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Of course, keeping Millsap and Jefferson means Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter will continue coming off the bench. But Corbin isn’t worried about retarding the growth of two young players considered future franchise cornerstones.
"They are going to play," he said. "They may not be getting all the minutes that Al and Paul get, but that’s part of being on a team, growing and having a chance to win.
Jazz at L.A. Clippers
O At Staples Center
Tipoff » Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
TV » ROOT. Radio » 1280 AM, 1600 AM, 97.5 FM
Records » Jazz 31-24; Clippers 39-18
Season series » Clippers, 3-0
Last meeting » Clippers, 107-96 (Dec. 30)
About the Jazz » They have won 16 of their last 23 games, including three in a row. … They’re averaging 107.5 points in their last four games. … G Randy Foye needs five 3-pointers to break Memo Okur’s single-season franchise record of 129. … G Mo Williams (thumb surgery) won’t play.
About the Clippers » They lead the Pacific Division but are only 14-12 since Jan. 1. … They have beaten Utah five straight times, going back to last season. … They are coming off a 116-90 loss to San Antonio on Thursday. … G Chris Paul had four points and three assists in 27 minutes against the Spurs.
"Guys will have opportunities. As we’ve said before, ‘Just be ready to play the minutes you get and put your best foot forward when you’re on the floor.’ "
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