Laura Seitz,
Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward protects the ball from Milwaukee Bucks' Jerryd Bayless at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

The Utah Jazz ended with a flourish, winning seven of the last eight games to head into the All-Star break with a 26-26 record. While they are in position to make a playoff run, injuries have held the Jazz back from reaching the lofty expectations that many had for the up-and-coming roster early in the year.

But what those injuries have done is given plenty of other players the chance to prove themselves and show us what they can do at the NBA level. With those opportunities, we have seen huge strides taken and great growth for the young Jazz roster.

This break in the action gives us the time to grade exactly how each Jazz player has performed so far this year and hand out midseason awards.