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With Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap and Derrick Favors all ahead in the pecking order, the wait for playing time in Utah's frontcourt makes the DMV sound tolerable.
Enes Kanter can play, but just not from the bench.
He was drafted third overall despite not playing a single game for Kentucky. All scouts needed to see was one game: the Nike Hoops Summit in 2010, where he dropped 34 points and 13 rebounds on Kyrie Irving, Jared Sullinger, Brandon Knight, Harrison Barnes and the rest of Team USA.
Kanter might be considered an under-the-rim center, but at 6'11'', 267 pounds, he's more or less at the rim than under it.
He's consistently productive when he's inserted into the lineup. In the two games before facing the Lakers Friday night, Kanter scored 10 points in 11 minutes against Washington and 14 points with five boards in 18 minutes against Cleveland. He combined for 11-of-12 for 28 points.
It's obviously a small sample size, but it's recent, and it's a developing pattern.
The Jazz have value wasting away on their bench and need to do something about the overcrowding up front.