Offseason Improvement Rankings: Northwest Division

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Apr 17, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) brings the ball up court during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce DerdenUSA TODAY Sports

  • Utah Jazz- Josh Haslam (Purple and Blues)

The Utah Jazz improved by getting rid of two very overrated players in Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson.  Al was a liability on the court as he never helped out on the defensive end and made the offense one-dimensional.  Millsap on the other hand is just too small to play power forward and with Favors right behind him it was obvious who was in the Jazz’s future plans.

With the Jazz going young and having a “Core 5″ of Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, they will become one of the most entertaining teams to watch as the average age of starter is just under 22 years old.  They might not be better record wise this year but they definitely improved by getting rid of all 6 free agents and giving the team over to younger players that have a greater potential ahead of them.  People that think the Jazz are “tanking” should really take a closer look and realize that in order to get better they had to get rid of the weeds in the grass.

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Topics: Basketball, Denver Nuggets, NBA, Offseason, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trailblazers, Sports, Utah Jazz

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