Utah Jazz: Tyrone Corbin finding ways to get everyone on the floor

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  • Bigpics West Haven, UT
    March 18, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    After the sterling showing of Burks and Hayward the night before, I thought I'd heard wrong when CJ was announced as Bell's replacement the next night given his (well-deserved) DNP. But then I realized that under the circumstances it made a certain kind of "Corbin-sense." In established talent/depth, SG has been the Jazz' weakest spot all season, and part of why they're so weak at making 3-pointers.

    If the team needs an offensive boost, it's not going to be the aging Raja whose main remaining strength is playing D on starting twos - and it's not reliably gonna be the physically-gifted, streak-shooting, weak D, should-have-been traded, affable but bad-decision-making head case, Miles. So Coach needed Hayward for Howard and Burks as the momentum-changing spark at the two.

    Given Corbin's second-half tendencies, this was confirmed when CJ was (thankfully) nowhere to be seen anywhere near game's end. I'm assuming he's still on-roster because no other team was interested, but might be part of an off-season package. He's truly the only Jazz player whose insertion makes me cringe now that D-Harris has started to become a real asset again.

  • grj Bountiful, ut
    March 17, 2012 4:00 p.m.

    How had is it to "find a way" to play Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks and have CJ sit and watch? There's no "finding" to be done; just make the call.

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    March 17, 2012 11:49 a.m.

    Yea, he found a way to get Favors on the floor for a whopping 22 minutes on a night he owned the boards and dominated defensively, meanwhile Jefferson goes 5 for 13 and gets 33 min., while being dominated by the opposing center for the 2nd game in a row.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    March 17, 2012 9:20 a.m.

    Better title would be: Corbin finding ways to keep the wrong guys out on the floor.

  • tlott Lowndes, GA
    March 17, 2012 3:04 a.m.

    The Utah Jazz need to trade out for Jimmer Ferdette from Sacramento. Jimmer is on the wrong team with his shooting ability. He is not a point guard type of player but a true shooting guard. Jimmer will not amount to much in a Kings uniform since they already of Isaiah Thomas who really is a true point guard. The Jazz need a true shooting guard and a scorer and why not Jimmer? I think both teams could find out some way to make this deal happen.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    March 16, 2012 8:03 p.m.

    Corbin finds ways to get everyone on the floor? I think not. Coach Corbin has the wrong guys on the floor too much of the time.

    C.J. Miles belongs on the bench. I was hoping he could have been traded for a Big Gulp and a bag of chips.

    I like Raja Bell, but with so called rebuilding in mind, and young players needing development, Bell needs to play less minutes. He is more of a piece for a contender. He doesn't pick up the slack for a team trying to define who they are. I would still like Bell as a reserve if C.J. were to ride the pine. The problem is the Jazz have too many players who play the same position or same role (i.e. big men, swing players, point guards, and non shooters).

    Those examples in parenthesis basically cover all 5 spots. So I am saying that despite a not having a great player yet established, the Jazz have too many good players to not make a trade. They have assets.

    The Jazz need a shooter. They keep drafting and acquiring athletic wing players who can't shoot. It's been a staple since Hornacek retired.