Utah Jazz: Cold-shooting Jazz fall in Summer League opener

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  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    July 10, 2012 12:16 p.m.

    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.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    July 9, 2012 11:31 p.m.

    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.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    July 9, 2012 8:16 p.m.

    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.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    July 9, 2012 7:03 p.m.

    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.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    July 9, 2012 6:32 p.m.

    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.