EMPTYING THE NOGGIN
Summary: In a west that won’t blink the Jazz won’t blink either and win their 15th of 17 games
- You can call it winning ugly or you can discuss it however you wish but the Jazz defense is as equally dominant as any team’s offense is in the NBA right now.
- The Jazz held the Orlando Magic to a 41% EFG, league average is 52%. The Magic offensive rating was below 90, the league best defensive of team is 101. The Jazz specific game plans to Fournier and Gordon and took them completely out of their game. However, the simple impact of Rudy Gobert does this as much as anything. When players who shot 20 to 30% of their shots at the rim no longer have that as an option it derails their entire rhythm to how they play.
- I am currently mesmerized by how great Rudy Gobert is and how big his impact on games has been. Is he this generations Ben Wallace? Is he better? For the Jazz to have won 15 of 17 doesn’t make any sense unless there is something we are greatly undervaluing. I am stuck on Rudy as that undervalued entity. I believe it is somewhat Joe Ingles who is having a larger offensive impact than people realize. Quin Snyder is a wizard and his staff prepares an unequalled game plan. Donovan is wonderful. However, none of this works without Rudy. If you take your heart out of loving this team, then this roster winning 15 of 17 doesn’t jive with how people are talking about basketball. What does Dennis Lindsey know that the rest of us are missing? Again, it must be Rudy Gobert. He changes every play the offense runs. Offenses are designed to break the defense down and then kick to shooters or attack the rim. If you eliminate the attack of the rim it becomes very hard to kick to shooters. If a defender knows Rudy has the middle covered then they don’t have to leave the shooter. The jazz aren’t allowing corner 3s because you don’t leave the corner 3 shooter when Rudy is in the game.
- The Jazz defensive rating when Gobert is on the floor is 99 for the season. Since he returned on Jan 19th the defensive rating with him on the floor is a 97.4. Overall, since he got back the defensive rating is a 98.7. To put this in perspective the 2nd best in the NBA is Toronto at 101.4 and the league average in that time period is a 107.7. The Jazz are nearly 10 points better than the league average defensively. The Rockets offense in that same time period, which is their win streak, is a 115.2 (same as Warriors in that span) The Rockets are 8 points above average and the Jazz are 9 points below average. Thus, I would argue the Jazz defense has been more dominant since Gobert returned than the Rockets or Warriors offense in the same time period.
- Back to tonight. Joe Ingles pick and roll partner this year has usually been Derrick Favors. Recently, they have been one of the most efficient combinations in the NBA. Tonight without Derrick Favors it had to be Ingles and Gobert. This is has not been as successful. They struggled a bit early, but as the night went on they got better and better.
- Ricky Rubio played with great passion tonight , made his first two layups and that opened up the game.
- In the first half the Jazz got 11 corner 3 attempts (unofficially) which is close to their season high. The Jazz lead the NBA in % of 3 point shots as corner 3s. In the 2nd half the Magic took that away.
- Solid win. No wiggle room in the playoff push
JAZZ GAME REWIND: 2nd Half propels Toronto past the youthful Jazz
The Jazz fell short in the second half as the Toronto defense shut the new-look Jazz down in route to cruising to an 114 – 82 Raptors victory. Lauri Markkanen shined for the Jazz with 20 points and 5 rebounds but the Raptors length and athleticism proved to be too much for the Jazz riding a dominant 3rd quarter to pull away from the Jazz who played well in the first half, only trailing by one.
Relive the game through the radio highlights. Voiced by Leif Thulin.
Utah Jazz trade Rudy Gobert – the emotions, the decision making, what did we get and what now
The Utah Jazz traded Rudy Gobert on Friday after a 4th of July weekend to soak in the biggest news of the NBA trade season we try to digest what it means for the Utah Jazz. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, take a look at all angles of the Rudy Gobert trade. The emotions of losing one of your own and a beloved player like Rudy Gobert. The player that we knew how great he was and had to argue on his behalf and now someone else gets the pleasure. Locke revisits the decision making tree of the Utah Jazz and how they got to trading Rudy Gobert and why they took this trade rather than other options that may have been on the table for the Utah Jazz. Then Locke looks into what did we really get in this trade and what are the possibilities of benefit for trading one of the great players in franchise history. A look at each of the 5 first round picks and what they could become and the margin starts to expand the farther out you go. Then are the Utah Jazz re-building? Why now would be the question. That is a decision that the Jazz don’t need to make for the some time. Summer league kicks off today and what are the Utah Jazz looking for and who could make an impression. What the Jazz want to see from Jared Butler 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
NBA Free Agency is here for the Utah Jazz
NBA Free Agency is day is here for the Utah Jazz. What can we expect to take place? Will the Utah Jazz make a trade? Is this the day Rudy Gobert or Mike Conley or Donovan Mitchell gets traded? Do the Jazz have a free agency move to be made? David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA insider take a look at all of these questions and gives you the free agency primer. Is the market drying up on the Utah Jazz? The Clippers and Wizards have already made moves and the Atlanta Hawks have used their draft capital. Rumors continue with Rudy Gobert at the forefront and we take a look at what those deals might be for the Utah Jazz and what would have to be included to make a deal happen. Then a look at the Utah Jazz options at the tax payer mid level contractsand what the Jazz current roster looks like and what could take place. 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
- JAZZ GAME REWIND: 2nd Half propels Toronto past the youthful Jazz October 2, 2022
- Utah Jazz trade Rudy Gobert – the emotions, the decision making, what did we get and what now July 5, 2022
- NBA Free Agency is here for the Utah Jazz June 30, 2022
- New Utah Jazz Head Coach Will Hardy: What formed him, what influences, style of play and staff June 29, 2022
- Utah Jazz free agency decision making tree, the case for Johnnie Bryant and NBA Menus June 28, 2022