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Jazz Rotation News: Head Coach Tyrone Corbin to change rotation, send Gordon Hayward to the bench

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Here's a pretty girl to look at to calm you down. And yes, SBN has changed photo providers, so we rarely now get any new Jazz photos to put up for posts. This is my silent protest.

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)

R.Bell J.Howard G.Hayward
Games 27 32 36
Games Started 27 9 36
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
FG% 47.3% 39.3% 42.3%
3PT% 43.4% 23.3% 24.7%
FT% 87.0% 79.7% 80.6%
eFG% 60.5% 40.7% 45.7%
PER 10.2 11.1 13.7