Posted by: Matt Webb on January 24th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
First Blog post so go easy on me people.
The theme is simple, the Jazz being too good to miss the playoffs (whilst also missing the chance at a star via lottery) but not being good enough to win a championship. It seems this has been the case for the past 5 years.
Is this our Jazz? At the beginning of the season I would have answered no, that isn’t the case and our team hasn’t even sniffed their ceiling. Nevertheless after a good half season long looking over it prompts me to ask, “Are the pieces of a championship on our team?”. Now we have Dwill, AL, Sap, CJ, and (in the future) Hayward. Not to discount the other players quality or meaning to our team but those 4 are the big time players, ones that will make the difference in the long run. This is our core.
The question is, will these 5 surrounded with 4-5 quality role players win a championship?
I’m not saying yes or no because I don’t know the answer yet.
I also think as fans we shouldn’t accept it if the answer is indeed no, a successful NBA franchise shouldn’t be gaged upon it’s profitability but its capabilities on the court.
Are we stuck in “neutral” Jazz nation? What are your thoughts?
P.S. I don’t mention coaching because it should be obvious we have a championship quality coach.
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