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Old 10-28-2013, 08:29 AM   #205
Xiao Yao You
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Default Re: 2013 Fall camp/Pre-Season!

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Utah's biggest offseason need was a point guard and rookie Trey Burke, currently sidelined after finger surgery, has the poise to run the offense and the perimeter game to keep defenses honest ... The Jazz were tied for eighth in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage (.366) and with the arrival of Burke, there is no reason why that figure canít improve Ö Utah should thrive in the transition game with such a young roster.

Except for the fact that Burke hasn't shown he can shoot, Rush is out and Foye and Mo are gone.

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Without Burke, journeyman John Lucas is likely to run the point ... Lucas is a solid reserve, but not a starter for a team with intentions to contend for a playoff spot .
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Which they don't have those intentions. His a solid 3rd pg.

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With Burke healthy, the Jazz have a decent starting lineup,

Burke has proven nothing at this level. Hayward/Jefferson are the only proven starters and Jefferson was at the end of the bench last year.

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but they have questionable depth .

To put it mildly.

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Favors and Kanter are still raw offensively .

Favors is anyway.

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The Jazz were a middle-of-the-pack rebounding team and, without Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, arenít as strong in that area .

Favors/Kanter/Biedrins/Gobert/Evans and some good rebounding wings should make it one of their strongest areas.

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There's no star power whatsoever .

Not yet anyway.

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Lack of experience will translate into losses in close games ... Tyrone Corbin is on the final year of his contract and the fact that he hasnít receive an extension could pose a distraction, especially if Utah struggles early.
AVERAGE PLAYER:
26 years and 107 days (opening day), 6 foot 6.72 inches, 214 lbs.

WINNING PERCENTAGE (2008-2013):
219-175 (55.8 percent)

PROJECTION:
5th in the Northwest Division / 14th in the Western Conference
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