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Dissecting the Utah Jazz’s Rollercoaster Season: What Went Wrong and What Comes Next

The Utah Jazz had an up-and-down season to say the least in 2023-24. A horrible start, followed by lineup changes and an improved run that got them into the play-in, has now given way to defeat in 12 of their last 17 games, punctuated by a 124-97 loss away to Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night. What went wrong with the Utah Jazz? The movements made in the days of the trade deadline. In the States it is said that a really important player should have arrived for whom three protagonists of the team’s good moment have sold.

The loss of Simone Fontecchio in particular has shaken the starting unit, which lacks his rebounding toughness and consistent 3-point shooting. Ochai Agbaji may not have played well before the deadline, but his minutes were worthwhile and he was able to protect positions 1-3. The Kelly Olynyk trade was a blow to the bench and team chemistry, as evidenced by the lack of cohesion from the second unit since that point.

But the crack player did not arrive, and three arrived, one of whom has already been cut, a second is inactive and will probably be sent away with a buyout and a third who has seen a total of 7 minutes in 4 games with the team. This is how a team that could have attempted the playoffs, with many important victories under its belt, is reduced to a team that can only think about tanking to give meaning to the season. Now we need to work so that Keyonte, Taylor and Brice get more important roles in the next 23 games, Clarkson doesn’t leave and is a good fit for the 2024 draft.

2024-02-28 18:16:10
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