You can add Kendrick Perkins to the list of analysts who believe the Jazz are the biggest threat to the Lakers out West. On Wednesday morning, Jalen Rose stated the Jazz would be the team competing with the Lakers, not the Clippers:
NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins echoed a similar statement on Friday.
"If there's one team in the West that can beat the Lakers...it's the Utah Jazz," Perkins said. "When I look at this team, this team is not lacking at nothing. You want defense? They rank top five in every statistical category. You want offense? They rank top five in every statistical category."
Perkins concluded, "If there's any team in the West, right now today, that can challenge the Los Angeles Lakers, it's the Utah Jazz."
Shortly after Perkins' comments on ESPN, the Jazz would go on to dominate the Bucks for their best start in franchise history. The Jazz look to continue their winning streak when they host the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
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