COACHING: Corbin still has many decisions to make with the rotation. If he's going to play Millsap extended time over Favors (five more minutes Wednesday, eight more Tuesday), then he may as well start the power forward considered a major all-star snub by NBA gurus last season. Why make Millsap upset when it isn't necessary? Corbin shouldn't let his loyalty to Bell allow for him to continue giving the 35-year-old significant minutes if Bell isn't performing.
Playing Miles more at the 2-guard position and sliding Millsap to the 3 to continually give appropriate minutes to Jefferson and Favors still may not be a bad idea. Corbin must be wondering as much as anyone why his primary floor general, Harris, isn't really distributing the ball for scores as much as one might expect. It's more difficult to place that one and much more on Corbin since basically everyone but Millsap, who plays extended minutes, has given inconsistent performances the past two days. Grade: C
The Jazz’s offense has been a wreck. Utah’s defense has been a disaster. And now a shaky team still trying to discover its identity is about to feel the pain of the NBA’s lockout-shortened season.
After suffering two consecutive blowouts to start 2011-12, the Jazz will play six games in the next nine days. A nonstop schedule will likely leave Utah (0-2) only one practice date, Jan. 5, which precedes a home-and-away series against Memphis and Golden State.
1 practice to fix this! mess
How broken has the system been? Corbin left open the possibility of practicing Thursday, despite playing back-to-back road games Tuesday and Wednesday. He eventually decided against the move.
No practice? These guys deserve a day off? I'd continue with two a days. It's basically still pre-season. Not like they've been working that hard with a 13 man rotation and standing around on the court.