If the Jazz's decision to draft 19-year-old Turkish center Enes Kanter created a logjam for playing time, somebody should tell coach Tyrone Corbin.

With the No. 3 overall pick, Utah added Kanter to a roster that already includes Al Jefferson, Derrick Favors, Memo Okur and Paul Millsap.

No problem, apparently.

"The best guys will play," Corbin said after a Kanter-Alec Burks introductory news conference Friday.

"… I like the competition because it's good for the team. Guys have to compete every night to get time on the floor. They know there's somebody behind them, pushing them. That's good."

Whether Kanter immediately battles for minutes with the Jazz won't be known for a while - maybe a long while, given the NBA's labor strife.

But general manager Kevin O'Connor likes Kanter's skill set, especially his fondness for physical play.

Referencing Hall of Famer Karl Malone, O'Connor said, "Some guys shy away from contact, some guys accept contact and some guys initiate contact.

"We had a guy once - No. 32 - that was like that. He liked to initiate contact. This kid likes to initiate contact, too."

Corbin's first impression of Kanter also involved some Malone-like qualities.