Utah Jazz: Coach in a jam over playing time

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  • frog lvr
    Nov. 2, 2008 12:19 p.m.

    how about we play 6 people?

  • jerry fan
    Oct. 31, 2008 11:24 p.m.

    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.

  • Jimmy Z
    Oct. 31, 2008 10:32 p.m.

    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

  • Platoon
    Oct. 31, 2008 2:21 p.m.

    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.

  • utah_man18
    Oct. 31, 2008 1:56 p.m.

    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.

  • Moto X
    Oct. 31, 2008 12:20 p.m.

    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.

  • If
    Oct. 31, 2008 9:47 a.m.

    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.

  • Dapper2k
    Oct. 31, 2008 8:58 a.m.

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

  • Paizao
    Oct. 31, 2008 8:44 a.m.

    Pick up the option on Almond.

  • Wrong
    Oct. 31, 2008 7:22 a.m.

    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.

  • Roller Mills
    Oct. 31, 2008 6:49 a.m.

    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.