The Utah Jazz in 2013-14
The Utah Jazz have been fighting hard this season as they progress in their rebuilding
phase. The Jazz are a young team that is rebuilding its roster with talented youngsters that could develop into big-time NBA
players. The team has high hopes for big man Derrick Favors, and they're starting to see some serious dividends from the former
Yellow Jacket. Favors looks to be a star on the rise, showcasing his amazing athletic ability and defensive instincts on a
nightly basis. The team is looking to build around Favors and Gordon Hayward, a smooth scorer that boasts an all-around game
that fans won't find in many players around the NBA. The team went out and drafted a floor general in the offseason by selecting
Michigan's Trey Burke to man point guard duties in Utah going forward. Burke led the Wolverines to a great season last year
and has been able to pick up the pro game quickly, starting at the point guard spot for Utah and helping the entire offense
player better. The team has other promising young pieces in center Enes Kanter and Alec Burks, and there is a lot to be excited
about as a Jazz fan moving forward. The team will likely land another high draft pick in a stacked 2014 NBA Draft, which should
add yet another young piece to the mix in Utah. Utah fans will need to be patient, but this roster has all the makings of
a contender down the road. When the Jazz can return to the playoffs, make sure you're there in the arena to cheer them on.
The Experience of a Utah Jazz Playoff Game
Seeing a sporting event live and in person is always the best way
to do it, and this certainly applies to playoff basketball. The National Basketball Association is the best hoops league in
the world, a league that boasts some of the top athletes in the entire world. When you're there in the stands to catch a game,
you'll get wrapped up in the exhilarating atmosphere that one can find at every NBA game throughout the postseason. When the
Utah Jazz hit the floor in the playoffs, the crowd will be ready to cheer them on with all their might, and you can be there
to be a part of it all.
Utah Jazz Trivia
How did the Utah Jazz acquire big man Derrick Favors?
answer is via trade. The Jazz landed Favors, a big-time prospect, when they traded point guard Deron Williams to the then-New
Jersey Nets in a move that shocked a lot of people. Williams had put together some fantastic seasons in Utah, but his rift
with longtime Utah head coach Jerry Sloan resulted in the legendary coach's resignation. Soon after the Jazz moved Williams,
receiving Favors as the centerpiece of a package in return. While Williams has struggled to stay healthy with the Nets and
has been unable to equal this best seasons in Utah, Favors is emerging as a potent weapon down low for the Jazz, who think
Favors has star potential and recently locked him up to a long-term deal to show their commitment to the Georgia Tech product.
Utah Jazz Postseason History
The Utah Jazz certainly have a lot of experience in the postseason, and the team
has had some truly great moments in the playoffs over the years. Jazz fans have seen many a playoff game in Utah, and they
are always looking for more. The Jazz have reached the postseason by winning their division title on eight occasions, the
last coming in 2008. The Jazz have been to the NBA Finals twice, reaching the pinnacle of pro basketball in consecutive seasons
(1997 and 1998). However, both times Utah was turned back by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Those Jazz teams were excellent
clubs, headlined by Karl Malone and John Stockton, but Jordan and company proved to be too much to deal with. The Jazz are
still seeking their first NBA Championship, and the entire organization is working hard to take steps in that direction.
Utah Jazz Fans
Fans of the Utah Jazz are some of the best fans in the National Basketball Association, and when
you attend a game at Energy Solutions Arena you'll be left with no doubt that that is the case. The Jazz have one of the most
dedicated fan bases in the country, which is no surprise when you consider that Salt Lake City does not have many pro sports
teams. The Jazz have had some great seasons in the past, and that has helped build this incredible fan base as well. Utah
fans pack the stands for every home game, and when it comes to the playoffs there is not a free seat in the arena. Make sure
to be there the next time the Jazz reach the postseason.