Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bryce Cotton with a Crazy Left-Handed Alley-Oop Against the Mavs

Bryce Cotton has come along at exactly the right team to this Utah Jazz team.  In addition to scoring a career-high 21 points (in just 26 minutes), he also had an incredible left-handed alley-oop to put the cherry on top of a win for the Jazz over the Mavericks.

The Jazz, much like the Celtics in the East, are in a rebuilding mode that seems to have escalated a little faster than anticipated and arrived a season or so earlier than expected.  The Jazz have been gathering up picks and recently traded Enes Kanter to the Thunder, getting back a first pick but more importantly, opening up an increased role for The Stifle Tower, Rudy Gobert.

With Gobert and Derek Favors, the Jazz have put together the 12th best defense in the league this year (even higher since they've given Kanter's minutes to Gobert) and still have a hoard of picks to go along with a very good wing in Gordon Hayward.

If Cotton can continue his very good impression with the Jazz (he already turned his 10-day contract into a two-year deal), he is in a good place with a team that looks like they're going to be better a lot quicker than people were expecting.

Keep up the good work Ice.