Apr 12, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz players and referee Derrick Collins (11) separate Derrick Favors (far right) from Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Chase Budinger (10) and power forward Dante Cunningham (33) after Favors flagrantly fouled point guard J.J. Barea (not pictured) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 107-100. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz: The Waiting Game

The worst part of the off-season is about three weeks after your team loses until the draft.  Right after the season ends everyone looks into the draft sees who their team might take in mock drafts around the net and then what?  We wait.  Here we are two weeks from draft night and I’ve looked at everything you can possibly look at between picks, free agents and trade rumors.

So to help bypass these next two weeks while the anticipation grows for the draft I thought I’d help everyone out by letting you all remember the good times from the top 10 plays of the year from each of the past two seasons.  Notice how Millsap was almost in every one of them in 2012 but in 2013 he’s non-existent.  Favors and Hayward came up with big plays and big plays are what helps a team win and gain momentum.

Here is 2012:

Here is 2013:

After watching these I really get excited about the young guys on the team and what they are able to do.  Seeing Favors just disrupt the rim and Hayward coming from behind and swatting it away time and time again, I believe the Jazz will be a much better defensive team than the past two years.  I really see the making of a great foundation for a team that with the effort and talent of the core 4 and the other guys sprinkled in, the Jazz will actually be a dominant team at one point in the near future with these guys.  A point guard is the missing piece and hopefully they can find one in the draft.

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