Utah Jazz: 4 big men give Jazz plenty of options — and tough decisions, too

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  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 2:27 a.m.

    it doesn't matter who wins the first game of the season. What matters is who gets 14 wins in the playoffs. You don't play the players that are best today, you play the players who need PT to be able to produce that 14th win.

  • swetgras South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 7, 2012 9:26 p.m.

    I"m sayin maybe it's not that difficult to use 4 bigs. Maybe it's time to be the "baddest" defensive team in the West. How about we use all 20 fouls going forward. If you come to our house and try to go to the paint, you'll have to work hard... ! just sayin...

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Oct. 7, 2012 9:23 p.m.

    Corbin showed his hand in his comments. Corbin is also a free agent after this season which means he will do whatever it takes to win every night and in this league veterans win. Big Al and Millsap will be getting the bulk of the minutes even though it would be better for the long term interests of the team for Favors to get more minutes.

    Count on another season of screaming for the bench players to get more minutes while Big Al witnesses all the pick and rolls sent his way......again.

  • Jody Genessy
    Oct. 7, 2012 1:00 p.m.

    Point taken. I could've mentioned Favors' defensive abilities. For him, I decided to focus on what he hoped to improve on. I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunities to discuss Favors' D, though. Thanks for the comments.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 7, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    Being deep is a good problem. Everyone talks about the bigs but ALL of the positions have the problem. I would like to see them send Murph to the D-league right away so he can get lots of minutes to develope. He might be the dagger shooter the Jazz have been looking for.

  • Meadow Lark Mark IDAHO FALLS, ID
    Oct. 7, 2012 9:03 a.m.

    I do wish the Jazz to do the best that they can this year. I would be nice to have them have a real break out year where they do better than what pundits are predicting especially in an age where NBA teams like the Heat and Lakers try to load up on the best players that they can to guarantee championships. It does look like this strategy has worked for the Heat, but it sure would be nice to see a little guy (the Utah Jazz) beat the bullies down.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Oct. 7, 2012 7:21 a.m.

    Derrick Favors separates himself from the other three bigs with his defensive prowess in the paint. He deserves to finish games and probably start them as well as either the PF or center for the Jazz. Great to see all four have come to camp in good shape.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Oct. 7, 2012 6:32 a.m.

    Great that all four come to camp in good shape, but the article didn't exactly mention Derrick Favors defensive ability. That is what separates him from the other three. That is why he needs to be on the court during crunch time. His gradual progression as an offensive player is important, too, but he has already arrived as a standout defensive stopper. I can't wait to see the quicker Kanter in action also, but he still needs to play lots of backup minutes this year as he grows offensively and defensively. Milsap, as always, will be a solid Jazz player offensively with his various moves and put backs off offensive rebounds and also defensively with his quick hands (like Malone). Jefferson, hopefully, will be supportive of Favors playing some center this year since I see Favors as the probable starting center next year.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 9:49 p.m.

    Nice article Jody. Sounds like the bigs are ready to play! Ready to rumble! It get's me stoked for the up coming season! Go Jazz!