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Old 10-08-2012, 01:30 AM   #58
Xiao Yao You
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Default Re: Training camp/pre-season!

For now, veteran Jamaal Tinsley is the clear No. 2 point guard. Earl Watson, Harris' backup for most of last season, continues to rehab his surgically repaired knee, so he's been unable to fully participate in camp and won't play tonight at Golden State.

On Saturday, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin showed he has more options. For a while during the scrimmage, newcomer Randy Foye and second-year guard Alec Burks both saw time at the point.

It could be a preview of things to come at some point in the season. Just in case, Corbin wants both shooting guards to feel comfortable running the offense. Foye, a combo guard, has plenty of NBA point-guard experience, and Burks, a good ballhandler, was put in the position a few times last year.

"It's a long, long season. Guys may get injured," Corbin said. "Plan in case you have to run those situations."

Chris Quinn, a roster long shot from Notre Dame, also played some point-guard minutes in the scrimmage.

Sounds like it's Tinsley's job to lose right now at least til Earl comes back and starts whining again.
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