Jazz move CJ Miles into starting lineupPosted by Inside Hoops
The Utah Jazz are struggling lately. Deron Williams is frustrated. People aren’t happy. Minor changes are being made.
Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports:
For the third consecutive game, the Utah Jazz will have a different lineup when they take to the Staples Center court tonight.
The Jazz’s starting small forward spot now belongs to C.J. Miles.
The sixth-year pro will replace Gordon Hayward in the opening lineup after the rookie replaced usual starter
Andrei Kirilenko at the 3 spot for one game (a 96-85 loss at Philadelphia).
This latest change comes on the heels of a four-game losing streak back East and just in time for a brutal back-to-back that includes tonight’s game against the two-time-defending-champion Los Angeles Lakers and Wednesday night’s home game against the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs.
“The biggest thing I want to see is how our team responds,” Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. “We’ve lost the last eight quarters we’ve played. We need to see if we can get some life and get back into this thing.”
The Jazz are still a winning team at 27-17, sitting at 6th in the Western conference.