Tyrone Corbin Discusses Derrick Favors
Why isn’t Derrick Favors playing more?
Matchups, rotations, the way the game’s going. Just the way the games have flowed.
Note: Corbin rattled off these reasons like he’d memorized a list.
Having watched film of Game 2, do you feel you should’ve brought Favors back in sooner during the 20-0 run?
[The Spurs] went on a 22-2 run to finish the half from the 7:05 mark in that game to the end of the first half. A 22-2 run. I mean, I don’t think that one guy may or may not have made a difference in that we all have to play better.
That was with the group that we started with, we subbed them back in, and they made a run on us. We have to play better, man. We gotta finish quarters off…End of the third quarter, we were right in there and they made three three-pointers at the end of the third, and we had our big lineup in then. So we have to play better.
The Jazz’s +/- is positive for the series when Favors is on the floor and negative when he’s not. Where is that valid and where is that misleading?
Well, it’s valid ’cause when he’s on the floor we got a plus. It’s misleading when he’s off the floor we got a minus…
Derrick should play more, and I gotta find a way to get him more minutes on the floor. [Whether that's with the big lineup], we gotta see. We gotta make sure we give ourselves a chance to win, and we need everybody to play better, and with him on the floor we are better. (KALL)