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The Downbeat: IT’S A ME ... RUBIO!

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Where Rudy Gobert is the Sphinx, Raul Neto is a Viking, and Ricky Rubio is Luigi.

I know we have already discussed this, BUT LOOK AT THIS DUNK BY DONOVAN MITCHELL:

This play lit the internet on fire, catching national media attention.

Even our contemporaries from the SB Nations Lakers blog “Silver Screen & Roll” had to give Donovan props:

Donovan “Spida” Mitchell showed us what he is capable of, outplaying a highly touted rookie-of-the-year candidate in Lonzo Ball. Donovan will have his rookie mistakes throughout this season, but this kid will be an exciting player to watch grow up throughout his career with the Jazz.

Just a few days ago on October 27th was the anniversary of the Jazz picking up Joe Ingles off of waivers. Starting off as a bench warmer 15th man, “Jingling Joe” has worked his way from the very end of the rotation into the starting lineup. His averages started out fairly decent, but last year became especially good in extended minutes. This season, he has had a scorching hot start, shooting a clip of 51.4% from 3.

Happy Anniversary, Joe! Jazz Nation loves you!

Today is Quin Snyder’s birthday. He has brought stability, level-headedness, and a winning culture to this team. Not only have our players developed in their time here, but our coach has as well. Quin is the type of coach that is always looking to improve, and I hope that quality will allow him to be a part of our organization for a long time to come.

One of my favorite moments to look back on is the infamous “Wake Up” rant in the 2014 season.

What are some of your favorite Quin Snyder moments?

Halloween is soon to be upon us, and we have had a sneak peak at some of the players’ costumes this year. Ricky Rubio posted on his Instagram story:

It’s always fun to see the players having a good time with one another outside of the basketball world. These are things that help team chemistry more than anything else.

We are now two weeks into the season, sitting at a record of .500, having won three games and lost three games. We are currently the 8th seed in the playoff race, tied with four other teams who have the same record. The Jazz have had impressive wins against the likes of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers, and have had equally unimpressive losses against the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Have the results of the Jazz’ first two weeks:

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  • 10%
    Raised your original Win/Loss prediction
    (19 votes)
  • 40%
    Lowered your original Win/Loss prediction
    (74 votes)
  • 49%
    Confirmed your original Win/Loss prediction
    (90 votes)
183 votes total Vote Now