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    I saw why they want to change Sensabaugh's physique. He didn't look fat exactly just not toned. Definitely has some talent

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    looks like Bullock for Talen works

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    With the Jazzís multitude of offensive-oriented guards, Dunnís defense stands out. Itís that skill that, Hardy says, may even turn him into a starter during the 2023-24 season ó as soon as opening day. ďI think there are opportunities for us to change the (starting) lineup at certain times, depending on who weíre playing, Hardy said. ďWeíre always looking at it like weíre trying to maximize 48 minutes, but yes, Kris is somebody who could be in that slot. He could potentially be there the opening night of the season, he could not.Ē

    Ė via Salt Lake Tribune

    If you're really all about putting the best players out there it should be Dunn and Agbaji no question but obviously the fact that The Bum started last year none of that is really true. It's a shame because there's a lot to like about you as a coach otherwise

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    https://thejnotes.com/2023/10/17/5-r...this-season/4/

    Alex Caruso
    would love him!

    Tyus Jones
    probably smaller than you'd like. Rather have Sexton I think

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    https://thejnotes.com/2023/10/18/ksl...ver-but-is-he/

    KSL names Rudy Gobert No. 6 Utah Jazz player ever but is he?
    he's 3. It's not even close. No one had close to the impact outside the statues

    Well, letís look at some key categories. Firstly, defense. Yeah, save for Kirilenko, and Mark Eaton, there isnít a Jazz defender who matches Gorbertís talent on the defensive end of the floor. And while weíre all on board with Eaton being seen as the better defender, itís by relative hairs that he is.
    Eaton sucked. He wasn't close to the defender Gobert was. Kirilenko might have been his all star year?

    Lastly, offense and this is where Gobert flops. He was a fine rim-runner, but he wasnít really capable of creating his own offense. He could catch lobs and was decent enough to hit his put-backs, but he wasnít going to bring anyone out of the paint and he certainly wasnít a threat from three-point.
    you need to find something else to do with your time. His impact on offense was huge. He did all the little things so others could score.

    He has the accolades, he has the success, the problem is that his contract and behavior as of late have soured the image of Gobert. Something we were a bit guilty of. The modern narrative is that heís overrated and isnít very good, but he was actually the best defensive player for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, and the teamís defense faltered with him off the court.
    the non max contract that he earned by being an all NBA/DPOTY? How many Jazz players have more all NBA selections? Pretty sure just two

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    https://thejnotes.com/2023/10/18/whi...z-isnt-unfair/

    Thatís absurd, as this team was nearly in the playoffs last season with a less impressive roster. Sure, not having Conley hurts, but the team isnít somehow worse today than it was at the end of the prior season.
    they weren't good at the end of the year though and now The Bum is back so yes they actually might be worse especially if Dunn isn't playing. If he and Agbaji start and The Bum's minutes are limited they could surprise again

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    https://fansided.com/posts/will-the-...t-01hd1nkvek88

    Who cares? One of the most overrated feats in basketball. Haven't been a fan since the days of Kidd going 4-17 from the field and getting one

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    https://www.deseret.com/2023/10/19/2...eseason-finale

    Iím starting to worry that maybe Luka Samanic hasnít done enough during the preseason to warrant the Jazz using the final roster spot on him. He has staggered guarantee dates in his contract (one before the start of the regular season and another in January) so the Jazz could give him a few more months, but I donít know that itís going to happen. Heís had a rough preseason.
    he hasn't looked as good as last year but he's better than Simone

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    Default Re: 2023 Pre=season

    https://saltcityhoops.com/do-the-jaz...a-point-guard/

    Perhaps the biggest topic du jour in Jazzland is the guard rotation. The six strongest candidates for minutes are Jordan Clarkson, Collin Sexton, Talen Horton-Tucker, Kris Dunn, Keyonte George, and Ochai Agbaji. Thus far, coach Will Hardy has solved this squeeze by playing some guards out of position. For example, Agbaji has primarily played as a forward, even though heís ideally a shooting guard if the Jazz want to play with positional size. Weíve even seen lineups with center Walker Kessler and four guards.
    I wouldn't necessarily say Agbaji is ideally a guard in today's game especially with how big the Jazz are playing though I think he should be starting at the 2 next to Dunn

    The other issue facing the Jazz roster is a deficiency in passing and strong overlap in other guard skills. Sexton, THT, and Dunn prefer to score their points on drives. While THT and Dunn have had hot scoring streaks, they donít generate gravity on the perimeter, making them shaky fits in Kessler lineups. And while Clarkson has evolved his passing game admirably, making him the primary distributor may be asking too much.
    Dunn has hit open shots and Sexton can hit from anywhere. The Bum sucks. Dunn is the best fit regardless. Probably best defender on the team and one of the best in the whole league and runs the team the best. He should start no question

    That said, starting the rookie to start the season isnít a clear cut answer. Hardy has shown that playing time must be earned. Players donít need to start to develop, and Key has already earned significant minutes as a backup in preseason play. Point guard is a notoriously hard position for rookies to play, and throwing a nineteen-year-old right into the furnace could prove unwise. Ideally George can take more and more responsibility as he becomes ready for it, rather than being the only option.
    should start with the Stars clearly

    Even during last yearís rebuild, the Jazz brought in veterans like Kelly Olynyk and Mike Conley to create a functional offense. Rewards were reaped, as players like Kessler and Lauri Markkanen blossomed in a stable environment. The same argument can be made for bringing in a table setter to ease Georgeís development as he grows into his role.
    Dunn is already that guy

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    https://thejnotes.com/2023/10/19/the...ld-be-shocked/

    still only 23. Ainge certainly sees something in him. Looked like they might want him playing the 1 with the Stars?

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    Default Re: 2023 Pre=season

    https://thejnotes.com/2023/10/19/zac...ility-and-fun/

    When the Bum was off the floor last year it was as likable of a team as the Jazz have ever had. Unselfish and they played hard

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