Posted by: Van on February 23rd, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
It’s painfully obvious, and it’s getting worse.
No it’s not that rash you think might need medical evaluation, its Utah’s inability to rebound, namely Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap’s inability to rebound together. Utah hasn’t had any particularly dominant defensive teams in recent memory, but one area they usually performed quite well in was cleaning up the defensive boards.
Enter Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap into the starting lineup and watch defensive rebounding exit stage left, and their struggles in the words of David Locke ” are well documented”.
With regards to last night’s game Locke adds:
“Paul Millsap had 0 defensive rebounds in the final 9 minutes; Al Jefferson had 1 in 7 chances. Millsap and Jefferson couldn’t defend or rebound together last year and nothing has changed.”
This is not a slight against two of our best players on this team, more of an observation. Anyone else find themselves shaking their heads when Corbin puts the starting lineup back into games?
Even if they perform well the Millsap/Jefferson defensive duo is enough to make you more nervous than ordering chorizo street tacos.
I don’t have all the answers more just a single suggestion; perhaps a little less Jeffersap and more Kanterson? Or some combination of young big and savvy vet that doesn’t leave us cringing every time “insert random team chucker here” hoists up another three.
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