The Utah Jazz have taken the league by storm and currently have an impressive 26-6 record in a stacked Western Conference. Leading the way is none other than Donovan Mitchell, who is averaging 24.1 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game. His supporting cast around him is what’s helped this team succeed. Rudy Gobert has continued to be a dominant force, while Mike Conley provides excellent play at the point guard position.
The Jazz are so good, they’ve caught the attention of Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
“They’re trying to win a championship right now, and I think they’re capable of doing so,” Kerr said. “They’re where we were three, four years ago.”
An impressive statement all Jazz fans should be excited about. Furthermore, It’s not like the squad is loaded with superstar talent. In comparison with the Los Angeles Lakers, or Clippers, or even the Philadelphia 76ers, the Jazz are more closely related to another former championship-winning team.
“You kind of go back to the old Detroit team that won it,” a longtime Western Conference exec said, referring to the 2003-04 Pistons, whose lone All-Star that season was Ben Wallace, a defensively dominant big man, and Detroit’s sixth-leading scorer. “They just had a lot of really good players.”
This comparison seems to make the most sense, as this Utah team is relatively similar to the 2003-04 version of the Detroit Pistons. Especially with how the NBA Finals are won with superstars, it’s still rather impressive how good this Utah team really is. This is just a great unit that plays solid team basketball. It’s something we don’t see too often in this day and age.
“I thought Utah needed another star, but I’ve changed on that.”