Charlotte, N.C. • In an expected announcement, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said following Wednesday's shoot around at TimeWarner Cable Arena that DeMarre Carroll will once again start in place of the injured Marvin Williams.
Corbin has shown a preference for Carroll in a starting role when Williams has been out. He has said it disrupts only the starting lineup, rather than also impacting the bench by taking a key reserve (Gordon Hayward perhaps) and putting him in the starting lineup. Carroll's situation is unique. Since the emergence of Alec Burks at the end of last month, Carroll has been bumped to the end of the bench, playing only when a teammate is injured but doing it as a starter.
The Jazz are 0-4 in games Carroll starts, which could also be looked at as 0-4 in games without Williams.