Last year’s weak depth has been turned into a strength, with the Jazz boasting two contributors deep at every position.
The Utah Jazz preseason wraps up tonight in Salt Lake, but more importantly, the regular season starts next Tuesday at the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Jazz suffered at point guard last season with Dante Exum missing the entire season. Alec Burks missed significant time, and the Jazz’ depth was a major roadblock.
Reinforced with the acquisitions of George Hill, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw, and the return of Exum and Burks, the Jazz are looking as strong as they have in years. Even with Gordon Hayward out for several weeks with an injury, Utah is expected to have a strong start to a special season.
Deseret News Jazz beat writer and ESPN 700 Jazz insider Jody Genessy said on O’Connell & Swinney that Hayward, Derrick Favors, and Rudy Gobert could be all-star candidates if they can stay relatively healthy. Last year’s weak depth has been turned into a strength, with the Jazz boasting two contributors deep at every position.
With all that said, how many games should the Jazz be expected to win this season?
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