Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > NBA Team Forums > Utah Jazz Forum

Utah Jazz Forum Utah Jazz forum - Utah Jazz message board

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #16
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

from slcdunk:

Quote:
The Jazz hired Johnnie Bryant yesterday, in an interesting move filling another hole in the Jazz' coaching staff. Bryant previously worked as Paul Millsap's personal trainer (as well as working with guys like C.J. Miles, Deron Williams, and Ronnie Price while they were in Utah). Millsap got as excited as possible about Bryant's hiring:

It works out, man. It works out. Pieces are falling ó that's how I look at it. He's going to be around everyday. So any time I need to get exercise or any of the other guys need to get up extra shots, he's there for them.

- from BTS' interview of Paul Millsap in the Salt Lake Tribune.

The thing that's so impressive about Paul Millsap's game is his insistence on adding a statistically significant facet to his game seemingly every season, something that's really hard to do. Let's walk through them:

Last season, he finished 3rd in the league in steals, after not finishing in the top 20 the previous year.
The previous year, he also added an important facet: the outside shot. The previous season (2009-2010), he shot 4.2 shots per game outside the rim area. In 2010-11, he shot 8.1 FGA per game. Remarkably, he was almost as efficient: 53.1 FG% compared to 53.8%. The increase he took on in USG% without a sizable decrease in efficiency must have stupefied Dean Oliver. Also supporting this was the leap in FT% he took: in his first 4 years, Millsap never shot above 70%. In 2011, Millsap shot 75.7%, and last season shot just shy of 80%.
In the summer of 2008 and again in 2010, he became a much better passer, moving up from an assist percentage of 6.7% his rookie year to 9.8% in 2008-09 to 12.4% last season.
Of course, the Adj +/- jumps have been remarkable, culminating in his 4th place finish this year in basketballvalue.com's Adj. +/- numbers.
There are some downsides, to be sure. He hasn't maintained the blocking or offensive rebound skills of his electric rookie year, something that has hurt his overall effectiveness (may I hypothesize it is due to taller competition as a starter?). But his basketball skills have undeniably improved, and if Johnnie Bryant deserves any credit for that improvement, then the Jazz just made an excellent hire.

And thus ends this week's Paul Millsap's promotional segment! This week's segment was sponsored by DeAngelo Simmons. Be sure to see the feature film Ambition in theaters, coming "soon".

Sounds like a guy you should be looking to bench/trade to me.
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 07:04 PM   #17
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Enes Kanter went to the Cheesecake Factory last night. He didnít have a date so asked Twitter if any blondes were interested in joining him for dinner. We canít be sure if anyone took him up on his offer because after dinner he asked for a brunette to rub him down. The Big Lead
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 03:42 PM   #18
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Brian T. Smith: With less than five days before media day, Raja Bell's still part of the #UtahJazz. Haven't been informed of any progress in talks and was told late Tuesday there had been none. Bell was in Salt Lake City on Monday for a physical. Still unclear what Jazz's next move is. Twitter @tribjazz
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 03:45 PM   #19
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Quote:
Brian T. Smith: With less than five days before media day, Raja Bell's still part of the #UtahJazz. Haven't been informed of any progress in talks and was told late Tuesday there had been none. Bell was in Salt Lake City on Monday for a physical. Still unclear what Jazz's next move is. Twitter @tribjazz

Quinn is a Jazz type of player. Would rather see a young pg in camp competing with the vets myself.
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 07:39 AM   #20
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Brian T. Smith: UFA forward Josh Howard continues to negotiate with four #NBA teams, including New York Knicks. #UtahJazz also remain an option. Twitter @tribjazz

Brian T. Smith: Howard hopes to sign before training camp begins. Any move with Utah continues to hinge on what the Jazz do with Raja Bell. Twitter @tribjazz
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #21
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Utah Jazz announce Raja Bell won’t attend training camp


By Brian T. Smith


| The Salt Lake Tribune

The Jazz announced Friday that veteran guard Raja Bell won’t attend training camp next week.

