Originally posted on Ball Don't Lie  |  Last updated 12/13/11
Usually NBA season previews are best read in October, back when football games hardly mattered, Midnight Madness was a few weeks away, and baseball was winding down. Perhaps with the last of the offseason's iced tea in hand, as you whiled away on a too-warm-for-the-season afternoon. Well, pour yourself a glass of bull shot and tighten those mittens, because it's mid-December and the NBA decided to have a season this year. As such, the exegetes at Ball Don't Lie are previewing the 2011-12 campaign in a mad rush, as if you or we would have it any other way. So put down the shovel long enough to listen to Kelly Dwyer, Dan Devine and Eric Freeman as they break down each of the NBA's 29 teams, plus Toronto. This time? It's the Utah Jazz. Kelly Dwyer's Reasons to be Cheerful The NBA needs its size, badly. It wants its bigs, and it cherishes the forward/center. It gives DeAndre Jordan nearly $11 million a year to (as of right now) work as the Clippers' backup center, and it hands Kwame B...
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