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Published: Sunday, Dec. 25 2011 7:36 p.m. MST

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Northstar
Logan, UT

Vs LA, I would like to see Millsap (Mansap) play at small forward vs Ron Artest. I think Millsap is our best defense match-up against Artest. I shudder to have Hayward guarding him, maybe I underestimate Gordon.

scalman
Temecula, CA

I like Milsap against Artest too, and Hayward can start at shooting guard. I want to see Evans get more minutes this year, just not sure how he's going to get many minutes at PF. I don't think Bell has earned a chance to start. Anyway, the Lakers are going to be tired, and the Jazz would be smart playing at a fairly quick pace when possible which means more players will see minutes probably.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

i really hope hayward's season averages are 15-5-5....i picked him up on my fantasy roster...

JFFR
Salt Lake City, UT

My guess-

Harris
Bell
Howard
Millsap
Jefferson

@Northstar- WorldPeace isn't that good anymore. He doesn't even start!

Captain L
Provo, UT

Noway Howard is starting (yet), I don't want to see Bell start but he probably will, I would prefer CJ and Hayward on the wings.
Artest isn't starting for the Lakers, so starting Milsap to go against Artest doesn't fit. The Lakers have announced their starting line up and Artest isn't on it, last yrs rookie Ebanks has been named the starter. The Lakers starting PF with Bynum out is McRoberts, mobile shoots some 3's. Milsap may match up better with him but I hope they start Favors.

Johnson72
Salt Lake City, UT

Does it really matter?.. all there going to do is lose!!!

LKA
Tremonton, UT

As long as Bell starts Jazz lose.. Sorry but I don't see any improvement over last year.

Chuck Nunn
Logan, UT

Team without a center, does it matter who starts? Utah's starting five will look like a college lineup of three guards and two forwards.

Anonymous Infinity
American Fork, UT

Chuck Nunn said it all. It doesn't matter who starts for the Jazz anyway. The team is going to get embarassed by most of the teams. This is a glorified CBA team.

Chuck Nunn
Logan, UT

Hate to be a downer, and if the Jazz outperform my early-season expectations, I'll happily eat every crow in Burley, Idaho. But the last team to win an NBA title without a 7-footer in the rotation was the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons, and that team had Mehmet Okur as a backup. Utah now has neither.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

I guess I'm just going to have to be the optimist among this bunch. I like the current Jazz team and I see a lot of reasons why they should at least make the playoffs.

Favors, Evans and Hayward are all bigger and stronger than they were last year. Evan's dunk in the last Portland game was impressive and Favors was just a beast inside.

Kanter and Burks look to be a great additions to the team. Kanter is an active big man who moves his feet really well. His rebounding in the two preseason games was admirable. Burks is extremely athletic and just needs a month or two to adjust to the NBA game. I'm pretty high on the kid.

Devin Harris, should be able to run the team adequately; though I would like to see the Jazz bring in someone better. Watson is going to be his usual steady self, along with Millsap and Jefferson.

The verdict is till out on Howard and Tinsley. We should know by February 1st.

If the Jazz want a 7 footer I suggest they consider re-signing Fesenko, as long as he can be signed for reasonable price.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

Chuck, you're welcome to come on back to Burley, Idaho any time you want; however, most of the crows have left and are actually spending more time over in Twin Falls . . . so you might have to eat gopher.

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

I like our big men but I agree we need a 7 footer who plugs the lane. I would love to see us resign Fes as insurance if we make the playoffs.

Captain L
Provo, UT

I was a big Fes supporter but I don't see the Jazz looking to sign him or anyother big, I think they like their bigs. Kanter measured out at 6'11, Favors is the same size& & length as D. Howard and can plug the middle . I would be OK with resigning Fes and trading Big Al for a good shooting, pass first point guard or a long athletic, good shooting 3.
This yr is going to be tough for fans if they care too much about winning, we need to look at each game as how did the young kids perform, their development is going to have to be our enjoyment, not how many wins we get.

Your dead Uncle
Saint George, UT

I agree with Captain L

ed
Los Olivos, CA

I agree with everyone. It is still close to Christmas.

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