Lineup changes don't matter when there isn't an offense being run. Crazy thing is this would be picked up in big markets where media isn't beholden to the teams (and often over critical but I digress.)
Jazz media, Locke especially, is Jazz organization friendly. If all the news you get is from guys travelling with the team, then you're going to get distorted viewpoints. Either a Hollinger type would have to write an article about how abysmal our offense was, or the season would have to go deep in the tank before we hear any questioning of Ty.