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Williams says Jazz have no rhythm

Published November 6, 2010 11:39 pm
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Transcript of a media interview with Jazz guard Deron Williams prior to a workout Friday at the team practice facility.Williams on what he thought about after the loss to Phoenix:I thought about everything. Just everything.Fixable with more practice or need to strip things down and simplify:That's up to coach. That's up to him. I don't run practices. I'm just out here to try to keep guys together. We've got to do something. We've got to get better. There's no secret about that. What needs to be done, I don't know. The team being together:Yeah.Talking to Utah's coaches about trying to restructure the offense:Nah. Having the ability to do so with Sloan:I've sat down with him for the past five years.Is there a need to:I just don't know how much good it's going to do. Millsap's comment about having no chemistry:There's no chemistry. I don't know if there's no chemistry. There's chemistry but — I don't really know the word I'm looking for. There's no rhythm. No rhythm offensively or defensively. It's almost like we have too much right now. I guess we do need to simplify things.Miles saying an 8-0 preseason was the worst thing that could happen to the team:That's what I kept saying. Everybody kept saying, 'You guys are looking good.' I'm, like, it's preseason. Half the teams don't play their best players. Now, you come out and guys are defending you. We're not getting any of those same shots. We're not screening; we're not in the right place. We're not running through hard — things that are going to open the game up for us.Last time being this frustrated:We've had some bad stretches since I've been on the team. It's not the first time. There's no need to panic. The only thing we can do is play harder, especially to start the games. We can play a lot harder than what we've been doing.Saying something to the team to prevent splintering:We talk. We're always talking. We're constantly talking in the locker room. It's not like we come in and don't speak to each other and don't say anything to each other and don't realize we just lost two games and weren't really in any of them.Problem is not personal relationships but on the court:It's just on the court. We [need to] spend some more time together. Maybe we need to watch the film. That would be nice. Usually never get together as a team and watch game film:No. Not really. Something you'd like to change:It'd be nice. That's one thing I've talked about in years past. Who you've talked to:It doesn't matter.— Brian T. Smithbsmith@sltrib.comTwitter: tribjazz




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