Posted by: gardner on November 26th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The NBA will be returning to us Christmas day.
Free Agency/Training Camps will begin December 9th.
And there will be a 66 game season, which equates to roughly 16.5 games a month for each team.
This is both good and bad news for the Jazz. We are young and have the ability to play such a shortened schedule, but we lack a full off-season to prepare our young guys for the season, as well as allowing for Corbin’s newish system to be implemented. This will be a great year for the Jazz in terms of growth, but I do not expect a quick return to the playoffs. Nevertheless, with the hopes of an NBA season, we receive new hope in next years draft picks.
We have prospectively two lottery picks in a very deep draft next year. Golden State’s pick (top-7 protected) and our own pick (top-14 protected or it goes to Minnesota). With the make-up of G.S. and our own team, we are looking at around picks 10 and 11 which would be perfect.
Let’s start the predicting game again.
Starting Lineup: Harris, Burks, Hayward, Millsap, Jefferson
Bench: Watson, Bell, Miles, Favors, Kanter
Potential Draft Picks: Jeremy Lamb (UConn SG) & Kendall Marshall (North Carolina PG)
What are your thoughts? Any trade speculation?
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