When training camp opened nearly a month ago, Randy Foye said he was brought in by the Jazz to be a shooter. After last year, they needed one. Instead of a spot-up role, however, coach Tyrone Corbin has given Foye a considerable amount of time at the point guard position, going as far as starting him in place of Mo Williams on Thursday against the Blazers.
Foye started ahead of Jamaal Tinsley, who Corbin said he likes with the second unit. It's an interesting move for the Jazz. On one hand, Corbin may just be trying to establish a contingency plan for a situation in which the Jazz are down two point guards and need Foye as a backup. On the other, he may see Foye getting significant time handling the ball.
"Some nights matchups will dictate it," Corbin said. "Some nights it's the rotation."