durden_tyler wrote:Don't waste Conley please (meaning do all the moves you have to do to becoming legit title contenders), will be following Utah next season and cheering for you guys to do well.
At the moment i already see your team as Top 3 in the West.
(Adopt this Grizz fan for a year because we have noting to cheer for in Memphis-- title and playoffs wise at least)
Welcome to the TN Jazz fan club, (at least for this year right?) Its terrific cheering for the Jazz from TN, but games are always blacked out between the Jazz and Grizz and Jazz and Hawks where I live, which I don't understand as I live in the Nashville area. That includes games in Utah!
I love your prediction of top 3, I think Conley will help get us there if everyone stays healthy, now let's see what else they do to help shore up the bench a bit and maybe get one more quality player. I read elsewhere that Conley has "this look" for players where he holds people accountable. Thats great and I hope he feels coming into in that he will be able to do that with everyone on the Jazz as well.
Looking forward to any insight you can give us.
Thanks for the warm welcome. Not from the U.S./Tenn. so i don't have your blackout problems.
A little backstory i guess on why i became a Memphis fan; i am a player-first fan (Jason Williams) as most international fans (am from the Philippines) don't have a team to follow when by default when you're not from the U.S. (So in a way i hate Utah then too; when Utah were owning the young Sacramento Kings, when i became a JWill fan
Anyway, Williams got traded to Memphis (then i hated the Kings) and got hooked with those teams. Even when J-Will was traded to Miami (where we won a ring
, with nice contributions from my favorite player) i never really left being a fan of Memphis (especially the Grit and Grind...)
Curiously, i likeD Ricky Rubio when he entered the NBA. i really thought i'd have my "next Jason Williams" to follow (Now you know what kind of players i like to follow, so yeah pass-first Stockton i never really hated even when i was backing Jordan then); never panned out in Minnesota and i thought it was just the system.
But when he was traded to Utah and still did not improve, it was a disappointment that he never at least reached J-Dub's level (come at me, Spaniards, if they are still here; i am of course biased for Williams). i did like Utah's chances with Rubio at the helm of the PG spot, i was wrong...
So here we are with Conley with the Jazz. My first take is that he will really, really help Mitchell "grow in his own terms". From what i saw last year (especially the playoffs), there was just too much on his plate, too much pressure to perform because of the Jazz's lack of creators on offense. He's a young guy, so that was sort of expected especially when pitted against the veterans in Houston...
Now with Conley, he can relax a bit on offense. Conley is the sort of point guard who prioritizes running the team first but will take over when necessary. Additionally, i think he maximizes Gobert's offense too (see: Marc Gasol).
Ultimately, i think Conley's contribution is again, to help give Mitchel space to operate...
Mitchell drives... Kicks out to Ricky Rubio. Clank. That was last year. Conley will provide a better result. (Yeah a final shot at Rubio for the final sentence of the post
If there is no basketball in heaven, i am not going.