Twice the Utah Jazz were this close to tasting their first title in franchise history, and twice they were turned back by one of the GOATs. They’ve been trying to build back to that level ever since, and may be closer now than they ever have been.
I saw an interesting tweet this week that I thought might be a good discussion point here on the Dunk.
One of my biggest pet peeves is the idea that every team who can’t compete for a title needs to rebuild. For small-market franchises, there’s a ton of value in being a perennial playoff team. Tearing down a team like that just because a title isn’t within reach can alienate fans.— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) September 5, 2018
Click on that tweet and read through the whole thread if you’d like. My question to you is this:
What would you be willing to give up to bring a title to the Jazz?
How many losing seasons would you be willing to endure if it meant winning 1 championship?
The Jazz have become a popular team to write about after last year’s Comeback and Donovan Mitchell’s rise. So much so that Big Sean has been sporting a “no name” Jazz jersey!
I’m going to be completely honest. I have no idea who Big Sean is. But he has over 14 million followers and is wearing a Jazz jersey so that’s pretty awesome. This bandwagon is really starting to fill up around here!
We’ve got some good fan posts coming at you this week.
First off, sign up for the SLC Dunk fantasy basketball league! cchappell18 was so kind as to set it up, and as of last night there were still 13 spots open! Here’s the link to signup for the league:
lilbax brings some good content for all of you:
It’s been some time since I have posted. I put together a video to go over what the Jazz need to do internally to be able to compete with the Warriors. Also, I go over Donovan’s new commercial that he filmed and a few other tid bits. I will leave the youtube link below in case I mess up attaching the video. Thanks for all the support and GO JAZZ!!!
ukraineisnotweak reminds or informs all of us that one of Jerry Sloan’s original nicknames was “Spider”. That just feels right doesn’t it?
And Theo Kamis looks at Rodney Hood’s free agency and what that might mean for Alec Burks
I don’t know what’s going to happen to Burks this season, or how well his backcourt competition will play. But, if Burks doesn’t improve his defense, he may wind up in no better position than Rodney Hood next free agency.
Tony Jones had a simple one-word tweet that I think was pretty meaningful this week.
Someone asked him who has been in Utah working out, and his response was “Everyone”. Now looking at Twitter it looks like Donovan Mitchell may have gone back to spend some time in Louisville, but I’m sure he’ll be back soon.
Knowing that our guys are all together working on their game brings joy to my basketball-less soul in the end of summer.
The news that Luol Deng is signing with the Minnesota Timberbulls was not even remotely surprising. While that isn’t Jazz-related news, it got me wondering: how good would a roster of previous Jazz players still in the NBA be? Here’s a sample of the available players:
- Rodney Hood
- Jonas Jerebko
- Gordyn Homewad
- Trey Lyles
- Enes Kanter
- Shelvin Mack
- George Hill
- Trevor Booker
- Trey Burke
- Marvin Williams
- DeMarre Carrol
What’s the best team you can come up with?