Posted by: Jason Michael Crannell on May 10th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Toward the end of the regular season, Coach Corbin began to experiment with a “big” lineup of Favors, Jefferson, and Millsap (at small forward). Against most opponents, this lineup proved to be quite productive. The Spurs were able to have success against this lineup in the playoffs, but that is because they are an elite level team (of which there are less then 5 in the NBA). They had a great coach, more talented players, and a much deeper bench then the Jazz. For all those reasons, I don’t think you can fairly judge the possible future success of the “big” lineup. I think this lineup can achieve a great deal against 85% of the teams in the league. Unlike the Spurs, most teams don’t have the necessary ingredients on their rosters to combat such a formidable trio (especially if the Jazz can bring in a shooter in the off season to compliment them).
My question is this: Do you want to see the “big” lineup next season (possibly from Game 1 of the regular season forward), or would you rather the Jazz traded either Jefferson or Millsap this summer, and went with a more traditional lineup?
Remember, once a trade is made, you can’t take it back.
Is the “big” lineup intriguing enough to stick with for one more season?
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