DET vs UTA NBA 2020-21
Monday, January 11, 2021 01:30 AM
Weaver took some grief early in representation when it appeared he was trying to corner the world’s market of journeymen centers, and even more as big man Christian Wood, arguably Detroit’s best player last season, was signed and traded to Houston. When the smoke cleared, though, the roster had pieces for coach Dwane Casey to combine and match almost endlessly and a pleasant — if this matters to a team focused on rebuilding — combination of youth, experience (Griffin, Rose) and players somewhere within the middle (Grant, Plumlee). Griffin and Rose, if they stay healthy and productive, might be targeted in trades for more potential. But there already may be a good amount with top pick Killian Hayes in line for starter’s minutes, second-year man Doumboya and rookies Isaiah Stewart, Deividas Sirvydis and Saddiq Bey.
The return of a healthy Bogdanovic helps, but Utah didn’t do enough within the offseason to stay pace with all the contenders within the West. The Jazz can’t run with the Lakers, Nuggets, Clippers or any of the opposite real contenders in their division. They’ll challenge for a postseason spot. But that’s what they are doing virtually per annum . They simply don’t possess enough firepower on the roster to form a deep run within the playoffs. It’ll be interesting to ascertain how Utah handles negotiations on a replacement deal for Gobert because which will go an extended way in determining whether the Jazz are committed to putting together a future around both he and Mitchell.
DetroitPistons: W – 2, L – 7
UtahJazz: W – 8, L – 4