Team analysis: Utah Jazz

Raja Bell, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson

New uniforms, new look: D-Will has a new lineup to lead this season. (NBA.com)

Depth chart:

PG: Deron Williams, Earl Watson, Ronnie Price, Sundiata Gaines

SG: Raja Bell, Othyus Jeffers

SF: Andrei Kirilenko, Gordon Hayward, C.J. Miles

PF: Paul Millsap, Jeremy Evans

C: Al Jefferson, Mehmet Okur

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:

Deron Williams – PG (Rd. 1): 19 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3.5 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl

Al Jefferson – F/C (Rd. 2-3): 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 1.5 Blk

Paul Millsap – PF (Rd. 6-7): 14 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1.5 Blk

Mehmet Okur – F/C (Rd. 9-10): 10 Pts, 1 three, 5 Reb, 1 Blk

Andrei Kirilenko – F (Rd. 9-10): 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 1.5 Blk

Raja Bell – SG (Rd. 12+): 10 Pts, 2 threes

C.J. Miles – G/F (Rd. 13+): 9 Pts, 1.5 threes

Gordon Hayward – G/F (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 1.5 threes

Earl Watson - PG (Rd. 13+): 5 Pts, 3.5 Ast

Sleeper:

Kirilenko

Most likely to surprise:

Bell

Most likely to disappoint:

Millsap

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Bell
  • Steals: Kirilenko
  • Blocks: Kirilenko, Millsap

Things to watch:

  • how Williams meshes with Jefferson
  • how Okur adjusts to (probably) being a sixth man
  • Kirilenko‘s health
  • Kyrylo Fesenko‘s contract status

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 4th
  • FGM: 3rd
  • FGA: 23rd
  • FG%: 2nd
  • FT%: 23rd
  • 3PTM: 23rd
  • Reb: 12th
  • Ast: 1st
  • TO: T26th
  • Stl: 4th
  • Blk: T15th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: A-