Milsap at the 3?
I'm Watching the Jazz@Wizards game and the Jazz starting lineup has adjusted:
I like the change for Derrick Favors. Will finally get starter minutes (if he stays out of foul trouble) and it gives them flexibility with Hayward and Marvin Williams coming off the bench. But the question is that can Paul Milsap thrive at the 3 position? And can he do it throughout the season if Ty Corbin keeps this lineup? What are you thoughts?
Favors starting doesn't guarantee that he'll get starter's minutes. I think this lineup sucks. Weak perimeter defense and there's less spacing for Al Jeff to operate. Millsap is not a 3 and should only play there in spots. His mobility doesn't stand out at the 3 What are they supposed to do, post him up on 3's while both Jefferson and Favors are occupying the paint? I think it's a dumb idea and it makes the Jazz a worse team.
New lineup isn't off a to a good start. In fact, they looked terrible.
That's the one thing I questioned when I saw the lineup: Milsap's mobility. Can he keep up with quicker, more athletic 3's that can stretch the floor a bit? I believe the answer is no. Also, So far in this game, he's been trying to guard in the perimeter and his jumpshot is looking inconsistent. As I said, I like the lineup for Favors, and honestly, he looks more comforatble starting, while Hayward is scroching off the bench (13 points in the first half), but this lineup is not a long-term solution.
I think Milsap would be a perfect fit with Miami Heat. Start him at the 4.
Its not a good starting lineup but Favors should be the first player off the bench imo subbing off Marvin Williams about eight minutes into the game.
just trade one or both al jefferson and paul milsap! has been the solution ever since they drafted favors and kanter
I saw the line up and wondered how they line up, I had wondered whether they might have used Favours at SF and had his length to help shut the oppsosing SF's down. In my opinion he is more athletic than Millsap and has the greater wingspan so could be a physical mismatch for the opposing SF's if he can stay out of foul trouble.
I would expect that pre deadline day Utah will make some movement, it would be pointless to let Jefferson and Millsap walk with nothing in return even if they have got ready made replacements on the bench. Also from a cap point of view Utah cannot have Jefferson and Millsap on maybe $25 million combined plus when they renew Kanter and Favours.
The reason they put Favors into the lineup because that is their best defensive and rebounding lineup. It's the same reason they did it against the Spurs last year in the playoffs.