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Off-season Odds and Ends

July 31, 2013

One. (Sung to the tune of “London Bridge”):

Jumbotron is coming down, coming down, coming down
Jumbotron is coming down, ___Twenty-Thirteen.*____

* Or fill in your own lyric.

Via @UtahJazz:

Two. Gordon Hayward calls Derrick Favors “Fav-O.” Yes, this is worthy of its own point.

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More from Jody Genessy at DN:

“It’s always great to be here with a guy that’s on your team, so you can always talk to him, ask for advice or whatever,” Favors said. “Gordon, he’s a great guy. Every time I got a chance, I’d look over to see how he did in the scrimmage — and he did good.” …

“It puts a smile on your face, for sure. Knowing that we’re going to be — next year — taking a much bigger role (in Utah), it puts another smile on my face,” Hayward said. “I’m proud that he’s here next to me.”

One more Hayward quote on Favors:

“Derrick is still developing his game down low. What he’s best at in my opinion is setting screens, rolling, finding the open area, and just making power finishes. He can do that with anybody in the NBA,” Hayward said. “He’s gotten tremendously better since he came into the league with his post game, and he’s only going to get better doing that.” (DN)

Dear basketball gods,
Please give Tyrone Corbin wisdom and stop his nonsense of using Favors as a one-on-one iso player.
I pray this in the name of Stockton, Malone and Sloan,
Amen.

Three. No updates on or from Enes Kanter, but his younger brother, Kerem (6-7, 230), is part of the Turkish national team that took gold at the U18 European Championships three days ago. Kerem’s best game came in Turkey’s semi-final game against Spain, with 22 points (9-14), 8 rebounds (7 offensive), 1 steal and 5 fouls drawn in 27 minutes.

Also, he completely looks like a mini-Enes out there (via FIBA Europe):

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Four. Alec Burks recently celebrated his 22nd birthday at da club. No cover, all you can drink, and “plan white ts” prohibited. At least they got his name right, which is more than we can say for Jazz brass lol.

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Five. These guys are gone; I’d call this wholly unnecessary.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. modernagejazz permalink
    July 31, 2013 11:22 pm

    Locke is the king of schadenfreunde when guys leave our team.

  2. Rafael Amarante permalink
    July 31, 2013 11:27 pm

    I don’t get why Locke does that EVERY SINGLE TIME. What is there to gain?

  3. August 1, 2013 12:00 am

    Maybe they didn’t eat lunch with him at “what is inarguably the best restaurant in (insert any city here)”.

  4. Jeremy Shaffer permalink
    August 1, 2013 5:15 am

    I don’t know, I kind of like knowing that maybe the Jazz performed pretty good given the circumstances that apparently were terrible at point guard. It also gives me hope that maybe this year’s point guards can at least be as good as last year’s.

    • August 1, 2013 2:19 pm

      yeah – i agree. but still a bit of a tossing under the bus. sure none of those guys are following Locke or could care. i hope those still not signed land end up in good spots.

    • Rafael Amarante permalink
      August 2, 2013 12:32 am

      The point guards were all bad, especially last season. But while those guys were here, Locke was always saying how great they were. Now that they’re gone, he disses on them with no mercy. That’s the point.

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