Utah Jazz: Howard will remain in Utah's starting lineup for Game 2

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  • milner Centerfield Sanpete, UT
    May 2, 2012 5:10 a.m.


  • Jenny83 OGDEN, UT
    May 1, 2012 11:53 p.m.

    Jazz are toast

  • peter Alpine, UT
    May 1, 2012 6:31 p.m.

    JR, I'm right with you on the starting lineup.

  • J R Stewart Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 1, 2012 3:03 p.m.

    Why does Ty continue to ignore the most productive lineup for the Jazz?

    The BIG lineup is the best by any offensive or defensive measure, yet he refuses to make Big Al, Favors, Millsap, Hayward and Harris the starting lineup.

    Starters get the most time. Go with your best. Finish with your best. Play them together the most time.

    The only reason Ty got the Jazz into the playoffs was being forced to play the kids, because injuries took less efficient veteran players out of his options.

    Why Ty keeps choosing longevity over skill and production is baffling.

    Start Favors over Howard or Carroll. Start and play the BIG lineup.


  • J R Stewart Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 1, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    The question isn't Howard or Carroll, but Favors and the BIG lineup (the most productive lineup) over BOTH Howard and Carroll.

    I wish Howard well, but that just isn't the best lineup, by any stat measurement, offense or defense.

    Big Al, Favors, Millsap, Hayward and Harris.

    By the time Ty figures it out, a breakthrough may not be possible. He's already squandered game 1.


  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    May 1, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    Shouldn't Manu Ginobli be on this list?

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    May 1, 2012 1:43 p.m.

    I'm not going to fault Corbin for sticking with Howard as a starter. If Josh is on his game, he gives the Spurs more headaches than Carroll can. If he's still flat, sit him down early and bring in Demarre.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    May 1, 2012 12:55 p.m.

    I believe Josh can rise out of the rust and find his groove.

    I think the Jazz are wanting to resign Howard. By playing him now, they are showing commitment to him. Beating the Spurs is a long shot despite the line up that finished the season strong.

    Coach Corbin is gambling on some special jelling with his veteran presence. Hayward will get his minutes regardless. With Miles out (which is a benefit to the Jazz) the Jazz are going with their best players. Don't get me wrong, I like what Carroll can bring, it's just now the Jazz don't have to rely as heavily on him. If he is willing to come back as well, then the Jazz will have their role players behind Hayward and Burks at the wing. Miles is finally expendable.