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But after Sunday’s 88-82 loss to the Thunder, Favors acknowledged there’s a ways yet to go.
"We’re still working," he said. "Still have a lot of stuff we have to work on."
Jazz at LakersAt Staples Center (Los Angeles)
Tipoff » Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.
TV » ROOT Sports
About the Jazz » After opening the preseason with a blowout win over Golden State, the Jazz have lost four straight. … Swingman Gordon Hayward leads the team in scoring at 15 ppg. … Forward Derrick Favors just signed a multi-year extension, reportedly worth $49 million over four years. He leads the league in rebounding (10.6 rpg) in the preseason. … The Jazz have been held below 39 percent shooting in each of their last two games.
About the Lakers » Kobe Bryant is still rehabbing from an achilles injury suffered late last season. … Forward Pau Gasol leads the team with 14.2 ppg. … Added former Clippers center Chris Kaman to the frontcourt after losing Dwight Howard to Houston. … Point guard Steven Nash is dealing with a left ankle injury but is expected to play Tuesday.
Here’s how different Jazz frontcourts stacked up last season. The offensive rating shows points scored per 100 possessions. Defensive rating shows points allowed per 100 possessions.
Pairing Offensive rating Defensive rating Minutes played together
Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap 105.1 107.6 1,858
Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors 102.7 108.5 725
Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter 99.4 98.3 706
Paul Millsap and Enes Kanter 107.4 93.6 445
Derrick Favors and Paul Millsap 107.3 102.7 169
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