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Thoughts and predictions going into the season

I've had a lot of things going through my mind about the team the last few weeks. I finally decided to just put them all down. Most of these are pretty conservative. Some of them are somewhat inflammatory. All of them are my opinion. Feel free to give me your thoughts.

Positives:

  • Williams and Rush will come back from injury and play well
  • Kanter and Favors will each post at least one 20/20 game
  • Trey Burke will be a top three vote getter for RoY
  • OKC will be the only WC team to sweep the Jazz
  • Trey Burke will have at least one 12+ assist game
  • Hayward will have at least one 20/7/7 game
  • The Jazz will sell out at least 25% of their home games
  • Favors and Kanter will both double their APG
  • Corbin will have clear offensive and defensive schemes
  • Biedrins will have one game where he posts a double double and plays great defense
  • Hayward or Kanter will be considered for MIP award

Negatives:

  • Alec Burks will show he is an above average bench player (6th or 7th man) and not a starter
  • Kanter and Favors will not average a double double (though both will be close)
  • Trey Burke will be a below average starting point guard all season long
  • One of our starters will miss 10+ games due to injury
  • Average attendance will fall quite a bit throughout the season
  • One of our "core 5" will become the new defensive scapegoat now that Al is gone
  • Hayward won't improve his rebounding
  • Favors will not get DPoY consideration
  • Corbin will struggle to alter his schemes when the flaws are exposed

Neutral:

  • Corbin will be fired very early or not at all
  • We will be involved in a minor trade at the deadline, sending or receiving a 2nd round draft pick for someone who won't get/hasn't gotten any playing time
  • Evans won't participate in the dunk contest
  • Richard Jefferson will be the new Tinsley (not great, but better than we expect and a solid mentor/bench leader/injury sub)
  • The new jumbotron will get mentioned by national media once a month until the all-star break
  • Rush will connect with another player like Gobert and Clark have connected

All comments are the opinion of the commenter and not necessarily that of SLC Dunk or SB Nation.

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