Crunch 99 wrote:MTJazzv3 wrote:Daddy 801 wrote:
Main thing that jumps out to me is their minutes played versus the amount of points scored. If they continue to let the three fly like they have been the starters are going to get a lot of rest. They will have games where they are up by 20 in the fourth and just play their bench guys. That’s a wonderful thing in may regards. They will be rested, bench will develop, confidence builder, and give coaching staff to evaluate third string guys. I’m seriously pumped for the season. All the criticisms myself and others have made for a decade seem to be addressed. Finally playing with pace, making the extra pass, and getting up the 3 ball.
Bizarre the Jazz actually are playing a modern NBA offense this decade, but I love it! Dudes are getting open 3 looks all night, due in part because defenders have to stay honest with the Gobert/Favors lob threat for 48 minutes. Very pleasant bench surprises coming from Oni, Stephens and Forrest, who all look way better than buried at the end of the bench types, and I've always had a soft spot for Yogi's game, (can score in bunches). Ridiculously deep bench roster this year that was the Achilles heel last year. I agree that the Jazz are actually in the hunt for the top seed, depending on how the covid season/load management plays out with the LA teams.
I think the stealth break-out candidate for meaningful bench rotation minutes will be Stephens - he's playing like a mature first rounder and has obvious game/scoring feel - sending in Clarkson and Stephens for ridiculous instant offense could be a game changer.
I am probably missing something, but I don't see a guy named Stephens on the roster. Do you mean Hughes?
Doh! Yes. Peak 2020 brain fog lol. Good to see you around Crunch, long time. This Jazz roster is intriguing as hell - haven't felt like the Jazz could get to the WCF in like a decade but they are end-to-end bursting with potential this year. I'm impressed with the Jazz deep sourcing of potential NBA talent in the the second round/undrafted and then farm system. Oni, Brantley, Morgan - these guys can make other rosters and speaks well to the FO nose for talent and after Bambi, Enes, others maybe its time Jazz struck some gold. This team healthy is going to give opposing teams headaches most nights, especially in a compressed marathon season during a global pandemic.