Jan 11, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) defends Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) during the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 105-93. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz All-Star Fringes and Futures


All-Star voting is said and done, and the starters have been named. However no one thinks that the bar has been set to be the best. If there is one thing we can learn from the All-Star voting it is that to be a big name and popular is really all it takes to make the All-Star team. Despite that fact people still like to gush over stars like Dwight Howard.

During the last two seasons Dwight Howard has suffered with his back issues, his stats have averaged just about where he was during his 05-06 seasons. Regardless of his poor play and big chunk of games missed, fans felt like he was defiantly an All-Star. In reality his stats this season and last have been almost spot on for “Big” Al Jefferson, his only weak spot being defense. Unfortunately for the Utah Jazz and Jefferson that leaves them just on the fringes.

The good news for Jazz fans is that players like Gordon Hayward , Alec Burks, Derrick Favors, and Enes Kanter all have shown signs that they all have All-Star potential. They also happen to make up the core of players under contract with the Jazz next season. Regardless of the Utah Jazz trading Millsap or Jefferson, they will be gone next season. This will open the way for the young players to step in and develop into their who they should be.