Posted by: Patrick on October 15th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Now I bet you think I am going to talk about who the Jazz should pony up in a trade. If we entered that debate, you would hear guys calling out for Millsap or Al, and tell you why we should keep the other for a much lower salary. But not in this post.
So, you probably think I am going to talk about who should start, and why. Here you have the great devide, over Millsap and Favors, with the occasional Al thrown in from the people who dont care about how much they are paying a guy to come off the bench. Nope, not in this post.
Then it has to be about how favors is the future, and how are we going to develop both Favors and Kanter. Wrong again.. But getting warmer.
Why isnt anyone talknig more about Kanter Vs Favors? Yep, lets take a closer look at the taboo subject of which one will succeed and which one will go farther. Since we havent heard much on the debate here, I expect it to get pretty nasty in the comments section, but it really doesnt have to. Lets just take a look and dare to hope for a glimpse at what could be.
Enes Kanter Posts
4.6 ppg, 4.2 rb, and .3 blk in 14.52 min game.
If you average mins to equal Favors mins Kanter posts
6.7 ppg, 6.1 rb, and .44 blk in 21.3 min game
Favors rookie yr
6.5 ppg, 5.3 rebs and about .8 blk per 20 mins.
This season so far..
Enes Kanter 12.7 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 1 blk
Derrick Favors 5.7ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.3 blk
Now I know what your going to say, but Derrick is playing against starters while Favors is playing against scrubs. Then lets compare Derricks last seasons number to Kanters 3 games this season, second year for each.
12.7 ppg, 12.3 reb, 1 blk
8.8 ppg, 6.5 reb, 1 blk
Am I saying Kanter is a better player than Favors, not really, I am just making some comparisons. Everyone thinks Favors is the real deal, who will be an All Star one day. Can Kanter be one as well? If his numbers continure to improve and Favors is to be one, then why not Kanter? Remember Kanter is only 20 yrs old. The thing I really like about the kid, is he plays and works like sap. The amazing thing is the limited amount of ball the kids played and how much improved he is at such a young age. Can he take it to the next lvl, I think so.
Now what if they both push each other to the next lvl, and Hayard and Burks follow suit. Burks has some great teachers on the team and so do our bigs. I remember guys not so happy about Kanter, but I think he is going to change that. Favors may be the next big in a Jazz uniform to head for the All star ring, I sure hope so. Just remember one thing about the Big Turkey. He stole Dirks scoring record at the Nike hoops summit, seeing his work ethic and desire where is his ceiling?
Karl Malones first and second yrs
14.9 ppg, 8.9 rb, .5 blk in 30 mins, or 9.9 ppg, 5.9 rebs, and .33 blk per 20 mins
21.7 ppg, 10.4rb, .7 blk, in 34 mins. or 14.46 ppg, 6.9 rebs, and .42 blk per 22 mins
There are a few differences. Karl started a lot more games coming into the league. You have to remember that Karl was 2 yrs older than either of our young guys. When he came into the league he was a yr older than Favors is now, and 2 yrs older than Kanter is. Check, I could be off a hair here, but my point is, that once our two youngsters age, I wonder where they will be in 2 yrs of development and full seasons to play. Could you imagine if one, or could we be lucky enough for both, to be close to what the Mailman was?
I hope we can keep Millsap and or Favors (Sap).. But even if not, we are fortunate to have the up and coming team that we do. If Hayward and Burks comes along with them, I think people will have to look differently at the Jazz come the end of this season. No matter what you got out of the print above, you have to be excited about the Utah Jazz.. Gooooooo Jaaaaazzzzz…
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