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A situation in Salt Lake from Students of the Game.
Independent sports blogs are starting to write about the Utah Jazz, not necessarily because they want to, but because the Jazz are forcing people to look at them and what they are doing.
.Timmer gives three possible solutions the Jazz could run with. We have talked about them before 1) Play Exum at the two. 2) Trade Burke or Exum. 3) Make Burke the sixth man. Personally, I think it is too early to make a final decision about players under the age of 24. I like the idea of having Burke and Burks playing as a second unit.
6 Teams Defying the NBA’s Current Small Ball Trend: The Cheat Sheet
The only squad on this list to not reach the playoffs, the Jazz quietly led the league in scoring defense and went on a 22-11 tear to close the season that probably would have netted them a postseason birth had it begun a bit earlier. With 7-foot-1 Rudy Gobert, affectionately known as the Stifle Tower, at center, 6-foot-10 Derek Favors at power forward, and 6-foot-8 small forward Gordon Hayward
The Jazz can obviously go big, but they have the ability to go small as well: Fav 5 Booker/Hood 4 GH/Ingles 3 Burks 2 Burke 1 .I don't know if they practice the small lineup very often or how many sets they have built in for a small lineup, but Snyder probably has something up his sleeve.
The good old Jersey mock
A nine minute Gordon Hayward Highlight video