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    Now he's someone that might actually be able to carry the team at both ends if you think he can return to form. Get Turner as well

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    Default Re: 2019-20 season - Been waiting two decades for this one!

    https://www.slcdunk.com/the-downbeat...er-rudy-gobert


    If the NBA Playoffs ever happen, the Utah Jazz could be a dark horse contender

    no chance. Don't have the pieces. Be better off if they reduce the amount of playoff teams and they get lucky in the lottery

    What had me most excited about this season was the makeup of the Jazz. It’s perfect for the playoffs. With Gobert on the floor the Jazz will always be in the game defensively. With the spread floor they have with shooters like Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Ingles on the wings, and Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley penetrating, the Jazz will be able to manufacture points.

    points won't be the problem. Defense will be. Good luck next season without Rudy!

    There’s a scenario where the Utah Jazz would become the team everyone predicted, it just never got a chance to happen.

    No there's not. THey lack size outside their centers. The defense has dropped off too much

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    Perhaps counterintuitively, one person not caught up on every episode that’s aired thus far is one of Jordan’s former Bulls teammates, Mike Brown. While Utah Jazz fans know and love the “Brown Bear” for the five seasons he spent in Salt Lake City as a backup big man, he actually spent the previous two years — the first two of his NBA career — with Bulls, back in 1986-87 and ’87-88.
    – via Salt Lake Tribune


    “Jordan was a good guy, down to earth. I just felt bad for him because he really couldn’t go anywhere he wanted to — because people just went crazy when they saw him,” Brown said. “He would have to go to the supermarket 15 minutes before it closed and make a deal with management that he could shop longer than the store hours, because he couldn’t just go in like a normal guy.”
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    https://thejnotes.com/2020/05/03/uta...n-possibility/

    One center who will be a free agent this summer is Derrick Favors — a former Utah Jazz player who is absolutely beloved by the entire fanbase. Fans have hoped for a reunion all season long, but is it something that could realistically happen?

    Replace Millsap and than Gobert!

    He’s a low-maintenance player on the offensive end, finishing around the rim with ease and power. Defensively, he’s not as good of a rim protector as Gobert, but he’s just a tier below him and gets the job done with ease.

    He's not close to Rudy. There's a reason why they sucked before Rudy emerged

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    The Utah Jazz star — whose COVID-19 diagnosis in March was ultimately the impetus for the NBA suspending its season — was playing Call of Duty when someone went off in the comments. The remark has since been removed from Gobert’s chat history … but the person behind the comment claims it said, “Thanks for starting covid in the nba dumbass.” Gobert — who answers comments periodically during his gaming — stopped his avatar for a few seconds to fire back at user “gbgator” … saying, “Hey, gabo, gato, gator — go to school, p***y!”
    – via TMZ Staff @ TMZ.com

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    Sarah Todd: Dennis Lindsey said that he expects for the Jazz practice facility to be opened after the NBA’s target date of May 8 and said the team will be even more cautious than what is asked by the league or state
    – via Twitter NBASarah

    Sarah Todd: Dennis Lindsey stood in solidarity with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, not wanting to say anything about specific dates, ideas, or scenarios. Said that he will support resuming play if it can be done safely and only then
    – via Twitter NBASarah

    Eric Walden: Dennis Lindsey noted the importance of “giving the players some hope we’re going to try to salvage a part of the season.” He said if it can be done safely, he is all for determining a league champion, even if it’s as a result of a truncated season.
    – via Twitter tribjazz

    Tony Jones: Dennis Lindsey said the players miss each other and the competition. The team has been staying connected via zoom workouts, and everyone on the roster has participated
    – via Twitter Tjonesonthenba

    Eric Walden: Dennis Lindsey praised coach Quin Snyder for keeping “the engagement of the team going.” Mitt Romney addressed the team a few days ago. Said all facets of the team’s leadership have been in constant contact, that player development and bench coaches are working well together.
    – via Twitter tribjazz

    Sarah Todd: The loss of revenue is definitely something that the Jazz and most specifically their CFO and financial team have been paying attention to, but as Dennis Lindsey said. “The long and short of it is that we don’t know what the salary cap will look like.” Too many uncertainties
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    Sarah Todd: Dennis Lindsey made note of his confidence in Adam Silver’s leadership. Called Silver a “modern leader” and said that the commissioner has asked for everyone to bring their best ideas every time there has been a meeting/call.
    – via Twitter NBASarah

    Eric Walden: Dennis Lindsey said that with no playoffs ongoing and with no Chicago combine to attend, he and the members of the front office have been doing extra video work and statistical modeling in preparation for the NBA Draft, whenever that might be.
    – via Twitter tribjazz

