Rubio has to go to the bench


yamers

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i think it would help him alot to play with the second unit.

I think Mitchell can open the floor like a Harden. He already passes really well.

give em the go.
 


Ellis269

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I don't think it does, at least not in the long-term.
I’m not so sure about that. We’ve seen a lot of Rubio/Mitchell, but not a lot of Mitchell/Hood. If they have any interest in keeping Hood long term, they should look to see how well he and Donovan can play together as starters. I personally think that the future backcourt is going to be some combination of Mitchell, Hood and Exum.

I also think that Rubio can be a LOT more effective if he’s coming off the bench and only playing with one of Favors/Gobert at the 5 and one of Jerebko/Sefalosha/JJ at the 4. Let Burks serve as the offensive spark plug off the bench and see what Donovan and Rodney can do together.
 

gomretat

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Synder is too stubborn to make that adjustment imo.

Quinn has been forced to make adjustments on more regular basis then almost any coach in the league. He is as far from stubborn as any NBA coach I have observed. The fact that folks are twisted on Rubio means that Quinn is seeing different stuff then you are seeing.
 

Eenie-Meenie

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I think Rubio continuing to start is the best in the short and long term.
How can that be best long-term, when it is becoming more and more obvious that the Jazz are not a good fit and that it's in the best interests of both that they move him after this season?

He committed six turnovers last game and some of those at crucial moments, that if the Spurs weren't playing their JV team would probably have cost the Jazz the game. And those turnovers were almost always the result of bad decisions.
 

Archie Moses

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Quinn has been forced to make adjustments on more regular basis then almost any coach in the league. He is as far from stubborn as any NBA coach I have observed. The fact that folks are twisted on Rubio means that Quinn is seeing different stuff then you are seeing.
I agree that Quinn makes adjustments and does it well. However, with Rubio, it's clear as day Rubio should not start when other players are healthy. Dude is bad for our line-up and I assume, or have to believe Synder gets that - hence stubborn.
 

Saint Cy of JFC

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How can that be best long-term, when it is becoming more and more obvious that the Jazz are not a good fit and that it's in the best interests of both that they move him after this season?

He committed six turnovers last game and some of those at crucial moments, that if the Spurs weren't playing their JV team would probably have cost the Jazz the game. And those turnovers were almost always the result of bad decisions.

Because if you want to trade Rubio this off-season you want him to look like a starting PG. You bench Rubio now and it hurts his chances at making a turnaround, similar to what he did last year.

For instance, if the Wolves benched Rubio last year in December, does he turn it around? If he doesnt, does Utah still trade for him? Sometimes you just got to stick with your guys and give them a chance.
 

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