I expected to see Kantor and Burkes play better and maybe they will in the
upcoming games. But for those who want to see Jefferson traded so Kantor can lay
claim to the center position, that would be a big mistake. I see Kantor make
some nice moves under the basket sometimes and look like he will score, only to
see his shot blocked or he will fumble the ball away. He might be good someday,
but he has a lot of work ahead still. Young Stockton looks pretty good but
won't make a Jazz team that already has 3 point guards.
I'm not sure Kantor will ever be a starting Center. He could be a decent
backup behind Favors though. Millsap should stay and Jefferson should go.
Burks had a rough first game, but they were really on top of him. He still needs
to learn how to stop some of his drives and pop a 10-footer. Bet he has a good
second game. Also, Ahearn and Stockton played point...hopefully, Burks will get
some point minutes next game.As for Kanter, I think that he will make a
good center but a better power forward and hey, what do we know, he is just
starting to show what he can do. As long as Favors is next to him, they will get
the job done. I see them eventually starting together, with Favors guarding the
more athletic front court opponent.
Kantor looked like a rookie and Burks looked like he didn't want to be
there.The winning team showed how important it is to have an
experienced (and talented) point guard. Several of their players played well,
yet they only won by 3.Wonder if Nr 55 (the draftee, Murphy) will
show anything by week's end. Hope so.
Anybody who says Millsap should stay and Jefferson should go simply does not
know basketball. Yeah Millsap is decent, but he isn't a huge go-to guy in
the post. Jefferson is the crunch time guy who can score in the post. Part of
the reason Millsap has even been decent is he has always had another good big
guy to play alongside - allowing him room to operate. Getting rid of Jefferson
would be a huge mistake.