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Published: Friday, March 30 2012 10:03 p.m. MDT

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ColoJazzFan
Aurora, CO

0 for 13? When looking at Favor's numbers this year compared to last, there really is little to no improvement. Where are we going and are the "youth" really developing?

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

Kings fouled us on every shot attempt down low. I have never seen so much wrist grabbing on shot attempts. Thats a big part of why our shooting % was so low. Jefferson had a good game as far as points and rebounds go but his defense stinks. You can forget the playoffs with that kind of interior defense from your starting big men. Now the Warriors will probably slide below the Kings and you can kiss that draft pick goodby. Kanter pulled down 8 rebounds in only 10 minutes of allowed playing time. Why doesn't Kanter get more playing time? Truley baffling. Come on Ty.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

@ColoJazzFan

What? Favors has improved big time. Remember Favors was traded before the trade deadline last year, so with the lockout delay this season, he has yet to have a training camp with the Jazz. Listen, he is 20 years old and already a man child who can play the PF or C.

As for Hayward (overall youth thing), he is growing leaps and bounds. If he stays healthy with his type of rugged play, and if he can get a consistent outside shot, he will be an all star in a year or two. He reminds me of a young Manu Ginobili.

Kanter is a solid career backup. He boards and bangs, but he will never be a scorer.

Burks is as good a rookie as the Jazz have had since Millsap's first year. He will be a great starter alongside Hayward (wing spots) for years to come. He, like Hayward, needs an outside shot. Hopefully both won't be like Ronnie Brewer who never developed that jumper.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

@B Russ

Yes the refs let a lot of contact happen. I thought for the most part it was consistent on both ends of the floor though (both teams). Some games are officiated different than others.

I thought Favors was fouled a few times, but he hasn't earned the refs respect yet. It's an ugly part of the league.

As for the others; despite being a great scorer, Jefferson doesn't go to the line much because he doesn't go up strong. He pivots, jump hooks, and lays it in. Also, Kanter will rarely get the calls because he brings the ball down to his waist, regathers, and despite going up strong, he goes up straight up and into the shot block.

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