Utah Jazz Bring In Karl Malone to Mentor Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter

By Andy Schmidt
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The Utah Jazz are going to go through a transition this offseason. The team has announced that former star Karl Malone is going to come in to work with the team’s young big men on a part-time basis. There is no doubt in my mind that this is a great move, especially with what Malone can teach Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.

Malone was one of the best players in NBA history and was a favorite in Utah for a very long time. He took the Jazz to the NBA Finals two straight years. He finished his career with 36,928 points which is second all-time. If there is one person I would want to bring in to help out my younger players, it is Malone. You have to get credit to coach Tyrone Corbin for bringing this idea up as well. I have to think that Favors and Kanter will be better players next season because of this and if it works, Corbin looks like a genius.

I will wonder who is next to help Utah out. Will John Stockton suddenly show up now to show the team’s guards how to play? It wouldn’t hurt at all I don’t think. We will see if this aids the play of Favors and Kanter next season. It may be a long shot to think that one summer of Malone will make those two players into the next Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, but it can’t hurt. This may turn into the best offseason move that the Jazz make.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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