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    Sarah Todd: The Utah Jazz are offering refunds and credits to season ticket holders for the 2019-20 season. As for the 2020-21 season, for those who are on a payment plan, a deferment of March’s payment was offered but not April and no word on May. For those who have paid in full, no word
    – via Twitter NBASarah

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    Default Re: 2019-20 season - Been waiting two decades for this one!

    https://thejnotes.com/2020/05/06/uta...e-worst-trios/

    They had many moments of brilliance, whether it was a baseball pass that went the full 94 feet from John Stockton to Karl Malone in the NBA Finals, or a high lob tossed from Ricky Rubio snagged out of the stratosphere and into the basket by Rudy Gobert.

    yeah Ricky could really throw those lobs!

    It’s remarkable that a small market franchise like Utah has only missed the playoffs only twelve times out of a possible 40 tries. Only eight times have the Jazz won less than 50 percent of their games in a single season since being moved to Utah.

    you do know that at one time only 7 teams didn't make the playoffs each year?

    Number Five

    Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert, 2014-16

    Playoff Appearances: Zero
    All-Stars: Zero
    thanks for the tanking!

    Believe it or not, this team actually had the sixth best offense in the NBA during that shortened season, fueled by a healthy dose of Al Jefferson’s back-to-the-basket post moves.

    yeah that was fun to watch

    Al Jefferson scored 19.2 points per game in his first full season as the focal point of the Jazz offense. He also led the team in minutes per game, usage percentage, and shot attempts per game, clearly being the best player on the roster.

    Millsap was clearly to me. Jefferson never made sense with him there already

    Yet most of his heroics have gone unappreciated in Jazz Nation due to the mediocrity of the team during his short stint in Utah.

    building a team around him was the main reason they were mediocre

    Paul Millsap and Gordon Hayward were two future All-Stars in waiting, and fit in nicely as second and third options at the time. A lack of coaching and a lack of a reliable point guard hurt this group, but ultimately their ceiling wasn’t much higher than a first round exit.

    I'd say the coach did a great job to get them to the playoffs almost twice

    This “Big 3” wasn’t big enough to have sustained success in the NBA, and Dennis Lindsey allowed both Jefferson and Millsap to walk away in free agency as soon as he took over general manager duties.

    Imagine if they'd kept their best player

    Simply put, this team wasn’t designed to be very good in the first place by the front office. It was by virtue of Jerry Sloan’s sheer coaching greatness that they were able to win 42 games and stay in the playoff hunt up until the very end of the season.

    AK carried them. You can win with one player like that. Harpring missed most of the year

    Not only was this team bad on both sides of the ball, but they didn’t have an identity to fall back on, much less a trio they could remotely call a “Big 3”.

    their identity was tanking. Did a great job of it. Too bad Rudy ruined their great plans

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    “I was really excited about the chemistry that we were getting with our second unit that Quin had found with Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles, Georges Niang and Tony Bradley,” Lindsey said. “That group was showing very serious chops offensively. We really liked how they were playing together and I think we were finding ourself with that second unit.”
    – via Sarah Todd @ deseret.com

    While holding virtual group workouts and regular team meetings via Zoom does the trick on some days, there are other days in which head coach Quin Snyder has decided the team needs a little bit more of a boost. “He’s been able to keep the engagement and the connectivity of the team even though the team is separate right now,” Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey said on Tuesday. “It’s a good time for our players to listen to Quin as the leader of the group. Quin’s had cute ideas like the cookbook and we had (Sen.) Mitt Romney speak to the team a few days earlier. That was amazing.”
    – via Sarah Todd @ deseret.com

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    Default Re: 2019-20 season - Been waiting two decades for this one!

    https://thejnotes.com/2020/05/08/uta...ing-appealing/

    When scouting some of the prospects that have declared for the draft, Texas Tech freshman Jahmi’us Ramsey has been placed at the top of my list when it comes to who makes sense for the Utah Jazz.

    need a 5 unless a Gobert trade changes things

    Wingspan: 6’6″
    not long for a Jazz man

    The Jazz could use some extra shooters on next year’s roster, and Ramsey can make an instant impact in that department.

    shooting is about the last thing they are i need of at the moment. He'd be playing for the Stars

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    https://thejnotes.com/2020/05/10/uta...tter-remember/

    Kirilenko fits pretty comfortably in that group, don’t you think?

    his shooting would be a bigger issue now than it was. He'd have to have 4 shooters around him ideally

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