The huge biased Jazz fan inside me came out in a big way tonight. Tonight the Jazz had their second preseason game against the LA Lakers. The Jazz won by 34 and dominated the Lakers bench. Now even though any time the Jazz destroy the Lakers will make every Jazz fan jump for joy, but that’s not the reason my inner biased Jazz fan came out. It came out because Enes Kanter is the real deal.
I know everyone is skeptical because this is the preseason but Enes Kanter has made such huge improvements this off season Corbin won’t have any choice but to give the guy minutes. Kanter did loose the weight and moves so much better out on the floor. He is quick and his footwork is great with his back to the basket. He looks to be able to score at will and with minutes on the floor he will only get better.
Last year Kanter threw his weight around and could move people in the middle at will. After losing the weight I wondered if this would hinder his ability to move guys underneath. Kanter has shown that this wont be a problem, he put on a ton of muscle. As a result Kanter is still is moving people out of the middle and getting boards. He keeps proving over and over that he has the ability to be a great player in this league if the Jazz continue to develop him.
Another huge improvement in Enes is his attitude. Kanter is much more comfortable now that he has a year under his belt. You can tell by the way he talks in interviews and if you have been paying attention to his off season, he is letting his playful personality out. Kanter is letting his play and attitude make all Jazz fans love him more and more. I am a believer and if Kanter can keep up this level of play and the Jazz can keep helping him improve I see him being a very very good player in this league.