Utah Jazz: Al Jefferson injured, Derrick Favors to start vs. Sixers

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  • Draft dumbie Farmington, UT
    Dec. 31, 2011 7:57 a.m.

    Even though the Jazz seemed very deep at the center position during the pre-season, I was very surprised they did not try to re-sign Fesenko as a backup, especially after they traded Okur, and Fesenko was still on the market. They invested four years in his development, and just when he started to show some signs of being able to contribute, they let him go to another team. He ended up signing a one-year, $1 mil. contract with Golden State, which is a pittance by NBA standards, especially for someone with great size and potential at the center position--especially on defense. With one injury, such as the one to Jefferson's ankle, all of the sudden the Jazz aren't looking very deep at the big positions. I think it was very shortsighted for the Jazz not to re-sign Fesenko when they could have re-signed him for such a low price. Size is hard to come by in the NBA, and the Jazz just squandered their chance to have one more player with great size--who knows their system--as insurance on their bench in case of an injury.

  • Tyler Ray Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 30, 2011 7:13 p.m.

    YES there is a powerful lineup minus bell!

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Dec. 30, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    Okay, Lets see if Favors can play smart and stay out of foul trouble? Let's hope he can sieze this opportunity! Go Favors ! Go Jazz!