2013 Result: 43-39, missed playoffs
A narrow playoff miss had fans again whining about disparity in conferences as they easily would have made it to the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. As has been typical for the Jazz in recent years, they fielded a lineup extremely strong in bigs but weak elsewhere. Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, and Gordon Hayward were the leading scorers in Ty Corbin’s unselfish system. Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, high draft picks in recent years, have been waiting in the wings, giving the Jazz a surplus of bigs. But the front office is trying to balance the roster, letting Millsap sign with the Hawks and trading Jefferson to Denver. And with Michigan point guard Trey Burke coming in through a draft day trade with the Timberwolves, Utah is rebuilding yet have the talent to remain competitive. Veteran Richard Jefferson was acquired in the Al Jefferson trade. Underrated Mo Williams should tutor Burke at point guard until he’s ready to start on his own; Burke has plenty of critics to silence including those who question his size. Williams has made a nice career without much size. Brandon Rush was acquired at shooting guard, but apparently Hayward is still going to be a 2-guard as well. Nothing wrong with big men who can shoot.
The Utah Jazz are based in based in Salt Lake City, Utah and play basketball in the Northwest Division and Western Conference of the NBA. The Jazz were founded in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz but moved to Utah just five seasons later. They are currently the only major professional sports team based in the state of Utah. The Jazz made their first playoff appearance in 1984 and they would not miss a postseason again until 2004. During the late 80s and 90s, John Stockton and Karl Malone helped keep the Jazz a dominant team. They won two conferences titles in 1997 and 1998 but have yet to claim a NBA title. With a new young core about to be unleashed, now is the perfect time to get your tickets to the Utah Jazz 2013-14 NBA season. Get your tickets today!