Utah Jazz at LA Clippers
October 17, 2012 7:30p PT
Fox Prime Ticket/NBA TV Oh, hi there Randy Foye. You’re in a Jazz uniform. What’s that? Mo Williams is there, too?
Despite the fact that this is a preseason game, it will be a bit surreal to see a Mo/Foye backcourt come into Staples to take on what many are thinking might be the best Clippers team in franchise history. This is essentially the 2010-11 post-All-Star break Clippers backcourt. It’s literally like looking into recent Clippers past as Los Angeles moves towards the new season.
Utah did a reasonable amount of overhaul to their roster during the offseason, bringing in Marvin Williams, Mo and Foye. But the strength of the team is still its big men in Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter. This will be a decidedly different test for the blossoming confidence of DeAndre Jordan as Utah’s deep frontcourt sports a variety of skill bigs (Jefferson & Millsap) and bruising bangers (Favors & Kanter). Keep an eye on the frontcourt battle to glean anything meaningful from this game.