Carlos Boozer will help turn each and every Jazz game into an excruciating exercise of execution and patience.
The statistics show that Karl Malone's absence has hurt the Lakers more than anything else in recent months.
Utah's emphasis on teaching and teamwork has allowed it to overcome the losses of Karl Malone and John Stockton.
Jason Kidd is hot. Jamaal Tinsley is not. And Karl Malone might be headed for a substantial pay cut.
When the new NBA season begins, Karl Malone, perhaps the best power forward ever, may not even be the best forward on his own team.