Utah Jazz

Lester Mondragon - May 18, 2022

Professional basketball players in the NBA come and go. Phenomenal hoopsters seldom present themselves in the limelight with the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James to name a few. Then comes the latest of them all, the unguardable Luka Doncic. The Unguardable Luka Doncic Doncic landed his first […]

Donovan Mitchell may be moving on from Utah Jazz
Wyatt Carlson - Apr 29, 2022

After such a disappointing season, the Utah Jazz look to recover for lost time. Expectations for this team had them at least making the conference finals. This is the second year in a row that they’ve experienced a playoffs meltdown. With Gobert being played off the floor in back-to-back years and a weak performance or […]

Dylan Guest - Apr 29, 2022

The Dallas Mavericks ousted the Utah Jazz in six games (as predicted in our series preview) Thursday night with a 98-96 victory. It was an interesting series throughout. Mavericks star Luka Doncic missed three games, but his team stepped up. Utah remained healthy throughout the series but struggled mightily even though they owned the boards for the […]

Ariel Plevan - Apr 21, 2022

 The worst part about the NBA playoffs is the realization that there will always be eight first-round exits. This often sets up scenarios in which two teams who are expected to make it deep in the playoffs have to leave early. There are many instances of this in the playoffs this year. A prime example […]

Dylan Guest - Apr 13, 2022

The Dallas Mavericks will be looking for their first playoff series win in the Luka Doncic era, while the Utah Jazz will be looking to avoid more playoff letdowns. Outlooks for this series have shifted over the past couple of days, however, due to Doncic’s calf strain injury. Regardless of who’s available and what happens, this series […]

Jason Grad - Mar 27, 2022

The Utah Jazz are the next team up in our series of NBA Contenders or Pretenders.  Utah is currently tied with Dallas for fourth place in the western conference prior to a pivotal Sunday night game for both teams in question. Are the Utah Jazz Contenders or Pretenders in 2022? What is a contender? Let’s […]

Dylan Guest - Jan 26, 2022

The Utah Jazz tend to have a problem. They play exceedingly strong basketball on both ends of the floor. They then typically finish with one of the best regular-season records in the league. Then, of course, come playoff time, they disappoint. Their roster remains pretty similar to years past, so it’s time to look at […]

NBA Hot and Not
Luke Anton - Jan 15, 2022

The wintry dog days of the 2021-22 NBA regular season have arrived. We are officially halfway through the season with every team reaching the 41-game mark, save for the Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls. The All-Star Game is near (Feb. 20th) and more and more blowouts are occurring on a nightly basis. Halfway […]

Mac Smith - Oct 20, 2021

This is the second half of my October 20 NBA predictions. The early games can be found here. The interesting late games include 76ers vs Pelicans, Kings vs Trail Blazers, and the ESPN game of Nuggets vs Suns. Both the Nuggets and the Suns are championship contenders, so it should be a good early season […]

Lawrence George - Sep 15, 2021

Over the past decade, the Northwest Division has been known as the most competitive division in the NBA. This season is set to be no different with the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trailblazers, and Utah Jazz all set to compete against each other to assume the divisional crown. NBA 2021-22 Win/Loss […]

Danush Sivarajan - Aug 2, 2021

Talented point guard Mike Conley formally re-signed with the Utah Jazz on Monday. The two sides agreed to a 3-year contract worth $72.5 million, or around $24 million per season. This contract ties him down through the 2023-24 regular season. Mike Conley will be 37 by the time his contract ends. Mike Conley Stays with […]

NBA Champion
Last Word Staff - Jun 16, 2021

There will be a new NBA Champion this season, no matter which team hoists the Larry O’Brien trophy at season’s end. With NBA Finals usual suspects LeBron James and Stephen Curry out of the picture, the race to the top of the NBA is wide open. Between the teams remaining in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, […]

And now we are down to four. The Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz will square up in a battle of the bigs matchup after an exciting first-round series for both teams. After dropping Game 1 to the young and promising Memphis Grizzlies, the Jazz bounced back to win four straight despite Donavan Mitchell’s slow […]

The Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies match up was a lot more competitive than the final scores would indicate.  Game five was the only true wire-to-wire victory for the NBA’s number one overall seed. This series had everything you could ask for from a one-eight matchup; drama, historic performances, and comebacks! Utah Jazz vs Memphis […]

The Utah Jazz vs the Memphis Grizzlies is our first-round matchup after some exciting play-in action. This may not be what everyone expected but hey it’s what we got. This will definitely be an old-school matchup with the likes of lumbering centers Jonas Valanciunas and potential DPOY Rudy Gobert facing off. Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies […]

Dylan Guest - May 11, 2021

It’s here, the last week of the regular season. There’s still a lot up for grabs in terms of homecourt advantage, seeding, and avoiding and making the play-in tournament. Let’s take a look at the current top 10 teams in the NBA power rankings a week before the play-in tournament tips-off. NBA Power Rankings: Top […]

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Dylan Guest - May 18, 2022

It’s safe to say that things aren’t going well in Phoenix after the Suns collapsed against the Dallas Mavericks in game seven of the Western Conference semi-finals. Phoenix enjoyed a phenomenal regular season but is now out of the running in an embarrassing fashion. Star center Deandre Ayton is an impending free agent, and landing […]

Michael Love - May 18, 2022

After a pair of grueling second-round series, the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks are set to square off in the Western Conference Finals. The series starts in San Francisco since the Warriors clinched home-court advantage with a superior regular-season record. However, Dallas beat Golden State in three of their four matchups despite being the […]

The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are set to square off in the Eastern Conference Finals. This rematch of the 2019-20 ECF features two of the most influential franchises in the history of the NBA. These two teams match up well on paper and this series has the potential to be a memorable one. Eastern […]

The Boston Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Bucks to punch their ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals. This win gives the Celtics their 37th conference finals appearance. Milwaukee’s loss means that the NBA will be crowning a new champion this season.  How the Boston Celtics Beat the Milwaukee Bucks A Tale of Two Halfs The first […]

Wyatt Carlson - May 18, 2022

The NBA recently announced the introduction of a new set of trophies. These trophies are the Larry Bird Trophy which represents the Eastern Conference Finals MVP, and the Magic Johnson Trophy which represents the Western Conference Finals MVP. With both conference finals set, here are the favorites to be named the MVPs. Conference Finals MVP […]

Michael Love - May 18, 2022

The series that started with back-to-back ejections ends with the Grizzlies being ejected from the playoffs. The Golden State Warriors beat Memphis 110-96 in Game 6 and sealed their series victory. Injuries and suspensions overshadowed the on-court results of the first three games. Golden State overcame Draymond Green’s ejection as the Warriors beat Memphis in […]

Dylan Guest - May 18, 2022

In a tense seven-game series, the fourth-seed Dallas Mavericks ousted the first-seed Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference semi-finals. It was tense until game seven, at least, where the Mavericks showed clear dominance. Luka Doncic was firing on all cylinders and received plenty of help from vital teammates such as Jalen Brunson. Dallas advances to the Western Conference […]

Rudy Gobert potential offseason move for LA Clippers
Jon Lee - May 18, 2022

It’s May and Clippers basketball is a long way away. The long wait feels eternal as teams remaining in the playoffs battle for the title. Meanwhile, Clipper fans are forced to root for teams they despised just a season ago. But with no basketball in LA, the churns of trade machines and machinations of jersey […]