The Jazz fell behind early Friday, taking a 28-13 deficit into the start of the second quarter and a 54-32 deficit into halftime. They were able to make the game more respectable with a 31-point fourth quarter, but by that point the damage was done. Kanter has scored at least 16 points in seven of his last 10 games, but though he managed 15 rebounds in a double-double Tuesday, he managed just five rebounds to go with three assists in 20 minutes Friday. The Jazz will look to bounce back Saturday against the Pelicans.
Kantor shot 6 of 16 from the field and 4 of 8 from the line Tuesday. He'll visit Golden State on Friday.
The Pistons ran out their big starting lineup Sunday, with Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond all playing more than 30 minutes and winning the overall rebound battle. However, Detroit shot just 38.7 percent as a team, opening up the opportunity for Kanter and teammate Derrick Favors to both deliver double-doubles. The Jazz are set to face the Pacers Monday.
"We have mutually agreed with Utah to concentrate on the season and look at our options again in the summer," agent Max Ergul said in a telephone interview. "Enes likes Utah and the organization very much, and now he can concentrate on continuing to grow as a player and helping them win."
Kanter played 29 minutes en route to his best performance of the preseason, as all five starters logged at least 28 minutes of action in the win. Kanter has a chance to build upon his career-best performance last season, in which he averaged 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. The Jazz open the regular season at home against the Rockets on Oct. 29.
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