Originally posted on TornBySports  |  Last updated 12/31/13
The Utah Jazz’s front-office designs to land a future All-Star in the 2014 lottery are still working as expected, but Trey Burke is so good that it’s a good thing he missed the beginning of the season. Yesterday’s game against Charlotte showed some good team defense, and we also got to see a chance why the Bobcats are doing so well defensively this season. The Bobcats play Al Jefferson as a 4.  Technically they call Josh McRoberts the 4, but he was really doing the center’s job while Big Al was the low-block power-forward.  They also have the long-armed shot-blocker Biyombo as their third big. It made me wonder why the Jazz’s defense suffered so much with Big Al on the team.  In Boozer’s last season with the Jazz, they finished 10th in defensive efficiency.  The next year, with Big Al coming aboard, and the drama of Sloan retiring, D-Will getting traded, and new pieces suddenly here, the Jazz finished 23rd.  In the lock-out shortened season, they went on a nice run and made the play...
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