Our playoff push, our competitors and seeding

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Wes Mantooth, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    I’ve posted a few times in other threads that were relatively unrelated to this topic so I thought I’d start a thread for it.

    This is to see where we stand in the conference, how our Western conference foes are doing, and each of our remaining strength of schedule.
     
  2. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    We are currently tied with the Lakers for the 8/9 spots.

    Two games behind the Clips, Rox and Spurs who sit at 5/6/7.

    Three games behind the Blazers for the 4 seed.

    Four games behind OKC for the 3 seed.

    I doubt the Nuggs or Dubs are catchable.
     
  3. Alfalfa

    Alfalfa Well-Known Member

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    http://www.tankathon.com/remaining_schedule_strength

    Second easiest schedule in the league. SA, POR, LAC, and SAC have softer than average schedule, while the rest of our competitors have above average schedule. OKC with toughest remaining schedule in the league.
     
  4. Gobzilla

    Gobzilla Well-Known Member

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    I'll check back on this thread in 4 weeks or so...thanks!
     
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  5. Alfalfa

    Alfalfa Well-Known Member

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    What we need is to AVOID the dubs in the first round. Not worry about them as a regular season competitor, since they're far superior regardless of their indifference to the regular season.
     
  6. LoPo

    LoPo Well-Known Member

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    Due to our schedule, we need to get to the 3rd or 4th seed.
     
  7. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Do we own the tiebreaker with the lakers?
    I feel like we do so we would be 8th and they would be 9th.
     
  8. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Piggybacking off of both of you, I’ve hoped all year we don’t have to face the Dubs til the WCF.

    I can’t sit here and say no one else scares me. The Thunder have fine tuned some things and improved and have two studs and the Nuggets have so many weapons that it could pose problematic to us considering our all too often offensive woes.

    But avoiding the Dubs until the WCF is really my hope.
     
  9. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Not sure. I’d think so too but on nba.com, they’re listed ahead of us.
     
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  10. kabenac

    kabenac Well-Known Member

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    With expiring trade exceptions and DL at the helm I feel our roster will be improved by playoff time.

    Who we get... I have no clue.

    I'll be happy with the 4th or 5th seed. We've shown we can steal game 1. 6th seed would be rough though if it's against OKC.
     
  11. Jack Strop

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    i don't think we have to worry about who Utah would be facing in the WC Finals. They probably won't get out of the 2nd round and may not even get past the 1st round.
     
  12. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    The trade exceptions can't be combined so they're basically useless. No one is going to give up a good player for those small amounts.

    DL at the helm? He basically shot his wad acquiring Korver. I guess he has Thabo and Udoh as expirings, but I doubt he trades Favors. Burks was the lone big contract Utah had and he's gone. Lindsey wasnt willing to give Chicago a 1st for Mirotic. I doubt he gives up a 1st this year. The value of having another stud rookie like Allen instead of a player like Niko is immeasurable.
     
  13. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Run that **** down the road to the other loser attitudes on this board.
     
  14. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    If Jack even tries to get on Stoked’s Choo Choo, I’m gonna wait til he walks between cars and push his *** off the train.
     
  15. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    Because we can't be realistic in this thread? Sorry, Pres. Trump, I didn't know only one viewpoint was allowed. Its likely the Jazz DONT get home court. Winning against OKC was amazing last season. But home teams generally win. And I dont see Utah getting past Denver or GS in the 2nd round to get to the WCF.
     
  16. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    I believe this is what the Championship Bus thread is about
     
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  17. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    EAD.
     
  18. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    See my previous message.
     
  19. kabenac

    kabenac Well-Known Member

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    Hidsight is always 20-20. It's funny how people keep referring back to Mirotic. We can easily look at every single GM in the league and pick them apart for missed potential trades. It would have been nice to have held off on trading Burks to see what we could get but we desperately needed to get some shooting.

    And look at our record before we acquired Korver VS after. Jazz had an awful 3 point % (under 30% during November before acquiring Korver). I personally like having a player who shoots a high-volume of threes at 40%.

    And the trade exceptions are useful. 3.7M for the Johnson trade has value when combined with an expiring like Thabo. That's enough to trade for a player who can help the team.
     
  20. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    If the Pels start trading everyone off, would they do Sefalosha, an exception and a 2nd or two for Randle?

    Not sure how we’d do lineups then but despite mediocre 3 point numbers, he brings some firepower we sort of sorely lack. And his contract was only for two years.
     

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