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    Default Re: 2020-21 Regular season- The tax team

    https://sports.yahoo.com/76ers-host-...192741338.html

    "When we're better defensively, the offense takes care of itself," Gobert said. "And we've seen that many times earlier in the season, when our mind is not in the right place. When we don't play the kind of defense that we know we can play, it usually affects our offense, too. And those nights are usually not our best nights."

    but the media will keep telling you it's all about the 3's!

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    Default Re: 2020-21 Regular season- The tax team

    Ky Carlin: Tobias Harris is questionable for tomorrow’s game with the Jazz and Joel Embiid is not listed on the injury report #Sixers
    – via Twitter Ky_Carlin

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    Default Re: 2020-21 Regular season- The tax team

    https://kslsports.com/454448/jazz-ca...in-over-76ers/

    In undoubtedly the greatest postseason performance in Jazz history, Donovan Mitchell tied the third-highest scoring output in franchise history with 57 points.

    a loss in the bubble so no

    In addition to his huge scoring total, the guard also grabbed nine rebounds and handed out seven assists in the loss.

    and helped give up 135

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    Default Re: 2020-21 Regular season- The tax team

    https://www.ksl.com/article/50117504...about-referees

    Jan. 5 @ Nets, 130-96: Brooklyn was without Kevin Durant and hadn't yet acquired James Harden, but the Jazz still lost by 34.
    but had Allen

    The first: Rudy Gobert got whistled for an over-the-back foul on Zion Williamson — something Gobert said was "a terrible call." The Jazz franchise center is taller and longer than Williamson. While there was some contact, it looked pretty minimal, especially with how the game had been called to that point. Williamson scored 26 points Monday by bowling into Jazz defenders in the paint. If those weren't worthy of calls, why would a slight touch on him be one?

    it's a foul and on the NBA's new darling

    The second: Conley leaning in to try and draw a foul that never came. Utah's initial action had been blown up, but there was really no need to panic here. The Jazz were down 3 and there were still 20 seconds on the game clock and 15 seconds on the shot clock. Conley didn't need to rush a look, but he leaned into Eric Bledsoe and put up a shot that was nowhere close. It was like he was hoping the refs would make what some would have considered a make-up call (another tendency that brings great annoyance).

    good no call

    In those seven games, the Jazz are 3-4. That's not a great record, but not terribly off league-average (only 14 teams have an over .500 record in such games).

    only half the teams!

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    Default Re: 2020-21 Regular season- The tax team

    https://www.slcdunk.com/the-downbeat...-deadline-2021

    Should the Utah Jazz be Looking to Make a Move?
    obviously but I doubt they will

    I always think that teams should be looking to get better, no matter how good they are.
    So I definitely think the Jazz should be active in looking for trade opportunities. But I don’t want them to make a trade just to make a trade. Only do it if it really makes the team better


    Posted by Calvin Chappell on Mar 2, 2021 | 10:20 AM
    someone gets it and they obviously have weaknesses

    if they make a trade, it will obviously be because they think it will help them this year. The Jazz needs to think short-term right now.

    Posted by Kira Argonova on Mar 2, 2021 | 1:19 PM
    This year they should be all in but that doesn't mean they shouldn't look long term as well. Getting under the tax might help in the future as would more flexibility to sign Conley

    Jazz could snag either with a trade exception and some sweetener.
    Would love to see Richaun Holmes on the team. Bjelica, too.
    Don’t know how such trades would affect cap space.

    Posted by boredwiththeUSA on Mar 2, 2021 | 12:51 PM
    Bjelica could certainly be a fit

    I don’t know that it makes sense to re-sign Conley beyond this season because he is getting older and will most definitely decline. Now would be an opportunity to trade high.
    Also, Conley’s skillset overlaps with Mitchell/Clarkson. We just don’t really need that type of player.
    But, if we are strictly thinking about this season, Bogey+Oni for Grant would be great. I don’t see why Detroit does that though. They would rather have an expiring contract and draft picks.
    (As a side note, re-signing Conley or trading Conley for another long-term contract would both put the Jazz deep into luxury tax territory next season and beyond, and Agent Smith may not be willing to do that.)

    Posted by Kira Argonova on Mar 2, 2021 | 2:13 PM
    without Conley they aren't the best team in the league.

    Even with mediocre defense from Bogey and Faves, we’re still comfortably top-10 in defensive efficiency by virtually any measure. Now is not the time to hit the panic button.

