Enes Kanter must rise for Jazz
Watching Jefferson leave, especially, signaled a new direction for the Jazz and a new role for Kanter, who spent the last two years as Jeffersonís apprentice.
"Itís so much pressure," Kanter said. "I like pressure, though. Coach is expecting a lot, fans are expecting a lot. Everybody with the Utah Jazz are expecting a lot of things . The only thing you can do is just go out there and play your 100 percent best and just work hard."
Kanter spent most of the summer in Chicago, where he makes his offseason home, only returning to Turkey for 13 days.
The Jazz offseason was strategically quiet, with the Jazz adding players who would not get in the way of plans to turn the team over to a young core that includes Kanter.
-- Salt Lake Tribune