Year-End Grades for Every Key Utah Jazz Player

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Year-End Grades for Every Key Utah Jazz Player
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You wouldn't think the players on an 8-23 team would get the kind of report card they'd want to take home to their parents, but based on previous expectations, some deserve a high mark or two.

Gordon Hayward looks like he can be a real point forward. Trey Burke has shown flashes of great playmaking ability. Derrick Favors has the potential to be a nightly double-double threat. And every once in a while, Alec Burks is as explosive as the doctor-patient relationship of Leo Marvin and Bob Wiley.

The problem right now is that none of the aforementioned positives are happening consistently. Hopefully, time and experience change that.

Before that happens though, these players deserve to be graded on a curve.

This was always supposed to be a rebuilding season (that's why Utah let all the vets go this summer). So plenty of losses were expected (and in certain circles, welcome; ESPN's Chad Ford currently lists the Jazz at No. 3 in his "Tank Rank").

With those lowered expectations and the the consideration of individual roles in mind, Utah's players will receive their final grades for 2013.

Reserves will come first, followed by the starters.


All stats courtesy of Sports-Reference or unless otherwise noted, and are current as of Dec. 26, 2013.

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