One of the coolest moments of the season took place at practice today. Al Jefferson pulled Jazz assistant coach Sydney Lowe aside and asked how to deal with being fronted in the post. The most telling was Al saying he hadn’t been taught and didn’t know exactly how to deal with it when he was fronted.
Paul Millsap joined in the conversation talking about how they can go high low to get Jefferson free. This is when Millsap goes to the free throw line and gets the pass from the wing and then Jefferson seals the defender and gets the pass from Millsap and now has the defender on his back.
Millsap, Tyrone Corbin and Lowe got into Al a little on the high low because he has a tendency to end with his back to Millsap instead of opening up for the pass. Jefferson tried to deny that he did this only to have all of the guys start busting up and it turned into a comedy show amongst the guys.
It was a fabulous example of the chemistry that exists amongst the guys. Millsap joked let’s not screw anything up at this point. Lowe’s work with Jefferson also was showing him how to regain the edge on the fronting defender by getting into him low and sealing him off opening a passing lane on the baseline side.
The last moment was the best, Jefferson saying you know what I call frontiers. “People scared of this action” and he promptly hit a weezy to the middle.