Utah Jazz Head Coach Tyrone Corbin is sending Gordon Hayward to the bench -- provided Raja Bell is good to go tonight. He'd rather start the veteran group of Raja Bell and Josh Howard instead. That's his idea -- apparently we're still pushing to make the playoffs. You know, because getting swept by the Oklahoma City Thunder while Big Al plays 38 mpg, on national TV or getting the #13 draft pick >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> getting a higher draft pick. Moving Hayward to the bench isn't the worst thing in the world. If you are a true Jazz fanatic you heard rumblings of this from back before the All-Star Break. If you did not hear about it before then you are hearing it now for the first time -- and it may be a shock.
If anything, getting Raja Bell back gives the Jazz starters something they've been missing -- a guy who can actually hit a three pointer. I'm happy to have Raja back if he is back. I would have sat him until the Detroit home game myself, but hey, I'm not a head coach. What do I know about the human body?
It also gives Tyrone Corbin a lot of options on just how we close games out. Jazz fans can expect to have a lot of engaging discussions about this between now and the trade deadline. (March 15th, 2012)
|Mins / Game||24.4||22.8||27.4|
|Points / Game||7.4||8.5||9.4|
|Rebounds / Game||1.5||3.8||2.8|
|Assists / Game||1.1||1.2||3.1|
|Steals / Game||0.4||0.8||0.8|
|Blocks / Game||0.0||0.2||0.7|