I believe we will all be looking back in a year or two and be very happy the
Jazz traded away Deron Williams and picked up Derrick Favors.My
preferred lineups for the Jazz this year would be:1st UnitJeffersonFavorsMillsapHaywardHarris2nd
then mix and match them as needed depending on how the Jazz match up against the
opponent. Tinsley, Burks and Bell can be used for mop up and relief.
No doubt Favors is the center piece in this phase of the Jazz history. He seems
to know how to work hard, (sound like a young Malone from a few years back?).
With the right chemistry and people around him, who knows,(dare I think it?),
maybe someday a championship!!!
rvalens2: If I thought Milsap could play the 3 full time I'd agree with you but
I'm not sure he can keep up with the 3's on D. Some matchups I think he would be
good and I hope Corbin uses him that way. My prefered starting lineup
would be:Harris, although I worry about himHaywardMilesFavorsJefferson2nd unitWatsonBurksHoward Milsap Kanter
I will bet alot of mulah that Burks will also be a big contributor in a year or
so, watch! He may be our future PG also. Kanter, Burks, Favors, Hayward, and
Evans will be our future cornerstones.
Well as a JAZZ fan this season will require me to be patient the first half of
this season, it will take them a bit to mesh and get some chemistry. I cant wait
to see Milsap and Favors run as a 4 and 5 it will be fun to watch them with some
quick players. I think some of us fans need to remember that we need some
scoring t come off the bench on the second unit that can finish a game.Its going to be a fun season, as a young team with younger legs in a short
condensed season they have an advantage over some of the older teams in the
league. If they make the playoffs they just might have a chance to make some
noise. GO JAZZ
From what I've seen so far, I think this is the best pecking order for the most
consistent production:PG: 1) Watson, 2) Harris, 3) TinsleySG:
1) Hayward, 2) Burks, 3) BellSF: 1) Miles, 2) Evans, 3) HowardPF: 1)
Favors, 2) Millsap, 3) HowardC: 1) Jefferson, 2) Kantor, 3) FavorsAll current players are accounted for. Whether the 3rds get floor time
depends on who's producing, who's injured, etc.Yup, I think Watson's
more consistent in running the offense than is Harris. S'why I thought Jimmer
should have been grabbed, even in lieu of Kantor.Hayward belongs at
SG. The Jazz don't have anyone else that can defend that spot effectively and
still shoot the trey, too.Until Howard proves his worth, I'm
satisfied with having him at 3rd in those two positions.As far as
putting Burks ahead of Bell at SG backup, I think that's warranted. They both
might end up playing the same number of minutes per game by year's end,
anyway.This team has depth, it seems. But, who can shoot
consistently? Defense is one thing, but you can't win if you don't score. Pretty
rvalens2, you got it dead on in my mind. There might be a couple games millsap
should not play small forward but otherwise I think thats a fantastic lineup!
Big, athletic, with the perfect guys spreading the floor in harris, hayward and
millsap, then the down low threats of favors and jefferson. I love it!
I agree with WhatsInIt but I think that ppl are underestimating Tinsley. Harris
is not improving and I think Bell is way past his prime. I do not know what
people are expecting from Bell. We will lose so many games if Corbin goes with
Bell in the starting line up. I also feel that Hayward will have a break out
WhatsOnItForMe,I generally agree with what you say but I with Devin
Harris. Harris is a should continue to be the starting point guard. Watson is
not a starter and shouldn't be-- he's a 10-15mins a game type of guy.
C Kanter 6'11"PF Favors 6'10"SF Evans 6'10"SG
hayward 6'8"PG burks 6'6"This could potentially be
Utah's starting line up one day. A couple years ago our biggest weakness was
that we weren't tall enough to be able to compete with the top level teams in
the league like the Lakers. I get goosebumps just thinking that this could one
day possibly be our starting five if they all pan out to be good players. Thats
a lot of blocked shots right there.
Gordon over Jimmer: If Evans can show he can play the 3, I would agree with you,
I would love to see Evans play the 3, he is long, athletic, has a good shot and
can play D, the problem is right now he isn't quit there, where he can play the
3 consistently, confidence in his shooting is a problem, he has a good shot,
just has a problem pulling the trigger.I would agree with rvalens2 if I
thought Milsap could play the 3 all the time but instead of him being able to
play the 3 all the time, I think it will be occasionally against certain
matchups but less than 20% of the time. I would like to see it different but not
seeing it now. Hope I'm wrong.
