Question for Brad Rock:If it was good to leave Kanter in and sit
Favors, then why didn't Corbin use that same logic against Cleveland? The
game announcers were bragging that the bench had scored 55 points, but late in
the game Kanter was on the bench, and Favors was in and not producing. In fact,
Favors was just fouling for the most part. The only bench player in at the end
was Hayward, while Burks, Kanter, and Carroll sat out and watched the lead
disappear.I really enjoy watching and cheering for the Jazz, but it
is frustrating to see leads turn to losses due to coaching calls that don't
make sense. But...I'll keep watching and cheering!
if that is the case...i would have just...had Kanter Favors Millsap Carroll or
Hayward and Burks in...and occasionally sub for the 2 between carroll and
Hayward depending on the need...17 mins is a lot of mins...and you can swing
those minutes to any of the player...a 5 min play from favors who is clearly
having a career night...would have made a difference...i still dont agree of
leaving Favors out...when you can put all three in...or alternatively sub them..
RE: cowboy99Didn't Hayward get absolutely hammered on that
layup attempt, and no foul was called? If it had been, Hayward makes at least
one of two free throws and Jazz probably win.
Is this the same gut instinct that has helped the jazz lose 3 out of the last 4
games? The same gut that put Earl Watson in the starting lineup during that same
stretch? He has not scored and has turned the ball over way too much. Any gut
decision that puts Watson ahead of Burks and Tinsley in the starting lineup just
Milsap was coming off an injury. I thought Corbin could have worked Favors into
the line up there in the fourth and maybe in the OT. Milsap could have used the
rest his play kind of tapered off at the end.
I wouldn't blame Corbin for keeping Kanter in. I would blame him for
another pathetic 3rd quarter.Also Hayward needs to learn to finish
shots around the rim.
This would be a fine argument to make IF the Jazz had won the game. If they had
won the game the move to leave Favors on the bench instead of Millsap would seem
like a good coaching move. Your article seems to point out how leaving Kanter
in was the right move but you fail to see that Millsap is the one that should
have been on the bench, not Kanter. You claim to like the unpredictability of
Corbin as opposed to Sloan, you're right he is unpredictable like is he
going to be the reason that we lose AGAIN or is he going to be a half-way
intelligent coach tonight and give the team a chance to win. He very
predictably starts Marvin (expletive) Williams every single night and very
predictably will leave Carroll on the bench when we need his energy the most so
I'm not real fond of his predictable moments either. Seems to me like he
is winging it, he has no clue what he is doing out there and is just doing stuff
hoping that they will work out that night.
There have been many times I have disagreed with what Coach Corbin did, as far
as player rotations; however, this wasn't one of them.Last
season and for most of this one, it seemed that Corbin was following Jerry
Sloan's set rotation plan; seeing him break that mold is refreshing, even
if the result wasn't what we all wanted to see.