Leftovers: An in-depth analysis of the Jazz’s offensive and defensive woes this season
aka Unintentional Dirty Hand Machines.
First, let’s a look at the Jazz’s game-losing defense in the 2010-2011 season:
Poor Memo. Only his third game back, and he was dealing with this:
Back in the day, many of us felt frustrated/depressed/suicidal/murderous when watching Carlos Boozer on defense. Many of us are watching the Playoffs and feeling cheerful/vindicated/outright cackly when watching Carlos Boozer on defense…and, truth be told, offense as well. With examples like the following, it’s no wonder that Coach Thibs has taken to benching him during crunch time.
Speaking of Bulls players, Omer Asik was so affronted by LaMarcus Aldridge’s treatment of Memo that he decided to avenge his countryman by pulling an unsuspecting Fes’ shorts down. Fes likely did not appreciate this or being just plain molested when all he’s doing is trying to “play the basketball”:
Jazz players may not have liked being defended in this manner [insert your own Joakim Noah comment here], but Matt Harpring was probably having a good ol’ time yelling “Hut one, hut two!” at the scorer’s table.
While going through pictures, I came across several of CJ. [FYI, this is where this post jumps the triplicate shark (long, high, and no-step vertical) to win the gold medal in shark-jumping]. CJ’s problems with consistency have been well-documented. As can be seen below, he is all over the place on the court.
First we have CJ on offense (L) scouting the opponent and (R) being scouted by the opponent.
(It’s true, what you’re thinking. I am such an expert basketball analyst.)