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Watching the Spurs vs. Lakers

Manjazz would rather see the Lakers against the Spurs, than see the Jazz get swept again as the eight seed. Hearing, "man I’d really like to see the Lakers lose, so the Jazz can make the playoffs." It’s like picking up a three legged dog lying limp on the side of the road. Well, I’d rather leave the dog to its own demise. It’s time to leave the Jazz to their demise. The article on Grantland spoke many truths. Jazz didn’t want to unload at the trade deadline, hoping for the playoff push. Many expected a Hollywood style finish from the Jazz, who have been strictly platonic this season.

Jazz have turned into a typical stand-BA team, not relying on heavy screens and ball movement. Sloan made those guys run that system, very hardcore. I’d like to see a more open style with pick and rolls and threes, much like a Houston, Golden State, or Denver. They run a good break, but don’t stick to it, and there’s no offensive continuity. Jazz have the legs and personnel for such a system.

Play a version of small ball, while having a looser and less scripted system. Instead of stand and watch Jefferson, or someone shoot a lame jumper through a flex screen. Look the Nuggets, Karl changed his system to fit his personal. He used to call many plays, but knew this year he could open it up and attack the paint. He changed to fit his players and strengths. If Nuggets changed the Jazz can to, Sloan ball is over and they are running a weak version of it.

I don't want to see the Jazz limp lamely into the playoffs and get swept. Limping in isn’t the answer, changing is the old system drastically is. Those teams mentioned before did, they all run a looser system than in the past. Playing small ball and running it up the floor works and is successful. They are all in positions for the playoffs. Some have mentioned Van Gundy to coach Utah. The last thing Utah needs is a stand at a spot coach, who controls everything. Those young guys would go crazy with Gundy. Jazz would definitely still be limping up and down, he is not the answer. Change some personnel and the system, other teams have with success.

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