Wouldn't it be great if Ty Corbin realized how great Favors was and
actually played him the minutes he deserves. I'm so tired of watching Al
Jefferson make no effort on the defensive end of the floor, especially when
Favors is willing to play both ends of the floor.The best thing the Jazz
could do would be to trade Jefferson, he's a defensive liability and a
black hole on offense.
Not to worry, there's already rumors of Al Jefferson wanting to go back to
Boston. If the Jazz did the trade now, that would give them the opportunity to
keep Paul Millsap around (which would be my preference).A lineup of
Millsap, Kanter, and Favors would be a tough matchup for any team. Great
rebounding and solid defense, Jerry Sloan would love that team.
Favors is not better than Jefferson. Defensively, yes. Offensively and all
around, no. He doesn't have an offensive game, his points come on hustle
and garbage plays. That is great, but if the jazz lost Jefferson they would be
alot worse than they are now. Why not keep Favors as a backup like they have
been doing and give him 25 minutes a game?
First of all it was clearly pointed out that Jefferson does not want to be
traded to Boston but just said that was his first home and he likes Boston but
he made it clear he does like playing for the Jazz. So there are no rumors about
Al getting traded to Boston. I also agree that right now Jefferson is more
valuable to the Jazz than Favors and he is one of the best post players in the
game offensively. But Favors has so much potential that Corbin needs to get him
more playing time. I've said before I would like to see Favors, Jefferson
and Millsap start and Favors now needs to be playing 30 plus minutes a game.
Kanter can be called upon to back up both Favors and Jefferson so that Kanters
minutes can increase gradually. I also think Burks needs more time on the floor
to develop his game too but it's tougher to get him him while Foye
continues to play well
The problem with the big 3 lineup is that keeping Marv or Hayward as the SF
might actually present a better starting 5. Sap's 3pt shooting percentage
is not going to be 70% in every game,and if he spends quality minutes at the SF
will probably drift closer to 30%. He is too slow to keep up with the fast
wings on the perimeter. Marv or Hayward can keep up with the wings, still
present size and will be better outside shooters over the course of the
season.Sap is a great talent, but anchoring the second unit in his
natural PF position (he would dominate) and shifting some minutes to Favors (who
can cover Al's defensive deficiencies) would be a better option for the
team, in my opinion.
Jefferson is a huge liability on defense! Even if his offensive game is better,
he is too slow on both ends of the court. Most of the time he holds the ball way
too long, giving teams a chance to double him. His passing ability is worse than
any big man in the league. He was traded by Boston and Minnesota for a reason,
he's a human rain delay. He looks good against other slow big guys, but
anybody with an athletic bone in their body go's around him with a half
baked hair fake. The entire team gets more fouls called on them when he fails to
rotate on defense. I'd trade this guy for a cheese sandwich and a pack of
Twinkies. Millsap is the man to keep, Favors will get better with minutes, and
Kanter is a twenty year old that hasn't played much. Kanter beat Dirk
Nowiski's scoring record at the Nike Hoop summit. If you think
Jefferson's slow (but decent) offensive skills are better than Favors,
subtract the amount of points he gives up in the game by allowing slam dunks,
and layups on the pick and roll.
@fortydam Great metaphor...human rain delay...had a good laugh on that
one. I too think that Favors starting would lead to a wider + / - differential.
Besides, the Jazz will get better guard scoring this year with Foye and Mo and
eventually, Mr. Alec Burks, so a little less scoring with better defense on the
front line is a good trade-off. I'm seeing Burks coming on as
the backup point guard, should Williams or Tinsley get hurt. I still think that
Burks, Kanter, and Favors will be starting next year, so I'm willing to be
patient until then.