Salt Lake Teams RuleWhile your lineup in itself isn't bad, I cannot
entirely agree with your +/- predictions. You somewhat alluded to it when you
mentioned that Watson's was skewed when compared to Harris'. Teams play
differently in different situations. Basing playing time on +/- is foolish
because of all how situations are constantly changing. I more or less use it to
go along with what I am already seeing during the game.I think we
need to trade Jefferson. We made the wrong pick in dealing Memo instead of Big
Al. Jefferson is a black hole in the offense. He puts up big numbers on bad
teams. It is easy for a player to do that. I think we could trade Al around
the deadline and try and get another serviceable big, whatever players to fill
the required salary match, and possibly draft picks. That way Kanter and Favors
have a bit more time being protected by Jefferson's minutes until they are
better prepared for their NBA careers.
Knowing Corbin, who do you think he will pick as captian of the team? Do you
need a hint? Ding, Ding. The fans will not support Corbin at all if he keeps
this up. His days will be numbered even here. The Jazz called selling ticket
packages. I told them we were very disappointed in how they hired Corbin head
coach without even an interim period to see how he was going to do. I told him
to call back when they get a capable head coach. Not just an assistant who
buddies up to the has been vets in the locker room.
Maybe the focus should be on trying too improve team play rather than who should
be captain. Besides 3-4 players could easily be moving soon if production
doesn't come soon!
When you are waiting to name your captain, you have no leadership.
ow long is it going to take the jazz brass to realize that you can't start
Hayward, Bell, & Milsap. As much as you may love the attitude of those 3
players, when you start all three you are at an athletic disadvantage at 3 out 5
positions. That's never going to work. It's also unfair to Harris, it puts way
too much pressure on him to try and create a mismatch. Swallow your pride and
start Harris, CJ, Howard, Favors, & Jefferson. Then you won't be down by ten
halfway through the first quarter every single game. It looks like Corbin is
getting the players to play hard, but he is doing a terrible job of managing
minutes. He has to pay more attention to the +/- while players are on the floor.
Bell has the worst +/- in the NBA. Watson's good +/- is a bit skewed because he
gets to play with CJ and Josh Howars more than Harris does. Really the jazz
don't have to change much, just the rotation. Go with th starting 5 I stated
then play Kanter, Hayward, Milsap, and Watson off the bench. I plugged the
numbers, did the math. If they played that rotation they would be 3-1. Pay
attention jazz brass. I am trying to help. Do the math yourselves, and you'll
see I'm right.
The obvious choice for team captain would be Tinsley. My understanding is that
he had a large "posse" while playing in Indiana and it was a smooth
operation. I can't think of another choice since this is a team without heart
and without leaders beginning with the coach on down. Go Jazz.