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What to watch for during the Jazz's NBA season, starting tonight

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012 2:18 p.m. MDT

24 players, two teams and 48 minutes.

For many, the start of the NBA season is a welcome way to wear out the winter, but avid Jazz fans look forward to this time all year long. Tonight, the 82-game journey starts.

The Jazz raced through 8 preseason games, winning five. Along the way, we learned a lot about this team's depth, style of play and talent.

Now that the real season has begun, what to watch for?

Denim Millward of BleacherReport.com has given Jazz fans a lesson in what we learned from the preseason. As the season progresses, here are five things to have on your Jazz radar:

  1. This summer belonged to Enes Kanter. He is completely transformed.
  2. The Jazz have five awesome big men, and distributing the minutes will be a challenge.
  3. So nice it's in here twice, the Jazz have five--count them--five awesome big men. There will be no dropoff when the second unit comes in.
  4. Three-point shooting has been improved. This combined with the Jazz's loaded front court will make Utah hard to defend.
  5. The youth movement is strong. Who knows when Kanter, Hayward, and Favors will overtake Jefferson, Millsap and Marvin Williams. If the latter struggle, could be sooner than later.

Read more about the Jazz on Bleacher Report.

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