Utah Jazz: Coach Tyrone Corbin is waiting to name a team captain

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  • Tyler Holladay, UT
    Jan. 1, 2012 8:27 p.m.

    Salt Lake Teams Rule

    While 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.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Jan. 1, 2012 3:55 p.m.

    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.

  • pate123 willard, ut
    Jan. 1, 2012 3:17 p.m.

    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!

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Jan. 1, 2012 2:35 p.m.

    When you are waiting to name your captain, you have no leadership.

  • Salt lake teams rule Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 1, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    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.

  • Bomar Roberts, ID
    Jan. 1, 2012 9:55 a.m.

    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.