A lot of attention has been paid to big men this summer. Dwight Howard went to Los Angeles in the trade that sent Andrew Bynum Philadelphia. Roy Hibbert and Brook Lopez got max contract extensions. Even Omer Asik turned heads as part of Houston's July poison pill parade.
It has been a big summer for big men, but in Utah, they are more focused on how much smaller one of their key front-line guys is. Second-year center Enes Kanter has come into camp a changed man.
It's already been reported how Kanter looks different, having shed 51 pounds since leaving Turkey and toning up his 6-foot-11 frame during the offseason. He's also added to his offensive repertoire as he showed in the opening exhibition game, when he scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in just 24 minutes of action Monday night at Golden State.
A smaller Kanter is a big development for the Jazz, who boast potentially one of the best front-lines in the NBA. As noted in our kick off Jazz Day post, ...