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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN — The offense sputters in Los Angeles

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SUMMARY:  The Jazz offense never ignites and the Lakers blow out the Jazz in LA _____

  • The Jazz struggled offensively for the 2nd night of the season. This time the opponent was better and the offensive struggles look far more severe than they did in the opening game.  However, they really were the same just against a more physical and more committed defensive team.

 

  • The Jazz offense tonight was really inept. The offensive rating was a 72 at the close the third quarter with the game virtually over with the Lakers up by 19,

 

  • Nothing about the Jazz offense looked familiar. Their wasn’t the ball movement we are used to seeing.  Their was the usual smart shot distribution.  Their wasn’t any ball security as the Jazz had 20 turnovers before they had 20 field goals.

 

  • The Jazz defense was great tonight and kept the game close for most of the night. The Jazz forced the Lakers into a crazy amount of mid-range shots and protected the rim fabulously.  Rudy Gobert was very strong again tonight.

 

  • The game changed when the Lakers didn’t start JaVell McGee in the 2nd half and went to Anthony Davis as the center. Interestingly, it quieted Anthony Davis but it started the Lakers offense going.  It brought the LeBron James/Anthony Davis pick and roll into play and the Jazz had a hard time stopping LeBron.  Davis only had one field goal in the 2nd half when he was playing center and it was a lob dunk on the LeBron/Davis pick and roll.

 

  • LeBron is not going to by you anymore, but he is going to go through you and over power you. Guarded by Royce O’Neale and Joe Ingles he simply overpowered the defender into the paint to score his points.

 

  • Mike Conley struggled again for the Jazz. He was 1 for 8 at the end of three quarter and 2 for 24 for the season at the point.  More surprising tonight were the times when he drove the basket and lost the ball.  He got two fields in the 4th quarter when Quin Snyder make a conscience effort to get him going.   This is a tremendous adjustment for Conley.  Every night of his career up until now he has had the ball in his hands and gained his rhythm by playing in that manner. Now other players are brining the ball up.  He often runs to the corner.  The Jazz overall ball movement is not very good right now so there are possessions when he doesn’t touch the ball.  It is all very new to him.   Unless the grim age reaper has grabbed him at 32 years old in a very rapid fashion after one of the best seasons of his career Mike is a smart player and will figure this out, but it is a significant adjustment that I am not sure anyone realized how significant it really was.

 

  • The Jazz bench really struggled tonight. Royce, Niang and Davis were badly negative.  O’Neale was -20 in 19 minutes at the end of 3 and George Niang was -21 in 12 minutes and Ed Davis was -15 in 8 minutes.

 

  • The lakers eliminated Joe Inlges. LeBron James was face guarding Joe throughout the game and not letting him get to the ball.

 

  • The Jazz shot distribution was really poor tonight The Jazz had only 15 of their first 53 shots as three point shots.  They are not moving the ball and getting the open looks we are accustomed

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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NBA Free Agency is here for the Utah Jazz

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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

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New Utah Jazz Head Coach Will Hardy: What formed him, what influences, style of play and staff

David Locke

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Reports have the Utah Jazz hiring Will Hardy as their new head coach. The 34 year old assistant to the Boston Celtics and formerly of the San Antionio Spurs is on the verge of becoming the next head coach of the Utah Jazz. The Jazz believe in Hardy giving him a reportidly 5 year deal. David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, breaks down the influences that formed Will Hardy from his unique college experience at Williams College to his journey to the Spurs bench and all the coaches that have touched him along the way. One thing has been universally true about Will Hardy, everyone knew he was on the path to great things and leading people. The quotes about him from his high school coach to his college coach to Gregg Popovich all tell the same story. Locke also digs into what he believes the style of play will be and what will happen with his coaching staff.

 

0:00: Open

3:00: What is Will Hardy’s journey

5:00: The influence of Williams College

8:00: Curt Tong, the life changer

12:00: Quotes from his coaches

15:00: 6 to 60 it didn’t matter

24:00: Style of play

28:00: Will Alex Jensen stay with the Utah Jazz

31:00: Coaching circles

 

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Utah Jazz free agency decision making tree, the case for Johnnie Bryant and NBA Menus

David Locke

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The NBA Free agency is looking and the Utah Jazz decison making tree is becoming more and more clear. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, takes you through the steps the Utah Jazz front office is going through to determine what they do in the off-season. the real question is there a good solution and a correct route for the Utah Jazz and do they dictate that ability. Yesterday we looked at the case for the Utah Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen as the Utah Jazz head coach. Today we do the same with New York Knicks and former Utah Jazz assistant coach Johnnie Bryant. The case for Bryant is very similar to numerous other coaches in the search. Then it is time to go shopping and look at the menus of NBA rosters. 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

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