KqWIN wrote: tleikheen wrote:
I'll be the first one to say that positions don't matter, especially in our offense, but I don't like Mitchell bringing up the ball either. He's always in score/make a play mode, and it's better that he starts off the ball so the offense can get moving first.
This is interesting here because Exum got sat down when he wanted/started looking for his offense last year instead of running Snyder's offense 1st.
Would Snyder allow Mitchell to free lance (look for his own shot) before initiating the Jazz offense after holding Exum back from doing the same thing.
It's the same problem. The first pass needs to be make quick to get things moving. Exum, and now Mitchell, are prone to dribbling the ball too much and eating clock. That's a problem most young guards have.
They need to learn that if they move the ball quickly they are more likely to get it back later, and when they do they will be in a better position to score or make a play.
There are also differences in that Mitchell has a better handle, is a better shooter and finisher at the rim than Exum was/has been, so there is more trust in Mitchell than Exum in the past. Agree, though, that there will be a learning curve and bumps along the way, but I think that the Jazz see that Mitchell has great potential and thus are willing to play him to develop him as quickly as possible.
Once again, I could see a Exum/Mitchell backcourt in the future where both are PG/SG hybrid types, which works for this offense.