FanPost

SG versus SF


There has been a lot of discussion whether Burks should be starting at the SG position and moving Hayward to the SF to replace Jefferson. To me it's a no brainer due to this being a "Season of Discovery" but today my question is how much difference is there in the two positions in the Jazz system?

I understand defensively that we would usually match up 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3 so that would be a factor depending on the opposing players, but what about on the offensive end? Are they both basically treated as "wing" positions and the plays interchangeable based on the skills of the players? Or is one position expected to stay in the corner more for the open 3 and the other more of a driver, cutter, creator? Or does it just depend more on who is in the game?

Last year Gordo played well at SF. This year not so much at SG. Even with Trey now playing his shooting is down. Is that more on him just adjusting to being the top offensive option and teams putting their top defensive wing on him, or just him being in a shooting slump, or is there something inherently different in the plays and options available from the SG versus SF position?

Horny was a do everything 2, AK the same at the 3, Hayward at the 2 or 3, Korver a spot up shooter at the 2 or 3, Foye only at the 2, etc. I am thinking the positions and plays are pretty much interchangeable based on the player skills but I don't know. Can some Jazz masterminds help me understand better?

Thanks

All comments are the opinion of the commenter and not necessarily that of SLC Dunk or SB Nation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SLC Dunk

You must be a member of SLC Dunk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SLC Dunk. You should read them.

Join SLC Dunk

You must be a member of SLC Dunk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SLC Dunk. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker