5 Players with a Chance to Shine During Utah Jazz's Stretch Run

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5 Players with a Chance to Shine During Utah Jazz's Stretch Run
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For rebuilding teams, the term "stretch run" takes on a different meaning.

For the Utah Jazz, it's about continuing to learn as much about the young core as possible.

Oddly enough, the core group (Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter) expected to be the starting five before the season began has only played 32 minutes together in 2013-14.

It's hard to criticize coach Tyrone Corbin too much over his rotation, though, as the Jazz have played very well when everyone's available:

But it may be time to see what the young guys can do together, since Utah's tied up in a three-team race with the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings for the worst record in the West.

If they struggle, no big deal. The team isn't going anywhere in the next couple of months anyway. If they shine, then you can move forward confidently with this group.

It's all up to Corbin. Whether or not he gives some of the younger players more of an opportunity to shine remains a mystery.


Unless otherwise noted, all stats are courtesy of Sports-Reference.com and NBA.com and are current as of Feb. 24, 2014.

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