I kind of want the games to get here now.
SALT LAKE CITY — After having just one practice Wednesday, it's back to two-a-days for the Utah Jazz.
And, yes, you can imagine how excited the players are about that after cramming six workouts from Sunday through Tuesday.
"I kind of want the games to get here now," Jazz forward Paul Millsap said with a laugh, "so you won't have to do two-a-days anymore."
The Jazz only have one workout Friday, but they double up again Saturday with a morning practice and the intrasquad scrimmage that night at EnergySolutions Arena.
Utah travels to Portland on Sunday for its first preseason game against the Trail Blazers on Monday.
Overall, Millsap said camp has been "good."
Players are implementing defensive changes, competing and building a strong team chemistry.
"Everybody's out here working hard, trying to get better," Millsap said.
Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin agrees with his assessment.
"The most intriguing thing is how the guys are sticking together and they're really trying to communicate on the defensive end to get better defensively," Corbin said. "The effort's been great so far, and we're looking forward to that to continue."
The Jazz have 16 of their 17 camp players — including Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds — in practice this morning. Point guard Jamaal Tinsely is out for the third practice in a row due to stomach flu.
Tinsley is expected to rejoin the Jazz at tonight's practice.
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