Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • are the Jazz the best team in the NBA?

  • When this question was originally phrase in the email, it said better than Menas Brooklyn Nets.

  • And so I just want to make sure that that part still makes it in, or else the context is completely lost.

  • Yes, this is a question about the Jazz, which might be very exciting to people who accused the media of having coastal biases.

  • Here's the thing, Pablo probably and maybe even mean.

  • It will find a way to make this into a question about the Jazz's opponent last night.

  • The Lakers.

  • That's why we're finally having the conversation we should be having.

  • Which is the conversation being had by coaches across the league.

  • Which is what the Jazz Air doing this season is awesome.

  • They beat the Lakers last night by double digits.

  • They routed them in the last two weeks.

  • They've beat the Lakers, the Bucks, the Celtics, a lot of teams that included the Celtics to make myself feel better.

  • Ah, lot of teams that air considered very good, and they beat them by a margin.

  • That's in a knave ridge of the double digits.

  • They're doing very, very well.

  • They've won 15 straight at home.

  • This is a team that has multiple pieces that seem to be working together in a way that's very effective and they're hitting threes.

  • They're making more three attempts and then they're making the threes.

  • That's just math.

  • I'm not good at math, but I know that three is bigger than two and that it adds up a lot quicker.

  • That's basically what it comes down to.

  • There are great and fun team to watch.

  • Respected coaches are comparing them to teams that ended up going on to succeed in ways that we still talk about.

  • Steve Kerr is comparing them to what the Warriors used to be.

  • Brad Stevens is comparing them to the 13 14 Spurs.

  • So these are things we should be paying attention to and talking about.

  • But like I said, I'm sure Papa is gonna make this about the Lakers now.

  • They don't have Anthony Davis.

  • Well.

  • Katie Nolan.

  • First off, thank you for joining the analytics revolution.

  • Three.

  • Being bigger than two is actually the fundamental precept of all of our nursery on the MBA side.

  • More than that, I do want to give my you know, like respect to the Jazz because the argument for the Jazz is incredibly strong.

  • There's no doubt that in the regular season right now, they are the best team.

  • They are 20 games above 500.

  • They have been up by 20 points 20 times this season.

  • They're the only team in the league to be top five on offensive efficiency ratings and defensive efficiency ratings.

  • No one is as balanced or as good.

  • No one has an offensive defense that is this dynamic.

  • The main counter argument, though, and the reason why I'm not picking them to be the n B A champion this season, unfortunately, is also because they are the Utah Jazz.

  • And it's not just because they're named the Jazz and they're in Utah that has never made any sense to anybody.

  • It's simply because those two best players that they have Donovan, Mitchell, Rudy go bare, excellent.

  • Once an offensive dynamo, the other might be the best offensive player in the league.

  • Second, Ben Simmons.

  • Perhaps the issue is that there is still a tier below the superstars like and Katie Nolan.

  • Yes, take your victory lap, Anthony Davis and LeBron James, and we get to the playoffs.

  • It's still that kind of math that I keep on leaning up.

  • That's the core question that makes this jazz team so interesting, because their success seems to fly in the face of everything we have learned about the N B A over the last few years, which is that it is worth sacrificing death in order to build a super team or a Big Two or a Big Three.

  • Meanwhile, the Jazz legitimately seem like a team where the sum is greater than the parts.

  • As you guys have painstakingly laid out, they rank in the top three in just about every statistical category.

  • They're really fun.

  • Toe watch Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, two of the most likable players in the N b A.

  • Rudy Gobert is also there.

  • And yet I cannot help but feel like I've seen this movie before, though if it was an actual movie, the band of scrappy underdogs would win.

  • But in the n B A, they do not.

  • In recent years, Steve Kerr compared them to the Warriors.

  • The Warriors had superstars.

  • I love Donovan Mitchell.

  • I'm not sure he belongs in the same tear as Anthony Davis or Kevin Durant.

  • of my beloved Nets.

  • And when those two guys come back in the postseason, I just can't pick against them because of what we've seen in this league recently.

  • Yeah, that's spoken like a person who has thrown the weight of her name behind a team that built their entire thing on the value of superstars.

  • So of course, you're going to say without superstars, you can't get it done.

  • I think something that is absolutely not sports related, but absolutely relevant.

  • Here is the fact that Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert having a great relationship is part of what's able to power this team.

  • And they should not have that relationship.

  • They shouldn't be speaking to one another, but they are, and they're communicating well.

  • And to me, that is indication that this team is may be capable of doing stuff they should not be capable of doing.

  • It is a shocking fact, Katie, almost as shocking as the fact that we're just letting Mina go on national television and say, my beloved Nets, we all just kind of nod now.

  • Yeah, they just followed me back on Twitter.

  • Oh my God, She doesn't deserve it.

  • Take it back together back.

  • It's a heart beat.

  • She's using you.

  • She will dispose of you the second.

  • You are no longer useful.

  • Thanks for watching ESPN on YouTube for live streaming sports and premium content.

  • Subscribe to ESPN, plus.

are the Jazz the best team in the NBA?

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

B1 jazz donovan mitchell katie nolan comparing

Katie Nolan: The Jazz could show us they are capable of doing the unthinkable | Highly Questionable

  • 0 0
    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/26
Video vocabulary