The Utah Jazz are just getting started into the 2017-18 season, and they have high expectations.
With many fans having mixed emotions about this season, it will be interesting to see if the Jazz can put up a solid season.
The Jazz lost their star player, Gordon Hayward, in free agency, but at the same time, they acquired a standout rookie in Donovan Mitchell, who had an electrifying dunk over Lonzo Ball in the win over the Lakers on Oct. 28th, showing why the Jazz made the move to pick him up on draft night.
So far the Jazz have had their ups and downs, playing their way to a 4-3 record this far into the season and then ranking 7th in the Western Conference. They have wins over the Lakers, Nuggets, Thunder and Mavericks.
Another new face in Salt Lake is Ricky Rubio,who is leading team in assists right now. The point guard came over from the Timberwolves and is already helping the Jazz on both sides of the court.
There are some returning players who are helping out in a big way too. The fan favorite Rudy Gobert is still showing his spectacular rim protection on the defensive end, while also showing some great improvements with his scoring. Another returning player with a bigger role than last year is Rodney Hood.
The team has a good mix of veteran leadership with players like Joe Johnson, Jonas Jerebko and Thabo Sefalosha, while keeping young talent with Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Rodney Hood in the mix as well.
The Jazz hope to make another run to postseason basketball, and they hope to have their fan base behind them.