tugs wrote:The rotation seems pretty much set, with the exception of maybe Hassan and Eric. One of them might get benched for Gay.
To be fair to Whiteside, his instincts of rolling and expecting a pass is kicking in, multiple times he almost deflected passes for others, but a least he's being a roll threat down there. His length and size were also helping in altering shots. The things he did were not reflected in the box score.
Paschall is as advertised: mobile small ball big who can score. Laterally he can keep up and rebounding wasn't a problem as the team took a committee approach crashing the boards.
Liked what I saw with Mike, seems his built has improved. Hope this added weight won't aggravate his hamstring. Gobert also looked to score on multiple occasions. Jazz needs him to be an offensive threat and not just a decoy.
The bench was exciting, all can contribute. JC, Joe should be the regulars and I can see it'll be anyone from Whiteside, Paschall, Forrest, and Gay to round out the rotation. Quin saying Jared should be patient worries me though. I hope he gets some reps.
Whiteside had a couple nice defensive plays last night. Baby steps. That said, it wouldn't surprise me if Dok challenges him this year.