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Old 10-08-2012, 01:27 AM   #57
Xiao Yao You
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Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

Corbin hasn't revealed which five he'll start, but expected starters Mo Williams (point guard) and Al Jefferson (center) are likely to play after sitting out Saturday's open scrimmage with minor injuries.

"I don't miss games if I can help it. I will most definitely go," Jefferson said at Sunday's practice after revealing he'd slightly hurt his groin. "I wanted to go (Saturday) night, but Coach tells me to do it easy."

Without going into detail, Corbin hinted that he might experiment with player combinations. He wants to see what rotations mesh best.

Marvin Williams and Gordon Hayward have spent most of the camp playing on the same team in scrimmages, so that could offer insight into a possible pairing at the wing spots.

Corbin has raved about Paul Millsap, from his leadership to his fitness level, so it's quite possible the coach will keep the longest-tenured Jazz player as a starter and bring Derrick Favors off the bench.

Then again, the way Corbin has been reluctant to name starters, he could play some mix-and-match throughout the preseason to evaluate on-court chemistry.

Corbin has an "idea" (top secret, of course) about how he plans to distribute minutes tonight. The main players will get some action, but not too much.

"You want to see the other guys and how they mix in with different match-ups," Corbin said. "Can they come off the bench and give you this? Or what group will give you a faster lineup or a defensive lineup?"

The Jazz have until their Halloween season-opener home against Dallas to answer their most pressing questions.

"You want to figure that out as soon as you can," Corbin said. "We have a lot of bodies to do it with, but we have to have some guys who play and give some guys some rest."

I'd think Marvin and G would start unless Foye ends up at the one than G should be coming off the bench with him and Burks should start.
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