Vegas Over/Under: 40.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 44-38
The Bet: Hammer the more The Utah Jazz went 51-31 final season. So how in the world are they expected to win just seven fewer matches after losing their very best player?
Well, the solution is simple: They didn’t actually lose their very best player.
Gordon Hayward’s departure to the Boston Celtics stings, along with the Jazz will have a tough time replacing his versatile creation. A dynamite rookie season from Donovan Mitchell can not possibly fill the emptiness, and also the small-forward thickness chart looks a little more uninspiring with Joe Ingles and Joe Johnson leading the charge.
But Rudy Gobert remains patrolling Salt Lake City, prepared to prove to the planet he’s indisputably one of the NBA’s 20 best players.
Whereas Hayward completed Nos. 29 and 24, respectively, in ESPN.com’s RPM and NBA Math’s TPA, Gobert sat at Nos. 8 and 12 last season. He’s arguably the league’s best baseball player, and his incredible finishing ability around the rim makes him immensely precious about the offensive end.
There is also the simple fact that the Jazz’s net rating dipped by 5.7 points per 100 possessions without Hayward, but it fell by 11.3 without Gobert. After the”Stifle Tower” suited up with his now-departed teammate, Utah still posted a 5.5 net rating, per nbawowy. In the reverse situation, the internet rating stood in minus-6.9.
Utah will probably be worse this year. That much is apparent.
But they are not dropping below .500. Frankly, they shouldn’t even be particularly near this mark.
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