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Old 12-06-2012, 12:17 AM   #29
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Tyrone Corbin knew he eventually would have to figure this out.
Earl Watsonís continued recovery at the beginning of the season from knee surgery in April allowed the Utah Jazz coach a reprieve in having to pick a backup point guard. But Watson is back now, fully healthy and ready to play.



So Corbin now must choose between Watson and Jamaal Tinsley.
Itís a difficult decision. Watson, the veteran from UCLA, carved out the role last season with tough defense and gritty leadership. Tinsley, however, became a surprise in how well he ran the offense and his understanding of what the coaching staff wants.


"Those two guys have been terrific for us," Corbin said. "Both of them deserve to play, so yes, it is pretty tough to choose. There arenít that many minutes to go around, with Mo Williams back and in the swing of things. So we have to give both guys some time to see what they can do."
Watson played the backup minutes the last two games with Tinsley sitting on the bench and not removing his sweats against Houston on Saturday and the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.


But donít expect that to last. Corbin said he expects to switch it up in a few games, go back to Tinsley and see how he plays for a few games.
After further evaluation of that arrangement, Corbin probably will go with the guy who runs best with the second unit.


"Both of us are professionals," Watson said. "We want whatís best for the team, so there wonít be any jealousy between us. Weíre both too old for that. We just both have to go out, play and let the coaches make the decisions."

Nice change of attitute from Earl after his whining last year for getting benched one game in favor of Tinsley. Time to bench Foye and start G if you want to compare the two though.
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