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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Gobert dominates and Jazz do what they should

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SUMMARY:  On an emotional day the Jazz control the 2nd half to dominate the Hawks on their way to their 30th win of the season

  • This was quite a day with the Rudy Gobert all-star snub and then the emotional shoot around press event.    It took the Jazz a while to get rolling but when they did it was a dominating 2nd half that lead to the win.

 

  • The Hawks play a unique game. They have good offensive players.  They play fast.  They catch you by surprise a bit and if they are making shots they can get you.  They came in having won 10 of their last 20 with wins over the Clippers, 76ers and the Thunder.

 

  • The Jazz adjusted in the 2nd half to who the Hawks are and how they play and outscored the Hawks 70-50.

 

  • A lot of it was the Jazz started making shots. The Jazz were just 6 of 23 in the first half from three but finished the game 6 of 12 in the 2nd The Jazz took a remarkable amount of corner 3s.  18 tonight.  18 corner threes in this game is one of the highest outputs of any team all season.

 

  • The Jazz held the Hawks to just 29% of their shots at the rim and that was a large increase from what it was earlier in the game.

 

  • Joe Ingles started fast with 10 first quarter points and finished the night with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Plus a very sore hip.  He has put together numerous solid games in a row for the Jazz.

 

  • Rudy Gobert got in foul trouble in the first quarter and had a non-descript first half. After the break he was terrific.  Matching a season high with 25 points and also grabbing 13 rebounds.    His efficiency was amazing.  Gobert took 7 shots and made all 7 on his way to the 25 points.

 

  • The Hawks are a fun young team. Trae Young looks like a really nice NBA player.  He knows how to play with his size.  He is really strong and he gets passes to tough places and his shooting is going to improve.  His floater is nice weapon if he shoots it as well as he has all year

 

  • Kevin Huerter is another really nice player. Wow can he shoot it.  He is somewhere between Klay Thompson and Kyle Korver.  He is not quite the defensive player that Thompson is, but he is much younger.

 

  • John Collins puts up great numbers and is a super rim finisher. Amazingly good at the rim plus he hits on 38 percent of his three point shots.  I wonder how he is going to be defensively in the long run and how his dribble game.

 

  • The Jazz did what they should against a young team. They played the game and when they realized it was going to take a bit more focus to beat them they did exactly that.  It was not a game that too a lot of juice out of the Jazz.  It is why playing the lesser teams is really important and the Jazz have only lost one game against those teams it was in Mexico City.

David Locke enters his ninth year as the radio play-by-play voice of the Utah Jazz, having spent the majority of his career in radio in Salt Lake City and Seattle. In the summer of 2016, Locke created the Locked on Podcast Network which has podcast daily bite sized podcasts for every NBA and NFL team. A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Locke graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. Locke and his wife have a son and a daughter.

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Danny Ainge the Executive Part 1 – Rebuild to Championship – What can we learn

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In a part series a deep dive look into Danny Ainge career as a General Manager and what we can learn from how he might run the Utah Jazz. Ainge’s career has 4 stages and today we look at the first two the rebuild to the Championship. In the next episode we will look at the Fleece into a contender. The common threads of Ainge’s career are a great read of the moment, a variety in the types of players he acquires, added value that matters, perfect recognition of his talent, fleecing of other teams and he doesn’t always hit on this draft picks but he doesn’t miss. David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz. Locked On Jazz Podcast https://www.lockedonjazz.net/ LockedOnJazz.com https://buff.ly/2FEZTVY Apple https://apple.co/3Dc8QBq Spotify https://spoti.fi/3IfvgVX Stitcher https://bit.ly/3pkGyzB Google https://bit.ly/3I8TwJz Follow David Locke on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DLocke09 #NBA #UtahJazz #DonovanMitchell #RudyGobert #NBAPodcast

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Luka Doncic and Dallas made Phoenix look like Utah and it was a bad day for Centers

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Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks made the Phoenix Suns look the same way they made the Utah Jazz look. How did they do it? What does it mean for the Jazz and the Suns looking forward.

The Game 7 match-ups were a bad day for Centers in the NBA. Brook Lopez who had led the take away the rim style of NBA defense in Milwaukee had Grant Williams shooting 16 three point shots and the Celtics got the win. The Phoenix Suns #1 pick Deandre Ayton was played off the floor by the Dallas Mavericks as well as “internal” issues. Plus, the Mavericks 5 out drive offense makes it very hard for a center to defend on the perimeter.

David Locke the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider looks at all those options and sets the table for what the Utah Jazz can do.

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Five off-season models for the Utah Jazz. Which do you prefer?

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The Utah Jazz are confronting a pivotal off-season. How will they proceed? One school of thought, it has run its self out and to blow it all up? What benefit does that have? From there, there are three different approaches, trying to add a home run to the already set core of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. Another approach would be to move the a bunch of pieces to add pieces and add depth. The final choose would be to narrow down to one of the core pieces are re-mold the franchise with that core piece. David Locke the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider looks at all those options and sets the table for what the Utah Jazz can do. Locked On Jazz Podcast https://www.lockedonjazz.net/ LockedOnJazz.com https://buff.ly/2FEZTVY Apple https://apple.co/3Dc8QBq Spotify https://spoti.fi/3IfvgVX Stitcher https://bit.ly/3pkGyzB Google https://bit.ly/3I8TwJz Follow David Locke on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DLocke09 #NBA #UtahJazz #DonovanMitchell #RudyGobert #NBAPodcast

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