Maybe Kurt Thomas was mainly signed for the brutal pre-season Jazz and Jazz slate. Look at that roster of bigs! Twelve guys 6'8"+! Not only are they tall and beefy, the majority can actually play a little.
If Okur and Big Al stay healthy, and Devin Harris can at least fumble the ball down towards the block, it seems like Utah could flat out overwhelm some teams that are--cough, Blazers, cough--thin in the front court.
Do you think the monster front line gets the Jazz a sniff at the postseason this year? And, boy, doesn't it feel like they're a distributor away from making noise again? If Tinsley keeps his head and is serious about getting another contract, things could get interesting in the northwest division.