    Posted by GregOstertagged on Mar 2, 2021 | 1:17 PM
    Bradley for Favors and no PF not looking so good is it?

    tho not a big boggy fan, just not sure he brings back enough to warrant trading him. conley as an expiring might be of value to some team, but unless someone like the knicks is willing to trade you randle for him why would you do it? the other guy who would draw interest is ingles. i just can’t visualize a return that is better than what ingles is already doing for the jazz (he just has to shoot more).
    this probably the season to sit tight, and play the cards you got.

    Posted by utahcoyote on Mar 2, 2021 | 1:31 PM
    I think Bojan for no one could make them better. Morgan starts. Get under tax. Fill the roster spots with vets. Hughes is another guy I'd try to throw in

    Once Dok gets back from his injury I think he will be a respectable 3rd center.

    He is still a rookie and underdeveloped, which is worrisome, but he has enough energy I think. Plus his play style is similar to Gobert and Favors, so bringing him off the bench wouldn’t mess up schemes. However, I’m sure the FO is looking into the exact type of trade you mentioned at the end. Not saying they will or that another team will want it, but I’d imagine they thinks it’s probably at least worth a phone call.

    Posted by PianoGuy13 on Mar 2, 2021 | 6:09 PM
    4th center. A project that has proven nothing

    Quin Snyder is the best thing to happen to the Jazz in the last decade.

    Posted by PianoGuy13 on Mar 2, 2021 | 6:05 PM
    you mean Gobert?

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    Default Re: 2020-21 Regular season- The tax team

    https://basketball.realgm.com/analys...eak-Basketball

    When the Jazz do lose, though—again, this is rare—it does appear to be about more than a random and unlikely-to-repeat blip of shooting accuracy variance. In other words, they have hibernating flaws, unusually inconspicuous because of the unique shape of the land they’re currently dominating in. The kinds of things it takes to beat them are what teams are doing less and less of in this hyper-strained season, but they’re not exactly rare basketball activities. When the Miami Heat simply badly out-rebounded them as they recently did in victory over the Jazz, for example, it does leave one realizing that Utah can probably not continue to get away with playing the 6’4” O’Neale at power forward in the more physical postseason, and still expect to get as many shots as their opponent.

    was obvious last year. The fact that they signed Davis/Bojan last year and Favors this year instead of a 4 is mind blowing!

    The Los Angeles Clippers, too, recently called the Jazz on their night-in-night-out size gamble, and won the bet. But they did it an arguably more modernist way than what Utah’s max-spacing approach represents; the Clippers beat the Jazz without even seeing heavy minutes from a traditional center. This was obviously just one game, but it does underline what was more prominently visible in a bad loss to the Denver Nuggets, in which Nikola Jokic abused the Jazz on his way to a 47-point performance that stands tall in his MVP campaign resume: the Jazz and, more specifically, Gobert, don’t fare well against elite size. Gobert is clearly top of the sport when it comes to preventing guards from scoring at the rim, but at stopping centers and bigger forwards (like those of the Clippers) in the restricted area, he is noticeably prone to being pushed around.

    Rudy is the least of their worries

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    But don’t diminish Turner based on one historically challenging matchup. He should still be a frontrunner for the Defensive Player of the Year Award, if not the favorite to win the award over the likes of Embiid, Rudy Gobert and others, at least based on his body of work so far this season. Here’s why: For one, Turner leads the league in blocks at 3.4 per game, and it isn’t particularly close. Gobert came into the Philly game second in that category, 11 blocks behind. Of course, leading the league in blocks isn’t necessarily the litmus test; in 2018-19, Turner led the league in blocks and didn’t get a sniff of the award. It’s why he knew that if he wanted to bolster his candidacy, he needed to add some subtle elements to his defensive game.
    – via Bob Kravitz @ The Athletic


    blocks mean little

    No player contests more shots per game within six feet of the basket than Turner (10.5) and he allows a minus-16.2 percent difference in field goal percentage on these attempts. He’s not just blocking shots; he’s altering shots, making plays with his quick feet and hands and giving the Pacers one of the top — if not the top — rim protectors in the game. “It’s funny, his rookie year, he was amazing; I got to see him on the USA Select Team and thought he was the best player on the whole team. He was unbelievable,” Sixers coach Doc Rivers said. “He’s turned out to be a different kind of player than I thought he would be.
    – via Bob Kravitz @ The Athletic


    Rudy gets less chances for blocks because people won't go near him.

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