tugs wrote:Dropped by to see any updates on the line up with Mike's departure. Should Utah go small and slide Royce to the 4, insert a stretch big in Niang, or go old school with Bradley or utilize Davis as a starter?
Thinking the starting lineup should have active bigs capable of defending the rim. Donovan and Joe are clever enough to play the PnR to generate offense for the bigs
I've been thinking about this and I think the right move would be to with Niang. While Niang can't do the same things as Bogey with the ball, he's the next best shooter the Jazz have. They'll need shooting to beat this DEN defense who like to scramble a lot.
The Jazz don't play an active defense. Everybody stays home and Rudy does everything else. Rudy's going to have to be disciplined and stick to his responsibilities as the only rim defender even if Jokic starts hitting shots. It will hurt his pride, but the Jazz have no chance if Gobert focuses on the 1 on 1 matchup.