Before the NBA season came to a screeching halt because of the pandemic, the Utah Jazz were enjoying a relatively solid year where they currently sit fourth in the Western Conference with a 41-23 record.
Donovan Mitchell continues to show out in his third season in the association, leading the Jazz with 24.2 points per contest. The addition of Bojan Bogdanovic from the Indiana Pacers in the offseason has also paid off, with the Bosnian dropping 20.2 points per night and draining 41 percent of his attempts from downtown. His absence will definitely be felt though after undergoing season-ending wrist surgery.
Acquiring Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies also looked to be a beneficial move for Utah, but the guard has struggled to adapt to his new surroundings with the Jazz. All in all, though, it’s been a good year for Quin Snyder’s team. However, they face a tough schedule when the NBA resumes at the end of this month.
Utah will face the Lakers, Mavericks, Pelicans, and Grizzlies, all teams who have shown real quality in the West this season. It’s a foregone conclusion that the Jazz will be in the playoffs, but there are certain questions that will need to be answered once they do take the hardwood again. Let’s take a look.