Rather than have Hill skip the entire game against the Mavericks, I would have
played him very little for most of the game — letting Exum play the point
— and brought him back in when it became apparent the Jazz were in
trouble. That would have given George a lot of rest, but would have made the
difference between winning and losing the game.
Coach Sloan would never put up with the softness of some of these talented
players by letting them sit out for a sore toe, or a bruised leg. If they need
time off, at least wait one more week and then relax for a week during the all
star break. Believe it or not, ALL games count, and you can never take a night
off without risking losing games.
The coaches were right about play with Hill. Very good and then not so good
when he is off the court. The Jazz need a knock down defender at guard. Dante
may become down th line, but now they need that nasty tough defender like Allen
on the Grizz.