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Jazz are “fixated” on fixing their turnover problem

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (three) and Oklahoma City Thunder heart Steven Adams (12) combat for the ball in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Jazz gained 96-87.

SALT LAKE CITY – Turnovers had been a large factor for the Utah Jazz this season, as they rank first within the league in maximum turnovers in keeping with recreation (19.2) they usually’re coming off consecutive video games the place that they had 24 and 21 turnovers, respectively, in opposition to the Suns and Lakers.

Coach Quin Snyder, who’s celebrating his 51st birthday these days, talked at duration in regards to the turnover factor at Monday’s shootaround, describing the adaptation between positive turnovers and one of the the reason why, with new gamers, enjoying a brand new gadget, and many others. But the secret’s, Snyder stated the Jazz are operating on the problem and know they want to get it fastened.

“You’ve got to look a little deeper and ask why,” he stated. “That’s how you fix something. It’s like addressing the symptom as opposed to the cause of the symptom.”

“We’ve dealt with turnover issues before — we’re just fixated on that right now and hopefully that will go away,” he persisted. “When I say fixated, I don’t mean in a bad way. (You need to) take those things seriously as a coach and figure it out.”

New level guard Ricky Rubio is averaging four.7 turnovers in keeping with recreation, which is tied for fourth-worst within the NBA and he made no excuses, even if given a chance accountable it on being new to the Jazz gadget.

“I’m learning a lot of new things and a lot of things in my mind, but at the same time I’ve got to control the ball more . . . way too may turnovers, that’s not me and I’ve got to get better,” he stated. “When you have a turnover, it’s no excuse, but of course having new teammates, new system, you’re learning a lot but like I said, we’ve got to get better, especially me and that’s it.”

The Jazz play Monday night time at house in opposition to the Dallas Mavericks, who come into Vivint Arena tied for the worst file within the NBA at 1-6. Later this week the Jazz will play Portland Wednesday night time and Toronto Friday night time prior to going to Houston for a recreation Sunday.

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