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This is clearly a rebuilding year for the Utah Jazz, as they lost their two starting big men (Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap) to free agency and will almost certainly not challenge for a playoff spot in the deep Western Conference.
However, preseason has not exactly provided a ton of answers for the Jazz moving forward.
With Jefferson and Millsap gone, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors have taken center stage. Let's face it: Kanter and Favors are the primary reason why Utah let both of those guys walk, so the ballclub has high hopes for them.
However, Kanter has not shown all that much in this preseason, and Favors has been inconsistent.
In the Jazz's most recent contests, the two young bigs went 3-of-15 combined, as they were massively outplayed by the Clippers duo of Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.
In addition, Gordon Hayward was supposed to take over as Utah's best player and team leader. Well, he is shooting 37.1 percent. The Butler product is making some plays for his teammates, as he tallied eight assists in the club's first exhibition contest and five dimes a few nights later, but he needs to be more efficient, especially considering that his shooting percentage has dropped each year since his rookie campaign.
There is definitely talent here, but the Jazz need to find out where their biggest holes are entering the 2014 offseason so they know what to address first.
One last note: Keep an eye on Alec Burks. The kid could be in for a breakout season.