Notes following Jazz shootaround Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.The Jazz are expected to start Devin Harris, Gordon Hayward, Josh Howard and Paul Millsap against Detroit.Al Jefferson (family matter) didn't participate in shootaround and his status will be determined closer to tipoff. If Jefferson can't go, Derrick Favors will start at center with Enes Kanter off the bench.
Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin and general manager Kevin O'Connor have yet to meet with guard Raja Bell. The conference is expected to occur soon, though. Corbin said Bell's status against the Pistons has yet to be determined. Asked about his relationship with Bell, Corbin paused five seconds before saying, "He's the player and I'm the coach. I've known him for a while. It is what it is."Corbin was visibly frustrated and tense answering questions about Bell. Asked if Bell could be suspended, Corbin said he'll first have to see how the meeting goes."We'll talk and we'll see what happens," Corbin said. "We'll meet and we'll see where it goes."
Corbin on the Pistons: Actually, they're playing very well, man. They've won four out of their last five games and three in a row. This team is a talented ballclub that's getting used to what the coach has been trying to get them acclimated to all year. They're a tough-nosed team that compete on both ends of the floor. They're capable of scoring points, especially with Gordon coming off the bench for 'em.