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.