"I have spoken with Raja and his representative, Herb Rudoy, and we have mutually agreed that although Raja remains under contract, it is in the best interest of all parties that he not rejoin the team next week when the Jazz begin training camp," Utah general manger Dennis Lindsey said in a news release. "We will now move forward focusing on Jazz basketball and our preparation for the upcoming season. We will have no further comment on this matter."

As of Thursday, Bell hadn’t been informed by the Jazz whether he was supposed to attend camp.

He appeared in Salt Lake City on Monday for a physical evaluation.
There has no progress in talks between sides during the past month, and a long-delayed buyout has been on the table since at least July.

Bell, 35, is set to make $3.5 million during the 2012-13 season, which is his last year under contract with the Jazz.

Bell was Utah’s primary free-agent acquisition during the summer of 2010 and served as the team’s main shooting guard the last two years.
He often clashed with coach Tyrone Corbin, though, and Bell said at the end of the 2011-12 season he didn’t want to play for Utah this year.

Twitter: @tribjazz

Last edited by Xiao Yao You : 09-28-2012 at 07:28 PM.
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 07:37 PM   #22
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Jared Zwerling: Source on J. Howard or K. Martin to #Knicks: "Josh will go elsewhere. Kenyon may be an option once he realizes he won't get more than min." Twitter @JaredZwerling
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 08:36 PM   #23
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Jerry Zgoda: Jazz tell Raja Bell to stay away from camp. Wolves have had interest in him for his defense before. Hmmmm, put 2 and 2 together and....? Twitter @JerryZgoda
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 11:19 AM   #24
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Quote:
Favors hopes for an increased role, but the power forward said he doesn't care if he backs up Millsap or starts.

That's a change from earlier when he said he expects to start. Jefferson is the one that should be losing his job not their best player Millsap.
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #25
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Jared Zwerling: Source close to #Knicks believes Josh Howard will sign elsewhere b/c Utah, Philly, Charlotte, etc. are better fits. All min money like NYK. Twitter @JaredZwerling
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 12:54 AM   #26
SourPatchKids
Banned
 
SourPatchKids's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dooney Rock
Posts: 7,110
SourPatchKids is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSourPatchKids is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSourPatchKids is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSourPatchKids is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSourPatchKids is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSourPatchKids is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSourPatchKids is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSourPatchKids is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSourPatchKids is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSourPatchKids is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSourPatchKids is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

o:
SourPatchKids is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 09:52 AM   #27
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Quote:
A new name has emerged in the race to become Israel's second-ever NBA player alongside Cleveland's Omri Casspi. Point guard Gal Mekel impressed the Utah Jazz in a recent audition to such a degree that the Jazz, according to sources close to the situation, have extended an unexpected invitation to training camp to Mekel, who played two seasons at Wichita State from 2006-08. ESPN.com

But sources told ESPN.com that visa complications have made it unlikely that Mekel could be ready to join the Jazz before the end of the coming week at the earliest, by which point he'd have already missed several practices, thus setting him back and complicating any attempt to try to make Utah's roster. ESPN.com

Don't remember the Jazz ever having so many guys in camp and Josh Howard still possible but Raja or someone would have to be gone to make that happen now.
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 09:55 AM   #28
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Looks like he could be the young pg they are missing on the roster. Hopefully Watson is healthy enough to trade away!
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 07:12 PM   #29
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Jody Genessy: To clarify about Kanter's weight loss, he gained 20-odd lbs when he returned home to Turkish grub and dropped 51 after returning to the U.S. Twitter @DJJazzyJody
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 07:30 PM   #30
Xiao Yao You
NBA All-star
 
Xiao Yao You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peking, P.R.C., Asia
Posts: 9,145
Xiao Yao You is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Jody Genessy: Earl Watson on Enes Kanter's interesting summer tweets: "Enes needs his own reality show, 'Enes Comes To Salt Lake.'" Twitter @DJJazzyJody
Xiao Yao You is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:43 AM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site













Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy