This preseason saw Enes Kanter take a mammoth leap forward in development of proficiency, as well as the continuation of Derrick Favors' meteoric rise to being one of the best defensive big men in the NBA. One has to remind themselves that, in many cases, Utah's young frontcourt forces were going against borderline or non-NBA talent.
Still, there are a number of reasons for extreme optimism. Also, there are a few points of concern that could determine how Utah's season goes.
Yes, results from the preseason need to be taken with a grain of salt, but that's far from saying they're completely useless.
Here are five points made clear by the preseason this year.