2019 Prediction Contest Winner
I mean just watch Suns versus the Warriors tonight and compare their game to the Jazz. I think it's pretty clear to see how we are doing and what we are still lacking.
They played with a playoff level of speed, intensity and physicality. I think most of our guys are pretty familiar with it. They should all be able to keep up, at least with the exception of Joe. This is the type of game that made Georges Niang completely useless. It would be really cool if the Jazz had a long, athletic defender on the wing, someone who is just plain bigger and longer than Royce. Maybe Rudy Gay is going to do that for us. Otherwise, it's the Jerami Grant archetype.
Keep an eye on Trent Forrest being the Jazz's version of Gary Payton II when the playoffs role around. Tough defense with an occasional surprising offensive play.