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.
Utah Jazz radio voice David Locke was a guest on the home of the Utah Jazz 97.5 FM to talk the return of Trey Burke and the Jazz overall
Utah Jazz radio voice David Locke talks with Jazz rookie Trey Burke about his return to the line-up.
Here are some quick thoughts on the Pelicans.
Pelicans got a good win against Philadelphia in their last game prior to that they have been struggling with losses to Phoenix, the Lakers and the Jazz.
Ryan Anderson returned their last game and hit 6 threes and that will spread the offense more for a struggling Tyreke Evans.
Tyreke Evans is shooting the three less since going to New Orleans and is taking less efficient shots than he did in Sacramento and has been much less efficient .
Jrue Holiday was picked up in the off season but he has been turnover prone.
Monty Williams defense continues to be a major struggle last year 28th The Jazz exploited them in the Pick n roll late in the game in Salt Lake City. Jazz strung the Pelicans big man 30 feet away from the basket creating a five on four on the backside of those pick and rolls.
The bright spot for the pelicans is Anthony Davis is big time and ready to roll.
Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA insider delves into numbers of late game play and show the NBA failings plus looks at the NBA and the Jazz chances tonight.
Utah Jazz radio voice David Locke takes a quick look at two NBA games that had implication and then looks at the lack of development from Kanter and Burks.
EMPTYING THE NOGGIN
- Game was 26-24 and then bang, smash and splash the Warriors hit three straight threes and the onslaught was on and it didn’t stop till the horn sounded for halftime. The Warriors averaged 1.7 pts per possession in the 2nd quarter. Insane efficiency. The Jazz were on the ropes and they couldn’t call the fight. They just kept blasting them and the Jazz are not capable of stopping runs on the offensive end. Therefore, they have to stop them on the defensive end.
- One thing I have preached all year is you can’t judge guys on individual games you have to look at stretches and look for improvement when comparing one stretch to the next. With that said Burks and Kanter are leaving themselves huge room for improvement in their next stretches.
- Interesting how much farther along Hayward and Favors are then Kanter and Burks. The amount of mental errors by Kanter and Burks are stunning. Hopefully, this is a case of lack of playing time in the previous two years or in the case of Kanter a case of his lack of playing over the years but they are miles behind the previous year draft class and Klay Thompson who played a ton in his first two years. As the minutes increase hopefully they will improve in these areas.
- The Jazz did some things very well. They ripped apart the zone defense on the exact sets they worked on in shootaround. They handled the post up to Klay Thompson with doubles when he was guarded by Lucas and off the dribble on other players.
- However, the minute things went wrong the Jazz just didn’t have whatever was needed to stop the bleeding.
- The Alec Burks point guard experiment may be over. He went 0 for 5 and is now 11 for his last 36 . Moreover in the last two game Tyrone has pulled him forced to go back to Lucas and Garrett at the point, two players he clearly was hoping to only use in limited roles.
- Jazz won 51-39 in the second half.
- Marvin Williams performance the last few nights has been really encouraging. He has been a spark, played hard, been a solid leader and been someone the Jazz can rely on as the season goes on.
- These guys need some good moments and I don’t know when those are possible with this schedule when it can happen. The next 4 are going to be super tough. Maybe a spark can come from the man they call Trey soon.