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Old 12-11-2013, 10:51 AM   #296
Xiao Yao You
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Default Re: Season of the tank!-2013-14 regular season

Corbin has been changing his strategy for defending the pick-and-roll over the past year and now seems to be set on a non-rotation defense. Basically it involves players sticking with their original player through the screen so they don't have mismatches.

It seems to be how Corbin will start playing the pick-and-roll in the future. It might change a few times with different teams and matchups. The Jazz's defense has been very poor so far this season, but this could be the first step toward an improving defense.

Interesting. Their d has sucked for a long time going back to the Sloan days. Thos is the way Indiana and Portland are playing. Rather the Jazz have the personnel to pull it off remains to be seen though.

In 25 minutes, Burks put up 20 points on 8-11 shooting. He has averaged 17.4 points per game in the month of December while shooting 51.7 percent from the field. He is also hitting from outside, shooting 62.5 percent from 3-point range.

His numbers are much higher than they were in November. He scored 10 points per game. He only shot 37 percent from the field with 27 percent from beyond the arc. With Burke solidifying the point guard spot, Burks has been able to play off the ball and become effective. Even his free-throw rebounding and assist numbers have gone up by almost one per game.

Impressive numbers. Might have to start him eventually if Rush ever gets back and can help the bench.
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