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NBA Preseason: Phoenix Suns @ Utah Jazz Game Thread

Phoenix Suns (1-2) @ Utah JazzVivint Smart Home Arena * Salt Lake City, Utah7:00 PM MT * ROOT Sports / NBA TV * 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

It's Game 4 of 6 of the 2016-2017 NBA Preseason. Tonight? It's the Utah Jazz (2-1) 's first home game of the season. New uniforms. New logos. Some new players. Promotions for coaches and scouts. And . . .tonight . . . a new home court! I'm excited. I mean it! This is going to be awesome! So many new things, but same old opponents -- the Phoenix Suns (1-2) will be the first team to get booed in the new Aunt Viv. (I don't know if they're actually going to get booed though. We'll see.)

There was a lot written today, so let's get to it: Game Preview (A.Cheng) | Five Things to Watch (DWest) | Suns and Jazz rebuilds (hansenjames) | Bright Side Of The Sun

And the #PHXatUTA Triad:

This will be the first game at home for this new Jazz team, but they are going to be without four of their top 10 players. The Suns are also going to be resting some of their guys as well.

     2016 2017 Preseason Game 04 PHXatUTA Rosters

For Phoenix, Tyson Chandler is out for rest, P.J. Tucker has an actual injury, recovering from low back microdiscectomy, and John Jenkins is doubtful for tonight with an abdominal strain. For Utah things are slightly worse. As the Jazz PR put it:

Phoenix has made a number of cuts already to their training camp roster, and the only real thing seems to be between rookie Tyler Ulis and injured John Jenkins, who is on a non-guaranteed deal right now. Utah is still rolling with 20, and, well, five need to go.

Anyway . . .

Projected Starters:

  • George Hill vs. Eric Bledsoe
  • Dante Exum vs. Devin Booker
  • Joe Johnson vs. Jared Dudley
  • Boris Diaw vs. T.J. Warren
  • Rudy Gobert vs. Alex Len

Key Bench:

  • Shelvin Mack vs. Brandon Knight
  • Raul Neto vs. Archie Goodwin
  • Chris Johnson vs. Leandro Barbosa
  • Joe Ingles vs. Dude? I don't know. Derrick Jones Jr. ?
  • Trey Lyles vs. Dragan Bender
  • Jeff Withey vs. Marquese Chriss

Enjoy the game, ladies and gentlemen!



Who's going to win?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Jazz by +11
    (18 votes)
  • 18%
    Jazz by 6 to 10
    (9 votes)
  • 12%
    Jazz by 1 to 5
    (6 votes)
  • 20%
    Suns by 1 to 5
    (10 votes)
  • 2%
    Suns by 6 to 10
    (1 vote)
  • 8%
    Suns by +11
    (4 votes)
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