Utah Jazz Extra: Busy week ahead, who's not/not, the BIG stat

Published: Sunday, Jan. 1 2012 9:14 p.m. MST

Coming attractions

Monday: Jazz vs. New Orleans, 7 p.m.

Chris Paul who? NBA commissioner/Hornets owner David Stern's team is off to a fine start.

Tuesday: Jazz vs. Milwaukee, 7 p.m.

Andrew Bogut's jersey number is 6. Or is that over/under for wins by the former Ute's alma mater?

Friday: Jazz vs. Memphis, 7 p.m.

It's hard to believe struggling Grizzlies were a playoff force last summer. No, really, they were!

Saturday: Jazz at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.

Utah's potential lottery pick might be better than the protected one it could get from Mark Jackson's crew.

Who's hot/not

Hot: Paul Millsap

Most consistent player for Jazz, averaging 13.3 ppg and 9.3 rpg

Not: Raja Bell

Struggling to get and make shots so far (2.8 ppg, 29.4 FG%)

The BIG stat: -13.5

Even with one win, the Jazz have the second-worst point differential in the NBA (104-90.5). Only the Wizards (-15.0) have lost by more.

Worth retweeting

@diggitbrother: "I'd hate to fight him for the last slice of pizza." (After my tweet about Enes Kanter having rebounding hands like vice grips.)

@Bittermormon: "can u please mention to Ty (Corbin) that a bunch of fans (whose) NBA experience is limited to PS2 in their mom's basement disagree w him?" (After coach kept Raja Bell in the starting lineup.)

Email: jody@desnews.com. Twitter: DJJazzyJody

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