NBA Offseason Buzz: Utah Jazz
With Boozer's status in flux, Millsap faces pressure to shine
They backed into the eighth playoff spot, losing seven of their last nine regular-season games, and then went rather quietly against the Lakers. Once a gritty defensive team, they gave up 100 points a game and allowed opponents to shoot 46 percent. With five potential free agents, some wondered if personal agendas unhinged the franchise's trademark cohesion. The better bet? A team not suited to playing up-tempo simply wore down trying to score 100-plus every night to cover for its mediocre defense. With all those free agents coming back -- at least as of now -- is there any reason to believe this season will be any different for the Jazz?
To see which player is taking off, who is crashing to earth and which name you'll need to know for the 2009-10 season, you must be an ESPN Insider.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
MORE NBA HEADLINES
- Pacers clutch late, even series against Heat
- Grizzlies' Allen fined $5,000 for flop in Game 2
- Phil Jackson would pick Russell over Jordan
- Report: Nuggets letting Raptors talk to GM Ujiri
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
2009 NBA OFFSEASON BUZZ
Note: For definitions of all of John Hollinger's advanced statistics, click here.