Brad Rock: Mailman says Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors have star potential

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  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 2, 2013 5:25 p.m.

    My Mom said I had the face of a Star...and that star was Rin Tin Tin. Hopefully Kanter and Favors will prove the Mailman right and take the Jazz to new heights!

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 6:52 p.m.

    Computers are joke some times, not sure if the post I was working on will show up but if it does, it's incomplete . I definitely see Kanter as an All Star, Favors has great potential but his offense could hold him back, defensively he could be a major force. I think Hayward could be an All Star too, I love his game and how he makes others better. It will be interesting to see how Corbin works with these kids as they learn , grow, makes mistakes and lose. I'm hoping that the losing won't have a negative effect on the players, if the kids can learn and grow and not develop bad habits even if they lose then losing and getting a very high draft pick would be a win , win situation. I'm hoping that can be the case. Hurry up season and get here.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Oct. 1, 2013 2:45 p.m.

    There are "great expectations" to be sure. We shall soon see if they can "deliver" like the Mailman. Burke will be the key. They both have to get the ball. One surprising statistic was that the Jazz ranked low in defensive rebounds. With more playing time, hopefully this will change.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    I pretty much agree with all that Jazz Source said.

    For recognizing this legitimate star potential, Jazz management seem wise to have cut the strings with veterans who had already reached their full potential, and as such, have no where to go except down at this point.

    These 2 guys, along with the still growing potential of Hayward, Burk, and Burkes will soon be establishing a solid team foundation for many years to come. Most of them seem like guys who appreciate the opportunity the Jazz are giving them and so will probably reciprocate that loyalty after becoming more well known in the league... a humility factor that Williams seemed to lack.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 10:41 a.m.

    Kanter goin' do what Kanter goin' do!

    On a more serious note both of these young guys have some elite talents. That doesn't automatically make them elite players but it certainly gives them opportunity to make a serious impact.

    I don't care who you are playing against it's still NBA talent. How many players post a game with over 20 points and 20 rebounds let alone at Kanters age?

    Derrick Favors can block and/or alter a shot from almost anywhere in the paint.

    Those are elite abilities that few players can replicate.

    It just remains to be seen what the speed of progression will be and also the durability factor.

    These guys are both young which is very encouraging for where they are at ability and opportunity-wise.

    The Jazz sent a big-time vote of confidence message when they let all the vets go that these guys have a team here since ownership/management have literally turned it all over to them.

    They learned from some vets but there is nothing in front of them now. Not really much excuse to want to leave here at least from a team leadership/opportunity standpoint.

    Should be interesting.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 9:19 a.m.

    If Karl Malone works with them every month, Karl Malone thinks they can be all stars like Karl Malone.

  • Wacko Houston, TX
    Oct. 1, 2013 5:47 a.m.

    Only time will tell...