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New-look Utah Jazz ready for uncertainty of season

With team’s veteran core gone, it’s time for youngsters to step up.

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Despite the questions about life without proven veterans like Jefferson, Millsap, Williams and Foye — they averaged a combined 56 points per game last season — Lindsey looks forward to the future.

"We are not running away from the decisions we made," he said. "We are looking to embrace this and we will embrace it — all the challenges of being so young.

At a glance

Potential Jazz rotation

A possible starting lineup/depth chart for the Utah Jazz:

Point guard » Trey Burke

Age » 20

NBA experience » First year

Backups » John Lucas III, Jerel McNeal

Shooting guard » Alec Burks

Age » 22

NBA experience » Third year

Backups » Gordon Hayward, Brandon Rush, Ian Clark

Small forward » Gordon Hayward

Age » 23

NBA experience » Fourth year

Backups » Marvin Williams, Richard Jefferson, Jeremy Evans

Power forward » Derrick Favors

Age » 22

NBA experience » Fourth year

Backups » Marvin Williams, Jeremy Evans, Andris Biedrins

Center » Enes Kanter

Age » 21

NBA experience » Third year

Backups » Andris Beidrins, Rudy Gobert

Jazz preseason roster

As of Sept. 20:

Player Pos Age Hgt Wgt College Years

Andris Biedrins C-F 27 7-0 242 Latvia 9

Trey Burke G 20 6-1 185 Michigan R

Alec Burks G 22 6-6 205 Colorado 2

Ian Clark G 22 6-3 175 Belmont R

Jeremy Evans F 26 6-9 194 W. Kentucky 3

Derrick Favors F-C 22 6-10 263 Ga. Tech 3

Rudy Gobert C 21 7-1 235 France R

Gordon Hayward G-F 23 6-8 215 Butler 3

Rich. Jefferson F 33 6-7 230 Arizona 12

Enes Kanter C 21 6-11 248 Turkey 2

John Lucas III G 30 5-11 165 Okla. State 5

Jerel McNeal G 26 6-3 200 Marquette 2

Brandon Rush G-F 28 6-5 210 Kansas 5

Marvin William F 27 6-9 23 N. Carolina 8

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"I believe we have the talent and character to move forward — incrementally. We are very much looking forward to the start of the journey with this young core group."

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