A lot of changes have happened to the Utah Jazz roster this year (has it really only been two weeks since Gordon Hayward made his announcement?!) and we found out that even more are coming. This time the changes come with what the team will wear. Let’s get started with the downbeat.
Nike announced it will be making changes to the NBA jerseys.
With the new Nike deal, each team is getting four primary uniforms. https://t.co/BKw3PTGCtb … pic.twitter.com/TtlCJBEq4K— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) July 18, 2017
Coinciding with the introduction of the new uniforms, the NBA is eliminating its “Home” and “Road” uniform designations. Beginning with the 2017-18 season, home teams will pick which of their uniforms will be worn at all home games and visiting teams will choose a contrasting uniform within their own assortment.
Because of this change, Nike and the NBA worked together to create four core uniforms for each team, classified as “editions,” which draw from the rich heritage of the NBA and its respective franchises.
I LOVE the fact that there will be multiple jerseys coming out and I love what Nike does with uniforms. To me, uniforms are part of the fun, and I can’t wait to see what is coming with our alternates. Personally, I am hoping for a purple throwback, but there are rumors leaking about what color our Jerseys will be, and it may not be the color you expected...
Sources tell @KSLcom that Nike is planning a gold alternate jersey for the Jazz, to be released in late 2017. https://t.co/RnoAGK4lLe— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) July 18, 2017
Gold has recently been featured more prominently with Utah’s current uniforms. I’m actually a fan of the color, I just hope the Jazz make sure we don’t look too much like the Lakers. Honestly though, the funniest thing possible would be if the Jazz wear gold on the games we play the Lakers so all the Laker fans who show up look like they’re supporting the Jazz. If trolling Utah Laker fans is what the Jazz are doing, I’m ALL for it!
We made it official with Jonas Jerebko and Thabo Sefolosha!
Welcome to the squad, @JonasJerebko & @ThaboSefolosha!! pic.twitter.com/67sj0uet1H— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) July 19, 2017
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Both Jerebko and Sefolosha will fit in perfectly with our defensive scheme of long defenders who can switch and guard multiple positions. They also seem like really great guys. Can the season start early? I’m ready to watch!
If you’re not following Jashin Mizuho on Twitter, it’s time you did. He does Utah Jazz fan art and recently released images of our new players!
ICYMI @jashin_mizuho recently made illustrations for our new players.— JazzNation (@JazzNationNews) July 16, 2017
They are straight #JazzNation #UtahJazz #TakeNote pic.twitter.com/cdalmW0u24
The creativity and passion of Jazz fans amazes me and makes rooting for the Note even more fun. Great work, Jashin!
Summer league is over and the doldrums of some empty basketball months are upon us. But what will carry us through is a lot of overhyping of players. The guys at KSL got me pumped with this video looking back at Donovan Mitchell’s impressive performance at summer league.
This @spidadmitchell highlight video from #NBA Summer League is Great work by @matthewLksl #utahjazz #takenote pic.twitter.com/brLC4Wrr5U— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) July 16, 2017
You can bet that we are going to be talking about Donovan Mitchell a lot leading up to the season and I’m going to be accepting any and all hot takes about him. Isn’t that what summer is for?
Unsurprisingly, the NBA didn’t take enough notice of Donovan’s performance when they released the all summer league teams.
Congrats to the 2017 @MGMResortsIntl #NBASummer First Team! @ZO2_ @jcollins20_ @j_josh11 @Dennis1SmithJr @calebswanigan50 pic.twitter.com/wPe9QZr3aG— NBA Summer League (@NBASummerLeague) July 18, 2017
3 Jayhawks make the list. Not much of a gap between 1st & 2nd team. Most could be interchanged based on summer stats #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/CnfsTQ1xxR— LC McNiel (@Lando_mcniel) July 18, 2017
Honestly, it’s hard to make the all Las Vegas summer league teams when you sit all but two games. But did the voters forget what Mitchell did? Is there some sort of memo that goes out that they have to only watch and think about Lonzo Ball? I don’t know.
Donovan Mitchell was an absolutely dominant force. Somehow, Donovan averaged the most points and steals per game, of the entire Las Vegas summer league, and didn’t make the team. When you average 6 steals per game, you probably deserve a spot. But, hey, that’s just me.
The biggest disappointment for me was that we didn’t get a chance to see Donovan guard Lonzo, that would have been a blast. Something tells me if Donovan had gotten that chance, Lonzo doesn’t win summer league MVP.