Brilliant rotation last night against the Suns

Not sure if Millsap left early with an injury and had to come back but the rotations worked out perfectly.

One thing I noticed is that Millsap and Jefferson CANNOT co-exist at the same time. Millsap's game will suffer.

When Millsap was paired with Favors instead, and he was the primary option on offense, he killed it. Millsap took on the burden of scoring when he had to (and he was good at it) and made good decisions on passes.

Jefferson, Millsap, and Favors all ended up playing around 30 minutes each which I think is most wise and appropriate. Millsap got the short end recently (about 20 minutes per game) and coach benched him on many occasions in the 4th qtr in favor of Favors but I think last night's rotation was better and helped the team get a win on the road.

Last nights line up during the end of the 3rd qtr and beginning of the 4th qtr when the Jazz pulled away:

Tinsely, Burks, Hayward, Millsap, and Favors - was awesome.

I say the Jazz heavily consider last night's rotation and use Millsap more as a primary option. He's been struggling as of late but I think it has to do with him playing alongside Jefferson. Jefferson demands and possesses the ball too much for other players to gain any rhythm and feel for the game.

Of course Millsap is vertically challenged but I think Favors will compensate for that. In regards to defense, Millsap is one of most active in terms of using his hands and getting steals. 5 steals last night (8 steals the last 2 games). Last year he was top 5 in steals and for a PF to be in that category is saying a lot. People don't give him enough credit for his defensive capabilities.

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