The Jazz are overhauling their defense to divert opposing ballhandlers to the baseline instead of funneling foes into the paint.
The bold move, which has been introduced and implemented to players during training camp, is the first big imprint Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin has put on the franchise since taking over in February.
"It's just a totally different way of looking at it," Corbin said.
The system switch is geared toward shoring up the Jazz's interior defense, improving trust, helping those rotations and lessening the impact of not having a shot-blocker.
"We were stretching the floor out a little bit too much on the inside and giving up too many layups," Corbin said. "Or the extra effort wasn't there. It just gives us a better chance to not make those mistakes."