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Game Thread Oct 20, 2021 07:00PM MT: Jazz vs. Thunder

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DasJazz

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No ****. Great point. There is only one reason for anyone with poor eyesight not to get lasik. Cause you can't afford it. I'm pretty sure Donovan can afford it.
This makes me think Donovan might be kind of a dumbass

Oh he is, let's just say it's a good thing he has basketball.
 


DasJazz

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No. I wear glasses. My vision has slowly worsened. I would play basketball without glasses like Donovan does, but I haven’t played (in any organized or pickup fashion aside from against my son) since 2015 when I blew out my second achilles. Since then my eyesight is bad enough that I’d thought about this recently and I would probably do the goggles.

I got lasik in 2005, best decision I ever made from a vision standpoint.
 

l Abach l

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I think although Whiteside didn't have his best game, the Thunder's offense definitely felt his presence when he was on the court. Where as last year there was a noticeable drop-off (on defense) when Favors was in.

I'd love to see Butler get more minutes but whose minutes is he taking? When Gay comes back whose minutes is he taking? Still don't think we have the roster to combat small ball but I guess we'll see...
 

Jazz Fusion

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I think although Whiteside didn't have his best game, the Thunder's offense definitely felt his presence when he was on the court. Where as last year there was a noticeable drop-off (on defense) when Favors was in.

I'd love to see Butler get more minutes but whose minutes is he taking? When Gay comes back whose minutes is he taking? Still don't think we have the roster to combat small ball but I guess we'll see...
I didn’t see the game and wondered how Whiteside looked compared to what Favors could have offered. Thanks for your insight.
 

Jingled

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I think although Whiteside didn't have his best game, the Thunder's offense definitely felt his presence when he was on the court. Where as last year there was a noticeable drop-off (on defense) when Favors was in.

I'd love to see Butler get more minutes but whose minutes is he taking? When Gay comes back whose minutes is he taking? Still don't think we have the roster to combat small ball but I guess we'll see...

I assume Gay will be taking Paschall's minutes.
 

SoberasHotRod

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I didn’t see the game and wondered how Whiteside looked compared to what Favors could have offered. Thanks for your insight.
Favors was always at the right place at the right time, but was physically limited on what he was able to do at that point. Hassan is still figuring out defensive rotations/ might not ever get it. However, he is much more physically able to challenge. Because of this he is fouling a lot.
 

NAOS

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I didn’t see the game and wondered how Whiteside looked compared to what Favors could have offered. Thanks for your insight.
Whiteside was super inconsistent. Shocker. There were plays where he was clearly worse than Favors on his average night. Like, Hasan barely even rotated at all. He’s got a long way to go.
 

NAOS

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The transition defense was pretty bad last night. That kind of effort and focus will lose games against league-average teams.
 

KqWIN

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He was great offensively in the Clippers series. He struggled a little defensively but so did every single other player not named Rudy Gobert.

People overreact way too much based on one playoff series or even whole playoff runs. A player can be great one series, terrible the next. Such is the case with small sample sizes. There are fundamental issues that pop up in the playoffs, but players can just as easily have a good or bad stretch of games.
 

KqWIN

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I think although Whiteside didn't have his best game, the Thunder's offense definitely felt his presence when he was on the court. Where as last year there was a noticeable drop-off (on defense) when Favors was in.

I'd love to see Butler get more minutes but whose minutes is he taking? When Gay comes back whose minutes is he taking? Still don't think we have the roster to combat small ball but I guess we'll see...

The Thunder were mostly feeling the defensive presence of the wide open air last night. That's the luxury of playing a team who is not playing to win.

When Gay comes back he'll take Paschall's minutes, but I would prefer if Paschall went on to take Whiteside's minutes. I like Paschall and think he has some really nice skills....but he's in a losing situation playing the Niang role. He will have clear strengths and weaknesses at the 5, but I like them more than Whiteside.
 

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