2013/2014 Utah Jazz Season Preview

2011/2012 Regular Season W/L Record: 36-30
2012/2013 Regular Season W/L Record: 43-39

Additions: Trey Burke, Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush, John Lucas III, Rudy Gobert, Jerel McNeal, Ian Clark

Subtractions: Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson, Mo Williams, Randy Foye, Jamaal Tinsley, Kevin Murphy, Earl Watson, DeMarre Carroll


If things go well...

The rookies jell and Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter each take additional steps forward, and the Jazz win a fair amount of their games against the Eastern Conference while holding their own in the West. Of course, any scenario that the Jazz actually manage 24-27 wins could be seen as a bad thing, given their apparent (and correct) desire to tank the season.

If things go poorly...

This could actually be the best thing for the Jazz, but if Trey Burke struggles to run an NBA offense as rookie point guards often do, Utah only has the aging Jamaal Tinsley and John Lucas as other options. Alec Burks has shown very little in his young career, and the front court depth is mostly raw. This team has quite a range of possible outcomes, and the Jazz could legitimately only manage 15-18 wins.

PSD Predicted 2013/2014 W/L Record: 18-64