The preseason is upon us, and the Jazz pulled out a nice come-from-behind victory over the Lakers last night. Enes Kanter finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds; he is looking pretty good so far, supposedly because he “worked his butt off [in the summer] and works every day in practice,” according to Tyrone Corbin.
As anybody with a brain will tell you, the preseason doesn’t mean much, other than getting some game time for young players. The real deal starts Halloween night against Dallas, and true Jazz fans couldn’t be more excited. They’ve brought in a few new faces, and shipped off a couple old, disgruntled dead-weights (Raja Bell and his stubborn ego).
There’s a lot of hope this year, but the West is looking tougher than ever. It may be a real feat to even make the playoffs, given the strength of the top 10 teams in the Western Conference. Jazz fans can only hope the team gels nicely and a true superstar somehow emerges on the team (that’s not too big a…Favor…to ask, is it?) Utah is still a young team, and they have a chance to build a team that can really compete in the coming years.
Let’s hope it happens this year!