Less light than other giants of the NBA, the franchise of the Utah Jazz makes a beginning of the season more than promising. At the end of a victory in the face of the Net, Rudy Gobert and his team-mates now have a balance of 8 victories for 3 defeats. Back to the beginning of the season, while “discretion” which makes me say that he will have to count on the Jazz to Utah for this season 2019-2020.
A success recorded in the time
The success of the Jazz does not date this season. In fact, since the season 2016-2017, the franchise located in Utah has always been the playoffs. Ending three times, fifth in the western conference during the past three seasons, the team coached by Quin Snyder has already built a solid experience. In addition, in three rounds of the playoffs, the team based in Salt Lake City was surprised, and this, more than once. The Jazz has crossed twice in the first round (2017 and 2018), facing good teams (Clippers and Thunder). In fact, Jazz musicians have not been removed by two of the best teams in recent years, the Warriors of Golden State (2017) and the Houston Rockets (2018 and 2019). The last three years promising so, and which coincide with the beginning of a new era in Jazz. Drafted in 2013, Rudy Gobert has had to fight for a place in the workforce, but is now one of the best pivots in the league and who had to move to Utah for the past few seasons. Add to this progression, a real steal in the Draft in 2017. By selecting Donovan Mitchell in the thirteenth position, the leaders of Utah have found in this dynamic rear the perfect complement to the large pivot French. Utah has, for the past few years, built around the duo of Mitchell-Gobert. The axis, franco-american has become the priority of the management of Jazz. The issue of Utah, for the past 2 years, is to build the attack around Donovan Mitchell and the defense around Rudy Gobert. Intelligent management which has, first, began by extending frameworks, such as Joe Ingles, but has not hesitated to take many risks.
The summer of 2019, a turning point for the Jazz
The turning point occurred in the summer of 2019, a few months ago. Utah has taken the decision to abandon the bet Ricky Rubio, who flourished from the Phoenix Suns, and has done a great recruitment. Justin Zanik (General Manager) and his men dug the head to surround the two pillars of the Jazz. So, it is Mike Conley, a leader more than confirmed team-mate and copy, which arrives at the position 1 in Utah. Mike Conley is in addition to the arrival of a good scoreur, in the person of Bojan Bogdanovic, ex-sniper Serbian Pacers. To top it all off, and to supplement the workforce, the management has returned to Salt Lake City two players, useful for a team which aims the playoffs, Jeff Green, and Emmanuel Mudiay. A winger and a leader who will do well at the output of the bench, and will bring, certainly, a presence in the scoring, each evening. Several additions enormous to a workforce already and solidarity that has only lost Ricky Rubio, Derrick Favors and Jae Crowder as a major player, but not indispensable, and irreplaceable. It announced, for the connoisseurs, a season full of promise.
A season 2019-2020 well launched
After 11 games the Jazz have a balance of 8 victories for 3 defeats. This makes it one of the best balance sheets of all the NBA and this is, probably, not almost stop. The beginning of the season canon goes, yet rather unnoticed. This is explained already by the media coverage of the city of Salt Lake City, small compared to the other cities that make up the United States. In addition, the absence of a huge star in the workforce explains this discretion. Certainly, the Jazz has in its ranks great players like Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert, but they are not, yet, at the level of players such as Kawhi Leonard, Lebron James or other Kyrie Irving. The emphasis is logically placed on the collective, around this famous axe Mitchell-Gobert. A collective that works together to achieve their goals. With Conley and Gobert who rise to power over the match, Mitchell and Bogdanovic huge scoring and players like Royce O’neal’s immense defense, Jeff Green, Emmanuel Mudiay or Joe Ingles to do the actual work output of the bench, all rolls for the Jazzmen. In the discretion or not, you really can see the Jazz make a season even greater than the previous. In reality, you don’t really see how the Jazz might miss his season. They will be strong in the face of small teams and may very seriously be a problem for larger franchises. It will have to rely on the Jazz musicians at the top of the Western conference and can be seen, clearly enough, to play disorders feasts in the playoffs… if not more.