Found October 10, 2012 on
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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, ...
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Obviously, being 6’10″ and 289 pounds, Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson has probably experienced his fair share of uncomfortable sleepless nights trying to fit is considerable frame into more conventional, standard-sized beds. And that’s including those of the king size variety. So, it stands to reason that when you make millions of dollars per year [...]
I'll be honest....If I was an NBA player, I would want a kick-ass bed and it appears that Utah Jazz forward Al Jefferson might have the greatest bed of all-time.Check out these photos courtesy of Mo Williams Twitter account that shows off the $23,000 bed:Looks normal, right? Now, here is Mo Williams in that bed:The dimensions of the bed is 10 feet by 12 feet and in case you thought...
A fresh start could not have come at a better time for Marvin Williams.
For the previous six season, Williams languished between a breakout performer with range and trying to slide out from underneath the microscope after the Atlanta Hawks selected him as the second overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft after one season at North Carolina.
His 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game...
Believe it or not, the NBA's regular season is four weeks away. To get you ready, Crossover Chronicles will be profiling a team each day for the next few weeks. This week is the Northwest Division. Today is the Utah Jazz.
2011-12 Record: 36-30, lost first round
Key Losses: Devin Harris (traded to Atlanta), C.J. Miles (signed with Cleveland), Josh Howard (free agent)
Before there was Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Garnett, there was Karl Malone.
For 18 years he poured his heart and soul for the Utah Jazz and became an unstoppable force in the paint. He, along with John Stockton, made the Jazz a perennial playoff team and even guided Utah to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998. And though he never won an NBA title, he is considered...