Why the Utah Jazz Should Resign Randy Foye

Apr 12, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) shoots a three-point shot over Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrei Kirilenko (47) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 107-100. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

178.  That’s the entire reason the Jazz should resign Randy Foye.. 178 made three pointers!  That was 50 more than the previous best by a Jazz man ever, Memhet Okur.  The Jazz attempted the third least amount of three point field goals this past season, only taking more than Memphis and Chicago.  They did however connect on 37% as a team which actually put them at 23rd in the league for makes at 507.  This means that Randy Foye by himself made 35% of the entire team’s three point field goals.  The year before that the entire Jazz team made 273 three pointers, just 95 more than Randy this season.

When Randy Foye made at least 2 three pointers  the Jazz were 31-25 and 16-11 when he made at least 3.  Of those 11 losses,  8 of them came down to a 3 point loss or less.  Now I disagree that he should be a starter, yes he can do more than shoot threes but so can Burks.  Burks should get the start but it would be nice to still have Foye play 15-20 minutes a night and make 2-3 threes a game.  Every team needs three point shooters and letting Randy go would be a mistake.

The Jazz should also go after Kyle Korver again and have those two come off the bench in 5 minute spurts and just tell them to pass it around til they get an open three and shoot away.  If you watch San Antonio, their bench comes in and takes three after three and same with Miami.  The Jazz should develop the same system in which the Jazz bench is solely there to shoot threes.  Matt Bonner, Gary Neal, Patty Mills, Manu Ginobli just launch away and it works.  Start the core four and whoever the point is and then have a combination of Mo, Foye, Korver or DeMarre, Marvin and a center off the bench.  It’s not the most glamorous team but it will be effective more than most would give the Jazz credit for.

Topics: Randy Foye, Utah Jazz

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