keep him going when things were bad and getting him back on track. Having Trey back so that Alec could move to the point but also the coaching staff keeps putting Alec in positions to succeed and he is playing with great confidence.

The coaching staff that is supposedly so horrible?

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Diante Garrett is working hard to make a career for himself in the NBA. What a great story this is becoming.
Solid outing. Tough one coming in Denver. Frankly not many easy ones until Christmas but this one will give the guys confidence in Charlotte and Orlando that might make those games on the upcoming trip the Jazz can grab.
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Could still see Garrett getting cut next month before his contract becomes guaranteed to have more flexibility for trades.
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