Al Jefferson is having a shooting contest with the rest of the Utah big men after the morning walkthrough, which is unusual because Jefferson isn't the kind of guy you think about when you think about big men and shooting. In a world of stretch fours and 7-footers who shoot like guards, Jefferson is the last of the throwbacks -- the get it on the block, turn, pump fake and go breed of big men who used to dominate this game and now are as rare as, well, people like Al Jefferson.

Earlier this week, Jefferson drained a 3-pointer at the end of Utah's game against Toronto that not only sent the contest into overtime, it also doubled his career tally from the behind the arc from one to two. The Jazz went on to win in triple overtime and it was the kind of improbable early-season win that could mean something, or could mean nothing at all, which is basically where Utah finds itself again this young season.

The Jazz are 4-5. They are pretty good on offense, mediocre or worse on defense and have a roster filled with young talent and middle-aged vets that is going somewhere, although no one really knows where at this point. Their biggest asset right now is their size. In addition to Jefferson and Paul Millsap, they have young, athletic freaks like Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, whom Jefferson refers to constantly as "Big Turkey."