In recent years, the Utah Jazz have lacked athleticism in their frontcourt, have struggled on the road, and have been unable to avoid waves of injuries to key players.
After losing in Denver to the Nuggets 114-105 on October 28, early returns on this yearÆs Jazz said that not much has changed.
UtahÆs offense was okay in the gameùtheir defense was another story.
Andrei Kirilenko and Ronnie Brewer are okay defenders, but neither is a true stopper. Brewer had no defensive first step and was lit up by Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, and Ty Lawson one-on-one. Kirilenko was routinely outmuscled by Anthony on drives to the hoop.
In fact, despite Anthony registering 30 points, the Jazz were saved by the fact that he missed three shots in the shadow of the ...
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Article written by Erick Blasco