Dec 21, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) drives to the basket as he is defended by Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25) during the second half of the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Jazz wins 88-85. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz Finding Themselves

Growth is a big part of this season with the Utah Jazz.  Whether it’s Gordon Hayward trying to make himself into a viable number one option or dominant second option, or whether Enes Kanter or Alec Burks will show more of that potential we see; it’s all about growth.  This road trip so far we have seen just that.  After a blowout loss in Miami, Trey went off in Orlando.  Then get blown out in Atlanta and the Jazz fix things and come out and take down Charlotte.

The fact is the Jazz are showing progress.  They keep fighting and getting better especially after a game where they don’t play well.  That might not seem like much but it is a BIG deal.

This is what every young team has to go through.  The Thunder went through it with KD and Westbrook and same with every other young team.  It’s a process that takes patience and an unbiased view.  I know every fan has a favorite player that they think is the best on the Jazz, but when it comes down to it trust in Dennis Lindsey and the coaching staff and they will know which pieces to keep.

Every player (even throw Corbin in this) is learning what they can do and what they can’t.  It’s a process that can only be determined on the court in real game situations.  Nobody knows if Hayward is going to be an all-star one day, but those that say he isn’t haven’t been watching him improve his game exponentially every year.  Same goes for Favors and the other young guys.

The point is the Jazz are exactly where the fans should want them to be.  Some nights they will have really bad nights and the next night they will came back and be in the game.  Some nights they will look like the worst team in the league and other nights they will look like they deserve to be in the playoffs.

The truth is it has always been about growth and improvement since Hayward and Favors have entered the league and this year is an extreme to that proposition.  They’re learning so try not to judge any player to harshly just yet.

If the Jazz start winning don’t start freaking out cause chances are they will come out the next night and lay an egg… it’s all part of the process.


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