Comments about ‘Utah Jazz will go with big starting lineup of Al Jefferson, Derrick Favors and Paul Millsap’

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Published: Monday, May 7 2012 11:40 a.m. MDT

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Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

Well, Corbin is finally doing what we saw he needed to do a whole lot sooner. That said I don't have any illusions because these decisions need to be made on a case by case basis.

The dilemma is that we are getting devoured inside the paint. I put most of the blame squarely on Jefferson for his horrific pick and roll defense. He gives our guard absolutely no chance to recover. He does not step out to make Parker take a step up around so he just turns the corner and then wreaks havoc in the paint.

You would think since Jefferson does not step out that he would at least get back to defend the rim. Nope. He is worthless at both. And while we are at it lets not forget he has a current average of .3 free throws per game!! No typo, .3! This from your low post player.

Back to my point. Millsap will have a hard time defending their fast players at the 3 point line. Offensively Diaw has owned Millsap. Spurs shoot 41% during regular season and are shooting 40% so far against us.

Pick your poison!

LAJazzFan
Los Angeles, CA

I agree with JazzSource, the article implies that the Spurs bigs/Duncan are the reason for the disparity in the paint scoring, but the culprit is Parker and the lack of interior and PR D. The collapsing "help" D is then allowing wide open perimeter shots.

That is why when Favors is in, the paint D increases dramatically, allowing the wings/guards a better chance of defending their man/assignment.

Usually, Favors can't score as well as Al, but in this series Al is AWOL on both ends of the floor.

LindonMan
Lindon, UT

Too little too late. Thanks Corbin.

J R Stewart
Cottonwood Heights, UT

FINALLY!!!

How many weeks has this been apparent?

Ty's spin on not starting the BIG lineup was poor defense on 3 point shots. Now, when he starts them it's because of defense.

The Jazz probably don't win, but at least the starting lineup will return next year. A little late, but the Jazz are at least building for the future.

Jazzaholic

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

"The Jazz probably don't win, but at least the starting lineup will return next year. A little late, but the Jazz are at least building for the future."

Don't kid yourself, J.R. Stewart, if they were building for the future they'd have played the kids more all season. You know, like OKC has done.

We have no way of knowing whether or not the Jazz would've made the playoffs giving the kids more time. We can reasonably believe the young players would've progressed more with increased time.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

Coach Ty...its a little too late dont you think?...if you sincerely wanted to win...you should have done that from the start...tweaking your successful roster that got you a playoff spot at playoff time...shows lack of trust and commitment to your players...I hope the management sees this and make a coaching change and change the culture in Utah...

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