I would love to see Burks show he can play D well enough that Corbin can put him
in the game more and more, he has great skills and my preference would be for
him to end up playing the point. Hope it happens sooner rather than later.
I think in the long run Favors and Kanter will start with Jefferson leaving in a
trade. I would, though, be very disappointed if Milsap was traded and Jefferson
kept. Besides his admirable work ethic, there are teams that just can't stop
Milsap (of course, there are teams he has problems rebounding and scoring
against, too). Many posts see Kanter as a C and Favors as a PF but I think they
should just handle those two positions with Favors guarding the better offensive
player from the opposing team. Sometimes, that will mean he defends as a center.
Utah will probably draft a point guard next year, but if they draft a small
forward, I think they should let Burks fill in from time to time at point. He is
an excellent passer with long arms and his passes coming out of the point would
be so hard to defend.
Captain L, I too have reservations about Millsap playing the 3 all the time;
however, in order to keep Paul happy, I think having him play the 3 when the
matchups allow is a good idea.Millsap would an incredible 6th man
but I don't want him to feel like he's being demoted. Jerry Sloan use to say,
"It isn't important who starts, only who finishes." But players see
starting as a badge of honor and hate feeling like they are second string
players.When possible, I would love to see Millsap, Favors and
Kanter play together. That's a tough defensive front line that should scare the
beegeezus out of most teams.
Favors really looks good. He has a smooth temperment as well. There are
similarities to Karl Malone. Kanter is the other "new kid on the
block". Things are looking up. The missing link obviously is that young
quick point guard. They need to keep their eyes on Bradley Beal of Florida who
will be "one and done". He was the high school Gatorade player of the
year last year from St. Louis Chaminade (as is David Lee). If they could get
him somehow, some way, they would have that young triangle that would be tough
I'm really sorry but the only way Karl Malone and Carlos Boozer should ever be
mentioned in the same sentence would be to say "Carlos is no
Malone."Meanwhile, this team is exciting! I met Kanter in the
mall and he is nowhere near 6'11" - maybe 6'8" but not a ginormous
dude. Talent galore but not a 7' guy.As for Favors, he has what a
lot of veteran players don't have - a good attitude. That and a lot of hard
work is going to pay big dividends. Proud to have players like that in this
state (whether we win or not).Go Jazz! I'm psyched to watch the
we still have a potential top 8-10 draft pick the Goldenstate pick...i like this lineupJeffersonFavorsMillsapHaywardHarrisKanterEvansHowardBurksWatsoni dont think on a system that requires a ton of passing is the best
offense for CJ...i think CJ would flourish with teams that are run and gun and
more free-flowing offense probably Goldenstate...with that being said...can we
trade him exception and harris for Stephen Curry?
I agree,Jefferson,Favors,Millsap,Hayward and Harris,that`s a BIG starting
group,and we will force teams to adjust to our lineup rather than
vice-versa,second group Kanter,Evans,Miles,Burks,Watson,CJ really seems to be a
better 6th man than a starter,GO JAZZ...beat LA!
Predicted Lineup for tomorrow:HarrisMiles*HowardFavorsJeffersonBench:WatsonBurksEvansMilsapKanter*on CJ because I believe he'll be the first
player pulled, and it will be before the 1st quarter is half way over. I think
Corbin sees that CJ has already peaked and is going to start using him less and
less, giving most of those minutes to Evans/Burks/Hayward
I wouldn't be surprised, however, to see Corbin start Bell and Miles. Simply
because it's the first game against the Lakers and all the young guys will be
nervous, much like the first Portland preseason game. You could tell they were
all so nervous/anxious to play that they were having a hard time focusing. Bell
and CJ won't have that, so it might be good just for the first game to start
them and keep everyone a little more calm.
The biggest problem with all the projections regarding the starting line is when
Bell is listed as a starter, it will probably happen, but that is the one
starter I don't want to see. I think Bell is past being a major contributor and
I'd like to see Burks get all his minutes. Hayward needs to start and get major
minutes, he will only get better and more comfortable with more playing time.
Same can be said or Favors, Favors could end up being great, I hope he gets
pushed to reach his potential. I hope Milsap will accept the role of 6th man, he
will get plenty of minutes and his versatility should keep him on the floor
plenty. I think I see a different attitude in CJ this yr, so time will tell
whether or not he can prove to be consistent, if he does, he will be a big
contributor for this team, if he doesn't he needs more & more time on the