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Monson: Sunshine is breaking through on the Utah Jazz

NBA » Exum, Hood, Gobert all giving Jazz management reason to smile



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Said Lindsey regarding Favors’ efforts, "I’m jumping out of my skin with excitement."

• Rudy Gobert remains an intriguing prospect.

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He’s long and raw, but Gobert appears to be making the kind of progress for which the Jazz had hoped. He still needs to get to his offensive spots quicker. His free-throw shooting is an adventure. But the man can block shots, clog the middle, and help the Jazz overcome some of their defensive liabilities from a season ago.

"Rudy really used last year wisely," Lindsey said. "He worked hard with the coaches. … His body’s improved. He’s put on eight pounds of good weight. He’s worked hard on his free throw shooting. He’s worked hard on his jump hook. He’s naturally competitive. He cares about his career. We’re seeing natural maturation. The mental maturation has been bigger than the physical. But he still has a long way to go."

As do the Jazz.

Their rebuild is in about Stage 2 of a process with many stages to come.

But there are bits of sunshine breaking through. There’s a decent amount of promise here. A blind man can see that. A wise man will see what he should.

GORDON MONSON hosts "The Big Show" with Spence Checketts weekdays from 3-7 p.m. on 97.5 FM/1280 and 960 AM The Zone. Twitter: @GordonMonson




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