Early Predictions for the 2018/19 Season

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Catchall, Jul 12, 2018.

How many games do you think the Jazz will win?

  1. 60+

    6 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. 55 - 59

    26 vote(s)
    32.1%
  3. 50 - 54

    47 vote(s)
    58.0%
  4. 45 - 49

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  5. 40 - 44

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  1. Douchebag K

    Douchebag K Well-Known Member

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    Let it go
     

  2. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    I voted the 55-59 option. I do know crazy things can happen, so I'm 50/50 on that one and the 50-54.
    It's very realistic to think some sort of injury or life event or confluence of them will result in less games won.
    I hope not, but that's life.
     
  3. Lord Bullingdon

    Lord Bullingdon Well-Known Member

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    50
     
  4. rare144

    rare144 Well-Known Member

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    Man I forgot about Thabo

    We are deep if he's back to form
     
  5. rare144

    rare144 Well-Known Member

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    Burks avgs 2.5 minutes per game
     
  6. rare144

    rare144 Well-Known Member

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    It's revealed Lonzo tore his knee up doing that retarded dance
     
  7. idestroyedthetoilet

    idestroyedthetoilet Well-Known Member

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    I'm stuck on this one. 1 key injury changes everything, and Utah seems injury prone. I also can't tell if this is a better team than Haywood's all star season. Hard to think that at first, but:

    Hayward 40% on 5.1 per
    Hill 40% on 4.8
    Hood 37% on 5.2
    Ingles 44% on 3.4
    JJ 41% on 3.3

    This team is deeper but they will need to make up for the missing volume behind the arc, especially with Jerebko gone. Mitchell should improve (34% on 7.0 attempts). Niang & Allen? Exum and Favors? Can Crowder fix his shot selection problem and hit the shots when teams slack off (31.6% on a whopping 5.6 per game)? Thabo more looks? Rubio get consistent?

    Too many what ifs for the team to likely fire on all cylinders, unless someone like Ricky steps up hard.

    I'm going with 51 wins. My range is 47-56.
     
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  8. Archie Moses

    Archie Moses Well-Known Member

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    Please do not say the r word on here.

    Thank you.

    @LifeOnaPlate
     
  9. rare144

    rare144 Well-Known Member

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    Man**, I just took you off my ignore list

    ** "man" may entail woman/human/thing/sovereign/animal/no one
     
  10. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    The Jazz are deep enough to cover for injuries in general. However, were we to lose Donovan or Rudy for an extended period of time, it would cost us wins. The Jazz have fared surprisingly well with Rubio and other guys out of the line-up.
     
  11. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    It's tough to argue against it as there are so many question marks.
    Is Ricky who he is, or will he be mainly 2nd half Ricky. How much will DM improve from 3? can Niang and/or Allen shoot in the NBA? Will Favors be able to hit 3's? What will the other supporting players 3pt% be? Will their defense be as good as last year? Will that be enough to keep them in games even if their 3pt% is not as good as hoped. Will Ingles be able to keep a good rate from 3?

    I'm thinking positively on the majority of those. I know some won't be the answer we want, but I think the big ones that make a difference will be positive. I'm liking the vibe of this team, and their work.
     
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  12. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    Donovan Mitchell will host a BBQ.
     
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  13. Ironankle

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    53 wins for the jazz.
    Spida 26.3pts 4.7rb 5.3as 2.1st
    Rudy 18.7pts 12.4rb 1.9 as 3.1bk
    Ricky 14.5pts 4.8rb 6.8as 2.4st
    Joe 10.7pts 5.5rb 5.3as 0.9st
    Derrick 12.6pts 7.8rb 1.2as 1.5bk
    Allen 9.6pts 3.5rb 4.1as 1.7st
    Dante 11.8pts 3.8rb 3.9as 1.1st


    Sent from my SM-A520F using JazzFanz mobile app
     
  14. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Anyone feel like they've got a handle on where the Spurs should finish in the WC? If things go well, they could be a bit better than last year.

    Pau Gasol / Jakob Poeltl / Joffrey Lauvergne
    Lamarcus Aldrige / Davis Bertans
    Rudy Gay / Marco Belinelli
    Demar DeRozan / Lonnie Walker
    Dejounte Murray / Patty Mills / Derrick White
     
  15. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    What are the odds DM can average 30ppg?
     
  16. silesian

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    It's actually not unreasonable to think that complacency will be a factor in the regular season, leading to quite a few losses. Kerr said that this was a factor this year, and if they have the first seed in the bag, they have little incentive to increase their lead.

    Then there is the mid-year insertion of Boogie, who has been known to put up stats and drive losses.

    So yeah, better than 50/50 chance they win fewer games.
     
  17. kabenac

    kabenac Well-Known Member

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    I see us winning around 54 games. That number goes up if we make a trade mid-season which is likely (bye, Alec!).
     
  18. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I think we will be right around 50 wins.

    The West is going to beat themselves up a lot. I think we will be the 3rd seed. But I could see 2nd or 4th seed as well.

    Its easier to predict what seed we will be than wins and its also more important. The West will be brutal again this year and it will bring down everyone's win totals.

    Portland was the 3rd seed with 49 wins last year.

    The biggest thing that will be important is that we will have less injuries and more rested for the playoffs because we wont be fighting desperately to get into the playoffs like we have the last 3 years. We are more built for the playoffs and just need to be healthy for them. We can beat anyone in a 7 games series right now if healthy except GS.
     
  19. bigmike

    bigmike Well-Known Member

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    57 wins.

    2 All-NBA nods.

    1 DPOY for Rudy.

    1 MVP for the DON.

    2 8-balls a night for Quin.
     
  20. Jingled

    Jingled Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    You really think Allen's gonna get enough minutes to put up these kind of numbers? I really like him and I think he has the ability to come in and contribute right away, but we have so much depth that I'm not even sure he's gonna be part of the rotation if everyone's healthy.
     

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