The Jazz will not face the Rockets in the playoffs and have locked in the 6th seed— Sarah Todd (@NBASarah) August 13, 2020
But there’s still one more game to go!
When: Thursday, August 13, 2020 • 4:30 PM MT
Where: The NBA Bubble, Disney World
TV: TNT, AT&T SportsNet
Radio: 97.5 FM | 1280 AM The Zone
What to look for
Does the tank continue?
Before the news that they would be locked into the 6th seed, Utah had already announced they’d be resting Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley.
Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert out tomorrow. Emmanuel Mudiay questionable.— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) August 12, 2020
Before last night the Jazz had incentive to lose for playoff seeding, but there’s another incentive to lose this game as well, the draft.
Short version for the Jazz draft pick:— Ken Clayton (@k_clayt) August 13, 2020
If they lose tomorrow, they get the 20th pick outright.
If they win (they no longer need to lose for playoff seeding purposes), they will be slotted somewhere between 20th & 23rd.
On top of that, the Jazz want to make sure they are as healthy as possible entering the playoffs against the Nuggets so don’t be surprised if we see a lot of Ed Davis and the young players in the second half.