With the start of the regular season a little more than a week away, even the players who don't start will be in the regular rotation off the bench. Tucker is the better shooter at small forward, while Onwas is the better defender and athlete. At center, Olsen is the best offensive big man on the team, while Lenz is much improved on both ends from last season.
Tucker's been getting many of the first-team reps at one spot, while the reps with the starters have fluctuated at center.
Krystkowiak said he plans on going eight or nine deep this season.
Utah practiced extensively with a small lineup Monday. Wright and Taylor were the guards, Tucker and Onwas played the forward spots, while Loveridge went at center. At 6-foot-6, Loveridge hardly is big enough to deal with Pac-12 centers defensively.
But Krystkowiak wanted to see how that five rotated and how good they were at stopping a traditional lineup from scoring.
Junior center Marko Kovacevic, who is nursing an injured wrist, is the lone player not healthy entering the season.
"We need to add another big to the mix," Krystkowiak said. "He will add competition for playing time, and he will allow us to give Jeremy and Renan some break time during practice."
The Friday play
Utah will play on four consecutive Fridays beginning this week.
The streak will culminate with a matchup against Lamar on the second night of the Utah Classic.