Utah Jazz: Inquiring minds want to know — who's going to start for Jazz?

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  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    Aug. 13, 2012 11:08 p.m.

    If Milsap wants to test free agency, then Favors is a no-brainer to get the minutes. If Milsap wants to commit to being a real part of this team, then it is a much harder decision. As it is, Favors is the future, and the present. We need to give him a lot of minutes this year.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Aug. 3, 2012 12:43 a.m.

    I guess we are still inquiring and waiting for a new article.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Aug. 1, 2012 3:57 p.m.

    Dwight has now added he will become a free agent no matter what..

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 30, 2012 5:52 p.m.


    first of all...Dwight will never come to Utah...haven't you heard that he will only sign an extension to LA or NJ...and i will disagree with you on Hayward burks and kanter getting garbage minutes...if you placed either of them on the Lakers...without the Lakers' new additions...Hayward would probably start...burks would probably get majority backup minutes on the wing...and kanter...would be backing up bynum....if you take the 3 to miami...Kanter might start...and Hayward and Burk would receive the minutes for Battier and Miller...place the trio on OKC...either hayward or burks would start (because they would still bring the same defensive intensity that sefolosha brings but with more firepower) and the other would get the a decent pt off the bench...Kanter would share backup duties with Collison...so i really dont see where you get this garbage minutes on contender teams for the trio...If Hayward becomes aggressive scoring the ball and starts to demand his share and get mean...he is someone to look out for...

  • Ammon999 Provo, UT
    July 30, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    Predicting the starting lineup is difficult since I would not be surprised to see either Jefferson or Millsap will be traded by opening night. But assuming all the present players are on the team -- here is my choice for starting lineup. Not this is my choice, not my prediction:

    PG = Mo Williams
    SG = Gordon
    SF = Paul Millsap
    PF = Al Jefferson
    C = Derrick Favors

    Backup Team

    PG = Randy Foye
    SG = Alec Burks
    SF = Marvin Williams
    PF = Jeremy Evans
    C = Enis Kanter

    Go JAZZ!

  • concerned jazz fan Park City, UT
    July 29, 2012 9:25 p.m.

    my starters:
    PG- Mo Williams
    SG- Randy Foye
    SF- Marvin Williams
    PF- Paul Millsap
    C- Al Jefferson

    sixth man - Hayward

    second team:
    PG- Burks
    SG- Hayward
    SF- Carroll
    PF- Favors
    C- Kanter

    Nice dept for Jazz this season, this is a second round playoff team I think.
    there are injuries to consider, to get to west finals is possible with some luck.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    July 29, 2012 3:45 p.m.

    Hey Jody what is the status of Bell?? Seen articles as to him being bought out or released but never did see the final results..Also getting rid of Bell, CJ, and Howard were the best moves of the off season. Jazz second unit will be able to hold their own..

  • mdp Bountiful, utah
    July 29, 2012 11:06 a.m.

    I think Favors should start at center with Jefferson at PF, at least until Al learns how to play defense. Favors and Kantor both need to learn footwork from big al- the one thing Al excels at.

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    July 29, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    Most of us don't care who starts. Care about wins and getting better.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    July 29, 2012 7:52 a.m.

    Starters- Mo, Foye, Williams, Millsap, Favors
    Bench- Tinsley/Watson, Burks, Hayward, Jefferson, Kanter

    Still wish.. Get rid of Jefferson for a true center to back up Kanter. Pick up Michael Stockton and get rid of Watson.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    July 29, 2012 7:29 a.m.

    This is almost a teaser article, since I don't think KOC is done changing the team yet before the upcoming season. I am in sync with much of the article, but there was little mention of the value of developing Burks as a backup point guard so that he can see more minutes on the floor and give opposing teams something more to worry about. It was important to mention Hayward's need to be more aggressive; he has said this off season that he now understands that this will make him a better and more complete player. Most other posters apparently don't see Favors as the future Jazz center like I do (with Kanter as his very capable PF). Most important move for Corbin IMO is that he starts Favors at either PF or C on day one this year.

  • OrlandoJazzFan Winter Springs, FL
    July 29, 2012 5:57 a.m.

    I agree with the starters... But as KOC said... It's who finishes that matters. I don't think you are going to be able to keep Millsap and Foye off the court long. Pass the ball out Jefferson... We have guys that can make the shot now... It's going to be an exciting year!

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    July 29, 2012 1:48 a.m.

    Though I do like the team as it is currently comprised; I still think we will see the Jazz make one more move. They have a lot of expiring contracts and assets which can be traded. Someone is going to make the Jazz an offer they simply can't refuse.

    Who is the most likely to be traded? Much as I hate to say it ... Paul Millsap.

    Favors and the addition of Marvin Williams makes Paul expendable.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    July 29, 2012 1:25 a.m.

    Start Dwight Howard, Orlando is trying to punish him for wanting out and they should go for Jefferson for a straight up trade. Imagine Howard in a Jazz uniform.

    Jazz brought back the wrong Williams and they will have to pay for it for the foreseeable future.

    The Lakers are trying to move their center and the Jazz should pick him up if Dwight won't come. Jefferson will not pass so why bother with the new wings? Trade him for all he is worth and get a super star for a season.

    Kanter, Hayward, and Burke are great guys but on a real contender team they would get only garbage minutes.

  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    July 29, 2012 12:14 a.m.

    I'd like to see Foye starting at the two with Hayward at the three but honestly I like any combination of Foye, Burks, Hayward or Williams at the two and three spots. They should all get a significant amount of pt no matter who starts. What a huge improvement at these positions over a year ago.

    I also think it is time for Favors to start. I think playing him with Big Al helps make up for Big Al's lack of defense. Millsap would be a great sixth man and can play with Favors too. It will be interesting to see if Kanter improves.

    I agree that this team is very deep. They should be a lot of fun to watch and I'm looking forward to the season!

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 28, 2012 11:29 p.m.

    I agree with you Captain L...and noting that we have a lot of expiring contracts after the season...who knows what will happen....

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    July 28, 2012 11:08 p.m.

    I like what KOC has done to the team so far and I agree with the starting lineup Jody has , Favors needs to start, his defense is too important , Marvin should be a major upgrade at the 3 , I like Mo better than Harris and I'm hoping he'll prove he is better. The bench should be good and better than last yr. The young players should all improve and that combined with the new additions to the team should make the jazz a better team. Time will tell but it should be fun and interesting.