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Big Changes Coming - The Downbeat - #649

Tyrone Corbin will hold off naming his starters until today. That can only mean one thing. Invasion. Big changes. I tweeted this out yesterday, but Corbin's statements to the press will back this up. From the Deseret News,

We had a lot of guys we considered to start that in some cases deserve to start. But because of where we are, we decided to go a different way to give ourselves a chance to match up different levels of experience. It's a good place to be right now with this young team. (Emphasis mine)

Will it be one or two changes made? The biggest spots up for grabs are at power forward and the three. Maybe we see both CJ and Hayward get the start?

The biggest reason why Corbin would hold off announcing lineups is so that the starters, or the that are getting "demoted," aren't subject to more media questioning than usual. Even before his statements, by not naming starters, he has in a way named them.

ESPN reported late last week that the Mavericks have jumped into the Kyrylo Fesenko sweepstakes with an offer to the big man. He was expected to make a decision over the weekend but there has been no word yet from Fess.

He would be an interesting addition to the Mavericks who have missed Tyson Chandler's inside presence. As has been shown here on SLC Dunk, Fess is one of the better big men in the league if you look at his team's point allowed per 100 possessions when he's on the floor. He's a huge liability on offense but he could provide some solid minutes off the bench for any one of the team interested in him.

This made me smile to read about Jeremy Evans. Also from Jody Genessy,

Jeremy Evans still gets asked about his dazzling dunk/offensive foul over Gerald Wallace from Wednesday's preseason game. So, has he rewatched it on YouTube? "I went back a few times," he said. "Quite a few."

For the few that haven't seen TNT's opening day promo, it features a few former Jazz men. Even without that, it's fantastic.

Tuesday open poll... Best Jazz paraphernalia you received for Christmas? Mine was a simple Jazz dark blue jacket with a single logo.