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A Couple of Points of Discussion

1. Coaching staff inadequacies:

Is the coaching staff responsible for player development? If so, what do you think the reason is behind the non existant investment in our youth of highly assessed potential (Favors, Kanter, Burks - all top ten picks) compared to other teams? Is the coaching staff playing it too safe? There seems to be no risk taken. Why is this so?

2. Coaching staff issue 2: Team Identity

By playing it safe all the time, meaning conforming players to fit into the system and having them run the right plays, undermine the player's own initiative and bring a lack of self motivation and even go so far as stunt the development of the younger players? Playing it right all the time and going the safe route is fine and dandy but is that what the Jazz will ever become? Mediocre? In my opinion, that's where the team identity sits.

3. Why is there no urgency for the Jazz organization to address the porous defense of the team for the last couple of seasons?

I don't hear anyone, and I'm speaking mostly of the front office, bringing up strengthening the defense when I believe it should be priority number one. The Jazz got completely exposed by a high octane offense in Houston. The Jazz still can't defend the pick and roll after all these years. All great teams have good defenses. Defense is what wins it during the playoffs. Everyone knows this. And yet there seems to be no effort by the organization to address it. The Jazz were already the 4th best offense last season and yet the FO decides the offense needs fixing by going after 3 point shooters. What is our biggest deficiency in defense? What needs to be addressed first and formost? What solutions do you propose?

All comments are the opinion of the commenter and not necessarily that of SLC Dunk or SB Nation.

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