Posted by: Steve on October 17th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Having watched 3 preseason games, one thing has stood out to me more so than anything, the quality of play from our 2nd unit.
Where most teams notice and feel a big drop off in talent and production from the starters, like the lakers, we basically have the same talent and production. This will be our secret weapon, and our calling card, just like it was a few years ago when we had Millsap and Harpring coming off the bench.
With the blend of talent and different skill sets from our guys, we really do have a great advantage. With Tinsley playing great, heady basketball; Foye spotting up for 3 and providing great defense; Burks’ ability to score in many different ways and his fearless mentality, which i think is our biggest advantage; Kanter providing a solid post man who rebounds like a madman; AND either Favors or Millsap, i would prefer Millsap of course, he would absolutely dominate 2nd units; With these guys, we have a second starting 5 off the bench.
So… Most of the time you hear something like “as long as our bench can keep us close, we’ll get our starters back in and be fine.” For us, i think you can flip that, as long as our starters keep us in the games, our bench will provide the knockout punch!
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