This season Tyrone Corbin has been using Marvin Williams as a stretch 4 breaking out of the Jazz traditional flex offense during these periods.
Tonight the Jazz will be without Marvin as he has a procedure done on his nose. Hopefully, he will be able to re-join the team in Dallas on Friday.
However, tonight the Jazz will really miss Marvin’s impact on offense. Look over the only 5 man line-ups the Jazz have used more than 10 minutes this season. The league average offensive rating is 103 but the Jazz as a team is just 92.
From the chart the Jazz only have 4 5 man line-ups that are above the league average. Three of the four include Marvin playing the stretch 4 and the other is a garbage time line-up from when the Jazz were trailing my a considerable amount.
Hopefully, the return of Jeremy Evans can help and the debut of Trey Burke can ignite some open floor play.