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Published: Friday, Oct. 31 2008 12:02 a.m. MDT

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Roller Mills

Korver is greaet, but Sloan leaves him in the game too long. He shouldn't be playing the entire fourth quarter while a world class athlete sits on the bench.

Play Korver 6 minutes in the fourth and then play Brewer. He should be getting double the minutes Korver gets.

Wrong

We need to find away to get Korver more minutes!!!! The minutes that are being wasted are those given to Miles. Also I don't understand why the lane violation is controversal... the man was clearly in the lane too soon.

Paizao

Pick up the option on Almond.

Dapper2k

It wasn't his length in the lane it was that he was in early before the ball had left Korver's hand.

If

brewer can get a consistent jumpshot and be a decent free-throw shooter, he would see more playing time at the end of games.

I think he will get there this year.

Moto X

The endless 2 guard quandry continues to compromise the team.

Clearly if we had one player who had the necessary tools to "take over" the whole job we would not be stuck in a dilemma of who to play.

The reality, thus far, is that Brewer still struggles with his deep range (which has to be the quality of a decent 2 guard) and Korver struggles to defend.

Without multiple consistent outside shooting threats we will lose to the Lakers in the playoffs again. AK's and Brewer men did not even guard them last year (outside 15 feet) and their men just double and triple teamed Boozer in the middle and effectively neutralized him. Game/series over.

We have to be able to stretch the defense to open the middle because Boozer can work around 1 guy but not with 2-3 guys on him every set.

Sloan is trying to make 1 player out of two here. Poor dude. Brewer is by far the superior athlete but he scores mostly around the rim which does not spread the floor but rather congests it. Not good when our PF needs room to operate.

utah_man18

Obviously, Brewer is the better athlete. But, shooting is something that I don't think Brewer will ever be able to sufficiently enought to earn more minutes than Kyle, especially in the fourth quarter. I'm fine with them splitting minutes the way they are, and once Harpring is back, C.J. better bring his "A" game; if not, I'll be expecting Matt to start and C.J. should have plenty of DNP CDs.

Platoon

Teams can win with a position-by-committee. The Bulls in the 1990's never had a clear-cut point guard, they played an undersized 2-guard most of the time and got away with it. The Spurs have started multiple 2 guards during their title runs (Stephen Jackson, Michael Finley, Manu Ginobli, Brent Barry, etc). If the players suppress their egos and find a way to contribute, it can work. The Celtics bench had one key guy last year (Posey) and a bunch of journeymen who didn't contribute consistently, but a different guy would step up when needed and have a big game. Result: World Champions. Jazz have enough to get to the Finals if they can play it out right.

Jimmy Z

Brewer needs to play as much as possible. Miles needs to be traded for a big guy that can play
defense. Korver can have Brewer left over minutes.
..The five main guys should be dwill, Brewer,Booz
okur,and AK...Millsap can spell any of the three. and
then comes Harpring. .I am not impressed with
Knight or Price both are too small. Of course we need a new coach also ...that would be nice. but
everyone knows how I feel about JSO.........overated

jerry fan

i love how stupid some comments are here. jerry sloan is one fo the greatest coaches ever. he has the stats to prove it. i love the brewer korver mix and their take on the matter. they have said that as long as together they do better than any other two gaurd then thats a a victory. price isn't much smaller than a i and is getting better. also he dunked over boozer so yeah. harrng is gone for the forseeable future and almond is trade bait.

frog lvr

how about we play 6 people?

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