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Life without Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap may not be so bad -- if the Utah Jazz play the Charlotte Bobcats every night. Jazz fans got another glimpse of the future Friday with a massive 23-point, 22-rebound double-double from Enes Kanter in the Jazz's 98-68 win. Those are career-high numbers.
Kanter started for the injured Al Jefferson (sprained ankle and spotted in a walking boot) and played 44 minutes. He made 10-of-12 shots and 3-of-4 free throws. The only thing he didn't do was block a shot. Enes The Undertaker also had the pleasure of going against the Bobcats' soft front line (when the best line of the night belongs to Josh McRoberts, you know you have serious problems).
Millsap also sat out with an ankle sprain, but Derrick Favors didn't do much due to foul trouble (he fouled out after playing 21 minutes, finishing with eight points, seven rebounds, an assist and a block).
Jefferson and Millsap are day-to-day. The Jazz don't play again until Monday, so there's a good chance one or both could be ready to go by then.
Kanter is owned in 5 percent of Yahoo leagues. The Jazz play four games next week, and he'd be a solid pickup if Big Al is out. But that's a big if.
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Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap missed Utah's game against Charlotte on Friday because of sprained left ankles.
Millsap is sidelined for a second straight game after he was hurt in the first quarter of Utah's 110-107 overtime loss to Boston on Monday. Jefferson was injured in a 102-91 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday.
Both players have just missed two games this season. Jefferson...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Enes Kanter had career highs with 23 points and 22 rebounds in a rare start, helping the Utah Jazz beat the Charlotte Bobcats 98-68 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
DeMarre Carroll added a career-high 19 points, while Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Evans chipped in 14 apiece for the Jazz, who played without Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. It didn...
Twelve-year veteran, Raja Bell, reportedly did not accept a buyout from the Utah Jazz because he hadn’t found a deal with another team. Bell has yet to play for the Jazz this season.
According to David Aldridge, NBA:
Sources say Raja Bell will not accept buyout offer from Jazz. Deal was predicated on Bell finding an offer elsewhere; he did not.
Bell has not played all season for...
Enes Kanter had career highs with 23 points and 22 rebounds in a rare start, helping the Utah Jazz beat the Charlotte Bobcats 98-68 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
DeMarre Carroll added a career-high 19 points, while Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Evans chipped in 14 apiece for the Jazz, who played without Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. It didn't matter against...
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@utahjazz: Jazz win big 98-68 over @bobcats! HUGE game for @Enes_Kanter with 23p/22r!! #WeAreUtahJazz #CHAatUTA #utahjazz #jazznation
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The Bobcats didn’t put up much of a fight on Friday night against the Utah Jazz. Not only did backup center Enes Kanter absolutely destroy them for an impressive 20-20 line, but they also lost by 30 and scored just 68 points. Good thing they have an equally dysfunctional squad on the docket on Sunday [...]
If any good came out of the Bobcats’ latest disaster-piece, a 98-68 shelling in Utah, it’s that Charlotte maybe has a better chance now of bargaining down the price of either Al Jefferson or Paul Millsap in the offseason. That’s because both Jazz big men sat out last night with sprained ankles (Millsap was also [...]