Kyle Kuzma (No. 57): Kuzma is a long, 6-9 wing who has potential to shoot and rebound. I’d like to see more shooting consistency and defensive impact, though, and this could be a week for him to show that off.
Thomas Bryant (No. 53): Bryant needs to show off a consistent jumper on the move, but more than that he needs to play better defensively — particularly in terms of his lateral quickness and agility. He’s all too often struggled in pick-and-roll against elite guards, and guys like Frank Mason, Monte Morris, Melo Trimble and Dorsey could give him fits in this setting.
Utah will need to be on its toes against Golden State while George Hill rests his.
The Jazz point guard has been ruled out for Thursday’s Game 2 matchup against the Warriors with left big toe soreness, the team announced.
It’s very frustrating that he can’t play tonight, Jazz forward Gordon Hayward told reporters. But at the same time, it is what it is, and we’ve got to try to move on and step up.
With Hill sidelined, fellow guards Shelvin Mack and Dante Exum can expect some added playing time.
Hill, 31, struggled as he scored seven points with three assists and four rebounds in Tuesday’s Game 1 loss. However, the nine-year veteran averaged a career-high 16.9 points in 49 Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China games during the regular season in his first year with the Jazz.
The Warriors hold a 1-0 second-series lead over the Jazz, with Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal Games 3 and 4 scheduled for Saturday and Monday in Utah.